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Patrick M.

Centreville, VA

$50/hr

Experienced English Tutor specializing in Test Prep and Editing

Background check passed as of 11/6/13
Usually responds in about 7 hours

Experienced English Tutor specializing in Test Prep and Editing

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Hello,

My name is Patrick, and I would like to help you in your studies. I have the skills and experience to help you in your test preparation, English studies or editing or proofreading. There are several reasons that I believe I can help you or your child, spouse or friends. Firstly, I have gained good study skills myself by attaining a Bachelor's degree in Linguistics and a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. These degrees have improved my own editing and reading skills, and I have gained experience that will allow me to help you in your academic writing and proofreading. Additionally, I have helped friends in editing and proofreading their books that they published, so if you are seeking an editor or proofreader, I can help you.

Additionally, I have taught English to foreign speakers for over 7 years, mainly in Korea. My emphasis of teaching has been ESOL, grammar, speaking, listening and writing. I have taught children and adults, from beginner to advanced level. I know how important it is to improve in English and to make yourself understood. I would like to work with you to help you gain the confidence in your ability to get yourself understood. Additionally, I have taught TESOL for the past four years, and can also help you to improve your public speaking, especially in preparation for an important speech. If you are looking for a tutor who can help you in any of these areas, please contact me and I will dedicate myself to your improvement. Thank you for reading my profile.

Testimonials

"Great tutor"

- Kamal, Ashburn, VA on 12/8/13

"Great Tutor"

- Shauna, Fairfax, VA on 3/27/14

"Great Tutor"

- Sabita, Ashburn, VA on 3/25/14

"Great tutor"

- Amina, Chantilly, VA on 3/3/14

"He is very patient with my son"

- LAN, Chantilly, VA on 12/18/13

"Great for English lesson as a second language"

- Dooyoung, Herndon, VA on 12/16/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Zoya, Herndon, VA on 12/8/13
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Korean,
TOEFL
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I have taught English for 7 years to foreign students. I have created online tests and have taught TOEFL tests. Currently, I am teaching TOEFL reading and writing, in addition to listening and speaking.

ACT Reading

I studied reading as part of my bachelor's and master's degrees. I am currently teaching TOEFL reading. Previously, I have 7 years experience teaching English to foreign students.

American History

I have studied history my whole life and continue to have an active interest in the subject. I took some history classes in University, but my main study has been personal. I listen to a couple of history podcasts and listen to history topics from various world periods, ancient to modern. I would like to help make history interesting for you.

Elementary Science

I studied for the California teacher's exam in Elementary education, and had to study Elementary science at that time. I have continued to maintain an interest in science since then. I have helped my niece to study science, helping her to understand the questions and challenging her to uncover the answers by herself.

English

I have a bachelor's degree in Linguistics with a TESOL emphasis and a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. I have taught English overseas for 7 years. Additionally, I have made TOEIC tests for an online company. I have tutored foreign students in English and strive to help them to pass their tests and focus on their problem areas to overcome their difficulties.

ESL/ESOL

I have a bachelor's degree in Linguistics with a TESOL emphasis and a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. I have taught English overseas for 7 years. Additionally, I have made TOEIC tests for an online company. I have tutored foreign students in English and strive to help them to pass their tests and focus on their problem areas to overcome their difficulties.

European History

I have studied history my whole life and continue to have an active interest in the subject. I took some history classes in University, but my main study has been personal. I listen to a couple of history podcasts and listen to history topics from various world periods, ancient to modern. I would like to help make history interesting for you.

Grammar

I have a bachelor's degree in Linguistics with a TESOL emphasis and a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. I have taught English overseas for 7 years. Additionally, I have made TOEIC tests for an online company. I have tutored foreign students in English and strive to help them to pass their tests and focus on their problem areas to overcome their difficulties.

Korean

I lived in Korea for 7 years. I studied Korean at Sukmyung University and continue to study Korean by watching Korean dramas and TV shows. I could help a new learner to read, write, and speak Korean as well as to identify the phonemes that vary from English phonemes.

Macintosh

I have owned a Macintosh Computer for 8 years now. I have tutored several friends who switched from Windows computers. I have helped them to easily navigate in OS X and aided them in making the transition to using Mac shortcuts.

I am confident I could assist people who wish to become familiar with the Macintosh system.

Microsoft Windows

I have used Windows computers for over 10 years. I have experience using XP and Windows 7, and have learned many tricks to help me to speed up my daily life. I have tutored friends and family about using Windows and would like to share my experience and skills with others.

Phonics

I have taught children phonics in a private institute for two years. Additionally, I received training and gained a TESOL certificate in Elementary Education. I have also taught a TESOL for children program to teachers who wish to teach children.

Proofreading

I have a bachelor's degree in Linguistics with a TESOL emphasis and a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. I have taught English overseas for 7 years. In the 2 1/2 years that I worked on my Master's degree, I gained much experience in academic writing. Additionally, I have helped a friend to edit two of his book that he published.

Public Speaking

I took public speaking I and II in university. For the past four years, I taught teachers to become better public speakers. We utilized video tapes and self assessments to help them become better speakers.

Reading

I have taught reading as part of a TESOL program I led for 4 years. Additionally, I taught TOEIC reading skills. Lastly, I am currently teaching TOEFL reading to adults.

SAT Reading

I have taught TOEIC reading to younger students in Korea. Furthermore, I taught reading as part of a TESOL program that graduated over 500 students. Lastly, I am currently teaching TOEFL reading to adults wishing to enter university.

SAT Writing

I studied writing as part of my bachelor's and master's degrees. Additionally, I have created writing sections for TOEIC tests. Lastly, I am currently teaching TOEFL writing to adults.

Spelling

I have helped my younger brothers and sisters as well as my niece and nephew to improve their spelling. I have tutored younger students to learn memory tricks for spelling. Lastly, I have 7 years experience teaching English and a passion for learning and teaching English.

TOEFL

Before, I have taught TOEFL to students in South Korea. Additionally, I have made TOEIC tests for an online company. Currently, I am teaching TOEFL reading and writing for a university in Virginia.

Vocabulary

I have a bachelor's degree in Linguistics with a TESOL emphasis and a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. I have taught English overseas for 7 years. Additionally, I have made TOEIC tests for an online company. I have tutored foreign students in English and strive to help them to pass their tests and focus on their problem areas to overcome their difficulties.

World History

I have studied history my whole life and continue to have an active interest in the subject. I took some history classes in University, but my main study has been personal. I listen to a couple of history podcasts and listen to history topics from various world periods, ancient to modern. I would like to help make history interesting for you.

Writing

I have gained much experience in writing by working on my writing and focusing on the feedback given to me by my tutors. Additionally, I have taught TOEIC writing and have created tests for an online company. Currently, I am teaching TOEFL writing skills.

University of Utah
Linguistics
University of Leicester
Master's

Education

University of Utah (Linguistics)

University of Leicester (Master's)

Great tutor — Patrick is the best tutor for my son. He explains concepts clearly and helps him accomplish his homework. His excellent teaching skills helped my son progress higher. We highly recommend him! ...

— Kamal, Ashburn, VA on 12/8/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Patrick will travel within 15 miles of Centreville, VA 20120.


About Patrick

Hello,

My name is Patrick, and I would like to help you in your studies. I have the skills and experience to help you in your test preparation, English studies or editing or proofreading. There are several reasons that I believe I can help you or your child, spouse or friends. Firstly, I have gained good study skills myself by attaining a Bachelor's degree in Linguistics and a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. These degrees have improved my own editing and reading skills, and I have gained experience that will allow me to help you in your academic writing and proofreading. Additionally, I have helped friends in editing and proofreading their books that they published, so if you are seeking an editor or proofreader, I can help you.

Additionally, I have taught English to foreign speakers for over 7 years, mainly in Korea. My emphasis of teaching has been ESOL, grammar, speaking, listening and writing. I have taught children and adults, from beginner to advanced level. I know how important it is to improve in English and to make yourself understood. I would like to work with you to help you gain the confidence in your ability to get yourself understood. Additionally, I have taught TESOL for the past four years, and can also help you to improve your public speaking, especially in preparation for an important speech. If you are looking for a tutor who can help you in any of these areas, please contact me and I will dedicate myself to your improvement. Thank you for reading my profile.

Testimonials

"Great tutor"

- Kamal, Ashburn, VA on 12/8/13

"Great Tutor"

- Shauna, Fairfax, VA on 3/27/14

"Great Tutor"

- Sabita, Ashburn, VA on 3/25/14

"Great tutor"

- Amina, Chantilly, VA on 3/3/14

"He is very patient with my son"

- LAN, Chantilly, VA on 12/18/13

"Great for English lesson as a second language"

- Dooyoung, Herndon, VA on 12/16/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Zoya, Herndon, VA on 12/8/13
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Education

University of Utah
Linguistics
University of Leicester
Master's

Education

University of Utah (Linguistics)

University of Leicester (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Centreville, VA 20120

Patrick’s Subjects

Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Korean,
TOEFL
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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