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Lee P.

Lynnwood, WA

$35/hr

Reading, writing, ESL, the education booster

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Reading, writing, ESL, the education booster

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I enjoy reading and writing a great deal. It is an art form that can have practical applications in just about every type of work and opportunity. How does a person project their creative or technical talents through words? Within proper grammar and sentence structure is the heart and soul of idea, and vision. Often the first step is to discover the works of others through thoughtful reading.
I have been a writing tutor through my ESL job teaching in China for a year. The needs here were basic sentence structure and grammar. This is key to finding an international based job or education opportunity. But it is also important domestically. Learning to write can open up doors that were closed before, even to those who can speak well.
But so do all other forms of education at any age. I have a great deal of patience and a thoughtful approach to learning within all of my subject areas.

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Photography
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Speech
History:
American History, Anthropology,
Archaeology,
Classics, Criminal Justice, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Social Studies, World History
Music:
Music History
Art:
Film, Photography, Theatre
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Career Development, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Career Development, College Counseling, GED
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball, Softball
Corporate Training:
Career Development, College Counseling, Criminal Justice, ESL/ESOL,
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, 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.

Anthropology

I have a BS degree in Anthropology, with a heavy focus on Pacific, Asian, and Native American cultures.

Anthropology in a basic sense is the study of culture. It is the science of discovering and documenting interactions of human species throughout living history. We study ancestry, and the unique characteristics and specific practices of a culture. Modern Anthropology immerses the scientist into the culture in order to obtain a first hand understanding. This allows us to claim accuracy. It differs from the past studies where a form of 'armchair' observation was done. This was basically sitting and observing, without involvement and often from a distance.

Archaeology

I was a participant at an 19th century farmhouse dig in Jacksonville, OR. This included digs in meter squares, using .5 inch layers, cataloging, and reconstruction of pottery remains.

Archaeology is the study of human relics and remains, fossils, monuments, and evidence of structures. With this investigation we put the puzzle pieces together to reconstruct the history and lifestyle of past lives.

Cataloging artifacts is a large part of this science when layers of earth are removed to reveal the past. Depth and location are measured in order to help determine when remnants were deposited there. Carbon and other forms of dating are used to determine an age of the material.

With all of this research, we can reconstruct lives, and cultural significance, and even the way artifacts originally looked. This can include structures and even entire cities.

English

More about my ESL/ESOL expertise
English as a second language involves instruction in speaking, writing, and thinking to non-native speakers. This is done to prepare them to live and interact in an English speaking environment. Learning definitions, sentence structure, syntax, and verbal pronunciation are all elements.

Those engaging in the pursuit of learning English after they are native speakers of another language, have varying reasons for doing so. But the most common is relocation. When you are raised to think, and speak in one language there are challenges when learning to do it in another. It's much more than being able to read and write English. But of course those are the basics.

My experience: I spent a year in Guangzhou, China teaching English as a foreign language. Although the emphasis was on grammar and syntax, I often incorporated culture into lessons. Many of my students were about to immigrate or attend school overseas. So I proposed and developed a more cultural oriented program to prepare people for living in western countries. Mixed with learning language and grammar was the examination of cultural differences. We would study basic aspects of life that varied from their own culture. By the time I had left the school, this program had become popular enough to have a waiting list.

Since that time, I have had one on one sessions with individuals to improve conversation and writing skills. Most are trying to succeed in their jobs, or community college. I examine their writing, and speaking ability and quickly assign ways to improve.

ESL/ESOL

English as a second language involves instruction in speaking, writing, and thinking to non-native speakers. This is done to prepare them to live and interact in an English speaking environment. Learning definitions, sentence structure, syntax, and verbal pronunciation are all elements.

Those engaging in the pursuit of learning English after they are native speakers of another language, have varying reasons for doing so. But the most common is relocation. When you are raised to think, and speak in one language there are challenges when learning to do it in another. It's much more than being able to read and write English. But of course those are the basics.

My experience: I spent a year in Guangzhou, China teaching English as a foreign language. Although the emphasis was on grammar and syntax, I often incorporated culture into lessons. Many of my students were about to immigrate or attend school overseas. So I proposed and developed a more cultural oriented program to prepare people for living in western countries. Mixed with learning language and grammar was the examination of cultural differences. We would study basic aspects of life that varied from their own culture. By the time I had left the school, this program had become popular enough to have a waiting list.

Since that time, I have had one on one sessions with individuals to improve conversation and writing skills. Most are trying to succeed in their jobs, or community college. I examine their writing, and speaking ability and quickly assign ways to improve.

Writing

Writing consists of a lot more than just proper sentence structure and punctuation. The ability to articulate thoughts and/or facts is at the core of the writing process. Whether it's technical, or creative, fact or fiction, the writer has the ability to create immersion and understanding on any subject.

We write about what we know, and often about what we dream. We can learn to create the right emphasis on facts, or place the reader into a setting. They can imagine that they are really there and understand the path of the story or the linear progression of the facts they will learn.

Creative approach: Make the characters real by allowing enough information for the reader to identify and understand their methods and feelings.

Technical approach: Create a scale from basic to advanced. Instructions or guides can be for the novice, or advanced user. What is your approach?

Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR

Education

Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lee will travel within 40 miles of Lynnwood, WA 98037.


About Lee

I enjoy reading and writing a great deal. It is an art form that can have practical applications in just about every type of work and opportunity. How does a person project their creative or technical talents through words? Within proper grammar and sentence structure is the heart and soul of idea, and vision. Often the first step is to discover the works of others through thoughtful reading.
I have been a writing tutor through my ESL job teaching in China for a year. The needs here were basic sentence structure and grammar. This is key to finding an international based job or education opportunity. But it is also important domestically. Learning to write can open up doors that were closed before, even to those who can speak well.
But so do all other forms of education at any age. I have a great deal of patience and a thoughtful approach to learning within all of my subject areas.

Education

Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR

Education

Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Lynnwood, WA 98037

Lee’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Photography
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Speech
History:
American History, Anthropology,
Archaeology,
Classics, Criminal Justice, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Social Studies, World History
Music:
Music History
Art:
Film, Photography, Theatre
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Career Development, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Career Development, College Counseling, GED
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball, Softball
Corporate Training:
Career Development, College Counseling, Criminal Justice, ESL/ESOL,
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, 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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