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Deron D.

Lynnwood, WA

$40/hr

Tutor Who Works Hard and Plays Hard

Background check passed as of 11/8/12
Usually responds in about 1 day

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Hello future students,

Teaching is fun because it is very satisfying to help people improve their skills. English as a Second Language (ESL), writing, speaking/listening, reading, and interviewing skills are especially interesting to me, but I am proficient in many subjects. My teaching/tutoring background stems from teaching ESL in South Korea for four years ('94-'98) at a language school, a community college, and a university. Also, I taught intensive ESL classes at Bellevue College for one year before becoming an administrator and student advisor for international, F-1 visa students. I am also a private tennis instructor.

My education is as follows: Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology; Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Also, I have worked in many industries: education, health care, social service (mental health), and psychology research.

When I work with students, I really try to help students understand their goals. If goals are unclear, then we work together to make clear what needs to be accomplished. I work just as hard as my students and I do give homework. My style is direct but fair, I will honestly tell you and parents my opinion and recommendations or options. I respect all personal styles and I want to see people improve.

See you soon?

Take care.

Deron

English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Biology, Psychology
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Biology, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Tennis
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

I am a native English speaker with two bachelor level degrees earned in the U.S. I am familiar with the English language and structure, especially with writing clarity.

ESL/ESOL

In South Korea I taught four years (one year in an institute or hagwon, one year at a university, and two years in a women's community college, teaching speaking & listening, reading, and writing). In Seattle area and at Bellevue College, I taught intensive ESL writing, reading, etc.

Public Speaking

Through years of teaching ESL (overseas and locally) and internship preparation, I have coached many young professionals for job interviews and graduate oral examinations. I use practice, written scripts, and video examination.

Tennis

In 1999 I was Assistant Coach at Everett High School. Before and after this job, I've taught children, teens, and adults one on one and in group lessons with and without my tennis ball machine. I have achieved USTA rating of 4.5 and have played on USTA leagues in the past.

University of Washington

Education

University of Washington

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Deron will travel within 20 miles of Lynnwood, WA 98037.


About Deron

Hello future students,

Teaching is fun because it is very satisfying to help people improve their skills. English as a Second Language (ESL), writing, speaking/listening, reading, and interviewing skills are especially interesting to me, but I am proficient in many subjects. My teaching/tutoring background stems from teaching ESL in South Korea for four years ('94-'98) at a language school, a community college, and a university. Also, I taught intensive ESL classes at Bellevue College for one year before becoming an administrator and student advisor for international, F-1 visa students. I am also a private tennis instructor.

My education is as follows: Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology; Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Also, I have worked in many industries: education, health care, social service (mental health), and psychology research.

When I work with students, I really try to help students understand their goals. If goals are unclear, then we work together to make clear what needs to be accomplished. I work just as hard as my students and I do give homework. My style is direct but fair, I will honestly tell you and parents my opinion and recommendations or options. I respect all personal styles and I want to see people improve.

See you soon?

Take care.

Deron

Education

University of Washington

Education

University of Washington


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Lynnwood, WA 98037

Deron’s Subjects

English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Biology, Psychology
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Biology, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Tennis
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, 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.


Background Check Status for Deron D.

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