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Christopher D.

Mercer Island, WA

$28/hr

I Take the Frustration out of Learning English and Make it Fun

Usually responds in about 8 hours

I Take the Frustration out of Learning English and Make it Fun

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I find tutoring a fun and satisfying experience. I've got 40+ hours helping students in elementary, middle, and high school learn reading, writing, and English through the King County Library System's Study Zone program. It's fascinating to see how different people think and I enjoy figuring out how to help each individual learn according to their own personal strengths. I do this, of course, while keeping the environment casual and fun.

My college degree is in Japanese language from The Evergreen State College. In my final year, I did a foreign exchange to Kobe and learned all about a foreign culture, first hand! I'm considering taking an intensive CELTA certification course later this year, which would highly qualify me to teach ESL to students of all levels.

I also bring business and professional writing experience to the table. I worked as a manager for a major corporation, but I'm much more suited to helping people learn and achieve their goals. I still work as a freelance copywriter, which might not mean what you think. It has nothing to do with copyright law. Copywriting is a specific style of persuasive writing for advertising and marketing. It's not what you typically learn in high school or college English classes, but it's useful nonetheless.

Since I'm not working a standard 9-5 job, my schedule is flexible. I do have a 4-hour cancellation policy, just to keep things fair for everybody. I'm dedicated to punctuality and will respect your time as well. I typically like to meet students at the library for sessions. I'm based out of Mercer Island, but if that simply doesn't work, we can probably figure something out.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or if you'd like to set up a time to meet!

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

In the King County Library System's Study Zone tutoring program I've logged over 40 hours of working with elementary school kids.

I worked extensively with a 4th grade Korean boy on his English reading and writing. He would read a book or story aloud and I would help him understand any unfamiliar vocabulary with real-world examples. I would also work with him on proper pronunciation.

When he needed to answer questions I would direct him to look at the text and find the correct passages. This developed his reading comprehension.

To improve his writing, I guided him in the creation of stories. We would brainstorm ideas and come up with a logical sequence of events.

The Evergreen State College
Japanese Language

Education

The Evergreen State College (Japanese Language)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $28.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Christopher will travel within 14 miles of Mercer Island, WA 98040.


About Christopher

I find tutoring a fun and satisfying experience. I've got 40+ hours helping students in elementary, middle, and high school learn reading, writing, and English through the King County Library System's Study Zone program. It's fascinating to see how different people think and I enjoy figuring out how to help each individual learn according to their own personal strengths. I do this, of course, while keeping the environment casual and fun.

My college degree is in Japanese language from The Evergreen State College. In my final year, I did a foreign exchange to Kobe and learned all about a foreign culture, first hand! I'm considering taking an intensive CELTA certification course later this year, which would highly qualify me to teach ESL to students of all levels.

I also bring business and professional writing experience to the table. I worked as a manager for a major corporation, but I'm much more suited to helping people learn and achieve their goals. I still work as a freelance copywriter, which might not mean what you think. It has nothing to do with copyright law. Copywriting is a specific style of persuasive writing for advertising and marketing. It's not what you typically learn in high school or college English classes, but it's useful nonetheless.

Since I'm not working a standard 9-5 job, my schedule is flexible. I do have a 4-hour cancellation policy, just to keep things fair for everybody. I'm dedicated to punctuality and will respect your time as well. I typically like to meet students at the library for sessions. I'm based out of Mercer Island, but if that simply doesn't work, we can probably figure something out.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or if you'd like to set up a time to meet!

Education

The Evergreen State College
Japanese Language

Education

The Evergreen State College (Japanese Language)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 14 miles of Mercer Island, WA 98040

Christopher’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Proofreading

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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