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Gareth V.

Seattle, WA

$50/hr

TEFL-Certified English as Foreign Language Tutor

TEFL-Certified English as Foreign Language Tutor

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Hi! My name is Gareth, and I'm a TEFL-certified tutor. I teach English as a Second/Foreign language. I'm 25 years old. I've lived in England, Australia, Southeast Asia, India and here in the USA. I enjoying teaching all ages, and I can help you brush up on your English from any level--beginner, intermediate or advanced.

I recently spent a few months in Bangkok, Thailand, teaching English to Thai adults and children. I have worked in various classrooms of 40 children, 20 adults, 10 native English speakers (advanced lessons), and I have done one-on-one tutoring sessions. I love language and teaching, and I always find that my students are, in fact, teaching me. I believe in adapting the teaching method to fit the situation. Playing educational games and other interactive activities are often a fun and effective way to learn language. Some repetition of pronunciation and the written word is also helpful in many situations, but there are many interesting ways to approach this as well (learning a language never has to be boring!).

As far as my own working methods, I believe it is always necessary to prepare a detailed, personal lesson plan for the student and to be ready to modify or abandon it if the lesson needs to go in a different direction (preparation + flexibility). I am always on time, enthusiastic and ready to work, and I expect the same from my students. Education is effective and fun when there is effort and commitment from both sides.

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”
--Confucius

Math:
Prealgebra
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary
Computer:
Macintosh
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Music:
Ear Training, Guitar
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), ESL/ESOL,
Prealgebra, Reading
Test Preparation:
TAKS, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar

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.

ESL/ESOL

I have a 120-hr TEFL certification with no online components, completed at the SUNY-affiliated UEC Institute in Bangkok, Thailand. I have instructed large and small groups as well as 1 on 1 sessions with age groups ranging from 11-13 yrs. old to adults. My references from the Director of the UEC Institute are available upon request.

Guitar

I have 10 years' experience playing electric and acoustic guitar in live and studio settings. I have been in several bands, have albums released on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify. I have tutored students privately from time to time throughout the years (including acoustic, electric and bass guitar). I currently work in several music projects and record and produce music for artists in-studio.

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gareth will travel within 15 miles of Seattle, WA 98109.


About Gareth

Hi! My name is Gareth, and I'm a TEFL-certified tutor. I teach English as a Second/Foreign language. I'm 25 years old. I've lived in England, Australia, Southeast Asia, India and here in the USA. I enjoying teaching all ages, and I can help you brush up on your English from any level--beginner, intermediate or advanced.

I recently spent a few months in Bangkok, Thailand, teaching English to Thai adults and children. I have worked in various classrooms of 40 children, 20 adults, 10 native English speakers (advanced lessons), and I have done one-on-one tutoring sessions. I love language and teaching, and I always find that my students are, in fact, teaching me. I believe in adapting the teaching method to fit the situation. Playing educational games and other interactive activities are often a fun and effective way to learn language. Some repetition of pronunciation and the written word is also helpful in many situations, but there are many interesting ways to approach this as well (learning a language never has to be boring!).

As far as my own working methods, I believe it is always necessary to prepare a detailed, personal lesson plan for the student and to be ready to modify or abandon it if the lesson needs to go in a different direction (preparation + flexibility). I am always on time, enthusiastic and ready to work, and I expect the same from my students. Education is effective and fun when there is effort and commitment from both sides.

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”
--Confucius

Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Seattle, WA 98109

Gareth’s Subjects

Math:
Prealgebra
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary
Computer:
Macintosh
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Music:
Ear Training, Guitar
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), ESL/ESOL,
Prealgebra, Reading
Test Preparation:
TAKS, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar

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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