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Munya S.

Patient ESL and music tutor seeks goal-oriented students

Seattle, WA (98105)

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I first began tutoring English at the Arab American Family Support Center in Brooklyn, NY during my freshman year of college. Many of the students were recent immigrants to the U.S., and needed immediate help with their English, especially in reading and writing. After my junior year of college, I was a language fellow in Tunisia, where I assisted Tunisian professors in a summer English program for university students. I graduated from college in 2008 and I moved to Paris for two years to study at a conservatory. Apart from playing music (flute), I tutored English on the side, to both children and young adults. I really enjoyed the challenge of finding creative ways to make learning a language more manageable. My own struggles with communicating in French helped me understand what foreign language students go through on a daily basis. But I learned not to give up! And I wanted to translate my positive experiences and linguistic growth to my students. When I moved back to the U.S., I worked full-time for a year to make money after living abroad. Eventually, I was able to put myself through a post-bac ESL certification program and I received my TESL certificate in November 2011. In the summer, I began my first paying job as an ESL teacher, when I taught two visiting Japanese high school students. From 2012-2013, I was a paid tutor at Seattle Central Community College where I worked with students in the intensive English program. I'm glad I had the TESL training, as it prepared me for unexpected challenges and allowed me to adapt as a new teacher. I found many of the methods and activities we learned to be invaluable. It was a lot of work but even more fun. I also teach online lessons to students in Spain (I have 15 students) and am always looking for new ways to teach through technology. It is my intention and passion to help all my students reach their academic goals and set new ones.

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Munya’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Proofreading
Test Preparation:
English, ESL/ESOL, Piano, Reading
Elementary Education:
Reading, Spelling
Ear Training, Flute, General Music, Music Theory, Piano, Sight Singing
English, ESL/ESOL, Proofreading, Reading, TOEFL


Do you want to improve your English? My tutoring offers a wide range of activities and lessons to get you speaking English more at ease. I can cater to your needs and base the lessons on the areas you need most work (speaking, listening, reading, or writing). In our lessons, we will use a variety of materials including grammar exercises, news articles, podcasts, and song lyrics. I offer and encourage "homework" in order to get the most out of your time, but this is only recommended for your benefit and not required by any means.

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Barnard College, Columbia University

Excellent Tutor Munya was an excellent tutor. She was always very well prepared before our lessons so she would arrived with some stuff and material to work on. She was adjusting her teaching to the needs of her student and she cared a lot about the learning of her student. She was flexible in her schedule. She brought me a lot of resources (podcast to listen, online website, homework, newspaper), which were very ...

— Amelie from Redmond, WA on 6/6/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Rate is 35/hr for lessons in Northeast Seattle (Lake City/Northgate, Wedgwood, etc.). Rate is 40/hr if tutor meets outside of these locations.

Travel policy

Munya will travel within 5 miles of Seattle, WA 98105.

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