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Louis C.

Fairbanks, AK

$35/hour

University of California Trained ESL Tutor and Writing Coach

2250+ Hours
Background check passed as of 4/26/17
5.0 average from 1163 ratings
My son loved Mr. C
— Lisa, San Diego, CA on 6/6/17

$35/Hour


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Arizona State University
Literature
University of California San Diego
Other

Education

Arizona State University (Literature)

University of California San Diego (Other)

About Louis

One-on-one lessons with a well-trained, native-English speaker mean fast and enjoyable enhancement of language skills. Through customized lessons and one-on-one coaching, students acquire improved English for employment, academic, or personal purposes. If the desire is English fluency, better pronunciation, increased vocabulary, or conversation skills, please consider my tutoring services.

I also tutor middle school through college students to write better sentences, paragraphs, essays, and short stories as well as enjoy writing. Because I am also a professional writer, I share my enthusiasm with my young students.

I earned my certificate for Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) at UCSD, one of the best English language training programs available. My students are of all ages and all nationalities.

Thank you for your consideration.

Louis C.
One-on-one lessons with a well-trained, native-English speaker mean fast and enjoyable enhancement of language skills. Through customized lessons and one-on-one coaching, students acquire improved English for employment, academic, or personal purposes. If the desire is English fluency, better pronunciation, increased vocabulary, or conversation Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 1 miles of Fairbanks, AK 99701
Background Check: Passed

"My son loved Mr. C"

- Lisa, San Diego, CA on 6/6/17

"Very Productive Tutoring"

- Fareeha, San Diego, CA on 7/25/17

"The best tutor"

- Sogol, San Diego, CA on 7/22/17

"Amazing Teacher"

- Matthew, San Diego, CA on 6/12/17

"Expert of teaching English as a second language"

- Brandon, San Diego, CA on 12/28/16

"Absolutely awesome tutor"

- Nick, San Diego, CA on 12/18/16

"Knowledgeable and thoughtful tutor"

- Janice, San Diego, CA on 9/3/16

"Very insightful and patient tutor"

- Jenny, San Diego, CA on 8/10/16

"A patient and experienced teacher"

- Liying, San Diego, CA on 11/9/15

"Insightful"

- Lin, San Diego, CA on 9/16/15

"Extremely dedicated and knowledgeable tutor"

- Myra, San Diego, CA on 7/5/15

"Fun and creative learning experience"

- Ida, San Diego, CA on 3/28/14

"Absolutely fantastic tutor"

- Edward, Oklahoma City, OK on 11/18/12

"Nice and professional English tutor!!"

- Alice, Torrance, CA on 8/23/12

"Great tutor"

- Mohammad ( Mo), San Diego, CA on 5/21/12

"Great tutor and excellent communication skills"

- Shiow-ing, San Diego, CA on 10/17/11
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
Writing
History:
Geography,
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Spelling,
Vocabulary,
Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Writing

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.

ACT English

Tutoring reading and writing to middle- and high-schoolers over the last six years has given me excellent knowledge of ACT English and Reading requirements as well as those for SAT Reading and Writing. (It's also given me useful insights into how young people think.... and how they don't think!) Students do well on those exams when they know what to look for as they read and how to organize their thoughts when they write. I teach that basic information.

ACT Reading

Tutoring reading and writing to middle- and high-schoolers over the last six years has given me excellent knowledge of ACT English and Reading requirements as well as those for SAT Reading and Writing. (It's also given me useful insights into how young people think.... and how they don't think!) Students do well on those exams when they know what to look for as they read and how to organize their thoughts when they write. I teach that basic information.

English

English is my mother tongue, and I have spent years speaking, studying, writing, and teaching the language. I teach non-English speakers to improve their skills as well as students struggling with written English, both reading and writing. My familiarity with English gives me great resources to share the beauty, usefulness, and efficiency of one of the world's most popular means of communication.

ESL/ESOL

I completed my TEFL Certificate at UCSD, and am very adept at teaching all aspects of English communication for academic, professional, and personal achievement. As a published writer I specialize in writing and speaking English, and have had great success in teaching pronunciation and grammar. After evaluation, each student receives customized lessons to address deficiencies and strengthen ability and confidence. Students include Asian, Middle Eastern, and Eastern European of all ages.

Geography

Years of traveling and observing the terrain and waters of Earth, as well as mixing with the cultures and human beings of those locales, has provided me with an excellent insight for the planet's geography. And if I don't know the answer, I know where to find it.

Literature

Appreciating the beauty, implication, and purpose of literary work takes time and thought, but is highly rewarding and worth the effort. I have read much and thought much about the mysteries hidden in literature, and can share with my students both young and old.

Reading

When young readers understand what they are reading, the effort to read is no longer an effort. I can choose books that kids love, help bring their vocabulary up to the reading level, and explain the nuances, actions, plots, and purposes of story. There is so much more to read besides Harry Potter, and boys and girls are delighted when they find stories they can relate to.

SAT Reading

Tutoring reading and writing to middle- and high-schoolers over the last six years has given me an excellent knowledge of ACT English and Reading requirements as well as those for SAT Reading and Writing. (It's also given me useful insights into how young people think.... and they don't think.) Students do well on those exams when they know what to look for as they read and how to organize their writing. I can certainly teach those basic skills.

SAT Writing

Tutoring reading and writing to middle- and high-schoolers over the last six years has given me an excellent knowledge of ACT English and Reading requirements as well as those for SAT Reading and Writing. (It's also given me useful insights into how young people think.... and they don't think.) Students do well on those exams when they know what to look for as they read and how to organize their writing. I can certainly teach those basic skills.

Spelling

English is famous for its irregular spelling--syllables often don't sound like they are spelled--but there are lots of simple rules that, once learned, make spelling more predictable and more accurate. I teach those rules along with root words, and see vast improvements in young writers' spelling.

Vocabulary

I teach vocabulary that kids can relate to by teaching root words, descriptive words, action words, and word origins. That's a kid's best way to build a vocabulary that is not only useful but fun to use. The practice greatly enhances reading enjoyment as well as articulation when either speaking or writing.

Writing

I am a writer and I tutor writing. I am sure I can help you greatly improve your English writing skills both professionally and socially. I am familiar with the challenges as well as the remedies.

Arizona State University
Literature
University of California San Diego
Other

Education

Arizona State University (Literature)

University of California San Diego (Other)

My son loved Mr. C

My son is 9 years old and just started lesson with Louis. He is able to make connection with my son quickly and gained his trust not just as a teacher, but almost as a friend. He is also good at finding the problem of individual student and design teaching and homework accordingly. He is very patient with my son and encourages him a lot. We are definitely looking forward to more lessons from M

— Lisa, San Diego, CA on 6/6/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Louis will travel within 1 miles of Fairbanks, AK 99701.