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David Q.

Mesa, AZ

$50/hour

I am a certified teacher in Arizona, K-12, Adult Ed. SEI

In-person lessons

$50/Hour


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SUNY Oswego, NY
CTE Education

Education

SUNY Oswego, NY (CTE Education)

About David

I am David Q. I was a career construction worker for many years. I went to night school for many years to complete my degree and teaching certification. I got my degree and certification from the State University of New York at Oswego. I was a single father for many years, and I raised my daughter by myself. After my daughter grew up and went on her own: I was able to finish school and get my degree. I also remarried in 2007. I married a woman from China, and I brought her and her son here through the immigration process. I studied Mandarin Chinese in college, so I know how hard it is to learn another language when older. My main degree is in Career and Technical Education. But my Chinese professor was also a TESOL professor. She encouraged me to teach English as a Second Language.
I started teaching CTE in 2007 but soon realized that academics and language were my real passion. I was a very good student; I graduated Cum Laude and have a penchant for using current events and business skills in my language classes. I have been teaching ESL classes for Mesa Public Schools in Arizona for 3 years. I also did a lot of substitute teaching that was very challenging. I taught 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades along with high school. Last year I started tutoring. And I think I found my true area of expertise. I understand what students are going through because of my experience with my wife, step-son and their friends. I have been to Japan and China and truly loved the experience. I have met and taught students of all ages and countries from all over the world. I love it. I love learning about other people's cultures and teaching American culture. I like teaching students things like euphemisms, idioms and slang that are not taught in state sponsored classes, but are needed to be able to be fluent in America today. I ask students what do they want to work on? I like to work with students instead of dictating grammar and rote learning. If they want to learn grammar I will try to make it fun by using Youtube videos that reinforce my lessons. I believe I have the tools and personality to help students with their education goals.
I am David Q. I was a career construction worker for many years. I went to night school for many years to complete my degree and teaching certification. I got my degree and certification from the State University of New York at Oswego. I was a single father for many years, and I raised my daughter by myself. After my daughter grew up and went on Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Mesa, AZ 85201
In-person lessons
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

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 completed the Structured English Immersion course required for Arizona teachers.

SUNY Oswego, NY
CTE Education

Education

SUNY Oswego, NY (CTE Education)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

David will travel within 20 miles of Mesa, AZ 85201.