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Colleen P.

Peoria, AZ

$25/hour

English Tutor Specializing in Reading and Writing

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/30/16
4.7 average from 21 ratings
Very knowledgeable
— Kimberly, Lincolnshire, IL on 1/25/17

$25/Hour


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Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona
English

Education

Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona (English)

About Colleen

I am a current graduate student at Arizona State University working on an MA in English Linguistics. I have previously received a BA in English, along with a TESOL certificate to teach English as a second language. I have taken courses in English composition, literature, and linguistics, as well as courses in second language acquisition and second language teaching. I have also carried out internships in English classrooms at both Arizona State and South Mountain Community College as part of my degree.

I have experience working with all ages and different language backgrounds on a number of different English language skills. I currently work as an instructional assistant in the English department at Grand Canyon University, as well as as a tutor in the writing center at South Mountain Community College. I have also trained under the American Youth Literacy Foundation as a reading tutor, and currently work with elementary school students at the Hirsch Academy in Phoenix, AZ.

I consider the tutoring experience to be the most valuable when it comes to learning, and have seen great success with my past students as a result of the special one-on-one instruction which can only come from individual tutoring. I am looking forward to continuing to work with students to develop their English reading, writing, and speaking proficiency, and to develop better and more effective methods of instruction.

My qualifications include English grammar, reading, writing, and conversational practice for both first and second language English users.
I am a current graduate student at Arizona State University working on an MA in English Linguistics. I have previously received a BA in English, along with a TESOL certificate to teach English as a second language. I have taken courses in English composition, literature, and linguistics, as well as courses in second language acquisition and second Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Peoria, AZ 85345
Background Check: Passed

"Very knowledgeable"

- Kimberly, Lincolnshire, IL on 1/25/17
Science:
Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics,
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

Education: BA, English, Arizona State University.

Work Experience: Instructional Assistant, English, Grand Canyon University; Writing Center Tutor, South Mountain Community College; Classroom Assistant, English, Arizona State University

I have taken courses in English grammar, phonology, and composition, as well as courses for teaching English, both as a first and second language. I have experience teaching speaking, reading, writing, and grammar.

ESL/ESOL

Education: BA, English, Arizona State University; TESOL Certification (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

I have taken multiple courses in second language acquisition and teaching (ASU: 2014-2016), and have carried out two internships working in ESL language classrooms (ASU: 2015, South Mountain Community College: 2016).

Grammar

Education: BA, English, Arizona State University.

Work Experience: Instructional Assistant, English, Grand Canyon University; Writing Center Tutor, South Mountain Community College; Classroom Assistant, English, Arizona State University

I have taken courses in English grammar and I have studied methods and practices for teaching grammar as part of my TESOL studies to teach English as a second language. I have worked with individual students during two internships as an English writing tutor, much of which focused on developing grammar skills in relation to writing.

Phonics

Education: BA, English, Arizona State University.

Work Experience: Reading Tutor, Hirsch Academy & Boys and Girls Club (2016).

I have completed training with the Youth Literacy Foundation to work as a reading tutor with elementary school aged children. This program is based on teaching reading through developing phonemic awareness with supplementary instruction in phonics. I work currently as a reading tutor with the Hirsch Academy in Phoenix, AZ where I work with students in 1st through 3rd grade on developing reading and phonemic skills.

Reading

Education: BA, English, Arizona State University.

Work Experience: Reading Tutor, Hirsch Academy & Boys and Girls Club (2016)

I have completed training with the Youth Literacy Foundation to work as a reading tutor with elementary school aged children. I work currently as a reading tutor with the Hirsch Academy in Phoenix, AZ where I work with students in 1st through 3rd grade on early reading skills development.

Writing

Education: BA, English, Arizona State University.

Work Experience: Instructional Assistant, English, Grand Canyon University; Writing Center Tutor, South Mountain Community College; Classroom Assistant, English, Arizona State University

I currently work as a teaching assistant for first year composition courses at a university, as well as as a tutor in the writing center at a community college. I have experience working with both first and second language English speakers on college level writing, and have also worked with elementary and middle school students on writing skills development.

Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona
English

Education

Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona (English)

Very knowledgeable

Colleen was able to clearly explain what I did wrong and show me how to correct it. She was personable and able to work around my crazy schedule. I will gladly work with her again.

— Kimberly, Lincolnshire, IL on 1/25/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Colleen will travel within 20 miles of Peoria, AZ 85345.