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Cecily G.

Berkeley, CA

$45/hour

ESL tutoring

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
4.1 average from 8 ratings
Dedicated French Tutor
— Luna, Oakland, CA on 1/20/16

$45/Hour


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Oberlin College
Music History

Education

Oberlin College (Music History)

About Cecily

I have 18 years of experience teaching young people and adults, and have a passion for motivating and engaging youth and adults one-in-one in inspiring learning experiences. Few things are as meaningful and energizing to me as encouraging students to have faith in themselves, persevere and improve their skills.

I have two years experience teaching English full-time to students aged 10-adult in China where I received a second TEFL certificate as well as extensive on-the-job training. I taught classes of various sizes there, from 1-on-1 to 30 people. I taught from given materials, books and PPT, and also created my own courses. If you're a Chinese speaker, I speak (read and write) and understand basic Chinese (as well as the languages listed below).

I started studying French as a child and have spent time in France and in French-speaking Switzerland. I am currently teaching French beginners (I've also studied Japanese, German, Italian and Mandarin).

Thank you for viewing my tutor profile. I look forward to working with you.
I have 18 years of experience teaching young people and adults, and have a passion for motivating and engaging youth and adults one-in-one in inspiring learning experiences. Few things are as meaningful and energizing to me as encouraging students to have faith in themselves, persevere and improve their skills.

I have two years
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Berkeley, CA 94708
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Dedicated French Tutor"

- Luna, Oakland, CA on 1/20/16

"Good, reliable tutor"

- Richard, San Leandro, CA on 5/8/14
Music:
General Music
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading,
Reading, SAT Reading,
TOEFL,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading,
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
Reading, TOEFL,
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, 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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I worked with K-6 students (& students in grades 7-12) for 16 years, in schools and in after-school private lessons (music). I have also tutored one 11 yr old in ESL before. So I have a lot of experience working with children in general, and I have an excellent rapport with children, very playful and enthusiastic.

English

I have tutored students high school age and older in English, helping them prepare for tests such as the CAHSEE and SAT and helping them with their general coursework. I tutor foreign students in English as a Second Language as well. I have done some freelance writing and editing and enjoy creative writing.

ESL/ESOL

I have a TEFL/TESOL/TESL certificate from Oxford Seminars and I took the course "Grammar Fundamentals for ESL Teachers" at UC Berkeley Extension and received an A. I have been tutoring ESL for the past couple of years.

French

I started studying French as a child and also lived in France for a few months with my family. I continued studying all through high school, during which I also spent a summer in French-speaking Switzerland (and received a 5 on the French AP exam). In college I spent a semester abroad in France. Since then I have done some French to English translation.

General Music

I have a bachelor's degree in Music History and Theory and taught music (private lessons in violin) for 16 years. I've studied violin, piano and voice, have performed professionally and been an event organizer for musical events. Classical music is the area I'm most experienced and knowledgeable about.

Grammar

I recently took the course "Grammar Fundamentals for ESL Teachers" at U.C. Berkeley Extension and received an A.

Proofreading

I have edited (and proofread) academic papers, including those written in English by non-native speakers. I have taken a course in grammar for ESL teachers which has honed my ability. I am a writer as well, and my writing has been described as "crisp".

SAT Reading

I am currently working with students on SAT reading skills.

TOEFL

I recently took the course "Grammar Fundamentals for ESL Teachers" at U.C. Berkeley Extension and received an A. I have been working with foreigners for over a year.

Writing

I am currently tutoring at-risk youth and other high school students in writing and have worked as a freelance copywriter. I have also taken courses in creative writing and write my own poetry and prose.

Oberlin College
Music History

Education

Oberlin College (Music History)

Dedicated French Tutor

Cecily taught me French. She was creative and came up with a lot of different methods for adult learning (pictures on a clip board, songs etc) which helped me a lot. She was patient to wait until I constructed a sentence and helped me to correct it when needed. I recommend Cecily as a teacher.

— Luna, Oakland, CA on 1/20/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Cecily will travel within 10 miles of Berkeley, CA 94708.