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Joseph C.

Burbank, CA

$40/hr

Experienced, Fun Teacher - English, ESL, Writing, History, Film

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Northwestern University
Communication
California State University, Northridge
Master's

Education

Northwestern University (Communication)

California State University, Northridge (Master's)

About Joseph

I was a great student, so I can help you be one, too! I'm a very experienced, certificated teacher and tutor born in the U.S., and have taught in the Los Angeles Unified School District for more than 20 years. I earned a Master's degree in 2010, so I know what the current college environment is like. I graduated with distinction (won the top graduate writing award) and have worked as a professional writer and actor.

I've tutored and taught students of many different ages from the U.S. and many different countries. My specialties are English, English as a Second Language, Grammar, Writing and Composition, Pronunciation and Accent Reduction, U.S. History, Film Studies and Theatre Studies, in which I earned my B.S. from Northwestern University. I studied French for 8 years, but also speak conversational Spanish, so I understand what it's like to learn a second language, and I can communicate well with students whose first language isn't English.

My students tell me I'm patient and explain clearly. Many of them have said that even though they had studied certain subjects before, they didn't understand them as well as when they studied with me. Learning can be fun, but it's also serious business. Our class time is precious and should be used wisely. I teach with high standards so that students can rise to them.

Enjoying the process and feeling comfortable makes learning more effective, so it's OK to make mistakes. In fact, you must make mistakes in order to learn what's correct. I'm willing to teach at any location you're comfortable with, but we need to let each other 24 hours in advance if we can't meet.

If you or someone you know is really interested in learning, and enjoying the process, too, I'd be happy to help. I get pleasure out of helping people achieve their goals. Thank you.
I was a great student, so I can help you be one, too! I'm a very experienced, certificated teacher and tutor born in the U.S., and have taught in the Los Angeles Unified School District for more than 20 years. I earned a Master's degree in 2010, so I know what the current college environment is like. I graduated with distinction (won the top Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Rate is negotiable depending upon your specific needs.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Burbank, CA 91504
Math:
Algebra 1, Geometry
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary,
Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
History:
American History
Art:
Film,
Theatre
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math,
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th), English,
ESL/ESOL,
Geometry, Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
CBEST,
GRE, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

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American History

B.S. Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
M.A. with Distinction Cal State University, Northridge

CBEST

I took the CBEST test to become a teacher in CA, scoring 97% in the math section and 88% in the writing section. These scores are well above average which shows I have the skills needed to take and pass the test successfully. These skills include basic Arithmetic, Algebra, and Geometry, Math word problems, and English Composition, syntax, and spelling. I've worked in a high school Independent Instruction Lab tutoring students in these areas and more.

Elementary Math

LAUSD credential includes English, Basic Education, Humanities, and Arts. I scored in the 95th percentile on the Math section of the CBEST test to become a CA credentialed teacher.

English

LAUSD certificated teacher in English, the Arts, and Basic Education.

ESL/ESOL

LAUSD Certificated in English, ESL, Arts, and Basic Education

Film

I graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S., Communication as a Theatre major and Film minor. I made short films there and gained a specialized knowledge in American Film Genres. Subsequently, while being an actor and stagehand in the theatre, I also worked on films in New York and Los Angeles as a P.A., prop man, set dresser, special effects assistant, Associate writer, and developed and produced a CBS TV movie. I've also written several screenplays and received my M.A. in Screenwriting from California State University, Northridge in 2010. Since then I have been a guest speaker and lecturer, and hosted film screenings at both NU and CSUN.

Phonics

I was a theatre major at Northwestern University where I had vocal training in Standard American English for two years (native born in the U.S. as well) and used this training on the stage as a professional actor for many years. Subsequently, I've also used phonics in my career as an ESL teacher for all levels, beginning to advanced, to help students with pronunciation and accent reduction.

Theatre

I graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S., Communication as a Theatre major and Film minor. I subsequently worked as a professional actor, mostly on stage in Regional Theatre for many years. I also worked On and Off-Broadway in New York and in Los Angeles theatres backstage as a prop man and assistant stage manager. t Northwestern, we read and performed plays from the Greek classics to modern pieces, and read everything Shakespeare ever wrote: plays, poems, and sonnets.

Vocabulary

B.S. Speech/Communication, Northwestern University
Master's with Distinction in Writing, California State University, Northridge

Writing

California credentialed teacher in English, Arts, and Basic Education with exceptional skills in language and writing.

Northwestern University
Communication
California State University, Northridge
Master's

Education

Northwestern University (Communication)

California State University, Northridge (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Rate is negotiable depending upon your specific needs.

Travel policy

Joseph will travel within 20 miles of Burbank, CA 91504.

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