Bill D.

Diamond Bar, CA

$30/hr

Tutor Who's Lived in China and Who Speaks Mandarin

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U.C.Santa Cruz
Cal poly , Pomona
Master's

Education

U.C.Santa Cruz

Cal poly , Pomona (Master's)

About Bill

I'm Bill. I'm a retired junior high school teacher with more than 30 years of teaching experience. I love music, languages, and tutoring students of all ages.

After training at UCLA, I taught English in Taiwan for two years and studied Mandarin Chinese at the same time. Since I speak Mandarin, I understand the special challenges that English presents to Chinese learners.

I teach English using Total Physical Response, which means enjoyable and low stress lessons. Understanding spoken English is followed by practicing conversation and then developing written vocabulary.
I'm Bill. I'm a retired junior high school teacher with more than 30 years of teaching experience. I love music, languages, and tutoring students of all ages.

After training at UCLA, I taught English in Taiwan for two years
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Diamond Bar, CA 91765
In-person lessons
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Drawing

I have taught art at intermediate school (7th and 8th grade) for 8 years. I encourage students to explore and experiment.

There are several techniques that I have found to be effective, but I rely most heavily on the drawing techniques of the book "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain". In addition I use gesture and contour drawing as well.

I encourage students to do three dimensional assignments including architectural and environmental design projects.

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold an elementary credential (Ryan Multiple Subjects--Life). I currently teach art at an intermediate school (7th 8th grades). I have taught ELD classes (self-contained, all subjects) which are similar to elementary classes--the same group of students stayed with me all day.

I often use art and craft activities to deepen understanding of math and English. Children enjoy cooking and gardening and storybook making (I am a yearbook advisor).

Elementary Math

In the book I co-authored, we identify 12 essential components of solid mathematical understanding in children. Problem solving, communication, reasoning, application...etc. all can be applied to simple, everyday situations to be presented to a young student.
Hands on activities related to cooking, gardening, handicrafts, and simple construction are appealing to young children and strengthen the concepts they are learning in the classroom.

English

I was junior high school yearbook advisor for 13 years, so my teaching of English and writing comes from this point of view. Yearbooks are really storybooks and picturebooks. A student and I find stories they want to tell or retell through pictures and words.

ESL/ESOL

People enjoy talking about subjects which interest them and for which they have useful vocabulary. For this reason, I guide students to focus their language learning on a few specific topics which are interesting or important (career wise) to them. Then we develop vocabularies of words and phrases critical to these topics and students memorize these. I encourage students to generate sentences they expect to use frequently, then I tape record and they memorize these as well.

We always start with oral language, conversation, and critical pronunciation. Then we study the written forms and the disparities between the two.

The desire to communicate and be understood is the key.

Painting

I studied painting (oil painting) and received B.A. in Fine Art from UC Santa Cruz.
I have also studied oriental watercolor painting in Japan and Taiwan.
My current position is art teacher at a local intermediate school (7th and 8th grade) where I have taught for 6 years.

U.C.Santa Cruz
Cal poly , Pomona
Master's

Education

U.C.Santa Cruz

Cal poly , Pomona (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Bill will travel within 15 miles of Diamond Bar, CA 91765.

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