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Birgitte J.

Patient & effective English tutor; IB Lang/Lit, IGCSE, AP, TOK, EE

Patient & effective English tutor; IB Lang/Lit, IGCSE, AP, TOK, EE

$55/hour

  • 37 hours tutoring

About Birgitte


Bio

Special message for those of you working on your IB Extended Essays this summer: If you're in need of some guidance, I'm very qualified to help you. I was the EE Supervisor at my former school and I've helped hundreds of students review, revise and complete their EEs.

For everyone else, I would like to help you gain some confidence reading, writing, speaking and listening in English. Let me know what you need help with, and we’ll come up with a plan for you. I’m happy to work with you on a...

Special message for those of you working on your IB Extended Essays this summer: If you're in need of some guidance, I'm very qualified to help you. I was the EE Supervisor at my former school and I've helped hundreds of students review, revise and complete their EEs.

For everyone else, I would like to help you gain some confidence reading, writing, speaking and listening in English. Let me know what you need help with, and we’ll come up with a plan for you. I’m happy to work with you on a single homework assignment, but you can employ the techniques I will share with you on every reading and writing assignment. There are two parts to success; the first is learning the practical tools that will increase your language awareness, the second is practice. I will teach you the tools, and I’d like to guide you as you practice until you have the confidence you need to quickly recognize language features in a text, and communicate effectively.

Bring me your texts and I will share with you several easy to remember and specific approaches to language and visual analysis. By interpreting the language used in a text, the parts of a story, and the incorporation of images used in different types of text, you will soon recognize specific word choices, common structures and visual elements, and you will become a discerning reader. Bring me your writing and presentation assignments, and I will work with you on structuring your responses to any type of assignment. There is an art to this, and I can help you master the art of communication.

A little bit about me: I have lived and worked in New York City for a long time. I love traveling, reading, writing, art, movies, scuba diving, cycling and nature.

IB Examiner, IB English Language and Literature, Theory of Knowledge, English B, EE Supervisor, College Essay, IGCSE English 9th/10th grade, TESOL Certificate
Masters in Educational Technology, Michigan State University
BFA in Screenwriting Major from New York University
In my previous career, I wrote and produced educational vide


Education

New York University
BFA, Screenwriting
Michigan State University
Masters

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

ACCET TESOL 60-hour ESL certificate. I have taught English and ESL in an international school setting for 11 years, interacting with students from 70 different countries. I am familiar with some of the most common differences in language structures between English and Russian, Vietnamese, German, Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese and other languages.
Proofreading

Proofreading

- 12+ years teaching experience in English reading and writing, High School & college - BFA Writing, MA Ed Tech - Supervised over 400+ research essays and literary essays - APA, MLA, citation Send me your written work and I will review your writing, give you a quote and provide written comments and suggestions ahead of our meeting to make the most efficient use of our time together.

Elementary Education

Reading

Reading

I have been an English Language and Literature teacher for over a decade and I have mostly worked with students in grades 9-12 as a head teacher in a classroom setting. This year I am tutoring students in reading strategies, text analysis, and structuring a response to assigned readings. Most of my students share with me texts and assignments from class prior to our lesson so that our time together is purposeful and efficient. The overreaching goal for every lesson is for you to walk away feeling confident in your understanding of the text and to understand how themes and meaning is conveyed through literary features. I can also work with you on strategies for responding to a text, outlining an essay, paragraph writing, sentence construction, vocabulary, grammar and citation.

English

English,

English

* 11 year veteran teacher 9-12K, Master in Ed Tech, writer * IB English: Language and Literature SL/HL, IB English Literature SL/HL, IGCSE 9th and 10th grade, College Writing teacher and IB Extended Essay Supervisor I am an English classroom teacher but I have been tutoring after school and privately for 11 years. I prefer working 1-1 with students, using some simple reading and text analysis techniques, and to brainstorm essay topics, help with sentence structure, outlining, paragraph writing, and more.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

ACCET TESOL 60-hour ESL certificate. I have taught English and ESL in an international school setting for 11 years, interacting with students from 70 different countries. I am familiar with some of the most common differences in language structures between English and Russian, Vietnamese, German, Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese and other languages.
Literature,

Literature

I have taught a vast array of English classic novels and contemporary works, as well as poetry and a variety of other text types. I can help you identify the features of a text type, analyze any text using simple techniques you can learn to use yourself. I can also help you identify important passages in a text and assist you in writing a formal response or essay. BFA - writing MA Ed Tech IB Language and Literature, officially trained in new curriculum (2021)
Proofreading,

Proofreading

- 12+ years teaching experience in English reading and writing, High School & college - BFA Writing, MA Ed Tech - Supervised over 400+ research essays and literary essays - APA, MLA, citation Send me your written work and I will review your writing, give you a quote and provide written comments and suggestions ahead of our meeting to make the most efficient use of our time together.
Reading,

Reading

I have been an English Language and Literature teacher for over a decade and I have mostly worked with students in grades 9-12 as a head teacher in a classroom setting. This year I am tutoring students in reading strategies, text analysis, and structuring a response to assigned readings. Most of my students share with me texts and assignments from class prior to our lesson so that our time together is purposeful and efficient. The overreaching goal for every lesson is for you to walk away feeling confident in your understanding of the text and to understand how themes and meaning is conveyed through literary features. I can also work with you on strategies for responding to a text, outlining an essay, paragraph writing, sentence construction, vocabulary, grammar and citation.
Writing,

Writing

Expert at brainstorming, outlining, sentence construction, paragraph writing, essay structure, formatting & citation. Send me your assignments, texts and/or written work ahead of the lesson and I will give you an estimate and prepare for our lesson to make efficient use of our time together. BFA - writing, MA - Ed-Tech, 12+ years full-time teaching experience, HS & college
TOEFL

Homeschool

English,

English

* 11 year veteran teacher 9-12K, Master in Ed Tech, writer * IB English: Language and Literature SL/HL, IB English Literature SL/HL, IGCSE 9th and 10th grade, College Writing teacher and IB Extended Essay Supervisor I am an English classroom teacher but I have been tutoring after school and privately for 11 years. I prefer working 1-1 with students, using some simple reading and text analysis techniques, and to brainstorm essay topics, help with sentence structure, outlining, paragraph writing, and more.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

ACCET TESOL 60-hour ESL certificate. I have taught English and ESL in an international school setting for 11 years, interacting with students from 70 different countries. I am familiar with some of the most common differences in language structures between English and Russian, Vietnamese, German, Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese and other languages.
Reading,

Reading

I have been an English Language and Literature teacher for over a decade and I have mostly worked with students in grades 9-12 as a head teacher in a classroom setting. This year I am tutoring students in reading strategies, text analysis, and structuring a response to assigned readings. Most of my students share with me texts and assignments from class prior to our lesson so that our time together is purposeful and efficient. The overreaching goal for every lesson is for you to walk away feeling confident in your understanding of the text and to understand how themes and meaning is conveyed through literary features. I can also work with you on strategies for responding to a text, outlining an essay, paragraph writing, sentence construction, vocabulary, grammar and citation.
Writing

Writing

Expert at brainstorming, outlining, sentence construction, paragraph writing, essay structure, formatting & citation. Send me your assignments, texts and/or written work ahead of the lesson and I will give you an estimate and prepare for our lesson to make efficient use of our time together. BFA - writing, MA - Ed-Tech, 12+ years full-time teaching experience, HS & college

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

ACCET TESOL 60-hour ESL certificate. I have taught English and ESL in an international school setting for 11 years, interacting with students from 70 different countries. I am familiar with some of the most common differences in language structures between English and Russian, Vietnamese, German, Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese and other languages.
TOEFL

Most Popular

English,

English

* 11 year veteran teacher 9-12K, Master in Ed Tech, writer * IB English: Language and Literature SL/HL, IB English Literature SL/HL, IGCSE 9th and 10th grade, College Writing teacher and IB Extended Essay Supervisor I am an English classroom teacher but I have been tutoring after school and privately for 11 years. I prefer working 1-1 with students, using some simple reading and text analysis techniques, and to brainstorm essay topics, help with sentence structure, outlining, paragraph writing, and more.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

ACCET TESOL 60-hour ESL certificate. I have taught English and ESL in an international school setting for 11 years, interacting with students from 70 different countries. I am familiar with some of the most common differences in language structures between English and Russian, Vietnamese, German, Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese and other languages.
Reading,

Reading

I have been an English Language and Literature teacher for over a decade and I have mostly worked with students in grades 9-12 as a head teacher in a classroom setting. This year I am tutoring students in reading strategies, text analysis, and structuring a response to assigned readings. Most of my students share with me texts and assignments from class prior to our lesson so that our time together is purposeful and efficient. The overreaching goal for every lesson is for you to walk away feeling confident in your understanding of the text and to understand how themes and meaning is conveyed through literary features. I can also work with you on strategies for responding to a text, outlining an essay, paragraph writing, sentence construction, vocabulary, grammar and citation.
Writing

Writing

Expert at brainstorming, outlining, sentence construction, paragraph writing, essay structure, formatting & citation. Send me your assignments, texts and/or written work ahead of the lesson and I will give you an estimate and prepare for our lesson to make efficient use of our time together. BFA - writing, MA - Ed-Tech, 12+ years full-time teaching experience, HS & college

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

ACCET TESOL 60-hour ESL certificate. I have taught English and ESL in an international school setting for 11 years, interacting with students from 70 different countries. I am familiar with some of the most common differences in language structures between English and Russian, Vietnamese, German, Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese and other languages.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

ACCET TESOL 60-hour ESL certificate. I have taught English and ESL in an international school setting for 11 years, interacting with students from 70 different countries. I am familiar with some of the most common differences in language structures between English and Russian, Vietnamese, German, Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese and other languages.
Reading,

Reading

I have been an English Language and Literature teacher for over a decade and I have mostly worked with students in grades 9-12 as a head teacher in a classroom setting. This year I am tutoring students in reading strategies, text analysis, and structuring a response to assigned readings. Most of my students share with me texts and assignments from class prior to our lesson so that our time together is purposeful and efficient. The overreaching goal for every lesson is for you to walk away feeling confident in your understanding of the text and to understand how themes and meaning is conveyed through literary features. I can also work with you on strategies for responding to a text, outlining an essay, paragraph writing, sentence construction, vocabulary, grammar and citation.
Writing

Writing

Expert at brainstorming, outlining, sentence construction, paragraph writing, essay structure, formatting & citation. Send me your assignments, texts and/or written work ahead of the lesson and I will give you an estimate and prepare for our lesson to make efficient use of our time together. BFA - writing, MA - Ed-Tech, 12+ years full-time teaching experience, HS & college

Test Preparation

TOEFL

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Birgitte has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Exactly what we needed!

Birgitte has been working with my 9th grader on essay writing. She is very knowledgable about how essays need to be structured. My son enjoys working with her and he's making some progress after only 2 sessions.

Pamela, 3 lessons with Birgitte

Effective and reliable tutor

Birgitte assisted me with my IB extended essay. She has been extremely helpful in guiding the outline, giving thoughtful suggestions on content, and helping to fine tune the final draft. Communication was simple and straightforward. I highly recommend her!

Melissa, 3 lessons with Birgitte

Great! Very helpful

Birgitte was very helpful. She is very experienced and knowledgeable especially on IB information and the Extended Essay. I 100% recommend for anyone looking for perfecting their EE!

Abi, 2 lessons with Birgitte

Tutor responsibility and help for Eng Content

Birgitte helped my daughter for a difficult piece of 10th grade HS Eng Honor. She confirmed with me late on Sun night to meet her the next day online. She was prepared and knew what the assignment asked. Her guidance helped my daughter for the thesis statement in two stories and tied it to the current situation for Eng class.

Kathy, 1 lesson with Birgitte

Awesome tutor!

Birgitte was extremely helpful in providing me with feedback regarding an IB English essay. Her input was extremely insightful and valuable throughout the session. Additionally, she made the extra effort by editing my essay even before our first session. I would highly recommend her to any student looking for valuable insight on any writing-based assignments.

Ameer, 7 lessons with Birgitte
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Response time: 2 hours