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Hope D.

Gilroy, CA

$45/hour

Experienced, professional tutor in languages & other subjects

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 189 ratings
Great Tutor
— Susan, San Jose, CA on 7/8/14

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Wilfrid Laurier University
Languages ' History
York University
Master's

Education

Wilfrid Laurier University (Languages ' History)

York University (Master's)

About Hope

Who I am: I am a highly experienced, professional tutor, specializing in languages.

Experience: I have 10 years tutoring experience in Spanish, French, beginner Japanese, beginner German, and ESL (English as a Second Language). I have also tutored elementary school mathematics and some high school mathematics as well, among other subjects.

Education: My education has all been obtained in Canada: I did my undergraduate at Wilfrid Laurier University, where I completed a double Honours degree in Languages and History; and my Master's in Linguistics at York University.

Why I tutor: I love tutoring students of all ages and find it so rewarding when my students are happy with their learning experience and see themselves improving and growing in proficiency. I am passionate about teaching and learning, and always look for new, fun ways to teach.

See you soon! ¡Hasta pronto! à bientôt! Bis bald!
Who I am: I am a highly experienced, professional tutor, specializing in languages.

Experience: I have 10 years tutoring experience in Spanish, French, beginner
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Base fee of $45 applies to math, Spanish, English, and other general arts subjects. Due to my expertise in languages: $55/hour for French, Japanese, and German language.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Gilroy, CA 95020
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great Tutor"

- Susan, San Jose, CA on 7/8/14

"Spanish Tutoring with Hope!"

- Juliana, Gilroy, CA on 10/20/16

"Truly the Hope our family needed!!"

- Cheryl, Morgan Hill, CA on 6/1/16

"Excellent Spanish/History tutor"

- Gil, Morgan Hill, CA on 3/2/16

"Exemplary Tutor"

- Nadine, Gilroy, CA on 6/3/15

"Very Patient"

- Sang, Morgan Hill, CA on 3/5/15

"Excellent tutor"

- Laura, Gilroy, CA on 1/18/15

"Great teacher, highly recommend"

- Anna, San Jose, CA on 12/18/14

"Awesome Tutor"

- Dena, Gilroy, CA on 12/4/14

"Spanish Tutor. Very professional and patient!"

- Mari, Morgan Hill, CA on 11/10/14

"Patient and thorough"

- Anita, San Martin, CA on 3/23/14

"My son enjoys working with Hope!"

- Angelina, Morgan Hill, CA on 2/17/14

"Great tutor!"

- Avery, Los Gatos, CA on 1/28/14
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Trigonometry
Music:
Music History
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Art History
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, TOEFL
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, TOEFL
History:
Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Marketing, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking

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 have been tutoring for 10 years. During this time, I have had students of many different ages. In the elementary level, I have tutored: 4 boys between the ages of 4 and 11 years, and three girls between the ages of 5 and 10.

Public Speaking

I have, as a tutor, helped students with public speaking and presentation skills. I have had to give many presentations thought my years as a student and have participated in debate club throughout high school and university. Also, I have experience from helping job searchers prepare for job interviews.

Study Skills

I have always been an A student, from high school all the way through to my Ph.D. studies. However, my grades do not come to me easily: I credit my grades to my hard work and dedicated studying using efficient and effective study skills.
The methods I use are the following:
- I read passages/books twice. The first time to get a general understanding and look up words I don't know, a second time to answer questions I am asked.
- I highlight key sentences and main ideas in passages/books, and even key words in questions to make sure I do not stray from the question asked.
- I take thorough notes in class, and on any homework assignments.
- I memorize necessary material, or, at the very least, understand it well enough that I can talk it through logically or even explain it to others to see if they understand what I am saying.

Wilfrid Laurier University
Languages ' History
York University
Master's

Education

Wilfrid Laurier University (Languages ' History)

York University (Master's)

Great Tutor — Hope has been tutoring my 12-year-old son in history, literature, and Spanish. She is patient, knowledgeable, and responsible. My son enjoys working with her in all subjects weekly. ...

— Susan, San Jose, CA on 7/8/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Base fee of $45 applies to math, Spanish, English, and other general arts subjects. Due to my expertise in languages: $55/hour for French, Japanese, and German language.

Travel policy

Hope will travel within 30 miles of Gilroy, CA 95020.