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Bill T.

Long Beach, CA

$20/hour

Long Beach area tutor looking for English/ESL and Japanese students

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 3 ratings
Great Teacher
— Dane, Lakewood, CA on 6/20/15

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Univ. of California, Berkeley
History
San Francisco State Univ.
Master's
University of Texas at Austin
PhD

Education

Univ. of California, Berkeley (History)

San Francisco State Univ. (Master's)

University of Texas at Austin (PhD)

About Bill

I am looking for part-time tutoring during the week in the Long Beach area. I've taught ESL for over ten years and am currently teaching JPN 1 part time at LBCC. I specialize in composition but also enjoy teaching reading and test prep from the high school level on up. I am available as of Feb. 6th until the end of July. Thank you for using WyzAnt! I am looking for part-time tutoring during the week in the Long Beach area. I've taught ESL for over ten years and am currently teaching JPN 1 part time at LBCC. I specialize in composition but also enjoy teaching reading and test prep from Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

rate is adjustable

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Long Beach, CA 90814
In-person lessons

"Great Teacher"

- Dane, Lakewood, CA on 6/20/15
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary,
Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Japanese,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary

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Japanese

I passed the short JPN test that WyzAnt offers prospective tutors and have designed a number of quizzes for my students at LBCC. As I'm not a native speaker. LBCC hired me thru their equivalency process (based on grad school courses mostly).

Vocabulary

In 2010 and 2012, as an instructor in the Cal State University at Long Beach's American Language Institute, I taught an intermediate-level course called Reading, Writing and Vocabulary that focused on high-frequency academic (or General Service List) vocab. Students needed to complete worksheets and take regular quizzes that included various word forms/families, affixes/word roots, and definitions in order to develop their knowledge of vocabulary. Advanced-level students were expected to write summaries showing that they could understand key thematic points from the reading as well as use new vocabulary effectively. As an EFL instructor in both China and Japan, I offered extra vocabulary practice sessions for TOEFL, which not only included high frequency words but idiomatic expressions and collocations as well.

Univ. of California, Berkeley
History
San Francisco State Univ.
Master's
University of Texas at Austin
PhD

Education

Univ. of California, Berkeley (History)

San Francisco State Univ. (Master's)

University of Texas at Austin (PhD)

Great Teacher — Bill is a great teacher. I can easily tell he has real world experience living in Japan and has taught college level students. I feel Bill is best at teaching Katakana and helping students reach a more advanced level. My learning requirements were probably a bit too basic for Bill's teaching level but I still benefited from his expertise. ...

— Dane, Lakewood, CA on 6/20/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $20.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

rate is adjustable

Travel policy

Bill will travel within 10 miles of Long Beach, CA 90814.