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Olen H.

Living and Learning

Living and Learning

$75/hour

  • 129 hours tutoring

  • Silver Lake Los Angeles, CA 90039

About Olen


Bio

Hey! Let me help you or your child with language or humanities studies through informal, fun, and effective tutoring at the level of attention that you deserve and to which you are accustomed.

My strengths are teaching French to beginners and English as a Second Language to non-native English speakers, with an extreme attention to detail and learning style personalized to your unique ways of learning.

I received a BA in French from UCLA with an emphasis in language, literature, and urban...

Hey! Let me help you or your child with language or humanities studies through informal, fun, and effective tutoring at the level of attention that you deserve and to which you are accustomed.

My strengths are teaching French to beginners and English as a Second Language to non-native English speakers, with an extreme attention to detail and learning style personalized to your unique ways of learning.

I received a BA in French from UCLA with an emphasis in language, literature, and urban culture, an MA in Cultural Anthropology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and have also had extensive training in German and Spanish. I also have dramatic arts and speech training whose practicality complements an already discriminating educational background.

I have lived in France and Germany and have experience teaching both kids and adults in the classroom and one-on-one setting. I can help you not only with perfecting your grammar, but also with perfecting your accent. These languages are NOT my mother tongue, which means that, just like you, I had to learn the language “from scratch” – and I went on to major in French in college. I've been there and understand what it takes to master French as a native English speaker. I did it and so can you. While textbooks are helpful as a guide, using the spoken language as it is used in the day-to-day world as the base from which to learn is much more effective and much more fun. Exploring current events, movies, music, culture, and literature is a great, non-traditional way to learn and a way to personally customize your learning experience to the ways you enjoy learning.

I help you re-frame and approach subjects like geography, reading, languages, humanities, and schoolwork in general in a non-traditional way that makes it fun and relevant to life. Getting to know you and discovering your interests and using them to approach the material is the most important dimension to making learning happen, and in the most personalized and attentive way possible.

References available upon request or you can read the recommendations from my students below.


Education

UCLA
French
California Institute of Integral Studies
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $75
  • Rate details: Two students: $100/hour
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90039
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught English to German kindergarteners with a company called Oskar Lernt Englisch on a freelance contract basis. I also was a camp counselor at their English language immersion summer camp, where we had daily, structured language classes in addition to camp activities. I also taught English to German adults in a class that I created called "English with Theater," using theatrical texts to improve the comprehension and spoken English of intermediate level English students at a school called Sprachenatelier Berlin. I tailor each lesson to the student's needs with a combination of vocal, reading, and listening exercises. I consider myself to be a highly effective and patient teacher and all of my students would agree.
French

Elementary Education

Reading, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught English to German kindergarteners with a company called Oskar Lernt Englisch on a freelance contract basis. I also was a camp counselor at their English language immersion summer camp, where we had daily, structured language classes in addition to camp activities. I also taught English to German adults in a class that I created called "English with Theater," using theatrical texts to improve the comprehension and spoken English of intermediate level English students at a school called Sprachenatelier Berlin. I tailor each lesson to the student's needs with a combination of vocal, reading, and listening exercises. I consider myself to be a highly effective and patient teacher and all of my students would agree.
English, Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary

History

Geography

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught English to German kindergarteners with a company called Oskar Lernt Englisch on a freelance contract basis. I also was a camp counselor at their English language immersion summer camp, where we had daily, structured language classes in addition to camp activities. I also taught English to German adults in a class that I created called "English with Theater," using theatrical texts to improve the comprehension and spoken English of intermediate level English students at a school called Sprachenatelier Berlin. I tailor each lesson to the student's needs with a combination of vocal, reading, and listening exercises. I consider myself to be a highly effective and patient teacher and all of my students would agree.
English, French, Reading

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught English to German kindergarteners with a company called Oskar Lernt Englisch on a freelance contract basis. I also was a camp counselor at their English language immersion summer camp, where we had daily, structured language classes in addition to camp activities. I also taught English to German adults in a class that I created called "English with Theater," using theatrical texts to improve the comprehension and spoken English of intermediate level English students at a school called Sprachenatelier Berlin. I tailor each lesson to the student's needs with a combination of vocal, reading, and listening exercises. I consider myself to be a highly effective and patient teacher and all of my students would agree.
French

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught English to German kindergarteners with a company called Oskar Lernt Englisch on a freelance contract basis. I also was a camp counselor at their English language immersion summer camp, where we had daily, structured language classes in addition to camp activities. I also taught English to German adults in a class that I created called "English with Theater," using theatrical texts to improve the comprehension and spoken English of intermediate level English students at a school called Sprachenatelier Berlin. I tailor each lesson to the student's needs with a combination of vocal, reading, and listening exercises. I consider myself to be a highly effective and patient teacher and all of my students would agree.
English, French, Reading

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught English to German kindergarteners with a company called Oskar Lernt Englisch on a freelance contract basis. I also was a camp counselor at their English language immersion summer camp, where we had daily, structured language classes in addition to camp activities. I also taught English to German adults in a class that I created called "English with Theater," using theatrical texts to improve the comprehension and spoken English of intermediate level English students at a school called Sprachenatelier Berlin. I tailor each lesson to the student's needs with a combination of vocal, reading, and listening exercises. I consider myself to be a highly effective and patient teacher and all of my students would agree.
Geography

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught English to German kindergarteners with a company called Oskar Lernt Englisch on a freelance contract basis. I also was a camp counselor at their English language immersion summer camp, where we had daily, structured language classes in addition to camp activities. I also taught English to German adults in a class that I created called "English with Theater," using theatrical texts to improve the comprehension and spoken English of intermediate level English students at a school called Sprachenatelier Berlin. I tailor each lesson to the student's needs with a combination of vocal, reading, and listening exercises. I consider myself to be a highly effective and patient teacher and all of my students would agree.
French, Reading

Test Preparation

SAT Writing

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


Reviews


Wonderful Tutor!!

Olen is a true professional and dedicated teacher. Before I had his ESL lessons, I could not speak loudly because I was unsure about my English skill. Olen improved my pronunciation back to vowels and gave me confidence. Thanks to him, my co-workers and boss are now impressed with my progress. As well as a good teacher, he is a very cultured person who is free from bias. You can talk freely from religion to politics without worrying that your different ways of looking at things might bother him (or you.) If you would like to speak English like a native, I recommend you to try his "sessions".

Shiori, 19 lessons with Olen

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