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Jill M.

Patient and Experienced ESL/Spanish Tutor

Patient and Experienced ESL/Spanish Tutor

$40/hour

About Jill


Bio

Hi! My name is Jill. I am an experienced English as a Second Language and Spanish tutor, ready to help you with whatever aspects of these languages you need in order to be successful in these subjects. I am patient, enthusiastic, and tailor each session to the unique needs of the student. I also work extensively on proofreading and English composition skills.

Foreign languages are what made school interesting for me! After learning French, German, and Spanish, I lived, studied, and worked...

Hi! My name is Jill. I am an experienced English as a Second Language and Spanish tutor, ready to help you with whatever aspects of these languages you need in order to be successful in these subjects. I am patient, enthusiastic, and tailor each session to the unique needs of the student. I also work extensively on proofreading and English composition skills.

Foreign languages are what made school interesting for me! After learning French, German, and Spanish, I lived, studied, and worked in Spain for several years before coming to California, where I later gained a degree in Spanish here, graduating first in my class. I have taught Spanish at the high school level, and also to children and to adults at all levels from beginner to advanced. My teaching certification is in Modern Languages (Spanish) and ESL. I continue to keep my Spanish skills sharp, which is essential I think, by taking classes in Spanish, and by visiting Spanish-speaking countries. The many Hispanic cultures are fascinating to me, and the language and literature rich and beautiful. I love teaching grammar and pronunciation, so I hope I can also make the subject interesting for the student.

My English language teacher-training started in London, UK. I taught ESL in Spain, where I became fluent in Spanish, and in Bristol, UK, and now in California. I have taught ESL at all levels for many years, mostly in private language schools, with small classes of adults. I have also taught children from age 4. I can help you with pronunciation problems, and help improve skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing.

I have enjoyed working with students who were preparing for university entrance or professional examinations, such as TOEFL, IELTS, and Eiken Tests (Japan). Even after my students moved on to universities, some of them continued to send me their essays, and even their dissertations, for editing! I also teach English in the Workplace and with Skype, where Business English is the focus.

Teaching English as a Second Language is such a varied and interesting field, and continues to expand its boundaries thanks to new technology.


Education

CSUN
Spanish
CSUN Dept of Education
Other
International House London UK
Other

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Newbury Park, CA 91320
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/19/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Jill hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have certification to teach English as a Second Language, and many years of experience teaching ESL to adults and children at levels ranging from beginner to advanced, including exam preparation, such as TOEFL, IELTS, and Eiken test. I teach all skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. I also teach Business English to professionals in the workplace.
Grammar,

Grammar

Showing accurate knowledge of grammar usage is essential for student success, especially for college-level essay writing. As a result of my many years of experience teaching English as a Second Language, I have acquired a deep understanding of what constitutes appropriate use of grammar. This is an essential component of linguistic communication in today's world for students - children and adults - and people in the workplace.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

As a student, a tutor, and a teacher, I have spent many hours both writing essays and correcting grammar in essays. I have an ability to pay attention to detail, which is helpful in proofreading: every comma counts, and every phrase can be strengthened or weakened by the use of appropriate vocabulary and punctuation.
Spanish

Spanish

I have a degree in Spanish Language and Culture, and worked in Spain for many years. As an experienced language teacher, I really enjoy helping students figure out how Spanish works, and providing useful skills to help learn grammar and vocabulary.

Elementary Education

Grammar

Grammar

Showing accurate knowledge of grammar usage is essential for student success, especially for college-level essay writing. As a result of my many years of experience teaching English as a Second Language, I have acquired a deep understanding of what constitutes appropriate use of grammar. This is an essential component of linguistic communication in today's world for students - children and adults - and people in the workplace.

English

English,

English

I have taught ESL and tutored students in English composition and grammar use for many years. With a degree in Spanish and teaching qualifications for ESL and Spanish, I enjoy helping my students to understand and use language appropriately and with confidence.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have certification to teach English as a Second Language, and many years of experience teaching ESL to adults and children at levels ranging from beginner to advanced, including exam preparation, such as TOEFL, IELTS, and Eiken test. I teach all skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. I also teach Business English to professionals in the workplace.
Grammar,

Grammar

Showing accurate knowledge of grammar usage is essential for student success, especially for college-level essay writing. As a result of my many years of experience teaching English as a Second Language, I have acquired a deep understanding of what constitutes appropriate use of grammar. This is an essential component of linguistic communication in today's world for students - children and adults - and people in the workplace.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

As a student, a tutor, and a teacher, I have spent many hours both writing essays and correcting grammar in essays. I have an ability to pay attention to detail, which is helpful in proofreading: every comma counts, and every phrase can be strengthened or weakened by the use of appropriate vocabulary and punctuation.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is used by American universities and many other universities worldwide to gauge a potential student's level of English. The iBT (Internet-Based Test) requires an experienced teacher to prepare students for the four sections of the test: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. I have many years' experience, and am proud to say that I have prepared many students who had great results.
Writing

Writing

I have a degree in Spanish Language and Literature, and a teaching certificate for Spanish and ESL. My preparation for these qualifications included a great many essays. Through the process of learning how to write, I realized I had a gift for writing... and if you can write in one language, you can write in any language! Writing takes so many forms: literary, business, emails, reports, and so on. Over the course of my career as an educator, I've helped many students at all levels and ages learn practical skills to help them improve their writing abilities.

Homeschool

English,

English

I have taught ESL and tutored students in English composition and grammar use for many years. With a degree in Spanish and teaching qualifications for ESL and Spanish, I enjoy helping my students to understand and use language appropriately and with confidence.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have certification to teach English as a Second Language, and many years of experience teaching ESL to adults and children at levels ranging from beginner to advanced, including exam preparation, such as TOEFL, IELTS, and Eiken test. I teach all skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. I also teach Business English to professionals in the workplace.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have a degree in Spanish Language and Culture, and worked in Spain for many years. As an experienced language teacher, I really enjoy helping students figure out how Spanish works, and providing useful skills to help learn grammar and vocabulary.
Writing

Writing

I have a degree in Spanish Language and Literature, and a teaching certificate for Spanish and ESL. My preparation for these qualifications included a great many essays. Through the process of learning how to write, I realized I had a gift for writing... and if you can write in one language, you can write in any language! Writing takes so many forms: literary, business, emails, reports, and so on. Over the course of my career as an educator, I've helped many students at all levels and ages learn practical skills to help them improve their writing abilities.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have certification to teach English as a Second Language, and many years of experience teaching ESL to adults and children at levels ranging from beginner to advanced, including exam preparation, such as TOEFL, IELTS, and Eiken test. I teach all skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. I also teach Business English to professionals in the workplace.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have a degree in Spanish Language and Culture, and worked in Spain for many years. As an experienced language teacher, I really enjoy helping students figure out how Spanish works, and providing useful skills to help learn grammar and vocabulary.
TOEFL

TOEFL

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is used by American universities and many other universities worldwide to gauge a potential student's level of English. The iBT (Internet-Based Test) requires an experienced teacher to prepare students for the four sections of the test: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. I have many years' experience, and am proud to say that I have prepared many students who had great results.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have taught ESL and tutored students in English composition and grammar use for many years. With a degree in Spanish and teaching qualifications for ESL and Spanish, I enjoy helping my students to understand and use language appropriately and with confidence.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have certification to teach English as a Second Language, and many years of experience teaching ESL to adults and children at levels ranging from beginner to advanced, including exam preparation, such as TOEFL, IELTS, and Eiken test. I teach all skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. I also teach Business English to professionals in the workplace.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have a degree in Spanish Language and Culture, and worked in Spain for many years. As an experienced language teacher, I really enjoy helping students figure out how Spanish works, and providing useful skills to help learn grammar and vocabulary.
Writing

Writing

I have a degree in Spanish Language and Literature, and a teaching certificate for Spanish and ESL. My preparation for these qualifications included a great many essays. Through the process of learning how to write, I realized I had a gift for writing... and if you can write in one language, you can write in any language! Writing takes so many forms: literary, business, emails, reports, and so on. Over the course of my career as an educator, I've helped many students at all levels and ages learn practical skills to help them improve their writing abilities.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have certification to teach English as a Second Language, and many years of experience teaching ESL to adults and children at levels ranging from beginner to advanced, including exam preparation, such as TOEFL, IELTS, and Eiken test. I teach all skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. I also teach Business English to professionals in the workplace.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have certification to teach English as a Second Language, and many years of experience teaching ESL to adults and children at levels ranging from beginner to advanced, including exam preparation, such as TOEFL, IELTS, and Eiken test. I teach all skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. I also teach Business English to professionals in the workplace.
GED,

GED

I am an experienced, credentialed English as a Second Language and Spanish Language teacher. I love teaching! I have tutored students in many subjects over the years, and feel sure I can help to give a student the confidence required in the language areas to pass the GED exam.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have a degree in Spanish Language and Culture, and worked in Spain for many years. As an experienced language teacher, I really enjoy helping students figure out how Spanish works, and providing useful skills to help learn grammar and vocabulary.
Writing

Writing

I have a degree in Spanish Language and Literature, and a teaching certificate for Spanish and ESL. My preparation for these qualifications included a great many essays. Through the process of learning how to write, I realized I had a gift for writing... and if you can write in one language, you can write in any language! Writing takes so many forms: literary, business, emails, reports, and so on. Over the course of my career as an educator, I've helped many students at all levels and ages learn practical skills to help them improve their writing abilities.

Test Preparation

GED,

GED

I am an experienced, credentialed English as a Second Language and Spanish Language teacher. I love teaching! I have tutored students in many subjects over the years, and feel sure I can help to give a student the confidence required in the language areas to pass the GED exam.
TOEFL

TOEFL

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is used by American universities and many other universities worldwide to gauge a potential student's level of English. The iBT (Internet-Based Test) requires an experienced teacher to prepare students for the four sections of the test: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. I have many years' experience, and am proud to say that I have prepared many students who had great results.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Super

Jill is patient and truly cares about her students. She helped my son with his study habits and gave him tips about how he can improve his grade. We enjoyed having her and will use her in the future.

Sheryl, 4 lessons with Jill

Great teacher!

Jill is a great teacher. She takes the time to listen to what you need and provides great tools in which to practice and learn. She has a very pleasant personality and makes it fun to learn. I highly recommend her tutoring services!

Laura, 5 lessons with Jill

Excellent tutor

Before Jill started tutoring my daughter she would get a D or F on her Spanish tests. One week after Jill started tutoring she got a C. Now she even gets A's on some tests. Jill goes way beyond my expectations when she tutors and is by far the best tutor I have ever worked with.

Doron, 7 lessons with Jill

AWESOME!

I finally passed the CBEST writing section! Yeah! After multiple tries at the exam, I was unable to determine what my problem was. Jill was able to identify the problem quickly and we went to work. She was supportive, positive, and quite motivational. We only worked together for a few weeks and she was able to identify my problem, and give me tools to improve. These tools helped to improve my everyday writing. The stress and pressure from this type of standardized exam can be daunting, but Jill helped me put it in perspective and kept me on track. I am not sure how she has so much patience. One thing I do know is that without her, I would still be trying to pass the CBEST. Thank you Jill!

Maria, 3 lessons with Jill

Great Tutor!

I plan on taking the iBT TOEFL this summer. In spite of being a non-native fluent English speaker, I was concerned about the writing section of the test and I thought that I could still improve my writing skills. Ms. M not only taught me important test-taking strategies, but also helped me to develop confidence in the writing abilities that I possess. In addition, she is a very patient and knowledgeable teacher. I would definitely recommend her tutoring services.

Ibsen, 9 lessons with Jill

AMAZING Tutor!

We hired Jill to help our daughter with an online Spanish class that she needed to graduate. Languages do not come easy to our daughter. Jill is kind and has helped our daughter so much! My daughter loves her and finds that she makes a difficult subject much easier to understand. My daughter just earned a B+ on her midterm grade! We definitely recommend her highly!

Jennie, 26 lessons with Jill
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Jill M.

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