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Michael K.

Oakland, CA

$50/hour

Experienced ESL teacher, Peace Corps trained

In-person lessons

$50/Hour


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U.C. Berkeley
Political Science

Education

U.C. Berkeley (Political Science)

About Michael

I have a long history of ESL teaching, both abroad and at home. I was trained by the Peace Corps. I taught ESL (including an intensive one-year immersion class) in Malaysian Borneo, Japan and Guam. The state granted me a lifetime adult teaching credential in 1969. Most recently, I taught ESL for an Adult School. I strongly emphasize oral skills--speaking--as the essential basic requirement for learning English (or any language), with reading and writing to follow aural-oral comprehension and use.

The Peace Corps ESL training (1965) was superlative, not only relying on the aural-oral method (listen, repeat) of teaching English, but also relying on that method to teach me a foreign language, Malay. As I excelled in that endeavor, I understood the value of focusing first on speech and then on the written word. For beginners, I rely heavily on short dialogues memorized through repetition, and then using the patterns in the dialogue to teach vocabulary, pronunciation, and rhythm.

I have years of ESL experience behind me, and file folders full of lessons, from beginning to advanced. I can use these resources to make you a better English speaker, and therefore a better reader and writer.
I have a long history of ESL teaching, both abroad and at home. I was trained by the Peace Corps. I taught ESL (including an intensive one-year immersion class) in Malaysian Borneo, Japan and Guam. The state granted me a lifetime adult Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Oakland, CA 94610
In-person lessons
English:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, TOEFL, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar

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U.C. Berkeley
Political Science

Education

U.C. Berkeley (Political Science)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 10 miles of Oakland, CA 94610.