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Michael K.

Experienced ESL teacher, Peace Corps trained

Experienced ESL teacher, Peace Corps trained

$40/hour

  • 73 hours tutoring

  • Grand Lake Oakland, CA 94610

About Michael


Bio

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...

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.


Education

U.C. Berkeley
Political Science

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Oakland, CA 94610
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Michael hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar

English

ESL/ESOL, Grammar, TOEFL, Writing

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL, TOEFL

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL

Summer

ESL/ESOL, Writing

Test Preparation

TOEFL

$40/hour

Michael K.

$40/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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