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Shaheed S.

ESL Instructor

ESL Instructor

$36/hour

  • 5 hours tutoring

  • Riverside, CA 92508


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About Shaheed


Bio

Shaheed is a graduate of the University of Southern California, with a Master of Arts in Teaching- TESOL, a B.A. in Dramatic Arts (Jack Nicholson Award winner), and a minor in Entrepreneurship. He has taught EFL & ESL learners and teachers in Malaysia, South Korea, Los Angeles, Brunei, Thailand, China, Cambodia, Myanmar, and the Philippines. He just concluded his second term as an English Language Fellow with the U.S. Department of State (2014-2016). Through projects set up by the U.S....

Shaheed is a graduate of the University of Southern California, with a Master of Arts in Teaching- TESOL, a B.A. in Dramatic Arts (Jack Nicholson Award winner), and a minor in Entrepreneurship. He has taught EFL & ESL learners and teachers in Malaysia, South Korea, Los Angeles, Brunei, Thailand, China, Cambodia, Myanmar, and the Philippines. He just concluded his second term as an English Language Fellow with the U.S. Department of State (2014-2016). Through projects set up by the U.S. Embassy, he worked directly with local teachers, students, and education professionals to enact meaningful and sustainable changes in the way English is taught. Hosted by the University of Malaysia Kelantan, he taught English for Business. He also facilitated teacher training and English enrichment workshops for the Ministry of Education and the Southeast Asia region. Last semester, Shaheed taught at Irvine Valley College helping adult-ESL students develop the language skills they need in order to thrive in the United States.


Education

University of Southern California
BA Theatre-Entrepreneurship
University of Southern California
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $36
  • Tutor’s lessons: Online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Riverside, CA 92508
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/30/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I've created and presented 40 PowerPoint presentations in the past eight months. I know exactly how to make them appropriate for your content, visually stunning, and specific for your topic.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

While working on my Master of Arts in Teaching degree, I had to use MS Word on a daily basis to create reports, case studies, and letters. I can teach you specifically all about the elements of a great layout, formatting, and structure.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

My undergraduate degree is in theatre arts and entrepreneurship. Within those disciplines, I had to use adrenaline to overcome stage fright, master the art of negotiation, and work a concise sales pitch. In addition, having earned my minor from USC's Marshall School of Business, I was coached on how to use inflection, body language, posture, tone, cadence of speech, and rhythm to convey my thoughts. Lastly, my training in theatre/learning to project on stage has helped me understand what it takes to overcome public speaking obstacles.

Computer

General Computer,

General Computer

I know all about advanced computer terminology, as well as practical applications that can assist you with homework completion and testing.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I've created and presented 40 PowerPoint presentations in the past eight months. I know exactly how to make them appropriate for your content, visually stunning, and specific for your topic.
Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

While working on my Master of Arts in Teaching degree, I had to use MS Word on a daily basis to create reports, case studies, and letters. I can teach you specifically all about the elements of a great layout, formatting, and structure.

Corporate Training

General Computer,

General Computer

I know all about advanced computer terminology, as well as practical applications that can assist you with homework completion and testing.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I've created and presented 40 PowerPoint presentations in the past eight months. I know exactly how to make them appropriate for your content, visually stunning, and specific for your topic.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

While working on my Master of Arts in Teaching degree, I had to use MS Word on a daily basis to create reports, case studies, and letters. I can teach you specifically all about the elements of a great layout, formatting, and structure.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

My undergraduate degree is in theatre arts and entrepreneurship. Within those disciplines, I had to use adrenaline to overcome stage fright, master the art of negotiation, and work a concise sales pitch. In addition, having earned my minor from USC's Marshall School of Business, I was coached on how to use inflection, body language, posture, tone, cadence of speech, and rhythm to convey my thoughts. Lastly, my training in theatre/learning to project on stage has helped me understand what it takes to overcome public speaking obstacles.
Proofreading

Elementary Education

Handwriting,

Handwriting

Most of my handwriting experience comes from teaching in South Korea. I taught students simple ways to write neatly, by giving a number for each line in the letter. For example, "A" would include "1,2,3", for each line.
Phonics,

Phonics

I taught Kindergartners phonics in South Korea, where I would also tie in pronunciation. I realized that if I let bad pronunciation habits continue, it would be harder to break once older. I used innovative tactics for phonics, including rubber bands, flash cards, and getting students to stand up!
Reading,

Reading

Reading comprehension starts with realizing that each word must not be taken apart. Instead, I guide students in understanding that it's better to take strings of words that relate to a story or phrase. Then, students enjoy reading at a faster pace, love discovering the roots of words, and comprehend that it's okay to not know the definition of each word. By the end of my lessons, students love working with context clues when trying to discover the hidden meanings within passages!
Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

After graduating with my MAT in TESOL from the University of Southern California, I have come face to face with exactly what it takes to overcome all obstacles that prevent learners from achieving an increased reading rate, greater comprehension, articulate writing, confident speaking, and precise pronunciation.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

My undergraduate degree is in theatre arts and entrepreneurship. Within those disciplines, I had to use adrenaline to overcome stage fright, master the art of negotiation, and work a concise sales pitch. In addition, having earned my minor from USC's Marshall School of Business, I was coached on how to use inflection, body language, posture, tone, cadence of speech, and rhythm to convey my thoughts. Lastly, my training in theatre/learning to project on stage has helped me understand what it takes to overcome public speaking obstacles.
Reading,

Reading

Reading comprehension starts with realizing that each word must not be taken apart. Instead, I guide students in understanding that it's better to take strings of words that relate to a story or phrase. Then, students enjoy reading at a faster pace, love discovering the roots of words, and comprehend that it's okay to not know the definition of each word. By the end of my lessons, students love working with context clues when trying to discover the hidden meanings within passages!
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I'm a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) with my Master of Arts in Teaching (TESOL). So far, I've taught over 2,400 ESL classes abroad and enjoy applying learning theories in real-time. Equipped with the latest research in ESL teaching, I use theatre arts to teach reading strategies, pronunciation, vocabulary, effective academic writing, and speaking. I just finished a 16 month contract as an ESL Instructor in Busan, South Korea. Before that, I was a mentor to Kindergartners in Compton, CA. Prior to that, I completely devoted myself to literacy, language, and social skills with AmeriCorps’, Jumpstart.
Proofreading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

English,

English

After graduating with my MAT in TESOL from the University of Southern California, I have come face to face with exactly what it takes to overcome all obstacles that prevent learners from achieving an increased reading rate, greater comprehension, articulate writing, confident speaking, and precise pronunciation.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

Most of my handwriting experience comes from teaching in South Korea. I taught students simple ways to write neatly, by giving a number for each line in the letter. For example, "A" would include "1,2,3", for each line.
Reading,

Reading

Reading comprehension starts with realizing that each word must not be taken apart. Instead, I guide students in understanding that it's better to take strings of words that relate to a story or phrase. Then, students enjoy reading at a faster pace, love discovering the roots of words, and comprehend that it's okay to not know the definition of each word. By the end of my lessons, students love working with context clues when trying to discover the hidden meanings within passages!
Spelling, Writing

Language

TOEFL

TOEFL

I'm a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) with my Master of Arts in Teaching (TESOL). So far, I've taught over 2,400 ESL classes abroad and enjoy applying learning theories in real-time. Equipped with the latest research in ESL teaching, I use theatre arts to teach reading strategies, pronunciation, vocabulary, effective academic writing, and speaking. I just finished a 16 month contract as an ESL Instructor in Busan, South Korea. Before that, I was a mentor to Kindergartners in Compton, CA. Prior to that, I completely devoted myself to literacy, language, and social skills with AmeriCorps’, Jumpstart.

Most Popular

English,

English

After graduating with my MAT in TESOL from the University of Southern California, I have come face to face with exactly what it takes to overcome all obstacles that prevent learners from achieving an increased reading rate, greater comprehension, articulate writing, confident speaking, and precise pronunciation.
Reading,

Reading

Reading comprehension starts with realizing that each word must not be taken apart. Instead, I guide students in understanding that it's better to take strings of words that relate to a story or phrase. Then, students enjoy reading at a faster pace, love discovering the roots of words, and comprehend that it's okay to not know the definition of each word. By the end of my lessons, students love working with context clues when trying to discover the hidden meanings within passages!
Writing

Special Needs

Phonics,

Phonics

I taught Kindergartners phonics in South Korea, where I would also tie in pronunciation. I realized that if I let bad pronunciation habits continue, it would be harder to break once older. I used innovative tactics for phonics, including rubber bands, flash cards, and getting students to stand up!
Speech

Speech

As a professional actor and ESL educator, I have experience teaching pronunciation, articulation, stress, and identifying pronunciation mishaps. Using the color vowel chart and rubberbands also helps to identify stress patterns. English is a stress-time language, unlike languages that are syllable-timed. Together, we can get over the pronunciation hurdle, enabling you to sound more intelligible.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

Reading comprehension starts with realizing that each word must not be taken apart. Instead, I guide students in understanding that it's better to take strings of words that relate to a story or phrase. Then, students enjoy reading at a faster pace, love discovering the roots of words, and comprehend that it's okay to not know the definition of each word. By the end of my lessons, students love working with context clues when trying to discover the hidden meanings within passages!
Writing

Test Preparation

TOEFL

TOEFL

I'm a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) with my Master of Arts in Teaching (TESOL). So far, I've taught over 2,400 ESL classes abroad and enjoy applying learning theories in real-time. Equipped with the latest research in ESL teaching, I use theatre arts to teach reading strategies, pronunciation, vocabulary, effective academic writing, and speaking. I just finished a 16 month contract as an ESL Instructor in Busan, South Korea. Before that, I was a mentor to Kindergartners in Compton, CA. Prior to that, I completely devoted myself to literacy, language, and social skills with AmeriCorps’, Jumpstart.

Resources

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$36/hour

Shaheed S.

$36/hour

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