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Sheri M.

San Bruno, CA

$50/hour

English tutor for international students

5+ Hours
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$50/Hour


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University of Kansas
English
Johns Hopkins SAIS
Master's
University of Iowa
Enrolled

Education

University of Kansas (English)

Johns Hopkins SAIS (Master's)

University of Iowa (Enrolled)

About Sheri

I specialize in helping students improve verbal communication skills with structured activities that focus on speaking.

About me: I am a well-educated American with a master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate degree in the social sciences that is almost completed. I lived in China for a number of years and have engaged in academic work and research in China. I am fluent in Mandarin. Like you, I studied a foreign language for several years and have achieved fluency through smart study strategies.

I specialize in teaching academic English to adults (16 years and older) and also have experience tutoring business English to professionals. I have taught at community colleges and universities for eight years, in addition to tutoring. My classes are engaging and provide a lot of opportunity for you to speak so you can improve both informal communication and formal speaking skills.

Thanks for your time reading my profile, I look forward to hearing from you.
I specialize in helping students improve verbal communication skills with structured activities that focus on speaking.

About me: I am a well-educated American with a master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate degree in the social sciences that is almost completed. I lived in China for a number of years and have
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

A discount of 10% is available for lessons at my home office location. Cancellation fee is $25 if less than 24 hours in advance.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of San Bruno, CA 94066
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Literature, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading
Language:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Writing
History:
Government & Politics, Social Studies, Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Chinese

I have studied Chinese formally for 4 years, including a year at the prestigious Berkeley program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. I keep my Chinese current with my graduate studies and also as one of the languages I speak in the household. I tested as Advanced-Mid in 2009 by ACTFL standards, and recently (2014) scored high on Level 5 of the HSK exam.

As a non-native, but advanced speaker of Chinese, I bring my passion for learning Chinese and experience from the viewpoint of a student learning Chinese. I believe this is a valuable perspective for a teacher; I am highly attuned to the difficulties of learning, and also well versed in methods that improve learning and retention of the language.

My teaching experiences are diverse. I have worked in the capacity of a Chinese instructor, as a substitute teacher with the University of Kansas Confucian Institute. I have also worked with middle school and high school students as an expedition leader in China.

ESL/ESOL

I have taught English to international students at community colleges and in university programs.

University of Kansas
English
Johns Hopkins SAIS
Master's
University of Iowa
Enrolled

Education

University of Kansas (English)

Johns Hopkins SAIS (Master's)

University of Iowa (Enrolled)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

A discount of 10% is available for lessons at my home office location. Cancellation fee is $25 if less than 24 hours in advance.

Travel policy

Sheri will travel within 5 miles of San Bruno, CA 94066.