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Erna C.

San Diego, CA

$50/hour

Patient ESL, English, and Spanish Language Tutor

In-person lessons
10+ Hours
Background check passed as of 3/28/14
5.0 average from 4 ratings

$50/Hour


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Cal State Fullerton
Spanish
Bethel Seminary San Diego
Master's
Alliant International University
Master's

Education

Cal State Fullerton (Spanish)

Bethel Seminary San Diego (Master's)

Alliant International University (Master's)

About Erna

I am an ESL teacher at a local university here in town. I have been teaching ESL for awhile now. I have a Master's degree in teaching ESL. I tutor at a local university here in town in writing, research, and essays for class assignments. I am also a head ESL teacher as well.

I have worked professionally at a school district as an Instructional Assistant in both English as a Second Language and Special Education for several years. I have a few years experience tutoring students in English as a Second/Foreign Language, reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.

I have a strong editing background and I have edited for both doctoral and master level students for their thesis and/or dissertations. I am knowledgeable in the APA writing style that most departments use in the colleges and universities.

I have tutored Spanish as a second/foreign language as well. I have a BA degree in Spanish Linguistics. I have worked professionally as a interpreter/translator in both English to Spanish and Spanish to English. Because of my training, schooling, and experience in both English and Spanish and being a native speaker of both languages, I have successfully taught both languages to speakers of diverse languages and backgrounds.

I love working with children, adults, and teenagers. I have designed and implemented a good curriculum in order to teach both English and Spanish. I can also meet with the student and determine a strategy and plan to implement in order to improve and reach pertinent goals. Because of my schooling, training, and education, I am able to assess if other professionals are needed as well, such as determining if their is a learning disability and/or other issues involved. I am able to determine this because of my job experience in working in Special Education, Masters Degree in Marital and Family Therapy, and job experience in observing children and assessing for possible learning and behavioral disabilities in the Head Start Program.

I have worked in Law Enforcement for several years and I have graduated from the investigator's academy. Also, I am a State Certified Crime Analyst and graduated from Cal State Fullerton. I can tutor in Criminal Justice classes as well. I am easy to speak to and creative in finding solutions. Because of my background in Law Enforcement, I have received very high clearances with the agencies that I have been employed at.
I am an ESL teacher at a local university here in town. I have been teaching ESL for awhile now. I have a Master's degree in teaching ESL. I tutor at a local university here in town in writing, research, and essays for class assignments. I am also a head ESL teacher as well.

I have worked professionally at a school district as an
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Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of San Diego, CA 92107
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Test Preparation:
College Counseling,
IELTS, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
IELTS, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish,
TOEFL
History:
Criminal Justice,
Religion
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Dyslexia, Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Phonics,
Reading,
Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Martial Arts

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Bible Studies

I have a Master's Degree from Bethel College in San Diego from Betel Seminary San Diego where we studied 50 semester units in Theology as well as studied courses in Marital and Family Therapy. I conferred my degree on June 2005. My thesis was written on the tenets of the Baptist faith about the nature of God and the nature of man.

College Counseling

I have a Master's Degree in Marital and Family Therapy. I have done my internship hours in counseling young adults who were college students who needed some help to deal with the stress of going to college. I have also counseled young adults with making career choices and picking the programs that would help them reach their goals. I have experience in counseling children, women, and men from different socioeconomic backgrounds in both English and Spanish. I also have experience teaching in the Adult Education programs in the community colleges.

Criminal Justice

I worked 6 years as a Criminal Intelligence Analyst, Investigator Assistant, and a Medi-Cal Fraud Investigator. I have completed the State Investigator's Post Academy and have completed many POST classes. I am a State Certified Crime Analyst which I was conferred in 1996 at Cal State Fullerton and completed my POST academy in 11/1997 at Golden West College.

ESL/ESOL

I have a M.Ed. in ESL and I am a teacher. I have training in Linguistics, different teaching methods, and knowledge of teaching ESL as a second and/or foreign language. I have designed my own curriculum and has adapted others' curriculum. I have experience in tutoring ESL students. I can teach children, adults, and teenagers.

Grammar

I have taken numerous English grammar classes in both my undergraduate and graduate degrees. I have taken Linguistics courses which cover the English grammar and other languages as well. I can tutor you in grammar. I have experience tutoring in English grammar to children, adults, and teenagers.

Martial Arts

I have a 2nd degree brown belt in Ed Parker's American Kenpo from Bob White in Costa Mesa. I have been training in martial arts since I was 11 years old. I have studied self-defense in the police academy as well. I have studied Tai Chi, Kara-Ho, and Filipino Martial Arts as well.

Phonics

I have taken Linguistic courses in both English and Spanish in the Bachelor's and Master's level at Cal State Fullerton and Alliant International University. We learn Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, and in both English and Spanish. We design lesson plans to teach Phonology in all different levels.

Proofreading

I have experience in proofreading and editing thesis and dissertations for doctoral and master level students. Also, I have edited non-native speakers and undergraduate students as well. I have been editing and proofreading professionally as well. I am a Master's student graduate in 2014 in ESL.

Reading

I have teaching and tutoring experience in reading. I can teach from the beginning to advance levels. I have experience in assessing and designing a curriculum for reading. I have access to reading materials and textbooks to tutor. I can tutor children, adults, and teenagers.

Spanish

I have a BA degree in Spanish Linguistics and Literature. I have experience in teaching and tutoring Spanish to children, adults, and teenagers. I have tutored individuals in conversational Spanish as well. I am a native speaker of Spanish. I use the same philosophy as I teach ESL and apply it to Spanish as a second and/or foreign language. I have worked as a translator/interpreter professionally from Spanish to English and English to Spanish.

Vocabulary

I have tutored and taught vocabulary to ESL and native speakers. I have training in teaching vocabulary and I have designed my own curriculum to teach and tutor. I have textbooks that I have adapted into my curriculum as well. I am a M.Ed. in ESL and currently teaching.

Writing

I have a BA, MA, and I have a M.Ed. in ESL. I have taken many writing classes and have written a thesis for my first Master's degree. I can write in APA style and I am familiar with the Turabian, Chicago, MLA, and technical writing styles. I have tutored and taught writing to native and non-native speakers. I have experience working with children, adults, and teenagers.

Cal State Fullerton
Spanish
Bethel Seminary San Diego
Master's
Alliant International University
Master's

Education

Cal State Fullerton (Spanish)

Bethel Seminary San Diego (Master's)

Alliant International University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Erna will travel within 20 miles of San Diego, CA 92107.