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Salle H.

English language, pronunciation and written communication

English language, pronunciation and written communication

$64/hour

  • 1,438 hours tutoring

  • San Jose, CA 95123

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Bio

I taught English in Japan for five years. I have been teaching ESL to adults in Santa Clara County over 25 years. For speakers of other languages, I know how to deal with communication barriers due to limited vocabulary, difficult pronunciation or low confidence level. I taught 3 subjects for the Campbell Union High School District: Japanese, Drama and English. I have tutored elementary school, middle school and high school students in reading (for fluency and comprehension), writing,...

I taught English in Japan for five years. I have been teaching ESL to adults in Santa Clara County over 25 years. For speakers of other languages, I know how to deal with communication barriers due to limited vocabulary, difficult pronunciation or low confidence level. I taught 3 subjects for the Campbell Union High School District: Japanese, Drama and English. I have tutored elementary school, middle school and high school students in reading (for fluency and comprehension), writing, math, history, Spanish and Japanese. I have tutored adults and children through Wyzant for the past 10 years. All of this experience enables me to work with students of all ages in a multitude of subjects. My goal is always to help each individual I work with to reach his or her highest potential.


Education

San Jose State College
English
San Jose State University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $64
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of San Jose, CA 95123
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/17/2014

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Subjects

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

Over the past seventeen years my position at a refugee resettlement non-profit agency has included helping immigrants to redefine themselves in terms of career. Credentials that are from their home countries often are not accepted here. I have been writing resumes that exploit the cross-over skills they posses in order to be able to help them decide on a new direction. My counseling skills in this area, particularly for those for whom English is not their first language, are highly honed. It's important for me to help each student/client achieve their determined goals. One 18 year old student from Somalia had never gone to school and lacked literacy in her own language, but she wanted to be a doctor for children. We outlined the steps she would have to take (learn to read, take the GED, attend community college, then university pre-med, then an internship and a residency) with a projected time-frame in which she might achieve those goals. Nothing is impossible -- it's just necessary to make the steps small enough to succeed.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

My experience in addressing the public, on a number of subjects and in a variety of venues, has covered several decades. My first in high school was with memorization of the words of others. As I worked, often without a concrete lesson plan, in classrooms and workshops, I developed a confidence in my ability to express myself well. As well as being on stage, in many local plays, I have directed different groups as they produced plays for various audiences. Most recently, I have been teaching English language learners how to express themselves well to the class in preparation for job interviewing and applying for citizenship. My students take this ability out into the world and are often complimented on their ability to express themselves. A public speaker must possess two things in order to make others listen: there must be a message (an opinion on a topic or something to teach) and there must be the confidence that people want to hear this. Some of this confidence comes from practice, and I know steps to achieve that level of ability quickly.

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

Over the past seventeen years my position at a refugee resettlement non-profit agency has included helping immigrants to redefine themselves in terms of career. Credentials that are from their home countries often are not accepted here. I have been writing resumes that exploit the cross-over skills they posses in order to be able to help them decide on a new direction. My counseling skills in this area, particularly for those for whom English is not their first language, are highly honed. It's important for me to help each student/client achieve their determined goals. One 18 year old student from Somalia had never gone to school and lacked literacy in her own language, but she wanted to be a doctor for children. We outlined the steps she would have to take (learn to read, take the GED, attend community college, then university pre-med, then an internship and a residency) with a projected time-frame in which she might achieve those goals. Nothing is impossible -- it's just necessary to make the steps small enough to succeed.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught English as a foreign language in Japan for five-plus years before I returned to San Jose State University to achieve a Master's degree in Linguistics, emphasizing TESOL (Teaching English to speakers of other languages). As I was doing my graduate studies I began teaching for the Metropolitan Adult Education Program, through which I applied for and received my first adult adult credential. I was credentialed from 1987 for nearly three decades for teaching English, high school subjects, GED preparation and Japanese. I have been teaching ESL (English as a second language) and VESL (vocational English as a second language) from 1987 to today. I was a technical editor at Fairchild Semiconductor for some years before I went to Japan, working on Progress Magazine.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

My experience in addressing the public, on a number of subjects and in a variety of venues, has covered several decades. My first in high school was with memorization of the words of others. As I worked, often without a concrete lesson plan, in classrooms and workshops, I developed a confidence in my ability to express myself well. As well as being on stage, in many local plays, I have directed different groups as they produced plays for various audiences. Most recently, I have been teaching English language learners how to express themselves well to the class in preparation for job interviewing and applying for citizenship. My students take this ability out into the world and are often complimented on their ability to express themselves. A public speaker must possess two things in order to make others listen: there must be a message (an opinion on a topic or something to teach) and there must be the confidence that people want to hear this. Some of this confidence comes from practice, and I know steps to achieve that level of ability quickly.
Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Even though my current credential is for adults, I have had experience with elementary education from being a teacher's aide in 2nd grade, being a play-ground supervisor, teaching children English conversation and play for five years in Japan and more than 15 years as a professional baby-sitter. I was the one who took paper, rounded scissors, crayons, and glue for crafts, books to read and games to play when I was sitting with children from 4 to 10 years old. I've worked with children having trouble learning to read and just read to children who were having trouble going to sleep. I was a kindergarten substitute for one year, as well. I like, respect and work well with children.
Reading,

Reading

When I was working at Crystal Springs Elementary School as a teacher's assistant, I found out that I had a facility for helping children learn reading skills. I was working in the second grade, but was paired with a fifth grader during lunch to work on his reading twice a week. His reading improved two grade levels over the four months we worked together. I used these skills while teaching English in Japan to kindergarten and elementary school-aged children. Their parents were impressed with the progress they made. I am now tutoring children in reading for WyzAnt and loving it.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have both the academic knowledge and the real-life experience to help students -- even young children to develop a positive attitude toward studying. Because time management is the most important aspect of study skills, that's where I'll start with any student. Many students don't know how to cut large assignments into manageable pieces. I can see the overview and help to create simpler parts of the over-whelming "all." I guide students in creating a time-line for finishing the project with less stress. And then I focus on study skills by reviewing the project plan during every meeting.
Elementary Science

English

English,

English

Often teachers of English as a second language have specific skills directed toward that only. My skill set is much more general. My Bachelor's degree from SJSU was in English. I have been successfully interpreting and answering essay questions all my life. I am a published poet and have a memoir of my five plus years in Japan ready for my publisher as soon as the illustrations have been done. I taught a summer semester of remedial English at Prospect High between my years of teaching Japanese in the Campbell High School District. Recently I have been tutoring, through WyzAnt, students from all levels of the K-12 system with reading comprehension and writing skills. I love reading and it shows.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught English as a foreign language in Japan for five-plus years before I returned to San Jose State University to achieve a Master's degree in Linguistics, emphasizing TESOL (Teaching English to speakers of other languages). As I was doing my graduate studies I began teaching for the Metropolitan Adult Education Program, through which I applied for and received my first adult adult credential. I was credentialed from 1987 for nearly three decades for teaching English, high school subjects, GED preparation and Japanese. I have been teaching ESL (English as a second language) and VESL (vocational English as a second language) from 1987 to today. I was a technical editor at Fairchild Semiconductor for some years before I went to Japan, working on Progress Magazine.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

My experience in addressing the public, on a number of subjects and in a variety of venues, has covered several decades. My first in high school was with memorization of the words of others. As I worked, often without a concrete lesson plan, in classrooms and workshops, I developed a confidence in my ability to express myself well. As well as being on stage, in many local plays, I have directed different groups as they produced plays for various audiences. Most recently, I have been teaching English language learners how to express themselves well to the class in preparation for job interviewing and applying for citizenship. My students take this ability out into the world and are often complimented on their ability to express themselves. A public speaker must possess two things in order to make others listen: there must be a message (an opinion on a topic or something to teach) and there must be the confidence that people want to hear this. Some of this confidence comes from practice, and I know steps to achieve that level of ability quickly.
Reading,

Reading

When I was working at Crystal Springs Elementary School as a teacher's assistant, I found out that I had a facility for helping children learn reading skills. I was working in the second grade, but was paired with a fifth grader during lunch to work on his reading twice a week. His reading improved two grade levels over the four months we worked together. I used these skills while teaching English in Japan to kindergarten and elementary school-aged children. Their parents were impressed with the progress they made. I am now tutoring children in reading for WyzAnt and loving it.
Writing,

Writing

I've spent my life writing. I have published volumes of poetry and a memoir of my five years in Japan. I have written short stories and many, many essays. For my Master's degree in linguistics, I answered 10 comprehensive questions over a weekend with about 40 pages of essay answers and received the highest marks in each of them. I like to help others find their own creativity with words.
Proofreading

History

American History

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Even though my current credential is for adults, I have had experience with elementary education from being a teacher's aide in 2nd grade, being a play-ground supervisor, teaching children English conversation and play for five years in Japan and more than 15 years as a professional baby-sitter. I was the one who took paper, rounded scissors, crayons, and glue for crafts, books to read and games to play when I was sitting with children from 4 to 10 years old. I've worked with children having trouble learning to read and just read to children who were having trouble going to sleep. I was a kindergarten substitute for one year, as well. I like, respect and work well with children.
English,

English

Often teachers of English as a second language have specific skills directed toward that only. My skill set is much more general. My Bachelor's degree from SJSU was in English. I have been successfully interpreting and answering essay questions all my life. I am a published poet and have a memoir of my five plus years in Japan ready for my publisher as soon as the illustrations have been done. I taught a summer semester of remedial English at Prospect High between my years of teaching Japanese in the Campbell High School District. Recently I have been tutoring, through WyzAnt, students from all levels of the K-12 system with reading comprehension and writing skills. I love reading and it shows.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught English as a foreign language in Japan for five-plus years before I returned to San Jose State University to achieve a Master's degree in Linguistics, emphasizing TESOL (Teaching English to speakers of other languages). As I was doing my graduate studies I began teaching for the Metropolitan Adult Education Program, through which I applied for and received my first adult adult credential. I was credentialed from 1987 for nearly three decades for teaching English, high school subjects, GED preparation and Japanese. I have been teaching ESL (English as a second language) and VESL (vocational English as a second language) from 1987 to today. I was a technical editor at Fairchild Semiconductor for some years before I went to Japan, working on Progress Magazine.
Reading,

Reading

When I was working at Crystal Springs Elementary School as a teacher's assistant, I found out that I had a facility for helping children learn reading skills. I was working in the second grade, but was paired with a fifth grader during lunch to work on his reading twice a week. His reading improved two grade levels over the four months we worked together. I used these skills while teaching English in Japan to kindergarten and elementary school-aged children. Their parents were impressed with the progress they made. I am now tutoring children in reading for WyzAnt and loving it.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have both the academic knowledge and the real-life experience to help students -- even young children to develop a positive attitude toward studying. Because time management is the most important aspect of study skills, that's where I'll start with any student. Many students don't know how to cut large assignments into manageable pieces. I can see the overview and help to create simpler parts of the over-whelming "all." I guide students in creating a time-line for finishing the project with less stress. And then I focus on study skills by reviewing the project plan during every meeting.
Writing

Writing

I've spent my life writing. I have published volumes of poetry and a memoir of my five years in Japan. I have written short stories and many, many essays. For my Master's degree in linguistics, I answered 10 comprehensive questions over a weekend with about 40 pages of essay answers and received the highest marks in each of them. I like to help others find their own creativity with words.

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I taught English as a foreign language in Japan for five-plus years before I returned to San Jose State University to achieve a Master's degree in Linguistics, emphasizing TESOL (Teaching English to speakers of other languages). As I was doing my graduate studies I began teaching for the Metropolitan Adult Education Program, through which I applied for and received my first adult adult credential. I was credentialed from 1987 for nearly three decades for teaching English, high school subjects, GED preparation and Japanese. I have been teaching ESL (English as a second language) and VESL (vocational English as a second language) from 1987 to today. I was a technical editor at Fairchild Semiconductor for some years before I went to Japan, working on Progress Magazine.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Even though my current credential is for adults, I have had experience with elementary education from being a teacher's aide in 2nd grade, being a play-ground supervisor, teaching children English conversation and play for five years in Japan and more than 15 years as a professional baby-sitter. I was the one who took paper, rounded scissors, crayons, and glue for crafts, books to read and games to play when I was sitting with children from 4 to 10 years old. I've worked with children having trouble learning to read and just read to children who were having trouble going to sleep. I was a kindergarten substitute for one year, as well. I like, respect and work well with children.
English,

English

Often teachers of English as a second language have specific skills directed toward that only. My skill set is much more general. My Bachelor's degree from SJSU was in English. I have been successfully interpreting and answering essay questions all my life. I am a published poet and have a memoir of my five plus years in Japan ready for my publisher as soon as the illustrations have been done. I taught a summer semester of remedial English at Prospect High between my years of teaching Japanese in the Campbell High School District. Recently I have been tutoring, through WyzAnt, students from all levels of the K-12 system with reading comprehension and writing skills. I love reading and it shows.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught English as a foreign language in Japan for five-plus years before I returned to San Jose State University to achieve a Master's degree in Linguistics, emphasizing TESOL (Teaching English to speakers of other languages). As I was doing my graduate studies I began teaching for the Metropolitan Adult Education Program, through which I applied for and received my first adult adult credential. I was credentialed from 1987 for nearly three decades for teaching English, high school subjects, GED preparation and Japanese. I have been teaching ESL (English as a second language) and VESL (vocational English as a second language) from 1987 to today. I was a technical editor at Fairchild Semiconductor for some years before I went to Japan, working on Progress Magazine.
Reading,

Reading

When I was working at Crystal Springs Elementary School as a teacher's assistant, I found out that I had a facility for helping children learn reading skills. I was working in the second grade, but was paired with a fifth grader during lunch to work on his reading twice a week. His reading improved two grade levels over the four months we worked together. I used these skills while teaching English in Japan to kindergarten and elementary school-aged children. Their parents were impressed with the progress they made. I am now tutoring children in reading for WyzAnt and loving it.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have both the academic knowledge and the real-life experience to help students -- even young children to develop a positive attitude toward studying. Because time management is the most important aspect of study skills, that's where I'll start with any student. Many students don't know how to cut large assignments into manageable pieces. I can see the overview and help to create simpler parts of the over-whelming "all." I guide students in creating a time-line for finishing the project with less stress. And then I focus on study skills by reviewing the project plan during every meeting.
Writing

Writing

I've spent my life writing. I have published volumes of poetry and a memoir of my five years in Japan. I have written short stories and many, many essays. For my Master's degree in linguistics, I answered 10 comprehensive questions over a weekend with about 40 pages of essay answers and received the highest marks in each of them. I like to help others find their own creativity with words.

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught English as a foreign language in Japan for five-plus years before I returned to San Jose State University to achieve a Master's degree in Linguistics, emphasizing TESOL (Teaching English to speakers of other languages). As I was doing my graduate studies I began teaching for the Metropolitan Adult Education Program, through which I applied for and received my first adult adult credential. I was credentialed from 1987 for nearly three decades for teaching English, high school subjects, GED preparation and Japanese. I have been teaching ESL (English as a second language) and VESL (vocational English as a second language) from 1987 to today. I was a technical editor at Fairchild Semiconductor for some years before I went to Japan, working on Progress Magazine.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have both the academic knowledge and the real-life experience to help students -- even young children to develop a positive attitude toward studying. Because time management is the most important aspect of study skills, that's where I'll start with any student. Many students don't know how to cut large assignments into manageable pieces. I can see the overview and help to create simpler parts of the over-whelming "all." I guide students in creating a time-line for finishing the project with less stress. And then I focus on study skills by reviewing the project plan during every meeting.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have both the academic knowledge and the real-life experience to help students -- even young children to develop a positive attitude toward studying. Because time management is the most important aspect of study skills, that's where I'll start with any student. Many students don't know how to cut large assignments into manageable pieces. I can see the overview and help to create simpler parts of the over-whelming "all." I guide students in creating a time-line for finishing the project with less stress. And then I focus on study skills by reviewing the project plan during every meeting.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Even though my current credential is for adults, I have had experience with elementary education from being a teacher's aide in 2nd grade, being a play-ground supervisor, teaching children English conversation and play for five years in Japan and more than 15 years as a professional baby-sitter. I was the one who took paper, rounded scissors, crayons, and glue for crafts, books to read and games to play when I was sitting with children from 4 to 10 years old. I've worked with children having trouble learning to read and just read to children who were having trouble going to sleep. I was a kindergarten substitute for one year, as well. I like, respect and work well with children.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught English as a foreign language in Japan for five-plus years before I returned to San Jose State University to achieve a Master's degree in Linguistics, emphasizing TESOL (Teaching English to speakers of other languages). As I was doing my graduate studies I began teaching for the Metropolitan Adult Education Program, through which I applied for and received my first adult adult credential. I was credentialed from 1987 for nearly three decades for teaching English, high school subjects, GED preparation and Japanese. I have been teaching ESL (English as a second language) and VESL (vocational English as a second language) from 1987 to today. I was a technical editor at Fairchild Semiconductor for some years before I went to Japan, working on Progress Magazine.
Reading,

Reading

When I was working at Crystal Springs Elementary School as a teacher's assistant, I found out that I had a facility for helping children learn reading skills. I was working in the second grade, but was paired with a fifth grader during lunch to work on his reading twice a week. His reading improved two grade levels over the four months we worked together. I used these skills while teaching English in Japan to kindergarten and elementary school-aged children. Their parents were impressed with the progress they made. I am now tutoring children in reading for WyzAnt and loving it.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have both the academic knowledge and the real-life experience to help students -- even young children to develop a positive attitude toward studying. Because time management is the most important aspect of study skills, that's where I'll start with any student. Many students don't know how to cut large assignments into manageable pieces. I can see the overview and help to create simpler parts of the over-whelming "all." I guide students in creating a time-line for finishing the project with less stress. And then I focus on study skills by reviewing the project plan during every meeting.
Writing,

Writing

I've spent my life writing. I have published volumes of poetry and a memoir of my five years in Japan. I have written short stories and many, many essays. For my Master's degree in linguistics, I answered 10 comprehensive questions over a weekend with about 40 pages of essay answers and received the highest marks in each of them. I like to help others find their own creativity with words.
GED

Test Preparation

Career Development,

Career Development

Over the past seventeen years my position at a refugee resettlement non-profit agency has included helping immigrants to redefine themselves in terms of career. Credentials that are from their home countries often are not accepted here. I have been writing resumes that exploit the cross-over skills they posses in order to be able to help them decide on a new direction. My counseling skills in this area, particularly for those for whom English is not their first language, are highly honed. It's important for me to help each student/client achieve their determined goals. One 18 year old student from Somalia had never gone to school and lacked literacy in her own language, but she wanted to be a doctor for children. We outlined the steps she would have to take (learn to read, take the GED, attend community college, then university pre-med, then an internship and a residency) with a projected time-frame in which she might achieve those goals. Nothing is impossible -- it's just necessary to make the steps small enough to succeed.
GED

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (375 ratings)
5 star
(319)
4 star
(41)
3 star
(9)
2 star
(1)
1 star
(5)

Reviews


Salle Is VERY Good with Japanese Students

Thanks to Salle's experience in Japan, she understands how to improve the Japanese language weaknesses and how to explain American culture so that I can understand perfectly. She is very funny too.

Joey, 20 lessons with Salle

Great tutor with experience and passion!

I could tell immediately Salle loved writing. She was also really straightforward, which I liked. She got right to the point to make sure she was helpful with this assignment. She helped me make I sure that I was expressing myself in my writing. It a great first meeting, and I'm looking forward to working with Salle in the future!

Taylor, 2 lessons with Salle

Excellence across all age groups

Sally continues to be adept at working through age groups, from finite knowledge of the English language, to help with organizing power point presentations and reading instruction.She is an absolute gem.

Joanne, 13 lessons with Salle

Great tutor

After having Salle being tutoring my two kids, my children started having 'A' s in reading and writing in the school. Salle is very patient. She works with kids in a way that my children like. She also teaches good manners. My children treat her as part of the family now.

Chris, 21 lessons with Salle

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