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Bryan H.

College Professor, Linguist, Speech & Written Language Specialist

College Professor, Linguist, Speech & Written Language Specialist

$120/hour

  • 1,435 hours tutoring

About Bryan


Bio

My Teaching and Education
I am currently teaching English Composition at San Jose State University in San Jose, CA. I have previously taught English Composition and Literature at Foothill College in Los Altos, CA and at San Francisco State University in San Francisco, California. I have a Master's Degree in Linguistics from San Jose State University and a BA in Linguistics from Michigan State University.

My Students and Clients
I work with students or clients focused on developing their...

My Teaching and Education
I am currently teaching English Composition at San Jose State University in San Jose, CA. I have previously taught English Composition and Literature at Foothill College in Los Altos, CA and at San Francisco State University in San Francisco, California. I have a Master's Degree in Linguistics from San Jose State University and a BA in Linguistics from Michigan State University.

My Students and Clients
I work with students or clients focused on developing their communication through writing, reading, and speaking. I work with all ages: young writers, college students, masters students, and professionals.

For those clients interested in accent modification: I specialize in linguistic speech coaching utilizing a unique approach that blends practice and theory to achieve personal communication goals.

My Style
As for my tutoring style, it is best to start with the basics. Once a student can understand the basic concepts of an idea, they can use that as the structural support for more advanced concepts. With things like language and music, it is best for a student to understand how it works, not just repeat what is given to them. To understand these subjects, I like to go underneath the outer layer and look at the concept from within its core and basic structure. I believe a student should never be given the answer, but rather be guided in the correct direction with tools they need to be able to find it on their own.

I look forward to working with you!


Education

Michigan State University
Linguistics
San Jose State University
Masters

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have experience working with individuals and classrooms on the cornerstones of Public Speaking. We focus on organization of thoughts, clarity of these thoughts, and rationality of these thoughts. With subjects that people are most passionate about, it is important to have poise and rationality, rather than emotion. A confident speaker controls an audience much better than a speaker that lacks this bravado.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My work at the San Jose State University Language Development Center and the San Jose State University Student Athletic Success Center has many students that are ESL speakers. Therefore I need to tailor specific strategies to their needs in critical reading, writing, and development. I also teach accent modification, speech coaching, and listening skills to international students and professionals.
French,

French

I studied French Language and Culture at Universite Laval in Quebec, as well as receiving a minor degree in French from Michigan State University. I am conversationally apt. As a Linguist, I am able to explain French in a way average French instructors cannot! By using Linguistic techniques I can help you address your weaknesses in French at a root level.
Grammar,

Grammar

My work at the San Jose State University Language Development Center and the San Jose State University Student Athletic Success Center coaching students in writing and development skills, that entails discussions on grammar fundamentals and sentence structure.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

At the San Jose State University Language Development Center and the San Jose State University Student Athletic Success Center, I coach writing skills. This entails reviewing and discussing essay content revisions.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have experience working with individuals and classrooms on the cornerstones of Public Speaking. We focus on organization of thoughts, clarity of these thoughts, and rationality of these thoughts. With subjects that people are most passionate about, it is important to have poise and rationality, rather than emotion. A confident speaker controls an audience much better than a speaker that lacks this bravado.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

My work at the San Jose State University Language Development Center and the San Jose State University Student Athletic Success Center coaching students in writing and development skills, that entails discussions on grammar fundamentals and sentence structure.
Phonics,

Phonics

Through my work with L2 speakers, I have been able to observe, record, and teach individuals the importance of sound production and identification. The pillars of my critical work in Phonetics, Phonology, Laboratory Phonetics, and Articulation have all attributed to my ability to impart this skill of Phonics onto others. I have a Master's Degree in Linguistics.
Reading,

Reading

At the San Jose State University Language Development Center and the San Jose State University Student Athletic Success Center I coaching students in critical reading with literature chosen through a curriculum.
Vocabulary

English

English,

English

At the San Jose State University Language Development Center and the San Jose State University Student Athletic Success Center, I plan, organize, and lead discussions on selected texts and literature that relate back to planned writing prompts.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My work at the San Jose State University Language Development Center and the San Jose State University Student Athletic Success Center has many students that are ESL speakers. Therefore I need to tailor specific strategies to their needs in critical reading, writing, and development. I also teach accent modification, speech coaching, and listening skills to international students and professionals.
Grammar,

Grammar

My work at the San Jose State University Language Development Center and the San Jose State University Student Athletic Success Center coaching students in writing and development skills, that entails discussions on grammar fundamentals and sentence structure.
Literature,

Literature

At San Jose State University, I coached groups of students on critical thinking in literature. This entailed identification of key themes, symbols, and logic within a story. We extrapolated from these identifications, rationalizing them and understanding how the relate to the world at the time of the book's release.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

At the San Jose State University Language Development Center and the San Jose State University Student Athletic Success Center, I coach writing skills. This entails reviewing and discussing essay content revisions.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have experience working with individuals and classrooms on the cornerstones of Public Speaking. We focus on organization of thoughts, clarity of these thoughts, and rationality of these thoughts. With subjects that people are most passionate about, it is important to have poise and rationality, rather than emotion. A confident speaker controls an audience much better than a speaker that lacks this bravado.
Reading,

Reading

At the San Jose State University Language Development Center and the San Jose State University Student Athletic Success Center I coaching students in critical reading with literature chosen through a curriculum.
Writing,

Writing

I work at the San Jose State University Language Development Center and the San Jose State University Student Athletic Success Center coaching students in critical reading, writing, and development skills.
Vocabulary

Homeschool

English,

English

At the San Jose State University Language Development Center and the San Jose State University Student Athletic Success Center, I plan, organize, and lead discussions on selected texts and literature that relate back to planned writing prompts.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My work at the San Jose State University Language Development Center and the San Jose State University Student Athletic Success Center has many students that are ESL speakers. Therefore I need to tailor specific strategies to their needs in critical reading, writing, and development. I also teach accent modification, speech coaching, and listening skills to international students and professionals.
French,

French

I studied French Language and Culture at Universite Laval in Quebec, as well as receiving a minor degree in French from Michigan State University. I am conversationally apt. As a Linguist, I am able to explain French in a way average French instructors cannot! By using Linguistic techniques I can help you address your weaknesses in French at a root level.
Reading,

Reading

At the San Jose State University Language Development Center and the San Jose State University Student Athletic Success Center I coaching students in critical reading with literature chosen through a curriculum.
Writing

Writing

I work at the San Jose State University Language Development Center and the San Jose State University Student Athletic Success Center coaching students in critical reading, writing, and development skills.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My work at the San Jose State University Language Development Center and the San Jose State University Student Athletic Success Center has many students that are ESL speakers. Therefore I need to tailor specific strategies to their needs in critical reading, writing, and development. I also teach accent modification, speech coaching, and listening skills to international students and professionals.
French

French

I studied French Language and Culture at Universite Laval in Quebec, as well as receiving a minor degree in French from Michigan State University. I am conversationally apt. As a Linguist, I am able to explain French in a way average French instructors cannot! By using Linguistic techniques I can help you address your weaknesses in French at a root level.

Most Popular

English,

English

At the San Jose State University Language Development Center and the San Jose State University Student Athletic Success Center, I plan, organize, and lead discussions on selected texts and literature that relate back to planned writing prompts.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My work at the San Jose State University Language Development Center and the San Jose State University Student Athletic Success Center has many students that are ESL speakers. Therefore I need to tailor specific strategies to their needs in critical reading, writing, and development. I also teach accent modification, speech coaching, and listening skills to international students and professionals.
French,

French

I studied French Language and Culture at Universite Laval in Quebec, as well as receiving a minor degree in French from Michigan State University. I am conversationally apt. As a Linguist, I am able to explain French in a way average French instructors cannot! By using Linguistic techniques I can help you address your weaknesses in French at a root level.
Reading,

Reading

At the San Jose State University Language Development Center and the San Jose State University Student Athletic Success Center I coaching students in critical reading with literature chosen through a curriculum.
Writing

Writing

I work at the San Jose State University Language Development Center and the San Jose State University Student Athletic Success Center coaching students in critical reading, writing, and development skills.

Music

Ear Training,

Ear Training

I have worked with individuals in musical identification of sound and sound patterns. We have focused on musical scales and how they intertwine with each other. Understanding the patterns of music will train the ear and the mind optimally, when creating one's own patterns.
Guitar

Guitar

I have approximately 8 years of musical experience with a wide variety of musical instruments (mostly stringed instruments). I have worked with individuals, focusing on the basics of guitar and guitar theory. Integral parts of music, like chords, progressions, and scales all play an integral part. Timing, technique, and repetition are other key parts to this musical puzzle.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

My work at the San Jose State University Language Development Center and the San Jose State University Student Athletic Success Center has many students that are ESL speakers. Therefore I need to tailor specific strategies to their needs in critical reading, writing, and development. I also teach accent modification, speech coaching, and listening skills to international students and professionals.

Special Needs

Phonics,

Phonics

Through my work with L2 speakers, I have been able to observe, record, and teach individuals the importance of sound production and identification. The pillars of my critical work in Phonetics, Phonology, Laboratory Phonetics, and Articulation have all attributed to my ability to impart this skill of Phonics onto others. I have a Master's Degree in Linguistics.
Speech

Speech

I have a Bachelor's in Linguistics from Michigan State University and have taken coursework in Phonetics, Phonology, Laboratory Phonetics, and Articulation. I am currently working on a Master's in Linguistics at San Jose State University. In addition, I have private tutoring experience in accent modification and accent reduction.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My work at the San Jose State University Language Development Center and the San Jose State University Student Athletic Success Center has many students that are ESL speakers. Therefore I need to tailor specific strategies to their needs in critical reading, writing, and development. I also teach accent modification, speech coaching, and listening skills to international students and professionals.
French,

French

I studied French Language and Culture at Universite Laval in Quebec, as well as receiving a minor degree in French from Michigan State University. I am conversationally apt. As a Linguist, I am able to explain French in a way average French instructors cannot! By using Linguistic techniques I can help you address your weaknesses in French at a root level.
Reading,

Reading

At the San Jose State University Language Development Center and the San Jose State University Student Athletic Success Center I coaching students in critical reading with literature chosen through a curriculum.
Writing

Writing

I work at the San Jose State University Language Development Center and the San Jose State University Student Athletic Success Center coaching students in critical reading, writing, and development skills.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (437 ratings)
5 star
(428)
4 star
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3 star
(1)
2 star
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1 star
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Reviews


Great Teacher

Bryan H is a dope very knowledgeable teacher. It’s just my first session and I’m already feeling confident. I thought he was little pricey but he’s worth every penny.

Patrice, 2 lessons with Bryan

Great tutor

My son liked working with him very much. He looks forward to the next meeting. Bryan was very knowledgeable and patient. Definitely perfect for kids of all ages.

ROGER, 1 lesson with Bryan

Very good

He is very good! I did just my first class but I like so much. He is very patient and I noticed that he likes to be a teacher. He understands you, and he corrects me all the time. For me it is very important and I like. Thank you.

Tatiana, 68 lessons with Bryan

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Bryan is very professional at teaching ESL. He is knowledgeable, friendly and patient. He helped me correct my pronunciation. Rather than give me the answer directly, he preferred to encourage me to find out the answer by myself. It would help me understand the new knowledge better, thought the learning pace would be relatively slow. And like other reviews said, Bryan takes teaching ESL as his lifetime career. To some extent, I would say Bryan would be more professional than some other part-time tutors. Highly recommended!

Qianqian, 2 lessons with Bryan

Thanks!

Bryan helped book a session with one of my students and and was very courteous and helpful in organizing the initial session. He is very good with his communication and I am confident with his coaching abilities!

Sam, 1 lesson with Bryan

knowledgeable tutor.

Bryan H. is a very perceptive tutor. He got me to think outside the box. He knows the information inside and out. Sometimes it better to spend more on someone who knows than pay less on someone who is trying to figure it out.

Rebecca, 5 lessons with Bryan

Knowledgeable tutor!!

Bryan helped me with English pronunciation. He was prepared with material aids which made the lesson better. I would recommend him to anybody who would like to improve their English pronunciation.

John, 6 lessons with Bryan

One of the best English tutor in the Bay Area

Bryan had been my English tutor for 6 months, and improved my English a lot! As an engineer, I worked with Bryan to improve my language skills and prepare for my interviews. I really appreciate all the efforts made by him. Bryan has excellent communicating skill and alway be very patient, which makes the learning interaction very efficiently. And also the professional linguistics background gives him the insight to identify students shortcomings quickly. Not like most of tutors on Wyzant, Bryan is dedicated to be a life-long ESL expert. I am so impressed by his professionalism and passion about linguistics. I would recommend Bryan to anyone who has need to improve English. I believe you will definitely get a satisfactory outcome.

Yu, 19 lessons with Bryan

Customized teaching skill, knowledgeable and patience.

He catches up my level of current status quickly and customizes the way to teach. Also he clearly explains things with different ways until I understand.

Anna, 41 lessons with Bryan
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$120/hour

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Bryan H.

$120/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

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Response time: 24 minutes