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Doug C.

Elementary and ESL teacher with experience in USA and China

Elementary and ESL teacher with experience in USA and China

$75/hour

  • 266 hours tutoring

  • San Mateo, CA 94401

About Doug


Bio

Hello! I'm a trained elementary and ESL teacher with experience in middle school math and science. I come from a family of fourteen teachers, so it's the family business. I love teaching and helping students grow in confidence and ability. I tend to use an active style with students (rote repetition puts everyone to sleep,) and am always looking for new ways to help that one student master that one thing. In public schools, I have taught pre-K through seventh grade. As an ESL/EFL...

Hello! I'm a trained elementary and ESL teacher with experience in middle school math and science. I come from a family of fourteen teachers, so it's the family business. I love teaching and helping students grow in confidence and ability. I tend to use an active style with students (rote repetition puts everyone to sleep,) and am always looking for new ways to help that one student master that one thing. In public schools, I have taught pre-K through seventh grade. As an ESL/EFL teacher, I have taught from preschool to university to senior citizen classes in America and China. Drawing on my personal experience, my professional training, time spent abroad, and lessons learned from classroom time, I hope to help you achieve.


Education

Vanderbilt University
Russian and Polisci
St. Mary's College, Moraga
Masters
CSU East Bay, Hayward
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $75
  • Rate details: Group rates available.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of San Mateo, CA 94401
  • Lesson cancellation: 1 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/9/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Art History

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have taught more than 300 students from diverse language backgrounds to speak in front of small groups and large audiences. The styles ranged from comedic to a serious discussion of weighty matters in expository and impromptu forms. I have also given lectures courses to groups larger than 100 students.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL/EFL since college including 3 years in Asia. As a credentialed teacher in America, I have taught students from pre-K to graduate school level, focusing on reading, listening, and speaking skills. As an ESL teacher, I have taught "business English," as well as helped students with accent reduction/problematic phonemes, grammar and syntax, and idiomatic English.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have taught more than 300 students from diverse language backgrounds to speak in front of small groups and large audiences. The styles ranged from comedic to a serious discussion of weighty matters in expository and impromptu forms. I have also given lectures courses to groups larger than 100 students.
Russian

Russian

I majored in Russian, focusing on 19th/20th literature (Lermentov, Turgenev, and the Maria movement) as well as post-Soviet politics. Using knowledge from graduate courses in the subject, I performed cultural and political analysis on the post-Soviet republics for the US government.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a multiple subject credential from the state of California.
Phonics,

Phonics

I am a trained elementary school teacher from the state of California, meaning I passed CBEST, all three parts of CSET, as well as the intense RICA test. I also have experience with curricula that emphasize phonics.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As an inner city school teacher, a lot of my life was spent helping students getting organized for success. Simply writing down assignments and not missing deadlines go a long way. The ability to effectively use knowledge of text structure helps students to review/comprehend weighty material in a short period of time.
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL/EFL since college including 3 years in Asia. As a credentialed teacher in America, I have taught students from pre-K to graduate school level, focusing on reading, listening, and speaking skills. As an ESL teacher, I have taught "business English," as well as helped students with accent reduction/problematic phonemes, grammar and syntax, and idiomatic English.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have taught more than 300 students from diverse language backgrounds to speak in front of small groups and large audiences. The styles ranged from comedic to a serious discussion of weighty matters in expository and impromptu forms. I have also given lectures courses to groups larger than 100 students.
English, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Religion,

Religion

My master's degree focused on Augustine's use of time on his "Confessions" to prove/disprove religious arguments and their temporal implications. I am familiar with the "Patristics," focusing on Augustine and his close contemporaries, as well as some of the ties to modern philosophical arguments, as well as the "Neoplatonists." Using my knowledge of early philosophical thought (and more importantly, the politico-religious importance that went with them,) I have helped students identify and grapple with thorny theological issues and create links to the rhetoric/borrowed ideas of today.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

As a credentialed teacher, I developed and implemented curricula from kindergarten to eighth grade. Using my background in political science, I have tutored groups from Asia, Europe, South America, and Africa in preparation for the American citizenship test. In China, I developed a course on American history and politics, including lectures to groups of more than 150 students. I have also focused on the early exploration of the western United States, with an eye towards the positive and negative effects upon local populations.
Art History, Government & Politics, Philosophy, World History

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a multiple subject credential from the state of California.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL/EFL since college including 3 years in Asia. As a credentialed teacher in America, I have taught students from pre-K to graduate school level, focusing on reading, listening, and speaking skills. As an ESL teacher, I have taught "business English," as well as helped students with accent reduction/problematic phonemes, grammar and syntax, and idiomatic English.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As an inner city school teacher, a lot of my life was spent helping students getting organized for success. Simply writing down assignments and not missing deadlines go a long way. The ability to effectively use knowledge of text structure helps students to review/comprehend weighty material in a short period of time.
Algebra 1, Biology, English, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL/EFL since college including 3 years in Asia. As a credentialed teacher in America, I have taught students from pre-K to graduate school level, focusing on reading, listening, and speaking skills. As an ESL teacher, I have taught "business English," as well as helped students with accent reduction/problematic phonemes, grammar and syntax, and idiomatic English.
Russian,

Russian

I majored in Russian, focusing on 19th/20th literature (Lermentov, Turgenev, and the Maria movement) as well as post-Soviet politics. Using knowledge from graduate courses in the subject, I performed cultural and political analysis on the post-Soviet republics for the US government.
TOEFL

Math

Algebra 1, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a multiple subject credential from the state of California.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL/EFL since college including 3 years in Asia. As a credentialed teacher in America, I have taught students from pre-K to graduate school level, focusing on reading, listening, and speaking skills. As an ESL teacher, I have taught "business English," as well as helped students with accent reduction/problematic phonemes, grammar and syntax, and idiomatic English.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As an inner city school teacher, a lot of my life was spent helping students getting organized for success. Simply writing down assignments and not missing deadlines go a long way. The ability to effectively use knowledge of text structure helps students to review/comprehend weighty material in a short period of time.
Algebra 1, Biology, English, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL/EFL since college including 3 years in Asia. As a credentialed teacher in America, I have taught students from pre-K to graduate school level, focusing on reading, listening, and speaking skills. As an ESL teacher, I have taught "business English," as well as helped students with accent reduction/problematic phonemes, grammar and syntax, and idiomatic English.
Religion,

Religion

My master's degree focused on Augustine's use of time on his "Confessions" to prove/disprove religious arguments and their temporal implications. I am familiar with the "Patristics," focusing on Augustine and his close contemporaries, as well as some of the ties to modern philosophical arguments, as well as the "Neoplatonists." Using my knowledge of early philosophical thought (and more importantly, the politico-religious importance that went with them,) I have helped students identify and grapple with thorny theological issues and create links to the rhetoric/borrowed ideas of today.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As an inner city school teacher, a lot of my life was spent helping students getting organized for success. Simply writing down assignments and not missing deadlines go a long way. The ability to effectively use knowledge of text structure helps students to review/comprehend weighty material in a short period of time.
Government & Politics, Philosophy

Science

Biology, Philosophy

Special Needs

Phonics,

Phonics

I am a trained elementary school teacher from the state of California, meaning I passed CBEST, all three parts of CSET, as well as the intense RICA test. I also have experience with curricula that emphasize phonics.
Study Skills

Study Skills

As an inner city school teacher, a lot of my life was spent helping students getting organized for success. Simply writing down assignments and not missing deadlines go a long way. The ability to effectively use knowledge of text structure helps students to review/comprehend weighty material in a short period of time.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a multiple subject credential from the state of California.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL/EFL since college including 3 years in Asia. As a credentialed teacher in America, I have taught students from pre-K to graduate school level, focusing on reading, listening, and speaking skills. As an ESL teacher, I have taught "business English," as well as helped students with accent reduction/problematic phonemes, grammar and syntax, and idiomatic English.
Russian,

Russian

I majored in Russian, focusing on 19th/20th literature (Lermentov, Turgenev, and the Maria movement) as well as post-Soviet politics. Using knowledge from graduate courses in the subject, I performed cultural and political analysis on the post-Soviet republics for the US government.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As an inner city school teacher, a lot of my life was spent helping students getting organized for success. Simply writing down assignments and not missing deadlines go a long way. The ability to effectively use knowledge of text structure helps students to review/comprehend weighty material in a short period of time.
Algebra 1, Biology, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

CBEST,

CBEST

I passed CBEST in 2006 as part of the legal requirements to become a credentialed teacher in the state of California. This means I was able to perform well in language arts, math, science, and some physical education and human development topics. I found the test to be at about middle school math level, which I taught at the seventh grade level.
SAT Reading, TOEFL

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My daughter got a great score today. Thank you very much for your great assistance and we really appreciate your cooperation!

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