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Juanita W.

San Pedro, CA

$25/hour

Cambridge certified ESL tutoring for adults by British native speaker

20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/16/17
5.0 average from 4 ratings

$25/Hour


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Cambridge University ESL Teacher Training UK. Brunel University UK. Mount St Mary University USA
BS Kinesio World religion Physio PT

Education

Cambridge University ESL Teacher Training UK. Brunel University UK. Mount St Mary University USA (BS Kinesio World religion Physio PT)

About Juanita

As a healthcare professional who has volunteered for many years in SE Asia, I realized the desire for many people to learn English in the hope of gaining better paid employment, a better future for themselves and for their families. Upon my return to England after a time spent in Cambodia, I enrolled in a CELTA course so that I could effectively teach English to those unable to afford education in their country. I've always enjoyed meeting people and helping to improve their quality of life in any way I can, so it was natural for me to expand my skills to include ESL tuition as well as health education.

Much of my ESL teaching experience has occurred informally in Cambodia with children and adults, as well as in the more formal classroom setting in my native country of England. I've embraced teaching opportunities at Mount St Mary University, Los Angeles, as an assistant tutor to MSc students and have also had years of practice finding ways to adapt methods of teaching my patients in a way that suits their learning style best. Years of travel to more than 60 countries has enabled me to embrace diverse cultures and learn at least the basics of several European languages as well as Khmer. My goal has always been to challenge myself, and to explore the world while striving to make a positive difference to an individual’s quality of life, especially those less fortunate.

I've a love of cultural diversity and can adapt to my students needs and sensibilities. I prefer to use humour as much as possible in the classroom setting to facilitate relaxation and encourage participation. No one is left behind, or ignored.

For a friendly, worldly and enthusiastic teacher who can focus on your needs to help you achieve your language learning goals, and if you wish to learn to speak English like a native from the UK, please contact me.
As a healthcare professional who has volunteered for many years in SE Asia, I realized the desire for many people to learn English in the hope of gaining better paid employment, a better future for themselves and for their families. Upon my return to England after a time spent in Cambodia, I enrolled in a CELTA course so that I could effectively Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Rate negotiable. May depend also on the number of hours scheduled, student number, etc.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of San Pedro, CA 90732
Background Check: Passed
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Vocabulary
Business:
ESL/ESOL

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.

ESL/ESOL

I'm a Cambridge University CELTA graduate with post graduation classroom experience teaching multinational students. The student ages ranged from 16 -65 years and they represented more than 20 countries around the world. Most of the classrooms were equipped with interactive white boards, overhead projectors and video and audio systems, but not all. More recently I returned from SE Asia where I was responsible for for holding informal one-on-one, or small group sessions, with working adults in the provinces who wished to learn English for commercial reasons.

TOEFL

The EU has a system of mobility enabling qualified professionals to work in member countries providing they pass the language proficiency assessment. I've worked with various healthcare and business professionals coming into the UK who lacked sufficient fluency to pass the TOEFL. My experience in test preparation specifically has not been extensive, but as it involves the standard sections of speaking, listening, reading and writing covered by the CELTA training, it's a straight forward process for an ESL teacher.

Vocabulary

I was born and educated in England. Reading was an essential part of that process as was the exposure to a rich culture of history, literature, poetry, theatre, art, music lessons, classical ballet dance training and much more. One's vocabulary is influenced by the life one leads. Living a life of diversity connects the individual to the distinct vocabularies that emerge from such diversification. I believe this qualifies me to address the tutoring of most students in their vocabulary needs.

Cambridge University ESL Teacher Training UK. Brunel University UK. Mount St Mary University USA
BS Kinesio World religion Physio PT

Education

Cambridge University ESL Teacher Training UK. Brunel University UK. Mount St Mary University USA (BS Kinesio World religion Physio PT)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Rate negotiable. May depend also on the number of hours scheduled, student number, etc.

Travel policy

Juanita will travel within 15 miles of San Pedro, CA 90732.