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Hallie B.

Santa Clara, CA

$75/hour

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In-person lessons
20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/14/12
5.0 average from 6 ratings
A wonderful tutor
— Tomo, Sunnyvale, CA on 7/12/12

$75/Hour


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Santa Clara University
Columbia University - Teachers College
Enrolled

Education

Santa Clara University

Columbia University - Teachers College (Enrolled)

About Hallie

I tailor my teaching to you - for students looking for conversational practice, I ask good questions that allow you to maximize your opportunity to speak, for readers, I maximize your comprehension through not only reading practice, but comprehension questions. Whatever you want to learn, I can help!

In terms of what I am qualified to teach: I am a native English speaker, meaning that I can help with ESL and English for learners of all levels. I also studied abroad in Japan, and can teach beginner Japanese up through 1st year college level Japanese.

In terms of my experience, I earned my B.A. in Classical Studies from Santa Clara University. While at Santa Clara University, I worked as a Lead Tutor in the HUB Writing Center at Santa Clara University, assisting students with writing help. The majority of the students were graduate level students (law, business, and engineering), but I also worked with undergraduates. I am currently earning an M.A. in TESOL at Teachers College Columbia University.
I tailor my teaching to you - for students looking for conversational practice, I ask good questions that allow you to maximize your opportunity to speak, for readers, I maximize your comprehension through not only reading practice, but comprehension questions. Whatever you want to learn, I can help!

In terms of what I am qualified to
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Cancellation
36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Santa Clara, CA 95050
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"A wonderful tutor"

- Tomo, Sunnyvale, CA on 7/12/12
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Japanese,
TOEFL
History:
Classics
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ESL/ESOL

I have taken courses in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, with a focus on Asian Learners of English. I am going to begin a Master's degree in TESOL this fall at Columbia University's Teachers College.

Japanese

I took Japanese at Santa Clara University for 1.5 years. I also studied abroad in Tokyo at the prestigious University of the Sacred Heart attended by Empress Michiko. I am competent to tutor beginners, Japanese Genki chapters 1-12, and can additionally provide conversational practice.

Santa Clara University
Columbia University - Teachers College
Enrolled

Education

Santa Clara University

Columbia University - Teachers College (Enrolled)

A wonderful tutor

I think Hallie is a great tutor. She provided me with appropriate suggestions to improve my English ability. I am lucky to have met her! Not only for the foreign learners of English like me, she has much capability as a teacher for anyone because she quickly understands the students' levels and knows how to steer them to a higher level. And the lessons are always comfort and enjoyable. I highly re

— Tomo, Sunnyvale, CA on 7/12/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Hallie will travel within 15 miles of Santa Clara, CA 95050.