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Barbara G.

Sunnyvale, CA

$60/hour

Experienced ESL instructor/writer/editor

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 1 ratings

$60/Hour


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About Barbara

I have taught ESL at San Jose City College for almost 20 years and have also taught adults through the local school districts. My teaching has included all levels of ESL and all subjects (listening, speaking, pronunciation, reading, and writing). I have successfully used text books, handouts, online material and YouTube videos. In addition, I have extensive experience in business and technical environments and understand the vocabulary and language needed in the workplace. I have excellent writing/editing skills and have worked as a technical writer. With a Master's degree in Education/Counseling, I believe my excellent listening skills allow me to quickly understand your needs so that we don't waste any time in establishing a plan to improve your English. We will set realistic goals and adapt them as needed so that you can experience success and gain confidence in your English-speaking endeavors. You will have real-world assignments so that we can assess your progress. I also enjoy meeting people from different countries and learning more about their cultures.

Over 20 years teaching all levels of ESL and over 20 years of writing and editing experience, including technical writing. I have a Master's in Education/Counseling and also TESOL certificate from California. My extensive experience, my no-nonsense approach, and mostly my desire to help others improve their communication skills makes me an excellent choice for a tutor.

You already know that learning English is important and finding the right tutor can help you reach your goals. Or if you're struggling with a writing or editing assignment, I can cut through all the confusion to help you produce a clearly-organized and well-stated product. I offer a free, initial, short phone or online interview to assess our compatibility in working together, so don't hesitate to contact me. I think if you are trying to learn or improve your English or need help with a writing project, having a tutor is an excellent way to get feedback on your specific issues and I can quickly focus on them to make fast progress.
I have taught ESL at San Jose City College for almost 20 years and have also taught adults through the local school districts. My teaching has included all levels of ESL and all subjects (listening, speaking, pronunciation, reading, and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Sunnyvale, CA 94086
In-person lessons
English:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary

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Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Barbara will travel within 10 miles of Sunnyvale, CA 94086.