Over 300 tutoring hours

Helen S.

Sunol, CA

$40/hour

Experienced Instructor in English, Writing, Greek, and Philosophy

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 7/10/12
4.9 average from 82 ratings
Very commited and helpful teacher !
— Ashish, San Jose, CA on 2/27/16

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Deree College (ACG)
Philosophy
San Francisco State
Master's

Education

Deree College (ACG) (Philosophy)

San Francisco State (Master's)

About Helen

Hello future student! I am pleased that you are reading my profile. Let me share a little bit about myself. My name is Helen. I received my Master of Arts in Philosophy, from San Francisco State University, with honors, and an award for academic excellence. As a graduate student, I taught a class in Critical Thinking.

Also, I received my Bachelor of Arts, with High Distinction, from Deree College, in Athens, Greece. While in Greece, I obtained two ESL certificates, and taught ESL at a center for foreign languages, and in private settings.

I tailor my methods to each individual. Usually, I will ask you to provide me with a description of your projects, the books or class materials you are using, and, if possible, a course outline. Then, I make a detailed outline of how we can approach your projects, such that you can get the most out of them, and complete them with success. Since everyone learns differently, we will adopt a learning method that works best for you.
Hello future student! I am pleased that you are reading my profile. Let me share a little bit about myself. My name is Helen. I received my Master of Arts in Philosophy, from San Francisco State University, with honors, and an Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Sunol, CA 94586
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very commited and helpful teacher !"

- Ashish, San Jose, CA on 2/27/16

"Very kind!"

- Juan, Dublin, CA on 11/5/13

"She is the best!"

- Kang, Santa Clara, CA on 3/25/13

"Very thorough"

- Stephen, San Jose, CA on 11/13/12

"Helen is the best tutor"

- Gwendolyn, Danville, CA on 9/10/12

"Great Greek Tutor"

- Nabil, San Diego, CA on 9/2/12
Science:
Philosophy
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Greek,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ESL/ESOL

I taught English as a Second Language in Greece for over 3 years. Also, I have two certificates that qualify me as an ESOL instructor, abroad. The first certificate is the Certificate of Proficiency in English, awarded by the University of Michigan, English Language Institute. The second certificate is the Certificate of Proficiency in English, awarded with honors, by the University of Cambridge, ESOL examinations.

Greek

I speak and write fluent Modern Greek. I have a high school diploma from the Lyceum of Molaoi, a Greek public high school, in Greece.

Philosophy

I studied philosophy where it all began, in Athens, Greece. After receiving my Bachelor of Arts, with high distinction, I went even further, and studied philosophy at the graduate level in San Francisco. I received my Master of Arts degree with a 4.0, and a distinguished achievment award for academic excellence. Most importantly, I love this stuff!

Deree College (ACG)
Philosophy
San Francisco State
Master's

Education

Deree College (ACG) (Philosophy)

San Francisco State (Master's)

Very commited and helpful teacher ! — Helen and I discussed about Greek philosophy, particularly Plato. We discussed the teachings of Plato. I was particularly interested in understanding about the root of human behavior including violence causing interpersonal trauma. We discussed about the inner strength every human has and their capacity for healing. It was interesting to discuss about the true nature of love and the associated p ...

— Ashish, San Jose, CA on 2/27/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Helen will travel within 30 miles of Sunol, CA 94586.