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Caroline B.

Valley Village, CA

$40/hour

ESL, Interviews, Public Speaking, Presentations, Career Development

In-person lessons
10+ Hours
5.0 average from 2 ratings
Very helpful
— Chance, Los Angeles, CA on 6/2/15

$40/Hour


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SJSU
Design - Business
University of Phoenix
MBA

Education

SJSU (Design - Business)

University of Phoenix (MBA)

About Caroline

I am an excellent and experienced tutor, with a kind, helpful and nurturing approach, who makes learning new skills fun. I teach in various areas, as listed below:

TEFL/ESL - I am a native English speaker from the United States, and a certified TEFL Teacher, with a 120-Hour certificate. My certification includes general TEFL, Business English and English for Young Learners, and also a certification in Grammar. I have a BS Degree from SJSU and several years experience teaching in classrooms as well as private tutoring, in various subjects, for adults and children. I have traveled abroad, and have exposure to different cultures, and I enjoy learning about other cultures and societies. I also have experience and education in various other areas, that will enhance my TEFL teaching. My broad knowledge and experience, and interest in culture and diversity, enables me to related to my students and their interests. I am constantly learning, which helps me to relate to adults and children from other cultures.

PUBLIC SPEAKING, PRESENTATIONS & INTERVIEWS - I have a particular talent in tutoring people of all ages and areas of expertise (students and professionals) in presentations, public speaking and performances. I have over 25 years of public speaking, presentation and performance experience and have been tutoring people of all ages and areas of expertise for over six years. In addition, I am a trained and experienced actor and acting coach, who also helps professionals with public speaking, job interview and presentation skills.
Basically, these are an acting function, with the same basic performance issues that an audition has.
We all project a certain energy, and share information, often in the form of storytelling.
When doing a presentation, or performing in an interview we need to project an energy, confidence and knowledge that can often be derailed by nerves and anticipation.
If you're properly prepared, those distractions will not affect you, and your nervous energy can actually help you perform better. Job and school interviewers today commonly ask situational questions, requiring the candidate to tell about a situation where they encountered a specific challenge and how they handled it. I have helped others with these issues, and I can help you. I have also helped with wardrobe choices, so you look and feel your best.

I also tutor for Career Development, MS Word and Excel, as well as reading, writing, spelling and other academic skills.
I am an excellent and experienced tutor, with a kind, helpful and nurturing approach, who makes learning new skills fun. I teach in various areas, as listed below:

TEFL/ESL - I am a native English speaker from the United States, and a certified TEFL Teacher, with a 120-Hour certificate. My certification includes general TEFL, Business
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I will travel to your location, for an additional travel fee.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Valley Village, CA 91607
In-person lessons

"Very helpful"

- Chance, Los Angeles, CA on 6/2/15

"Very patient - clear and concise in her explanations."

- Patrick, Los Angeles, CA on 3/4/15

"Great Tutor"

- Arsen, Los Angeles, CA on 9/29/13
Art:
Film,
Theater, Video Production
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Public Speaking,
Reading,
TOEFL,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development,
TOEFL
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word, Video Production
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
TOEFL,
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics,
Reading,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Phonics,
Reading,
Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Career Development,
ESL/ESOL,
Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking,
Writing

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.

Career Development

I have tutored clients in Career Development for various industries. My methods include assessing career choice, exploring training options to help the client be competitive, confident and successful, test prep for required examinations, helping the client find networking opportunities, coaching the client on their presentation skills for networking and interviewing as well as dressing for success, providing support as the client progresses, and other areas the client may need.

ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker from the United States, and a certified TEFL Teacher, with a 120-Hour certificate. My certification includes general TEFL, Business English and English for Young Learners, and also a certification in Grammar. I have a BS Degree from SJSU and several years experience teaching in classrooms as well as private tutoring, in various subjects, for adults and children. I have traveled abroad, have exposure to different cultures, and I enjoy learning about other cultures and societies. I also have experience and education in various other areas, that will enhance my TEFL teaching.

Film

I have worked in the film industry for over 10 years. I have written, directed, produced and marketed my own film, and have helped others as well.
I have a BS in Interior Architectural Design, and continuing education at UCLA in Entertainment Studies.
I can help clients learn about casting, directing, art dept. (set design, style, wardrobe, etc.), pre-production, production, post-production, and marketing.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have been working with the Microsoft Office suite: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, for over 20 years. I have also taught others in these programs.
I have a BS degree in design, MBA coursework, and other continuing education.
In addition, I have been teaching and tutoring people of all ages, in various subjects, for 10 years.

Phonics

I have a BS Degree from SJSU, and a TEFL Certification. I have taught English to adults and children, including phonics and pronunciation. I incorporate games, music and exercises into the phonics practice, to help my students learn and improve their reading and speaking pronunciation skills.

Public Speaking

I have 24 years of experience and training in Public Speaking, Presentations and Interviewing. From doing weekly presentations in my 5 years of Design/Business School, working for US government agencies for 8 years, and as a professional actor and presenter for the past 11 years.
I've been coaching and tutoring professional adults, and children as well, in their presentation, public speaking and interview skills for 9 years, in both a classroom setting and as a private teacher. I work with all aspects of being a confident, compelling public speaker and I work with all levels of experience, from beginners to seasoned professionals who need to sharpen their presentation technique. I work with adults and children.

Reading

I am college educated, and have been teaching in various subjects for over 8 years. I use phonics to teach reading, because I've found it to be the most effective in learning to read, as well as learning spelling and pronunciation. I have been involved in promoting reading literacy for 4 years, through the SAG-AFTRA union Bookpals program.

TOEFL

I am a native English speaker from the United States, and a certified TEFL Teacher, with a 120-Hour certificate. My certification includes general TEFL, Business English and English for Young Learners, and also a certification in Grammar. I have a BS Degree from SJSU and several years experience teaching in classrooms as well as private tutoring, in various subjects, for adults and children.
I am skilled in test preparation, and can help my students prepare for the TOEFL, as well as overcome any test anxiety they may have.

SJSU
Design - Business
University of Phoenix
MBA

Education

SJSU (Design - Business)

University of Phoenix (MBA)

Very helpful

We talked about American accent and conversational English as well as presentation skills. Very helpful and entertaining session. Would definitely recommend.

— Chance, Los Angeles, CA on 6/2/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I will travel to your location, for an additional travel fee.

Travel policy

Caroline will travel within 20 miles of Valley Village, CA 91607.