NEW FEATURES MORE

Search

Paula S.

Colorado Springs, CO

$60/hour

English as A Second Language, English Composition and Grammar

$60/Hour


Send a message explaining your needs and Paula will reply soon.

Response time:

Contact Paula

University of Kentucky
English
Morehead State University
Master's
Northesatern University
Other

Education

University of Kentucky (English)

Morehead State University (Master's)

Northesatern University (Other)

About Paula

I started my teaching career in high school where I taught Junior and Senior English. I moved from high school to Adult Education where I worked primarily with literacy and GED students. I have been a director of GED programs and curriculum writer for GED programs. I have experience with high school students not only in English classes but also when I was the coordinator for a CETA in-school work program. I started working with ESL students while I was the Director of a GED program at a community college in Illinois. I then became a full-time ESL instructor for the same college. I love teaching both youth and adults. It is important for me to develop a trusting relationship with all of my students, so we can work together to progress at a rate that is suitable for each individual student.

I believe in designing custom activities for each student. I don't believe that all students learn in the same way, thus it is important for me to get to know each student's learning style. I understand the importance of student-centered leaning and also of being in touch with updated learning theory. I know most youth like to use technology to enhance their learning, and I am open to finding ways to do that with students. I am aware that many young people desire instant gratification, and I try to build on that into my tutoring style. My opinion is that individuals being tutored do much better over a period of time if they can see progress and develop a new confidence because of that progress. I truly enjoy working with students and will try different methods until I find what works. My philosophy is that there is a key to unlock stumbling blocks if we simply keep trying and don't give up. I have worked with students with a variety learning disabilities and believe there is a technique for getting past those barriers if the disability is identified by a professional. I believe in mutual respect between tutor and student.
I started my teaching career in high school where I taught Junior and Senior English. I moved from high school to Adult Education where I worked primarily with literacy and GED students. I have been a director of GED programs and curriculum Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Colorado Springs, CO 80922
English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Spelling

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 have a Bachelors Degree in English, a Masters Degree in Adult Education and an additional 9 credit hours in TESOL. I was formerly a full-time ESL faculty member in the suburbs of Chicago and have taught ESL and developed ESL curriculum at several colleges.

Writing

I taught Business Writing courses through Arapahoe Community College to Colorado state employees for three years. Before that I was a faculty member at a community college in Schaumburg, IL. and have taught high school English and English As a Second Language. I also worked with students preparing for the English section of the GED.

University of Kentucky
English
Morehead State University
Master's
Northesatern University
Other

Education

University of Kentucky (English)

Morehead State University (Master's)

Northesatern University (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Paula will travel within 20 miles of Colorado Springs, CO 80922.