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Eileen W.

Bridgeport, CT

$30/hour

Patient English teacher who has experience with international students

In-person lessons
200+ Hours
Background check passed as of 3/29/13
4.9 average from 109 ratings
Very responsive, patient and helpful with giving useful strategies.
— Maureen, Trumbull, CT on 5/5/17

$30/Hour


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Western Washington University
Education

Education

Western Washington University (Education)

About Eileen

Hello! I teach high school English at a small private international boarding school in Connecticut; however, I have experience working with all ages and all levels of English language ability. I am TESOL certified and often work with students to improve their papers both at the University of Bridgeport and at Housatonic Community College. Not only am I an excellent editor and proofreader, but I've assisted many students looking to boost their writing scores on the SAT. I received my teaching certificate at Western Washington University in Washington state. Hello! I teach high school English at a small private international boarding school in Connecticut; however, I have experience working with all ages and all levels of English language ability. I am TESOL certified and often work with students to improve their papers both at the University of Bridgeport and at Housatonic Community College. Not only Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Bridgeport, CT 06604
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very responsive, patient and helpful with giving useful strategies."

- Maureen, Trumbull, CT on 5/5/17

"Highly recommend!!!"

- Dorothy, Milford, CT on 11/12/13

"Eileen is the best!"

- Pat, Norwalk, CT on 5/15/10
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Yoga

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I am certified in both ACT reading and writing.

ADHD

As a mother of three and as a teacher I have had many experiences working with children who have ADHD. Students with ADHD can definitely benefit by having hands-on learning experiences. In fact, there are many strategies one can use to help an ADHD student focus and develop persistence with their study habits. Having a strategy to get organized is also helpful.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I have taught autism summer school and have worked as a substitute teacher in schools especially suited for autistic students. There are many levels and kinds of autism and each child is unique and responds to unique strategies. Positive reinforcement and a definite structure and schedule are some of the strategies that work best with autistic children.

Elementary (K-6th)

Although I am a high school English teacher at present, I have also worked for many years with K-6 students in addition to raising my own three children. I can tutor almost any subject as I have good English skills and basic math skills. I work methodically and patiently and try to see what fits each student's needs. Every student has strengths and can be successful at learning. I student taught 6th and 8th grades at Gateway Middle School in Everett, WA.

ESL/ESOL

I work at an international school high school that has students from all over the world with varying levels of English knowledge. I know many of the writing struggles that they have and I have them practice a lot in order to improve their ability. There are many writing tips and strategies available to the English language learner. Not only that but improving your writing and reading ability can be fun. It's your key to the future, as well!

Public Speaking

As a high school English teacher I've worked with many students on their presentations - everything from giving short speeches to PowerPoint presentations. I have also tutored college students with their presentations. I know the value of making eye contact, having an engaging opening, using your own words and language and having an effective conclusion. Students often just need confidence through practice and using presentation 'props' such as index cards or a PowerPoint. A few strategies go a long way towards giving a student the confidence to present in front of a group.

SAT Reading

I have helped many students with this tricky aspect of the SAT.
It just takes practice and confidence!

Special Needs

Hello, I have worked off and on with special needs children throughout the years. I have helped children who are dyslexic as an aide with the Lake Stevens, WA school district and I have also taught Autistic summer school. I would love to be a part of your progam. I have received training regading some of our students special needs. I am patient and love working one-on-one with students; something I miss as a high school teacher! If I can help in any way please contact me.

Study Skills

I am a high school English teacher and I know from experience that getting organized is the first step towards having better study skills. Some students have been greatly helped by having a planner where they record homework assignments or by having a separate notebook for each subject area. Other ideas include a regular time for homework such as after school or after dinner. Even when a student does not think that they have homework they can benefit from reviewing class notes or reading over the content again that was covered in class.

Yoga

Hello,
I am a yoga teacher for high school students. I would be happy to help your group get started with yoga or to fill-in for a yoga teacher's absence. I have studied hatha yoga, and relaxation techniques, and I enjoy yoga routines that are active but not too difficult. I like to focus on flexibility, balance, and the sun saluation.

Western Washington University
Education

Education

Western Washington University (Education)

Very responsive, patient and helpful with giving useful strategies.

My daughter had a very good experience with Eileen. She provided her different strategies to help her as she prepares for the SAT. She feels the tutoring will strengthen her scores in the reading and response part of the SAT.

— Maureen, Trumbull, CT on 5/5/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Eileen will travel within 15 miles of Bridgeport, CT 06604.