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Rita B.

Hamden, CT

$45/hour

Learning English is Enjoyable and Fun

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I Enjoy Her Lessons!
— Sayaka, Hamden, CT on 3/12/14

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Creighton UniversityBA
English
Southern Connecticut State University
EdD
Southern Connecticut State University
Master's

Education

Creighton UniversityBA (English)

Southern Connecticut State University (EdD)

Southern Connecticut State University (Master's)

About Rita

I enjoy meeting students from all over the world, and have been teaching ESL for over twenty years. Lessons are diverse with music, listening, conversation, and of course, the fundamentals. I'm currently working with students from Mexico and Peru and have worked with students from the Middle East and all over the world. I lived in Greece for three years, and have sympathy for people adjusting to a new culture. I'm looking forward to meeting you! I've worked in a classroom setting and also with students on a one to one basis from beginning to advanced levels. I have a Master's degree in Education, with additional certification in teaching non-English-speaking adults.

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I enjoy meeting students from all over the world, and have been teaching ESL for over twenty years. Lessons are diverse with music, listening, conversation, and of course, the fundamentals. I'm currently working with students from Mexico and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Hamden, CT 06518
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"I Enjoy Her Lessons!"

- Sayaka, Hamden, CT on 3/12/14
Test Preparation:
ACT English
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar,
Handwriting, Phonics,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I've taught American literature stressing American writers. I've also taught poetry with emphasis on Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Walt Whitman and others. I've taught this to non-English speaking students who were learning English as well as to American students.

Elementary (K-6th)

I've taught 4th grade students all subjects at a private school and taught English to grades 4th -9th using primary texts. I've also worked with students who were in special education. I'm certified in CT grades l-l2. I enjoy working with all types of students individually as well as in a group atmosphere.

English

I've taught English to a mixed group of students at a private school. We didn't use traditional textbooks but used the primary materials. All of the students enjoyed this and went on to become professional people in a variety of fields. This was a very rewarding experience.

ESL/ESOL

I have twenty plus years teaching all levels of ESOL. I enjoy working with beginning as well as advanced students and have a Master's degree in education as well as additional certification in teaching English to non-speaking adults.

Grammar

I've taught contemporary and classical works of literature developing comprehension, discussion, and writing skills. I've also studied classics at the American University in Athens, Greece. I'm certified by the state of Connecticut to teach English through grades l-12. Some of my students have gone on to be published writers and some are lawyers now. I'd be excited to work with all students

Phonics

I have been teaching English using a phonetic approach to learning English. Students enjoy this and many have enjoyed learning English with a minimum of previous speaking I've used the Laubach method of teaching English for the past ten years. This approach teaches speaking first with emphasis on vowels and combination of sounds. The teacher and student interact with each other. Frank Laubach began this method of teaching and this way of learning is part of pro literacy.

Reading

I've taught reading to students learning English as well as to regular students. I'm certified in the state of CT to teach students from l-12 grades and have a MS degree. I've also taught literature classes stressing American literature and American poets. I taught at the International Center in New Haven CtT to acquaint foreign students with American literature.

Study Skills

I've helped many students in expressing themselves in various ways. We've done this through reading and journal writings. Some students in special education also gained success. I use my skills in teaching ESL to encourage all types of students. I truly enjoy encouraging all students.

Vocabulary

I'm currently working with immigrants and have noticed their improvement with additional vocabulary works. We practice every week, and I am very happy with their progress.

Writing

"Good writing is clear thinking made visible." Bill Wheeler, educator. I've worked with many students learning English, and they have written their personal reactions to being in a new country and how they've succeeded. We've also worked on writings describing their reactions to current events and happenings. Journal keeping is another way students have enjoyed expressing themselves.

Creighton UniversityBA
English
Southern Connecticut State University
EdD
Southern Connecticut State University
Master's

Education

Creighton UniversityBA (English)

Southern Connecticut State University (EdD)

Southern Connecticut State University (Master's)

I Enjoy Her Lessons! — She brings many teaching materials I would be interested in. She is also very kind and eager. I enjoy her lessons so much, and I feel my English is becoming better than before. ...

— Sayaka, Hamden, CT on 3/12/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Rita will travel within 15 miles of Hamden, CT 06518.