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Patricia H.

ESL Teacher: 10 years of ESL experience, CELTA certified

ESL Teacher: 10 years of ESL experience, CELTA certified

$50/hour

  • 156 hours tutoring

  • Eckington Washington, DC 20002

About Patricia


Bio

I received my CELTA (Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English) in Budapest in 2004, after teaching in the Peace Corps in Georgia near the border with Russia. From there, I spent four years at a British language school in Kiev, Ukraine, where I taught all ages and all levels, including absolute beginners and Cambridge certificate courses. I also tutored individuals and pairs, adults and children, in my free time. Upon returning to the US, I completed a master's degree in nonprofit management,...

I received my CELTA (Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English) in Budapest in 2004, after teaching in the Peace Corps in Georgia near the border with Russia. From there, I spent four years at a British language school in Kiev, Ukraine, where I taught all ages and all levels, including absolute beginners and Cambridge certificate courses. I also tutored individuals and pairs, adults and children, in my free time. Upon returning to the US, I completed a master's degree in nonprofit management, and have just earned a second master's in European and Eurasian studies from George Washington University, where I also tutored Kazakh exchange fellows for the Central Asia Program at the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies.

My bachelor's degree in international relations is from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. I am an English teacher, but also a language learner. I have taken university-level French, Russian, and German, studied Latin and Spanish in school, and have taken classes in Persian and Arabic. I understand how it is for language learners, so I assess the needs of the student and go from there. Due to my experience with Russian speakers, I am especially adept at anticipating areas of difficulty with word order and grammar that are different in Russian and English.

I prefer the TEFL style (English as a foreign language, like you learn in university) over the TESOL style (English to speakers of other languages, which is less grammar-focused and more oriented towards dealing with situations in new countries), but can teach both. I have experience teaching immigrants in the US and TOEFL as well. The main thing is that I want my students to set the pace for their learning. We can tailor lessons to your needs, addressing your strengths and weaknesses, keeping in mind your individual learning style, whether you prefer learning by doing, listening, writing, reading, or speaking.

I have been a bicycle rider most of my life, and use my bike to get around town. I love animals, especially cats and dogs. I have been a vegetarian almost thirty years, and love trying food from other countries. My main theme in life is to stay curious. I am always interested in learning about other places and how they are similar to or different from the US. For this reason, cultural discussion is usually part of our lessons. I especially like learning about everyday cultural differences, but am also interested in traditional music, dance, and religious practices of other countries.

I have years of experience teaching adults and children. I am a facilitator and work according to your needs.


Education

UNC-Asheville
Poli Sci
Trinity Washington
Masters
GW
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Washington, DC 20002
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am CELTA-certified, and have eight years of classroom experience teaching ESL, both here and abroad, as well as three years of one-to-one tutoring experience.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am CELTA-certified, and have eight years of classroom experience teaching ESL, both here and abroad, as well as three years of one-to-one tutoring experience.
IELTS,

IELTS

At the London School of English, I administered IELTS practice exams under the supervision of certified IELTS examiners during my last 2 years at the school.
English, Grammar, TOEFL

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am CELTA-certified, and have eight years of classroom experience teaching ESL, both here and abroad, as well as three years of one-to-one tutoring experience.
English

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am CELTA-certified, and have eight years of classroom experience teaching ESL, both here and abroad, as well as three years of one-to-one tutoring experience.
IELTS,

IELTS

At the London School of English, I administered IELTS practice exams under the supervision of certified IELTS examiners during my last 2 years at the school.
TOEFL

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am CELTA-certified, and have eight years of classroom experience teaching ESL, both here and abroad, as well as three years of one-to-one tutoring experience.
English

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am CELTA-certified, and have eight years of classroom experience teaching ESL, both here and abroad, as well as three years of one-to-one tutoring experience.

Summer

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am CELTA-certified, and have eight years of classroom experience teaching ESL, both here and abroad, as well as three years of one-to-one tutoring experience.

Test Preparation

IELTS,

IELTS

At the London School of English, I administered IELTS practice exams under the supervision of certified IELTS examiners during my last 2 years at the school.
TOEFL

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knowledgeable and nice tutor

Patricia helped me prepare a presentation in English and she was very patient, providing useful advice on the grammar, spelling mistakes, punctualization, and pronunciation. She is also very nice and friendly, which makes it easiest enjoying the class.

Laura, 3 lessons with Patricia
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Patricia H.

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