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Risa R.

Hollywood, FL

$25/hour

ESL Expert

20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 6/23/11
5.0 average from 15 ratings
Amazing tutor!
— Ponomareva, Hollywood, FL on 12/26/13

$25/Hour


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Douglass College, Rutgers, the State University
Art Education
Rutgers Graduate School of Education
Other

Education

Douglass College, Rutgers, the State University (Art Education)

Rutgers Graduate School of Education (Other)

About Risa

After years of teaching English to foreign students from all walks of life, as well as American students in need of remedial help, I still have an ongoing love affair with the language, developing myself as a poet and writer. My latest book of poems, "Spy in da House," is now available on amazon.com.

My emphasis is on listening and speaking. In a brief time a student is confident in expressing themselves in English. Eighty percent of class time is student talk-time. Grammar is absorbed much the same way a baby learns. This method has proven more effective than traditional approaches.

I would be happy to share my love of the language with you and help you open doors to a new culture, experience and way of looking at the world.
After years of teaching English to foreign students from all walks of life, as well as American students in need of remedial help, I still have an ongoing love affair with the language, developing myself as a poet and writer. My latest book of poems, "Spy in da House," is now available on amazon.com.

My emphasis is on listening and
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

I also offer a package of 5 lessons for $100. Ask for details.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Hollywood, FL 33020
Background Check: Passed

"Amazing tutor!"

- Ponomareva, Hollywood, FL on 12/26/13
Risa replied on 12/31/2013

Thank you!

English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Writing
History:
Art History,
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Art History

I am an active member of the art community in Broward County. My high-contrast pen and inks have been awarded in juried shows over the years. Currently, my work is in two local galleries, one in Aventura and one in Hollywood.
As an undergraduate, I studied art history and fine art. After finishing university, I traveled to Tokyo and had the opportunity to study Sumie and exhibit with masters of the art. My work has also been shown in Israel, as well as in the U.S. (New Jersey and NYC).
It would be a pleasure to share my love of art with a student interested in this field.

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL since 1972 in Tokyo, certified by NY State since 1991 and currently teaching online.

Grammar

In conversation during a lesson, grammar is part of the lesson. I model correct forms and pronunciation and also review some formal exercises to help understand when to use a particular tense form.

Douglass College, Rutgers, the State University
Art Education
Rutgers Graduate School of Education
Other

Education

Douglass College, Rutgers, the State University (Art Education)

Rutgers Graduate School of Education (Other)

Amazing tutor!

Risa helps you overcome the language barrier. Classes are interesting and use modern methods suitable to the computer. She is always in a good mood and optimistic. If you are tired of learning the language, and want to speak it, lessons with Risa are the best solution.

— Ponomareva, Hollywood, FL on 12/26/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

I also offer a package of 5 lessons for $100. Ask for details.

Travel policy

Risa will travel within 20 miles of Hollywood, FL 33020.