Bonnie H.

Chicago, IL

$50/hour

ESL, TOEFL and French tutor: Make language come alive!

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 9/11/12

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University of Pennsylvania
University of Washington
Other
Cambridge University
Other

Education

University of Pennsylvania

University of Washington (Other)

Cambridge University (Other)

About Bonnie

Do you want Ivy League standards for your lessons? Tailoring the language learning experience to your style is my passion. Are you:
An expat who needs English to adapt to US culture?
A high school or university student working on mastering English or French?
Taking the TOEFL or the Cambridge English Exams?
A business manager or executive who wants to make dynamite presentations, negotiate strongly or socialize comfortably with your colleagues?

You will benefit from my 12+ years experience teaching and tutoring ESL and French in the US as well as in Prague, Czech Republic. I've been teaching on the internet for over 3 years -- complete with audio, video and top-notch materials.
Do you want Ivy League standards for your lessons? Tailoring the language learning experience to your style is my passion. Are you:
An expat who needs English to adapt to US culture?
A high school or university student
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Special pricing for 20 hours of prebooked and prepaid lessons

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60614
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Vocabulary
Business:
Business

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ESL/ESOL

I can assist students with Business English including coaching in presentations, meetings, and negotiations. I can also help with English for specific purposes including marketing & advertising, HR, and other subjects.

French

I am passionate about the French language and have taught high school, university and adult level courses.

My training is in French language and literature (BA - University of Pennsylvania, MA - University of Washington) with a study year in Aix-en-Provence, France. My ability level is "near-native."

Having lived in Paris and traveled all over France, I understand French culture and customs inside and out.

My teaching philosophy is student-centered, and I tailor courses to suit my students' needs.

Grammar

Grammar doesn't have to be boring! Learn grammar in context by reading and listening. Yes, there are rules, but it's also like a puzzle - fun!

TOEFL

I have expertise in TOEFL instruction and preparation -- specify the skill you wish to improve!

Vocabulary

Expanding your vocabulary is a necessary process in achieving higher levels of communication in English. Learning a word means not only a definition, but at least 6 other dimensions, such as formality, usage, synonyms, antonyms, part of speech, etc. My approach makes the words come alive.

Writing

Business letters? Emails? College Essays? Whatever the format, your writing needs to be clear and concise. Learn both how to structure your writing task and to make it sparkle!

University of Pennsylvania
University of Washington
Other
Cambridge University
Other

Education

University of Pennsylvania

University of Washington (Other)

Cambridge University (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Special pricing for 20 hours of prebooked and prepaid lessons

Travel policy

Bonnie will travel within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60614.