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Connie T.

Break down language knots and complex issues

Break down language knots and complex issues

$30/hour

  • 819 hours tutoring

About Connie


Bio

My students have come to refer to me as their mentor friend and an effective English tutor for foreign visitors and new arrivals in the United States as well as for current students in Chicago's school system. They have come to trust me and rely on my help and interest in their situation as they struggle to understand their lessons and assignments and (for the foreigners) their new home here in America. I break down complex language in their reading passages and assignments into simple,...

My students have come to refer to me as their mentor friend and an effective English tutor for foreign visitors and new arrivals in the United States as well as for current students in Chicago's school system. They have come to trust me and rely on my help and interest in their situation as they struggle to understand their lessons and assignments and (for the foreigners) their new home here in America. I break down complex language in their reading passages and assignments into simple, understandable terms so they can continue with the rest of their academic requirements on their own. I provide resources and leads to encourage self-directed learning. I coach them on accent neutralization and rudiments of daily conversations, among other critical needs, improving verbal and social skills in the process. I expose them to real-life settings that challenge their imagination, and the interaction, whether one-on-one or as a group, can be truly exciting.

My students are a very diverse group -- graduate and college scholars from Saudi Arabia, the Emirates and Poland, working professionals from Cuba and Poland, nurses and health care workers from the Philippines, Mexico, Vietnam, Bulgaria and Costa Rica and members of religious organizations from different mission countries in Asia. These students all demonstrate varying levels of language competency; I carry them through fun and rewarding exercises tailor-fit to their levels. This builds their confidence and strives them to acquire the language skills that enable them to improve integration into the US setting. I always incorporate components of culture about the US as a relevant feature in language instruction, leading into learning as an integrated process.

I also do tutoring in reading, writing and general language comprehension -- e.g., understanding news stories as they unfold in the media, providing in-depth backgrounds and perspectives to heighten students' appreciation and understanding.

Navigating life in America can be a terrifying experience


Education

University of San Francisco (SF, California)
English
Polytechnic University of the Philippines (M.A. w/ US Equivalency)
Graduate Coursework
University Santo Tomas Graduate School
Graduate Coursework

Policies


Schedule

Connie hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

l have three professional certifications in ESL, IELTS and TOEFL and in basic U.S. immigration policy. l teach English in an allied healthcare school and now engaged in website administration and writing. l graduated with a bachelor's degree in English from the University of San Francisco and studied for my masteral coursework in Communications. l have had stints in journalism, marketing , promotions and nonprofit program management. l also taught communications and consumer marketing research in college in a foreign country.
Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

l have three professional certifications in ESL, IELTS and TOEFL and in basic U.S. immigration policy. l teach English in an allied healthcare school and now engaged in website administration and writing. l graduated with a bachelor's degree in English from the University of San Francisco and studied for my masteral coursework in Communications. l have had stints in journalism, marketing , promotions and nonprofit program management. l also taught communications and consumer marketing research in college in a foreign country.
IELTS,

IELTS

Before I joined WyzAnt, I was already holding tutorial sessions in IELTS, with four students from the Middle East on homestay in the U.S. and who were enrolled in Intrax International Institute in Chicago. All four students have since passed the required target band levels to gain admission into U.S. universities. I taught the four basic language skills (listening, reading, writing, and speaking) with increasing concentration on speaking module in both academic and general versions of IELTS exam. Like all other tutorial tasks, I coached my students on strategies, techniques and tips to improve their task solving speed and efficiency and gain the necessary confidence in demonstrating their levels of English proficiency. I also introduced the students to the different accents and speaking styles of English native speakers -- IELTS being a United Kingdom/England type of exam, and compared with US residents' manner of speaking. Along with standard lessons, my students participated in practice tests on the four skills, after which time we assessed answers, launched interactive discussions, taped mock interviews for later critiquing and always, incorporated new words and phrases into their vocabulary lists.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

Master's coursework in English and Communications Management, Polytechnic Univ of the Philippines and Master's program in Journalism, Pontifical and Catholic University of Santo Tomas, BA, English major, University of San Francisco. Graduate, Licensed Practical Nursing, ESL TESOL TOEFL certifications. Over 10 years professional experience in advertising, marketing, PR and corporate planning. English tutor to foreign executives and coach to applicants for US citizenship (naturalization) and in reviewing for immigration tests and interviews.
Writing,

Writing

Master coursework in Communications, BA Major in English, University of San Francisco, over 15 years professional experience in journalism, advertising and marketing and PR. Taught communications in college.
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

l have three professional certifications in ESL, IELTS and TOEFL and in basic U.S. immigration policy. l teach English in an allied healthcare school and now engaged in website administration and writing. l graduated with a bachelor's degree in English from the University of San Francisco and studied for my masteral coursework in Communications. l have had stints in journalism, marketing , promotions and nonprofit program management. l also taught communications and consumer marketing research in college in a foreign country.
Writing,

Writing

Master coursework in Communications, BA Major in English, University of San Francisco, over 15 years professional experience in journalism, advertising and marketing and PR. Taught communications in college.
English, Reading

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

l have three professional certifications in ESL, IELTS and TOEFL and in basic U.S. immigration policy. l teach English in an allied healthcare school and now engaged in website administration and writing. l graduated with a bachelor's degree in English from the University of San Francisco and studied for my masteral coursework in Communications. l have had stints in journalism, marketing , promotions and nonprofit program management. l also taught communications and consumer marketing research in college in a foreign country.
IELTS,

IELTS

Before I joined WyzAnt, I was already holding tutorial sessions in IELTS, with four students from the Middle East on homestay in the U.S. and who were enrolled in Intrax International Institute in Chicago. All four students have since passed the required target band levels to gain admission into U.S. universities. I taught the four basic language skills (listening, reading, writing, and speaking) with increasing concentration on speaking module in both academic and general versions of IELTS exam. Like all other tutorial tasks, I coached my students on strategies, techniques and tips to improve their task solving speed and efficiency and gain the necessary confidence in demonstrating their levels of English proficiency. I also introduced the students to the different accents and speaking styles of English native speakers -- IELTS being a United Kingdom/England type of exam, and compared with US residents' manner of speaking. Along with standard lessons, my students participated in practice tests on the four skills, after which time we assessed answers, launched interactive discussions, taped mock interviews for later critiquing and always, incorporated new words and phrases into their vocabulary lists.
TOEFL

TOEFL

Master's coursework in English and Communications Management, Polytechnic Univ of the Philippines and Master's program in Journalism, Pontifical and Catholic University of Santo Tomas, BA, English major, University of San Francisco. Graduate, Licensed Practical Nursing, ESL TESOL TOEFL certifications. Over 10 years professional experience in advertising, marketing, PR and corporate planning. English tutor to foreign executives and coach to applicants for US citizenship (naturalization) and in reviewing for immigration tests and interviews.

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

l have three professional certifications in ESL, IELTS and TOEFL and in basic U.S. immigration policy. l teach English in an allied healthcare school and now engaged in website administration and writing. l graduated with a bachelor's degree in English from the University of San Francisco and studied for my masteral coursework in Communications. l have had stints in journalism, marketing , promotions and nonprofit program management. l also taught communications and consumer marketing research in college in a foreign country.
Writing,

Writing

Master coursework in Communications, BA Major in English, University of San Francisco, over 15 years professional experience in journalism, advertising and marketing and PR. Taught communications in college.
English, Reading

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

l have three professional certifications in ESL, IELTS and TOEFL and in basic U.S. immigration policy. l teach English in an allied healthcare school and now engaged in website administration and writing. l graduated with a bachelor's degree in English from the University of San Francisco and studied for my masteral coursework in Communications. l have had stints in journalism, marketing , promotions and nonprofit program management. l also taught communications and consumer marketing research in college in a foreign country.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

l have three professional certifications in ESL, IELTS and TOEFL and in basic U.S. immigration policy. l teach English in an allied healthcare school and now engaged in website administration and writing. l graduated with a bachelor's degree in English from the University of San Francisco and studied for my masteral coursework in Communications. l have had stints in journalism, marketing , promotions and nonprofit program management. l also taught communications and consumer marketing research in college in a foreign country.
Writing,

Writing

Master coursework in Communications, BA Major in English, University of San Francisco, over 15 years professional experience in journalism, advertising and marketing and PR. Taught communications in college.
Reading

Test Preparation

IELTS,

IELTS

Before I joined WyzAnt, I was already holding tutorial sessions in IELTS, with four students from the Middle East on homestay in the U.S. and who were enrolled in Intrax International Institute in Chicago. All four students have since passed the required target band levels to gain admission into U.S. universities. I taught the four basic language skills (listening, reading, writing, and speaking) with increasing concentration on speaking module in both academic and general versions of IELTS exam. Like all other tutorial tasks, I coached my students on strategies, techniques and tips to improve their task solving speed and efficiency and gain the necessary confidence in demonstrating their levels of English proficiency. I also introduced the students to the different accents and speaking styles of English native speakers -- IELTS being a United Kingdom/England type of exam, and compared with US residents' manner of speaking. Along with standard lessons, my students participated in practice tests on the four skills, after which time we assessed answers, launched interactive discussions, taped mock interviews for later critiquing and always, incorporated new words and phrases into their vocabulary lists.
TOEFL

TOEFL

Master's coursework in English and Communications Management, Polytechnic Univ of the Philippines and Master's program in Journalism, Pontifical and Catholic University of Santo Tomas, BA, English major, University of San Francisco. Graduate, Licensed Practical Nursing, ESL TESOL TOEFL certifications. Over 10 years professional experience in advertising, marketing, PR and corporate planning. English tutor to foreign executives and coach to applicants for US citizenship (naturalization) and in reviewing for immigration tests and interviews.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (190 ratings)
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4 star
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2 star
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Reviews

Knowlagable and patient tutor.

Connie helped me on that lesson to understand writting passage constructionin in IELTS test.Connie is very knowledgeable,patient.She knows what her students need and works directly on week part to accomplish student goal .In my case it is Pass the IELTS. Connie also helped me to understand diffrences between TOFEL and IELTS. Connie took the time ,answered all my questions .She explained and compare the both exam contests. After all I was confident to choose the IELTS exam .

Marzena, 3 lessons with Connie

knowledgeable and patient tutor

Connie is teaching me to be success in the IELTS exam, she is knowledgeable and patient, she is always with new tips. I am so thankful to have her as my teacher.

GABRIELA, 4 lessons with Connie

well balanced class

We covered so much for just a one-hour-long class. Learning a lot and also can practice at the same time. I am looking forward to the next lesson.

Polina , 8 lessons with Connie

Outstanding

Connie is doing a great job - much appreciated! Connie is helping a client learn English - native Somali speaker doing well. Although scheduling was a bit of a problem on our end Connie persevered and we are now on track to learning English.

George, 12 lessons with Connie

fun and useful tips

Fun and useful tip during the lessons to improve writing and speaking skills. I really enjoy working with her. Thank you!

Polina , 8 lessons with Connie

individualist approach and important skills

She did research and found relevant articles for my profession to help me to improve my writing skills. She is very knowledgeable and thoughtful.

Polina , 8 lessons with Connie

Great first impression

It was very nice to meet with you! Thank you for your help and for trying to get to know me and my needs. I appreciate it. Looking forward for the next lesson.

Polina , 8 lessons with Connie

Absolutely Incredible

She is incredibly prepared and thorough. She teaches the melody of the language and really demonstrates patience. Connie also prepares wonderfully and fully leverages technology to assist the student. She provides meaningful and detailed review and strategy sessions to accompany her tutoring. Absoutely wonderful experience.

Grant, 20 lessons with Connie

Connie is the best teacher ever

A very very good tutor, definitely improved my confidence in English writing and speaking. She always makes sure that I understand before moving up. I love to work With Connie and I highly recommend her. She’s professional. Thanks Connie.

Charles, 2 lessons with Connie

IELTS

Connie teaches IELTS speaking. She is very nice, patient, and helpful. I would recommend more students to her. She is very familiar with IELTS test process. She has a lot of knowledge and experience on IELTS test. She is good at not only speaking, but also writing and reading and listening.

Simon, 4 lessons with Connie
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$30/hour

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Response time: 45 minutes