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Miriam D.

Chicago, IL

$50/hour

Experienced ESL and K-6 Teacher and Tutor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 6/18/14
4.9 average from 127 ratings
Miriam is experienced and professional.
— D.K., Chicago, IL on 5/1/15

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Brooklyn College, NYC
Elementary Education
Brooklyn College, NYC
Master's

Education

Brooklyn College, NYC (Elementary Education)

Brooklyn College, NYC (Master's)

About Miriam

I am a licensed, experienced teacher with a Master's Degree in Education and am certified as an ESL teacher. During many years as a professional teacher, I have worked with both adults and children.

I have tutored students privately and taught ESL at a language school to students who wanted to advance in their careers.

In teaching ESL, my focus is on improving conversation, use of proper grammar, sentence structure, reading comprehension and writing. I will prepare lessons to meet your specific needs so that you will quickly see positive results.

I have traveled extensively and have tutored students from Asia, Europe and Latin America.

In working with young children, I follow a syllabus which will reinforce their school work. I promote motivation and self confidence.

Our lessons together will be enjoyable and interesting. I am available to tutor weekdays at your convenience. Let me know your schedule.
I am a licensed, experienced teacher with a Master's Degree in Education and am certified as an ESL teacher. During many years as a professional teacher, I have worked with both adults and children.

I have tutored students privately and taught ESL at a
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60611
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Miriam is experienced and professional."

- D.K., Chicago, IL on 5/1/15
Miriam replied on 5/2/2015

I greatly appreciate your review, D.K. and want you to know that I really do enjoy working with you.

"Amazing"

- Phoenix Nhat, Chicago, IL on 7/26/16
Miriam replied on 7/27/2016

Thank you, Nhut, for taking the time to write this. I really appreciate it. I enjoy working with you very much and I know that we will continue to make a great deal of progress.

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- JaHee, Chicago, IL on 4/6/16

"Good"

- Yousuf, Chicago, IL on 2/17/16

"Great Tutor"

- Suhyun, Chicago, IL on 10/21/14
Miriam replied on 10/22/2014

Thank you, Suhyun, for your kind review. I've really enjoyed getting to know you and to work with you.

"Kind and patient tutor"

- Faisal, Chicago, IL on 9/26/14
Miriam replied on 9/26/2014

Thank you, Faisal, for your kind words. I really enjoy working with you.

"Very Good and Patient"

- Hayat, Chicago, IL on 8/9/14
Miriam replied on 8/10/2014

Thank you, Hayat, for your kind words. It is a pleasure working with you. I am looking forward to continuing to help you.

English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Handwriting,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I am a former teacher of K-6 grades. I have also tutored young children in elementary school subjects. I hold an MA degree in elementary education.

ESL/ESOL

I have traveled internationally and have taught and tutored English and ESL both privately and at language schools in the USA and abroad. I work primarily with adults who are still attending school or have graduated and are applying for work and who want to advance in their various professions. I hold a Masters Degree in Education.

Handwriting

As a former elementary school teacher, I am aware of how good handwriting aids in language development. I taught handwriting to young children (both printing and cursive) taking into consideration the proper formation (strokes) of a letter. I taught first by demonstration, then by imitation and in cursive writing, I showed students how to connect the letters to form a word.
I taught capitals first, then lower case, grouping letters of similar formation.

Proofreading

In addition to tutoring English and English As A Second Language, I have had articles published in magazines and have worked as a proof reader for several professional organizations. I have also worked as a proof reader for college and post graduate students.

Study Skills

As a certified, experienced teacher, I understand the importance of good study skills to promote learning and good grades.

I engage the student in setting goals, managing time, organizing papers, doing homework and proper studying for tests.

It is helpful to create a study plan stressing the importance of a proper study environment and discussing the best time to study.

It is advisable to use different techniques for auditory learners vs. visual learners.

My goal is to promote motivation and to help the student avoid procrastination.

Writing

I hold a Masters Degree in Education and have taught both in the United States as well as out of the country.
I have had a great deal of experience tutoring English at the college level and to adults who wanted to advance in their careers.

Brooklyn College, NYC
Elementary Education
Brooklyn College, NYC
Master's

Education

Brooklyn College, NYC (Elementary Education)

Brooklyn College, NYC (Master's)

Miriam is experienced and professional. — Miriam is very patient and extremely conscientious in providing material and explaining grammar to me step by step during the session. Especially, I am satisfied that she shows an educated vocabulary and grammar style in each session. Thank you. ...

— D.K., Chicago, IL on 5/1/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Miriam will travel within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60611.