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Brendon A.

English (ESL), TOEFL, Chinese Tutor - Master's and 5 years Experience

English (ESL), TOEFL, Chinese Tutor - Master's and 5 years Experience

$65/hour

  • 36 hours tutoring

  • Allston/Brighton Allston, MA 02134

About Brendon


Bio

Hi! I'm Brendon, an ESL teacher and tutor with over 5 years' experience teaching in China, Japan, South Korea, and the US. Seeing progress in my students and watching someone's communication skill in another language grow are the main reasons I love teaching. I have a Master's Degree in TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language), and I also have TESOL certification. I would like to help students learn vocabulary, speaking, and reading so they can become more aware of issues in the...

Hi! I'm Brendon, an ESL teacher and tutor with over 5 years' experience teaching in China, Japan, South Korea, and the US. Seeing progress in my students and watching someone's communication skill in another language grow are the main reasons I love teaching. I have a Master's Degree in TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language), and I also have TESOL certification. I would like to help students learn vocabulary, speaking, and reading so they can become more aware of issues in the world (since many interesting articles are written in English only). If you are looking to prepare for the TOEFL, I have several years of experience preparing students for this test and would love to help you. I also have extensive experience helping students ages 12-24 in a writing center with proofreading essays, helping with organization, and expressing ideas clearly.

I'm also a Mandarin Chinese teacher, I have 5 years of teaching experience, have taught Chinese at the middle-school level in Connecticut, and possess HSK Level 6 proficiency (highest level) in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese. Most importantly, as a native English speaker who has learned Chinese myself, I understand where challenges lie. The grammar is quite simple and similar to English, although the pronunciation is rather difficult for most learners.

My teaching style: I'm flexible and can adjust to students' needs. If you'd like grammar explanations, I'd be happy to do so. If you're more interested in conversation, that's great! I always make sure you'll have a lot of time to speak, and I'll bring pictures, websites, and magazines to help us discuss interesting topics. I'd also love to hear about your culture!

I currently teach English in Chinatown, Boston, and I'm available Friday's, Saturdays, and Sundays and Mondays. My hobbies include running, studying languages, and making music with my mouth (a technique known as "beatboxing").

I look forward to meeting you!


Education

Central Connecticut State University
TESOL
Central Connecticut State University
Masters

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly rate: $65
  • Rate details: $40/person for group lessons
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Allston, MA 02134
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Chinese,

Chinese

I have lived in China for a year while teaching English and studying Chinese. I have taught a middle-school Chinese class. I have also passed the HSK Chinese proficiency exam (Level 6 - Advanced).
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

- Master's in TESOL - TESOL Certification - 4 years of ESL teaching experience
Japanese,

Japanese

I've taken the JLPT Japanese Proficiency Exam Level 2 (6 lowest, 1 highest). I have two years' experience teaching English in Osaka, Japan; and have Japanese translation experience for guesthouses in Japan.
Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading

English

English,

English

I have my MS, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and attended Central Connecticut State University, 2010.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

- Master's in TESOL - TESOL Certification - 4 years of ESL teaching experience
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I have my MS, TESOL, and attended Central Connecticut State University, 2010.
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Writing

Homeschool

English,

English

I have my MS, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and attended Central Connecticut State University, 2010.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

- Master's in TESOL - TESOL Certification - 4 years of ESL teaching experience
Japanese,

Japanese

I've taken the JLPT Japanese Proficiency Exam Level 2 (6 lowest, 1 highest). I have two years' experience teaching English in Osaka, Japan; and have Japanese translation experience for guesthouses in Japan.
Algebra 1, Reading, Writing

Language

Chinese,

Chinese

I have lived in China for a year while teaching English and studying Chinese. I have taught a middle-school Chinese class. I have also passed the HSK Chinese proficiency exam (Level 6 - Advanced).
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

- Master's in TESOL - TESOL Certification - 4 years of ESL teaching experience
Japanese,

Japanese

I've taken the JLPT Japanese Proficiency Exam Level 2 (6 lowest, 1 highest). I have two years' experience teaching English in Osaka, Japan; and have Japanese translation experience for guesthouses in Japan.
TOEFL

TOEFL

I have my MS, TESOL, and attended Central Connecticut State University, 2010.

Math

Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

I have a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology and have worked as an AutoCAD Technician for approximately one year. I am especially familiar with fluid mechanics and have assisted classmates in the past with statics problems.
Algebra 1

Most Popular

English,

English

I have my MS, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and attended Central Connecticut State University, 2010.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

- Master's in TESOL - TESOL Certification - 4 years of ESL teaching experience
Japanese,

Japanese

I've taken the JLPT Japanese Proficiency Exam Level 2 (6 lowest, 1 highest). I have two years' experience teaching English in Osaka, Japan; and have Japanese translation experience for guesthouses in Japan.
Algebra 1, Reading, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

- Master's in TESOL - TESOL Certification - 4 years of ESL teaching experience

Science

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

I have a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology and have worked as an AutoCAD Technician for approximately one year. I am especially familiar with fluid mechanics and have assisted classmates in the past with statics problems.

Summer

Chinese,

Chinese

I have lived in China for a year while teaching English and studying Chinese. I have taught a middle-school Chinese class. I have also passed the HSK Chinese proficiency exam (Level 6 - Advanced).
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

- Master's in TESOL - TESOL Certification - 4 years of ESL teaching experience
Japanese,

Japanese

I've taken the JLPT Japanese Proficiency Exam Level 2 (6 lowest, 1 highest). I have two years' experience teaching English in Osaka, Japan; and have Japanese translation experience for guesthouses in Japan.
Algebra 1, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

TOEFL

TOEFL

I have my MS, TESOL, and attended Central Connecticut State University, 2010.

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All reviews wonderful patient

Such a great Tutor, my son looks forward to it every week

Wonderful , patient and very skilled in teaching. My son gets so much out of his tutoring sessions with Brendon.

Linda, 36 lessons with Brendon

$65/hour

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$65/hour

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