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Sophia R.

Assonet, MA

$50/hour

ESOL/English language instructor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 4/16/15
5.0 average from 43 ratings
Amazingly professional,efficient and great fun!!
— Bonnie, Jamaica Plain, MA on 7/21/10

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University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Linguistics
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Master's

Education

University of Canterbury, New Zealand (Linguistics)

University of Massachusetts, Boston (Master's)

About Sophia

Hi! I am a highly experienced and highly qualified ESOL teacher, with a Masters in Applied Linguistics and licensed to teach grades 5-12. I've taught English to adults and children all over the world - so I have first-hand experience with many different cultures. I also know how hard it is to adjust to life in the U.S. as an immigrant!

I've also taught in a wide range of contexts - corporate, colleges, privately, and in schools all over the South Shore area. I gained valuable experience teaching mainstream high school ELA classes two years ago, which helps me understand exactly what skills an immigrant student needs to master in order to succeed in American schools.

My students always love working with me - I am passionate, creative and very dedicated, and I've never had a student yet (in 15+ years!!!) that has wished to skip a lesson with me! I am proud of the results I achieve with my students - because they are so excited about the lessons, they make wonderful progress. I even managed to teach a boy to read who was repeating kindergarten and was scheduled for special needs evaluation. His teacher had thought he would never learn to read, since in two years he still had trouble writing his name, but after a few months with me, he read his first book! I will never forget the look of pride on his face, as he got to put his name on the reading ladder for the first time.

I have worked with the most reluctant of learners, with all manner of issues, and always been able to help them resolve their barriers to learning and help them succeed educationally.

I look forward to working with you!
Hi! I am a highly experienced and highly qualified ESOL teacher, with a Masters in Applied Linguistics and licensed to teach grades 5-12. I've taught English to adults and children all over the world - so I have first-hand experience Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Assonet, MA 02702
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Amazingly professional,efficient and great fun!!"

- Bonnie, Jamaica Plain, MA on 7/21/10

"Very patient and nice tutor."

- Crystal, Cambridge, MA on 5/1/13

"Very Friendly , comfortable and informative!"

- Sister Bernadette, Boston, MA on 4/30/13
English:
ACT English,
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
GED,
ISEE, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar,
Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I am very knowledgeable about English grammar, and can explain why the incorrect options on test questions are not appropriate choices.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified grades 5-12, and have been teaching students from grades K-12 in Massachusetts for 6+ years now.

ESL/ESOL

I have an undergraduate and a masters degree in Applied Linguistics, and am a licensed ESOL teacher, grades 5-12, in the state of Massachusetts.

I am a qualified administrator of the MELA-O exam, and have experience administering the MEPA too (state mandated assessments of ESOL students).

I have the RSA certificate in teaching ESOL to adults.

I've taught ESL for 20 years or so, all over the world, and in all contexts: business English, on location at companies, privately, conversation classes, GED and TOEFL preparation, conversation and reading/writing classes at colleges all over the South Shore, and at private language schools in Boston, Tokyo, New Zealand and New York City.

GED

I have taught GED/adult ed classes

Grammar

I have a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics (grammar), with a 4.0 GPA. I have more than twenty years of experience teaching grammar, and have the ability to make it both comprehensible and even fun! I have an excellent selection of texts to provide structured practice with confusing grammatical concepts.

Phonics

I studied Phonics during my Graduate degree in Applied Linguistics. I am a native English speaker, with extensive knowledge of the most common pronunciation difficulties for native speakers of many languages who are learning English.

SAT Reading

I am an experienced high school and university level English/reading/writing teacher who also has experience tutoring students for their SAT privately.

Writing

M.A in Applied Linguistics (4.0 GPA)
taught advanced writing class at Brockton High School
taught ESOL Writing classes at Bristol and Quincy community colleges

University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Linguistics
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Master's

Education

University of Canterbury, New Zealand (Linguistics)

University of Massachusetts, Boston (Master's)

Amazingly professional,efficient and great fun!! — Our boys loved their first lesson with Sophia. She jumped right in and made learning fun for them by creatively engaging them in each topic. This is not easy considering there is a three year age difference between our sons. She was extremely professional, managed to get many topics in during a short 90 minute lesson, and our kids have not stopped talking about it and are looking forward to the ...

— Bonnie, Jamaica Plain, MA on 7/21/10

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sophia will travel within 40 miles of Assonet, MA 02702.