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Betsy R.

Northampton, MA

$40/hour

Trainer of ESL teachers; ESL, English, writing, TOEFL, IELTS

In-person lessons

$40/Hour


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Smith College
German
School for International Training
Other

Education

Smith College (German)

School for International Training (Other)

About Betsy

I am certified by the School for International Training in Brattleboro, VT to train new ESL teachers. I alternate between training teachers and working directly with English students. Listening to the student and performing formative assessments along the way, I am able to identify the student's needs and best way of learning so that we can make the most of our hour together. I do not have a predetermined approach to teaching a topic - that depends on the learner.

I teach English Language Learners and I also teach those whose first language is English who are looking to improve their writing. I prefer to meet at local libraries during the week and I charge $40/hour.
I am certified by the School for International Training in Brattleboro, VT to train new ESL teachers. I alternate between training teachers and working directly with English students. Listening to the student and performing formative assessments along the way, I am able to identify the student's needs and best way of learning so that we can make Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Northampton, MA 01060
In-person lessons
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ESL/ESOL

I earned a certificate from the School for International Training to teach ESL and then, several years later, became a School for International Training teacher trainer. I have 7 years of experience teaching ESL to international students and immigrants from all over the world.

Grammar

I have been teaching ESL for 7 years and have become very comfortable explaining complicated grammar constructions to students learning English at any level.

TOEFL

I have 7 years of experience helping students learn the best methods for approaching the TOEFL test and have had many of my students go on to earn sufficient scores on the TOEFL to gain entrance to universities in the US.

Writing

Learning to write is the most difficult aspect of communicating in English. In my 7 years of teaching, I have broken down writing into simpler components that, when mastered through repeated practice, result in
clear and concise written expression. I love to write and it shows in my teaching.

Smith College
German
School for International Training
Other

Education

Smith College (German)

School for International Training (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Betsy will travel within 15 miles of Northampton, MA 01060.