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Gail B.

Springvale, ME

$40/hour

Experienced ESOL teacher

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 8/29/12

$40/Hour


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San Francisco State University
University of Southern Maine
Graduate Coursework

Education

San Francisco State University

University of Southern Maine (Graduate Coursework)

About Gail

Dear student,

Like you, I've faced challenges that come with big life changes. About 30 years ago, I moved from California to Maine and adapted to a whole new climate, population, and way of life. Then, around 10 years ago, I changed careers; after 25 years as a newspaper writer and editor, I started teaching.

I began as a literacy tutor for a Cambodian woman who couldn't read or write any English. Then I took on some reading and writing classes for native-born adult education students. I went back to school to learn more about how people learn language and how I can better help them.

Today I teach large and small classes of ESOL students in two programs. I also work with adult education students who want to learn more about college writing and American history. Usually I'm able to give students the one-on-one attention that they need. I try to help them see that they can read and write more than they think they can. Learning doesn't have to be a struggle: In ESOL class we use conversation, real-life problem-solving, stories and games. English is not an easy language but it can be learned. Writing in English is hard for many native speakers but it's my home territory, and I enjoy helping others explore there.

My ideal student would be an adult who wants to improve his or her English skills for work, citizenship, or further study. I would also enjoy working with a child who is struggling with spelling, grammar, or organization. I look forward to meeting you.

Dear student,

Like you, I've faced challenges that come with big life changes. About 30 years ago, I moved from California to Maine and adapted to a whole new climate, population, and way of life. Then, around 10 years ago, I changed careers; after 25 years as a newspaper writer and editor, I started teaching.

I began as a
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Springvale, ME 04083
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary

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San Francisco State University
University of Southern Maine
Graduate Coursework

Education

San Francisco State University

University of Southern Maine (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gail will travel within 40 miles of Springvale, ME 04083.