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Christopher K.

Ferndale, MI

$35/hour

ESL Tutor with 5 Years Experience in South Korea

10+ Hours
5.0 average from 4 ratings

$35/Hour


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Oregon College of Art and Craft
Book Arts

Education

Oregon College of Art and Craft (Book Arts)

About Christopher

Hello! My name is Christopher. I'm an ESL tutor and instructor with five years of experience living and teaching abroad. I have a BFA from the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, Oregon, a 150-hour TESOL certification, and training in YBM curriculum. In March, I completed my fifth year in South Korea and my eighth year of teaching. During this time, I've taught kindergarten, elementary, middle school, and adults in full classes as well as one-to-one tutoring.

Besides my time teaching, I also have vast international experience. I've travelled to several provinces of Canada, most of the continental United States, the Netherlands, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

My TESOL certification and international experience has helped me provide courses included typical English studies such as writing, spelling, and reading, as well as: Business English, Newspaper/Magazine Article, Topic Discussion, Free-talking, Speaking Dialogues, Grammar, Speaking, Accent Reduction, Idioms, Slang, Roleplaying, Writing, Editing, Proofreading, and IELTS/TOEFL/SAT/ACT/TOEIC Preparation.


I look forward to talking with you in English. Please contact me if you have any questions. I can also email my resume upon request. Competitive rates for in-person and online one-to-one teaching.
Hello! My name is Christopher. I'm an ESL tutor and instructor with five years of experience living and teaching abroad. I have a BFA from the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, Oregon, a 150-hour TESOL certification, and training in YBM curriculum. In March, I completed my fifth year in South Korea and my eighth year of teaching. During Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

I charge $35 per hour for commuting. Online lessons are $25 per hour. Other situations are negotiable.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Ferndale, MI 48220
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
IELTS,
Literature, TOEFL,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
IELTS,
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
IELTS,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Vocabulary

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.

English

I've taught English for the past 5 years overseas in South Korea. In my undergraduate degree, I focused on creative writing. Besides the requisite writing courses, I completed two sections of Writing for Artists and two Writing Independent Studies. During my thesis, I honed my craft working closely with thesis advisor to write and edit my first novel for publication. Since graduating, I've also published a second novel.

ESL/ESOL

I've completed a TESOL certification through Global Leadership College with their 150 hour online course.

I was an ESL Instructor and tutor at Dunwon GnB English Institute, Daejeon, South Korea. I taught ages 7 thru High School in class sizes of 12 students max. Courses included writing, spelling, and reading. I also tutored two students one to one weekly for the last 3 years between 2013 and 2016 while at GnB.

Before that, I was an ESL Instructor and tutor at YBM Premier 1 to 1, Seoul, South Korea. I taught ages 16 - 60 single adults. Courses included One to One, Media English, Conversational Topics, TOEIC Speaking, Business English, Interview Preparation, and Social Club between 2011 and 2012.

In addition, I was an ESL Instructor at Kid’s College/Royal English School, Ilsan, South Korea. I taught ages 5 thru High School in class sizes of 10 students max. Courses included writing, spelling, reading between 2009 and 2010.

IELTS

I have taught teens and adults test preparation for IELTS and TOEFL for the last four years overseas in South Korea. In 2010-2011, I worked at YBM Premiere One-to-One preparing adult students for both tests using YBM's preparation materials/textbooks. I also have a 150 hour TESOL certification.

TOEFL

I've taught TOEFL preparation for middle school, high school, and adult students in several different classes over my five years of teaching in South Korea. We've done listening and speaking drills, as well as practice tests.

Vocabulary

I have a very high level of vocabulary for two reasons. First, I’m a voracious reader with interests spanning many genres including classical and modern fiction, magical realism, transcendental science fiction, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, mythology, symbolism, and spiritual alchemy. Second, I'm a daily writer.

Oregon College of Art and Craft
Book Arts

Education

Oregon College of Art and Craft (Book Arts)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

I charge $35 per hour for commuting. Online lessons are $25 per hour. Other situations are negotiable.

Travel policy

Christopher will travel within 10 miles of Ferndale, MI 48220.