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Jody B.

Mankato, MN

$40/hour

TOEFL/ELL Teacher with Test Preparation Experience

Background check passed as of 10/30/14
4.0 average from 2 ratings

$40/Hour


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Minnesota State Mankato

Education

Minnesota State Mankato

About Jody

My teaching experience includes over 15 years of work teaching either English Language Learners or elementary school students. Since I have taught in both private and public schools as well as taught online, I can incorporate a wide variety of teaching tools that can help you learn effectively. For example, perhaps learning through music helps you remember concepts. We can incorporate music into our tutoring sessions. Maybe you learn best by reciting information. We can work with that technique. Perhaps, you are a critical thinker who wants to be able to put together complex projects. We can work together to help you master those projects.

My education includes a Bachelor's Degree in English with a minor in English as a Second Language. I hold a Minnesota teaching license that equips me to teach in K-12 ELL classrooms and a 1-6 license for elementary education. In December, I will finish my Master's Degree in Instructional Design and Technology. I wanted to further my education in order to be able to write quality materials as well as teach students.

What is my teaching style? First, you and I will go over a needs assessment to see what you wish to learn. I will evaluate your English to see your strengths and weaknesses and will develop a plan of action so you can work on those skills that will take you from point A to point B on your journey of learning English. Next, I will help you develop skills that will enable you to move ahead in life. Do you need to pass an exam to go to college? We can work on those skills. Do you wish to be able to write an effective resume to find your ideal job? I can work with you to master that skill. Do you just need a conversational partner to talk about the interesting idioms and expressions of English? Let's do that too! Finally, I will offer feedback with each and every lesson. Not only will you receive praise when you master a concept, you also will receive constructive feedback on areas where you need to improve.

Working together, we can make the ideal team! Contact me today for your needs learning the English language.
My teaching experience includes over 15 years of work teaching either English Language Learners or elementary school students. Since I have taught in both private and public schools as well as taught online, I can incorporate a wide variety of teaching tools that can help you learn effectively. For example, perhaps learning through music helps you Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

Price is $35/hr for 2 hour lessons

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Mankato, MN 56001
Background Check: Passed
English:
ACT English, English,
ESL/ESOL,
IELTS, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, IELTS, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
IELTS, TOEFL
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Phonics,
Reading, 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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught elementary education for over 14 years. I understand what is needed to motivate and encourage young learners to master the skills they need. I have also taken many college level classes on the elementary school classroom. Because of this background, I have many tools to use to encourage students as they strive to learn difficult topics.

Elementary Math

I have over 15 years experiencing teaching students. Most recently, I have taught math subjects such as decimals, fractions, percentages, and mean, median, and mode lessons. I'm willing to work with students at their comfort level to bring them where they need to be.

English

We can work on your English needs together. I can help you create wonderful sentences, great paragraphs, and logical term papers.

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL and ESOL subjects for over 15 years. I'm available to teach vocabulary, reading comprehension, comparing and contrasting lessons as well as any other topics that pertain to ESL learners. I can also help ESL learners work on their pronunciation! Let's learn together!

Phonics

During my teaching years, I specifically taught phonics to elementary aged students. We would go over rules and practice these rules daily. Through teaching of phonics, I helped students to reflect on their spelling skills. I have taught elementary education for over 14 years. I used the A A BEKA curriculum to teach phonics.

TOEFL

TOEFL tutor-worked with students from Taiwan and Korea to help them pass the TOEFL test.

Writing

Multi-lingual Support Specialist at Gustavus College, helping students work on writing skills
Online tutor for different agencies, helping students work on writing skills.

Minnesota State Mankato

Education

Minnesota State Mankato

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Price is $35/hr for 2 hour lessons

Travel policy

Jody will travel within 10 miles of Mankato, MN 56001.