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Sean B.

Columbia, MO

$20/hour

Recent Graduate Tutor Specializing in English and College Prep

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Columbia University
East Asian Languages and Cultures

Education

Columbia University (East Asian Languages and Cultures)

About Sean

Hi, I'm Sean! I graduated from Columbia University in New York in May with a Bachelor's degree in East Asian Languages and Cultures, focusing on Korean History, Korean language, and Chinese Language. Aside from my major, my studies included Columbia's Core Curriculum of Western "masterpieces" of literature, philosophy, art, and music, as well as courses on environmental science, an additional interest of mine.

My first tutoring experience was when I was a senior at Hickman High School in the 2012-2013 school year. I volunteered as a tutor in the ESL Resource Room and helped students with homework in various subjects, tutoring those subjects as well as English simultaneously. More recently, I volunteered as an English teacher for five weeks in the summer of 2016 at a private English academy in southern China, teaching a class of middle school students and a class of adults. My preferred teaching style is based on building a personal relationship between the teacher and students, so that students feel more at ease and learn the language in a more natural and comfortable setting. Additionally, I tailor lesson topics on the interests of the students to maximize their motivation to learn. With this strategy, the adult students from the private academy requested that I stay as their teacher for all five weeks, even though I was originally only supposed to substitute for their original teacher for one week.

Seeing both classes of students improve from the beginning to the end of my time at the academy made me realize that my efforts had truly made a difference. That intrinsic reward of helping others expand their knowledge is what draws me to teaching. I am currently preparing to move to South Korea to teach English in the fall, and would be excited to tutor students of all ages through the end of the summer.

I completed a 100 hour online TEFL Certification to teach English as a second language in April of 2017, and accumulated over 120 hours of in class teaching experience last summer in China. After spending four years at a liberal arts college studying humanities I have extensive experience with formal and informal English composition.

I am eager to help students of all ages improve their English, or to help high school aged students prepare for college applications. I am readily available, easy to contact, and will respond in a timely manner. Please feel free to reach out with any questions, or to schedule a lesson!
Hi, I'm Sean! I graduated from Columbia University in New York in May with a Bachelor's degree in East Asian Languages and Cultures, focusing on Korean History, Korean language, and Chinese Language. Aside from my major, my studies included Columbia's Core Curriculum of Western "masterpieces" of literature, philosophy, art, and music, as well as Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Columbia, MO 65202
Science:
ACT Science
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ACT Science
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading
Business:
ESL/ESOL

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Columbia University
East Asian Languages and Cultures

Education

Columbia University (East Asian Languages and Cultures)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $20.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sean will travel within 25 miles of Columbia, MO 65202.