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Arden C.

NU and UVA Grad for English, Including Int'l TESOL Cetificate

NU and UVA Grad for English, Including Int'l TESOL Cetificate

$40/hour

  • 825 hours tutoring

  • Kansas City, MO 64137

"Wonderful & very patient!!"

Beth, 15 lessons with Arden

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About Arden


Bio

I am an experienced tutor, especially in ESL. Having completed an international TESOL certificate, I am implementing successful teaching techniques with each of my students. I love to see my students excel in every area of English, whether it be speaking, writing or reading! With 24 years of classroom teaching experience under my belt, 11 of those spent overseas teaching ESL conversational English and writing, I have encountered a wide spectrum of students and cultures.

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I am an experienced tutor, especially in ESL. Having completed an international TESOL certificate, I am implementing successful teaching techniques with each of my students. I love to see my students excel in every area of English, whether it be speaking, writing or reading! With 24 years of classroom teaching experience under my belt, 11 of those spent overseas teaching ESL conversational English and writing, I have encountered a wide spectrum of students and cultures.

Individual tutoring in ESL during my years overseas was truly the norm as both young and old sought me out for private lessons. Starting with individual assessment and proceeding with area-specific lessons, my tutoring sessions are challenging yet fun and will produce not only competence in the subject matter, but also confidence in oneself.

A passion of mine is writing, and I myself am a writer having self-published two books. I have walked native English speakers and second-language learners successfully through the writing process. Many former students who have gone on to higher education have told me how very thankful they were for the writing skills I taught them, which brought them tremendous confidence and success in college. I believe in a holistic approach to teaching and learning all skills connected to English. As troublesome areas emerge with a student, I hone in on them and address them thoroughly from a variety of angles.

Having studied English literature at Northwestern University, received my M.Ed. from the University of Virginia and taught grades 8-12 in public, private, and cross-cultural school settings, I know the challenges that students face. My heart's desire is to help them reach their goals.

Currently, I am teaching ESL to adults at a local community college.


Education

Northwestern University
English
University of Virginia
Masters
Global Leadership University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Rate details: Additional fees will apply for students outside my 20 mile radius. Discount for 3 or more lessons/week. If you want to come to my home, I will give a reduced rate for tutoring!
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Kansas City, MO 64137
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/5/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

All of my students in Hungary were required to do oral presentations in class during all four years of high school. In addition, they were required to take oral exams at the end of their high school careers, speaking in front of a panel of teachers and examiners. I successfully taught and coached my students in the skills of public speaking so that 100% of them earned proficiency marks on their English oral final exams. Throughout my teaching career, I have required every student to learn basic public speaking skills and practice those in front of their peers.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I spent eleven years in Hungary teaching in a bilingual Hungarian High School. I helped develop ESL writing and conversation curriculum for grades 9-12. All of my students successfully passed either the intermediate or the advanced level English language exam. I absolutely love helping people develop their English skills!
Hungarian,

Hungarian

I spent eleven years living and working in Hungary. During that time, I attended an intensive Hungarian language course, after which I passed the intermediate level language exam. I also received private tutoring in Hungarian. Szeretnek tanitani magyarul amerikaban!
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I love proofreading! Some people have said that I'm the one whom they want to read their pieces of writing and proofread because I am so thorough. No project is too big or too small.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

All of my students in Hungary were required to do oral presentations in class during all four years of high school. In addition, they were required to take oral exams at the end of their high school careers, speaking in front of a panel of teachers and examiners. I successfully taught and coached my students in the skills of public speaking so that 100% of them earned proficiency marks on their English oral final exams. Throughout my teaching career, I have required every student to learn basic public speaking skills and practice those in front of their peers.

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

Having been a classroom teacher for over 20 years, I have helped many students develop successful study skills. My area of specialty is in English with emphases in writing and grammar. I can work with students of any age.
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I've had a passion for teaching English since the late 1980s. Writing is an especially favorite area in English that I love to help others improve in, and I am ready to begin working with any level of student from grade school to college level.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I spent eleven years in Hungary teaching in a bilingual Hungarian High School. I helped develop ESL writing and conversation curriculum for grades 9-12. All of my students successfully passed either the intermediate or the advanced level English language exam. I absolutely love helping people develop their English skills!
Literature,

Literature

One of my favorite things to do as a classroom teacher was to teach literature. Somehow, I was able to bring nearly any book alive for even the most reluctant readers. I taught the novel Lord of the Flies to my students in Hungary and one of them selected this novel for her oral English exam at the end of her four year study. Not only did she do well, but also received highest commendation for her oral exposition of the novel, and this in her second language of English! If you have a reluctant reader, I'd love to help turn him or her on to literature!
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I love proofreading! Some people have said that I'm the one whom they want to read their pieces of writing and proofread because I am so thorough. No project is too big or too small.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

All of my students in Hungary were required to do oral presentations in class during all four years of high school. In addition, they were required to take oral exams at the end of their high school careers, speaking in front of a panel of teachers and examiners. I successfully taught and coached my students in the skills of public speaking so that 100% of them earned proficiency marks on their English oral final exams. Throughout my teaching career, I have required every student to learn basic public speaking skills and practice those in front of their peers.
Writing,

Writing

Because writing tends to be very challenging for many people, I have spent a good deal of my adult career as an English teacher focusing on helping students learn how to write and improve on their skills. I've had tremendous success with both American students and those from other cultures. All of the students I taught in Hungary over the course of eleven years passed the writing portion of either the middle or advanced level English language exam, with most achieving the highest level of excellence.
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

Bible Studies

Bible Studies

I've been leading Bible studies since college back in the early 1980s. Expository studies are my favorite, and I especially love helping young people see that Jesus is real and serious about loving them!

Homeschool

English,

English

I've had a passion for teaching English since the late 1980s. Writing is an especially favorite area in English that I love to help others improve in, and I am ready to begin working with any level of student from grade school to college level.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I spent eleven years in Hungary teaching in a bilingual Hungarian High School. I helped develop ESL writing and conversation curriculum for grades 9-12. All of my students successfully passed either the intermediate or the advanced level English language exam. I absolutely love helping people develop their English skills!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Having been a classroom teacher for over 20 years, I have helped many students develop successful study skills. My area of specialty is in English with emphases in writing and grammar. I can work with students of any age.
Writing,

Writing

Because writing tends to be very challenging for many people, I have spent a good deal of my adult career as an English teacher focusing on helping students learn how to write and improve on their skills. I've had tremendous success with both American students and those from other cultures. All of the students I taught in Hungary over the course of eleven years passed the writing portion of either the middle or advanced level English language exam, with most achieving the highest level of excellence.
Reading, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I spent eleven years in Hungary teaching in a bilingual Hungarian High School. I helped develop ESL writing and conversation curriculum for grades 9-12. All of my students successfully passed either the intermediate or the advanced level English language exam. I absolutely love helping people develop their English skills!
Hungarian

Hungarian

I spent eleven years living and working in Hungary. During that time, I attended an intensive Hungarian language course, after which I passed the intermediate level language exam. I also received private tutoring in Hungarian. Szeretnek tanitani magyarul amerikaban!

Most Popular

English,

English

I've had a passion for teaching English since the late 1980s. Writing is an especially favorite area in English that I love to help others improve in, and I am ready to begin working with any level of student from grade school to college level.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I spent eleven years in Hungary teaching in a bilingual Hungarian High School. I helped develop ESL writing and conversation curriculum for grades 9-12. All of my students successfully passed either the intermediate or the advanced level English language exam. I absolutely love helping people develop their English skills!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Having been a classroom teacher for over 20 years, I have helped many students develop successful study skills. My area of specialty is in English with emphases in writing and grammar. I can work with students of any age.
Writing,

Writing

Because writing tends to be very challenging for many people, I have spent a good deal of my adult career as an English teacher focusing on helping students learn how to write and improve on their skills. I've had tremendous success with both American students and those from other cultures. All of the students I taught in Hungary over the course of eleven years passed the writing portion of either the middle or advanced level English language exam, with most achieving the highest level of excellence.
Reading

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I've been leading Bible studies since college back in the early 1980s. Expository studies are my favorite, and I especially love helping young people see that Jesus is real and serious about loving them!
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I spent eleven years in Hungary teaching in a bilingual Hungarian High School. I helped develop ESL writing and conversation curriculum for grades 9-12. All of my students successfully passed either the intermediate or the advanced level English language exam. I absolutely love helping people develop their English skills!
Study Skills

Study Skills

Having been a classroom teacher for over 20 years, I have helped many students develop successful study skills. My area of specialty is in English with emphases in writing and grammar. I can work with students of any age.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

Having been a classroom teacher for over 20 years, I have helped many students develop successful study skills. My area of specialty is in English with emphases in writing and grammar. I can work with students of any age.

Sports/Recreation

Soccer

Soccer

I began playing soccer in Colorado when I was just seven years old. I continued through high school and the competitive leagues and on into college, playing Club Soccer at Northwestern University. When I landed in Virginia, I joined a co-rec adult league in addition to refereeing youth and adult games, which I'd begun to do while in high school. I played for a women's club team in Hungary for a short season, and then returned to the U.S. to coach the girls varsity soccer team at a private Christian school in Charlottesville, VA for six years. I love working with young people.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I spent eleven years in Hungary teaching in a bilingual Hungarian High School. I helped develop ESL writing and conversation curriculum for grades 9-12. All of my students successfully passed either the intermediate or the advanced level English language exam. I absolutely love helping people develop their English skills!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Having been a classroom teacher for over 20 years, I have helped many students develop successful study skills. My area of specialty is in English with emphases in writing and grammar. I can work with students of any age.
Writing,

Writing

Because writing tends to be very challenging for many people, I have spent a good deal of my adult career as an English teacher focusing on helping students learn how to write and improve on their skills. I've had tremendous success with both American students and those from other cultures. All of the students I taught in Hungary over the course of eleven years passed the writing portion of either the middle or advanced level English language exam, with most achieving the highest level of excellence.
Reading

Test Preparation

Hungarian

Hungarian

I spent eleven years living and working in Hungary. During that time, I attended an intensive Hungarian language course, after which I passed the intermediate level language exam. I also received private tutoring in Hungarian. Szeretnek tanitani magyarul amerikaban!

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


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Great teacher!

Her English lesson is makes me comfortable. She is kind, cheerful and smart. I also feel that she has a lot of experience and skills in my lesson. So I'm glad she's my tutor!

SeHee, 1 lesson with Arden

Caring, focused, supportive, knowledgeable, and patient.

Arden teaches me ESL. She is supportive, easygoing, and knowledgeable tutor. She cares student's needs and goals, and would provide extra learning tools to student. I enjoy learning English with her.

Andra, 13 lessons with Arden

Best Tutor!

I fell in love with Arden when I first met her. She is very friendly and encouraging. She is also very smart in teaching you how to use different reading strategies. I was not so sure if a tutor could be helpful in such a short time period. I would definitely recommend her.

Parwana, 4 lessons with Arden

Great proofreader

Arden did great job proofreading my 15-page final case assignment for my MBA course and I would definitely recommend her. She is honest, hardworking, and very responsible person. Thank you Arden!

Nenad, 1 lesson with Arden

Thank you!!!

Ms. Arden, Myself and my son were very pleased with your tutoring. You are very responsive to phone/email/text. Did work very with my son's crazy schedule and helped him. He was very happy to work with you. We will continue working with you. It's hard to find the right teacher who is so good with students and her work.

Seema, 19 lessons with Arden

Awesome tutor!!!

Arden helped me so much in my essays it was just amazing to see how much mistakes she helped me to improve. With great experience she explains concepts and ideas clearly. It was an awesome experience working with Arden!!!!!

Anastasiya, 6 lessons with Arden

Very competent.

Arden is a teacher in which is very committed in student's learning, brings several languages related to daily life connecting with your needs, her classes are always on time, I highly recommended her services.

Rodrigo, 127 lessons with Arden

Amazing teacher ! Don't hesitate.

I spent many hours with Arden and I think she was the perfect teacher for me. She is just amazing. Well prepared, well structured and very qualified. I have learned tons of new stuff and I am still learning a lot. I would highly recommend her to any student looking for a professional but very cool teacher.

Samuel, 13 lessons with Arden

Great Tutor - English

Arden is a good tutor because She is helping me to learn and apply my English here in the USA. I´m from Brazil and I recommend for all people that are finding a English Tutor in Missouri.

Fabiano, 8 lessons with Arden

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Arden C.

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