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Zephra W.

Kansas City, MO

$40/hour

Experienced ESL Tutor: Get the results you need!

50+ Hours
5.0 average from 45 ratings
Learned from Zephra
— Chisato, Overland Park, KS on 12/3/16

$40/Hour


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Grand Valley State University
Art and Design
British Study Centres
Other

Education

Grand Valley State University (Art and Design)

British Study Centres (Other)

About Zephra

As an ESL teacher, my passion is helping students achieve their English goals. I have been an English language teacher for over eight years and I still get excited about meeting new students and watching as their English improves. Whether you need English for your job, university, travel or because you are living in the US and want to improve your communication skills, I would love the opportunity to help you.

I have taught English online, in the classroom and one to one. My classroom experience includes six years working in top-rated language schools in Oxford, England with adult learners from all over the world. During this time, I taught classes from beginner to proficiency with a wide variety of specialties, including exam focus (Cambridge, TOEFL, IELTS) business English, grammar, reading, writing, listening and speaking. The classes were often diverse in age, nationality, learning background and learning goals. I am very lucky to have worked with students from more countries than I can count: Italy, Argentina, Angola, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, China, France, Germany, Mexico,Japan, Brazil... just to name a few! This broad experience helps me to understand your needs and the challenges you face when learning English.

One of my favorite things about teaching is working with students one-to-one. I know learning a language can be intimidating and progress can sometimes feel slow. One to one lessons can be a great way to reach your goals more quickly. I truly believe that with the right support anyone can succeed. I have tutored one to one students in all areas of English language learning. My one to one lessons are well-planned and focused on your specific needs. I work to make sure classes are interesting and fun because I find that when you are engaged and motivated, you will improve more quickly. I also believe that questions are an important part of learning and always want you to feel free to ask me any questions you may have.

One of the keys to success in language learning is review, review, review! Did you know that on average you have to see a new word at least EIGHT times before you remember it? To help you do this, I will provide you with post-lesson notes so that you can easily review what we have studied together.

I graduated from the honors college of Grand Valley State University with a degree in Art and Design. As part of my degree I spent time in Italy studying art and learning Italian. This is where my interest in languages began. I decided to go back to Italy after I graduated to teach English and realized that I had found something I really loved doing. When I got back to the States, I began teaching online as a corporate English trainer. Two years later, I moved to England in with my British husband and did a CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) and began teaching in the classroom. In 2012, I complete Diploma in Teaching English Language to Adults (DELTA) and received a Pass with Distinction. My education helps me to provide you with lessons supported by a strong understanding of how the English language works and how to best teach it to students.

I would love the opportunity to help you achieve your English goals.


As an ESL teacher, my passion is helping students achieve their English goals. I have been an English language teacher for over eight years and I still get excited about meeting new students and watching as their English improves. Whether you need English for your job, university, travel or because you are living in the US and want to improve your Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Receive a 10% discount, study online!

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Kansas City, MO 64109

"Learned from Zephra"

- Chisato, Overland Park, KS on 12/3/16
English:
ESL/ESOL,
IELTS,
TOEFL
Test Preparation:
IELTS,
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
IELTS,
TOEFL

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.

ESL/ESOL

Diploma in Teaching English Language to Adults (Pass with Distinction) 2012
Certificate in Teaching English Language to adults 2009

IELTS

I have a Diploma in Teaching English to Adults, which qualifies me to teach all types of English language classes, including exam classes. In my eight years of teaching experience, I have taught many IELTS preparation classes both in the classroom (in private language schools in Oxford, England) and one-to-one. My one-to-one IELTS students (of which there have been many) have been very successful.

Grand Valley State University
Art and Design
British Study Centres
Other

Education

Grand Valley State University (Art and Design)

British Study Centres (Other)

Learned from Zephra

I learned about 「used to〜」 Zephra gave me some example using that word. I understood that but I need more practice. And I also learned Sound 「v」 It's hard to pronounce for me.

— Chisato, Overland Park, KS on 12/3/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Receive a 10% discount, study online!

Travel policy

Zephra will travel within 30 miles of Kansas City, MO 64109.