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Deborah B.

Dreaming in English!

Dreaming in English!

$45/hour

  • Chapel Hill, NC 27514

About Deborah


Bio

My interest in teaching English has grown out of my research with immigrant Latina women in North Carolina. Then, as a faculty member in public health at UNC, I was interested in these women's perceptions of quality health care. Using both photographs and short questionnaires, we explored issues related to language, interpersonal communication, and cost in the choice to use (western) available health services in North Carolina or to rely on traditional health services, available in small...

My interest in teaching English has grown out of my research with immigrant Latina women in North Carolina. Then, as a faculty member in public health at UNC, I was interested in these women's perceptions of quality health care. Using both photographs and short questionnaires, we explored issues related to language, interpersonal communication, and cost in the choice to use (western) available health services in North Carolina or to rely on traditional health services, available in small store fronts locally. One of the findings is that women with more education and some ability to speak English were more likely to use services offered by UNC hospitals, other area hospitals and health departments.

I have tutored adult Latina women through a community program. I have also tutored native Spanish and youth of high school age. During the past 4 fall semesters, I have taught SAT writing, grammar and TOEFL speaking to high school students, hopeful of attending college in the U.S., at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China.

With respect to certifications, which are important, I have both a TEFL certification, earned through Bridge-Linguatec. I took the course in Santiago, Chile; our practice teaching was done with local residents, interested in improving their English. I also have K-12 Certification for teaching ESL in North Carolina.

My strengths are in grammar, pronunciation, writing, all mixed with a dose of humor. English is a dynamic language, which allow is to grow and stretch when new knowledge is created. At the same time, rules and exceptions to rules are almost 50/50. It can be frustrating to a learner. A joke or two adds levity, reduces tension and relaxes the learner, producing much, much better outcomes for all.


Education

Boston College
psychology
American University
PhD
University of North Carolina
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Chapel Hill, NC 27514
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have earned both a K-12 grades ESL Certificate for teaching students whose native language is not English. I have also been awarded a TEFL Certificate. This course was offered through Bridge-Linguatec, which is based in Colorado. It is a 4-week, 40 hours a week course offered in Denver and several other locations. I took the course in Santiago, Chile. Since earning these two ESL/ELL Certificates, I have taught and tutored students at all grade levels through the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Schools and the Durham Public Schools. In addition, I have experience teaching SAT writing and reading and TOEFL speaking and listening at the high school level to high students in Hangzhou, China who intend to attend college in the U.S. or England during 10 weeks for the past 4 fall semesters.
Spanish,

Spanish

I started learning Spanish in college. Then, after graduation, I began working on several different public health projects in South America, mostly in Bolivia. Now, I have spoken the language for more than 20 years. I am also a certified ESL teacher, so I have developed some skills in helping youth -- your age, in particular -- learn the basics of a different language. I have taught at East Chapel Hill High, as well as other schools in the district. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you this fall. Let's start soon.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have earned both a K-12 grades ESL Certificate for teaching students whose native language is not English. I have also been awarded a TEFL Certificate. This course was offered through Bridge-Linguatec, which is based in Colorado. It is a 4-week, 40 hours a week course offered in Denver and several other locations. I took the course in Santiago, Chile. Since earning these two ESL/ELL Certificates, I have taught and tutored students at all grade levels through the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Schools and the Durham Public Schools. In addition, I have experience teaching SAT writing and reading and TOEFL speaking and listening at the high school level to high students in Hangzhou, China who intend to attend college in the U.S. or England during 10 weeks for the past 4 fall semesters.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have taught writing for the SAT test as well as to college students, and most recently to students at various levels of English competence at East Chapel Hill High School.
English, Grammar, TOEFL, Writing

History

Anthropology

Anthropology

I have a PhD in Anthropology, with a specialization in medical anthropology.

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have earned both a K-12 grades ESL Certificate for teaching students whose native language is not English. I have also been awarded a TEFL Certificate. This course was offered through Bridge-Linguatec, which is based in Colorado. It is a 4-week, 40 hours a week course offered in Denver and several other locations. I took the course in Santiago, Chile. Since earning these two ESL/ELL Certificates, I have taught and tutored students at all grade levels through the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Schools and the Durham Public Schools. In addition, I have experience teaching SAT writing and reading and TOEFL speaking and listening at the high school level to high students in Hangzhou, China who intend to attend college in the U.S. or England during 10 weeks for the past 4 fall semesters.
Spanish,

Spanish

I started learning Spanish in college. Then, after graduation, I began working on several different public health projects in South America, mostly in Bolivia. Now, I have spoken the language for more than 20 years. I am also a certified ESL teacher, so I have developed some skills in helping youth -- your age, in particular -- learn the basics of a different language. I have taught at East Chapel Hill High, as well as other schools in the district. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you this fall. Let's start soon.
English, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have earned both a K-12 grades ESL Certificate for teaching students whose native language is not English. I have also been awarded a TEFL Certificate. This course was offered through Bridge-Linguatec, which is based in Colorado. It is a 4-week, 40 hours a week course offered in Denver and several other locations. I took the course in Santiago, Chile. Since earning these two ESL/ELL Certificates, I have taught and tutored students at all grade levels through the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Schools and the Durham Public Schools. In addition, I have experience teaching SAT writing and reading and TOEFL speaking and listening at the high school level to high students in Hangzhou, China who intend to attend college in the U.S. or England during 10 weeks for the past 4 fall semesters.
Spanish,

Spanish

I started learning Spanish in college. Then, after graduation, I began working on several different public health projects in South America, mostly in Bolivia. Now, I have spoken the language for more than 20 years. I am also a certified ESL teacher, so I have developed some skills in helping youth -- your age, in particular -- learn the basics of a different language. I have taught at East Chapel Hill High, as well as other schools in the district. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you this fall. Let's start soon.
TOEFL

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have earned both a K-12 grades ESL Certificate for teaching students whose native language is not English. I have also been awarded a TEFL Certificate. This course was offered through Bridge-Linguatec, which is based in Colorado. It is a 4-week, 40 hours a week course offered in Denver and several other locations. I took the course in Santiago, Chile. Since earning these two ESL/ELL Certificates, I have taught and tutored students at all grade levels through the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Schools and the Durham Public Schools. In addition, I have experience teaching SAT writing and reading and TOEFL speaking and listening at the high school level to high students in Hangzhou, China who intend to attend college in the U.S. or England during 10 weeks for the past 4 fall semesters.
Spanish,

Spanish

I started learning Spanish in college. Then, after graduation, I began working on several different public health projects in South America, mostly in Bolivia. Now, I have spoken the language for more than 20 years. I am also a certified ESL teacher, so I have developed some skills in helping youth -- your age, in particular -- learn the basics of a different language. I have taught at East Chapel Hill High, as well as other schools in the district. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you this fall. Let's start soon.
English, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have earned both a K-12 grades ESL Certificate for teaching students whose native language is not English. I have also been awarded a TEFL Certificate. This course was offered through Bridge-Linguatec, which is based in Colorado. It is a 4-week, 40 hours a week course offered in Denver and several other locations. I took the course in Santiago, Chile. Since earning these two ESL/ELL Certificates, I have taught and tutored students at all grade levels through the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Schools and the Durham Public Schools. In addition, I have experience teaching SAT writing and reading and TOEFL speaking and listening at the high school level to high students in Hangzhou, China who intend to attend college in the U.S. or England during 10 weeks for the past 4 fall semesters.

Science

Anthropology

Anthropology

I have a PhD in Anthropology, with a specialization in medical anthropology.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have earned both a K-12 grades ESL Certificate for teaching students whose native language is not English. I have also been awarded a TEFL Certificate. This course was offered through Bridge-Linguatec, which is based in Colorado. It is a 4-week, 40 hours a week course offered in Denver and several other locations. I took the course in Santiago, Chile. Since earning these two ESL/ELL Certificates, I have taught and tutored students at all grade levels through the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Schools and the Durham Public Schools. In addition, I have experience teaching SAT writing and reading and TOEFL speaking and listening at the high school level to high students in Hangzhou, China who intend to attend college in the U.S. or England during 10 weeks for the past 4 fall semesters.
Spanish,

Spanish

I started learning Spanish in college. Then, after graduation, I began working on several different public health projects in South America, mostly in Bolivia. Now, I have spoken the language for more than 20 years. I am also a certified ESL teacher, so I have developed some skills in helping youth -- your age, in particular -- learn the basics of a different language. I have taught at East Chapel Hill High, as well as other schools in the district. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you this fall. Let's start soon.
Writing

Test Preparation

SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have taught writing for the SAT test as well as to college students, and most recently to students at various levels of English competence at East Chapel Hill High School.
TOEFL

$45/hour

Deborah B.

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