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Siggi O.

Basking Ridge, NJ

$45/hour

Boost your skills in ESL, English, & Elementary School

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 11/14/13
4.9 average from 71 ratings
Resourceful and very well organized lessons and material
— Eva, Millburn, NJ on 7/12/15

$45/Hour


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Suffolk University
sociology
New Jersey City University
Master's

Education

Suffolk University (sociology)

New Jersey City University (Master's)

About Siggi

My name is Siggi, with over 15 years experience teaching ESL and Basic Skills to all ages and nationalities from Business English, basic conversation, writing papers to learning math. I make the learning experience fun to learn with effective results. My lessons are altered to your needs and what works best for you.

My education background includes a MA degree in ESL plus NJ state certification in the field and taught in public/private schools, Business English and on-line.
I was born and raised in the New York City area and have traveled and lived all over the world including Egypt, Italy, Holland, Sweden, and Spain.

Tutoring provides a great learning experience for me also because I learn from my students also in their backgrounds, cultures and needs.

I look forward to hearing from you.
My name is Siggi, with over 15 years experience teaching ESL and Basic Skills to all ages and nationalities from Business English, basic conversation, writing papers to learning math. I make the learning experience fun to learn with effective results. My lessons are altered to your needs and what works best for you.

My education
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Resourceful and very well organized lessons and material"

- Eva, Millburn, NJ on 7/12/15

"Very Satisfied!"

- Sunhwa, Scotch Plains, NJ on 9/5/14
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I am qualified to tutor in Elementary because I am state (NJ) certified to teach ESL to grades K-12 and have a K-12 substitute certification. In my years teaching basic skills with the Essex Country Educational Services, I taught children the basic skills of math and different subject areas that helped them improve in their writing skills and understanding of the subject matter. When I worked in the New Brunswick school system, even though I was considered an ESL teacher, many times I would educate non-ESL students in different subject areas to improve their confidence and academic work.

Phonics

I feel I am qualified to teach phonics because I already do this with tutoring and my substitute teaching job for K-8. When teaching phonics you need to break down the sound, pronunciation what is needed to learn. Being an ESL teacher, phonics and ESL go hand in hand. It does not matter the age because phonics is needed to learn a language and realization of what phonic rules should be followed. For example, ed endings have 3 phonic endings of t, d, and ed. It depends on the letter before the -ed what the ending sound is like opened has a d sound because open ends with -n. I have a BA degree in sociology and a MA degree in ESL plus NJ state certified in ESL. I also obtained substitute teaching certificate in Morris County NJ.

Study Skills

I feel I am qualified to teach study skills because I already do this with tutoring and my substitute teaching job for K-8. When teaching study skills you need to break down what is needed to learn and how each student can learn with their learning style. For example, I have a student who if you explain what to do he stares at you with a blank face but if you give him a visual, drawing or writing on the white board or props like on-line pictures or videos it helps the student learn and take him/her to the next step.
I have also taught basic skills which you do focus on improving in study skills. I have a BA degree in sociology and a MA degree in ESL plus NJ state certified in ESL. I also obtained substitute teaching certificate in Morris County NJ.

Suffolk University
sociology
New Jersey City University
Master's

Education

Suffolk University (sociology)

New Jersey City University (Master's)

Resourceful and very well organized lessons and material

English as second language for multiple students with different levels and the lessons were very practical. She helped the all family improve English conversation level.

— Eva, Millburn, NJ on 7/12/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Siggi will travel within 15 miles of Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.