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Maggie H.

Glen Rock, NJ

$65/hour

Experienced & Effective ESL Instructor for Adult Learners

Background check passed as of 9/15/16

$65/Hour


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College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Political Science
Fordham University
Master's

Education

College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA (Political Science)

Fordham University (Master's)

About Maggie

If you are eager to express yourself in English with fluency, accuracy, clarity, and confidence, I would love to help you. Mastering the English language is tough, but it can also be great fun. Time spent together working towards achievement of your English language goals will be a sound investment in your personal, academic, and professional success.

What are my qualifications? I hold a Master's degree in Adult Education with a concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) and have over fifteen years of instructional and administrative/advisory experience in the field. Working in private language schools and in a university setting, I have taught and advised students from all over the globe, from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds.

My greatest strength is my commitment to personalized teaching methods and study practices that ensure continuous progress outside the time we spend together. Mastering English requires you to live the language -- a very challenging task if you, like many, are stuck in a translation rut. Assisting students in achieving native-like fluency is my specialty. Together we will break tired old study habits that have, thus far, prevented achievement of your full potential.

When you initially contact me via e-mail, I will respond with a series of questions designed to give me a sense of your English language background, present challenges, and concrete goals for our tutoring sessions. Together we will determine the most appropriate method of instruction (in-person, telephone, on-line) and the resources to be utilized for the achievement of your goals (websites, textbooks, movies, magazines, podcasts, etc.) Sessions will be tailored to your personal interests so to ensure that your English study experience is enjoyable and compatible with your lifestyle. Your English language skills will improve 100 times faster if the improvement plan is pleasurable. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve your goals.
If you are eager to express yourself in English with fluency, accuracy, clarity, and confidence, I would love to help you. Mastering the English language is tough, but it can also be great fun. Time spent together working towards Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Glen Rock, NJ 07452
Background Check: Passed
English:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, IELTS,
TOEFL, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
IELTS,
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, IELTS,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary

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.

IELTS

The IELTS exam is a British English proficiency exam for non-native speakers used in the university admission process, much as the TOEFL is utilized in the United States. I have assisted students in preparing for both exams and have found the IELTS to be a more accurate assessment of a student's English abilities and a more accurate indicator of future success in an English speaking classroom. Students may score higher on the TOEFL by mastering a number of test-taking tricks. The structure/design of the IELTS more accurately assesses listening, speaking, and reading skills by requiring comprehension rather than educated guesswork. Additionally, IELTS writing tasks and responses are not formulaic as they are on the TOEFL --- meaning that it is more difficult for students to produce memorized responses. The IELTS is a great test, and if there are international students in my area looking for assistance with test preparation, I would greatly enjoy helping them.

College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Political Science
Fordham University
Master's

Education

College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA (Political Science)

Fordham University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Maggie will travel within 5 miles of Glen Rock, NJ 07452.