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Peter H.

Albany, NY

$40/hour

ESL. Test Prep,. English writing, Spanish, Chinese history tutor

In-person lessons
20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/19/14
Good Tutor, Very Flexible
— Jesse, Arlington, MA on 4/30/14

$40/Hour


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University at Albany, Albany NY
Asian Studies
Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Master's
University at Albany, Albany NY
MEd

Education

University at Albany, Albany NY (Asian Studies)

Cornell University, Ithaca NY (Master's)

University at Albany, Albany NY (MEd)

About Peter

Experienced teacher and tutor of English as a second or other language.

Although I teach and tutor in many areas, the primary area where I have experience is in the field of English as a Second Language, a field where I have taught for eleven years. I hold a Master's Degree in Teaching English to Speaker's of Other Languages (another name for E.S.L.), have 6 years experience teaching English in Asia (Shanghai and Taiwan), including two years at Fudan University, often ranked the number three university in China. I currently teach English as a Second Language in Albany for BOCES, a sub-division the New York State Education Department. I also teach a weekly advanced English as a Second Language class at the William K Sanford Library in Albany

I can provide my teacher's evaluations from previous jobs if requested. I hold Massachusetts public school licenses in ESL and history.

I also take advantage of opportunities to improve myself as a teacher including attending frequent BOCES in-services.

I am also qualified as an English writing teacher or tutor. I am the published author of four books and many magazine articles. My work has been translated into six different languages. I have worked a print journalist, and am a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop, a six week intensive writing workshop that focuses on fiction.

I have also worked as a Test Preparation Tutor and have taught SAT and TOEFL preparation at Tuft's University. I have taken the GRE's twice and received high scores both times.

Should there be a need I can also teach or tutor Chinese history. I am qualified to do this because I earned a master's degree in East Asian Studies from Cornell University with a focus on Chinese history.

Spanish was my minor in college. I have lived in South America and functioned in Spanish speaking environments.

My rates are negotiable.

Thanks, I look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions, please ask.
Experienced teacher and tutor of English as a second or other language.

Although I teach and tutor in many areas, the primary area where I have experience is in the field of English as a Second Language, a field where I have taught for eleven years. I hold a Master's Degree in Teaching English to Speaker's of Other Languages (another
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

My rates are negotiable and open to discussion.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Albany, NY 12206
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Good Tutor, Very Flexible"

- Jesse, Arlington, MA on 4/30/14
Math:
GED, GRE
Science:
PSAT
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Test Preparation:
GED, GRE, PSAT, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish, TOEFL
History:
World History
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

I am the author of three published books and a former journalist. I am a graduate of the Odyssey Science Fiction Writing Workshop, a six week long intensive workshop focusing on creative writing. I have twin master's degrees, one in teaching English as a Second or Additional Language and the other in East Asian Studies. The East Asian Studies degree is from Cornell.

ESL/ESOL

I have eleven years of experience teaching English as a Second Language. Four years of this experience was in Taiwan and two years of this experience was in Shanghai. In Shanghai, I taught English as a Second Language and academic English to graduate students at Fudan University, often ranked as the number three university in China and the number one university in Shanghai. Locally I teach English as a Second Language to adults for BOCES, a sub-division of the New York State Education Department. I also teach a weekly advanced ESL class at the William K Sanford Library in Colonie. I hold certification to teach English as a Second Language in the Massachusetts (but not New York) public Schools.

TOEFL

I am an English as a Second Language teacher with eleven years experience. I have taught TOEFL preparation classes, and advised students on the college admission process.

World History

I have a life long interest in history. I hold a master's degree in East Asian Studies with a focus on Chinese history from Cornell University. I also am a Massachusetts (but not New York) certified high school history teacher.

University at Albany, Albany NY
Asian Studies
Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Master's
University at Albany, Albany NY
MEd

Education

University at Albany, Albany NY (Asian Studies)

Cornell University, Ithaca NY (Master's)

University at Albany, Albany NY (MEd)

Good Tutor, Very Flexible

Peter has been tutoring our middle-school aged ESL student for a couple of months now. He has been imaginative in introducing cultural material while discussing grammar and writing. He is also prepared to jettison his planned lesson in favor of working on a homework assignment giving the student trouble. A caring, competent tutor. I heartily recommend Peter.

— Jesse, Arlington, MA on 4/30/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

My rates are negotiable and open to discussion.

Travel policy

Peter will travel within 40 miles of Albany, NY 12206.