Effective ESL Tutor, All Areas, 25+ Years
Effective ESL Tutor, All Areas, 25+ Years
I have taught ESL in several well-regarded colleges in NYC and taught abroad as well. I have a BA in history (specializing in Latin America), a MA in dance therapy and a teaching certificate in ESL from an institute in Madrid, Spain, where I was selected from a wide list of candidates for a two-year work-study scholarship. I lived there for almost eight years and consider myself almost fluent in Spanish. I teach academic writing, grammar, punctuation, communication, reading, pronunciation,...
I have taught ESL in several well-regarded colleges in NYC and taught abroad as well. I have a BA in history (specializing in Latin America), a MA in dance therapy and a teaching certificate in ESL from an institute in Madrid, Spain, where I was selected from a wide list of candidates for a two-year work-study scholarship. I lived there for almost eight years and consider myself almost fluent in Spanish. I teach academic writing, grammar, punctuation, communication, reading, pronunciation, accent reduction and vocabulary building. I have taught students from all backgrounds and nations, from middle-school age to senior citizens. I am patient, creative, have a good sense of humor, and try to make the lessons interesting and relevant. I have created hundreds of lesson plans and dialogues using grammar points, literature, vocabulary and pronunciation, based on the Rassias Method (an interactive acting-based method of teaching a second language), in which I am certified.
I am also a three-time award-winning journalist (NY Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest, 2007 and 2011) and freelance as an editor, proofreader and fact-checker. So with me you get the entire package of English-language skills and knowledge, honed over more than 25 years in the field. I not only teach, but also practice what I teach.
And just to round out my skills, I am a photographer and have been in many group shows in the Downtown area. I sell limited edition notecards of my original photographs (4x6 photo on 5x7 notecard paper, including envelope), perfect for all occasions.
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
Bonnie is very helpful and patient. She knows exactly what i am trying to write. Her knowledge about writing is professional and she works great quantity with great quality.Cyndi, 6 lessons with Bonnie
knowledgeable and patient tutor
I like the way she helped me to clear my doubts about the English pronunciation and grammar. I appreciated the New York history tips that she gave me while we were working and this made the lesson even more interesting. She is very patient and I am very happy I found her!Barbara, 9 lessons with Bonnie
I found Bonnie through wyzant to tutor for my mom. She has great experience tutoring any level of ESL including introductory. Definitely recommend her!Susan, 2 lessons with Bonnie
She is a great tutor! She knows what I need and what parts of English that I should concentrate more.NY, 5 lessons with Bonnie
Good, prepared teacher
Bonnie was good, prepared, and brought good stuff for practicing. She is helping me to enlarge my vocabulary. She is teaching me by reading articles about New York and giving me local information.Christine, 7 lessons with Bonnie
I really liked Bonnie's classes. She reviewed a lot of grammar with me but, mostly, she focused on pronunciation, as that was my main interest. She gave me many exercises, and really stressed the spots I have more difficulty with. One simple thing I really liked was how she always tried to engage in conversation, taking notes while we chatted about various things, so at the end she could point out the things I've said wrong or could improve. She is very friendly and organized and I found her didactics to be great. Bonus for the small bits of America/New-York history she gave every now and then, especially, related to English language.Alicia, 57 lessons with Bonnie
Bonnie is an excellent tutor. She is very patient and understanding. I like the fact that she was able to correct my grammar without disrupting the message I was trying to give to other readers.Patricia, 1 lesson with Bonnie