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JB L.

New York, NY

$39/hr

Old-fashioned English Teacher. Learn Correct English; have fun!

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Background check passed as of 9/21/14
4.8 Avg. Rating
 
 
48 Ratings
 
 
2hrs Response Time
Great flexible tutor
— C, New York, NY on 9/21/14

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Columbia University
English

Education

Columbia University (English)

About JB

I employ traditional tutoring plus creative approaches for each student, whether that is conversation centering on certain topics, or specific, outside-the-box reading focused on an area of special interest.

A Columbia University honors graduate, whose father and grandfather were English professors, I have 15 years experience teaching English to students from all over the world.

I teach correct English first, but also slang and informal English when called for (don't tell my dad). My specialty is pronunciation-- pronunciation which will get you understood by Americans. At the same time, you will build vocabulary and grammar proficiency-- and have a lot of fun doing it!

I have always enjoyed the interaction with students of different cultures, especially watching them improve week by week. Of course I also teach Americans, particularly for developing and/or re-writing high school and college students' papers. (If I help you re-write a paper, your grade will go up :)

I work on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, with very easy access to the #6 train, and more and more on Skype (which works very well for this, better than one might imagine, and amazingly convenient).

Thank you!

For in-person lessons, non-smokers only, please.
I employ traditional tutoring plus creative approaches for each student, whether that is conversation centering on certain topics, or specific, outside-the-box reading focused on an area of special interest.

A Columbia University honors graduate, whose father and grandfather were
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of New York, NY 10028
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great flexible tutor"

- C, New York, NY on 9/21/14

"He's a star!"

- Jason, New York, NY on 11/18/13

"Great tutor"

- Ayshe, Brooklyn, NY on 10/21/13
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Swimming
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Spanish

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Swimming

I was a competitive swimmer in junior high and high school. I was a New York State lifeguard in the Jones Beach Lifeguard Corps. I have also taught many adults and kids how to swim.

Columbia University
English

Education

Columbia University (English)

Great flexible tutor — Fantastic tutor that we will use again. He knows English well and my son enjoyed his company. He was spontaneous when we needed help before an exam. ...

— C, New York, NY on 9/21/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $39.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

JB will travel within 5 miles of New York, NY 10028.

Background Check Status for JB L.

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