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Deborah B.

Internationally experienced tutor, specializing in writing and reading

Internationally experienced tutor, specializing in writing and reading

$60/hour

  • 98 hours tutoring

  • Upper West Side New York, NY 10023

About Deborah


Bio

After a successful career as copywriter in communications and advertising, I earned my TESOL certification from UC Berkeley and now have over ten years experience helping a diverse array of students of all ages—native as well as second language learners—improve their language skills. I have taught ELA and ESL for the Department of Labor in San Francisco, in California’s Adult Ed program, and most recently at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul. Private clients have ranged from e...

After a successful career as copywriter in communications and advertising, I earned my TESOL certification from UC Berkeley and now have over ten years experience helping a diverse array of students of all ages—native as well as second language learners—improve their language skills. I have taught ELA and ESL for the Department of Labor in San Francisco, in California’s Adult Ed program, and most recently at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul. Private clients have ranged from elementary to college level as well as in the professional arena, including corporations, international diplomats and government officials. After an initial assessment in which we set goals—short or long-term—lessons are created featuring tools that underscore and address particular strengths and weaknesses. Concentration often centers around reading comprehension and writing skills—concept, structure, grammar, vocabulary—outline and first draft through final submission.

An effective tutor functions alternately as coach, mentor, advisor, and advocate. I’ve even found that my experience as an illustrator has proven surprisingly useful. Watching my clients’ growth in every aspect of English—reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and TOEFL performance—has been deeply gratifying.

English is the language of the modern world. Future prospects, academically and professionally, depend on how well we master it. Whether it’s a one-time project or ongoing support, I’d be happy to help build your own or your child’s English proficiency.


Education

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
English Composition
U-C Berkeley TESL Certification program
Enrolled
University of Iowa Writers' Workshop
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of New York, NY 10023
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/18/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I hold certification from UC Berkeley in ESL instruction.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I hold certification from UC Berkeley in ESL instruction.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I hold ESL certification from UC Berkeley and a BA degree in Creative Writing. I attended the Iowa Writers Workshop at University of Iowa as an undergraduate.
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Writing

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I hold certification from UC Berkeley in ESL instruction.
English, Reading, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I hold certification from UC Berkeley in ESL instruction.
TOEFL

TOEFL

I hold ESL certification from UC Berkeley and a BA degree in Creative Writing. I attended the Iowa Writers Workshop at University of Iowa as an undergraduate.

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I hold certification from UC Berkeley in ESL instruction.
English, Reading, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I hold certification from UC Berkeley in ESL instruction.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I hold certification from UC Berkeley in ESL instruction.
Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

TOEFL

TOEFL

I hold ESL certification from UC Berkeley and a BA degree in Creative Writing. I attended the Iowa Writers Workshop at University of Iowa as an undergraduate.

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$60/hour

Deborah B.

$60/hour

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