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David F.

New York, NY

$50/hour

ESL/ESOL, Media Studies and Business Tutor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 12/11/14

$50/Hour


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About David

My love of teaching began when I started studying French as a teenager. My mother’s first language is French so I was motivated to learn a second language early on. Later, I began to study Spanish and fell in love with the language. I know firsthand what it is to study another language as a young person and as an adult. Studying other languages opened many doors for me. That is why I am happy to work with my students and help them work toward achieving their goals.

I have a B.A. from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I graduated with a double major in Communications – Public Relations, and Business Administration. Several years ago, I completed a Certificate of Teaching English, and then went on to finish a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL) at The New School in New York, New York.

In addition to teaching, I work for a large television company as part of an international sales team. I have enjoyed working with many international clients. Working in the television industry fits nicely with many of my interests. I am a big fan of movies, television, young adult fiction, music, and art.

I love using authentic materials from popular culture sources such as short videos, audio clips, music, and a variety of reading texts. These multimedia lessons are integrated into lesson plans that address specific student needs. They might be focused on specific language functions, or designed to provide practice in one or more of the four skill areas of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. I also work on student’s specific needs in grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.

I am available to meet with students near Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan, via Skype, or I we can meet in another location of your choosing. I look forward to hearing from you.
My love of teaching began when I started studying French as a teenager. My mother’s first language is French so I was motivated to learn a second language early on. Later, I began to study Spanish and fell in love with the language. I know firsthand what it is to study another language as a young person and as an adult. Studying other languages Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of New York, NY 10036
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math, Microsoft Excel
Art:
Film, Theater
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, TOEFL,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling, TOEFL
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, TOEFL,
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary Math, Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Business, ESL/ESOL,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking, Writing

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.

ESL/ESOL

I have a BA in Business and Communications, MA TESOL and Certificate of Teaching English from The New School in New York City. I have been teaching ESL/ESOL for the past 5 years.

TOEFL

I work with students using The Complete Guide to The TOEFL TEST - iBT Edition with covers all of the subject areas. This comprehensive book provides practice in each area and practice tests. It was been a very successful resource helping students successfully prepare for the TOEFL exam.

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

David will travel within 5 miles of New York, NY 10036.