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Robin S.

English the way you want to use it

English the way you want to use it

$40/hour

  • 176 hours tutoring

  • Schenectady, NY 12302

About Robin


Bio

My interest in teaching English began as volunteering with refugees and exchange students. It led me back to school for a Master's in Teaching English as a Second Language and a position with a local language school. At the school I enjoyed teaching adults and university students who had relocated to the Capital District either temporarily or to make this their permanent home.

I believe that students learn best when they are talking, reading, writing and listening to things they enjoy. I...

My interest in teaching English began as volunteering with refugees and exchange students. It led me back to school for a Master's in Teaching English as a Second Language and a position with a local language school. At the school I enjoyed teaching adults and university students who had relocated to the Capital District either temporarily or to make this their permanent home.

I believe that students learn best when they are talking, reading, writing and listening to things they enjoy. I teach vocabulary and phrases that they will use in writing and speaking about things that relate to their daily lives and encourage students to incorporate self-talk, music listening, and reading in their new language as a part of their everyday routine. I, too, study new languages, so my students and I can share learning experiences. Nobody is too old to learn a new language, but it involves repetition, experimentation, training the mouth to make new sounds — and making mistakes!

When children speak they make many language mistakes, but gradually the mistakes disappear. The same is true for adults if they aren't afraid to make mistakes. Simply mistakes, never failures. I make language learning fun.


Education

Eastern Michigan University
Masters
SUNY Albany
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Schenectady, NY 12302
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/24/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have a MA in Teaching English as a Second Language and taught grammar, writing, and U.S. accent to adults for an accredited language school.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

Based on my own experience in graduate school reading challenging texts, and time spent with middle school readers as a tutor, I believe it's never too early to learn good academic reading habits. Taking brief notes as you read, researching concepts or words you don't understand, and connecting what you read to other texts or personal reflections and the outside world is the secret to getting the most out of a book. Less experienced readers need practice inferring from what they read. Short passage reading exercises can improve this skill. ESL students may need help understanding who did what due to differences language syntax, and as in any language, reading is the best way to improve vocabulary- much better than word lists- and more enjoyable. I have also earned a Master's in Teaching.
Grammar, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have a MA in Teaching English as a Second Language and taught grammar, writing, and U.S. accent to adults for an accredited language school.
Reading,

Reading

Based on my own experience in graduate school reading challenging texts, and time spent with middle school readers as a tutor, I believe it's never too early to learn good academic reading habits. Taking brief notes as you read, researching concepts or words you don't understand, and connecting what you read to other texts or personal reflections and the outside world is the secret to getting the most out of a book. Less experienced readers need practice inferring from what they read. Short passage reading exercises can improve this skill. ESL students may need help understanding who did what due to differences language syntax, and as in any language, reading is the best way to improve vocabulary- much better than word lists- and more enjoyable. I have also earned a Master's in Teaching.
Writing,

Writing

As an ESL teacher I have taught writing using Cambridge publisher's "Writers at Work" series. I have taken writing courses and had a children's story published in "UUWorld" I feel that writing is an art, best taught at both the micro and macro levels. The micro level is the mechanics: punctuation, grammar, vocabulary. The macro level is the ability of the piece to create a vision in the mind of the reader. I ask my students to imagine what they are trying to say as a movie they are directing. What is the opening scene? How can you bring all of the reader's senses into play? This is not just valid for the humanities, but science as well.
Grammar, Vocabulary

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have a MA in Teaching English as a Second Language and taught grammar, writing, and U.S. accent to adults for an accredited language school.
Reading,

Reading

Based on my own experience in graduate school reading challenging texts, and time spent with middle school readers as a tutor, I believe it's never too early to learn good academic reading habits. Taking brief notes as you read, researching concepts or words you don't understand, and connecting what you read to other texts or personal reflections and the outside world is the secret to getting the most out of a book. Less experienced readers need practice inferring from what they read. Short passage reading exercises can improve this skill. ESL students may need help understanding who did what due to differences language syntax, and as in any language, reading is the best way to improve vocabulary- much better than word lists- and more enjoyable. I have also earned a Master's in Teaching.
Writing

Writing

As an ESL teacher I have taught writing using Cambridge publisher's "Writers at Work" series. I have taken writing courses and had a children's story published in "UUWorld" I feel that writing is an art, best taught at both the micro and macro levels. The micro level is the mechanics: punctuation, grammar, vocabulary. The macro level is the ability of the piece to create a vision in the mind of the reader. I ask my students to imagine what they are trying to say as a movie they are directing. What is the opening scene? How can you bring all of the reader's senses into play? This is not just valid for the humanities, but science as well.

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have a MA in Teaching English as a Second Language and taught grammar, writing, and U.S. accent to adults for an accredited language school.

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have a MA in Teaching English as a Second Language and taught grammar, writing, and U.S. accent to adults for an accredited language school.
Reading,

Reading

Based on my own experience in graduate school reading challenging texts, and time spent with middle school readers as a tutor, I believe it's never too early to learn good academic reading habits. Taking brief notes as you read, researching concepts or words you don't understand, and connecting what you read to other texts or personal reflections and the outside world is the secret to getting the most out of a book. Less experienced readers need practice inferring from what they read. Short passage reading exercises can improve this skill. ESL students may need help understanding who did what due to differences language syntax, and as in any language, reading is the best way to improve vocabulary- much better than word lists- and more enjoyable. I have also earned a Master's in Teaching.
Writing

Writing

As an ESL teacher I have taught writing using Cambridge publisher's "Writers at Work" series. I have taken writing courses and had a children's story published in "UUWorld" I feel that writing is an art, best taught at both the micro and macro levels. The micro level is the mechanics: punctuation, grammar, vocabulary. The macro level is the ability of the piece to create a vision in the mind of the reader. I ask my students to imagine what they are trying to say as a movie they are directing. What is the opening scene? How can you bring all of the reader's senses into play? This is not just valid for the humanities, but science as well.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have a MA in Teaching English as a Second Language and taught grammar, writing, and U.S. accent to adults for an accredited language school.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have a MA in Teaching English as a Second Language and taught grammar, writing, and U.S. accent to adults for an accredited language school.
Reading,

Reading

Based on my own experience in graduate school reading challenging texts, and time spent with middle school readers as a tutor, I believe it's never too early to learn good academic reading habits. Taking brief notes as you read, researching concepts or words you don't understand, and connecting what you read to other texts or personal reflections and the outside world is the secret to getting the most out of a book. Less experienced readers need practice inferring from what they read. Short passage reading exercises can improve this skill. ESL students may need help understanding who did what due to differences language syntax, and as in any language, reading is the best way to improve vocabulary- much better than word lists- and more enjoyable. I have also earned a Master's in Teaching.
Writing

Writing

As an ESL teacher I have taught writing using Cambridge publisher's "Writers at Work" series. I have taken writing courses and had a children's story published in "UUWorld" I feel that writing is an art, best taught at both the micro and macro levels. The micro level is the mechanics: punctuation, grammar, vocabulary. The macro level is the ability of the piece to create a vision in the mind of the reader. I ask my students to imagine what they are trying to say as a movie they are directing. What is the opening scene? How can you bring all of the reader's senses into play? This is not just valid for the humanities, but science as well.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (19 ratings)
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Reviews

Very patient, kind and consistent

She has done a great job working with my autistic brother on vocabulary and reading. So glad we have her. She has made a tangible difference in my brothers reading ability.

CORY, 53 lessons with Robin
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Cory! Your brother and I learn from each other. - R

Excellent Tips!

I learned tips that I hope will greatly improve my resume and make more relevant to my new career in web development. I will definitely recommend her to others.

Dare, 1 lesson with Robin

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Robin S.

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