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Grace R.

Beaverton, OR

$50/hour

English, Language, and Linguistics Tutor

Background check passed as of 7/14/12
4.9 average from 36 ratings
Great Tutor
— Arwa, Irvine, CA on 6/24/12

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California State University, San Bernardino
English Linguistics
Biola University - Graduate School
Master's

Education

California State University, San Bernardino (English Linguistics)

Biola University - Graduate School (Master's)

About Grace

I am so glad that you are here, seeking help. It is an admirable step to achieving success, and I am honored to be a part of helping you along that process. Let me tell you a little about myself: My name is Grace R., and I am both a tutor and teacher. I hold an M.A. in Applied Linguistics and a B.A. in English linguistics. What does that mean for you? That means I am passionate about language, and about applying that knowledge to help people with real problems. I have a strong background in tutoring in the private and public sector, tutoring for over 6 years in English, TESOL, Spanish, and Linguistics, and even math and science too. Language makes my mind come alive, because I know that my knowledge can be used to help others overcome battles with the language they working with. But knowledge isn't everything. I know that we have great potential to work together because I understand where you and/or your student is coming from. I am the epitome of the "victory story." I have failed classes and repeated them, and still graduated with honors. I have taken tests over and over until I understood the strategy and material well enough to master them. But most of all, I've overcome difficulties and challenges in my life I never thought I could. That puts me in a unique position to help you. What's your story? What can I do to help you overcome your challenges? I am so glad that you are here, seeking help. It is an admirable step to achieving success, and I am honored to be a part of helping you along that process. Let me tell you a little about myself: My name is Grace R., and I am both a tutor and teacher. I hold an M.A. in Applied Linguistics and a B.A. in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Beaverton, OR 97003
Background Check: Passed

"Great Tutor"

- Arwa, Irvine, CA on 6/24/12
Math:
Elementary Math, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Science:
Anthropology
Music:
Voice (Music)
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Career Development, CBEST,
College Counseling, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish, Speech,
TOEFL
History:
American History, Anthropology,
Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion, Social Studies
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Dyslexia, Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Anthropology

My M.A. in Applied Linguistics was part of an interdisciplinary program with the Department of Intercultural Studies and the Department of Anthropology for Biola University. I also work as an Adjunct Professor for the Department of Anthropology at Vanguard University, teaching Language in Cultural Context - this course applies linguistics to the study of culture (which is Anthropology in its core.)

CBEST

I have CBEST certification myself and have been through the exam process. I also possess several years of education and teaching that prepare me to teach others about the CBEST test material.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked with students ages K-adult for over 6 years. Elementary students are at the very beginning stages of development and have unique needs. I have worked as a consultant for a non-profit organization, teaching children in grades K-6 in phonetics, sound production, alphabet recognition, and memory skills. I also partner in instructing adults how to help their children learn. Additionally, I develop curriculum for homeschool families who do not know how to individualize curriculum for their families. I have been creating curriculum for the past 3 years, as well as helping families utilize what they already have and highlighting unmet needs. Children need someone to engage them, but also make learning enjoyable. I have experience doing both in my tutoring business. Parents might feel more comfortable knowing that I was a nanny for young children too.

Phonics

Phonics is very challenging for a lot of people. My emphasis in my graduate program is in literacy, and have taken classes in writing, spelling, phonetics, and more. By understanding how the mouth works, I can help you feel and process sounds in the language much easier. I use many different methods, including brain gym and kinesthetic styles, to help people of all levels.

Special Needs

I have worked with students with special needs for several years. Additionally, my linguistics background gives me unique knowledge on the socio-linguistic development of children with disabilities. I worked as a linguistic consultant for a non-profit autism center which educated parents on developing curriculum, treatment options, and nutrition. Finally, I develop curriculum for homeschool families; most recently for a military family with three children with Aspergers.

Speech

Having a strong background in linguistics helps me to understand not only the anatomy of the mouth, but the articulatory requirements for speech production. Additionally, as stated elsewhere, I worked as a linguistics consultant for a non-profit autism center. I have also job shadowed speech therapists and pathologists for nearly 75 hours.

California State University, San Bernardino
English Linguistics
Biola University - Graduate School
Master's

Education

California State University, San Bernardino (English Linguistics)

Biola University - Graduate School (Master's)

Great Tutor — I was having troubles finding a linguistics tutor, where all the tutors I found were for grammar or any basic subject. Finally, I found Grace a week before my midterm. Despite the short time, Grace helped me VERY MUCH and stayed with me for long hours to cover the 7 chapters were included. She lives in Riverside and I live in Irvine and she was able to meet me half way so I would not drive too fa ...

— Arwa, Irvine, CA on 6/24/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Grace will travel within 5 miles of Beaverton, OR 97003.