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Gay B.

Portland, OR

$50/hour

Certified English/ESL Teacher with 13 years US & Overseas Experience

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20+ Hours
4.3 average from 6 ratings

$50/Hour


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Montana State University
Montana State University
Graduate Coursework
Bachelor of Education: Elglish, Social Studies
Other

Education

Montana State University

Montana State University (Graduate Coursework)

Bachelor of Education: Elglish, Social Studies (Other)

About Gay

Dear Prospective Students and Parents,
Hello! Please allow me this opportunity to introduce myself and offer the assistance of my exceptional teaching skills for your educational endeavors. Using our combined efforts, I can assure success taking those tests, writing essays, learning effective study habits, or simply improving your English language speaking skills. First of all, I am a licensed, experienced English and Social Studies teacher, Highly Qualified for grades 5 - 12, in the state of Oregon. As a classroom teacher of 13 years, I am aware of the standards and demands of our public school system and can guide you in meeting those demands. Writing is my forte; I have not only taught students to write wonderful, qualifying papers for their state tests, but have led many workshops for other teachers across curriculums on the writing process. I have also completed several courses in technical writing and research and can be a terrific asset if this is where your needs lie. Starting this fall, I will be completing my masters program in ESOL and will therefore be in study mode right along with you!

Speaking of ESL, during my ten years teaching in Oregon, I taught ESL along with my core subjects of English and Social Studies. For the past three years, I have been working overseas with students whose first language is not English, teaching both classroom and private lessons. My first year was spent in Istanbul, Turkey, mainly focusing on Business English; my second year I taught private language skills, college writing, and TOEFL test prep at a University in China, and this year I am teaching High School English at a top private school in Indonesia. At this time,I have several graduate credits under my belt in my ESL program, and have taken copious ESL professional development courses in these last 13 years of teaching. In any of the social sciences, my working knowledge of subject matter is far-reaching and I am qualified to to teach most of the humanities. I am what they refer to as a professional student and my love of learning will show (and rub off on you) when we meet to study.

I will be back in the US in June and would like to develop a clientele over the summer and into the fall. I can be flexible on meeting arrangements; either I can provide the space and you come to me, or I can come to you. Travel fees will depend on the distance. Please consider me among the most enthusiastic of teachers and let me help you accomplish your educational goals.

Best Wishes,
Gay B.
Dear Prospective Students and Parents,
Hello! Please allow me this opportunity to introduce myself and offer the assistance of my exceptional teaching skills for your educational endeavors. Using our combined efforts, I can assure success taking those tests, writing essays, learning effective study habits, or simply improving your English
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Portland, OR 97222
In-person lessons
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, TOEFL,
Writing
History:
American History, Criminal Justice, European History, Social Studies, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
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.

English

I currently hold a valid Oregon teaching license for English grades 5-12, a social studies endorsement for grades 5-12, a middle school multiple subjects, and am currently working on my master's in curriculum and instruction with a concentration in ESOL. This has provided me with many effective learning strategies to share with my students that can be used in all courses of study.

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL in the US and overseas for 13 years and am currently working on my Master's degree. I have several ESL clients in Portland and some online in China as well.

TOEFL

I have worked overseas for three years teaching university and high school students training for this test. I have some great curriculums and am well versed as to what this test entails.

Writing

I have a strong classical literature and technical writing background.

Montana State University
Montana State University
Graduate Coursework
Bachelor of Education: Elglish, Social Studies
Other

Education

Montana State University

Montana State University (Graduate Coursework)

Bachelor of Education: Elglish, Social Studies (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gay will travel within 20 miles of Portland, OR 97222.