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Davida J.

Portland, OR

$50/hour

I want to help you with languages!

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Background check passed as of 4/14/13

$50/Hour


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University of California, Santa Cruz
Language Studies
Portland State University
Master's

Education

University of California, Santa Cruz (Language Studies)

Portland State University (Master's)

About Davida

I have years of experience working with students of all ages, from as young as preschool up to senior citizens who have returned to school. I have taught writing, French, American History, and English as a Second Language. I have tutored students in French, English as a Second Language, college writing, and test preparation.

I have taught ESL at night school in California, French and American History to students in grades 7-12 at a private prep school, taught French private tutoring clients, worked in a writing tutoring center, taught ESL at Berlitz Language Centers, Lutheran Community Services, at PSU in their Intensive English Language Program, and at PCC in their ESOL Department. I have experience with international students as well as residents and refugees. My ESL experience is extensive, ranging from working with pre-literate students to university students preparing to take college courses with native-English speakers. I have taught ESL courses in grammar, pronunciation, communication, reading, and two self-designed electives: one on American slang and one on food.

I am an American and native English speaker, but I have lived and studied in France and in Mexico. My BA is in Language Studies, which means I studied French, Spanish, and Linguistics. My MA is in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

I am a mother of two with lots of patience. I am a life-long learner myself and a voracious reader. I am fluent in English, French, and Spanish. I am currently studying Chinese just for fun! I have studied Hebrew, Yiddish, Hungarian, and Korean, and hope to study more languages in the future.

I will bring my love of languages and enthusiasm for learning to you or your child. I am ready to work with you to improve your skills, achieve your learning goals, or just to practice!

Thank you for your consideration.
I have years of experience working with students of all ages, from as young as preschool up to senior citizens who have returned to school. I have taught writing, French, American History, and English as a Second Language. I have tutored students in French, English as a Second Language, college writing, and test preparation.

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Portland, OR 97215
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ASVAB, CBEST, College Counseling, GED, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French, Spanish, Speech, TOEFL
History:
American History, Classics, European History, Geography, Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

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University of California, Santa Cruz
Language Studies
Portland State University
Master's

Education

University of California, Santa Cruz (Language Studies)

Portland State University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Davida will travel within 10 miles of Portland, OR 97215.