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Richard C.

Academic Tutoring in Writing and Reading

Academic Tutoring in Writing and Reading

$46/hour

  • 5 hours tutoring

  • Williams, OR 97544

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Bio

Hi, many years ago when I was studying Japanese in Japan, I remember thinking to myself one day that no one could really speak this language at home. Certainly they must speak English when they relax. After all, for me English was my mother tongue and came easily, but this Japanese was hard. So certainly this also must be true for them. Well, after many years of studying, practicing, and struggling with this new language, I slowly begin to discover that Japanese really wasn’t that...

Hi, many years ago when I was studying Japanese in Japan, I remember thinking to myself one day that no one could really speak this language at home. Certainly they must speak English when they relax. After all, for me English was my mother tongue and came easily, but this Japanese was hard. So certainly this also must be true for them. Well, after many years of studying, practicing, and struggling with this new language, I slowly begin to discover that Japanese really wasn’t that difficult. What had been difficult at the beginning of the journey, had slowly become more workable and even manageable.

In the end (if there is an end to language learning), I learned more than a language; I learned what I believe to be the basic principles to language acquisition, which I wish to share with you here.

First, I learned that language cannot be memorize. When I first started to learn Japanese I tried this, but could never find a situation that matched a dialog. I learned that language is absorbed through meaningful listening and reading, in reality, becoming part of a community.

Second, language must be spontaneous. If I tried to translate words or grammar when communicating, the conversation would not go very far. Even if errors are made, the language must be spontaneous.

Third, language is best learned in meaningful interactions with native speakers. As I used the language that I knew, I found that I could begin to understand the language that I didn’t know.

The forth thing that I learned was the value of reading. I found that when I read material that was both interesting and easy to understand, that language then begin to become part of my thinking. Reading develops a natural flow of words.

Now I can hear someone saying, “What about grammar?” In my own experience, I found that if I studied a grammar book, one grammar point at a time, I soon became bored, discouraged and ready to give up. But if I used the grammar book as a reference when I heard or read something new, then the new grammar became meaningful in real-life communicate.

As I look back now on my Japanese learning experience, it proved to be very helpful in developing my own methods and classroom curriculum. Now when students come with their language struggles and frustrations, I am able to give them a new perspective and help them in their journey. After all, learning a new language is only difficult when we think it to be so. We may not all be native speakers, but we all can learn to communicate.


Education

Loma Linda University
Bachelor's of Science
Shenandoah University
Masters

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  • Hourly rate: $46
  • Tutor’s lessons: Online
  • Travel policy: Within 35 miles of Williams, OR 97544
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Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

Richard holds a Master's Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and has 25 plus years of ESL teaching experience in Asia and in the United States. His primary focus in his career has been on developing effective classroom curriculum and methodologies. Currently, he is assisting international students learn language skills in academic reading, writing, listening and speaking. Richard believes strongly in teaching the language in such a way that students are able to achieve realistic language goals.

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Richard holds a Master's Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and has 25 plus years of ESL teaching experience in Asia and in the United States. His primary focus in his career has been on developing effective classroom curriculum and methodologies. Currently, he is assisting international students learn language skills in academic reading, writing, listening and speaking. Richard believes strongly in teaching the language in such a way that students are able to achieve realistic language goals.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

Doing well on the TOEFL is a matter of understanding how language is organization, and how to organize the language. My background in teaching international students over the years has given me insight into helping students develop their skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking. Students in my classes have been able to score higher on standardized testing, such as the TOEFL, simply by understanding how the language is organized and then practicing their skills.
Writing

Writing

Richard holds a Master's Degree in Education, and has 25 plus years of teaching experience in Asia and in the United States. His primary focus in his career has been to inspire students to go beyond their expectations. For the past eight years Richard has taught academic reading and writing helping students prepare for college entrance exams and for university coursework.

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Richard holds a Master's Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and has 25 plus years of ESL teaching experience in Asia and in the United States. His primary focus in his career has been on developing effective classroom curriculum and methodologies. Currently, he is assisting international students learn language skills in academic reading, writing, listening and speaking. Richard believes strongly in teaching the language in such a way that students are able to achieve realistic language goals.
Writing

Writing

Richard holds a Master's Degree in Education, and has 25 plus years of teaching experience in Asia and in the United States. His primary focus in his career has been to inspire students to go beyond their expectations. For the past eight years Richard has taught academic reading and writing helping students prepare for college entrance exams and for university coursework.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Richard holds a Master's Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and has 25 plus years of ESL teaching experience in Asia and in the United States. His primary focus in his career has been on developing effective classroom curriculum and methodologies. Currently, he is assisting international students learn language skills in academic reading, writing, listening and speaking. Richard believes strongly in teaching the language in such a way that students are able to achieve realistic language goals.
TOEFL

TOEFL

Doing well on the TOEFL is a matter of understanding how language is organization, and how to organize the language. My background in teaching international students over the years has given me insight into helping students develop their skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking. Students in my classes have been able to score higher on standardized testing, such as the TOEFL, simply by understanding how the language is organized and then practicing their skills.

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Richard holds a Master's Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and has 25 plus years of ESL teaching experience in Asia and in the United States. His primary focus in his career has been on developing effective classroom curriculum and methodologies. Currently, he is assisting international students learn language skills in academic reading, writing, listening and speaking. Richard believes strongly in teaching the language in such a way that students are able to achieve realistic language goals.
Writing

Writing

Richard holds a Master's Degree in Education, and has 25 plus years of teaching experience in Asia and in the United States. His primary focus in his career has been to inspire students to go beyond their expectations. For the past eight years Richard has taught academic reading and writing helping students prepare for college entrance exams and for university coursework.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

Richard holds a Master's Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and has 25 plus years of ESL teaching experience in Asia and in the United States. His primary focus in his career has been on developing effective classroom curriculum and methodologies. Currently, he is assisting international students learn language skills in academic reading, writing, listening and speaking. Richard believes strongly in teaching the language in such a way that students are able to achieve realistic language goals.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Richard holds a Master's Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and has 25 plus years of ESL teaching experience in Asia and in the United States. His primary focus in his career has been on developing effective classroom curriculum and methodologies. Currently, he is assisting international students learn language skills in academic reading, writing, listening and speaking. Richard believes strongly in teaching the language in such a way that students are able to achieve realistic language goals.
Writing

Writing

Richard holds a Master's Degree in Education, and has 25 plus years of teaching experience in Asia and in the United States. His primary focus in his career has been to inspire students to go beyond their expectations. For the past eight years Richard has taught academic reading and writing helping students prepare for college entrance exams and for university coursework.

Test Preparation

TOEFL

TOEFL

Doing well on the TOEFL is a matter of understanding how language is organization, and how to organize the language. My background in teaching international students over the years has given me insight into helping students develop their skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking. Students in my classes have been able to score higher on standardized testing, such as the TOEFL, simply by understanding how the language is organized and then practicing their skills.

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