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Stephen W.

Hershey, PA

$35/hour

Effective teacher specializes in a variety of disciplines.

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University of Miami
Journalism
Towson State University
Other
University of Texas at San Antonio
Master's

Education

University of Miami (Journalism)

Towson State University (Other)

University of Texas at San Antonio (Master's)

About Stephen

In 1996, I became a Peace Corps volunteer because I wanted to offer my skills and education for the benefit of others who needed help in their young lives. I lived in Razgrad, Bulgaria for two years and watched my students grow both intellectually and personally, as I knew they would. I too grew professionally and personally to the point where I knew I had found my calling in life. Helping others is truly a great reward, and I hope to help my future students as a tutor and classroom teacher.

My background is unique and varied, and I firmly believe that my education and teaching experience has prepared me to help you. For example, I earned a BA in journalism and later worked for several newspapers where I learned to write. I also earned teaching certificates in English and social studies. Finally, I earned my MA in English, and this experience equipped me with the advanced skills necessary to be an outstanding educator. I have been teaching ESL, writing and literature for 20 years at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas until I moved to Pa. last year. Indeed, I hope that my background will help you to decide if I can be of assistance in your desire to improve and to educate yourself.

The most significant qualification I have is the belief that we should always strive to improve ourselves, and I believe my desire to educate and to see the results of hard work in my students and myself is my passion and hope.

Please contact me at your convenience if my profile fits your needs. I am available all day Friday and in the afternoon everyday during the week for individual tutoring and business that want to help their employees improve their English. I will travel up to 25 miles outside of Hershey for lessons. Hope to hear from you, so we can start learning together.
In 1996, I became a Peace Corps volunteer because I wanted to offer my skills and education for the benefit of others who needed help in their young lives. I lived in Razgrad, Bulgaria for two years and watched my students grow both intellectually and personally, as I knew they would. I too grew professionally and personally to the point where I Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

None.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Hershey, PA 17033
In-person lessons
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
TOEFL, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

I have an MA in English and have taught literature for about five years overseas and in the US. I am well versed in many time periods of both British and American lit.

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL for 20 years overseas and in the US. I have worked in Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Estonia, Iraq, my most challenging and saddest assignment, and Azerbaijan. I have also worked with students from over 100 countries at the Defense Language Institute English Language Center (DLIELC) at Lackland, AFB in San Antonio. Therefore, I have an excellent background in culture and the challenges students from different countries face linguistically when learning English.

Grammar

I have taught beginning to advanced grammar to adults as well as high school students.

Writing

I was a journalist after earning my BA from the University of Miami, Fla. Afterward, I worked for several newspapers, including the Baltimore Sun as a stringer in Harford County, Md. In addition, I have taught academic writing for 20 years and earned my MA in English from the University of Texas at San Antonio where I did a great deal of academic writing.

University of Miami
Journalism
Towson State University
Other
University of Texas at San Antonio
Master's

Education

University of Miami (Journalism)

Towson State University (Other)

University of Texas at San Antonio (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

None.

Travel policy

Stephen will travel within 30 miles of Hershey, PA 17033.