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Emmitt B.

Philadelphia, PA

$30/hour

Tutor for English, ESL and Other Subjects

10+ Hours
Background check passed as of 8/18/12
5.0 average from 1 ratings
Very patient and helpful
— Claudine, Brooklyn, NY on 10/4/13

$30/Hour


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University of Tennessee
Fordham University (M. A., English Language & Literature)
Master's
Columbia University
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Tennessee

Fordham University (M. A., English Language & Literature) (Master's)

Columbia University (Graduate Coursework)

About Emmitt

English, ESL, Writing (Creative, Business, Academic)

Students learn well with me because I look for the basic information or skill that may be missing for success. If assignments or goals aren't being accomplished to satisfaction because, for example, the student is "not strong in verbs," I check to see if he or she understands not just verbs but what verbs do along with what all the other words in a sentence are doing. We'll look at how all the kinds of words (parts of speech) work together to convey meaning, particularly the meaning you want them to convey. The approach may sound confusing, but it's not, or at least it's much less confusing than continually dealing with words or kinds of words on a one-by-one basis as in most of the textbook grammar exercises. It's easier to learn how all of a sentence works than to stay seemingly forever on how one part of it works. In writing, I often find that it's the thinking, the figuring out what to say, that's holding back progress. I have a master's degree in English from Fordham University. I have taught English and ESL for 25 years in schools, community colleges, and industrial training programs. As a result of working with my five children and now my grandson on the whole range of school work, I can usually help with other subjects as well. Beyond the high school level, however, I stick to English, ESL and writing. I have taught business writing at the world's largest oil company, Saudi Aramco, and at Long Island University.
English, ESL, Writing (Creative, Business, Academic)

Students learn well with me because I look for the basic information or skill that may be missing for success. If assignments or goals aren't being accomplished to satisfaction because, for example, the student is "not strong in verbs," I check to see if he or she understands not
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19145
Background Check: Passed

"Very patient and helpful"

- Claudine, Brooklyn, NY on 10/4/13
Math:
Elementary (K-6th), GED, GRE, Prealgebra
Science:
Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Nutrition, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology
Art:
Art History
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, GRE, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Writing
History:
American History, Art History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th), Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
GRE, 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.

ESL/ESOL

I have 25 years experience in teaching ESL/ESOL.

University of Tennessee
Fordham University (M. A., English Language & Literature)
Master's
Columbia University
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Tennessee

Fordham University (M. A., English Language & Literature) (Master's)

Columbia University (Graduate Coursework)

Very patient and helpful

He helps me organized my thought and finish my paper. He was well inform about the subject I was working on. He is a good tutor.

— Claudine, Brooklyn, NY on 10/4/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Emmitt will travel within 15 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19145.