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Bethany G.

Scranton, PA

$40/hr

Dynamic ESL, French, Test Prep, & Writing Tutor!

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Background check passed as of 4/28/14
4.9 Avg. Rating
 
 
44 Ratings
 
 
22hrs Response Time
Very Patient and Professional!
— Linda, Archbald, PA on 7/7/14

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Muhlenberg College, Allentown
French, English, Education
Marywood University, Scranton, PA
Graduate Coursework
Cambridge Teaching House
Graduate Coursework

Education

Muhlenberg College, Allentown (French, English, Education)

Marywood University, Scranton, PA (Graduate Coursework)

Cambridge Teaching House (Graduate Coursework)

About Bethany

EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND:

I recently completed my CELTA, or Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, from Cambridge University. I also graduated cum laude from Muhlenberg College in 2011. At Muhlenberg, I served as French Club Secretary, volunteered as a math and reading tutor at Casa Guadalupe after-school program, working with underprivileged, inner-city students, and brought my love for foreign languages and creative writing to life as the Editor-in-Chief of Kalliope, M'berg's foreign language literary journal, and as a contributor to Muses, an arts journal.

I studied abroad in Paris through CIEE’s Critical Studies program in the spring semester of 2009. During this amazing experience, I was fortunate to be able to take a 3rd year comparative literature course at the Sorbonne.

I am a member of the Alpha Mu Gamma foreign language honor society through the University of Scranton.

I completed Master's-level coursework in pedagogy, psychology, and teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) at Marywood University.

TESOL:

I have ample experience working with international students. My family has taken in French, Spanish, and other exchange students regularly for 10+ years now. During my studies there, I was an active member of Marywood's International Club. I know how to interpret for, communicate with, understand, and make myself understood by internationals, even when I don't speak their native tongue. I am, however, fluent in French, I possess an intermediate knowledge of Spanish, and I speak basic Italian. I was also fortunate and skilled enough to complete an internship at the United Nations in the summer of 2008.

GENERAL TEACHING PHILOSOPHY:

My motto in life is: Spend less time complaining, and more time creating! Former students have told me that I inspire a love for learning.

I have had numerous classes in and experiences with differentiating instruction. The more my students employ their own unique learning styles, the better. I equip them with tools and training while guiding them through their individual learning processes, encouraging their own epiphanies, or "ah-ha! moments" along the way. I am a firm believer in Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, and I apply this to all of my work.

As a teacher, I provide a structured environment and thorough lesson planning. In my previous work as a counselor to children and adolescents, I have found that the younger the age of the child, the more routines and structure are required. However, I do not get tripped up by changes in the plan; I am able to readily adapt to any situation.

I find 5 areas in which I excel: thorough subject knowledge, adaptability, creativity, patience, and "withitness"-- to be the strongest indicators of a good teacher.

I believe that all students are intelligent, just in varied ways. Whether a student exhibits linguistic, logical-mathematical, musical, bodily-kinesthetic, spatial, interpersonal, intrapersonal intelligence, or a combination of several of these, ALL students have the ability to learn. Every instructor should PRESUME intelligence; it is their responsibility to create engaging lessons, activities, and materials, as well as to make any necessary adaptations to facilitate the learning process.

I find that delivering a learning styles assessment, thoroughly researching, adapting, and creating materials, and checking often for comprehension are essential strategies for tutoring.

Please message me with any questions or requests! I would be happy to meet with you, whether online or in person! (first meeting's always free!).
EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND:

I recently completed my CELTA, or Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, from Cambridge University. I also graduated cum laude from Muhlenberg College in 2011. At Muhlenberg, I
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 22 miles of Scranton, PA 18508
Background Check: Passed

"Very Patient and Professional!"

- Linda, Archbald, PA on 7/7/14

"Wouldn't have made it without her!"

- Alicia, Mount Pocono, PA on 2/3/15

"Great Tutor Who Personalizes Lessons"

- Stephanie, Scranton, PA on 1/14/15
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
French, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
French, Grammar, Proofreading

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ESL/ESOL

I am CELTA-certified (Cambridge University Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

Muhlenberg College, Allentown
French, English, Education
Marywood University, Scranton, PA
Graduate Coursework
Cambridge Teaching House
Graduate Coursework

Education

Muhlenberg College, Allentown (French, English, Education)

Marywood University, Scranton, PA (Graduate Coursework)

Cambridge Teaching House (Graduate Coursework)

Very Patient and Professional! — Bethany is very good at determining the root cause of learning difficulties and assigning the appropriate tasks to work through them. She is patient and thorough and has proven to be an indispensable resource. So glad we found her! ...

— Linda, Archbald, PA on 7/7/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Bethany will travel within 22 miles of Scranton, PA 18508.

Background Check Status for Bethany G.

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