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Thomas A.

Springfield, PA

$40/hour

Enjoyable English Learning to Meet your Needs

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St Edward's University
English Writing

Education

St Edward's University (English Writing)

About Thomas

I have taught ESL for close to ten years, mostly in a classroom or small group setting, and occasionally one-on-one. I love my work, as I enjoy seeing my students learn, as well as getting to know them as people. I'm very flexible as to teaching method; if you simply want to practice what you know, we can do oral English practice, and use it as a springboard to pick up more vocabulary and fix grammar problems. We can also do intensive study or work straight out of a book as you'd like. I have a specialty in writing, so if you'd like to practice writing I can prepare essay practices for you and we can go over your work point by point. I have also done test prep before, mostly for TOEIC and TEM-4. I'm open to working to prepare you for other tests as well.

To tell you a little about my self personally, I am happily married with children. I recently returned to my own country (USA) after living across the world for twelve years, teaching English most of the time. I have lived in Europe, Asia and Latin America. In fact I met my wonderful wife in China, and our first child was born there. I am also a Christian, and enjoy reading the Bible and serving in the church community. When I have a little spare time (which isn't often!) I enjoy a good mystery and some sports.

I hope that lets you know a little about my teaching and my life. I am eagerly waiting to meet you, and to serve you through teaching.
I have taught ESL for close to ten years, mostly in a classroom or small group setting, and occasionally one-on-one. I love my work, as I enjoy seeing my students learn, as well as getting to know them as people. I'm very flexible as to teaching method; if you simply want to practice what you know, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

The hourly rate will lower per extra student in a group.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Springfield, PA 19064
In-person lessons
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, IELTS,
Reading, TOEFL,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
IELTS,
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
IELTS,
TOEFL
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

I have a BA in English Writing with a 3.6 GPA. I taught English as a Second Language for nearly ten years, and also have experience as a writer and proofreader; I worked for several years for online travel websites writing travel/expat pieces and editing other work. I have also had my articles published by my college newspaper, local city newspapers and websites.

ESL/ESOL

I taught ESL in a number of countries across the world for nearly ten years. I've worked with students aged 5 to adult and in various group sizes. My experience in ESL includes oral English, business English, essay writing, test prep and tutoring. I still hear from a few of my students overseas, and am very proud of them.

IELTS

I have a BA in English writing and nearly ten years of experience teaching ESL. I have taught speaking, writing, business English and test prep. While I have not specifically taught IELTS prep courses, I have tutored students to prepare for the TOEIC and the TEM-4 exams.

Phonics

I have a BA in English Writing and have taught English as a Second Language for nearly ten years. While I have not specifically given a course in phonics, I have used phonics in helping numerous students with their speaking.

TOEFL

I have a BA in English writing and nearly ten years of experience teaching ESL. I have taught speaking, writing, business English and test prep. While I have not specifically taught TOEFL prep courses, I have tutored students to prepare for the TOEIC and the TEM-4 exams.

Writing

Writing was my specialty in college and I have worked as a writer several times, both doing regular articles for travel websites as well as having independent work published.

Most of my writing experience as a teacher comes from two years of teaching essay writing at university level overseas; during that time I was pleased to see improvement in my students' work and had the chance to devise some of my own methods for teaching essay writing.

I look forward to working with new students on what is one of my loves.

St Edward's University
English Writing

Education

St Edward's University (English Writing)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

The hourly rate will lower per extra student in a group.

Travel policy

Thomas will travel within 20 miles of Springfield, PA 19064.