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Elena E.

Austin, TX


Elenita teaches ESL and Reading

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Background check passed as of 11/26/13
4.9 average from 51 ratings
Great tutor
— Arwa, Austin, TX on 5/10/13

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About Elena

I teach ESL and reading. I love literature and languages and enjoy meeting and teaching foreign adult students. I think it's important for students to understand and speak English as it is really spoken, but, I insist that my students learn correct grammar when they write. I have many tricks to make it fun. I use a variety of resources to teach, including music lyrics and TV shows which are all good ways to get "an ear" for the language.

I am an Oxford certified ESL, TESOL, TESL teacher and have taken graduate classes in Bi-lingual Education, but actually, I have been teaching English since Elementary school, unofficially, because my parents were immigrants to the USA from Peru.

I work at a non-profit Literacy organization in Austin and my job involves a lot of teaching.
I have recently been trained in the Wilson Reading Method and am beginning to work with low-level readers of all ages in addition to teaching ESL. Wilson Reading was developed for students who have reading disabilities and it also is a great program for teaching ESL to students because it is heavy on phonics.
I teach ESL and reading. I love literature and languages and enjoy meeting and teaching foreign adult students. I think it's important for students to understand and speak Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Austin, TX 78704
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great tutor"

- Arwa, Austin, TX on 5/10/13

"The Best Tutor Ever!"

- Yulia, Buda, TX on 5/22/14

"Great Teacher"

- Que, Austin, TX on 5/3/14

"She was great!"

- Akiko, Austin, TX on 10/23/13

"Has been working great!"

- Juanita, Austin, TX on 9/5/13

"The best recipe to pass the TOEFL"

- Zaid, Austin, TX on 7/2/13

"An exceptional mastery of professional skills."

- Svetlana, Austin, TX on 1/31/13

"Very patient"

- Jeewon, Austin, TX on 1/29/13
English, ESL/ESOL,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Elementary Education:

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I am an Oxford Certified ESL, TEFL, TESOL instructor. I have taught English to speakers of Spanish, Farsi, French and Hungarian and have two years of experience.


I am very versed in world literature and I can help with essays and writing assignments. It was not my focus in college but it probably should have been!


I have recently received training in the Wilson Reading Method which is an excellent program for English language learners and for anyone who struggles with reading and phonics.


I am experienced in tutoring conversation, grammar, and vocabulary. I teach both written (formal) and spoken English. I am experienced in tutoring for the IELTS and the TOEFL.


I write for fun and for me it is such a pleasure to find exactly the right word to convey what I want to say. I know for some it's a chore but I think I can convince you that there is joy in writing!




Great tutor — Elena is an excellent tutor, and she likes to teach. She's very patient and knows how to encourage her students. My writing and grammar skills have been improved by her. She makes the lesson fun and exciting by trying different methods. Also, she likes to help and responds fast to her students. Thanks so much Elena. ...

— Arwa, Austin, TX on 5/10/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Elena will travel within 12 miles of Austin, TX 78704.