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Olivia P.

Austin, TX

$40/hour

TEFL certified, BA in English, eager to teach!

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& Texas State University
English

Education

& Texas State University (English)

About Olivia

I began teaching ESL in 2011 while working on my AA at a junior college, where I also worked in the writing lab. Upon completing my undergrad in English at Texas State University in 2015, I accepted a position as a private English and Spanish tutor for SLAC, and also began tutoring English for Sylvan Learning. In September of 2016, I completed my TEFL certification with The Language House in Prague. I began teaching ESL in 2011 while working on my AA at a junior college, where I also worked in the writing lab. Upon completing my undergrad in English at Texas State University in 2015, I accepted a position as a private English and Spanish tutor for SLAC, and also began tutoring English for Sylvan Learning. In September of 2016, I completed my Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Austin, TX 78723
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Literature,
Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading,
Spanish, TOEFL, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary Math, Phonics, Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar,
Handwriting,
Homeschool, Phonics, Reading,
Spelling,
Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL, Public Speaking,
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.

Grammar

I underwent an intensive study of English grammar and syntax throughout university, as well as during my TEFL certification process. I have taught English grammar for 5+ years.

Handwriting

Handwriting can be a challenging subject for children because they are still developing their fine motor skills, so an instructor on the subject should be patient and attuned to each student's learning style. I have experience in tutoring this subject through my home school background. I also enjoy studying handwriting and calligraphy as a form of expression.

Literature

I have a BA in English with a focus on literature and poetry. I also have 5+ years of experience in literary analysis and essay writing. Finally, I have experience tutoring in these subjects through college writing labs.

Public Speaking

A public speaker has one of four goals: to inform, to instruct, to entertain, or to persuade. Each of these types of speeches has it's own role. For example, one might use a speech to entertain for a graduation or a toast. Or perhaps a speech to persuade or instruct for a presentation. Whatever the occasion, the ability to construct and deliver an effective speech is an essential skill of communication. My goals for this subject will be to teach the following:

-Proper speech structure.
-Research and proper written and oral citation of supporting material.
-Effective methods of delivery.
-Utilization of props.
-Techniques to decrease stage fright.

Public speaking can be fun, and is a great skill to have.

Reading

As an avid reader and student of literature, I have spent a great deal of time examining different approaches to reading comprehension. I have several years of experience tutoring K-12 reading in association with the school district.

Spelling

I have several years experience teaching spelling to learners of all ages. I have also taught reading and writing and have practiced various methodologies which assist individual learners in mastering spelling according to their learning style.

Writing

I have years of experience with writing. I graduated from my university with a BA in English, having undergone a course of study that emphasized writing. I have experience with both young and adult learners as a writing tutor in association with the school district as well as a writing tutor for the college writing lab.

& Texas State University
English

Education

& Texas State University (English)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Olivia will travel within 40 miles of Austin, TX 78723.