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Jacob F.

Austin, TX

$30/hour

Jacob, teaching English as a second language since 2011

4.9 average from 13 ratings
First tutoring session
— Mary, Austin, TX on 10/29/16

$30/Hour


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American University
German

Education

American University (German)

About Jacob

Teaching is what engages me, what gets me up in the morning. Any day where I get to witness the moment a difficult concept clicks into place in a student's head and makes sense is a good day, regardless of whatever else happens. I've been working in classrooms since before I finished my own studies, working as a classroom aide in religious school during my high school years. After graduating from American University, I left the US for two years to create and teach classes in the English language, linguistics, literature, history, and American culture in Austria. There, I taught students from age 14 up past 50 in classroom, small group, and one-on-one tutoring settings. Since returning to the country, I've gained the Cambridge international standard CELTA certification in English teaching, passing the certification course with honors and at the top of my class. Teaching is what I do.

I specialize in ESL/ESOL, having taught English internationally and in many settings, with speakers of many different languages. I am certified by Cambridge University to teach English to speakers of any other language. I believe that part of my strength in language teaching comes from my love of language learning, as I have studied German since middle school, and have always had a good ear for different sounds and pronunciation. I want to put my language nerdiness to good use, to help you improve your English.

German can be a difficult language to master - I know this as a decade-long student and speaker. I studied German from middle school on up through university, where I graduated with a Bachelor's in German Language and Area studies. Afterward, I spent two years living in Austria, speaking German and learning the local (heavy) dialect every day. I want to lend you the gains bought by my years of experience. Together, we'll take on the tongue twisters and compound phrases, enjoy the best of German culture, and make your German ausgezeichnet!

I'm looking forward to working with you to put a schedule together.
Teaching is what engages me, what gets me up in the morning. Any day where I get to witness the moment a difficult concept clicks into place in a student's head and makes sense is a good day, regardless of whatever else happens. I've been working in classrooms since before I finished my own studies, working as a classroom aide in religious school Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

Individuals: $30 Group: $15 per student Cancellations within three hours of class = 75% of the cost of the session, to be paid at the next class.

Travel Radius
Travels within 7 miles of Austin, TX 78751

"First tutoring session"

- Mary, Austin, TX on 10/29/16

"Best tutor"

- Anne, Austin, TX on 4/13/16

"Friendly and patient tutor"

- Kim, Austin, TX on 2/11/16
English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
German

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Approved subjects

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ESL/ESOL

I have two years international TESL experience through the Fulbright Commission's partnership with the Austrian American Education Commission and one year of domestic teaching experience with Spicus Ltd and the Berlitz language academy. I am also certified by Cambridge University to teach ESL, through their CELTA certification program.

German

I have one year of experience teaching German, I graduated from university with a Bachelor's in German Language and Area Studies, and I have lived for two years in a German-speaking country while teaching language. I have been studying German for over a decade, and I want to put that experience to work for you.

American University
German

Education

American University (German)

First tutoring session

Jacob helped my daughter with English and Math. He was patient and funny, according to my daughter and she looks forward to the next session.

— Mary, Austin, TX on 10/29/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Individuals: $30 Group: $15 per student Cancellations within three hours of class = 75% of the cost of the session, to be paid at the next class.

Travel policy

Jacob will travel within 7 miles of Austin, TX 78751.