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Evan J.

Creative and Easygoing English Skills Specialist

Creative and Easygoing English Skills Specialist

$35/hour

  • 8 hours tutoring

  • Westchase Houston, TX 77082

"Very helpful"

Mario, 1 lesson with Evan

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About Evan


Bio

I am a career academic guide with a Bachelor's degree in English Writing and a Master's in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. I have fourteen years of experience both in the United States and abroad and have successfully engaged students from ages five to sixty-five. My experience with children includes stints in China, Japan, and Mexico teaching elementary and junior high students English as a Foreign Language. Domestically, I have spent several years in public schools as ...

I am a career academic guide with a Bachelor's degree in English Writing and a Master's in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. I have fourteen years of experience both in the United States and abroad and have successfully engaged students from ages five to sixty-five.

My experience with children includes stints in China, Japan, and Mexico teaching elementary and junior high students English as a Foreign Language. Domestically, I have spent several years in public schools as an Educational Assistant and Substitute teacher. In all contexts, I garnered a reputation as a dependable educator, having effectively instructed and tutored students primarily in all aspects the English language, but also occasionally in math and art.

While in graduate school, I worked as a writing tutor for native and non-native English speakers. I strove to move far beyond simply saying, "This is wrong; here is the correct way." Instead, I pointed out my clients' strengths and weaknesses, encouraging them to use their knowledge to discover how to correct their errors themselves. I also provided sound advice on how they could enhance their style and structure.

Furthermore, I have worked as an English as a Second Language Instructor at two American universities. At both, I regularly made an effort to use the knowledge base and skill set I strengthened as a TESOL graduate student. I was given the freedom to incorporate innovative teaching approaches in order to further stimulate my students' enthusiasm and help them build their confidence in a safe environment.

Currently, I am an ESL Instructor at Bilingual Education Institute (BEI) in Houston, Texas. I have established a solid reputation as a sensitive and reliable teacher to students all over the world in a variety of capacities, including group and private instruction, Intensive English, Refugee, TOEFL, and Corporate Training courses at all skill levels. Many students have requested me as their teacher for future courses due to my serious approach, easygoing attitude and adaptability to their individual needs and learning styles.

Overall, I adhere to my philosophy that learners must be empowered and given autonomy in all facets of the learning experience. I act as a dynamic coach as I allow learners to navigate their way through the nuances of the target subject. Moreover, I make it a point not to underestimate their intelligence or abilities, preferring to show them that they have numerous tools at their disposal to suit their intelligence type and skill level.

I am eager to provide my expertise as a highly adaptable, energetic, and understanding tutor with WyzAnt. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you wish to know more about me or begin taking lessons with me. I am very intuitive, and you can rest assured that I will give you my utmost attention, discover exactly what you need, and ensure that you benefit from learning through me. I am quite flexible in terms of scheduling and rescheduling lessons, so get in touch and let's work together!


Education

Pacific Lutheran University, WA
English - Creative Writing
School for International Training Graduate Institute
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Rate details: My rates are as follows: Private: $35/hr Semi-private (2 students): $22/hr each Group of 3: $16/hr each Group of 4+: $12/hr each
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Houston, TX 77082
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/7/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I hold a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from a highly regarded school. I underwent rigorous theoretical and practical training that included peer teaching and mentoring, a rewarding internship in Mexico, and excellent feedback from instructors that are well-known in the field. My professional experience includes teaching English as a Foreign Language in China and Japan, as well as more that six years teaching ESL in American universities and language schools.
Grammar,

Grammar

As a graduate student, I analyzed grammar in depth as a part of my training to become a more adept ESOL Instructor. Since graduating, I have taught numerous advanced grammar courses in Intensive English Programs. I have also done some editing work and writing tutoring; this experience has greatly enhanced my ability to detect grammatical and structural errors in writing by both native and nonnative speakers of English.
Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I possess approximately five years of combined experience as a substitute teacher, teacher's assistant and tutor in elementary school. I guided students primarily in reading, writing, and to a lesser degree in math, science and art. I was also an elementary EFL instructor in China and Japan. With all this diverse experience, I am both comfortable and confident working with elementary school children.
Grammar,

Grammar

As a graduate student, I analyzed grammar in depth as a part of my training to become a more adept ESOL Instructor. Since graduating, I have taught numerous advanced grammar courses in Intensive English Programs. I have also done some editing work and writing tutoring; this experience has greatly enhanced my ability to detect grammatical and structural errors in writing by both native and nonnative speakers of English.
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I hold a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from a highly regarded school. I underwent rigorous theoretical and practical training that included peer teaching and mentoring, a rewarding internship in Mexico, and excellent feedback from instructors that are well-known in the field. My professional experience includes teaching English as a Foreign Language in China and Japan, as well as more that six years teaching ESL in American universities and language schools.
Grammar,

Grammar

As a graduate student, I analyzed grammar in depth as a part of my training to become a more adept ESOL Instructor. Since graduating, I have taught numerous advanced grammar courses in Intensive English Programs. I have also done some editing work and writing tutoring; this experience has greatly enhanced my ability to detect grammatical and structural errors in writing by both native and nonnative speakers of English.
Writing,

Writing

*Bachelor of Arts in English - Creative Writing *Experienced Writing Tutor at the graduate level *Accomplished ESOL Instructor, including Advanced Writing courses
English, Proofreading, Reading, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I possess approximately five years of combined experience as a substitute teacher, teacher's assistant and tutor in elementary school. I guided students primarily in reading, writing, and to a lesser degree in math, science and art. I was also an elementary EFL instructor in China and Japan. With all this diverse experience, I am both comfortable and confident working with elementary school children.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I hold a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from a highly regarded school. I underwent rigorous theoretical and practical training that included peer teaching and mentoring, a rewarding internship in Mexico, and excellent feedback from instructors that are well-known in the field. My professional experience includes teaching English as a Foreign Language in China and Japan, as well as more that six years teaching ESL in American universities and language schools.
Writing,

Writing

*Bachelor of Arts in English - Creative Writing *Experienced Writing Tutor at the graduate level *Accomplished ESOL Instructor, including Advanced Writing courses
English, Reading, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I hold a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from a highly regarded school. I underwent rigorous theoretical and practical training that included peer teaching and mentoring, a rewarding internship in Mexico, and excellent feedback from instructors that are well-known in the field. My professional experience includes teaching English as a Foreign Language in China and Japan, as well as more that six years teaching ESL in American universities and language schools.
TOEFL

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I possess approximately five years of combined experience as a substitute teacher, teacher's assistant and tutor in elementary school. I guided students primarily in reading, writing, and to a lesser degree in math, science and art. I was also an elementary EFL instructor in China and Japan. With all this diverse experience, I am both comfortable and confident working with elementary school children.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I hold a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from a highly regarded school. I underwent rigorous theoretical and practical training that included peer teaching and mentoring, a rewarding internship in Mexico, and excellent feedback from instructors that are well-known in the field. My professional experience includes teaching English as a Foreign Language in China and Japan, as well as more that six years teaching ESL in American universities and language schools.
Writing,

Writing

*Bachelor of Arts in English - Creative Writing *Experienced Writing Tutor at the graduate level *Accomplished ESOL Instructor, including Advanced Writing courses
English, Reading

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I hold a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from a highly regarded school. I underwent rigorous theoretical and practical training that included peer teaching and mentoring, a rewarding internship in Mexico, and excellent feedback from instructors that are well-known in the field. My professional experience includes teaching English as a Foreign Language in China and Japan, as well as more that six years teaching ESL in American universities and language schools.

Sports/Recreation

Golf

Golf

I began playing golf when I was 12 years old, and my elder golf partners told me that I possessed a natural talent. During the latter part of junior high and earlier part of high school, I took lessons to improve my swing consistency. Moreover, I stayed on the golf team throughout high school, lettering in my senior year. I have on occasion provided tips for my playing partners that had little experience. I believe that I would be successful at guiding beginners.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I possess approximately five years of combined experience as a substitute teacher, teacher's assistant and tutor in elementary school. I guided students primarily in reading, writing, and to a lesser degree in math, science and art. I was also an elementary EFL instructor in China and Japan. With all this diverse experience, I am both comfortable and confident working with elementary school children.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I hold a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from a highly regarded school. I underwent rigorous theoretical and practical training that included peer teaching and mentoring, a rewarding internship in Mexico, and excellent feedback from instructors that are well-known in the field. My professional experience includes teaching English as a Foreign Language in China and Japan, as well as more that six years teaching ESL in American universities and language schools.
Golf,

Golf

I began playing golf when I was 12 years old, and my elder golf partners told me that I possessed a natural talent. During the latter part of junior high and earlier part of high school, I took lessons to improve my swing consistency. Moreover, I stayed on the golf team throughout high school, lettering in my senior year. I have on occasion provided tips for my playing partners that had little experience. I believe that I would be successful at guiding beginners.
Writing,

Writing

*Bachelor of Arts in English - Creative Writing *Experienced Writing Tutor at the graduate level *Accomplished ESOL Instructor, including Advanced Writing courses
Reading

Test Preparation

TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


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Great tutor

Evan has been very helpful. I will recommend him as a teacher without any hesitation. The lesson was pleasant. He gave me what I needed. He has a general American accent which is perfect to learn.

Anne, 1 lesson with Evan

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