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Ashley P.

San Marcos, TX

$25/hour

Teaching ESL and improving English skills

$25/Hour


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Texas State University - San Marcos
English

Education

Texas State University - San Marcos (English)

About Ashley

I am a recent graduate of Texas State University. My degree is in English and I have also obtained a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification. Most of my experience teaching has been done through volunteer work with students who had no previous English knowledge. Because of this and my TEFL training, I am very comfortable teaching without a common language. I believe using two languages at once creates an overly complicated learning environment because it encourages students to think in one language when speaking in another. That being said, I do know a little Spanish and am familiar with some basic Mandarin, although I will only conduct lessons in English.

As a graduated English major of Texas State University, I have written many college level papers and am quite familiar with techniques that can quickly improve your writing skills. Although my passion is in ESL, I am fully capable of helping you with the construction of papers, creative writing, and grammar development. It takes a lot of practice to improve any skill, and writing is no exception. However, as you practice it will get easier and your abilities to convey your opinion and impress your readers will improve.

Note: I have been accepted into a master's program in the U.K. which begins this October. Because of this, I am only available to teach in person through mid September. After this point, I will only be able to teach online.
I have another part-time job along with tutoring, so my schedule is a little unpredictable. However, I am free every Tuesday, and can easily accommodate your schedule if you wish to set up regular weekly meetings on another day which is not indicated as free according to my profile.
I am a recent graduate of Texas State University. My degree is in English and I have also obtained a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification. Most of my experience teaching has been done through Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of San Marcos, TX 78666
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL

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English

I recently graduated from Texas State University with a BA in English magna cum laude. I am also preparing to attend Lancaster University graduate school in the fall. Although my main interest area is teaching English as a foreign language, I am fully capable of helping with academic writing, critical reading, and many other English topics.

ESL/ESOL

I have completed a 180 hour TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification course through International TEFL Academy. I also graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas with a BA in English magna cum laude, and I am now preparing to go to graduate school in the fall. I have experience teaching ESL to students without any English ability, and I am experienced teaching without a common language between me and my students. I find that this direct approach intensifies learning, and ultimately makes it less complicated for students to learn English.

Texas State University - San Marcos
English

Education

Texas State University - San Marcos (English)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ashley will travel within 20 miles of San Marcos, TX 78666.