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Vilja J.

Provo, UT

$45/hour

Experienced English Tutor with University-Level Teaching Experience

$45/Hour


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Brigham Young University
English
Brigham Young University
Master's

Education

Brigham Young University (English)

Brigham Young University (Master's)

About Vilja

I have a passion for helping others learn, and I am always looking for new teaching opportunities. With years of experience teaching writing and literature to university students, developing and overseeing a writing course for inmates in Utah prisons, and teaching a foreign language to English speakers, I know how to tailor my teaching style and approach to a variety of ages, backgrounds, and learning styles.

I specialize in writing and English. Whether a student wants to improve writing skills or refine conversational English, I believe in challenging my students so that they can maximize their potential. I believe in the power of revision, and I don’t mind working on specific principles until the student fully understands. As I tutor, students can expect a very active approach to learning where they are constantly practicing and applying the principles we discuss.

For purposes of ease and comfort, I am willing to travel to students’ homes for lessons. I can also meet at a library or another convenient location, depending on the student’s preference.

Qualification: I have a graduate degree in English and four years of experience teaching university-level writing and literature, where I won a teaching award and was assigned as a mentor to new instructors. For the past two years, I have volunteered on the board of directors for an organization that offers education to inmates in Utah prisons. I created and currently oversee a writing curriculum for the program. I also have two years of experience teaching Estonian to English speakers.

I look forward to working with you! Please contact me to schedule your first lesson.
I have a passion for helping others learn, and I am always looking for new teaching opportunities. With years of experience teaching writing and literature to university students, developing and overseeing a writing course for inmates in Utah prisons, and teaching a foreign language to English speakers, I know how to tailor my teaching style and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Provo, UT 84606
English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL, Literature,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Literature

I have an MA in English with an emphasis in literature. I taught English at the university level. I taught British, American, and world literature courses, so I am well-versed in the subject matter.

Writing

I have an MA in English and 4 years of experience teaching writing courses at the university level. During my time teaching, I also worked as a mentor to new writing instructors, creating training materials for them and leading instructor training meetings.

I currently serve on the board of directors for an organization that offers education to prison inmates. I created and currently run the writing curriculum, so I have experience teaching writing to a broad spectrum of students.

Brigham Young University
English
Brigham Young University
Master's

Education

Brigham Young University (English)

Brigham Young University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Vilja will travel within 25 miles of Provo, UT 84606.