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Pamela N.

English language and literature tutor

English language and literature tutor

$40/hour

  • 1,775 hours tutoring

  • Arlington, VA 22201

About Pamela


Bio

I think the relationship with the student is of primary importance. Creativity and patience are needed on the part of the teacher. I try to treat each student as an individual with specific needs and interests that we can build on. I like to use YouTube and other online sources to connect with students, and provide a variety of resources for each student's needs. I have considerable experience teaching English writing and literature at the undergraduate college level, and teaching...

I think the relationship with the student is of primary importance. Creativity and patience are needed on the part of the teacher. I try to treat each student as an individual with specific needs and interests that we can build on. I like to use YouTube and other online sources to connect with students, and provide a variety of resources for each student's needs. I have considerable experience teaching English writing and literature at the undergraduate college level, and teaching professionals who want a higher level of English. I also have experience teaching ESL; the majority of my students are not native English speakers. I have also taught in Egypt, Lebanon and Morocco.

Most importantly, I think learning about language and literature should be fun, with a goal for lifelong curiosity. Most of my students are adults. I prefer not to tutor people for tests, such as the SAT or TOEFL, but to coach them in the English they most need.


Education

University of Minnesota
undergrad
University of Minnesota
PhD

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Subjects

Art

Film,

Film

I have made several documentaries on Arab/American issues, social justice issues, and therapeutic sessions, as well as short fiction films on various subjects. My most recent documentary is based on a play I wrote, which won the 2015 and 2017 Capital Fringe Festival awards for Best Drama. I have also taught Arab Film at the university level.
Theater

Theater

I have over 30 years' experience as a professional theatre director and playwright. I have directed at many theaters in the Twin Cities, MN area, as well as at the D.C. Capital Fringe Festival, where I won the Best Drama award for a play I directed and wrote in 2015 and 2017. ("It's What We Do.") I also taught theatre history, dramatic theory, acting, directing, and playwriting at the university level, and have a Ph.D. in Theatre Arts.

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have been a university prof for more than 30 years. This required me to lecture frequently, often to large groups of students. I also gave lectures to as many as 300 people on a variety of subjects--mostly related to Arab cultures and film. Some of these lectures were PowerPoint; some not. I also taught Public Speaking to extension college students at Augsburg College in St. Paul, MN.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL for 5 years, tutoring students with a variety of native languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, and Croatian. I prefer to teach students who are at least at the intermediate level. I can teach writing, reading, vocabulary, and conversation. I have a degree from the International Language Institute in DC in TESOL.
Grammar,

Grammar

I've taught grammar at the university level for over 20 years. I have a good understanding of the differences in grammar between English, German, French, Arabic, and Spanish, as I have studied these languages.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have been a university prof for more than 30 years. This required me to lecture frequently, often to large groups of students. I also gave lectures to as many as 300 people on a variety of subjects--mostly related to Arab cultures and film. Some of these lectures were PowerPoint; some not. I also taught Public Speaking to extension college students at Augsburg College in St. Paul, MN.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I've taught grammar at the university level for over 20 years. I have a good understanding of the differences in grammar between English, German, French, Arabic, and Spanish, as I have studied these languages.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught writing at the university level for many years.
Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I have taught English (writing, literature) at the university level for over 20 years.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL for 5 years, tutoring students with a variety of native languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, and Croatian. I prefer to teach students who are at least at the intermediate level. I can teach writing, reading, vocabulary, and conversation. I have a degree from the International Language Institute in DC in TESOL.
Grammar,

Grammar

I've taught grammar at the university level for over 20 years. I have a good understanding of the differences in grammar between English, German, French, Arabic, and Spanish, as I have studied these languages.
Literature,

Literature

I have taught English and American literature at the university level for over 20 years, at the University of St. Thomas and Augsburg College in Minnesota. My Ph. D. is in Theatre Arts, which requires research and writing about the literature of drama.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have been a university prof for more than 30 years. This required me to lecture frequently, often to large groups of students. I also gave lectures to as many as 300 people on a variety of subjects--mostly related to Arab cultures and film. Some of these lectures were PowerPoint; some not. I also taught Public Speaking to extension college students at Augsburg College in St. Paul, MN.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught writing at the university level for many years.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught writing at the university level for over 20 years, and have written for academic and artistic journals. I am also a playwright.
Vocabulary

Homeschool

English,

English

I have taught English (writing, literature) at the university level for over 20 years.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL for 5 years, tutoring students with a variety of native languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, and Croatian. I prefer to teach students who are at least at the intermediate level. I can teach writing, reading, vocabulary, and conversation. I have a degree from the International Language Institute in DC in TESOL.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught writing at the university level for many years.
Writing

Writing

I have taught writing at the university level for over 20 years, and have written for academic and artistic journals. I am also a playwright.

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL for 5 years, tutoring students with a variety of native languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, and Croatian. I prefer to teach students who are at least at the intermediate level. I can teach writing, reading, vocabulary, and conversation. I have a degree from the International Language Institute in DC in TESOL.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have taught English (writing, literature) at the university level for over 20 years.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL for 5 years, tutoring students with a variety of native languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, and Croatian. I prefer to teach students who are at least at the intermediate level. I can teach writing, reading, vocabulary, and conversation. I have a degree from the International Language Institute in DC in TESOL.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught writing at the university level for many years.
Writing

Writing

I have taught writing at the university level for over 20 years, and have written for academic and artistic journals. I am also a playwright.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL for 5 years, tutoring students with a variety of native languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, and Croatian. I prefer to teach students who are at least at the intermediate level. I can teach writing, reading, vocabulary, and conversation. I have a degree from the International Language Institute in DC in TESOL.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL for 5 years, tutoring students with a variety of native languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, and Croatian. I prefer to teach students who are at least at the intermediate level. I can teach writing, reading, vocabulary, and conversation. I have a degree from the International Language Institute in DC in TESOL.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught writing at the university level for many years.
Writing

Writing

I have taught writing at the university level for over 20 years, and have written for academic and artistic journals. I am also a playwright.

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (518 ratings)
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Reviews


She is a very good and kind teacher with knowledge!

She teaches English pleasantly and effectively. She seems to know how to teach students. You will find out if you learn with her. Learn English pleasantly. Good luck to you!

Jong Jong, 11 lessons with Pamela

Kind and patient tutor

Pamela taught me English speaking skill. I learnt certainly a lot from her. Thanks for teaching with a lot of patience and kindness. She could help me a lot to improve pronunciation skills. I highly recommend Pamela.

Jae Phill, 28 lessons with Pamela

Great instructor

Pamela was willing to take a lesson request with short notice. She was accommodating and helped my friend overcome the fear of learning English as a second language. In a single lesson Pamela taught her several new things and has made a lasting impact. Pamela is simply fantastic.

Jonathan, 1 lesson with Pamela

Wonderful tutor!

Pamela was amazing, I'm so happy I chose to work with her on my writing. She acknolwedged all my worries about writing so kindly and attentively. After just one session I feel much more confident approaching my business plan. I look forward to working with her again! She is the best!

Rhonda, 3 lessons with Pamela

Great Listener

She was really great listener when I was speaking . She made me focus on my speaking mistakes and how to correct it..

Ghadah, 7 lessons with Pamela

Good Session

A good session of practice answering interview questions about two articles I wrote. We practiced bridging and staying on point.

Daniel, 8 lessons with Pamela
Tutor responded:

Thanks, Daniel. Our sessions are always enjoyable for me--and I usually learn something, too.

Great teacher

Pamela helped me in being confident in public speaking and gave me some exercises which I feel are really helping me develop my public speaking and presentation skills. I'd love to have more and more lessons with her in the near future.

Kedar, 1 lesson with Pamela

Pamela teaches English in a simple way that make me learn easy.

With Pamela I learned regular phrases that describes many things In a few words. I like from Pamela, the way how she teach and her patient. Pamela helped me to have a better pronunciation in specific words and we will work in new ones. Thanks to wyzant for has a Pamela like tutor.

Fabio, 80 lessons with Pamela

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Pam always gives me good advice. She is very patient, understanding my needs and willing to help me in a various aspects. She is not only an English tutor, but also a good consultant for my job.

Lizzy, 32 lessons with Pamela
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$40/hour

Pamela N.

$40/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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Response time: 4 hours