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Pamela N.

Arlington, VA

$40/hour

English language and literature tutor

In-person lessons
1000+ Hours
5.0 average from 377 ratings
Excellent On Every Level
— David, Alexandria, VA on 3/11/14

$40/Hour


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University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
PhD

Education

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota (PhD)

About Pamela

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.
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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Arlington, VA 22201
In-person lessons

"Excellent On Every Level"

- David, Alexandria, VA on 3/11/14
Pamela replied on 3/12/2014

Thanks for the kind words. It's a joy to teach when the student is as motivated as you.

"Good Session"

- Daniel, Arlington, VA on 8/24/16
Pamela replied on 8/25/2016

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

"Great teacher"

- Kedar, Falls Church, VA on 8/16/16

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

- Fabio, Falls Church, VA on 1/11/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Lizzy, Arlington, VA on 6/30/15

"Great Tutor"

- Isabella, Alexandria, VA on 2/10/14
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

English

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
PhD

Education

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota (PhD)

Excellent On Every Level

Pamela is very knowledgeable, intelligent, organized, patient, encouraging, and thoroughly committed to the best outcome. It is a joy to work with her.

— David, Alexandria, VA on 3/11/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Pamela will travel within 10 miles of Arlington, VA 22201.