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Debra G.

Burke, VA

$50/hr

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Excellent ESOL tutor
— Abdullah, Fairfax, VA on 10/10/11

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Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
EdD
University of Phoenix
MEd

Education

Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada (EdD)

University of Phoenix (MEd)

About Debra

I am an experienced ESOL teacher. I bring to the table over 12 years of in-class and private instruction, backed by solid credentials, and Educational degrees based on solid investigation, inquiry, theory and practical application. I can help you succeed in all your language goals. Work with me and I will help you master the English Language and improve all your skills including speaking fluency, writing proficiency and reading comprehension. If you are a student, my instruction will help you improve your test scores, your classroom involvement, your quiz scores, your SOL scores, research paper score and ultimately your final grades. If you are an individual looking to improve your English language skills simply for the pure pleasure of learning; a Business person looking to improve your communications with your clients, or a person in a leadership position who needs to clearly and effectively communicate with the people in your charge, I can help you. I have has such a wide range of success and a wide range of experiences with adds to my competency. My career has taken me through several countries, including Canada, South Korea, Bulgaria, and now the USA. I have taught students from ages 4 to 67, with language skills that range from Beginner to Advanced. To meet your needs, whatever they are, I will tailor instruction to your individual needs and you will see improvement in a short period of time. I am flexible in my rates and working hours. I am willing to work with you to find the best fit for your situation. I am an experienced ESOL teacher. I bring to the table over 12 years of in-class and private instruction, backed by solid credentials, and Educational degrees based on solid investigation, inquiry, theory and practical application. I can help you succeed in all your Read more

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12 hours notice required

Group Rates are Available

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Travels within 5 miles of Burke, VA 22015
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"Excellent ESOL tutor"

- Abdullah, Fairfax, VA on 10/10/11
Debra replied on 10/12/2011

Abdullah:

Thank you for your wonderful feedback. Tutoring is a two part project, the tutor and the student. It is easy to do a good job when one works with dedicated students such as yourself. Your eagerness to learn and to improve,along with your wonderful personally, are two major elements working together with my instruction to give you confidence and therefore, success. I look forward to continuing with our sessions and helping you become more and more proficient everyday.

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Reading, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Praxis
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar

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Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified in Virginia state to teach from K-12. I have knowledge and experience teaching at all levels. I am familiar with the curriculum and am qualified to teach at all levels.

ESL/ESOL

English as a Second Language/English to Speakers of Other Languages teaches student who's first language is not English how to Speak, Read, Write, Listen and communicate in other forms in the English Language. Its focus is to assist all ELL's (English Language Learner) to improve the English Language skills and have them become proficient in the English language.
I have ten years of experience teaching ESOL in Canada, South Korea and in the USA. I am current employed in PWC as a full-time ESOL teacher.
I believe that to master a language, a person needs a strong foundation in grammar and how the English languge is constructed. In addition, one should have lots of opportunity to speak, both in conversation and in short presentation. Reading too is a must, I use various types of readings from fiction, non-fiction, biographies, and journal articles to prepare my student read and understand a variety of informational materials. My classes are comprehensive and have students learning English across a multitude of skills.

Praxis

I have taken and passed the Praxis test. It is a requirement for my dual certification in both English and ESOL.

Study Skills

I have 10 years of teaching experience both in Middle School and High School. I hold a Bachelor or Arts degree and a Bachelor of Education degree. My experiences teaching make me will equipped to teach Study Skills.

When teaching Study Skills, students will learn to take notes in several different formats including, t-notes, annotation, and KWL (Know, Want to Know, and Learned). In addition, students will learn reading strategies, homework organization and assignment organization. Student will learn to divide assignment and task into manageable parts. They will learn to organize writing assignment using webs, venn diagrams, and outline templates. My goal when teaching Study Skills it to give student the tools and skills they need to keep there work at hand and accessible, as well as to teach them the skills they need to stay organized and on top of their work.

Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
EdD
University of Phoenix
MEd

Education

Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada (EdD)

University of Phoenix (MEd)

Excellent ESOL tutor — Debra is really an excellent ESOL tutor I have had ever seen. I was so shy to communicate with other people in the beginning that I couldn't ask somebody for something, although I have enough vocabulary knowledge and grammar skills. After 7 hours of tutoring, I can say that I feel myself, comfortable enough to talk with my friends about a lot of things. We discussed with Debra about the history a ...

— Abdullah, Fairfax, VA on 10/10/11

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Group Rates are Available

Travel policy

Debra will travel within 5 miles of Burke, VA 22015.

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