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Faith B.

Chester, VA

$25/hour

Immigrant Tutor- Specializing in English Lessons for new Immigrants

In-person lessons

$25/Hour


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University of the West Indies, Jamaica
West Indian Literatu
Master Teacher Professional Development - ESL
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of the West Indies, Jamaica (West Indian Literatu)

Master Teacher Professional Development - ESL (Graduate Coursework)

About Faith

I am a retired English teacher with more than 15 years combined experience teaching English to students ranging from Elementary to Tertiary Level. I enjoy teaching English, and for several years, lead a successful team of English teachers at DeCarteret College, a highly recognized High School in Jamaica.

As a recent immigrant to the United States of America, I can empathize with the difficulties that new immigrants have in adjusting to a new culture and way of life; especially with respect to learning a new language. Therefore, I have decided to put my teaching skills to use in helping immigrants make the transition in as easy and fun and thorough way as possible.

I take a motherly, yet pragmatic approach to my students, encourage lots of conversation and work my lessons around the interests of the students, ensuring that age appropriate vocabulary, and educational content vocabulary is learned. As far as possible, I try to maintain cultural norms of the student, so make it a point to discuss these issues with parents, guardians or the students themselves at the outset..

During my tenure as Head of the English Department, more than 90% of the school leaving class were successful in the General Level of English in the Caribbean Examination Council external examinations. These examinations are sat each year at schools throughout the Caribbean, and DeCarteret College did exceptionally well each year. We are particularly proud of our achievements as teachers, as a majority of our students were from Patois-speaking households and therefore had some language difficulties to overcome.

I have had great success with both children and adults - I lectured at the MICO Teachers College in West African Literature in English, and also supervised Student Teachers at Practicum in local schools.

In addition to classes at your home, library or nearby coffee shop, I also offer online classes via Skype. My base pay is $45 per hour for any job that entails travelling. I charge $35 per hour for online lessons. We can discuss this when you are ready to hire me as your tutor. I am available between the hours of 10:00 am to 6:00pm for lessons.
I am a retired English teacher with more than 15 years combined experience teaching English to students ranging from Elementary to Tertiary Level. I enjoy teaching English, and for several years, lead a successful team of English teachers at DeCarteret College, a highly recognized High School in Jamaica.

As a recent immigrant to the
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Package Rates: Single student For a minimum of 10 lessons, $40/hour For a minimum of 20 or more lessons $35/hour. 2-3 students $ 30/hour per person.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Chester, VA 23831
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
English, ESL/ESOL, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ASVAB
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Vocabulary

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.

Bible Studies

I am qualified to teach Bible Studies up to 11th Grade.

Quite apart from being an active and practicing Christian who participates in weekly Bible Study and Bible based activities, and a Sunday School Teacher for many years, I have also sat this course in the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level examinations at the end of High School. I obtained a Distinction in this subject.

This test is given to School Leavers who are intending to go directly into the work-force or unto Advanced Level Studies (pre-University) and is administered by Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, throughout Britain and the Caribbean and other Commonwealth Countries.

The course begins in Form 1, and continues until Form 5, when examinations are taken.

University of the West Indies, Jamaica
West Indian Literatu
Master Teacher Professional Development - ESL
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of the West Indies, Jamaica (West Indian Literatu)

Master Teacher Professional Development - ESL (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Package Rates: Single student For a minimum of 10 lessons, $40/hour For a minimum of 20 or more lessons $35/hour. 2-3 students $ 30/hour per person.

Travel policy

Faith will travel within 10 miles of Chester, VA 23831.