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Deb Y.

Creative and Energetic ESL teacher

Creative and Energetic ESL teacher

$30/hour

  • 43 hours tutoring

About Deb


Bio

I am a lawyer by training, and I have been doing litigation and research and writing at the federal court level. I am ready for a career change, doing something I love - teaching ESL. Recently I have volunteered with Loudoun Literacy Council to teach ESL for intermediate level adults and then to teach Workplace English to adults at a technology firm. In both positions, I designed the curriculum and taught. I received great feedback from LLC and from my students - they were excited to...

I am a lawyer by training, and I have been doing litigation and research and writing at the federal court level. I am ready for a career change, doing something I love - teaching ESL. Recently I have volunteered with Loudoun Literacy Council to teach ESL for intermediate level adults and then to teach Workplace English to adults at a technology firm. In both positions, I designed the curriculum and taught. I received great feedback from LLC and from my students - they were excited to come to class because learning English can be both educational and fun. I have also done one-on-one tutoring in-person, with a Spanish-speaking student, and online (reading) tutoring with young children.

My teaching focuses on all aspects of the language- reading, writing, speaking, and listening/comprehension, as well as pronunciation. I employ engaging activities, games, quizzes, role plays, etc. . My curriculum is specifically targeted to the students I am teaching - we focus on the areas on which they want (or need) to focus. I love teaching!

I am resourceful and creative when teaching - I rely on a variety of resources to figure out the type of learning activities that are most useful for the students I am teaching. This depends on their learning styles. I am flexible so when someone is struggling with a concept, we will approach it from a different angle. I am TESOL/TEFL certified and currently working on an additional certification in Teaching Business English. I have a great rapport with people as I truly enjoy teaching. I am studying Spanish as an adult and can relate to struggles learning a new language.

Please feel free to contact me with questions or to schedule a lesson. I am available in the evening and/or on weekends. Thank you.


Education

College of William and Mary
Sociology
George Washington University Law School
J.D.

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Herndon, VA 20170
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am TEFL/TESOL certified. I have taught English (ESOL) to adult students and also Business English through Loudoun Literacy Council classes. I have recently started on Wyzant. I also tutored through Literacy Council of Northern Virginia years ago. I love teaching and designing lessons attuned to a student’s needs. I study Spanish and understand the difficulties of learning a second language.

English

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am TEFL/TESOL certified. I have taught English (ESOL) to adult students and also Business English through Loudoun Literacy Council classes. I have recently started on Wyzant. I also tutored through Literacy Council of Northern Virginia years ago. I love teaching and designing lessons attuned to a student’s needs. I study Spanish and understand the difficulties of learning a second language.

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am TEFL/TESOL certified. I have taught English (ESOL) to adult students and also Business English through Loudoun Literacy Council classes. I have recently started on Wyzant. I also tutored through Literacy Council of Northern Virginia years ago. I love teaching and designing lessons attuned to a student’s needs. I study Spanish and understand the difficulties of learning a second language.

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am TEFL/TESOL certified. I have taught English (ESOL) to adult students and also Business English through Loudoun Literacy Council classes. I have recently started on Wyzant. I also tutored through Literacy Council of Northern Virginia years ago. I love teaching and designing lessons attuned to a student’s needs. I study Spanish and understand the difficulties of learning a second language.

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ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am TEFL/TESOL certified. I have taught English (ESOL) to adult students and also Business English through Loudoun Literacy Council classes. I have recently started on Wyzant. I also tutored through Literacy Council of Northern Virginia years ago. I love teaching and designing lessons attuned to a student’s needs. I study Spanish and understand the difficulties of learning a second language.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am TEFL/TESOL certified. I have taught English (ESOL) to adult students and also Business English through Loudoun Literacy Council classes. I have recently started on Wyzant. I also tutored through Literacy Council of Northern Virginia years ago. I love teaching and designing lessons attuned to a student’s needs. I study Spanish and understand the difficulties of learning a second language.

Summer

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am TEFL/TESOL certified. I have taught English (ESOL) to adult students and also Business English through Loudoun Literacy Council classes. I have recently started on Wyzant. I also tutored through Literacy Council of Northern Virginia years ago. I love teaching and designing lessons attuned to a student’s needs. I study Spanish and understand the difficulties of learning a second language.

Examples of Expertise


Deb has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 14 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Enthusiastic, intelligent, flexible tutor

Deb is awesome. She is an enthusiastic, intelligent, friendly english tutor. Deb is punctual and respectful. She is flexible, tailoring her lessons to an individual’s needs. She has done an excellent job in improving my conversational english. She sets a clear outline for each lesson. Deb makes each lesson fun. She is great at expanding my vocabularies, expressions and idioms and she makes interesting stories about the new words so that it is easy to remember them. I highly recommend her.

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$30/hour

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Deb Y.

$30/hour

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Response time: 28 minutes