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Deb Y.

Creative and Energetic ESL teacher

Creative and Energetic ESL teacher

$30/hour

  • 45 hours tutoring

About Deb


Bio

I am a lawyer by training, and I have been doing research and writing at the federal court level. I am also certified in TESL/TESOL and business English. I have volunteered with Loudoun Literacy Council as an ESL teacher and am teaching my third class of adult learners now (21 students). Most of my students have been with me for two or sometimes three classes. I have also taught English in the workplace through Loudoun Literacy Council. I completely designed the curriculum for all my...

I am a lawyer by training, and I have been doing research and writing at the federal court level. I am also certified in TESL/TESOL and business English. I have volunteered with Loudoun Literacy Council as an ESL teacher and am teaching my third class of adult learners now (21 students). Most of my students have been with me for two or sometimes three classes. I have also taught English in the workplace through Loudoun Literacy Council. I completely designed the curriculum for all my classes, to suit my stdents' interests and needs. I have had several private students on Wyzant's platform - in-person and online, until COVID-19. My teaching philosophy is: mix it up, keep it interesting, adapt to what your student needs, and always make it fun. Smiles and humor are part of every class.

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.

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Deb has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 15 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.

Taryar, 22 lessons with Deb

$30/hour

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Deb Y.

$30/hour

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