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Moire L.

Linden, VA

$25/hour

English, Reading, Writing, and History for Adults

Background check passed as of 2/25/14
5.0 average from 339 ratings
Moire is an excellent teacher!
— Valeria, Winchester, VA on 4/3/14

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University of Maryland
Adult Education

Education

University of Maryland (Adult Education)

About Moire

I enjoy working with students one on one or in small groups. My rates are low because I love what I do and I want to reach as many students as possible.

I have a B.A. in Dramatic Art and a certificate in American Sign Language.

I have tutored low literacy adults and enjoy the discovery when someone 'gets it'. I also teach English as an Other Language to adults. Studies do not come easy for me, so I understand that sometimes people need extra help or a different viewpoint to understand something new. I find that many times students fall behind because they find the material dull. I believe in breaking complex problems into components to make the subject understandable.

My goal is to present material in a way that the student will understand the basics and be able to move to the next level with confidence.
I enjoy working with students one on one or in small groups. My rates are low because I love what I do and I want to reach as many students as possible.

I have a B.A. in Dramatic Art and a certificate in Read more

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Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Linden, VA 22642
Background Check: Passed

"Moire is an excellent teacher!"

- Valeria, Winchester, VA on 4/3/14

"Great Tutor"

- Ali, San Francisco, CA on 10/30/16

"Very patient and engaging."

- Joseph, Linden, VA on 8/26/16
Moire replied on 9/8/2016

Learning should be something that students enjoy.

"Excellent English tutor"

- Vi, Norwalk, CT on 6/10/16

"Highly recommend Moire as an English tutor."

- Ahmed, Tulsa, OK on 6/10/16

"She is very helpful!"

- Angie, Cambridge, MA on 11/19/15

"Speaking English"

- May, Bothell, WA on 9/30/15

"Great Tutor - Always end the lesson with a positive comment!"

- Dimitra, Alexandria, VA on 9/11/15

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor."

- David, Houston, TX on 9/3/15
Moire replied on 9/3/2015

Thank you. I believe that we learn best when we are interested in what we are learning. There is no reason for lessons to be dull lists, language is a big part of our lives, so let's put life into our language.

"She's Great"

- Natalie, Houston, TX on 7/2/15
Moire replied on 7/3/2015

I'm glad that I could help you undo some of the techinical knots. You have a quick, sharp mind. Once your foundation is solid, you will soar.

"She is so kind and helpful"

- Jiyeon, Houston, TX on 6/29/15
Moire replied on 7/2/2015

I'm glad that you're enjoying our lessons. I think that guidance and encouragement are key to learning.

"English Grammar"

- Eshetu, Winchester, VA on 6/23/15
Moire replied on 6/25/2015

I am so glad that I can help you achieve your goals.

"My tutor is very patient and enthusiastic"

- El, Danvers, MA on 6/13/15
Moire replied on 6/16/2015

I'm so glad that you are pleased with your progress. And you are quite right, I enjoy helping students reach their goals.

"Brilliant tutor - gave my son skills to succeed"

- Bev, Edinburg, VA on 1/28/15
Moire replied on 1/30/2015

I'm so glad that I could help your son achieve his dream. He is going to soar.

"Great Teacher"

- Ali, Stephens City, VA on 10/22/14

"Awesome tutor!"

- Ariana, Gainesville, VA on 10/16/14

"Very Good English Tutor"

- Richard, Chantilly, VA on 3/11/14

"TOEFL: Very Pleased"

- Nahid, Fairfax, VA on 1/24/14

"Engaging"

- D., Warrenton, VA on 12/11/12
Moire replied on 12/12/2012

You have a delightful son and it was a pleasure to work with him. I am sure that he will rise to all the challenges of the next year.

"A good tutor"

- Karl, Front Royal, VA on 11/16/12
Moire replied on 11/30/2012

You show a wonderful willingness to learn and as a result, we have been able to build on your knowledge to help you achieve your goals.

Music:
Music History
Art:
Art History
English:
ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
History:
American History, Classics, Criminal Justice,
European History, Government & Politics, Music History, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary
Business:
Law, Public Speaking

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.

Criminal Justice

i have 30 years experience as a paralegal. I spent 10 years assisting trial attorneys with civil tax litigation cases. I spent eight years at the Smithsonian Institution as the primary contact for those filing administrative claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act. While I have no direct experience in family law, I am proficient in conducting legal research using electronic search engines (for example LEXIS and WESTLAW) and know how to analyze and determine the applicability of case precedent, statutes, and regulations.

English

I teach ESOL by total immersion. I tailor each session to the needs and vocabulary of the student. I don't spend a lot of time explaining grammar, but use grammar and vocabulary to help students reach their goal.

My training in theater arts has given me the tools to teach students American pronunciation as part of their vocabulary lessons. I have had the privilege to teaching ESOL to financial managers, journalists, pharmacists, accountants and other professionals.

I always remember that my students are intelligent adults who have come to learn another skill. Most importantly, I believe that the learning experience for adults should not be a chore but something they look forward to each time that we meet.

ESL/ESOL

I teach ESOL by total immersion. I tailor each session to the needs and vocabulary of the student. I don't spend a lot of time explaining grammar, but use grammar and vocabulary to help students reach their goal.

My training in theater arts has given me the tools to teach students American pronunciation as part of their vocabulary lessons. I have had the privilege to teaching ESOL to financial managers, journalists, pharmacists, accountants and other professionals.

I always remember that my students are intelligent adults who have come to learn another skill. Most importantly, I believe that the learning experience for adults should not be a chore but something they look forward to each time that we meet.

Grammar

I love English grammar. Although the fashion is to promote fluency without focusing on how or why the language works. I teach students the basic eight parts of speech, then show students how each piece fits together with the others. I teach students how to make sure that subject/verb match and the importance of antecedents when using pronouns.

My students learn that grammar is the foundation for their expressions, not simply rules that have no place in their communication. I teach students that grammar is a puzzle and my method is to show a student how to put the puzzle together to make many beautiful pictures.

Public Speaking

I have a BA in Dramatic Art and studied speaking skills, linguistics and phonetics in pursuit of a career in the theater. I have performed in numerous community theater and small professional theater productions of the years. I know (and can explain) techniques for improving speech quality and calming nerves when having to face a group.

Reading

I am a former volunteer with the Washington Literacy Council where I tutored low-literacy adults and trained other tutors on using the 'Wilson' method of reading. The Wilson method provides a structured way to using sounds to read and spell and also encourages students to write. The Wilson method is adaptable to all age levels and is great tool for those who wish to begin a life of reading pleasure.

University of Maryland
Adult Education

Education

University of Maryland (Adult Education)

Moire is an excellent teacher! — Moire is a really good English teacher. She is helping me to improve on this language. I am Argentinian, and English is really interesting when you have a great teacher. She is teaching me a lot of history about the United States, too. I am very happy with her. Thanks, Moire! ...

— Valeria, Winchester, VA on 4/3/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Moire will travel within 20 miles of Linden, VA 22642.