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William C.

Virginia Beach, VA

$40/hour

English, History, ESL, Test Prep, and Psychology Tutor

In-person lessons

$40/Hour


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College of William and Mary
Old Dominion University
Master's

Education

College of William and Mary

Old Dominion University (Master's)

About William

I am an experienced, enthusiastic, effective tutor in the above listed subjects. As an undergraduate, I concentrated heavily in English and History at The College of William and Mary in Virginia. I earned a Master's degree in psychology from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. It has been my good fortune to travel and live widely in the United States and abroad. I believe that this is particularly relevant with regard to my capabilities as an English as a second language tutor. Learning other languages while living abroad and teaching English to students both overseas and in the United States has given me, I think, an ability to know "what works" from a practical point of view in a tutoring setting. That is, I know how to teach in a way that allows students to learn and put into practice what they really need to know in order to succeed.

I tailor my tutoring to my student's needs. For example, while grammar is important in reading, writing and speaking English, an overemphasis on textbook drills at the expense of spending time on developing free-flowing conversational skills is not helpful to a student whose primary objective is to be able to speak and understand English in the "real world". Using a customized approach has allowed me to successfully tutor a wide range of students including those who have virtually no experience speaking or writing English as well as foreign businessmen and military officers associated with NATO who want to polish the skills that they do have.

I take a similar practical approach to tutoring in English and literature as well as in history, psychology, and standardized test preparation. The most important thing is to identify what the student's learning objectives are and then to accomplish them efficiently and, ideally, in a way that is fun as well. I do try to make learning fun and I don't think that it hurts that I'm a pleasant personable person!
I am an experienced, enthusiastic, effective tutor in the above listed subjects. As an undergraduate, I concentrated heavily in English and History at The College of William and Mary in Virginia. I earned a Master's degree in psychology from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. It has been my good fortune to travel and live widely in the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Virginia Beach, VA 23452
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
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.

College of William and Mary
Old Dominion University
Master's

Education

College of William and Mary

Old Dominion University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

William will travel within 40 miles of Virginia Beach, VA 23452.