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University of Washington (English Literature)
Seattle University (MBA)
My tutoring approach is first to determine the student's purpose, goals, and objectives and then determine where the student is having difficulty in performing. Next, I design, with the student, a tutoring program to achieve those desired results. Once the student succeeds in those accomplishments, he/she can decide whether to set more advanced goals. We can then implement a new program toward those ends; and so forth, until my tutoring is no longer needed.
Students (regardless of age) have different intelligences and learn in different ways (e.g., audio vs. visual). I try to determine what techniques are most effective with the student and use those techniques predominantly. In all cases, however, I apply the Socratic method (drawing answers from the student by asking questions) and a "learn by doing" element in my tutoring. When appropriate, I demonstrate the results which the student is seeking to perform. My knowledge and experience can guide the student to success in minimal time. I consistently have a positive, can-do attitude, and like to mix humor into our studies.
I have a B.A. degree in English Literature, with minor in music, from the University of Washington, and an M.B.A. degree (marketing) from Seattle University. After service in the U.S. Navy, I studied science writing at U.W. for two years in a post-graduate, non-degree program.
While an undergraduate student at U.W., I was a scholarship student in the Husky Band; marched at football games, the Tournament of Roses Parade, and the Rose Bowl game; played at basketball games; and played in a brass ensemble. Also, I played in orchestras for musicals and opera. In high school, I was a member of the State Band. I tutor various types of music, specializing in trumpet and cornet.
In non-fiction writing, my professional career began as a freelance science writer, publishing articles in my specialty, oceanography. That led to my becoming editor of an oceanographic newsletter, followed later as editor of a maritime trade journal. In both these positions, I wrote the majority of the feature articles and contributed many of my own photographs.
I was raised in a conservative Christian church, attended a church-affiliated college for two years, taking Bible courses in the Old and New Testaments and in comparative religions. For many years, I lived as an agnostic. Later in life I returned to Christianity. I have been a member of The Episcopal Church for the past 17 years. I value the tolerance of ambiguity within this church, while practicing its beautiful and ancient liturgies. I have made Cursillo and am a member of an active men's Bible study/prayer group. My chief ministry has been building endowment funds through planned giving. Occasionally, as a lay person, I preach a sermon. My tutoring is to explore the lessons and meanings within the Bible, both mystical and practical. I do not evangelize particular dogma, doctrines or church membership. I believe we all "see through a glass darkly." My faith is rooted in personal life experience, not "approved" interpretations by a group. As such, my faith is a vital part of my being, my identify--who I am. My tutoring approach is first to determine the student's purpose, goals, and objectives and then determine where the student is having difficulty in performing. Next, I design, with the student, a tutoring program to achieve those desired results. Once the student succeeds in those accomplishments, he/she can decide whether to set more advanced
Trumpet lessons are billed at $30 per half hour, $45 per 45 minutes, and $60 per hour.
Glenn has been a great help in providing me with insight and direction in my writing. He has proven to be a great source for tutoring help and is a knowledgeable and resourceful individual who is patient and honest. When editing a text, he is very thorough, but he also is quick. He identifies a problem and finds a solution that improves the writing. While doing that, Glenn also teaches. He explains clearly why he’s recommending a change, so I learned a lot. I found he is very flexible in scheduling, so that my needs and deadlines are always met. He’s easy to reach and prompt in communications. Glenn really cares about the student and the student’s written product.
My selection of Mr. Glenn L. for English lessons has been my best tutoring experience so far.
I'm from Korea and have worked here in Seattle area for one and half years with the North
American subsidiary of one of the world’s largest corporations. I thought I could develop my
English skills by living here. Actually that worked for me to some extent. But since I'm already in my late thirties, there were some incorrect speech habits that I couldn't fix by myself. And there are many other bothering difficulties that kept me from studying properly and regularly.
Even though I had some very good group English tutoring experience back in Korea, this one-
on-one tutoring with an American expert works much better for me.
With Glenn, you can customize your lessons based on your interests. Mine are mostly in
listening and speaking English, not in writing and reading comprehension. Glenn will observe
and guide you with the right direction with his experience. Also his lifetime experience gives me
more insight and understanding of US business and culture.
I am native of Korea and came here almost 5 years ago to work for North American subsidiary of my global company. I am Regional Manager, covering 9 states in Northwest, and my company wants me to improve English speaking for career development. My experience is long and full of success but to express my ideas in English speech it is difficult for me. My main trouble is in pronunciation and forming correct sentences. I have old bad habits, difficult to break at my age. So I found Glenn L. and he is the best tutor in my experience. We worked together for about 10 months, very intensive, up to 5 days a week, 7.5 hours per week. He got on my level and listened to my needs and did my suggestions. He challenged me to do better always. We talked about many subjects and had great conversations. I learned English better but I also learned about America and its people and history and Seattle and the Northwest. To make me talk much, he asks many questions. Our conversations and ideas are interesting. He explains things thoroughly to me. I am a much better speaker now on the phone and in meetings. He is positive and encouraging. He consistently gives me 5-star performance. You can’t go wrong studying any kind of English with him. Thank you!
Glenn is an excellent English writing tutor. English is not my first language, so I had never had confidence in writing good essays. When I found out I had to take a writing exam as part of admission requirements to the University of Washington, School of Business, I felt under a lot of pressure. I studied on my own, but it seemed I couldn’t figure out my weak points and which direction I needed to take to become a better writer. I was so fortunate to find Glenn through WyzAnt. He helped me to gain confidence and necessary skills to become a better writer. He is very organized, patient and flexible. He prepared me for the exam first by finding my weak points and then by giving me writing tasks. We would review each essay together, and he would comment on the content as well as grammar, syntax, spelling, and punctuation. My exam turned out to be a success, and I got accepted to the UW!
Hi I'm Joo-Young. Originally from South Korea and lived there over 25 years. After my Ph.D, I came here to work at a company and started to feel some troubles in speaking English because it's my second language. So Glenn and I decided to focus on English conversation and speech to be more confident at work place. After a few tries, our session is formed with three small sections, which are learning new expressions, reading books, and doing usual conversations. I think this process was very intense and effective to improve my English in many ways. Glenn always tried to explain expressions with business situations considering my position here and listened patiently to fix my wrong expressions and pronunciations. He is also a very nice mentor. He is very knowledgeable in various areas such as history, religion, politics, wildlife, travel, and etc. I've learned a lot from him, not limited to English skills, and enjoyed session every time. I worked with him for about 10 months, now I feel much better to talk with my colleagues. I think Glenn is a very qualified tutor for any ages, so I'll recommend him to whoever wants to learn English.
I would like to say that Glenn is a great teacher and person. I have worked with Glenn for the past 7 months. Glenn is a very patient, punctual, well-organized, and skilled tutor. His lessons are always planned out, so it is very comfortable to work with him. Glenn gives you individual exercises that help you to improve your English. Although Glenn always has a plan for every session, he is willing to work on something else (papers and essays from school or college). His writing skills are very high and his knowledge and advice have helped me a lot to improve my writing. It is easy to discuss with him any questions that I have, because his explanations are very clear and easy to understand. I highly recommend Glenn as a tutor and I promise you will not regret it!
I enjoy working with Glenn. Glenn is a knowledgeable and well-experienced tutor in religion. He helped me in working my New Testament assignments in a college-level course. Glenn has not only helped me to work my assignments, he also has broadened my understanding of how I can apply what I already know. I highly recommend him if any one needs help in Bible courses. I look forward to working with him again.
Glenn was amazing with our son Christopher. He was very flexible with our schedules, and always came ready to work on something new. He was very encouraging, and figured out right away what Christopher needed to work on to improve his trumpet playing. He had great resources to help visualize the way to play the music. We really appreciated his help!
Glenn is the best English tutor I have had in college so far. I highly recommend him if you need help with any papers, essays or anything that requires writing. Out of all the English tutors on WyzAnt Glenn was the first to have responded to my request almost immediately. He is knowledgeable, honest, patient, kind, attentive and responsive. Glenn's passion is writing and it showed when he helped me get rid of my writer's block on one of my papers. What I really liked about working with Glenn is that he found out what my needs were and from there we worked on creating the best paper. Contact him you will not be disappointed!
My 8-year-old daughter, Jenna, learned English from Glenn for the two months this summer. We are living in Korea now, and for her summer vacation, she came to America for a visit. She could speak English quite well, but I wanted to give her more opportunities to learn English from an excellent tutor like Glenn.
Before he started the first class with Jenna, he attentively listened to our requests and exactly focused on what she needed to be improved, such as public speaking, writing, and reading. For example, I talked with Glenn about Jenna's fear of public speaking, and wanted him to help her overcome that fear. Glenn perfectly knew how to do it with her. On the first class, he made Jenna just read a short story in front of us. And on the next class, he wanted her to read a story and summarize it. He gradually increased the level of skills so that Jenna could improve her speech very naturally. By the time all the classes were over, Jenna was very confident about her speech and found it very fun. She finally could make it!
Glenn is an enthusiastic and patient English tutor with a professional knowledge about teaching English. I think we were very lucky that we could meet Glenn as a tutor. Jenna is looking forward to learning again from him in the future. He is such a great tutor! Thanks, Glenn!
I had the chance to work with Glenn and I highly recommend him if you need help in your essay, paper... anything that requires writing. He is really good at what he does. I think that what makes him very successful at what he does is that he first tries to understand his clients needs then work from there. Contact him and you will not be disappointed.
Glenn helped my organization by editing and restructuring our by-laws. Luckily he was very experienced and has strong organizational skills. He provided professional service. His approach was not only well organized, but he carefully studied the problems, objectives, and future needs of the organization, and made meaningful recommendations. I strongly recommend Glenn for whatever services he had advertised on WyzAnt. Our experience with him proved that he is good at what he does. He is a business person of good moral character. We look forward to working with him again.
My daughter entered a challenging prepared reading contest at her elementary school in Lynnwood, and we sought a tutor from WyzAnt to help her rehearse. She wanted to do her very best. We were very fortunate to choose Glenn Ledbetter because he turned out to be so knowladgeable and competent. My daughter held two one-hour sessions with him. He is a natural teacher. He was on time, stayed late, and was very well prepared. He even emailed some afterthoughts to help her even more, for free. Competing against all 5th and 6th graders at her school, my daughter won 1st place! The final reading was before 23 judges. Later, she said the tutoring definitely paid off. Glenn is one of the best tutors, and I highly recommend him. "Excellent" is the best word to describe our experience with Glenn.
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Of the more than 600 hours of tutoring instruction I have given my many students, by far most of those hours have been in English and ESL/ESOL. Subject areas most in demand seem to be writing, reading, conversation, research reports, public speaking, debate, SAT reading and writing, and personal statements for college entrance applications. In the course of studying English usage, we naturally cover grammar, vocabulary, idioms, pronunciation, editing, proofreading, spelling, essay structure, syntax, comprehension, and more. My customers have included both school students (4th grade to graduate school) and adults in the business world.
My ESL/ESOL students are advanced enough in English usage that they do not want a tutor who translates back and forth between English and their native languages. With me, they want to speak, write and read only in English. As of January 2013, the nationalities of my students have been Chinese (14), Korean (6), Russian (3), Ethiopian (3), Japanese (2), Filipino (2), Indian (1), French (1), Belarusian (1), and Egyptian (1). Some hire me for specific projects as short as one session. Others engage me to tutor them regularly for many weeks, months or years.
My graduate degree is an MBA in marketing from Seattle University. My research paper (222 pages) was awarded "Research Paper of the Year" by the Albers School of Business. For 20 years, I have applied and further developed my marketing knowledge and skills in the residential real estate industry. At present, I am consulting with an inventor who wants to bring his patented invention to market as a new, commercial product.
I was raised in a conservative Christian church, attended a church-affiliated college for two years, taking Bible courses in the Old and New Testaments and in comparative religions. For many years, I lived as an agnostic. Only when I was broken man did I return to Christianity. I have been a member of The Episcopal Church for the past 15 years. I value the tolerance of ambiguity within this church, while practicing its beautiful and ancient liturgies. I have made Cursillo and am a member of an active men's Bible study prayer group. My chief ministry has been building endowment funds through planned giving. Occasionally, as a lay person, I preach a sermon. My tutoring is to explore the lessons and meanings within the Bible, both mystical and practical. I do not evangelize particular dogma, doctrines or church membership. I believe we all "see through a glass darkly." My faith is rooted in personal life experience, not "approved" interpretations by a group. As such, my faith is a vital part of my being, my identify--who I am.
Most of the more than 600 hours of instruction that I have amassed in tutoring through WyzAnt has been in ESL. Typically, I begin with each new student by having them name the letters of the English alphabet, noting whether any are difficult for them (often not). Then we go back through the alphabet, making the various sounds of each letter and identifying the problem sounds. Finally, we test the various sounds of numerous letter combinations (e.g., th, gl, fr, wh, etc.). Now we have a list of the specific problem areas that cause them to have an accent.
From there, it is simply a matter of doing the diligent practice it takes to break old habits and form new ones. This is difficult. It takes at least a month of daily practice on each problem. Most students are not that intense and would rather not use a workbook, so the lessons can stretch into weeks or months of interesting conversations and reading aloud. I frequently interrupt to correct certain sounds. We practice that specific problem sound, reviewing positions of the lips and tongue that control whether the sounds resonate in the throat, mouth, or nasal passages. Usually, accents are caused one or more of three things: either (1) a letter or letter combination in a word is mispronounced; (2) an unnecessary syllable is added to a word (e.g., church-ee, launch-ed); or (3) in a multi-syllabic word, the accent (stress) is placed on the wrong syllable. To break these old habits, we must first bring the error out of the unconscious into the conscious mind. Then we can work on it. We practice, practice, practice. Finally, slowly, the correct pronunciation replaces the old in the subconscious, and we form a new habit...and the accent fades or disappears.
I have a B.A. degree in English Literature, with minor in music, from the University of Washington. While an undergraduate student at U.W., I was a scholarship student in the Husky Band; marched at football games, the Tournament of Roses Parade, and the Rose Bowl game; played in pep band at basketball games; and played in a brass ensemble. Also, I played in orchestras for musicals and opera. In high school, I was a member of the Texas All-State Band. I now tutor various types of music, specializing in trumpet and cornet. Also, in 2010-2012 and 2013-2014, I taught brass instruments for two elementary bands at Skyview Jr. High School in Bothell. In spring 2014, I taught trumpet sectionals in the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble at Inglemoor High School. I'm a member of the U.W. Husky Alumni Band, as well as being Bugler for the VFW Post 1040 Honor Guard, playing at numerous military funerals and ceremonies. Finally, I play in a church orchestra.