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Robert K.

Lynnwood, WA

$50/hour

20+ Yrs Teaching English Grammar, Reading, Writing, Speaking

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University San Diego
English

Education

University San Diego (English)

About Robert

I have 20+ years experience teaching in English as a Second Language, Grammar, Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening and Pronunciation. My degree was in English Literature and I hold the CELTA for instructing adults. I'm able to teach all levels and taught for 8 years at a university level.

I'm also skilled at Poetry, Public Speaking, Drama and Performance Arts. I've published three books of poetry and have read them throughout the United States and on radio KSER 90.7 on the PoetsWest program.

My teaching experience includes work in Japan, South Korea and the United States with college age adults, sometimes gifted, younger students no less than 18, but I don't teach children.

You will get the best from me, so I want you to give your best in your work. I love teaching and I'm patient, kind, gentle, but challenging. The only way to get ahead, even if you have a "natural talent" in some area, is to do the work and practice as often as you can. Will and desire is the ticket to excellence in any field or subject.
I have 20+ years experience teaching in English as a Second Language, Grammar, Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening and Pronunciation. My degree was in English Literature and I hold the CELTA for instructing adults. I'm able to teach all levels and taught for 8 years at a university level.

I'm also skilled at Poetry, Public Speaking,
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Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Lynnwood, WA 98036
Background Check: Passed
Music:
Songwriting
English:
Bible Studies,
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature,
Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Writing
History:
Religion,
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Bible Studies

I have read the entire Bible all my life from childhood early on, in parochial schools and university. I was two classes away from the Double Major in English and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego, a Catholic Institution. I minored in Religious Studies and continued my study and love of scripture the rest of my life. I'm already a teacher with 20 years experience and can teach just about anything including Bible Studies.

ESL/ESOL

I have 15 years experience teaching English as a Second Language with a BA in English and a CELTA for instructing adults. CELTA is accredited by Cambridge University in England and is recognized as one of the best training programs in the world for teachers of ESL. I'm able to teach all levels and taught for 8 years at the university level.

I'm also highly skilled in Public Speaking and Performance Arts. My teaching experience includes work in Japan, South Korea and the United States and is mainly with adults and sometimes gifted younger students, but I don't, as a rule, teach children unless they are advanced.

You will get the best from me, so I want you to give your best in your work. I love teaching. I'm patient, kind, gentle, but challenging.

The only way to excell, even if you have a natural talent in some area, is to do the work and practice as often as you can. Will and desire to excell is the ticket to mastery in any field or subject.

Grammar

I have taught English as a Second Language more than 25 years at all levels in all subjects in the U.S. and overseas in Japan and Korea.

I've had Asian students from Vietnam, China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Taiwan, Mongolia, Thailand, Japan and Korea. I have taught students from the Europe: France, Italy, Germany, and the Middle East: Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Iran and Iraq.

I'm also highly skilled writer and editor. I excel at teaching writing at the college level, but will tutor hard working or gifted students.

Literature

I hold a degree in English Literature from the University of San Diego 1979, a CELTA approved by Cambridge University, England 2008 and have 20+ years experience at teaching all levels of grammar, reading, writing, speaking, listening and pronunciation. I'm also a published poet with books in print. I can teach literature at a college or high school level.

Public Speaking

I'm an ESL teacher with a degree in English Literature and a CELTA approved by Cambridge University. I have taught Speaking and Listening for more than 20 years during which Public Speaking and giving Speeches have been an important part of my classes. On public speaking, my classes included the practical "how to" of research, writing, practice, body language, volume, pitch and pace of speech, opening comments techniques, the speech itself and the conclusion. I also include practical physical training and ways to overcome nervousness, how to make and use notes, index cards, humor and how to avoid forgetting the middle of a speech and what to do if you do. Aside from being an excellent teacher, I'm a published poet and an actor with a long history of doing performance arts including public speaking, poetry readings and on stage acting.

Religion

When I was in university, I minored in Religious Studies. I also lived in Asia where I studied and experienced Buddhism and other forms of Asian Religions. I have a firm and clear understanding of Christianity, church history and the Bible. I've worked with many denominations, both Protestant and Catholic and respect all of them.

Songwriting

Songwriting is lyrics and lyrics have much to do with Poetry. My degree is in literature and my focus was Poetry. My focus for the last 35 years, in fact, has been and still is American and British poetry. Since graduating, in 1979, I have continued to write poems and songs and have published three books, read them all over the United States and even Asia. I have a great respect for poetry of the past, but also understand contemporize poetry. I do not write Rap or Hip Hop, nor do I take part in Slams, but if it's lyrical poetry you want to understand, I can help you with that. So, let's be clear. Poetry is related to songwriting. I'm not a singer-songwriter, but a Poet, and all poetry has to do with sound and music.

Writing

I have a degree in English which focused not only on Literature, but also on Writing and Creative Writing. I have taught Freshman Composition for over 15 years at universities in Korea and, for the last 7.5 years, at Edmonds Community College here in Washington where I now teach it. I am a published writer with books in print. I currently teach Grammar at five levels which only makes my skills at writing stronger.

University San Diego
English

Education

University San Diego (English)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Travel policy

Robert will travel within 20 miles of Lynnwood, WA 98036.