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Tess M.

Mercer Island, WA

$40/hour

Linguistics grad speaking Mandarin and Spanish

4.9 average from 7 ratings
Great tutor
— James, Bellevue, WA on 3/27/16

$40/Hour


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Purdue University
Linguistics

Education

Purdue University (Linguistics)

About Tess

As a high school student, I tutored math to elementary students. I am also the mother of a young child, so patience is something I have plenty of! Language is my passion and I enjoy teaching languages.

Today I am a Baccalaureate in Linguistics with a special advantage in teaching English to native speakers of Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. As a student, I studied general linguistics including transcriptions, second language influence, speech pathology, and more. As a student of Spanish, I studied Spanish linguistics, including dialectology, grammar, syntax, literature, and much more. As a student of Mandarin Chinese, I studied the language for three semesters and am conversationally fluent.

Native English Speaker; Majored in Linguistics at Purdue University and minored in English

Minored in Spanish at Purdue University

As a speaker of Mandarin Chinese and Spanish, I have a unique perspective in teaching English fluency and more!
As a high school student, I tutored math to elementary students. I am also the mother of a young child, so patience is something I have plenty of! Language is my passion and I enjoy teaching languages.

Today I am a Baccalaureate in Linguistics with a special advantage in teaching English to native speakers of Mandarin Chinese and
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Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

Tutoring for multiple subjects will change the hourly rate to an additional $10 per subject needed.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Mercer Island, WA 98040

"Great tutor"

- James, Bellevue, WA on 3/27/16

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Frank, Renton, WA on 3/10/16
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

While a student at Purdue University, I took a minor in English while majoring in Linguistics. While my studies in Linguistics were general science, I took many classes on the linguistics of English, including the history of English.

ESL/ESOL

As a trained Linguist, I have a unique perspective on language acquisition. I studied language as a science and took classes on English as a second language specifically. I am also fluent in Spanish and am always improving Chinese, so I know personally the challenges of learning a new language and gaining proficiency.

Grammar

As an undergrad, I studied English grammar and grammar as an aspect of linguistics.

Reading

As a college graduate, I am practiced in skills of technical and narrative reading. I am also personally a bibliophile and aspiring author. Reading, and spelling, are important skills to me.

Writing

As an undergrad, I took many courses of the graduate level, meaning they had a focus on writing lengthy papers and reports, on which I consistently scored high. My entire college career focused on writing. In my personal life, I am an aspiring author.

Purdue University
Linguistics

Education

Purdue University (Linguistics)

Great tutor

Tess is a great tutor. She is very patient and very helpful. My daughter really like her. She is very nice to teach you English!

— James, Bellevue, WA on 3/27/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Tutoring for multiple subjects will change the hourly rate to an additional $10 per subject needed.

Travel policy

Tess will travel within 5 miles of Mercer Island, WA 98040.