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Trude H.

Seattle, WA

$40/hour

Professional English & ESL Tutor for Adults & Teenagers

50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 7/22/16
4.9 average from 21 ratings
Excellent English Teacher
— Sang, Seattle, WA on 2/9/16

$40/Hour


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Seattle Pacific University
English
University of Washington
Master's

Education

Seattle Pacific University (English)

University of Washington (Master's)

About Trude

Caring and professional, I would love to help you or your child improve your English or English Language Learning skills for work or school. I have a Master's degree from the University of Washington (UW) in teaching English as a Second Language. I've taught ESL for 30 years in Korea, Taiwan and the US.

I have the most experience tutoring college students, professionals and other adults. Students have learned to understand lectures, give speeches, write research and communicate in the real world. I welcome anyone who is learning English for the first time.

As middle and high school students, you may want writing. That's my favorite subject to teach. Perhaps, you want reading comprehension for school assignments or for enrichment. I teach all language related subjects. Students have said that studying with me "is challenging and fun." Finally, I can prepare you for the TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS or SAT.
Caring and professional, I would love to help you or your child improve your English or English Language Learning skills for work or school. I have a Master's degree from the University of Washington (UW) in teaching English as a Second Language. I've taught ESL for 30 years in Korea, Taiwan and the US.

I have the most experience
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

If you can come to my location in North Seattle/Shoreline, the cost per hour drops to $30 an hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Seattle, WA 98133
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent English Teacher"

- Sang, Seattle, WA on 2/9/16

"Very helpful"

- Daliyah, Seattle, WA on 4/9/16

"Excellent tutor"

- Aisha, Seattle, WA on 7/31/15
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
IELTS,
Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, IELTS,
PSAT, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
IELTS,
TOEFL
History:
American History, Geography, Social Studies, World History
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.

Bible Studies

I attended both a Christian high school and college where BIble was a regular class. I got A's in the class. I have participated in Bible study groups and do it by myself. I taught for 9 years in a Christian college, leading Bible discussions with undergraduate and graduate students.

ESL/ESOL

With a Master's in teaching English as a Second Language and experience leading College Prep classes, I can tutor in all English learning skills and all levels. For 12 years, I tutored business executives at the University of Washington Global Business Center. Currently I work with professional adults, college age, and middle and high school students.

Grammar

I can explain both written and spoken English grammar from very basic to complex. I will provide handouts and/or recommend the best grammar textbook.

IELTS

I have been a private tutor since 1995. During that time, I have taught many students who are seeking admission to graduate school. I teach them how to write the two tasks, providing content suggestions, grammar instruction and templates. For the independent speaking, we practice the topics and the delivery of the ideas. For the integrated listening and speaking and writing tasks I put the skills together. I also give tips for doing better on the test.

Public Speaking

Starting with speech class in high school and valedictorian address and continuing as a guest speaker about work in Korea, I have been a clear communicator. For twelve years as a tutor, I have prepared college students, visiting scholars and visiting executives at the University of Washington.

SAT Reading

I will teach you how to recognize the types of questions, to analyze the reading passage and to learn the required vocabulary. For writing, I would show you how to write the essay and teach you the grammar rules specific to your needs. We can brainstorm ideas for the writing prompts. I've taught SAT prep for 15 years and know many tips.

TOEFL

I've been not only a TOEFL supervisor but also taught classes and tutored students from middle school to adults in the TOEFL for many years. I'm especially strong in the production skills of writing and speaking and know where to focus on the listening and provide common vocabulary.

Writing

I worked at the global Business Center at the University of Washington for 12 years. There I tutored business people from the Pacific Rim countries. Writing is my specialty.

Seattle Pacific University
English
University of Washington
Master's

Education

Seattle Pacific University (English)

University of Washington (Master's)

Excellent English Teacher

Ms. Trude is very professional and very knowledgeable in her teaching style. She customized her approach to suit individual students' needs. In my case, as an adult professional with English as a second language, she is helping me improve my writing skills for business. She is very down to earth and very sincere. Most importantly, she is well prepared for class and knows how to motivate me to

— Sang, Seattle, WA on 2/9/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

If you can come to my location in North Seattle/Shoreline, the cost per hour drops to $30 an hour.

Travel policy

Trude will travel within 10 miles of Seattle, WA 98133.