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Robert L.

Seattle, WA

$35/hour

Experienced Tutor in ESL and Writing

4.7 average from 133 ratings
He was very helpful.
— Yoshiko, Seattle, WA on 11/19/15

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Boston College
English Literature
Temple University Japan
Master's

Education

Boston College (English Literature)

Temple University Japan (Master's)

About Robert

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I have taught English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) for over twenty years, in language school and university, in Japan and Seattle. I have a master’s degree in TESOL from Temple University Japan.

Recently, I have taught in one-on-one settings in Seattle. My lessons are based on student’s needs, so I consult with them (at no cost) before starting on a program. Recently, I have given instruction in pronunciation, grammar, and composition.

Lessons in pronunciation are structured around practice of sound units in North American English (NAE) and the study of speech features such as linking, intonation and stress. Students should understand that everyone has an accent and that there is no need or possibility to achieve “perfection” in the target language.

In writing instruction, I offer help in organizing material, outlining and writing drafts. Also, we look at word choice, style, and formatting of academic and business English.

Grammar instruction is based on systematic review of the verb system, including tense, mood, voice and aspect.
(Skype lessons okay)
I have taught English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) for over twenty years, in language school and university, in Japan and Seattle. I have a master’s degree in TESOL from Temple University
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Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Seattle, WA 98104
Background Check: Passed

"He was very helpful."

- Yoshiko, Seattle, WA on 11/19/15

"Very professional tutor."

- Yoshi, Seattle, WA on 1/14/14

"Great tutor!"

- Eri, Seattle, WA on 9/26/13
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Writing
Test Preparation:
GRE
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Business:
GRE

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ESL/ESOL

My ESL lessons are based on student needs. In general, my students ask for practice in conversation, grammar, and pronunciation.

My students and I decide the content of the lessons together.

Boston College
English Literature
Temple University Japan
Master's

Education

Boston College (English Literature)

Temple University Japan (Master's)

He was very helpful. — Recorded while I was speaking and we went over my mistakes. I thought it was helpful for what I needed to know. ...

— Yoshiko, Seattle, WA on 11/19/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Travel policy

Robert will travel within 5 miles of Seattle, WA 98104.