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Sarah S.

Seattle, WA

$65/hour

Experienced English as a Second Language Instructor

In-person lessons

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Pitzer College
Sociology
Seattle Pacific University
Master's

Education

Pitzer College (Sociology)

Seattle Pacific University (Master's)

About Sarah

I have been teaching English as a Second Language for 25 years at Seattle area community colleges as well as in Japan. I have taught all levels of ESL from non-literate English language learners to high-level academic students. I have taught many different courses over the years from basic reading/writing and speaking/listening courses to more specific courses in improving vocabulary and pronunciation. I can teach all levels of grammar, reading comprehension for all levels of variety of genres, basic writing as well as high level essay writing, and public speaking skills.

I could also help native English speakers with reading and writing. I am a mother of two young children (11 and 7), so I feel comfortable teaching children how to read and write. I would be capable of helping high school students with their reading and writing homework, as well.

I am a Seattle native that lives in Northeast Seattle. I taught in Japan from 1992-1995 and have traveled to many foreign countries over the years. I speak Japanese and can function in Spanish, but I have also studied French and Italian.

My students enjoy my classes because I am fun and engaging, and I have a love of languages and helping people reach their educational goals.


Masters in Teaching English as a Second Language from Seattle Pacific University
25 years teaching experience including almost 20 years at Seattle area community colleges
Expert in all levels of ESL instruction

I am currently teaching at a local community college, but I'm looking to supplement my hours with Wyzant students. Because I have so much experience, I'm asking $65/hour. I can provide homework and show you online resources for practicing English on your own as well. My schedule is flexible, so contact me and see if we can work something out.
I have been teaching English as a Second Language for 25 years at Seattle area community colleges as well as in Japan. I have taught all levels of ESL from non-literate English Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Group (2+ students) lessons are $90/hour, and $85 for each consecutive hour thereafter. I also charge for travel time depending on distance, traffic, parking fees etc.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Seattle, WA 98105
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary

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Pitzer College
Sociology
Seattle Pacific University
Master's

Education

Pitzer College (Sociology)

Seattle Pacific University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group (2+ students) lessons are $90/hour, and $85 for each consecutive hour thereafter. I also charge for travel time depending on distance, traffic, parking fees etc.

Travel policy

Sarah will travel within 10 miles of Seattle, WA 98105.