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Verna G.

TESOL Certified Pronunciation/Conversation ESL/ESOL Tutor

TESOL Certified Pronunciation/Conversation ESL/ESOL Tutor

$40/hour

  • 548 hours tutoring

  • Vancouver, WA 98685

About Verna


Bio

Hi I am Verna, I graduated from Portland State University with my TESOL Certification in 2015. I have tutored people of all ages in a variety of topics prior to getting my certification. One of my first tutoring job was with an adult who needed help in study skills, typing papers, computer skills, memorization methods, Human Biology, and chart making skills just to name a few.

I taught pronunciation/conversation English in Korea. I was a volunteer tutor at Clark College in Vancouver WA. I...

Hi I am Verna, I graduated from Portland State University with my TESOL Certification in 2015. I have tutored people of all ages in a variety of topics prior to getting my certification. One of my first tutoring job was with an adult who needed help in study skills, typing papers, computer skills, memorization methods, Human Biology, and chart making skills just to name a few.

I taught pronunciation/conversation English in Korea. I was a volunteer tutor at Clark College in Vancouver WA. I have been tutoring through WyzAnt for about 2 1/2 years. I specialize in pronunciation and conversation. I enjoy teaching and seeing the ah ha moment in the eyes of a student when they finally understand. I help students understand the differences between sounds and the correct technique to make these sounds. I have studied other languages however, from my experience one needs to practice these languages in order to maintain proficiency in speaking these languages.

I encourage anyone looking for a tutor who enjoys helping you succeed to contact me.
If you need group rates ask me...


Education

(Post-Bac) Portland State University
TESOL
University of Phoenix
MBA
1)Pacific Union College
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Rate details: Some additional fees might be added for mileage and/or materials supplied.
  • Tutor’s lessons: Online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Vancouver, WA 98685
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/28/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Drawing,

Drawing

I have a BA in Fine Art with an emphasize in studio art. While most of my tutoring has been in ESL or adult learning of various subjects, drawing and painting are in my heart. Art lends itself to specific hands-on learning which requires the knowledge of the materials being used by both the instructor and the student. Exploring various art techniques challenges the student to enjoy the materials. I would also use the local art galleries and museums as a means to learn from the masters.
Painting

Painting

Three of my oil paintings have won ribbons. I have a BA in Fine Art with an emphasize in studio art. While most of my tutoring has been in ESL or adult learning of various subjects, drawing and painting are in my heart. Art lends itself to specific hands-on learning which requires the knowledge of the materials being used by both the instructor and the student. Exploring various art techniques challenges the student to enjoy the materials. I would also use the local art galleries and museums as a means to learn from the masters.

Business

Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I took the PowerPoint class at Clark College and have used PowerPoint exclusively for presentations for my MBA and classes at PSU.
Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

If I don't know how to do something I know how to figure it out. I have taken classes at the local Jr. College and continue to update my skills on a regular basis. Microsoft is good at moving things when they do a major update so sometimes it is just a matter of knowing where to look for what you want to do or learning the shortcut key strokes.

Computer

Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I took the PowerPoint class at Clark College and have used PowerPoint exclusively for presentations for my MBA and classes at PSU.
Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

If I don't know how to do something I know how to figure it out. I have taken classes at the local Jr. College and continue to update my skills on a regular basis. Microsoft is good at moving things when they do a major update so sometimes it is just a matter of knowing where to look for what you want to do or learning the shortcut key strokes.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught ESL/EFL in Seoul Korea some years back. I volunteer tutor at Clark College in Clark County, Vancouver, WA. I recently finished my TESOL Certificate at Portland State University.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I took the PowerPoint class at Clark College and have used PowerPoint exclusively for presentations for my MBA and classes at PSU.
Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

If I don't know how to do something I know how to figure it out. I have taken classes at the local Jr. College and continue to update my skills on a regular basis. Microsoft is good at moving things when they do a major update so sometimes it is just a matter of knowing where to look for what you want to do or learning the shortcut key strokes.

Elementary Education

Vocabulary

Vocabulary

While teaching ESL pronunciation/conversation I also teach vocabulary. I feel that having a good command of vocabulary words allows a student to feel more comfortable in speaking. Vocabulary building allows a person to not only practice the skills such as speaking/listening and reading/writing, but it also allows a person the ability to master the language at a more advanced level. This is my goal as I teach and/or tutor.

English

English,

English

I have taught English as a second language living abroad and continue to volunteer at Clark College in their ESL program. I hold a BA in Fine Arts, an MBA, and a TESOL Certificate.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught ESL/EFL in Seoul Korea some years back. I volunteer tutor at Clark College in Clark County, Vancouver, WA. I recently finished my TESOL Certificate at Portland State University.
IELTS,

IELTS

As part of my TESOL Certification program through Portland State University, I tutored IELP students preparing for the IELTS. I am resourceful in gathering learning materials targeting the IELTS. My ongoing goal in teaching ESL/ESOL is to become certified in IELTS as I feel it will open additional doors to teach abroad.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I hold a TESOL Certificate from Portland State University. While obtaining my certification I tutored students both for the TOEFL and the IELTS exams. My students I volunteer tutor at Clark College are studying for their citizenship to the USA or for one of these exams.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

While teaching ESL pronunciation/conversation I also teach vocabulary. I feel that having a good command of vocabulary words allows a student to feel more comfortable in speaking. Vocabulary building allows a person to not only practice the skills such as speaking/listening and reading/writing, but it also allows a person the ability to master the language at a more advanced level. This is my goal as I teach and/or tutor.

History

Bible Studies

Bible Studies

While teaching in English in Korea, I also taught various Bible classes and taught Bible lessons to students wishing to learn about the Bible. Some of the themes which I chose where the Life of Christ, Biblical Beginning, How to Know Christ, and Bible Stories from the Old Testament. I value the time spent reading my Bible and find the Psalms a great comfort.

Homeschool

English,

English

I have taught English as a second language living abroad and continue to volunteer at Clark College in their ESL program. I hold a BA in Fine Arts, an MBA, and a TESOL Certificate.
ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I taught ESL/EFL in Seoul Korea some years back. I volunteer tutor at Clark College in Clark County, Vancouver, WA. I recently finished my TESOL Certificate at Portland State University.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught ESL/EFL in Seoul Korea some years back. I volunteer tutor at Clark College in Clark County, Vancouver, WA. I recently finished my TESOL Certificate at Portland State University.
IELTS,

IELTS

As part of my TESOL Certification program through Portland State University, I tutored IELP students preparing for the IELTS. I am resourceful in gathering learning materials targeting the IELTS. My ongoing goal in teaching ESL/ESOL is to become certified in IELTS as I feel it will open additional doors to teach abroad.
TOEFL

TOEFL

I hold a TESOL Certificate from Portland State University. While obtaining my certification I tutored students both for the TOEFL and the IELTS exams. My students I volunteer tutor at Clark College are studying for their citizenship to the USA or for one of these exams.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have taught English as a second language living abroad and continue to volunteer at Clark College in their ESL program. I hold a BA in Fine Arts, an MBA, and a TESOL Certificate.
ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I taught ESL/EFL in Seoul Korea some years back. I volunteer tutor at Clark College in Clark County, Vancouver, WA. I recently finished my TESOL Certificate at Portland State University.

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

While teaching in English in Korea, I also taught various Bible classes and taught Bible lessons to students wishing to learn about the Bible. Some of the themes which I chose where the Life of Christ, Biblical Beginning, How to Know Christ, and Bible Stories from the Old Testament. I value the time spent reading my Bible and find the Psalms a great comfort.
ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I taught ESL/EFL in Seoul Korea some years back. I volunteer tutor at Clark College in Clark County, Vancouver, WA. I recently finished my TESOL Certificate at Portland State University.

Summer

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I taught ESL/EFL in Seoul Korea some years back. I volunteer tutor at Clark College in Clark County, Vancouver, WA. I recently finished my TESOL Certificate at Portland State University.

Test Preparation

IELTS,

IELTS

As part of my TESOL Certification program through Portland State University, I tutored IELP students preparing for the IELTS. I am resourceful in gathering learning materials targeting the IELTS. My ongoing goal in teaching ESL/ESOL is to become certified in IELTS as I feel it will open additional doors to teach abroad.
TOEFL

TOEFL

I hold a TESOL Certificate from Portland State University. While obtaining my certification I tutored students both for the TOEFL and the IELTS exams. My students I volunteer tutor at Clark College are studying for their citizenship to the USA or for one of these exams.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (87 ratings)
5 star
(75)
4 star
(9)
3 star
(3)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(0)

Reviews


friendly, patient and prepared

I am very excited to see the progress my brother in law will make with Verna she came very prepared for the first session and knew exactly which direction to proceed in going forward and which areas to tackle first.

Maria, 8 lessons with Verna

Great job

Verna does a great job , specifics and details are important , verna takes the time necessary to find the trouble spots then works with focus and with determination to instill new habits

Al, 18 lessons with Verna

Definitely recommend this tutor!

I am having Verna tutoring for my 21 year old nephew, who is visiting here for 3 weeks from Japan. He was so nervous at the beginning but he immediately felt very comfortable with her. My nephew said that she definitely knows how to teach English for non-native speakers like him. He said that she is a very enthusiastic and fun teacher. He also said that he wished that he had been able to learn English from someone like her when he was much younger... Being a non-native English speaker myself, I understand what he means, and I am happy that he got a teacher like Verna. She is on time and she is always very polite. I definitely recommend her.

Makiko, 8 lessons with Verna

Very adaptable pertaining to the needs of her student!

I randomly selected Verna as a tutor for my wife based upon several responses to my request. My wife is Thai and has been in the U.S. for 3 years. She can read and write english however her comprehension of complex sentences and words is deficient. She had limited exposure to the American education system and was now attempting to enter higher education. She had previously taken a college entrance exam and failed, needing 15 correct answers, only being able to successfully answer 8 questions within the limited allowed time frame of 12 minutes. Therefore, I sought out help in the form of a tutor, via Wyzant. Verna had less than two weeks to help my wife successfully pass this entrance test. She meet with her 4 times for a total of about 12 hours. I found that Verna quickly assessed my wife's skills and needs, adapted her teaching style to best utilize my wife's needs and successfully helped her to comprehend and pass the entrance test. So much so, that my wife was able to correctly answer 21 questions within the allotted time frame. I was very happy with her tutor style and the successful results.

Dave, 3 lessons with Verna

Highly Recommendable ESL Tutor

Verna has been tutoring my daughter for ESL over a month by now. She has always been well prepared, punctual, and responsive for the tutoring needs. I highly recommend Verna for those who seeks an ESL tutor.

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Verna G.

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