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James O.

Yacolt, WA

$45/hour

Proofreading English

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Iowa State University Ames Iowa
BS
Graduate Coursework

Education

Iowa State University Ames Iowa

BS (Graduate Coursework)

About James

I'm a retired self-employed man with a degree in psychology....retired from operating a Montessori preschool, running a photography business, and operating a newspaper agency. Now I cut and split wood, work on helping my wife publish her blog about China, and look for ways to stay active mentally and physically.

I'm well-read, always learning, and have just returned from a year of teaching English, with my wife, in China. Both my wife and I are avid travelers, having been to Africa, Russia and Uzbekistan, Greece, Peru and across to Brazil by motorcycle, hiked half of the Appalachian Trail, and motorcycled twice across the USA.

I plan for this to be mostly, if not entirely, an internet interaction, but will, at need, see students in person, if this is desired.
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Yacolt, WA 98675
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1
Science:
Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, TOEFL,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GED, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary

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Desktop Publishing

Using Blurb publishing software, I've designed several hundred pages to publish our blog about teaching in China. This involves taking the photos originally, writing the content for the blog, and putting together all the pages into an attractive and usable format.

ESL/ESOL

We (my wife and I) spent a year teaching English in China at the high school level. We gave lessons from the Chinese English workbook, and designed our own lessons to try to make learning the language more fun.

We still maintain contact with nearly 50 of our students from Chongqing.

Photography

I spent 15 years as a family/child/wedding/senior photographer, and have been an avid travel photographer for the past 10 years. I have a thorough understanding of camera and photography basics.

TOEFL

Besides a BS in psychology, I spent one year 2010-11 school year) teaching English in China at No. 8 Middle School in Chongqing, which as actually a Middle/High School. My classes were first year senior school.

Iowa State University Ames Iowa
BS
Graduate Coursework

Education

Iowa State University Ames Iowa

BS (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

James will travel within 25 miles of Yacolt, WA 98675.