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English

Price Guide
Elementary $35.00
Secondary $35.00
College / University $35.00
Casual $35.00

ESL

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Elementary $35.00
Secondary $35.00
College / University $35.00
Casual $35.00

Study Skills / Essay Writing

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Secondary $35.00
College / University $35.00
Casual $35.00

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Personal Description:

I am a contract editor with an advanced (Ph.D.) degree and many years of teaching experience, both at the high school and college levels. I am published in several academic journals and continue to pursue research writing in my spare time.

Tutoring Experience:

After graduating from teacher's college in Vancouver, B.C. I taught as an occasional teacher in the public school system, first in Chilliwack, B.C. and later in Toronto, Ontario where I was also enrolled in doctoral studies at the University of Toronto. When I completed my residence requirement, I moved to Saskatchewan where I taught for 5 years at the post-secondary level while completing my dissertation. Since then, I have worked primarily as an editor for companies in Canada and Taiwan. Currently, I am also tutoring English to several international students. I have nine years of tutoring experience, mostly at the high-school level.

Tutoring Approach:

My approach to tutoring varies according to the needs and aspirations of students. Most students whom I have tutored want higher grades in school and they want this immediately. Hence, our tutoring sessions have focused on their school assignments. The result has been that many students have gotten their first "A" in English as a result of one tutoring session, even though their skills have improved only marginally. Obviously, learning how to write and communicate effectively doesn't happen overnight. For that reason, I try to impress upon every student the need to become an avid reader and I provide students with lists of books appropriate to their age and level of ability. I also assign grammar exercises and have worked extensively with students preparing for grade 12 English examinations.

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Native Language: English
Additional Languages: French, Latin
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • University of Toronto (2009) - arts and humanities (Doctorate) (✘ Not On File)
  • McGill University (1999) - arts and humanities (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • Simon Fraser University (1986) - teaching certificate (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
  • Trinity Western University (1986) - English (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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