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3. Helping K-12 and College Level Essay Writers
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Reading and Writing Tutoring, ESL (English as a Second Language) Lessons

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I have been working as a tutor for the last 10 years. I began tutoring when I was a resident of Mexico, living first in the town of San Miguel de Allende where I tutored French and then in Guadalajara where I prepared student clients for the TOEFL exam. Since returning to the United States in 1212, I have been tutoring English with clients reached through WyzAnt, Thumbtack and Bright Bird Tutoring. I am qualified by WyzAnt to tutor ESL and to prepare students for the English parts of the ACT, GED, SAT and TOEFL. I have also worked with clients having problems with all aspects of English Arts in elementary, middle, and high school. I have worked with intermediate and advanced English students needing to improve their business English, conducting extemporaneous English sessions at SAP, San Ramon, California. I have also taught beginning English to a class of junior foremen at the Urban Company in San Rafael. My latest qualification is a certificate as a dyslexia tutor. I have been a reading/writing tutor for the Solano County Literacy Program. I have also worked as a walk-in tutor at both of the Vallejo public libraries. I recently passed the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST). Besides U.S. citizens and residents, I have worked with ESL clients of all ages from China, Japan, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Lithuania, France, Russia, South Sudan, Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Brazil, and Colombia. Some I have worked with in person and some over the Internet using Skype. I hope to hear from you!See more

$38/hour

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$38/hour

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I have been working as a tutor for the last 10 years. I began tutoring when I was a resident of Mexico, living first in the town of San Miguel de Allende where I tutored French and then in Guadalajara where I prepared student clients for the TOEFL exam. Since returning to the United States in 1212, I have been tutoring English with clients reached through WyzAnt, Thumbtack and Bright Bird Tutoring. I am qualified by WyzAnt to tutor ESL and to prepare students for the English parts of the ACT, GED, SAT and TOEFL. I have also worked with clients having problems with all aspects of English Arts in elementary, middle, and high school. I have worked with intermediate and advanced English students needing to improve their business English, conducting extemporaneous English sessions at SAP, San Ramon, California. I have also taught beginning English to a class of junior foremen at the Urban Company in San Rafael. My latest qualification is a certificate as a dyslexia tutor. I have been a reading/writing tutor for the Solano County Literacy Program. I have also worked as a walk-in tutor at both of the Vallejo public libraries. I recently passed the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST). Besides U.S. citizens and residents, I have worked with ESL clients of all ages from China, Japan, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Lithuania, France, Russia, South Sudan, Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Brazil, and Colombia. Some I have worked with in person and some over the Internet using Skype. I hope to hear from you!
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7. Carla Minami
Exceptional 5.0

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Exceptional 5.0

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Reading and Writing Tutoring, ESL (English as a Second Language) Lessons

Offers remote services
  • Serves Livermore, CA

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The simplest response is also the most comprehensive and true: I have NEVER worked with a colleague, in government, academia or business whose qualities of character, intelligence, dedication to principle and to the hard work of excelling in the performance of her immediate duties, capacity to observe and listen, empathy, temperamentally both steady and nimble, and whose broadly applicable interpersonal skills are of reliably higher quality than are those of Carla Minami. My association with her began when my wife, Steffi, then the elected head of the faculty at the German International School Washington DC, introduced me to Carla as a younger teaching colleague, an English teacher of the first rank but also one of a small handful of professionals whose personal values and qualities would mark her as a standout with few peers. That early characterization has been borne out over twelve intervening years. In sometimes stressed academic and political environments I saw Carla navigate challenges that senior diplomats moving within the same professional spaces could not handle as well, certainly not with her dignity, strength, grace and aplomb. One of Carla's most impressive attributes is her ability to articulate ideas, apparent or obscure, with clarity and in the most genial and accessible language. Her command of ideas is one thing, sure, but her easy ability to present them in compelling and immediately accessible English is another - specifically, another level of skill where her articulation and vocabulary never impressed as mere performance but instead wowed as revealing someone authentic, persuasive and approachable. (Of particular delight is Carla's brand of wry humor, indicative of a person sensitive to nuance and subtlety.) In fact, when I broke off a career as a contract speaker on International Affairs to start an IT business, I asked Carla to make time for the company, to help shoulder the responsibilities of oversight, areas where clarity of thought and expression were stand-ins for other critically important attributes, namely intelligence, ethical strength, reliability, fairness, flexibility and good judgement. Steffi (a biology teacher raised and educated in Germany) has observed many times that Carla's skills in German are equally impressive. In a phrase, Carla is nearly peerless as linguist, a teaching professional and a colleague. It has been one of the great joys of my life to have worked alongside Carla. I welcome further inquiry in as much detail as your evaluation of Carla may require. Find me anytime at michaelcolopy@aol.com or mc@octoinsight.comSee more

$60/hour

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$60/hour

estimated cost

The simplest response is also the most comprehensive and true: I have NEVER worked with a colleague, in government, academia or business whose qualities of character, intelligence, dedication to principle and to the hard work of excelling in the performance of her immediate duties, capacity to observe and listen, empathy, temperamentally both steady and nimble, and whose broadly applicable interpersonal skills are of reliably higher quality than are those of Carla Minami. My association with her began when my wife, Steffi, then the elected head of the faculty at the German International School Washington DC, introduced me to Carla as a younger teaching colleague, an English teacher of the first rank but also one of a small handful of professionals whose personal values and qualities would mark her as a standout with few peers. That early characterization has been borne out over twelve intervening years. In sometimes stressed academic and political environments I saw Carla navigate challenges that senior diplomats moving within the same professional spaces could not handle as well, certainly not with her dignity, strength, grace and aplomb. One of Carla's most impressive attributes is her ability to articulate ideas, apparent or obscure, with clarity and in the most genial and accessible language. Her command of ideas is one thing, sure, but her easy ability to present them in compelling and immediately accessible English is another - specifically, another level of skill where her articulation and vocabulary never impressed as mere performance but instead wowed as revealing someone authentic, persuasive and approachable. (Of particular delight is Carla's brand of wry humor, indicative of a person sensitive to nuance and subtlety.) In fact, when I broke off a career as a contract speaker on International Affairs to start an IT business, I asked Carla to make time for the company, to help shoulder the responsibilities of oversight, areas where clarity of thought and expression were stand-ins for other critically important attributes, namely intelligence, ethical strength, reliability, fairness, flexibility and good judgement. Steffi (a biology teacher raised and educated in Germany) has observed many times that Carla's skills in German are equally impressive. In a phrase, Carla is nearly peerless as linguist, a teaching professional and a colleague. It has been one of the great joys of my life to have worked alongside Carla. I welcome further inquiry in as much detail as your evaluation of Carla may require. Find me anytime at michaelcolopy@aol.com or mc@octoinsight.com
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