English Tutoring and Consulting
Hired 1 time
Serves Wayne, PA
12 years in business
Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and punctuality.
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I have an hourly rate for weekly or occasional lessons, and a discounted rate for a series of lessons, to be paid in advance or on an agreed-upon schedule. My rate for tutoring at your place or neighbourhood may be higher than tutoring near me, depending on distance.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have advanced degrees in English and Education and additional qualification courses in English (honours specialist) and ESL (specialist) from the Ontario Ministry of Education. I received on-the-job training in Adult Literacy, and have been a teacher and tutor trainer myself at the University of Toronto and York University and given conference presentations on effective tutoring. For French teaching, the same skill training applies, and my French language proficiency derives from a strong background (school and university) and ongoing study and practice in recent years.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?
I began my teaching career in a literacy tutorial program, and loved working one-on-one and in small groups right from the start. For many years after that, I taught both adolescents and adults in high school classes (English and ESL), offering extra help as part of my job. I loved teaching classes too, but retired early to work independently in my preferred way (tutoring) and in a way that gave me more flexibility in my schedule. In addition to teaching, I have strong editing and writing skills, and many years experience with student essays. I planned, when I left the classroom, to use these skills too as part of my freelance career.