MatthewMy students have described me as knowledgeable, dedicated, and passionate. I am passionate about teaching and learning and I love interacting with learners. I can help you get motivated and help you see just how enjoyable learning can be. I believe that my skills, passion, and experience make every lesson plan I create fun and interesting, but also highly useful to each student. My enthusiasm and skills shine in my work, which I take very seriously. I have extensive life and work experience. For the last thirteen years I have been working as a private tutor, teacher, and I also co-founded an SF education startup company. I have been having fun and enjoying these things, but mostly enjoying learning from the students. I am very skilled in teaching IELTS, TOEFL, and ESL, as well as academic and essay writing. The subjects I love tutoring the most are U.S. and European history and literature. All of my learning moments in life have impacted me greatly and made me into the tutor I am today. When I am not tutoring, I can be found watching Netflix, reading novels, and watching movies. I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge with others.
Northeastern University - Bachelors, Political Science and Government
AP United States History
AP Comparative Government and Politics
College Level American History
JerryI went to Queens College for my bachelor's degree in sociology. I'm now applying to graduate school for an MBA. I have four years of experience in teaching and tutoring, during which time I've covered AP US history and other subjects as well as test preparation for the ACT, SAT, GMAT, IELTS, and TOEFL. I enjoy tutoring AP US history the best because I enjoy storytelling and the events covered in this course are interesting. I'm always refining my methods and resources to improve the effectiveness of my teaching, because I want my students to succeed. When I see progress in my students, it is very gratifying to me. I like to help students understand concepts fully as opposed to using memorization. When I have free time, I enjoy running, watching movies and TV, listening to music, and sports.
CUNY Queens College - Bachelors, Sociology
GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment
AlenaI have 12 years of experience as an ESL teacher, and I love my work. I believe learning a new language is widely beneficial, and I enjoy taking on the challenge and privilege of helping students along the way. It's very rewarding to see students make progress and communicate in a new language. I have worked with everyone from small children to adults to help them speak, read, write, and listen English. I use a lot of different resources, activities, games to help students learn effectively. I can also help students prepare for exams such as the TOEFL and IELTS. In addition to English language learning, I can also tutor students in Russian. I was born in Russia, and I relish any opportunity to share the Russian culture and language. I believe for students to be successful, I have to be invested in their success and fully understand their needs. In my free time, I like to write blog, cook, study psychology, and take care my family.
CUNY Hunter College - Bachelors, Anthropology/Art History/ Special Honors Curriculum
University of Birmingham, UK - Current Grad Student, TESOL