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ESL to build vocabulary, improve pronunciation, speak easily, and acquire grammar rules naturally.

I am a teacher/tutor who enjoys working in a wide range of subjects, most often English/ESL, Math [usually Algebra], Economics, and Computer Science. My qualifications include four degrees [Mathematics, Economics, and Computer Science], with associated teaching credentials; TEFL/TESOL certificates; NCLB "Highly Qualified" ratings [5]; and experience teaching in the US, Canada, South Korea, and China.

In general, my teaching is Socratic, with a formal approach to key topics followed by extensive discussion. When teaching subjects other than English, I still stress proper and effective use of English. That means that papers, quizzes, and tests are marked for English [but not graded] as a supplement to the subject markings [graded].

For tutoring, the mechanics are somewhat different, but adapted to the subject. For written English, the focus is on organization, structure, and word choice. For ESL, there is a lot of reading aloud, both for me to assess pronunciation and while explaining vocabulary in context and to let the student's subconscious mind gather grammar rules subconsciously.

I prefer students to come to my location and/or to use the webcam

Jon Cristofer Miller's Practical information

I teach ESL. Lessons are available for the following levels: primary school, junior high / middle school, sophomore, junior, senior, advanced technical certificate, college, adult education, ilr level 0, ilr level 1, ilr level 2, ilr level 3, ilr level 4, ilr level 5, other, beginner, intermediate, advanced

I give lessons in person at my home or a student's home.

I give lessons by webcam.

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Jon Cristofer Miller's Experience

I have been tutoring extensively for the past four years, but teaching much longer. The tutoring sessions are usually one-on-one, but can be up to four or five students. When students have been blocked - e.g., repetitive failures - it is often easy to unblock them by relating the subject to one's surroundings, often in just a few sessions. In other cases, tutoring is a case of providing ongoing supplemental support.

Jon Cristofer Miller's CV

My degrees, credentials, certificates, and ratings cover Mathematics, Social Sciences [Economics, History], Computer Science, English/ESL, Spanish, and Swimming, with experience in all these areas.

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