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Alexander
« I met Thomas at DVC. He was in my Biology student-group and offered to help edit my midterm paper with me for grammar. I got an A on the paper and have since hired Thomas as a tutor between semesters to help make my English better! I highly reccomend him! His style is very calm and positive. He has a number of tools to help practice throughout the week. He makes games and reccomends interesting media to observe how English is spoken in different contexts. Thomas has helped me immerse into the bay area as a confident speaker and his tutoring has been priceless for my education here. »
$35/h
1st lesson free!
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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Thomas
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • Oral expression - English
  • Vocabulary - English
  • Business English
  • Accent reduction - English
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • For children
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2

ESL Tutor of 10 years and San Francisco Bay Area native offering English Lessons for new speakers or those who wish to improve their English by reducing their accent, expanding their vocabulary, and f

Methodology

I am an IT professional and undergrad, double-majoring in Biology and English. When I graduate I hope to continue tutoring and teaching and also write textbooks.

My approach to teaching is simple enough for a child to follow but detailed enough that these skills could be used to master a subject.

I tailor each lesson to the individual to insure the best results for everyone. For example, some students do well with frequent quizzes while others are better off with flash cards and only the occasional test. I discuss these options with each student and develop a plan that will evolve over time to provide the best learning experience imaginable.

Background

I have been tutoring in English and Biology for over a decade.
I have taught groups as large as fifteen though I prefer one-on-one or small group lessons.
With my help, dozens of my pupils have gone on to complete Freshman English at the local Diablo Valley College.

Rates

Transportation Fee : $10
Rate for online lessons : $25/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $150
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $300

Details

These rates are for English Second Language speakers. If you are a native English speaker and would like to inquire, my rates vary depending on the level which I have broken down into: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, and Occupational.

I also offer services for single-paper editing and advice on writing essays. If you are a translator with English as your second language I may also assist you in editing your translations to sound more natural.

Lessons offered by Thomas
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • Oral expression - English
  • Vocabulary - English
  • Business English
  • Accent reduction - English
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • For children
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2

Reviews on Thomas
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.

1 recommendation

A
Alexander

I met Thomas at DVC. He was in my Biology student-group and offered to help edit my midterm paper with me for grammar. I got an A on the paper and have since hired Thomas as a tutor between semesters to help make my English better! I highly reccomend him!

His style is very calm and positive. He has a number of tools to help practice throughout the week. He makes games and reccomends interesting media to observe how English is spoken in different contexts.

Thomas has helped me immerse into the bay area as a confident speaker and his tutoring has been priceless for my education here.

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