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Mr. Fred F.

specializes in Experienced teacher of Writing and English as a Second Language. · male

"From 2005 to 2019 I lived mostly in China. I really enjoyed my opportunities to teach English to university students. Many of my students were very smart science majors, and needed to know how they could communicate their research effectively in English. It was my job to help them succeed in doing this. Often they would share their impressive research papers, which I would edit to make sure the English more...

"From 2005 to 2019 I lived mostly in China. I really enjoyed my opportunities to teach English to university students. Many of my students were very smart science majors, and needed to know how they could communicate their research effectively in English. It was my job to help them succeed in doing this. Often they would share their impressive research papers, which I would edit to make sure the English grammar and sentence structure were acceptable for publication. I especially loved seeing them put together presentations of their research following an accepted international style.

I think language learning should be enjoyable. Language is a means of expression. A person can express who they are through language. It is a means to an end, not an end in itself. It is important to have a relationship with the person being taught or tutored. The times in China when students would come to my home for "open house" were times when they could relax and speak informally, without much grammar correction. They could speak on subjects interesting to them, and use English as the tool for self-expression that it is, because they know me and know that I care about them.

I have about three years experience teaching ESL in three community colleges in New Jersey and one in Delaware, in addition to my teaching experience in a large classroom setting in China. I hold a Masters in Education from the University of Delaware. My background is in teaching college-age students and adults.

If you are interested in improving your English and see it as a means of self-expression, I would be delighted to meet you and sit down for a free consultation. Then if you think you want to pursue tutoring with me, we can arrange times and locations." less...

Details

fee: $30 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 30 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

Contact

website: on file

Education and Qualifications

certified: Fred F. is a certified tutor

(B.S.) Penn State University, Meteorology

College of Education, The University of Delaware, MEd

Alliance Theological Seminary, Masters

Smyrna, DE 19977

Subjects Tutored

Grammar - Writing - ESL/ESOL - TOEFL