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Torben B.

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"For me there are few things more rewarding than learning something new. The feeling of accomplishment that you get from truly understanding a new concept, especially a difficult one, is second only to helping someone else learn. Helping others realize their goals and acquire a new appreciation and understanding of concepts they've struggled with is one of the most rewarding things I've more...

"For me there are few things more rewarding than learning something new. The feeling of accomplishment that you get from truly understanding a new concept, especially a difficult one, is second only to helping someone else learn. Helping others realize their goals and acquire a new appreciation and understanding of concepts they've struggled with is one of the most rewarding things I've experienced.

While studying English at Western Washington University I gained a special appreciation of how constructive feedback can transform a piece of writing from bland and ineffective to something moving and engaging. My time at Western taught me that great writing isn't about using a bunch of fancy words that you find in the thesaurus. Great writing is about thinking critically and making a point. My experience editing my peers work and volunteering to edit and review submissions to the school's literary journal taught me how to work with my peers to help them achieve their highest quality of writing.

As an ESL teacher I have experience planning lessons for students of many different backgrounds. I have also seen the difference a good teacher can make in someone's life and this has pushed me to always strive to be a better teacher. With experience at every level of English, from teaching beginners the basics or teaching grammar to advanced students to editing University level essays, I have an intimate understanding of the English language and more importantly what it takes to learn and perfect its use.

Whether for essay writing help or ESL lessons you can trust that I will work hard to help you develop a strong and lasting understanding of the concepts that you're struggling with.

English, Creative Writing B.A. from Western Washington University

Experience as a Web Content Writer and Editor

Volunteer Peer Review for WWU Literary Journal

CELTA Certified ESL Instructor

Please feel free to email me with any questions. I look forward to teaching and learning with you." less...

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fee: $40 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 20 miles
meeting type: in-person (not online)

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Education and Qualifications

certified: Torben B. is a certified tutor

Western Washington University, Creative Writing

Seattle, WA 98122

Subjects Tutored

Vocabulary - Writing - English - ESL/ESOL - Proofreading