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Elizabeth White

I am an English Tutor operating out of Silicon Valley, CA. I am native to the Bay Area and grew up on the Peninsula. I graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2009 with my B.A. in English. I tutor both non-native English speakers who wish to improve their mastery of the language, and High School/College students who would like assistance with reading comprehension and essay writing skills. I have been testing the waters, so to speak, since January 2010 and have found that I thoroughly enjoy this line of work. I take pride in creating a fun, stress-free environment in which students aren't afraid to learn. Over coffee (or the beverage of your choice) we study topics such as grammar, literature, and idiomatic phrases. I have also been known to provide information about the area to recent residents such as how to get a library card, what the Department of Motor Vehicles is like, etc.

I have found that my personal experiences in foreign countries are comforting to my foreign-born clients. Over the last couple years I have been to France on multiple occasions with a very limited grasp of the language. Believe me when I say I know how humiliating and frustrating it can be trying to communicate in a foreign tongue. It is my goal to make that transition as painless as I possibly can for my English as a second language students.

As for my High School and College students, they give me a wonderful excuse to really delve into the world of literature. I am a voracious reader, and my admiration for the complexities of meaning that authors create with the written word is what led me to study English as my major. It is my life's aspiration to follow in the huge footsteps of writers such as James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, and John Steinbeck, authors who have painted fully fleshed characters that are unforgettable and with me always. U.C. Berkeley has provided me with the tools to head in that direction, and I look forward to sharing the tricks and lessons I have l

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English Tutor (ESL and Reading Comprehension) Mountain View, CA
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English Tutor (ESL and Reading Comprehension)

Category: Language / Translation
Would you like help learning how to follow cocktail party conversations? Reading newspapers? Or following dialogue in movies?

Unfortunately, traditional English language classes are only designed to teach the basics. So, while you may be able to communicate with others, you may not be able to fully be yourself with English speakers.

I would like to help you change that in a relaxed scenario in which you can ask questions and receive instruction without the pressure of judgment. I find this process to be a lot of fun and look forward to meeting you.

I am a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley where I majored in English. I have been tutoring English since January 2010, and I love it. Please contact me to schedule a free 30 minute consultation during which we can discuss how I might be able to help you.

My current rate is $35.00 per hour. I am able to keep my rate low as a private tutor by eliminating as many overhead expenses as possible. By doing so, I am able to pass the savings on to you, something large tutoring companies are not able to do.

For more information, please visit my website at
Relevant Education / Credentials
U.C. Berkeley degree in English Literature, experience tutoring adults from Germany, Iran, Korea, Japan, the Philippines, and China
Years Experience: 1