John K.


John K.

Tutor

San Gabriel, CA 91776

Will travel 17 miles

$64 per hour.

4.92 432 ratings

20+ Years of Experience Teaching English, SAT, TOEFL, ESL, etc.

Hi everyone, and thanks for checking out my profile! If you or a loved one needs instruction in English language or preparation for any standardized test in English, look no farther. I have over 20 years of experience working with students of all ages and all levels of English fluency. Most of my students are high schoolers or adults, but I can work with students of all ages. I focus on both on getting results and identifying and correcting any issues that might be holding a student back ... [more]


American History

Struggling in American History class? Hard to remember all the battles, names, dates, inventions? I can help you review your history material in easy-to-understand discussion. See the larger narrative that has shaped the nation; understand why famous and obscure events still affect us today. I focus on helping you pass your tests, prepare your essays, and keep up with homework. Together, we can get those grades up fast.


Vocabulary

For native speakers and ESL speakers. I offer effective vocabulary techniques that can help you speak English better and more accurately, help you pass your standardized test, improve your reading skills, or give you an edge in business. I can help you determine meaning from context and determine meaning from prefix, suffix, and root. A strong vocabulary makes your writing and speaking much more effective, and helps you get your point across with eloquence.


Grammar

Basic grammar through advanced grammar, for native speakers and ESL students. I offer special techniques for understanding how grammar works, applying grammar properly, and checking your own grammar.


Reading

Reading skills for children and adults, native speakers and ESL students. Depending on the needs of the student, I focus on elementary reading ability, standardized test prep, how to read more efficiently and effectively, and speed reading. I approach reading with the notion that reading can be fun, even if it is part of a test. I am very patient with those just beginning to read, and offer creative techniques for improvement.


Writing

I offer writing lessons to suit every need. We cover structure, organization, essay formats, style, and effective word choice. These skills may be applied to standardized tests, such as TOEFL or SAT. I also offer practical advice and technique for those who would like to write effectively in English in business, correspondence, and even creative writing.


English

All general English skills, including writing, speaking, grammar, vocabulary building, listening, pronunciation, test preparation. For native speakers and ESL students.


GRE

GRE is one of the more difficult standardized tests. It focuses on critical reasoning and expression, which adds another dimension to previous tests you may have taken like TOEFL or IELTS. I can help you analyze the question types and find the answers accurately and efficiently. I am results-oriented, but I also try to help you understand the principles involved so that you have new lifetime skills. Patient and supportive.


Proofreading

Proofreading for test taking, essay writing, and technical writing. Learn the most common mistakes made by writers and how to avoid them. Understand the function and effective use of punctuation. Learn how to analyze a sentence so that errors are easy to spot.


SAT Reading

SAT reading can be challenging for most adults, let alone young people whose vocabularies are still developing. I offer practical ways to analyze written passages, accurately infer meaning, see their structure and organization, and eliminate incorrect answer choices. There are systematic ways to improve SAT reading scores, and my lessons will familiarize you with all of them.


SAT Writing

SAT writing can be confusing for adults, let alone high schoolers who are still developing a familiarity with college level writing. I can help students analyze sentences, avoid errors, apply grammar appropriately, and outline and organize essays efficiently. Writing is crucial for success in college; preparing now can give a student a significant edge when test day arrives.


TOEFL

TOEFL is a specialty of mine. Students will understand how the TOEFL tests work, what TOEFL looks for in the written and speaking sections, how to find answers in the reading section quickly an accurately, and how to use selective note-taking to do well on the listening section. I also focus on time management, and how to avoid common mistakes. I also show you how taking TOEFL can actually be fun, and should not be feared. If you are facing a TOEFL test soon, or just want to improve your overall skills, please don't hesitate to make an appointment.


GMAT

GMAT is one of the more demanding specialized tests. It focuses on critical reasoning and expression. This adds a new dimension to earlier tests you may have taken like SAT or ACT. I can help you quickly analyze questions and understand how to approach them for accuracy and efficiency. I am results-oriented, but I also try to help you understand the principles involved so you have a new set of lifetime skills.


ACT Reading

Over 15 years of experience working with high schoolers of all levels. I teach skills that help students maximize their scores but also can be applied to daily English usage. I simplify the learning process and tailor it to each individual student.


ACT English

Over 15 years of experience working with high schoolers of all levels. I teach skills that help students maximize their scores but also can be applied to daily English usage. I simplify the learning process and tailor it to each individual student.


ESL/ESOL

ESL is my specialty. I have worked with students of all ages, from over 30 different countries, from absolute beginners learning their very first words to advanced students seeking an additional edge. I have a variety of effective and fun techniques that make learning English easier. I tailor my lessons to meet the needs of each individual student. I help students overcome shyness, pronunciation difficulty, and forgetfulness. I am proud of my record of success on two continents with my ESL students.