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Matthew H.

Matthew H.

4.7(40)
I have taught over twenty students from kindergarten through college graduates and foreign students all language arts skills including vocabulary, spelling, reading comprehension, writing, sentence structure, subject-verb agreement, etc. Let me show you how successful you or your child can be!
$1$60
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Tom S.

Tom S.

4.9(39)
Course Description Are you interested in building your vocabulary? Do you feel that your writing or your speaking vocabulary is below average? The purpose of "Vocabulary Building" is to beef up your everyday vocabulary with words that you could use in everyday conversation. A strong vocabulary will not only give you the tools to say and write exactly what you mean it can also help you on a job interview, communicate better with a doctor or your lawyer and certainly help you with school work. A good vocabulary makes you sound smarter, feel more assured and practically guarantees you'll be a better writer and speaker. The purpose of this vocabulary class is to beef up your everyday vocabulary with words that you could use in everyday conversation. The larger our vocabularies the more clearly we can communicate with others and understand what others are trying to communicate to us. This course will introduce some simple ways to learn new vocabulary words by practicing reading in context, by writing sentences using the words and by doing practice exercises and quizzes. The class is not a beginning or advanced vocabulary course. It's that "in between" course where so many people's vocabulary skills fit. So if you're interested in expanding your vocabulary skills in a self-paced, no stress format where an instructor actually reviews and corrects your sentence writing, why not give it a try? Enrich your life by enriching your vocabulary. Communication is how we use words to interact with each other. In order to become a successful communicator and to get ahead in life, you probably need to improve your vocabulary to sound composed and professional. Having the proper vocabulary makes you sound smarter and feel more assured, because the ability to say exactly what you mean, using and pronouncing essential words correctly, gives you power and status. Most people don't want to think about memorizing boring vocabulary lists; and how are you supposed to remember 1,000 words in alphabetical order? And don't we all hate the idea of flash cards? How can anyone guess the words you most need to know? That would really be impossible. The words in this course are the kind of words that upper-middle school and high school teachers incorrectly assume that students already know. They are not too hard, not too easy. This online course will tackle "learning new words" a little differently. We'll be working on some "essential" words (this is not an advanced vocabulary course). The words will not be obscure. They will be words you'll hear or read daily and are expected to know the meaning of, and to use in your everyday conversation. They'll be words you're slightly familiar with, but can't quite use in everyday conversation. You can figure them out in "context," but on a test without other cues, you might draw a blank. Experts agree that you don't really acquire a word until you come across it three times. This is a "self-help" course. You can help yourself strengthen and expand your word knowledge. The words you will learn are essential in that they are known and used regularly by educated people. You will find that words like squander, rehabilitate, blunder, and obesity will turn up in the newspapers, magazines, and books you read, on television, in the movies, and in the conversations of the people you meet daily. This self-paced course should not be stressful, but a fun and easy way to improve your vocabulary. Learning takes time. Remember that an improved vocabulary only begins with the acquisition of a single new word. Our worth is often measured by our words. The richer your vocabulary is, the richer your opportunities will be. Are you worried that your vocabulary just doesn't measure up? Is boosting your word power a top priority? Making an effort to improve your vocabulary can pay off in a number of important ways: Strengthening your writing skills Improving your public speaking presence You’ll sound smarter Your confidence will soar Your horizons will be broadened If you feel that your current vocabulary is below par, and want to strengthen your communication skills and impact, then this self-paced, self-contained course is right up your alley. As long as you have a middle to high school reading level and an earnest desire and commitment to learn, by the time you complete this course, you'll have a broader vocabulary and greater confidence in your written and verbal skills. Across a total of ten comprehensive lessons (complete with links, resources and other reading materials) you'll add nearly 200 new words to your working vocabulary. More than that, though, you’ll be provided with a simple and effective way to add even more words by learning the essentials of reading in context. Never again will you have to be held down by the limitations of a stunted vocabulary. Best of all, because enrollment is open 24/7, there's no reason to keep putting things off. Register today to improve your life by enriching your vocabulary. Looking for a competitive edge in your next job interview? Do you wish you could "hold your own" in discussions and debates amongst experts like doctors, lawyers and big business executives? Have you ever humiliated yourself at dinner parties or other social settings by using a word incorrectly or pronouncing it wrong? Are you concerned that your working vocabulary is below par, or that it’s blocking your from taking your life and career to the next level? If you answered yes to any (or all) of these questions, then Instructor Cathleen Glenn’s course on constructing a better, broader, everyday vocabulary will be a perfect fit for your situation--no matter how hopeless you feel that situation may be! Before you can enroll, there are two pre-requisites that must first be met: A middle to high school reading level (with a real comfort with the English language) Access to a hard copy dictionary and thesaurus (You don't even have to buy one--you can check them out from your local library) In the end, your results are five-fold: To learn nearly 200 new words or phrases To unearth the secret of reading in context To know and use the words both in general conversation and in written sentences To establish a pattern of memorizing any new words you’ll come across Increasing your confidence and comfort level when using new words for the first few times Over the course of an introduction and 10 self-paced, self-contained lessons: Lesson 1: Read, Read & Read Lesson 2: Synonyms Lesson 3: Synonyms continued Lesson 4: Homonyms, Homophones & Homographs Lesson 5: Words of Foreign Origin Lesson 6: Misleading Words Lesson 7: Power Words Lesson 8: Knowing Antonyms Lesson 9: Verbal Analogies Lesson 10: More Vocabulary Building Exercises The lessons include assignments, quizzes and class forum participation that earn points towards your final average grade. Lessons must be completed sequentially. You can’t access Lessons 2 & 3 until you’ve first finished your coursework for Lesson 1. If you encounter questions or areas that leave you confused, you can contact your instructor directly at any time by using the Class Email Forum under the Communications tab in the main classroom area. Within three or four days, her response will show up in your own email in-box. Buffing up your vocabulary can be rewarding in many ways... You can gain respect in your social circle You’ll encourage your intellectual development You’ll develop your personality You’ll increase your skill at influencing people You’ll enjoy clearer thinking and reading And it can help your put your career on the fast-track! Unlike many classes, Vocabulary Building doesn't require that you wait around twiddling your thumbs, waiting for enrollment to open. Instead of wasting time, you have the freedom to register today--right now even! If you're sick and tired of feeling foolish, then the smart thing to do is to do something about. Now that you're all out of excuses, what are you waiting for? Sign up now!
$1$45
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Nick P.

Nick P.

4.9(40)
Whether you have a vocabulary test, are preparing for the SATs, or just want to strengthen your vocabulary in general, I can sit down with you and help you to build an strengthen your vocabulary. There are many ways to build vocabulary that can be incorporated into your already existing work ethic that will allow you to use the time you already spend reading or completing assignments to also greatly strengthen and expand your vocabulary. In working with me, you will learn active ways to memorize and reinforce specific words, as well as more passive strategies that can be implemented into the time you already spend on your work or just reading in general. After a few sessions with me you will have the know-how to begin building an impressive and advantageous vocabulary.
$1$60
/30 mins
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Benjamin K.

Benjamin K.

4.9(149)
I have worked as a tutor for several years and taught a variety of subjects. My main goal is to equip every student with tools they need to be successful. I care more about comprehension and learning, than grades. I work with each student individual to develop a personalized plan of organization, motivation, and accountability.
$1$30
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Katrina Z.

Katrina Z.

4.9(30)
I've been teaching the subject for 9+ years and my students have gone on to significantly improve their vocabulary. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you! Coming from a background of online education and homeschooling as well as attending an Ivy League university, I am extremely capable of not only helping you reach your goals, but pushing you further in accomplishing amazing achievements! Learn from the comfort of your own home – I have expertise in online education software (so no more Zoom fatigue!) Learn new words today by working one-on-one with a knowledgeable and warm tutor who puts YOU first!
$1$30
/30 mins
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Sara G

Sara G

5(52)
I have my MA in teaching English as a second language and have studied a number of foreign languages myself. Both experiences have helped me develop a deep understanding of the mechanics of the English language and how to teach it to others. When it comes to vocabulary, I can work with you to learn English words for specific purposes (business, medicine, etc...) or in general as well as provide you with the knowledge to expand your vocabulary on your own. IF A TIME IS NOT LISTED AS AVAILABLE, PLEASE SEND ME A MESSAGE. I CAN PROBABLY ACCOMMODATE YOU :)
$1$30
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Zelda S.

Zelda S.

4.9(52)
Fun. No boring lessons. Period. As an author, writer, communicator and professional coach, Zelda Sheldon teaches and coaches all levels, all ages, all walks of life. There are many reasons why people want to learn vocabulary. Some want to get better grades at school; some want to write more impactful papers and essays at college, some want to communicate more powerfully at work and in life, and others just want to express themselves more clearly. Zelda's lessons are interactive and fun so the learning is more enjoyable. Which is so important. Because when the learning is enjoyable, the student can experience easier learning, greater understanding and faster progress. I could go on and on, but here I'll share some of my favorite quotes about learning that align with my teaching philosophy: “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” ― Henry Ford “Learning never exhausts the mind.”― Leonardo da Vinci “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.”― Albert Einstein “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ― Dr. Seuss Let's connect, let's have fun, let's learn, let's go places. I look forward to hearing from you.
$1$60
/28 mins
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Haley Shea B.

Haley Shea B.

4.6(19)
Want to spruce up your speech and wrangle some wonderful words into your writing? This course will introduce some simple ways to learn new vocabulary words by practicing reading in context, by writing sentences using the words and by completing practice exercises and quizzes.
$1$25
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