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Evan tutors in Portland, OR

Evan S.

Private tutor in Portland, OR

Education

Portland State University - BA, Communication

Experience

I attended Portland State University, where I earned my BA in Communication. Since then, I have resided in Guangzhou, China, where I teach English to Chinese students. In addition to teaching, I have a great love of art, especially music. I've had the opportunity to teach guitar and music theory for a number of years, both in private lessons and through the city of Portland. I also have a passion for sports, and have taught them in various roles. Basically, I have a strong appreciation for learning, and a strong dedication to teaching. I am able to teach and tutor for ESL students who originally speak Spanish or Mandarin. When I am teaching or tutoring, I tend to be patient and flexible. Each learner feels comfortable with a certain way of learning, and my first goal in any teaching situation, especially private tutoring, is to discover that with them, and then learn their interests and strengths, so I can customize lessons that take advantage of these things, to keep them engaged during their lessons. I encourage my students to ask as many questions as they need to in order to understand what they are learning. Outside of teaching, I enjoy hiking, traveling, drawing, and writing.

Availability

Weekdays at any time, Weekends at any time

Can Meet

Up to 30 minutes away at my regular hourly rate

Hobbies

Music, sports, hiking, traveling, writing, drawing, video games, and technology.

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