- Hourly rate $55
- Response Time 24h
1st lesson is free!
ESL/Test Preparation Instructor with 30+ years experience and training, M.Ed in ESL/English, specializing in integrative learning skills to help you learn faster, smarter, and more effectively.
About the lesson
I use a task-based methodology to focus on practical skills: how to communicate at school, at work, and in an English-speaking community. I teach you how to ask for directions, how to find a place to live, how to take a test, how to study better, how to remember more, how to live, work, and succeed in an English-speaking community.
All lessons are online; I even have my own personal Zoom account, and I include all ebooks and other materials I make with the lessons. To do well in English, you want to learn from the best!
- English reading
- English writing
- All Levels
Born in England, raised in Canada, English is my first language and teaching is my passion. I have a Bachelor and Master's degree in ESL/English. I also have teaching certification and 30 years of teaching experience. I have taught young children PreK to grade 6; middle school, grades 6-9; high school grades 10-12; and young adults and university students.
I specialize in integrative learning skills to help students learn faster, study smarter and be more effective in their studies.
Right now, I teach part-time university ESL and prepare students for language proficiency tests like IELTS and TOEFL. Many of my students reach 90-99 percentiles when applying for top tier schools in North America! I teach my students to be the best they can be!
I participated with Hilda in a course through the YWCA. Job Futures 55. We had 10 weeks to get to know one another and understand each others conversational style. She is a gentle, inquisitive and active listener. Her input and comments were insightful, showing her grasp of the subtleties of the conversation at hand. She is inclusive doubling back, if necessary, to make sure we were all heard and on the same page. Hilda takes the time to weigh her words and expresses herself clearly and concisely. It was clear that she is ideally suited to work in the teaching field. A student working with her would be in very calm, capable and respectful hands!!
As a colleague, I have had the pleasure of working with Hilda during an intensive period of 10 weeks in a professional educational setting and I highly recommend Hilda as an ESL teacher for all levels of learners. She is a determined, organized teacher who is trained to meet the needs of learners at the beginning or advanced levels.
Hilda is an old hand and has had her skills developed and updated as a teacher. She eagerly embraces any opportunity for professional development, which makes her an ideal teacher.
Hilda has a wonderful relationship with people of all ages. Her ability to connect with her students and her talent at teaching simple concepts, as well as more advanced topics, are both truly superior. She also has excellent written and verbal communication skills with both parents and teachers.
Hilda accomplishes all these tasks with great initiative and with a positive attitude.
I recommend Hilda to you without reservation.
As an international ESL student in Canada, I was not doing well in my studies in college, but after studying with Hilda, I made rapid improvement. Because of her, I can now communicate fluently in English. I have also sent my two sons to learn from her. Though they are born in Canada and fluent in English, she has also taught them excellent skills in academic English and language arts, in particular reading and composition. I could not wish for a better teacher for my boys.
I would highly recommend Hilda for a position as an English teacher. Many of her students achieve very high scores in language proficiency tests or admission exams in prestigious schools. She has a proven record of being an extremely dedicated teacher.
I had the pleasure to meet Hilda during a WorkBC training of 10 weeks. Hilda is an overly sweet and knowledgeable person. Her demeanor is very calm, she speaks clearly and succinctly explains her ideas. It is easy to see that she has lots of experience teaching and is truly knowledgeable. I would certainly like to have her as a teacher. Katia Arias
I met Hilda through a group at YWCA. Hilda is kind, thoughtful and expresses herself very well. Hilda was talking about a supplement she used so I contacted her for information on it. Hilda explained the supplement, where to buy it and what it did for her. Needless to say I went and bought some based on the information she generously provided me. Hilda expressed and participated in our group with meaningful conversation based on her work experiences. I personally recommend Hilda and found het trustworthy.
During the pandemic lockdown, I approached Hilda to help set up an ESL program for people in our community. She developed the ESL curriculum for our program and gave me advice on the purchasing of books and how to set up different ESL levels for the students. She provided intensive online instruction to train our teachers most of whom had absolutely no teaching background at all. She set up Google Classroom to post teaching resources for our teachers, in addition to classrooms for the different ESL levels. She also assessed students and placed them on different levels and provided remote instruction on the use of Zoom and Google Classroom for teaching and learning purposes. Then at the request of some teachers, she would assist them in writing lesson plans and observe some of their classes, then provide helpful feedback.
I have known Hilda for many years and know firsthand how passionate she is in teaching. Her students are indeed fortunate to have an instructor who is so dedicated to her work.
Although from totally different work environments, Miss Hilda and I have attended similar furthering environments to improve ourselves and the knowledge of others. I am of French, and of German origin therefore my English can and should always improve.
Hilda has a likable and personable charisma. Should you decide to let her guide you on your own journey she will step in and step up for you, without any limitations.
You can't go wrong with taking her as your learning tutor.
Vic, Vancouver Canada
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- 5 h: $275
- 10 h: $550
- $ 55/h
I offer online classes at much cheaper rates. Contact me to learn about my discount rates to join or create your own group.