- Hourly rate $20
- Response Time 24h
1st lesson is free!
Write better English with the help of a Malaysian Chinese student based in Canada
- By webcam
About the lesson
My classes are geared towards those who wish to improve their writing skills. Depending on your needs and skill level, lessons can be structured or flexible. The only prerequisite is that you have a working understanding of the spoken language, as classes will be held over Zoom.
I usually begin by assessing the student’s current ability by means of a diagnostic essay. Issues with syntax and grammar will naturally have to be addressed in a structured manner and as early on as possible, but apart from that, my approach is generally to recommend specific courses of action, in the form of modules, and to allow the student to decide on the kind of work they wish to commit to.
The modules that I offer are as follows:
Reading Practice – Read online newspaper articles and submit a short (approx. 200 word) response to a question/prompt in regard to each article – Good for students who are challenged by syntax or who are looking to expand their vocabulary.
Guided Writing Practice – Write up an essay from start to finish with real-time guidance – Suitable for those with limited vocabulary or for those who struggle with grammar.
Independent Writing Practice – Write a take-home essay and submit it for a full markup, complete with brief explanations for mistakes. A session can be arranged for afterwards to discuss the issues in greater detail – Appropriate for students who already have a working knowledge of composition and who are at an intermediate level in terms of grammar and vocabulary.
Assistance As Needed – Ask me for help with your school/university writing assignments as and when you need to.
Beyond these modules, I am open to suggestions from my students as to what works for them.
- Essay writing
- All Levels
I'm a fourth-year international student studying Chemistry at the University of Victoria. I was previously educated in my home country of Malaysia, where English is taught as a second language in schools. Because I was brought up with English as my first language and yet was made to attend a primary school where the medium of instruction was Mandarin Chinese, I can understand the challenges of those who really have to go the extra mile to overcome a language barrier. Using the skillset that I have, I will likewise do the same to help you achieve your goals.
Find out more about me at SerenaChan(dot)net.
- 5 h: $100
- 10 h: $200
- $ 20/h