Debbie C. - Expert Help for Your Tutoring Needs

Cal Tech Debbie C. Tutors California Institute of Technology Students in Pasadena, CA
$75 / hr
Urbana, IL
20 miles Travel Radius
In-person + Online
Hi, my name is Debbie and I'm looking forward to working with you! I have over 25 years experience in teaching many subjects in many settings. I have taught English and ESL at elementary, high school, and college levels. I have worked as a professional proofreader for a publishing firm in Champaign, IL. My areas of special expertise are test preparation for ISAT, PSAT, SSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE, TOEFL, and IELTS tests and proofreading graduate-level medical, biological, legal, and computer scie...
After receiving notice from my department, I was frozen on my chair for a couple of minutes - I couldn't believe that they still require a TOEFL (speaking >=24) for ESL students who had taken undergrad in US mainland. I found Debbie without any hesitation - unlike reading or listening which you have instant feedback after you practice, you eventually will need someone to grade your speaking. She offered a free 15-minute session to discuss about my goal and the plan for tutoring. I swear to god that I would not even get a 20 without her help. The very first lesson came and I demonstrated how bad I was at speaking. It was her patience that encouraged me to speak up more, and I felt more confident than before. For those ESL standardized test, everybody can get a template for speaking/writing from the internet without paying. However, it is more than crucial to have someone that can guide you through these and explain to you what the graders are expecting. By saying that, Debbie will be your top choice as an ESL tutor. After an intense 1-week training, I ended up having a speaking score of 26. I would like to write a whole article showing my gratitude, but they are stuck at my throat when my hands are on the keyboard, just like how I spoke at the first lesson. I wish a "thank you" would be strong and representative enough, and I therefore recommend Debbie to everyone who needs help on TOEFL, IELTS, or more.
- YiCheng R. from Urbana, IL
I have been using Wyzant for a month and I worked with about six tutors and Debbie is the my favorite. She works effectively, points out my strengths and weaknesses directly, charges reasonably, being passionate about my program/essay just like I am. She helped me edit and proofread my application essay and made me feel confident about myself. The edited document was done discreetly and became much better, well-structured and clear. I can tell that she spent time and effort on it. She really wanted to help me get the offer! I once worked with another tutor who charges high. I only met with that tutor for half and hour but that tutor charged me an hour rate because she said she spent another half hour in reading my essay and getting prepared for the class. I was once disappointed with this website and editing service. But Debbie is the one changed my mind. She charged by pages, which is much more reasonable, and provided free brief meeting to communicate with me in order to work efficiently. She is also easy to work well, responds my messages quickly and has a very free schedule, which is very important to me. Overall, I can?t say enough how I appreciate it and how much it means to me. I will definitely meet with Debbie again in the future.
- Yifan S. from Urbana, IL
She was very patient with my wife and took the time to explain the maths in prep for her GED test. My wife feels very confident with what she has learned and is excited to work further with Debbie as she moves ahead in her preparation.
- Syed J. from Champaign, IL
She is very knowleable and focused. She is also very encouraging and patient. I like her as my teacher very much. I would recommend Debbie to all students who want to be taught by an excellent tutor.
- Karolina S. from Mahomet, IL
Debbie is giving me a big help teaching me for the GRE. She always spends time looking for homework that will reach my English level. She is very didactic and educated.
- Cesar F. from Champaign, IL
Today subject was a Grammar (Present Continuous) , Business Writing (Useful Phrases for Emails and Letters) and corrected my pronunciation and conversation. In addition , she gave me some of useful information.
- JI WHAN C. from Urbana, IL
Well prepared each session. Debbi spent her own time preparing for my 13 y/o son's ISEE tutoring sessions. Completely capable of tutoring him for the ISEE. We are having her tutor our daughter for the SSAT we were so satisfied. Our son is much more confident going in to sit for this test. Very good with him and explains everything very well.
- Cinamin M. from Redwood City, CA
Debbie was a huge help when I was looking for a refresher on how to build pivot tables. She walked me through the specific questions I had, and gave me some great workarounds when it became clear that some of my issues were because I was using Excel on a Mac. I highly recommend her if you're looking to learn from an expert who's a great teacher!
- Mandy P. from Chicago, IL
Debbie is a great Tudor she takes time with my daughter and knew exactly where her weaknesses were it took me a long time to find her, I'm glad I did, she is awsome
- Selena B. from Ruther Glen, VA
Debbie has been so helpful meeting with my Grandsons teachers and working with them and making a work plan. Truly appreciate what she has done.
- Melody M. from Mahomet, IL
We went over the analytical reasoning sections of the GRE. She was wonderful at focusing on strategy and helping me prepare in a short time.
- Emily S. from Champaign, IL
I learned some things about Math that I have not known before such as absolute values being about distance and roots I had never understood, but the way she explained it to me, made sense!
- Tracey D. from Mahomet, IL
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