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Brandon B. | Elance
 
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Brandon B.

Experienced ESL Instructor, Proofer &Translator
   United States
  |   Kansas City, MO
  |  1:27 am Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $16

I am an ESL/ESOL instructor by trade and operate a small languages services company in Kansas City, Missouri that offers services both online and in person to both global and local clients. I also offer translation and proofreading services upon request. Please contact me for a bid.

I have over 14 years f experience in the field of ESL instruction, and am currently working on a master's in ESL curriculum design and instruction. I specialize in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and English for Specific (Professional) Purposes (ESP). I...

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Skills (10)

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Translation German English
German To English Translation Skills Test
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English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

I mainly focus my time and energy on ESL/EFL training. If you are local, I can arrange to meet you in a public area that can accommodate our needs, but also offer many f the same services online via Skype. I offer assistance in writing, proofreading, grammar, reading comprehension, and conversation. I can also work with you on pronunciation, if needed. Generally, the first lesson consists of establish skill level and working with the client to establish both short-term and long-term goals. On Elance, I provide a price per hour. If you lists the number of hours per week, plus the duration, I can adjust my prices accordingly. I offer discounted pricing to university students for ESL/EFL tutoring. Contact me for details.

I offer tutoring in German, as well, and offer a discount to university students for this service. I won't do your homework or write your essays, but will help you learn to do them on your own.

For proofreading, prices are usually calculated on number of words or pages, then I estimate roughly how long the job will take in hours, and I submit a flat fee, or price per hour, if that is what the client asks for. I also proofread academic work for style and formatting issues (mainly MLS and APA, though also have experience with Chicago Style as well). I offer discounted pricing to university students for proofreading services.

For translations, the pay scale really depends on the difficulty and scope of assignment. I generally will offer a bid based on the...

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Employment

Self-Employed
Freelance German and ESL Instructor; Translator
2011 - Present
I primarily work with students who are struggling to maintain or raise their GPA, as well as with adult students interested in regaining skills they have lost through the years. To-date, all of my...
University of Missouri, Kansas City
Undergraduate Student Assistant
2009 - 2010
Assisting with day-to-day operations within the Women’s Center, including receptionist and clerical duties. Wrote weekly blog about women's issues to be published on the Center's website. Worked...
St. Joseph School District, St. Joseph, MO
Substitute Teacher
2005 - 2006
Completion of daily lesson plan, assisting student's learning needs, supervision of students in and out of classroom.
Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe, GmbH
Technical Manual Proofreader & Editor
2004 - 2004
Edited high-priority technical manuals and performed minor translation work when needed. Worked along staff technicians and engineers when document drafting was needed. Minor clerical duties.
Sprachenzentrum der Universität Marburg, Germany
Foreign Language Instructor
2003 - 2004
Foreign language instruction at a university affiliated foreign language institution. Taught basic academic composition to upper-intermediate and advanced level students, and taught a conversation...
Language Service Centre, Giessen, Germany
Translator/Project Assistant/English Instructor
2002 - 2004
Translation of patents, technical documents, and related marketing materials. Edited technical documents. Researched and initiated contact with foreign firms and research institutions for cold-call...

Education

University of Missouri, Kansas City
MA Curriculum & Instruction, emphasis: TESOL
2015 - Present
University of Missouri, Kansas City
Bachelor of Arts - German
2008 - 2011
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Keywords

ESL/ESOL instruction
EFL instruction
TESOL; Proofreading; German-to-English Translation; German tutoring
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