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2 years in business

About this pro

I grew up in a bilingual household and I have studied several languages over the past 25 years. I have also taught English learners of all ages for almost 10 years. These experiences have given me a multi-faceted understanding of how people acquire, process, and retain language. I also enjoy learning languages myself; there's nothing quite like the feeling of being able to communicate with someone in a language that isn't your own. I love helping people experience that as well. The triumphant smile on a student's face when they start being able to speak in full, coherent sentences in a new language is something I love witnessing. If this sounds like something you want for yourself, I am here to help you get there!

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Oakland, CA 94619
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  • Siyoung Choi

    Carolyn is very kind and professional about her classes. also , enthusiastic! before i met her I can tell my english was sucks! however, after met her everything is changed.. she knows how to teach people and what they need it i can tell her the best teacher! I extremly recommend her!


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First I like to learn what their previous experiences (successes and challenges) have been with the language, and what they feel is the best way for them to learn. From there, I create personalized lessons based on what they want to learn and what their purposes are for learning the language.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am a credentialed teacher and currently teach in a high school in Oakland working exclusively with students who are English learners, so every single day I am helping students acquire more langauge.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Pricing varies based on number of students and length of lessons.

How did you get started teaching?

My first teaching job was in South Korea teaching English to elementary, middle, and high school students. I also did private lessons with adults while there for over three years.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students of all ages, skill levels, and abilities. From elementary school children to adults, from children with ADHD to illiterate teenagers to business executives. You name it, I've seen it all.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Think about the following things:

1. What do you want to be able to do with the language skills you acquire?  (Order food in a restaurant? Travel to a country where the language is spoken and have authentic experiences? Communicate with a family member or acquaintance who doesn't speak any other language?)

2. What general learning methods and strategies have worked for you in the past and how can you capitalize on those to help you learn a new language?

3. How much time can you realistically dedicate to language learning? This is a skill which takes time, effort, and patience. You will get out of it what you put into it, but the reward will be great.