Vancouver, BC V6T1W4, Canada(View Map)


Celeste is "an excellent teacher who was always well prepared, cogent, and timely. I remembered her as someone who cared deeply about the students and was rigorous in her instruction. Her evaluations for the course were exemplary." Laura Moss, PhD; Chair UBC Canadian Studies Centre; Director, UBC International Canadian Studies Centre.

Celeste "offers a very high level of instruction, while at the same time clearly understanding the students' problems. Students often characterized her as open-minded and helpful beyond the call of duty, while seeing her as a very effective teacher. I saw Celeste as one of my most efficient assistants. She approached every situation with the utmost professionalism, commitment, and care. Her work ethic is impeccable - always on time, organized, and reliable. She was also very pleasant person to work with, helpful, friendly, and supportive in her interactions with others. Overall, she is one of the the best Teaching Assistants I have worked with. She is very mature, committed to the job, and an excellent professional. I recommend her to you in the highest terms." Barbara Dancygier, PhD Professor of English, UBC

Highly educated, approachable, friendly, and conscientious English teacher with over 20 years experience teaching secondary school to university level students. Specializes in academic writing, hermeneutics (the science of interpretation), and rhetorical critical analysis, especially for university requirements.

Description: I offer highly effective strategies for High School students wanting to ace their grade 12 English and get high scores on AP English, SAT, IELTS, LPI, etc. I have also successfully assisted students in the UBC Transition Program, the International Baccalaureate program, and university students with university level English courses and graduate school entrance English requirements.

Education: a private High School education in England, a BA Honours in English, an MA in English, and a Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of British Columbia (UBC).

Experience: I have taught English Literature and academic writing at the University of British Columbia (UBC), academic and business writing at the Sauder School of Business MBA program UBC, and I have taught writing, listening, reading, speaking, and communication skills as an Assistant Professor of English in Japan.

Lessons are tailored and structured for the individual student's requirements and include: grammar, sentence structure, English usage, rhetoric ( the art of persuasion), presentations, research skills, academic writing, business and technical writing, conversation, listening, communication, rhetorical critical analysis, critical reading and thinking.

Conveniently located at UBC where the B-line bus stops at Allison and just minutes from the UBC Bus Loop.

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