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Sebastian
« Perfect! You can sense that Ms. Del is an experienced teacher. The classes... More »
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Sebastian
« Perfect! You can sense that Ms. Del is an experienced teacher. The classes move informatively and organically without a ridged structure. I am looking forward to learning Tagalog this way. Many thanks. »
$28/h
1st lesson free!
Profile and Qualifications Verified
Response Time 5h
Lesson formats available..
  • One-to-one
Lessons can be held..
Subjects taught
  • Tagalog
Levels
  • Early childhood education
  • Primary School
  • Early High School
  • Year 10
  • Adult
  • TAFE
  • Diploma/Certificate
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Kids

Filipino-Canadian experienced teacher gives ONLINE Tagalog lessons in Oshawa and Whitby.

Methodology

My teaching methods are quite flexible. I largely depend on the first 30 minutes of my interaction with my students through diagnostic testing and free oral expression. The personal preference on topics and focus of lessons is combined with an age-appropriate planned lesson to quantify the progress of the learning experience on a day-to-day basis. I always check with my students if they are happy with the flow of lessons. It can be several topics like vocabulary building with visual aids, sentence construction to practice usage, grammar, pronunciation, etc. I use different teaching methodologies based on which works best with every student. If they want to learn more, or would like to expound on something else, there is no limit on what can be learned and discussed within the study time paid for.

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Delia is one of our best tutors. They have a high-quality profile, verified qualifications, a quick response time, and great reviews from students!

Background

I am a bilingual (English and Tagalog) Filipino-Canadian with more than 20 years experience teaching and tutoring students of all ages. I graduated with a degree in Psychology which makes it easier for me to understand the individual needs of the learner, especially when it comes to learning Tagalog as a second language. Lessons are customized according to the ability and preference of my student, thereby enabling them to speak and write in Tagalog.

Mutual respect and privacy is of utmost importance so I can make a positive difference in my students' learning experience.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $28/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $129
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $247

Details

One hour lesson ONLINE with webcam is $26.00.
The package of 5 hours will cost $120.00.
The package of 10 hours will cost $230.00.

One hour lesson at the student's house is $26 PLUS $15 transportation allowance.
The package of 5 hours will cost $195.00.
The package of 10 hours will cost $375.00.

CANCELLATION at least 24 hours before the lesson is ACCEPTABLE without fee.
CANCELLATION at least 2 hours before the lesson will be charged 50%.
CANCELLATION without notification will be charged 100%.

*** Due to the pandemic coronavirus, I am not offering lessons in person (whether at my house or at a student's house) for the time being.

Lesson formats available..
One-to-one
Lessons can be held..
at their place
at your place
Subjects taught
  • Tagalog
Levels
  • Early childhood education
  • Primary School
  • Early High School
  • Year 10
  • Adult
  • TAFE
  • Diploma/Certificate
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Kids

Delia's CV

My name is DELIA. You can call me MS. DEL. I am eager to teach non-Filipinos (and even half-Filipinos who are not too familiar with the language) how to speak and understand TAGALOG, the native language in the Philippines. Since I teach students ages 3 to 60+ with different educational backgrounds, we will start with an icebreaker lesson intended to determine at which level we will begin. The diagnostic testing will help assess the lessons appropriate for your learning needs and purpose.

I use different teaching strategies, like free oral expression, to start with. Discussion with the help of visual aids like pictures and videos encourages the learner to ask questions. We can learn many different things within an hour of the lesson.

19 reviews on Delia
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
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Sebastian

Perfect! You can sense that Ms. Del is an experienced teacher. The classes move informatively and organically without a ridged structure. I am looking forward to learning Tagalog this way. Many thanks.

Delia's response

Sebastian shows great enthusiasm to learn Tagalog, the Filipino language. He is quick to learn and eager to do more. With constant practice in speaking and interaction, Sebastian will very well be able to use Tagalog in daily life conversation.

18 recommendations

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Marizel

Miss Del is one my son's teacher when he was in grade school. She is very friendly , smart , accommodating, and she uses different techniques in teaching the kids..She has group of students that she handles well during those times ....I recommend her to Superprof members because she does her work professionally and she's really good in teaching English Grammar and personality development....She'll be an asset to your group.

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Cher

I have known Teacher Del for more than 20 years. She was my English and Math tutor during my elementary days. She taught me easy to understand methods in Math to help me cope up with my assignments.

She also taught me English (which is not my first language) and it helped me a lot to be confident in day-to-day conversations. I never told her this, but in college, I actually got a perfect grade in Speech 101 and this is all thanks to her.

Teacher Del is not only a great teacher, but she also builds lasting relationships with her students and helps them be the best version of themselves.

I am absolutely recommending her!

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Al Hanouf

It's good to know that Ms. Del started again with what she loves the most-- teaching.

She was my tutor when I was a kid, and I can say that I've excelled in my English and Speech Classes-- all because of her.

She provides a tailored-fit type of teaching, because it is definitely not a "one size fits all" kind of thing. She familiarize herself with the student first (know her learning style, hobbies, etc.) to be able to know what would possibly work for her.

She's an excellent teacher. She's passionate towards work, and she's friendly to her students. My family adores her ️

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Mahmoud

Ma'am Dels was my private tutor English language for almost 5 months,
I needed to improve my English skills
since my first languag is Arabic my English was not that strong so I needed to improve it to be qualified for the entrance exams of the college.
I highly recommend Teacher Delia, she have a plenty of teaching skills, she creates ways to make things easier for the students to understand.
for me after all the English lessons I took with maam Delia i felt that very big difference in my English skills It helped me to pass the entrance exams and in my daily life here in the philippines since English is the seconed language here
finally i want to say
maam Delia was not only a teacher for me but also a mather
Thank you so much Maam Dels
much Love po

J
James

Ms Del is one of the best teachers that I ever had. Aside from the english classes that I attended ever since I was a kid (probably I started when I was 10 years old) she had taught me so many great things.

Her teaching style can help to develop someone's confidence, not only in speaking and writing in English spontaneously, but someone's personality as a whole. Also, I learned to interact with people, be friends with people in my nicest way. Lastly, I learned to be humble. For example, if I see or hear people speaks hardly in English, I do not judge them yet I help them to build their thoughts.

With that, I truly say that having Ms Del as my "teacher and my aunt in one" is such a great honor. I really feel blessed that she had the time to teach me.

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Melany

Hello everyone, if you are looking for a teacher who teaches Tagalog or even the English language, I have a friend of mine who is willing to help you to learn, I would definitely recommend you to her, she is very good at teaching, I actually one of her learner and also, my son before I go to the states and I learned a lot from her, I really admired her a bunch too.

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Christine Joyce

Ms. Del would make a great teacher because she has this one-of-a-kind teaching style that everybody loves. She makes all lessons, no matter how difficult it is, easy to understand. She is also very patient to her students. I've been her students since I was in 3rd grade (I am now in 2nd year college) and for the past years, and with all the teachers I have met in my formal education, Ms. Del's teaching style is still the best for me. When Ms. Del is your teacher, rest assured that you will learn in no time.

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Pacita

Thank you for being inspiring teacher, tutor for me and to my friends,
I Ms. Del Mandap because of....
Love for kids, love for subject willing to help, enthusiasm, work ethic, humility thats it

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Miz

Teacher Del is my mother. Growing up, i've seen her excellence in teaching students in different levels, professions and nationalities. Her decades of experience made positive impact on her students' lives.

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Gayle

Ms Delia , my teacher and mentor, has provided me excellent English lessons and training. With her help, I was able to harness my public speaking skills which gained me confidence. Her teaching style is superb . Her lessons has become a part of me and it surely helped me excel in my chosen field. ️

Interview with Delia

QUESTION 01 | 10
1) When did you develop an interest in your chosen field and in private tutoring?
Delia — I have always wanted to be a teacher since I was a child. As I was growing up, I developed several talents and other interests that could decide what I want to do. One of them is helping my friends and neighbors with their homework and school project. It was in the year 1985, when I turned 20 years old that I realized I want to be a professional teacher. I graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Psychology and became a preschool teacher the following year.
QUESTION 02 | 10
Tell us more about the subject you teach, the topics you like to discuss with students (and possibly those you like a little less).
Delia — I teach academic English where I thoroughly explain the lesson, give more practical examples and test my student`s comprehension through oral and written exercises. I also teach English as a Second Language where I discuss the different parts of speech, subject-verb agreement, give drills in pronunciation and vocabulary enrichment. I use true-to-life situations as topics of lessons so the student can relate to and understand the lesson better. When I teach Tagalog as a Second Language, I always take into consideration the main purpose of my student in learning the language so I can customize the lesson according to his learning need. Since I am exposed to both Filipino and North American cultures, I am able to use my life experiences as basis of topics for discussion, and ice breaker for conversation. I like to discuss topics relevant to my student like his interests, current events, but I tend to talk less about personal matters so we set some boundary.
QUESTION 03 | 10
Did you have any role models; a teacher that inspired you?
Delia — I have several teachers I look up to, mostly those who taught English and Filipino. I remember their teaching strategies which paved the way for me to develop my own methodology.
QUESTION 04 | 10
What do you think are the qualities required to be a good tutor?
Delia — To be a good tutor, apart from the ability to teach, one must have the desire to make a positive difference in the learning experience of the students.
QUESTION 05 | 10
Provide a valuable anecdote related to your subject or your days at school.
Delia — It was the year 2002, I was teaching the multiplication table to three Korean sisters who had a three-year-old brother. I thought it would be fun to use familiar tunes of nursery songs and rhymes to learn multiplication, so we sang tables 1 to 10 using different tunes. When the three girls started singing the table of 3 to the tune of `Twinkle Twinkle Little Star``, their 3-year-old-brother suddenly butted in and answered ``24`` when we were singing < 3 x 8 = ... > We all looked at him in surprise and he was smiling at us. We clapped our hands for him. We knew that he learned the answer because he repeatedly heard us singing the multiplication tables on a daily basis for several weeks. It was LEARNING BY REPETITION.
QUESTION 06 | 10
What were the difficulties or challenges you faced or still facing in your subject?
Delia — Some students have pre-conceived biases about the subject, if not about themselves. For instance, proper pronunciation can be such a challenge to some. It could be because where they come from, such is the way everybody else MISpronounces the word, it could also be regional defect, or one's low self-esteem. It could be challenging to unlearn such old habits, but patience is a virtue.
QUESTION 07 | 10
Do you have a particular passion?
Delia — Is it teaching in general or an element of the subject or something completely different? Like I mentioned earlier, teaching was my childhood dream. I have always wanted to be a teacher. I also like singing so I use singing in teaching. I compose songs and carry out tunes that help me teach the concepts to my students. My other passion is cooking, so I use my specialty dishes as rewards to students who do a good job. They like the food I cook or bake!
QUESTION 08 | 10
What makes you a Superprof ?
Delia — What makes me a SuperProf is my ability to see through the student's ability, his attitude and behaviour and how I can help to achieve the learning goal.
QUESTION 09 | 10
Do you speak this language fluently because of your origins or because a teacher inspired you to learn?
Delia — I speak both English and Tagalog fluently because of my origins, life experiences and some previous school teachers inspired me to learn.
QUESTION 10 | 10
Can you name a living, historical or fictional character that you think is the emblematic representative of the language's culture?
Delia — I think of the Philippines national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, who is a world-known genius. He speaks multiple languages, wrote novels and inspired many a people with his writings.

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