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Do you have difficulty studying/learning English? Do you find it hard to "join in" with the class because of language barriers?
Please allow my expertise to help you. I have been an ESL/EFL Instructor for the past 12 years. I know what foreign students feel. I also understand what it is like to be a foreigner learning a difficult language because I have taught in 4 different countries, and I had to learn my host country's language to survive~!
I understand the challenges and frustration you face, and that's why I would like the chance to help you. Don't feel down or discouraged. You have your friends around you, and if you contact me, you'll have an instructor who can help you succeed too!
I am interested in tutoring the subject of public speaking for a few reasons. First of all, I personally have taken college courses on public speaking, and I passed them without any problems or difficulties. Secondly, I participated in a variety of public speaking events (ex: Japanese speech contests in San Francisco, Speaker at the PTA meetings in Japan and South Korea, among others). Third, I worked as a speech contest coach for 3 students in the past while I was in Japan. These students, middle schoolers, wanted to participate in an English speech contest, and I basically helped revise the written portion of their speech, gave them tips and advice on how to speak in front of a crowd, and how to use gestures that would help augment their speech. Finally, I worked as a speech contest judge for nearly a year when I was in Japan, and, from this experience, I understood what judges were looking for in the contestants. I would also like to add that while drama acting may not be directly considered public speaking, I wanted to mention that I not only helped write the script for but also helped in designing and directing 2 drama performances that were done in such a way that the entire drama cast, including myself, was interviewed by local news reporters in South Korea and a picture appeared in the local papers as well.
It is for all of these reasons that I feel myself adequately knowledgeable and skilled enought o be able to help someone with their public speaking needs.