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When you learn with me, I guarantee that you will walk away with something tangible and immediately useful after each lesson. I establish realistic time-tables and goals with you the students and guarantee results, not empty promises or false-hopes.
Some of my accomplishments include helping MBA and MA students earn consistent A-grade work in their major, helping both native and non-native college students pass their English courses, helping high school students earn financial aid with their letter-writing skills, and helping middle school students write essays that set them apart from their peers in class.
A bit about me:
-I have an MA degree in English TESOL and a BA in English Composition.
-I have been working as an English and ESL instructor since 1996.
-I have native language fluency in Japanese
What I can do for you:
-Help you successfully take and pass "timed" exams including SATs, TOEFL, and TOEIC tests
-Help you develop confidence and boost your grade performance in writing, whether it's basic sentence writing, paragraph and essay development, or graduate Thesis work
-Help improve conversational ability including fluency and vocabulary-use for ESL and EFL learners
-Sharpen effective communication including public speaking skills and business communication for both native and non-native English speakers
-Help you develop conversational fluency in Japanese, regardless of your starting level. I also include vocabulary, reading, writing, and cultural understanding as part of the lesson as well
Questions? Please feel free to contact me anytime. I will do my very best to help you achieve your goals!
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.
I really love the way that he teaches — Through these lessons, he reviews everything we learn in the past lessons. Not only he asks, and I answer, but more like two friends chatting with each other. I feel more free to talk and feel comfortable. He is really good and patient. For example, this class I didn't do well (because the words about vegetables I didn't memorize well), I felt so bad, however he still kept smiling and encour ...
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