I am an accomplished public speaker (third place in the Regionals for the 2006 World Championship of Public Speaking) and corporate trainer (numerous companies) that has been able to parlay those skill sets into a number of training and one-on-one teaching scenarios for adults and children learning English, Public Speaking, Sales, Poker and other relevant skills.
As a Director at Berlitz Languages, Inc for over six years, and having had an ESL teaching business before, I am an accomplished ESL instructor as well, and am uniquely qualified to teach these subjects and many more! I am a graduate of the esteemed theatre program at the University of Southern California, and also the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. My background as co-founder of the American Shakespeare Company and performing in over 40 professional plays as been instrumental in my love of English and teaching.
Many of the teens and young adults I have taught ESL to, have gone on to college and medical school, and successful positions in their work life.
I also teach and play Poker extensively, using this skill often as a metaphor for life. I do not teach gambling tricks. I teach Poker game-theory effectively, how to read people well, and also how to win consistently. Understanding table image, basics of the game, and even advanced principles as pupils increase their levels. These skill sets will be helpful in every avenue of life from job interviewing, to dating, to a host of various real life scenarios. Reading people is a life skill. Most at the poker table, do not have it!
I look forward to teaching you one-on-one today!
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