I have been teaching English around the world for the past several years. I saw it as an opportunity to practice two of my fervent loves: travel and English. Though teaching ESL to multi-denominational students does not often allow one to fine tune their rhetoric, I found that I discovered much more of what I had so easily overlooked when in the United States. Not only did my love of English grow, but it did so by reminding me what it is that I love so much about English: the grace of communication. English, unlike any other language in the world, offers the most diverse vocabulary by the most complicated means. We, as English speakers, are literally able to separate shades of gray. It's not easy to learn English, and even once learned, it is that much harder to master. How many people don't know the difference between "your" and "you're"? How many don't know when to properly use "its" or "it's"? How many struggle to understand words longer than five syllables? I, as an English instructor, offer more than simple fixes to common problems: I offer foundation, and - after that - elegance. Writing well is becoming a lost art, and I wish to be a patriot of language, not an archaeologist. As a tutor, I desire more of my students than rote understanding. I desire d'Artagnans of language; da Vincis of word; Earharts of pen. I hope, then, to have the opportunity to work with you.
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