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After years of teaching English to foreign students from all walks of life, as well as American students in need of remedial help, I still have an ongoing love affair with the language, developing myself as a poet and writer. My latest book of poems, "Spy in da House," is now available on amazon.com.
My emphasis is on listening and speaking. In a brief time a student is confident in expressing themselves in English. Eighty percent of class time is student talk-time. Grammar is absorbed much the same way a baby learns. This method has proven more effective than traditional approaches.
I would be happy to share my love of the language with you and help you open doors to a new culture, experience and way of looking at the world.
I am an active member of the art community in Broward County. My high-contrast pen and inks have been awarded in juried shows over the years. Currently, my work is in two local galleries, one in Aventura and one in Hollywood.
As an undergraduate, I studied art history and fine art. After finishing university, I traveled to Tokyo and had the opportunity to study Sumie and exhibit with masters of the art. My work has also been shown in Israel, as well as in the U.S. (New Jersey and NYC).
It would be a pleasure to share my love of art with a student interested in this field.
I have been teaching ESL since 1972 in Tokyo, certified by NY State since 1991 and currently teaching online.
Amazing tutor! — Risa helps you overcome the language barrier. Classes are interesting and use modern methods suitable to the computer. She is always in a good mood and optimistic. If you are tired of learning the language, and want to speak it, lessons with Risa are the best solution. ...
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