It is my pleasure to provide personalized American accent English
lessons to ESL
adults, face-to-face and online. My clients include both international working professionals and graduate school scholars requiring excellent English communication skills. I tutor clients effectively and mentor them for life. To accomplish this, I reference my Kennesaw State University TESOL certification training, progressive teaching strategies, and scholarly ESL teaching resources.
I am available to tutor ESL clients during 2 or 3-hour-long lessons between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m., daily. Unlike the typical hour-long ESL classroom lectures offered by others, my one-on-one ESL lessons are practical interactive learning experiences. Each ESL lesson plan begins with well-educated American English conversation to exercise, strengthen, and refine every client's English vocabulary
, pronunciation, and collocation. Next, a review of the client's recent mispronunciations confirms the efficacy of my past corrections. Finally, each student's lesson plan focuses on their specific English communication priorities. American English conversation, listening comprehension, research writing
, oral presentation evaluation, and telephone English practice are all available. Appropriate textbook exercises, take-home lesson handouts, and online pronunciation resources are demonstrated, during class, to enhance between-lesson learning opportunities.
I am willing to meet clients where they are most comfortable. This is often in their business
, condominium, or home office. University students frequently reserve private study rooms for us to work in. For others, I suggest a public library, quiet coffee house, or WyzAnt's superior online tutoring platform. Any comfortable place that has internet
and electrical access will probably be fine.
SPECIALTIES: I am a native speaker of non-regional American English and a passionate advocate of lifelong learning. My ESL specialties include the modeling and teaching of the standard American accent English pronunciation and eloquent speech
practices associated with well-educated North Americans. My intermediate, advanced, and professional development English lessons emphasize the multiple-word thought groups, best known as collocations, that native American English listeners are most familiar with. I often collaborate with my clients to script, proofread, and evaluate the American accent English verbal presentations required of them. Astute client-teachers present their PowerPoint
lectures to me for my proofreading
and constructive suggestions before their critical students see and hear the edited class-room product.
My most popular lesson topics include, but are not limited to:
1. American English pronunciation
2. Business English conversation
3. Small talk composition
4. Regional accent modification
5. Interview question preparation
6. Oral presentation evaluation
7. Phrasal verb comprehension
8. Caregiver and patient communication
Are you planning a business trip? Let's collaborate to list the English questions you are likely to be asked and practice your best American accent answers. Similarly, we can predict and practice effective telephone English dialogues until you are confident when making calls. When we proofread, edit, and practice delivering your PowerPoint presentations, together, you can expect those public speaking
fears to evaporate.
Invitation: Many of the long-term ESL scholars that I assist report huge improvements in their American accent English abilities after meeting with me, weekly, for as little as three months. My clients often validate my respectful dedication to their English communication goals with the excellent reviews and the high lesson ratings included below. I am proud of their accomplishments and grateful for the trust they place in my teaching abilities. I invite you to contact me to discuss your American accent English learning objectives and schedule lessons.
BACKGROUND: During the many years that I traveled, studied, and worked abroad in Austria, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hawaii, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Virgin Islands, I became familiar with many of the world's diverse peoples and their unique cultures. I frequently accepted requests to teach American accent English to enthusiastic ESL scholars at every stop. In return, my international students often invited me to visit, learn from, and dine with their families and friends.
I began tutoring ESL English full-time when I moved to Atlanta, earned my TESOL (teacher of English to speakers of other languages) certification from the Kennasaw State University, and partnered with the well-respected WyzAnt Tutoring team. For me, teaching ESL English is a win-win proposition. I exchange valuable cultural insights with each of my international clients. (Updated: November 2014)