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 lecture offered by others, my one-on-one ESL lessons are practical interactive experiences. Each ESL lesson plan begins with casual "small talk" or an informal business conversation. Next, a review of the student's past mispronunciations confirms the accuracy of my careful corrections. Finally, listening comprehension, creative writing, and situational role-play exercises are practiced. Take home lesson handouts, as well as, online American English listening examples are demonstrated during class to enhance between-lesson learning possibilities.
I am willing to meet clients wherever 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 American accent 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 and advanced-level English lessons emphasize the multiple-word thought groups, best known as collocations, that native speakers of American English are most familiar with. I often collaborate with my clients to script, proofread, and evaluate the American accent English oral presentations required of them. Astute client-teachers deliver their latest American English lectures to me for suggestions before their critical students see and hear the final product.
My most popular lesson topics are:
1. American English intonation
2. Eloquent English conversation
3. Oral presentation pronunciation
4. Business English expression
5. Regional accent reduction
6. Interview answer preparation
7. Phrasal verb comprehension
Are you planning a business trip? Let's collaborate to list the questions you are likely to be asked in English and practice your best American accent answers. Similarly, we can predict and practice effective telephone English dialogues until you are confident in making calls. When we proofread, edit, and practice your PowerPoint presentations together, you can expect those public speaking fears to be greatly reduced.
CLIENTS: Many of the long-term ESL scholars that I assist report huge improvements in their American accent English abilities after meeting with me for as little as three months. My clients often validate my respectful dedication to their English communication goals with the excellent reviews and 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.
BACKGROUND: During the many years that I traveled, studied, and worked abroad in China, France, Germany, Hawaii, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Thailand, the Philippine and Caribbean Islands, I became familiar with many of the world's diverse peoples and their unique cultures. I frequently accepted opportunities to teach American accent English language skills to enthusiastic ESL scholars at every stop. In return, my international students frequently invited me to meet, 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-known WyzAnt Tutoring team. For me, teaching ESL English is a win-win proposition. I gain fresh insights from each of my international clients.
INVITATION: Thank you for considering the grateful student reviews and high lesson ratings posted on my WyzAnt profile by my enthusiastic ESL clients. I always enjoy meeting foreign-born working professionals, graduate school students, and newly arrived international hopefuls. I invite you to contact me to discuss your American accent English learning objectives. (Updated: July 2014)
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