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Nathan G.

University Certified Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Atlanta, GA (30339)

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Nathan's Tutoring Subjects

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Chess

Learning to play chess is not difficult, but winning chess games often is. I guide enthusiastic learners through their first educational chess games to reveal their new-found potential. We will use tournament chess pieces and a game board that displays the algebraic notation needed for our post-game analysis. We will compare the best chess game openings and examine common opening traps. Middlegame strategies, tactics, and maneuvers need to be carefully considered. Endgame opportunities must be recognized to successfully checkmate the opposing king.

I am available between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m., daily, for 2-hour private chess lessons at your preferred location. With regular lessons, practice, and dedication, I guide beginning chess players to the advanced beginner level and beyond. I teach Chess Basics and the Official Rules of Chess using well-regarded books, lesson handouts, and learning assessment quizzes. You are invited to contact me directly to arrange for your future lessons.

I come from a large chess-playing family. We were encouraged to play board games together at family gatherings rather than to watch television. Each school-aged child was taught chess and invited to play with the adults. Whenever it was raining outside, we thoroughly enjoyed playing chess with each other, inside. During long trips by car or by plane, we frequently played chess using a magnetic chess board. We became better chess players by teaching each other the official rules, player etiquette, and sportsmanlike behavior.

It is noteworthy, that today's game of chess has an international history stretching back nearly 2000 years to its early development in India and Asia. Currently, the World Chess Federation (FIDE) sanctions over forty official championships, annually, for international youngsters, men, women, and seniors.
(Updated: September 2014)

ESL/ESOL

I began teaching English to speakers of other languages during the many years that I traveled, studied, and worked overseas in Austria, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hawaii, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland, Thailand, Vietnam, the Caribbean and Philippine Islands. What started as a great way to make friends while learning each other's language has evolved, with formal education, dedication, and experience, into my sole vocation.

I teach individual ESL clients, the standard non-regional American English communication skills required in the world's leading corporations and universities. I am currently tutoring several international clients from Brazil, China, France, Japan, Italy, Korea, the Philippines, and Spain, either in person or online.

My most advanced American accent English clients have collaborated with me, continuously, for two or more years on college-level projects. Several are earning graduate degrees from Atlanta's finest institutions. We meet every week to refine and practice the written and oral English presentations required of them. I also cater to many of Atlanta's international working professionals who use my ESL services to communicate effectively in the American English global marketplace.

My advanced TESOL instructor credentials were awarded by Kennesaw State University. I actively network with influential TESOL certified teachers from around the world to constantly update my ESL teaching skills and materials. Thank you for considering my tutoring services. (Updated: September 2014)

Handwriting

I am a college educated teacher of everything having to do with English, including all of the finer points of handwriting. My elementary school education included detailed lessons in cursive and block print handwriting in both upper and lower case fonts. Speed handwriting is still the most efficient way to take notes during business meetings of every description in today's global economy. Additionally, there is no substitute for the handwritten anniversary or birthday card. For those reasons and more, I take pride in the handwriting I teach to enthusiastic learners.

IELTS

I collaborate with non-native English language learners prior to their taking the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) standardized test. We practice using the best standardized test-taking strategies while working through IELTS sample tests. I provide the familiarization and testing practice required for successful outcomes. I emphasize studying the IELTS format, scoring, and question types, repeatedly, until testing insecurity is replaced with confidence and, ultimately, high scores.

Public Speaking

Many of the ESL graduate school students and working professionals that I assist are expected to engage in American accent English discussions, offer verbal explanations, introduce visiting clients, and narrate PowerPoint presentations. I provide the American accent English pronunciation and elocution skills that speakers of other languages want when creating and delivering oral presentations. I frequently collaborate with my students to draft, proofread, and practice their presentations. I am asked to articulate Standard American accent English examples during practice. I provide the constructive evaluations needed for a confident English presentation. Thank you for your interest in my English tutoring services.

Speech

I routinely provide the speech evaluations and respectful suggestions that working professionals and graduate school students need when preparing their verbal presentations. I assist my clients to clearly articulate the eloquent American accent English intonation that they desire to advance their careers.

I collaborate with clients to optimize their verbal presentations through the deliberate use of speech articulation, stress, pacing, and emphasis. My goal is to guide my ESL scholars toward increasingly clear, fluid, and coherent discourse.

I often assist my clients with their pronunciation, vocabulary, and accent challenges. Toward that end, I routinely model the Standard non-regional American accent English generally associated with well-educated North Americans. I carefully enunciate my words using the slow careful speech and accurate American accent English syllable stress that does not require undue listener effort.

I regularly resource my Kennasaw University TESOL certification, professional tutoring experience, and scholarly English language reference book collection. My ESL students report increased confidence in their verbal presentations, successful job interview outcomes, and high coursework marks. My clients also praise my efforts in positive tutor reviews and with high lesson ratings. They credit me with the huge improvements and compliments they experience in regards to their American accent English language skills. Thank you for considering my qualifications.
Updated December 2013.

TOEFL

As a full-time TESOL certified ESL instructor, I am ideally suited to tutor the TOEFL iBT examination. International students frequently ask for my assistance to become familiar with the appearance, length, and format of the TOEFL iBT. Together we prepare for each of the four TOEFL iBT Sections tested, with special emphasis on the difficult Speaking Section.

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