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Michael O.

ESL Tutor/English Teacher/Spanish Teacher

Saint Louis, MO (63141)

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I am an experienced tutor with over a decade of teaching, training and tutoring. I tutor students in English as a Second Language, including writing, listening comprehension, speaking skills, and grammar, as well as other subjects. With lessons from me, you will improve your communication skills, depth and breadth of English language, and gain confidence in using the English language. My goal is to help student achieve results quickly with an emphasis on accent reduction, pronunciation, and conversational practice. During the lessons, I provide information about American culture and lifestyle to assist with acculturation for new immigrants. My credentials for working with international students include a Master’s Degree in teaching English as a Second Language, RSA/Cambridge Certification in Teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL), and more than 8 years of direct teaching experience both locally and abroad.

My role as the instructor is not only as a source of knowledge, but also a source of support and an avenue for other resources. Students can expect that I am patient, available to answer questions, and genuinely invested in their personal success. I strive to be student-focused, competent, flexible, and aware of uniqueness amongst my students.

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Michael’s subjects

English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Salsa Dancing
Salsa Dancing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Spanish, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
Salsa Dancing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Spanish


I hold a Masters in English with Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) specialization. In addition, I also hold RSA/Cambridge Certification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults. I have taught ESL in English language schools and universities in South Korea, Japan, and the U.S for more than 6 years.

Public Speaking

I have taught a formal course in "Public Speaking" at a private college in Osaka, Japan. In addition, I have over 8 years of experience giving formal academic presentation in the area of basic science and mental health from my careers as a research scientist and currently as a program evaluator. I have presented to professional audiences at national conferences as large as 400 as well as small group presentations.

Study Skills

I have over 10 years experience helping students develop their study skills specifically in the areas of English, reading,writing, science and math. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Biology and have strong math skills. I also hold a Masters in English which has allowed me to develop effective, reading and writing skills. I know very effective strategies for studying effectively and performing well on standardized tests.

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Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 20 miles of Saint Louis, MO 63141.

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