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Emerson College, Boston , MA (Speech)
Emerson College, Boston , MA (Master's)
Harvard University Extension School (Graduate Coursework)
Do you feel that your accent creates a barrier preventing you from achieving your goals?
Do you need support preparing for a job, college or residency interview?
Are you looking for assistance in writing and/or delivering a speech?
Effective communication skills are essential for success in business and in life. My background is both in business/professional contexts and academia.
My clients include both students, executives and professionals from Citigroup, North Shore LIJ, Columbia Presbyterian, NYU Dental, Hedge funds, capital management companies, JP Morgan Chase, Stern School of Management, Columbia Business School, Microsoft, accounting firms, law firms, fashion industry, retail and other Fortune 1000 companies. They know the value of excellent language and communication skills. You'll become more influential and have greater respect.
The English language is one of the most complex languages to master. And, if it happens not to be your native tongue, other challenges may arise.
Stage fright or the fear of public speaking can prevent you from performing your best and could potentially limit your academic and professional growth.
The wonderful news is that I can help you overcome these challenges and create a whole new realm of possibilities for you!
Having spent several years as a professional speech communications professor, I will work with you, coach you, and help you overcome any apprehension that prevents you from becoming an effective public communicator. As we work together, you will become eloquent, fluent, conversational and assertive in front of an audience.
A job or college interview is another situation where it is essential to confidently convey your achievements and commitments. Additionally, it is mission critical to develop a robust resume that will provide you with clear advantages over other candidates. In other words, it's not just what you say, but how you say it! People judge you by the words you use and how you use them!
As your coach and mentor, I will assist you in business communications, which includes ESL and native English professional speech. You will also learn how to write effective, and concise business correspondence to clients, employees, management, and the general public.
Perhaps best of all, you will have traded in that old feeling of anxiety for an enhanced sense of self-esteem, confidence, and swagger!
So, what is my professional background? I have a Masters degree in Speech from Emerson College. I also studied graduate level Administration and Management at Harvard.
My business experiences vary greatly. I have 13 years experience on-air for WBBR-Bloomberg, CCTV-North America and Arise News. I write weekly articles for China National Gold Corp's Gold Journal. I was also a lead professional communication skills trainer for US Government professionals, and own an executive consulting practice. I have taught at Emerson College, FIT, SUNY and community colleges..
Through my experience I understand and adapt to a vast variety of needs and individual levels of motivation with regard to non-native learners of English.
Most importantly, I am extremely passionate and enthusiastic about my work. My true reward comes in the form of the great results for my clients.
Remember, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. I look forward to working with you!
Accent reduction, job/college interview prep, speech writing/public speaking Do you feel that your accent creates a barrier preventing you from achieving your goals?
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Student rates: $65 per hour. Special rates for veterans, religious, not-for-profit and corporate groups, lunch and learn.
Alan is by far the best speech coach that I have had. My line of work demands a high level of communication skills, often requiring me to deliver presentations at client and internal meetings. Yet giving presentations has always been a daunting and stressful task for me. I can't begin to tell you how much heartburn it has caused me over the years. I have attempted a few executive training and workshops at my company, only to find little progress being made in my presentation skill.
I am glad that I've found Alan. Right off the bat, after the initial diagnostic Alan helped me identify the specific issues and speech patterns that required attention. He then designed a bespoke program for me that aimed to hone all these areas. I have been genuinely surprised by how effective some of the exercises and skits have been. Another pleasant surprise is Alan's ability to combine his knowledge of the financial market and decades of experience in designing exercises that closely simulate some of the day to day situations that I need to face, allowing me to apply some of the techniques at work the very next day.
I highly recommend Alan for anyone seeking help with communication skills.
This guy is a great tutor! Easy to work with and has a good sense of humor. Also, he is very patient.
Alan is a gentle and sensitive tutor to meet each student's need; he helped me reduce my accent and gain a more fluency in use of American English. He has a great personality and would never mind spending a little bit more time in order to cover his material. I look forward to continue to work with him on enhancing public and formal speaking skills. I would highly recommend Alan to anyone who wish to refine your English regardless of your level and type of needs.
Simply put, Alan is an outstanding tutor. He has been working with one of our team members for the last several months and the results we’ve seen have been nothing short of astounding. In a relatively short period of time, our team member’s writing has improved tenfold, and they are now able to catch themselves before returning to their “old way” of writing. Where writing was choppy and disjointed, it now flows seamlessly and is concise without being curt. This person is now able to hone in on the issue they are writing about and convey their thoughts in a tight, organized manner. Throughout our professional relationship, Alan has been courteous, prompt, flexible, and able to fit appointments into our tight – and ever-changing – schedule. I cannot recommend Alan highly enough. He is truly one of a kind.
I had been looking for an English tutor who could help me to improve my public speaking skills for my upcoming interview at dental school. I am glad I found Alan as a tutor. He helped me to define my own speaking style. I especially had difficulty expressing myself using the right vocabulary since I did not understand the nuance of many words. Alan was very patient, and he always gave me many choices of words and explained the nuances of each word until I felt satisfied.
Within a couple of sessions, he taught me tips and skills that helped me for certain areas I struggled in. Each session was extremely productive! Alan is very knowledgeable, intelligent, calm, patient, and willing to teach his students. He is efficient and maximizes the time. I am very happy to be working with him and would highly recommend him to others. He worked with me every step of the way to help me in my goals. By the way, my interview was successful and I was admitted into dental school.
Alan is good to point out many problems with my speaking, and has many useful materials to practice on correcting them. Very patient to work on my intonation, and do not let any issues get by. Open to my feedback, and flexible to change accordingly. He is quite prepared and willing to discuss the need and approach. With the materials, techniques, and practices, I feel I am better at public speaking with more confidence. I can easily go over again and again after finishing our sessions in future. I feel it is a great deal with his rate and teaching.
I had an unbelievable experience working with Alan. I was able to schedule last-minute session with him. He was very prepared and had no problem tackling all the issues I had in preparing for my speech. Needless, to say, a day later I delivered a great speech in front of my class.
I needed a tutor to help me with a presentation that I needed to make, he was available to work with my schedule and meet with me to help me with the presentation. Needless to say that I made a great presentation and was able to present in front of a crowd of 100 people with confidence and without any stress. I definitely recommend him.
I have used a variety of tutors and most have been very bright however Alan has been the best. He knows how to teach, how to listen to, how to correct you and how to get the most from the time you spend with him. He is specially brilliant in everything related with intonation, accent and pronunciation. If you are looking to really learn how to speak properly in American English, then Alan is your teacher.
I took 3 hours lesson before having interview at Columbia business school. Alan's advices were of great use, he gave me some good ideas and helped to brainstorm. That was exactly what I've needed.
Alan is amazing, he is an excellent tutor. I recommended taking English courses with him. He is very enthusiastic & loves to helps his students. You will miss out if you don't take him.
Mr. Alan is always available and ready to work with me. He is very patient when we start tutoring. Best tutor ever.
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With real world experience as a business owner, former Wall Street executive, consultant and teacher, I would love to share my knowledge and experience with you.
As a teacher, I have coached both native English speaking students and ESL students in the fields of Marketing, Human Resource Management, Small Business Management, Business Communications and a variety of other business courses.
If you are looking for help in business or jumpstarting your career, I am here to help.
Looking for the extra help in developing your resume or preparing for an interview? With over 8 years of teaching professional career development on the college level, as well as over 20 years of hiring, training, and public communications, I will provide you with the tools you need to succeed.
Marketing your services can be difficult, especially when there is a language barrier. Success in scholarly pursuits and your career requires the proper understanding of the English language.
My experience with teaching diversified learners at the Long Island Business Institute for 9 years has helped me help others to thrive with a better command of English.
Past students have been able to successfully promote themselves and I hope to help you do the same.
I have a strong background in marketing, as I founded, and marketed a national commodity brokerage firm. My experience does not stop there, as I have taught the subject on the college level to native English speakers, foreign students, and professionals.
Public speaking is not easy, but I hope with my knowledge and practice can help you overcome your fears or uneasiness.
Although I have experience in marketing and career development my qualifications are primarily in public speaking, business and education. As a lead trainer for US government professionals in speech communications and a teacher on the University level for 20 years, I have assisted dozens in both writing and delivering speeches. I hope my skills and knowledge will benefit you.
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