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Richard O.

English, ESL, grammar, writing, creative writing, literature studies

New York, NY (10024)

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I have fifteen years of experience teaching ESL at Berlitz International. I graduated from New York University where I majored in American Literature. My teaching motivates students to integrate their improved knowledge of grammar with lessons involving conversation. I have the professional experience to teach both the fundamentals of English as well as the more advanced skills in essay writing. In the writing lessons, I find that students often need to expand their vocabulary. Therefore, a variety of reading material is an essential tool in learning. Depending on their level of comprehension, students will be asked to write on a variety of topics and themes selected for them. The more advanced students will be asked to read and write on subjects taken from newspaper articles, movies, literature, and magazines.

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Richard’s subjects

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Video Production
American History
Video Production
Elementary Education:
Special Needs:
Special Needs
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
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I have taught ESL for 12 years at a certified language school in New York City. Currently I'm teaching a student to pass TOEFL. I can furnish recommendations from students.


To improve your grammar, you must understand how the major tenses work (present, past, future, present perfect, past progressive etc.), recognize the parts of speech(nouns, verbs, adjectives,adverbs, prepositions). In order to speak well, it is absolutely important for you to engage in conversation, that is a key component. Just studying grammar is not enough, it is essential for the student to engage in real conversation and be corrected by the teacher.


I have a Master's Degree in English Literature and read fluently in French literature as well. I attended Rutger's University in undergraduate school and New York University for my Master's Degree.
I am a writer and have written an original screenplay.


I have proofread many essays of students from corporate papers to college essays.


I have a master's degree in English Literature and have taught many students how to analyze the reading of different kinds of texts: essays, thesis papers, newspapers, magazine articles, school texts books, novels, and poetry.


I have a master's degree in American literature. I have tutored for 12 years and have helped both high school and college students as well as corporate clients. I would need to talk to you to assess your particular needs and problems.


I have successfully helped students, both in high school and in college to improve their writing skills. I have a master's degree in English from New York University. I have been tutoring for 12 years.

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New York University, MA American Literature (Master's)

Very helpful and patient — Richard is a very thoughtful teacher. I’m attending a master degree program at Columbia University and I also work as a free-lancer reporter and Richard is helping me with my attempts to write academic and journalistic articles in English. He is always attentive to my needs and is has great patience. He is also highly educated and always makes relevant comments about what we discuss in my articles ...

— Carol from New York, NY on 11/15/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

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Richard will travel within 15 miles of New York, NY 10024.

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