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My name is Leyla, and I am so glad you're thinking of learning English! Whatever your goals in learning English, I am happy to help you reach and surpass them.
I have completed a TEFL certification course to complement the years of practice I've had helping individuals learn English. I have volunteered as a conversation partner and as an English teacher. I also worked as a preschool teacher for several years, so I am well-acquainted with creatively engaging young people in learning. English is my first language, and I am an American. I am excited to help students of all ages and walks of life learn one of the most widely-spoken languages in the modern world.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas in 2005, and I earned my Masters of Science degree in Development Studies from the University of Glasgow in Glasgow, Scotland in 2006. I have traveled in Europe and in North America, and I particularly enjoy visiting Eastern Europe whenever I get the chance.
I look forward to learning more about you and your life as we work together to explore the English language!
I have a license to teach K-6 from Colorado.
I completed a 100-hour TEFL/TESL certification course from i-to-i in 2009.
I have taught IELTS preparation courses as an ESL teacher.
I am a certified teacher who is skilled in helping students organize themselves in order to achieve higher grades. I am well-organized, and I have used this skill to help my students organize themselves academically. Study strategies are another area that I can help students with as I am experienced in teaching ELL students, who need extra support in reading comprehension, memorization strategies, etc.
Great Tutor - Creative, Organized, and Diligent — We recently moved from outside of the US, so my middle school daughter had trouble in her classes due to her very limited English. We used to try a couple of other tutors, but definitely, Leyla is the best of the best English tutor. She is calm, but amazingly creative at her lessons. The first day, Leyla recorded my daughter's reading. It was really a great idea so as we could see the improvement ...
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