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Nicole D.

Nicole D. Public Speaking, ESL, IELTS, TOEFL, Grammar, Writing

Alexandria, VA (22304)

Travel radius
10 miles
Hourly fee
$45.00
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I began teaching ESL when I moved to Japan back in 2004. When I returned to the States, I continued teaching and progressed into teaching test prep classes such as: TOEIC, TOEFL, and IELTS. I am also a classically trained actor. Therefore, possessing a strong background in public speaking and performance. I enjoy coaching people to come out of their shells and be their best selves in front of a crowd. Currently, I teach martial arts. Fitness and well-being are just as important to me as exercising the brain.

My teaching style is laid back and relaxed. I have experience teaching both adults and children. I like students to feel at ease around me and free to speak up when they don't understand something. I observe students and craft my lessons around what they ask for and throw in a few things they may not have realized they needed.

I have a 24-hour cancellation policy. Make-up lessons are offered to those who cancel follow the 24-hour policy.

Tutoring sessions are available for one-on-one sessions or small groups. I'm happy to travel to another location if that works best or you can travel here.

Look forward to meeting you soon.

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Nicole’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Test Preparation:
IELTS, TOEFL
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL, Writing
Business:
Art:
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Language:
ESL/ESOL, IELTS, Speech, TOEFL
English:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, IELTS, Public Speaking, TOEFL, Writing

Fitness

I currently run a dojo full time, teaching the art of Shoalin Kempo. With this job I am continuously training as well as teaching. I was also a division 1 track & field college athlete. Exercising and staying fit have always been a part of my life.

IELTS

I taught IELTS in a group setting for a few years while working for an ESL academy in Los Angeles. I designed the class to focus on the most troublesome areas for students while also reviewing the the sections they found easier. I focus on expanding vocabulary, word choice and sentence structure as well as speech and pronunciation.

Martial Arts

I currently run a dojo full time, teaching the art of Shoalin Kempo. Kempo is a mix of traditional Japanese karate and Chinese kung fu. I also studied traditional Okinawin karate while living in Japan.

Public Speaking

I have a B.A. in Dramatic Arts. I focused on Oral Communication and Voice & Diction classes. I have tutored professionals on business presentations and interview prep. When coaching students, I assist them on where the pauses and emphasis should be making them feel confident in their delivery.

Speech

As an ESL instructor, I taught people from around the world how to reduce their accent, pronounce vowel/consonant sounds, and inflection. I have a B.A. in Dramatic Arts. I focused on Oral Communication and Voice & Diction classes.

Theatre

I have a B.A. in Dramatic Arts. After graduating, I was invited back to direct a few plays. Since this is educational theater, my time directing was also to coach students with their acting and with backstage requirements.

Track & Field

I ran track all through high school, competing primarily in middle distance events and relays. I also did field events: long jump, high jump, shot put. As captain, I trained under-classman on strategies and techniques for events. Continued in college for a division 1 school. In college, I was one of my schools top hammer throwers and anchored the 4x100 relay.

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Education

Coastal Carolina University (Dramatic Arts)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

For small group lessons the charge is $35 per person per hour.

Travel policy

Nicole will travel within 10 miles of Alexandria, VA 22304.

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