Hello! My name is Estrella C
. I am an ESL
and cultural transition coach in Seattle, Washington. I work with immigrant professionals and international contractors as they transition to life in the U.S. My specialty involves helping individuals quickly increase their English
fluency for workplace communication, including detailed advice on how to improve their effectiveness in making presentations to Americans, participating in group discussions, interviewing for positions properly, and writing
concise, appropriate business
memos and correspondence. I’m also able to advise people with multi-cultural backgrounds on the unique cultural transition elements – and adaptation strategies -- that are important to working and living successfully in the U.S.
An additional line of service I offer is spousal relocation/transition support. As one can imagine, the spouses of many immigrant professionals frequently face feelings of loneliness, fear, and isolation, especially at the beginning of their new residency in the United States. In addition to the language
issues, their family and friends are not typically around to support them much during this time, in many cases; and even finding their favorite food from back home can be a significant challenge. Having someone to understand and empathize with their experience, get acclimated to the local community, can go a long way to making their transition smoother and less stressful!
For companies with a core value of creating a sense of community among employees, I offer the service of facilitating international gatherings on location. These informal discussions promote understanding and friendships among cultures. The side benefit of these groups is that they encourage communication among employees of all cultures, which in turn add to a feeling of satisfaction and fulfillment at work.
24 hours notice required
Rate listed is for clients seeking service on their own. Companies with specific requests, please inquire about rates. Varies depending on project.
Travels within 30 miles of Lynnwood, WA 98046
Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community.
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One of the most common requests from my ESL clients is "I want to improve my English pronunciation. I want my accent to sound more (in this case) American." There are practices I recommend to my ESL clients to improve their English pronunciation on their
own, and if they wish, to modify their English accent to sound more like a native-English-speaker in this region.