I provide personalized American accent English lessons to ESL adults face-to-face and online. My clients include both international working professionals and graduate school scholars requiring excellent English communication skills. I routinely resource my Kennesaw State University TESOL certification training, progressive teaching strategies, and scholarly ESL teaching resources.
I am available to tutor ESL clients during 2 or 3-hour-long lessons between noon and 9 p.m., daily. I am willing to meet clients, face-to-face, wherever they prefer. This is often in their business, condominium, or home office. University students frequently reserve private study rooms for us to work in. For others, I suggest a public library, quiet coffee house, or online location. Any place where we will not be disturbed and have internet and electrical access.
I often collaborate with clients to script, proofread, and evaluate the American accent English oral presentations required of them. I, also, use WyzAnt's superior online tutoring platform to provide 90-minute ESL lessons remotely.
SPECIALTIES: I am a California native speaker of American accent English and a passionate advocate of lifelong learning. My ESL specialties include the modeling and teaching of the standard American accent English pronunciation and eloquent speech practices associated with well educated North Americans. My progressive ESL lessons emphasize the multiple word collocations, or thought groups, that native English speakers are most familiar with.
Each ESL client may select from various lesson topics including:
1. Business English expression
2. Accent modification
3. Phrasal verb comprehension
4. Oral presentation pronunciation
5. Eloquent English conversation
6. Job interview preparation
7. American accent intonation
Are you planning an especially important business trip? Let's collaborate to create a list of the questions you are likely to be asked in English and practice your best American accent answers. Together, we can predict and practice effective telephone dialogues until you are confident speaking and comprehending English on your telephone. When we edit and practice your PowerPoint presentations together, your public speaking fears will be greatly reduced.
CLIENTS: Many of the long-term ESL scholars that I assist report huge improvements in their American accent English abilities after meeting with me for as little as three months. My clients often validate my respectful dedication to their English communication goals with the excellent reviews and high lesson ratings included below. I am extremely proud of their accomplishments and grateful for the trust they place in my teaching abilities. I invite you to contact me to discuss your American accent English learning objectives.
BACKGROUND: My native-born American parents insisted that my English class papers meet the highest standards. They enrolled me in a private English-speaking middle school in Bangkok, Thailand followed by a well-respected Los Angeles high school where I excelled in my English, Spanish, and World History classes. I subsequently received top marks in my German, Journalism, and Photography classes at Northern California's, College of the Redwoods, before accepting a scholarship to attend Syracuse University's prestigious School of Public Communications. Armed with my new Communications credentials, linguistic background, and an eagerness to accept overseas opportunities, I pursued overlapping careers in government service, newspaper photojournalism, maritime hospitality, medical technology, and English tutoring.
During the many years that I traveled, studied, and worked abroad in China, France, Germany, Hawaii, Italy, Japan, Thailand, the Philippine and Caribbean Islands, I became familiar with many of the world's diverse peoples and their unique cultures. I frequently accepted opportunities to teach American accent English language skills to enthusiastic ESL scholars at every stop. In return, my international students frequently invited me to dine with their families and friends.
Returning to college coursework in 2007, I earned a professional medical credential to work in the diagnostic sleep medicine technology field. This course of study required that I become familiar with the latest electronic medical technology, patient safety standards, and computerized diagnostic practices. Accordingly, I am particularly well qualified to tutor English language skills to ESL medical professionals.
INVITATION: Thank you for considering the grateful student reviews and high lesson ratings posted on my WyzAnt profile by my enthusiastic ESL clients. I always enjoy meeting foreign-born working professionals, graduate school students, and newly arrived Atlanta hopefuls. I invite you to contact me to discuss your American accent English learning objectives. (Updated: April 2014)
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