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Over 200 tutoring hours

Lorraine S.

San Rafael, CA

$60/hour

Speak of Success: English at Work - Tutor with corporate background

In-person lessons
4.9 average from 42 ratings
An excellent coach!
— Mercedes, Oakland, CA on 10/6/16

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New School University
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Fordham University
Master's

Education

Pace University

New School University (Other)

Fordham University (Master's)

About Lorraine

Lori's credentials include a Masters in English from Fordham University, New York, and certification in ESL Teaching from New York's New School University. She has also taught at local colleges' English Language Institutes. Her experience includes English teaching/writing for many years, ESL Coaching, and commercial voice-acting work.

In her classes, you will work on your pronunciation and self-expression, so you gain confidence using English in meetings, social events, and general day-to-day interactions. We will discuss real-life work or social situations and rely on multiple sources like movie clips, newspapers, magazines, the internet and other media of interest to YOU.

Lori combines years of experience facilitating groups and consulting one-on-one in business and home settings. She worked for over 20 years as a Manager of Training in a major engineering company. Her classes are designed specifically to your individual needs, are highly interactive, and fun -- because YOU are engaged and YOU do the speaking!
Lori's credentials include a Masters in English from Fordham University, New York, and certification in ESL Teaching from New York's New School University. She has also taught at local colleges' English Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Rate is negotiable, depending on driving distance to lesson site.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of San Rafael, CA 94903
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"An excellent coach!"

- Mercedes, Oakland, CA on 10/6/16

"She is a great teacher. I learned a lot with her and I enjoyed my class."

- Catalina, San Francisco, CA on 8/21/15

"Wonderful..."

- John, San Rafael, CA on 8/12/15

"AWESOME tutor that I recommend to everybody"

- Viviana, San Francisco, CA on 4/17/15
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Public Speaking,
TOEFL, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

I have taught English language and literature at the secondary school level. Am also a writer of short stories and poetry. For the past five years, have been teaching English as a Second Language at all levels from Beginner to Advanced.

ESL/ESOL

I was certified as an English Language Teacher by the New School University, New York, NY. I have a MS Ed in English/Education from Fordham University, New York, NY. I have five plus years teaching ESL privately and at Manhattanville College's English Language Institute. I'm currently serving as an English language instructor with Global LT, Detroit, MI.

Grammar

Certified as an English Language Teacher by the New School University, New York, NY. I have an MS Ed in English/Education from Fordham University, New York, NY.

I have taught English grammar classes at the secondary school level. For five+ years I have been teaching English privately and at Manhattanville College's English Language Institute. I'm currently serving as an English language instructor with Global LT, Detroit, MI.

Public Speaking

I have over twenty years' experience using platform skills, whether delivering a talk in a live venue, teaching, or presenting to multiple locations over the web as an 'mc' at corporate technical talks. I am currently applying presentation skills in voice acting venues, classroom instruction, and comedy improv performances.

I taught public speaking for ten years in a corporate environment to all levels of technical professionals. I used technologies such as video recording to provide students with immediate performance feedback. I shared best practices to help students engage/use pre-presentation nervousness to their best advantage.

I served as a graduate assistant for the Dale Carnegie program.

Pace University
New School University
Other
Fordham University
Master's

Education

Pace University

New School University (Other)

Fordham University (Master's)

An excellent coach! — Lorraine provided me with excellent tutoring services. She was prepared, knowledgeable, and creative with her lesson plans. For me, she was more than just a tutor, but a coach helping to propel me to the next level in my career! ...

— Mercedes, Oakland, CA on 10/6/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Rate is negotiable, depending on driving distance to lesson site.

Travel policy

Lorraine will travel within 25 miles of San Rafael, CA 94903.