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Duane J.

Effective Communication Through Writing, ESL, and Personal Development

Effective Communication Through Writing, ESL, and Personal Development

$65/hour

  • 68 hours tutoring

About Duane


Bio

Hello Friends, I'm DJ!

As a dedicated professional with 20+ years of teaching, a Bachelor of English Literature, and a certified TESOL instructor, I know the struggle you may have expressing your ideas in an organized way, or mastering the English language. I help people of all ages and levels of education achieve their goals.

Writing is the key to communicating, learning, and creating engagement. So understanding organization, style, clarity, and conciseness, prepares students for...

Hello Friends, I'm DJ!

As a dedicated professional with 20+ years of teaching, a Bachelor of English Literature, and a certified TESOL instructor, I know the struggle you may have expressing your ideas in an organized way, or mastering the English language. I help people of all ages and levels of education achieve their goals.

Writing is the key to communicating, learning, and creating engagement. So understanding organization, style, clarity, and conciseness, prepares students for various academic needs. For the professionals, these same techniques can be used in business communication from internal emails and external marketing material, to conference room presentations and public speaking. Additionally, writing well applies to resumes, cover letters, college essays, and business presentations that not only highlight your skills but help communicate ideas about you or your business effectively.

I believe becoming successful in a globalized economy requires communicating effectively in English. As an ESL teacher for the past 10 years, I have specialized in helping my clients with accent modification, vocabulary building, and overall comprehension for business and academic purposes. By focusing on critical thinking, reading comprehension, and improving vocabulary, you will be able to understand complex ideas, while expressing your own thoughts thoroughly. In a more informal setting, you may only need to converse in English regularly, so lucky for you, I love to talk.

If you aren't sure where to start, reach out, and let's discuss in more detail how I can help you reach your goals.

Warm Regards,
DJ


Education

Barry University
English Literature

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $65
  • Rate details: TOEIC, TOEFL, SAT test prep, career development presentation and interview prep, resume and cover letter editing up to $60 per hour.
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

I have mentored dozens of university graduates, from lawyers, nurses, and graduate students, during their job/program searches to help them write great resumes and cover letters, compelling professional objectives and personal statements, to land the job/program of their dreams. Additionally, I founded Miami Nights, a basketball centric program for at-risk young men, ages 16-23, that had a major focus on Life Skills like, Career Development (resume and cover letter writing and job and university interview preparation).
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

As a long-time Hollywood insider and consultant, I have pitched projects, given presentations, and written speeches for varying levels of academic and business purposes. Furthermore, I have been a member of Toastmasters in Korea, Japan, and the U.S.

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

I have mentored dozens of university graduates, from lawyers, nurses, and graduate students, during their job/program searches to help them write great resumes and cover letters, compelling professional objectives and personal statements, to land the job/program of their dreams. Additionally, I founded Miami Nights, a basketball centric program for at-risk young men, ages 16-23, that had a major focus on Life Skills like, Career Development (resume and cover letter writing and job and university interview preparation).
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a TESOL certified ESL teacher with 20+ years Experience.
Grammar,

Grammar

Grammar is a science and an art. I specialize in teaching the complexity of common English grammar problems clearly and concisely.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

As a long-time Hollywood insider and consultant, I have pitched projects, given presentations, and written speeches for varying levels of academic and business purposes. Furthermore, I have been a member of Toastmasters in Korea, Japan, and the U.S.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

Grammar is a science and an art. I specialize in teaching the complexity of common English grammar problems clearly and concisely.
Reading,

Reading

I specialize in teaching ESL for the past 20 years to kids and young adults, so teaching basic reading skills is part of my daily routine.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I teach students how to build and understand new vocabulary through context.

English

English,

English

I have a degree in English Literature and have been an ESL teacher for 20 years specializing in SAT, TOEFL, and TOEIC prep, academic reading comprehension, academic writing, and vocabulary building.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a TESOL certified ESL teacher with 20+ years Experience.
Grammar,

Grammar

Grammar is a science and an art. I specialize in teaching the complexity of common English grammar problems clearly and concisely.
Literature,

Literature

Academic Reading and Writing teacher with 20+ years of experience. I majored in English Literature with a minor in Professional Writing.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

As a long-time Hollywood insider and consultant, I have pitched projects, given presentations, and written speeches for varying levels of academic and business purposes. Furthermore, I have been a member of Toastmasters in Korea, Japan, and the U.S.
Reading,

Reading

I specialize in teaching ESL for the past 20 years to kids and young adults, so teaching basic reading skills is part of my daily routine.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

20-year teaching veteran, specializing in academic reading and vocabulary building for college preparation. I will help you develop the basic skills needed to decipher the reading section of the SAT.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I am an academic reading and writing specialist for the SAT, ACT, and TOEFL tests.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I am an ESL teacher with 20 years experience specializing in TOEFL and TOEIC test prep, academic writing, reading skills, and vocabulary building.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I teach students how to build and understand new vocabulary through context.
Writing

Writing

English Literature major with a minor in professional writing and 20 years of academic and professional writing instruction. I edit essays, websites, books, copywriting, scripts, and pitch decks.

Homeschool

English,

English

I have a degree in English Literature and have been an ESL teacher for 20 years specializing in SAT, TOEFL, and TOEIC prep, academic reading comprehension, academic writing, and vocabulary building.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a TESOL certified ESL teacher with 20+ years Experience.
Reading,

Reading

I specialize in teaching ESL for the past 20 years to kids and young adults, so teaching basic reading skills is part of my daily routine.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

20-year teaching veteran, specializing in academic reading and vocabulary building for college preparation. I will help you develop the basic skills needed to decipher the reading section of the SAT.
Writing

Writing

English Literature major with a minor in professional writing and 20 years of academic and professional writing instruction. I edit essays, websites, books, copywriting, scripts, and pitch decks.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a TESOL certified ESL teacher with 20+ years Experience.
TOEFL

TOEFL

I am an ESL teacher with 20 years experience specializing in TOEFL and TOEIC test prep, academic writing, reading skills, and vocabulary building.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have a degree in English Literature and have been an ESL teacher for 20 years specializing in SAT, TOEFL, and TOEIC prep, academic reading comprehension, academic writing, and vocabulary building.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a TESOL certified ESL teacher with 20+ years Experience.
Reading,

Reading

I specialize in teaching ESL for the past 20 years to kids and young adults, so teaching basic reading skills is part of my daily routine.
Writing

Writing

English Literature major with a minor in professional writing and 20 years of academic and professional writing instruction. I edit essays, websites, books, copywriting, scripts, and pitch decks.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am a TESOL certified ESL teacher with 20+ years Experience.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a TESOL certified ESL teacher with 20+ years Experience.
Reading,

Reading

I specialize in teaching ESL for the past 20 years to kids and young adults, so teaching basic reading skills is part of my daily routine.
Writing

Writing

English Literature major with a minor in professional writing and 20 years of academic and professional writing instruction. I edit essays, websites, books, copywriting, scripts, and pitch decks.

Test Preparation

Career Development,

Career Development

I have mentored dozens of university graduates, from lawyers, nurses, and graduate students, during their job/program searches to help them write great resumes and cover letters, compelling professional objectives and personal statements, to land the job/program of their dreams. Additionally, I founded Miami Nights, a basketball centric program for at-risk young men, ages 16-23, that had a major focus on Life Skills like, Career Development (resume and cover letter writing and job and university interview preparation).
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

20-year teaching veteran, specializing in academic reading and vocabulary building for college preparation. I will help you develop the basic skills needed to decipher the reading section of the SAT.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I am an academic reading and writing specialist for the SAT, ACT, and TOEFL tests.
TOEFL

TOEFL

I am an ESL teacher with 20 years experience specializing in TOEFL and TOEIC test prep, academic writing, reading skills, and vocabulary building.

Examples of Expertise


Duane has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 11 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Highly Recommend...Excellent Tutor!

DJ is a super friendly, understanding, and helpful individual. He helped me grasp and cultivate the perfect personal statement. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs help. Thanks, DJ!

Annemarie, 2 lessons with Duane

Knowledgeable and professional tutor

In just three hours DJ was able to fix my resume and cover letter and make it look more professional. He gave me some valuable advice on how to fix the template of the cover letter we wrote and gave my ideas a better flow. Большое спасибо!

Kseniia, 2 lessons with Duane
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