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Celine S.

Denver, CO

$40/hour

Engaging, Experienced ESL/English Coach, Including Test Preparation!

In-person lessons
200+ Hours
Background check passed as of 3/18/16
5.0 average from 52 ratings
Knowledgeable, kind, and incredibly helpful.
— Maria, Aurora, CO on 9/29/15

$40/Hour


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Colorado State University Fort Collins
B.S. Textiles
University of Denver
Master's
University of Colorado
Graduate Coursework

Education

Colorado State University Fort Collins (B.S. Textiles)

University of Denver (Master's)

University of Colorado (Graduate Coursework)

About Celine

Having taught, tutored, and coached ESL and English for over 15 years now, I have a passion for proper communication - writing, speaking, listening, reading, presenting, persuading, and negotiating. In 2006, I earned a Master's degree in Communication/Organizational Leadership from the University of Denver. I also completed a Certification in Teaching English (TESL) from the University of Colorado. I hold a Further Certificate in Teaching Business English from the International House, San Diego, CA. I've traveled within 4 continents and taught students from over 40 different nations!

My experience includes teaching and coaching at several language schools, colleges, and universities. Test preparation is another service I focus on including the IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, US Citizenship, and GED exams. Currently, I also teach Business English, working with corporate clients and their families of all ages and levels of English acquisition. I spent over 25 years in the business world in both New York and Denver, and taught business, leadership, management, marketing, and communication on college campuses and online for 5 years. In the past few years, I have guest taught at every level of education - from kindergarten through college and taught Composition II/Research Writing at the university level. These experiences enable me to work with all ages and levels of learning with ease!

With regard to different learning styles, my coaching sessions include a combination of visual stimulation, use of tactile objects, games, and open dialogue. I believe in mixing things up to keep sessions interesting. Since auditory learners acquire knowledge by hearing themselves speak, I include the opportunity for each individual to share and speak openly in my sessions. I would love to have the opportunity to work with you, take you to the next level, and share my passion for learning!

EDUCATION:

University of Denver, M.A., Communication/Organizational Leadership, 2006
University of Colorado, Teaching English as a 2nd Language, Certification, 2002
International House, San Diego, CA, Further Certificate in Teaching Business English, 2003
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, B.S., Textiles
Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY, NYC, A.A.S. Buying & Merchandising
Having taught, tutored, and coached ESL and English for over 15 years now, I have a passion for proper communication - writing, speaking, listening, reading, presenting, persuading, and negotiating. In 2006, I earned a Master's degree in Communication/Organizational Leadership from the University of Denver. I also completed a Certification in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Groups of 2 to 4 are charged at a rate of $60 per hour. I'm open to special rates for multiple sessions, families/students in need, etc - please message me with specifics!

Travel Radius
Travels within 14 miles of Denver, CO 80202
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable, kind, and incredibly helpful."

- Maria, Aurora, CO on 9/29/15

"Great Tutor"

- Olivia, Denver, CO on 1/23/14
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
Career Development,
IELTS,
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
IELTS,
Reading, Speech, TOEFL,
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT English

For over 15 years now I have taught English and ESL! I have grown to love my native language and inspire others to do the same. Proper English will take you to some very high places in your chosen career. I love teaching English skills and strategies for testing!

Bible Studies

I have studied the Bible for over 30 years and spent 4 years in Bible school in New York City, becoming licensed. My training was completed at Living Word Bible Training Center in Manhattan where I earned my certification, diploma, and the license for ministry. I have been a pastor of an international church and taught the Bible now for over 30 years, as a Christian and lover of the Word!

Business

I spent over 25 years in the business world, in both New York and Denver. Additionally, I have a Master's degree from the University of Denver in Communication/Organizational Leadership. I taught Business, Leadership, Management, Marketing, and Communication on Denver college campuses for over 6 years.

Career Development

For over 5 years, I taught Career Management and Success Strategies on college campuses in Denver. Additionally, I taught Portfolio Review and Advanced Portfolio Review, instructing students on interviewing, resume building, and portfolio creation for marketing, merchandising, and general business.

English

As an American English native speaker, I have been teaching and coaching ESL and English for over 15 years!

ESL/ESOL

I am TESL certified and hold a second certificate in Teaching Business English. My Master's degree is in Communication and I have taught at all levels of the educational system - from K through 12 and university!

Grammar

I have taught ESL and English, including grammar, for the past 15 years! I hold a TESL certification and a further certificate in teaching Business English. My Master's degree was earned at DU in Communication. I focus often on grammar in my coaching sessions, when the needs analysis we complete reflects this need. Proper grammar is an important part of speaking and writing with excellence and will take you to some very high places!

IELTS

I've specialized in IELTS and TOEFL exam preparation for over 5 years now! As an IELTS invigilator at the Denver Regional Center for this British university entrance exam, I administrated and managed the student test for several years. I've taught IELTS preparation classes at a few language schools and continue to do so, as well as coach students individually and in small groups.

Marketing

I hold a Master's degree in Communication/Organizational Leadership from the University of Denver. My Associates degree in in Buying & Merchandising from the Fashion Institute of Technology/State Univ of New York. Additionally, I spent over 25 years in Marketing in both New York and Denver, with companies like Honeywell (9 years as Merchandising Manager), Dex One (Dex Media - 4 years as an Advertising Consultant), and various telecommunication or data communication firms.

Phonics

I have been teaching English & ESL for over 12 years. Part of my ESL Speaking coaching sessions includes pronunciation. This involves skilled use of stresses and intonation in the English language. I incorporate use of phonics drills and clear speaking principles, sounding out problem sounds and stresses with my clients.

Proofreading

Having taught English/ESL for over 15 years and college for 6 years, I have proofread hundreds of papers! I teach my students the proper editing symbols and use these standardized symbols to help students improve their writing. Additionally, I check format for MLA or APA citations for all research papers. It is amazing to watch improvements, as we focus on the real issues! My Master's degree is in Communication/Organizational Leadership from DU.

Public Speaking

My qualifications for teaching Public Speaking includes a Master's degree in Communication/Organizational Leadership, focusing on speaking & writing from the University of Denver. Throughout my 6 years of teaching at the college level, my students have been trained to give superb presentations and to speak in public. Finally, I spent over 25 years in the business world giving presentations and public speaking, including over 9 years with Honeywell in New York. My speaking career began at the age of 14, when I travelled statewide on the forensics team.

Spelling

One of my favorite memories growing up was being in spelling bees, while in grade school! Spelling is extremely important and can cause your answer to be completely incorrect in some exams. In teaching academic ESL, I hold spelling contests and give tests on this important skill. I have a passion for teaching spelling and inspiring others to spell with care!

Study Skills

I learned study skills at an early age. These skills propelled me to continue my education, achieving a Master's degree with a 3.98/4.00 GPA. My GPA improved over the years with increased focus and diligence. Organization and self-confidence play a large role in studying successfully!

TOEFL

As one of my specialties, I have taught TOEFL and IELTS test preparation at various ESL language schools. Additionally, I have coached clients in preparing for these university entrance tests with great success! Test preparation is one of my specialties, and I have been an IELTS Invigilator at the local exam center for several years. I earned my TESL certification at the University of Colorado and hold a Master's degree in Communication from DU.

Vocabulary

With a passion for proper communication, vocabulary is key in acquiring excellent speaking and writing skills. I teach students how to improve their vocabulary. Reading is an important factor here, and reading the proper books, texts, and publications!

Writing

An American English native speaker, my writing experience includes writing online lectures for an international textbook publisher. I taught Writing II or research writing at the university level. I have taught college courses for several years that have required capstone projects with extensive research writing. Additionally, I have taught essay writing to ESL beginning, intermediate, and advanced students and to all levels of the educational system. Writing is one of my passions and I love to show others how to self-edit!

Colorado State University Fort Collins
B.S. Textiles
University of Denver
Master's
University of Colorado
Graduate Coursework

Education

Colorado State University Fort Collins (B.S. Textiles)

University of Denver (Master's)

University of Colorado (Graduate Coursework)

Knowledgeable, kind, and incredibly helpful.

Celine really knows her stuff, and she went the extra mile to make sure that I would get the results I am looking for. I am preparing for an important university admission type of interview. She helped me out by reviewing my CV and personal statement, as well as by going over some questions I am likely to be asked, while correcting my sentence composition and pronunciation. Highly satisfied.

— Maria, Aurora, CO on 9/29/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Groups of 2 to 4 are charged at a rate of $60 per hour. I'm open to special rates for multiple sessions, families/students in need, etc - please message me with specifics!

Travel policy

Celine will travel within 14 miles of Denver, CO 80202.