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Celine S.

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

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

$40/hour

  • 412 hours tutoring

  • Southeast Denver, CO 80202

About Celine


Bio

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...

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


Education

Colorado State University Fort Collins
B.S. Textiles
University of Denver
Masters
University of Colorado
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Rate details: Groups of 2 or more are charged on a sliding scale, beginning with $60 per hour.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 14 miles of Denver, CO 80202
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/18/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Business,

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,

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.
Marketing,

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.
Public Speaking

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.

Corporate Training

Business,

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,

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.
ESL/ESOL,

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,

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!
Proofreading,

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

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.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

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!
Phonics,

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.
Spelling,

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,

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!
Vocabulary

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!

English

ACT English,

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!
English,

English

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

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,

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,

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.
Proofreading,

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,

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,

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!
TOEFL,

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,

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

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!

History

Bible Studies

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!

Homeschool

English,

English

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

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!
Spelling,

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,

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!
Writing

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!

Language

ESL/ESOL,

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!
IELTS,

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.
TOEFL

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.

Most Popular

English,

English

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

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!
Study Skills,

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!
Writing

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!

Other

Bible Studies,

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!
ESL/ESOL,

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!
Marketing,

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.
Study Skills

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!

Special Needs

Phonics,

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.
Study Skills

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!

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

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!
Study Skills,

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!
Writing

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!

Test Preparation

ACT English,

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!
Career Development,

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.
IELTS,

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.
TOEFL

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.

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Knowledgeable tutor

We worked on a Bible lesson that covered Stephen the martyr. We talked about God and his character. Overall it was a great introduction to the Bible. I would recommend hiring Celine as a Bible tutor.

Vinh, 5 lessons with Celine

Thorough and patient tutor

As a returning adult student to grad school, I was apprehensive to get started again with writing scholarly papers. I highly recommend Celine for her knowledge with the writing process and her patience with an adult learner!

Jenny, 1 lesson with Celine

Great First meeting

I felt very comfortable with her. I appreciated the professional and kind way she gave me feedback and addressed my concerns.

Marlyn, 21 lessons with Celine

Great Tutor

I am a student of Celine's who teaches IELTS test. Celine is a kind and patient tutor. She is always solving anything you ask. I am not good at writing, but after tutoring by Celine, I really thought that my writing was improving. My speaking is also improving. I am so appreciate that I could find Celine for tutoring.

Olivia, 10 lessons with Celine
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