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Renata U.

ESL, TOEFL, IELTS, German, Intercultural Training, Public Speaking

ESL, TOEFL, IELTS, German, Intercultural Training, Public Speaking

$48/hour

  • 743 hours tutoring

  • Boca Raton, FL 33432

About Renata


Bio

My name is Renata. I am bi-lingual English and German, and I have a multi-lingual/ multi-cultural background. I can call on many years of experience in teaching ESL, TOEFL. IELTS, German, Italian, communication skills for business (presentations, meetings, negotiations, telephoning, written correspondence, interview skills) and intercultural communication skills. In addition to that, I offer translation/ interpretation services (English-German/ German-English), and I also have a business...

My name is Renata. I am bi-lingual English and German, and I have a multi-lingual/ multi-cultural background. I can call on many years of experience in teaching ESL, TOEFL. IELTS, German, Italian, communication skills for business (presentations, meetings, negotiations, telephoning, written correspondence, interview skills) and intercultural communication skills. In addition to that, I offer translation/ interpretation services (English-German/ German-English), and I also have a business background, specializing in Human Resources Training and Development, Public Relations, Communications, and Marketing.

I am able to draw on many years of experience helping people improve their language and communication skills and preparing them for working internationally or for relocation. I have plenty of international and intercultural working experience and have been a language learner myself throughout my entire life: I speak Italian and French, and I have a basic understanding of Spanish. Being passionate about learning, training, and development, I can empathize with language and culture related issues and help my clients reach their goals. I have worked with large international corporations, smaller local businesses, language schools, relocation services providers, and private individuals. Hence, I am flexible and able to adjust to my clients' individual needs.

As far as language training is concerned, I focus on language development (vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation) and communication skills for business, relocation, travel and leisure. My test preparation services include, but are not limited to TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, Cambridge tests, ACT, Test DaF, and Zertifikat Deutsch.

I meet most of my clients online using Skype or Zoom, or sometimes at their place of work, university, library, or any other public place, if they live/ work within my travel radius. Other services such as translations or test grading can be done remotely. Please contact me for more details.


Education

Language studies (English, German, French, Italian) + CELTA
Translation, Teaching
Economics/ International Business Administration
Other
Corporate/ Intercultural Trainer
Other

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $48
  • Rate details: Prices for locations outside my travel radius, evening lessons, and weekend lessons on request.
  • Lesson cancellation: 36 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/26/2015

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Subjects

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

I have been a language and communication skills trainer for many years and have helped numerous people improve their English language and communication skills. In addition to my linguist background, I can also draw on many years of business experience working in Human Resources, Public Relations and Marketing/ Communications. I was actively involved in recruiting, assessing, profiling, and further development of employees. Therefore, I do have an in-depth insight into the recruiting process and what HR people usually look for in an applicant. Moreover, I am an excellent writer and proof-reader. Not only can I prepare you for an interview, but also help you write a resume and cover letter that will give you the attention you are looking for. I also offer support and guidance on intercultural communication, public speaking, presentations, negotiations, giving feedback, and managing conflict.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

As a language and communication skills trainer, I work with native and non-native speakers of English in order to help them improve their language and communication skills, which includes public speaking and presentation skills. I have both a language training and PR/Communications background, and I can draw on many years of experience working in PR/Communications, giving presentations and training others to excel in this field. Everyone can become proficient in public speaking. I have shown people how to prepare, how to structure their presentation, how to overcome their fear of speaking in public and how to feel more comfortable when delivering speeches and presentations, making announcements, or any other occasion that requires speaking in front of an audience, no matter how big or small. I also do interview training, and I cover the art of persuasion, negotiating, giving feedback, and managing conflict. Be prepared, practice, be confident. Everyone can do this!

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

I have been a language and communication skills trainer for many years and have helped numerous people improve their English language and communication skills. In addition to my linguist background, I can also draw on many years of business experience working in Human Resources, Public Relations and Marketing/ Communications. I was actively involved in recruiting, assessing, profiling, and further development of employees. Therefore, I do have an in-depth insight into the recruiting process and what HR people usually look for in an applicant. Moreover, I am an excellent writer and proof-reader. Not only can I prepare you for an interview, but also help you write a resume and cover letter that will give you the attention you are looking for. I also offer support and guidance on intercultural communication, public speaking, presentations, negotiations, giving feedback, and managing conflict.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a trained and certified ESL teacher and have taught English as a second language for many years. Being bi-lingual (English and German) and having learned other languages myself (Italian, French, Spanish) has deepened my understanding of problem areas when learning a foreign language and how to solve these issues. Not only do I know how to teach English to beginners and advanced learners of English, but I know what it means to learn, use, and maintain a foreign language. I have helped adults and adolescents improve their English language and communication skills as well as prepare them for living and working/ schooling in an English speaking environment. I also offer TOEFL and IELTS test preparation. But no matter what we focus on, I will always customize lessons to my students' individual needs and go the extra mile to help them succeed.
French,

French

Voudriez-vous apprendre le français? Est-ce tu voudrais apprendre le français? Would you like to learn French? French is an important language and I have always enjoyed speaking French. Even though I am not a native speaker, I started learning French more than 20 years ago. I have used French in business and for traveling, have been to France and the French-speaking part of Switzerland many times, and have taught French to beginners for many years. I speak French from France; I am not familiar with Canadian French. Due to the fact that I am not a native speaker, I only teach beginners (levels A1 and A2). I am very experienced in introducing a new language to languages learners, and due to my intercultural background, I can also introduce learners to the culture of the country they are traveling to/ working with. I am very familiar with France and the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Hardi! Parlons français!
German,

German

Möchtest du deutsch lernen? Möchten Sie deutsch lernen? Whether you would like to start learning German from scratch or improve your German, I am the right trainer for you. I am bi-lingual German and English, and I have lived in Germany and Great Britain for most of my life. I have been a resident of South Florida for more than 9 years, have international living and working experience, and I am a language trainer and translator by profession. Working with me, you are not only in professional hands, but I will make this an enjoyable learning experience, too. No matter what you need German for, I can help you achieve your goals. I can draw on many years of teaching basic 'survival' German, German for daily life, for traveling, and for business. I have also prepared students for relocation to Germany and the 'TestDaF' or 'Zertifikat Deutsch', which are often required by employers and universities. I customize lessons to my students' individual needs and go the extra mile to help them succeed.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have taught English as a second language for many years and have thus become an expert in English grammar. I have helped adults, teenagers and children improve their English language and communication skills as well as prepare them for tests such as the TOEFL, which includes grammar. Do you need to work on grammar for school, work, or an upcoming test, in order to write correct essays or business correspondence, or do you need to brush up on your oral grammar skills for day to day life? I can help you improve in all areas of grammar, such as tenses, prepositions, articles, singulars and plurals, adjectives and adverbs, comparatives and superlatives, pronouns, if-clauses, phrasal verbs, passive, reported speech, questions and answers/ question words, sentence structure and many other areas you feel you need to work on. I customize lessons to my students' individual needs and go the extra mile to help them succeed.
Italian,

Italian

Vorreste/ Vorresti imparare l'italiano? Would you like to learn Italian? Italian is one of the most beautiful languages in the world and I have always enjoyed speaking Italian. Even though I am not a native speaker, I started learning Italian more than 20 years ago. I have used Italian in business and for traveling, have traveled to Italy and the Italian speaking part of Switzerland many times, and have even lived in Italy for some time. Due to the fact that I am not a native speaker, I only teach beginners (levels A1 and A2). I am very experienced teaching beginners classes. I am particularly keen on introducing this wonderful language to learners and making the Italian culture more accessible to them, because Italy is a country truly worthwhile traveling to. Avanti! Parliamo l'italiano!
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have been a language trainer for many years and have helped numerous people improve their language and communication skills, including writing and proofreading texts. I can draw from many years of experience working with native and non-native speakers of English who were looking to improve their writing skills for business, day-to-day correspondence, academic purposes and even novel writing and composition. Not only have I helped people improve their writing skills, but have also proofread their essays, speeches and papers. Proofreading can be done remotely by email, skype or telephone and does not always require an in-person meeting. However, if you live within my travel radius, I would of course also meet with you and discuss things with you in person.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

As a language and communication skills trainer, I work with native and non-native speakers of English in order to help them improve their language and communication skills, which includes public speaking and presentation skills. I have both a language training and PR/Communications background, and I can draw on many years of experience working in PR/Communications, giving presentations and training others to excel in this field. Everyone can become proficient in public speaking. I have shown people how to prepare, how to structure their presentation, how to overcome their fear of speaking in public and how to feel more comfortable when delivering speeches and presentations, making announcements, or any other occasion that requires speaking in front of an audience, no matter how big or small. I also do interview training, and I cover the art of persuasion, negotiating, giving feedback, and managing conflict. Be prepared, practice, be confident. Everyone can do this!

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I have taught English as a second language for many years and have thus become an expert in English grammar. I have helped adults, teenagers and children improve their English language and communication skills as well as prepare them for tests such as the TOEFL, which includes grammar. Do you need to work on grammar for school, work, or an upcoming test, in order to write correct essays or business correspondence, or do you need to brush up on your oral grammar skills for day to day life? I can help you improve in all areas of grammar, such as tenses, prepositions, articles, singulars and plurals, adjectives and adverbs, comparatives and superlatives, pronouns, if-clauses, phrasal verbs, passive, reported speech, questions and answers/ question words, sentence structure and many other areas you feel you need to work on. I customize lessons to my students' individual needs and go the extra mile to help them succeed.
Phonics,

Phonics

The area of phonetics is an integral part in language training. There are hundreds of sounds of human speech, which greatly vary from language to language. These sounds cannot be described by using our normal alphabet, but a specialist alphabet, the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet). Using the IPA will help you spell words phonetically and practice their correct pronunciation. Phonetics is about physiological production of sounds, acoustic properties and auditory perception. I have studied phonetics and have used the IPA when teaching ESL and foreign languages. Phonetics classes are also sometimes called pronunciation classes or accent reduction classes, which I have offered to students for many years. However, I am not a speech pathologist and thus not trained to help with such issues.
Reading,

Reading

As a professional ESL and TOEFL teacher, I teach all language skills including reading. I select level appropriate reading texts for my students, make sure that I pre-teach necessary knowledge and vocabulary, give students during-reading and post-reading tasks and enable students to develop good reading strategies so that they can continue learning and benefitting from reading on their own in the future.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

As a professional ESL and TOEFL teacher, I teach all language skills including vocabulary development. I elicit and evaluate my students' previous knowledge, set realistic goals and present vocabulary in a relatable context making sure that students understand the function of new vocabulary. Furthermore, I enable my students to develop an increased awareness of word families in order to attain an even wider range of vocabulary. These techniques allow students to continue learning on their own in the future.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

As a teacher of English as a second language and a teacher for writing, reading and communication skills, I started looking into ACT English and ACT Reading and have since prepared several of my students for the ACT. Regarding ACT English, I am able to give you an overview of the test, explain useful strategies, and prepare you for self study by showing you the typical questions and coping strategies for this part of the test. I will focus on the usage and mechanics of English (punctuation, grammar and sentence structure) and rhetorical skills (sentence organization and style). I am also familiar with the new format of the optional ACT Writing and can train you to write successful essays for the ACT.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

As a teacher of English as a second language and a teacher for writing, reading and communication skills, I started looking into ACT English and ACT Reading and have since prepared several of my students for the ACT. Regarding ACT Reading, I am able to give you an overview of the test, explain useful strategies, and prepare you for self study by showing you the typical questions and coping strategies for this part of the test. I will focus on 'Referring Questions' and 'Reasoning Questions', which are an essential part of ACT Reading. I am also familiar with the new format of the optional ACT Writing and can train you to write successful essays for the ACT.
English,

English

I have taught English as a second language for many years. Being bilingual (English and German) and having learned other languages myself (Italian, French, Spanish) has deepened my understanding of problem areas when learning a foreign language and how to solve these issues. I have been a language and communication skills trainer for many years and have helped adults, teenagers and children improve their English language and communication skills as well as prepare them for living and working/ schooling in an English speaking environment. I also offer TOEFL test preparation. I customize lessons to fit my students' individual needs and go the extra mile to help them succeed.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a trained and certified ESL teacher and have taught English as a second language for many years. Being bi-lingual (English and German) and having learned other languages myself (Italian, French, Spanish) has deepened my understanding of problem areas when learning a foreign language and how to solve these issues. Not only do I know how to teach English to beginners and advanced learners of English, but I know what it means to learn, use, and maintain a foreign language. I have helped adults and adolescents improve their English language and communication skills as well as prepare them for living and working/ schooling in an English speaking environment. I also offer TOEFL and IELTS test preparation. But no matter what we focus on, I will always customize lessons to my students' individual needs and go the extra mile to help them succeed.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have taught English as a second language for many years and have thus become an expert in English grammar. I have helped adults, teenagers and children improve their English language and communication skills as well as prepare them for tests such as the TOEFL, which includes grammar. Do you need to work on grammar for school, work, or an upcoming test, in order to write correct essays or business correspondence, or do you need to brush up on your oral grammar skills for day to day life? I can help you improve in all areas of grammar, such as tenses, prepositions, articles, singulars and plurals, adjectives and adverbs, comparatives and superlatives, pronouns, if-clauses, phrasal verbs, passive, reported speech, questions and answers/ question words, sentence structure and many other areas you feel you need to work on. I customize lessons to my students' individual needs and go the extra mile to help them succeed.
IELTS,

IELTS

I am a trained and certified ESL teacher with many years of experience teaching IELTS General and IELTS Academic. I can tell you everything you need to know about this test, give you tips and strategies for each part of the test, provide you with useful training materials, and practice with you. Moreover, I am able to give you an idea of what score band you are in, analyze your speaking and writing, and give you feedback on how to improve your grammar, vocabulary, fluency, pronunciation, and your overall English language proficiency.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have been a language trainer for many years and have helped numerous people improve their language and communication skills, including writing and proofreading texts. I can draw from many years of experience working with native and non-native speakers of English who were looking to improve their writing skills for business, day-to-day correspondence, academic purposes and even novel writing and composition. Not only have I helped people improve their writing skills, but have also proofread their essays, speeches and papers. Proofreading can be done remotely by email, skype or telephone and does not always require an in-person meeting. However, if you live within my travel radius, I would of course also meet with you and discuss things with you in person.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

As a language and communication skills trainer, I work with native and non-native speakers of English in order to help them improve their language and communication skills, which includes public speaking and presentation skills. I have both a language training and PR/Communications background, and I can draw on many years of experience working in PR/Communications, giving presentations and training others to excel in this field. Everyone can become proficient in public speaking. I have shown people how to prepare, how to structure their presentation, how to overcome their fear of speaking in public and how to feel more comfortable when delivering speeches and presentations, making announcements, or any other occasion that requires speaking in front of an audience, no matter how big or small. I also do interview training, and I cover the art of persuasion, negotiating, giving feedback, and managing conflict. Be prepared, practice, be confident. Everyone can do this!
Reading,

Reading

As a professional ESL and TOEFL teacher, I teach all language skills including reading. I select level appropriate reading texts for my students, make sure that I pre-teach necessary knowledge and vocabulary, give students during-reading and post-reading tasks and enable students to develop good reading strategies so that they can continue learning and benefitting from reading on their own in the future.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

The TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign language) is the most widely recognized test to assess a non-native speaker's academic English language skills, and an IBT score of 75 to 100 is usually required for university admission. The test is highly demanding and cannot be mastered without preparation. The TOEFL consists of four parts: reading, listening, speaking and writing. Usually, speaking and writing are perceived as the two most challenging parts. These are the two parts most students actually need a tutor for, whereas the reading and listening parts can be tackled as a self-study task with a little bit of guidance by a tutor. I specialize in TOEFL preparation courses. I am a trained and certified ESL and TOEFL teacher who keeps up-to-date on everything about TOEFL. I have a wealth of resources including official test preparation materials and training materials I have developed myself over time. I can also administer a full sample TOEFL test, give you an idea of what score you would currently be able to achieve, analyze, correct, and improve your speaking and writing skills, assess your strengths and weaknesses, and help you improve critical areas.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

As a professional ESL and TOEFL teacher, I teach all language skills including vocabulary development. I elicit and evaluate my students' previous knowledge, set realistic goals and present vocabulary in a relatable context making sure that students understand the function of new vocabulary. Furthermore, I enable my students to develop an increased awareness of word families in order to attain an even wider range of vocabulary. These techniques allow students to continue learning on their own in the future.
Writing

Writing

I have been a language trainer for many years and have helped numerous people improve their language and communication skills, including writing. I can draw from many years of experience working with native and non-native speakers of English who were looking to improve their writing skills for business, day-to-day correspondence, academic purposes and even novel writing and composition. Not only have I helped people improve their writing skills, but have also written various essays, speeches and papers for my students. Furthermore, all of my TOEFL, IELTS and ACT test preparation courses include writing skills training. Writing requires a lot of practice. Therefore, writing students usually spend a lot of time writing their own texts, essays and compositions, and I would proof-read their work, correct mistakes, and highlight and explain recurring mistakes, which can also be done remotely by email, Skype or telephone; this does not always require an in-person meeting. However, if you live within my travel radius, I would of course also meet with you and discuss things with you in person.

Homeschool

English,

English

I have taught English as a second language for many years. Being bilingual (English and German) and having learned other languages myself (Italian, French, Spanish) has deepened my understanding of problem areas when learning a foreign language and how to solve these issues. I have been a language and communication skills trainer for many years and have helped adults, teenagers and children improve their English language and communication skills as well as prepare them for living and working/ schooling in an English speaking environment. I also offer TOEFL test preparation. I customize lessons to fit my students' individual needs and go the extra mile to help them succeed.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a trained and certified ESL teacher and have taught English as a second language for many years. Being bi-lingual (English and German) and having learned other languages myself (Italian, French, Spanish) has deepened my understanding of problem areas when learning a foreign language and how to solve these issues. Not only do I know how to teach English to beginners and advanced learners of English, but I know what it means to learn, use, and maintain a foreign language. I have helped adults and adolescents improve their English language and communication skills as well as prepare them for living and working/ schooling in an English speaking environment. I also offer TOEFL and IELTS test preparation. But no matter what we focus on, I will always customize lessons to my students' individual needs and go the extra mile to help them succeed.
French,

French

Voudriez-vous apprendre le français? Est-ce tu voudrais apprendre le français? Would you like to learn French? French is an important language and I have always enjoyed speaking French. Even though I am not a native speaker, I started learning French more than 20 years ago. I have used French in business and for traveling, have been to France and the French-speaking part of Switzerland many times, and have taught French to beginners for many years. I speak French from France; I am not familiar with Canadian French. Due to the fact that I am not a native speaker, I only teach beginners (levels A1 and A2). I am very experienced in introducing a new language to languages learners, and due to my intercultural background, I can also introduce learners to the culture of the country they are traveling to/ working with. I am very familiar with France and the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Hardi! Parlons français!
Reading,

Reading

As a professional ESL and TOEFL teacher, I teach all language skills including reading. I select level appropriate reading texts for my students, make sure that I pre-teach necessary knowledge and vocabulary, give students during-reading and post-reading tasks and enable students to develop good reading strategies so that they can continue learning and benefitting from reading on their own in the future.
Writing

Writing

I have been a language trainer for many years and have helped numerous people improve their language and communication skills, including writing. I can draw from many years of experience working with native and non-native speakers of English who were looking to improve their writing skills for business, day-to-day correspondence, academic purposes and even novel writing and composition. Not only have I helped people improve their writing skills, but have also written various essays, speeches and papers for my students. Furthermore, all of my TOEFL, IELTS and ACT test preparation courses include writing skills training. Writing requires a lot of practice. Therefore, writing students usually spend a lot of time writing their own texts, essays and compositions, and I would proof-read their work, correct mistakes, and highlight and explain recurring mistakes, which can also be done remotely by email, Skype or telephone; this does not always require an in-person meeting. However, if you live within my travel radius, I would of course also meet with you and discuss things with you in person.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a trained and certified ESL teacher and have taught English as a second language for many years. Being bi-lingual (English and German) and having learned other languages myself (Italian, French, Spanish) has deepened my understanding of problem areas when learning a foreign language and how to solve these issues. Not only do I know how to teach English to beginners and advanced learners of English, but I know what it means to learn, use, and maintain a foreign language. I have helped adults and adolescents improve their English language and communication skills as well as prepare them for living and working/ schooling in an English speaking environment. I also offer TOEFL and IELTS test preparation. But no matter what we focus on, I will always customize lessons to my students' individual needs and go the extra mile to help them succeed.
French,

French

Voudriez-vous apprendre le français? Est-ce tu voudrais apprendre le français? Would you like to learn French? French is an important language and I have always enjoyed speaking French. Even though I am not a native speaker, I started learning French more than 20 years ago. I have used French in business and for traveling, have been to France and the French-speaking part of Switzerland many times, and have taught French to beginners for many years. I speak French from France; I am not familiar with Canadian French. Due to the fact that I am not a native speaker, I only teach beginners (levels A1 and A2). I am very experienced in introducing a new language to languages learners, and due to my intercultural background, I can also introduce learners to the culture of the country they are traveling to/ working with. I am very familiar with France and the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Hardi! Parlons français!
German,

German

Möchtest du deutsch lernen? Möchten Sie deutsch lernen? Whether you would like to start learning German from scratch or improve your German, I am the right trainer for you. I am bi-lingual German and English, and I have lived in Germany and Great Britain for most of my life. I have been a resident of South Florida for more than 9 years, have international living and working experience, and I am a language trainer and translator by profession. Working with me, you are not only in professional hands, but I will make this an enjoyable learning experience, too. No matter what you need German for, I can help you achieve your goals. I can draw on many years of teaching basic 'survival' German, German for daily life, for traveling, and for business. I have also prepared students for relocation to Germany and the 'TestDaF' or 'Zertifikat Deutsch', which are often required by employers and universities. I customize lessons to my students' individual needs and go the extra mile to help them succeed.
IELTS,

IELTS

I am a trained and certified ESL teacher with many years of experience teaching IELTS General and IELTS Academic. I can tell you everything you need to know about this test, give you tips and strategies for each part of the test, provide you with useful training materials, and practice with you. Moreover, I am able to give you an idea of what score band you are in, analyze your speaking and writing, and give you feedback on how to improve your grammar, vocabulary, fluency, pronunciation, and your overall English language proficiency.
Italian,

Italian

Vorreste/ Vorresti imparare l'italiano? Would you like to learn Italian? Italian is one of the most beautiful languages in the world and I have always enjoyed speaking Italian. Even though I am not a native speaker, I started learning Italian more than 20 years ago. I have used Italian in business and for traveling, have traveled to Italy and the Italian speaking part of Switzerland many times, and have even lived in Italy for some time. Due to the fact that I am not a native speaker, I only teach beginners (levels A1 and A2). I am very experienced teaching beginners classes. I am particularly keen on introducing this wonderful language to learners and making the Italian culture more accessible to them, because Italy is a country truly worthwhile traveling to. Avanti! Parliamo l'italiano!
TOEFL

TOEFL

The TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign language) is the most widely recognized test to assess a non-native speaker's academic English language skills, and an IBT score of 75 to 100 is usually required for university admission. The test is highly demanding and cannot be mastered without preparation. The TOEFL consists of four parts: reading, listening, speaking and writing. Usually, speaking and writing are perceived as the two most challenging parts. These are the two parts most students actually need a tutor for, whereas the reading and listening parts can be tackled as a self-study task with a little bit of guidance by a tutor. I specialize in TOEFL preparation courses. I am a trained and certified ESL and TOEFL teacher who keeps up-to-date on everything about TOEFL. I have a wealth of resources including official test preparation materials and training materials I have developed myself over time. I can also administer a full sample TOEFL test, give you an idea of what score you would currently be able to achieve, analyze, correct, and improve your speaking and writing skills, assess your strengths and weaknesses, and help you improve critical areas.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have taught English as a second language for many years. Being bilingual (English and German) and having learned other languages myself (Italian, French, Spanish) has deepened my understanding of problem areas when learning a foreign language and how to solve these issues. I have been a language and communication skills trainer for many years and have helped adults, teenagers and children improve their English language and communication skills as well as prepare them for living and working/ schooling in an English speaking environment. I also offer TOEFL test preparation. I customize lessons to fit my students' individual needs and go the extra mile to help them succeed.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a trained and certified ESL teacher and have taught English as a second language for many years. Being bi-lingual (English and German) and having learned other languages myself (Italian, French, Spanish) has deepened my understanding of problem areas when learning a foreign language and how to solve these issues. Not only do I know how to teach English to beginners and advanced learners of English, but I know what it means to learn, use, and maintain a foreign language. I have helped adults and adolescents improve their English language and communication skills as well as prepare them for living and working/ schooling in an English speaking environment. I also offer TOEFL and IELTS test preparation. But no matter what we focus on, I will always customize lessons to my students' individual needs and go the extra mile to help them succeed.
French,

French

Voudriez-vous apprendre le français? Est-ce tu voudrais apprendre le français? Would you like to learn French? French is an important language and I have always enjoyed speaking French. Even though I am not a native speaker, I started learning French more than 20 years ago. I have used French in business and for traveling, have been to France and the French-speaking part of Switzerland many times, and have taught French to beginners for many years. I speak French from France; I am not familiar with Canadian French. Due to the fact that I am not a native speaker, I only teach beginners (levels A1 and A2). I am very experienced in introducing a new language to languages learners, and due to my intercultural background, I can also introduce learners to the culture of the country they are traveling to/ working with. I am very familiar with France and the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Hardi! Parlons français!
Reading,

Reading

As a professional ESL and TOEFL teacher, I teach all language skills including reading. I select level appropriate reading texts for my students, make sure that I pre-teach necessary knowledge and vocabulary, give students during-reading and post-reading tasks and enable students to develop good reading strategies so that they can continue learning and benefitting from reading on their own in the future.
Writing

Writing

I have been a language trainer for many years and have helped numerous people improve their language and communication skills, including writing. I can draw from many years of experience working with native and non-native speakers of English who were looking to improve their writing skills for business, day-to-day correspondence, academic purposes and even novel writing and composition. Not only have I helped people improve their writing skills, but have also written various essays, speeches and papers for my students. Furthermore, all of my TOEFL, IELTS and ACT test preparation courses include writing skills training. Writing requires a lot of practice. Therefore, writing students usually spend a lot of time writing their own texts, essays and compositions, and I would proof-read their work, correct mistakes, and highlight and explain recurring mistakes, which can also be done remotely by email, Skype or telephone; this does not always require an in-person meeting. However, if you live within my travel radius, I would of course also meet with you and discuss things with you in person.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am a trained and certified ESL teacher and have taught English as a second language for many years. Being bi-lingual (English and German) and having learned other languages myself (Italian, French, Spanish) has deepened my understanding of problem areas when learning a foreign language and how to solve these issues. Not only do I know how to teach English to beginners and advanced learners of English, but I know what it means to learn, use, and maintain a foreign language. I have helped adults and adolescents improve their English language and communication skills as well as prepare them for living and working/ schooling in an English speaking environment. I also offer TOEFL and IELTS test preparation. But no matter what we focus on, I will always customize lessons to my students' individual needs and go the extra mile to help them succeed.

Special Needs

Phonics

Phonics

The area of phonetics is an integral part in language training. There are hundreds of sounds of human speech, which greatly vary from language to language. These sounds cannot be described by using our normal alphabet, but a specialist alphabet, the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet). Using the IPA will help you spell words phonetically and practice their correct pronunciation. Phonetics is about physiological production of sounds, acoustic properties and auditory perception. I have studied phonetics and have used the IPA when teaching ESL and foreign languages. Phonetics classes are also sometimes called pronunciation classes or accent reduction classes, which I have offered to students for many years. However, I am not a speech pathologist and thus not trained to help with such issues.

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ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a trained and certified ESL teacher and have taught English as a second language for many years. Being bi-lingual (English and German) and having learned other languages myself (Italian, French, Spanish) has deepened my understanding of problem areas when learning a foreign language and how to solve these issues. Not only do I know how to teach English to beginners and advanced learners of English, but I know what it means to learn, use, and maintain a foreign language. I have helped adults and adolescents improve their English language and communication skills as well as prepare them for living and working/ schooling in an English speaking environment. I also offer TOEFL and IELTS test preparation. But no matter what we focus on, I will always customize lessons to my students' individual needs and go the extra mile to help them succeed.
French,

French

Voudriez-vous apprendre le français? Est-ce tu voudrais apprendre le français? Would you like to learn French? French is an important language and I have always enjoyed speaking French. Even though I am not a native speaker, I started learning French more than 20 years ago. I have used French in business and for traveling, have been to France and the French-speaking part of Switzerland many times, and have taught French to beginners for many years. I speak French from France; I am not familiar with Canadian French. Due to the fact that I am not a native speaker, I only teach beginners (levels A1 and A2). I am very experienced in introducing a new language to languages learners, and due to my intercultural background, I can also introduce learners to the culture of the country they are traveling to/ working with. I am very familiar with France and the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Hardi! Parlons français!
German,

German

Möchtest du deutsch lernen? Möchten Sie deutsch lernen? Whether you would like to start learning German from scratch or improve your German, I am the right trainer for you. I am bi-lingual German and English, and I have lived in Germany and Great Britain for most of my life. I have been a resident of South Florida for more than 9 years, have international living and working experience, and I am a language trainer and translator by profession. Working with me, you are not only in professional hands, but I will make this an enjoyable learning experience, too. No matter what you need German for, I can help you achieve your goals. I can draw on many years of teaching basic 'survival' German, German for daily life, for traveling, and for business. I have also prepared students for relocation to Germany and the 'TestDaF' or 'Zertifikat Deutsch', which are often required by employers and universities. I customize lessons to my students' individual needs and go the extra mile to help them succeed.
Italian,

Italian

Vorreste/ Vorresti imparare l'italiano? Would you like to learn Italian? Italian is one of the most beautiful languages in the world and I have always enjoyed speaking Italian. Even though I am not a native speaker, I started learning Italian more than 20 years ago. I have used Italian in business and for traveling, have traveled to Italy and the Italian speaking part of Switzerland many times, and have even lived in Italy for some time. Due to the fact that I am not a native speaker, I only teach beginners (levels A1 and A2). I am very experienced teaching beginners classes. I am particularly keen on introducing this wonderful language to learners and making the Italian culture more accessible to them, because Italy is a country truly worthwhile traveling to. Avanti! Parliamo l'italiano!
Reading,

Reading

As a professional ESL and TOEFL teacher, I teach all language skills including reading. I select level appropriate reading texts for my students, make sure that I pre-teach necessary knowledge and vocabulary, give students during-reading and post-reading tasks and enable students to develop good reading strategies so that they can continue learning and benefitting from reading on their own in the future.
Writing

Writing

I have been a language trainer for many years and have helped numerous people improve their language and communication skills, including writing. I can draw from many years of experience working with native and non-native speakers of English who were looking to improve their writing skills for business, day-to-day correspondence, academic purposes and even novel writing and composition. Not only have I helped people improve their writing skills, but have also written various essays, speeches and papers for my students. Furthermore, all of my TOEFL, IELTS and ACT test preparation courses include writing skills training. Writing requires a lot of practice. Therefore, writing students usually spend a lot of time writing their own texts, essays and compositions, and I would proof-read their work, correct mistakes, and highlight and explain recurring mistakes, which can also be done remotely by email, Skype or telephone; this does not always require an in-person meeting. However, if you live within my travel radius, I would of course also meet with you and discuss things with you in person.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

As a teacher of English as a second language and a teacher for writing, reading and communication skills, I started looking into ACT English and ACT Reading and have since prepared several of my students for the ACT. Regarding ACT English, I am able to give you an overview of the test, explain useful strategies, and prepare you for self study by showing you the typical questions and coping strategies for this part of the test. I will focus on the usage and mechanics of English (punctuation, grammar and sentence structure) and rhetorical skills (sentence organization and style). I am also familiar with the new format of the optional ACT Writing and can train you to write successful essays for the ACT.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

As a teacher of English as a second language and a teacher for writing, reading and communication skills, I started looking into ACT English and ACT Reading and have since prepared several of my students for the ACT. Regarding ACT Reading, I am able to give you an overview of the test, explain useful strategies, and prepare you for self study by showing you the typical questions and coping strategies for this part of the test. I will focus on 'Referring Questions' and 'Reasoning Questions', which are an essential part of ACT Reading. I am also familiar with the new format of the optional ACT Writing and can train you to write successful essays for the ACT.
Career Development,

Career Development

I have been a language and communication skills trainer for many years and have helped numerous people improve their English language and communication skills. In addition to my linguist background, I can also draw on many years of business experience working in Human Resources, Public Relations and Marketing/ Communications. I was actively involved in recruiting, assessing, profiling, and further development of employees. Therefore, I do have an in-depth insight into the recruiting process and what HR people usually look for in an applicant. Moreover, I am an excellent writer and proof-reader. Not only can I prepare you for an interview, but also help you write a resume and cover letter that will give you the attention you are looking for. I also offer support and guidance on intercultural communication, public speaking, presentations, negotiations, giving feedback, and managing conflict.
IELTS,

IELTS

I am a trained and certified ESL teacher with many years of experience teaching IELTS General and IELTS Academic. I can tell you everything you need to know about this test, give you tips and strategies for each part of the test, provide you with useful training materials, and practice with you. Moreover, I am able to give you an idea of what score band you are in, analyze your speaking and writing, and give you feedback on how to improve your grammar, vocabulary, fluency, pronunciation, and your overall English language proficiency.
TOEFL

TOEFL

The TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign language) is the most widely recognized test to assess a non-native speaker's academic English language skills, and an IBT score of 75 to 100 is usually required for university admission. The test is highly demanding and cannot be mastered without preparation. The TOEFL consists of four parts: reading, listening, speaking and writing. Usually, speaking and writing are perceived as the two most challenging parts. These are the two parts most students actually need a tutor for, whereas the reading and listening parts can be tackled as a self-study task with a little bit of guidance by a tutor. I specialize in TOEFL preparation courses. I am a trained and certified ESL and TOEFL teacher who keeps up-to-date on everything about TOEFL. I have a wealth of resources including official test preparation materials and training materials I have developed myself over time. I can also administer a full sample TOEFL test, give you an idea of what score you would currently be able to achieve, analyze, correct, and improve your speaking and writing skills, assess your strengths and weaknesses, and help you improve critical areas.

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Smart and knowledgeable Toefl tutor

For students who are looking for advanced scores; Renata is a perfect choice. She Provides you with practical strategies and sources. She is Highly recommended specially for speaking and writing sections.

Massood, 1 lesson with Renata

Great Lesson

Renata is very knowledgable, friendly, and her teaching style is very effective. I really enjoy our lessons and am impressed with her knowledge of grammar and the English language. Highly recommended!

Jiaxin, 12 lessons with Renata

Insightful, sharp right to the point

Renata is really sharp in her sense. She is definitely professional and she is dedicated in every session she has with me. She is objective and honest with her feedback which is concise, directly to the point and is given in a timely manner. That is something exactly what I need. I find myself blessed to have ran into Renata as my first tutor on Wyzant. Her advice and solution is exactly what I need given the situation I face. And I think I will have at least 10 more sessions with her. :-)

Yan, 7 lessons with Renata

Patient tutor with a great expertise. Her professional systematic approach and useful tools gave me a real progress in the test taking day

We have 6 hours with Renata to help me taking TOEFL ibt. Since I had only a week to get ready, she did her best to make our lessons easy but effective. She gave me all the tools and tips to use while the test taking and it worked 100%! Thank you Renata, we did a great work together. Absolutely recommend her.

Anastasya, 4 lessons with Renata

Patient and knowledgeable tutor

This is my second session with Renata and I think she’s a good tutor. She’s really organized, patient and helpful. I’m looking forward to more sessions with her. Thank you, Renata!

Djangou, 2 lessons with Renata

Probably can help me

She is patient and I can tell she is professional and experienced. And she was prepared with lots of effective materials. Plus, she recommended me to buy a new book then we can practice together. She seems good at speaking and writing which are two of my weakest parts. I'm looking forward to the next class, I hope she can help me achieve my goal!

Jessica, 15 lessons with Renata

Well prepared and very competent

During my stay in Miami, I had seven lessons with Renata. We practiced on a lot of different materials for IELTS. She detects and finds the weaknesses of your language and usage errors, and prepares the future lessons materials according to them. As well as her competency on intensive linguistic knowledge, she knows how to approach to a student. I am so grateful that I had studied with her.

Kaan, 9 lessons with Renata

She's not just a tutor, she's my coach.

I hired Renata as a public speaking tutor and she not only provides quality public speaking lessons with full of practical, role-playing practice, but also she coaches me on how to speak and behave in professional environment of "Corporate America". As English is my second language, soon after our 1st lesson, I realized the benefit. I have taken 3 lessons with her so far and plan to keep taking it once a week.

Maki, 8 lessons with Renata

Highly recomended!

Renata is a great teacher, always well prepared, on time and straight to the point. She know how to adjust perfectly to every student needs,and have extra homework for you. She explians everything very easy. My only complain is her disponibility,which make sense after you take the first class with her and realize how good she is.

ALICIA, 14 lessons with Renata
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