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Renata U.

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

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

$60/hour

  • 983 hours tutoring

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 (working in international teams or with clients in another country, relocating abroad, general cultural awareness, and country...

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 (working in international teams or with clients in another country, relocating abroad, general cultural awareness, and country specific training). 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. Moreover, I help people with their resumes and cover letters, and I prepare them for their interviews. I provide a safe space for practicing and getting constructive feedback before facing a real situation in life.

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 Zertifik


Education

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

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • 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 also what it means to learn, use, and maintain a foreign language. I also specialize in accent reduction. I have helped many students reduce their accent and sound either more British or more American when they speak English. Speakers of different languages have different issues with English, not just grammar but also pronunciation. I focus on those particular problem areas and will help you sound more authentic and natural when speaking English. 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. This can include intercultural training and test preparation for TOEFL and IELTS. 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. Online ESL, TOEFL, and IELTS group classes on request.
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. Online German group classes on request.
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.
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 also what it means to learn, use, and maintain a foreign language. I also specialize in accent reduction. I have helped many students reduce their accent and sound either more British or more American when they speak English. Speakers of different languages have different issues with English, not just grammar but also pronunciation. I focus on those particular problem areas and will help you sound more authentic and natural when speaking English. 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. This can include intercultural training and test preparation for TOEFL and IELTS. 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. Online ESL, TOEFL, and IELTS group classes on request.
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. Online IELTS group classes on request.
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!
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 AM ALSO FAMILIAR WITH THE NEW SHORTENED FORMAT OF THE TEST! 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. Online TOEFL group courses on request.
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 also what it means to learn, use, and maintain a foreign language. I also specialize in accent reduction. I have helped many students reduce their accent and sound either more British or more American when they speak English. Speakers of different languages have different issues with English, not just grammar but also pronunciation. I focus on those particular problem areas and will help you sound more authentic and natural when speaking English. 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. This can include intercultural training and test preparation for TOEFL and IELTS. 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. Online ESL, TOEFL, and IELTS group classes on request.
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 also what it means to learn, use, and maintain a foreign language. I also specialize in accent reduction. I have helped many students reduce their accent and sound either more British or more American when they speak English. Speakers of different languages have different issues with English, not just grammar but also pronunciation. I focus on those particular problem areas and will help you sound more authentic and natural when speaking English. 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. This can include intercultural training and test preparation for TOEFL and IELTS. 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. Online ESL, TOEFL, and IELTS group classes on request.
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. Online German group classes on request.
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. Online IELTS group classes on request.
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 AM ALSO FAMILIAR WITH THE NEW SHORTENED FORMAT OF THE TEST! 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. Online TOEFL group courses on request.

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 also what it means to learn, use, and maintain a foreign language. I also specialize in accent reduction. I have helped many students reduce their accent and sound either more British or more American when they speak English. Speakers of different languages have different issues with English, not just grammar but also pronunciation. I focus on those particular problem areas and will help you sound more authentic and natural when speaking English. 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. This can include intercultural training and test preparation for TOEFL and IELTS. 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. Online ESL, TOEFL, and IELTS group classes on request.
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 also what it means to learn, use, and maintain a foreign language. I also specialize in accent reduction. I have helped many students reduce their accent and sound either more British or more American when they speak English. Speakers of different languages have different issues with English, not just grammar but also pronunciation. I focus on those particular problem areas and will help you sound more authentic and natural when speaking English. 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. This can include intercultural training and test preparation for TOEFL and IELTS. 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. Online ESL, TOEFL, and IELTS group classes on request.

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.

Summer

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 also what it means to learn, use, and maintain a foreign language. I also specialize in accent reduction. I have helped many students reduce their accent and sound either more British or more American when they speak English. Speakers of different languages have different issues with English, not just grammar but also pronunciation. I focus on those particular problem areas and will help you sound more authentic and natural when speaking English. 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. This can include intercultural training and test preparation for TOEFL and IELTS. 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. Online ESL, TOEFL, and IELTS group classes on request.
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. Online German group classes on request.
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!
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. Online IELTS group classes on request.
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 AM ALSO FAMILIAR WITH THE NEW SHORTENED FORMAT OF THE TEST! 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. Online TOEFL group courses on request.

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Language Teaching Expert

I’m glad I’ve found Renata as my Toefl tutor. She’s very professional and trustworthy. She offered me a number of useful testing skills which quickly improved my testing performance. I believe she devotes tremendous effort to her profession. She’s a language teaching expert.

Jing, 13 lessons with Renata

Extremely helpful and knowledgable

Great Tutor! She is always willing to help and goes the extra mile. Really care about students and wants to see them succeed. I would recommend her to anyone looks to really progress on their English skills at a very fast rate!

Seth, 16 lessons with Renata

Great teacher

Renata is a good teacher.She is trying to me understanding .She is writing same time and searching some words to meaning.I learned about that non countable words not adding S.I really like this lesson with Renata Thank you

Ahmet, 3 lessons with Renata

knowledgeable tutor, extremely helpful

Renata condensed and improved my letter of interest to a program. The grammar, wording, and message of my memo have improved exponentially with her assistance. Very knowledgeable and understands how attain your educational and professional goals, Thank you!

Joseph, 1 lesson with Renata

Very Knowledgeable and helpful

The way Renata explained things made it easy to comprehend. She gave many examples and exercises for me to practice and corrected all of my work to explain what I could improve on. She helped me to get a higher score on my writing section for the TOEFL, and I feel I am now ready.

Madison, 4 lessons with Renata

Amazing tutor!!

From my first lesson, I feel as if I have learned more in one hour than my actual professor has taught me in the last few weeks. She is very patient and allows you to pick the subjects you’d like to go over. She is very friendly and i’m excited to continue working with her! I highly suggest her for a tutor if you’re in need.

Natalie, 3 lessons with Renata

Renata is without a doubt an exceptional tutor

Renata is without a doubt an exceptional tutor. Except being knowledgeable, she adjusted her materials for me for each lesson. Renata helped me get better at presenting technical material to non technical people, organizing my thoughts, and also with grammar. Renata sees where your weakness are and gives you tools to improve them. She is patient and provides honest and constructive feedback. Renata gave me a lot of support and a list of items to work on. I’m using her strategies daily and I will continue using her services in the future.

Vicky , 6 lessons with Renata

Renata is great

Renata has been helping me with my English pronunciation and she is really great, patient and very knowledgeable.Renata really takes the time to explain and is very detail oriented . I am very happy I found her here

Vania, 17 lessons with Renata

Knowledgeable and patient tutor.

Wonderful tutor. Very nice, respectful and motivating person. The most important thing is that she is very good in catching my errors to drive my attention to those mistakes. This is a great way to avoid these issues in speaking.

Eman, 1 lesson with Renata
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