I am a Harvard University graduate in Linguistics with several years of experience in teaching ESL as well as the background in learning foreign languages. In the past I was an ESL tutor at the Newton Public Library, and after my move to Miami I have been teaching at the local language school, as well as tutoring private clients.
My broad interests (literature, foreign and American cultures, art, film, sports, theater, food/nutrition, international politics etc.) make me a qualified and an interesting ESL instructor, good conversation partner, and a knowledgeable guide to the American culture and Miami area.
I enjoy helping others improve their English language proficiency, when I can get to know my students and their personal and professional needs in respect to their encounters with the American culture and the American English language.
I am always fascinated with students’ backgrounds and their interests as well. This knowledge helps me prepare the engaging daily lessons with practical (academic, cultural, culinary, travel, fitness etc.) ideas. These ideas make great topics for conversations in English, make it more interesting to learn English grammar, broaden student’s intellectual horizons, as well as provide the helping hand in organizing time in the city and the country they might not know very well. I am a Harvard University graduate in Linguistics with several years of experience in teaching ESL as well as the background in learning foreign languages. In the past I was an ESL tutor at the Newton Public Library, and after my move to Miami I have been teaching at the local language school, as well as tutoring private clients.
Ana is a great tutor, very patient and willing to explain as many times as need it. I was able to understand grammar rules in only 6 hours that we meet. I recently passed my entrance exam with 88 and my success was also because of her help and the way she made me understand each topic. I could never imagine grammar rules were that easy.
Thank you, Anna!!
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I am a TESOL certified ESL instructor. I teach non-native English speaking adults to learn or improve their English grammar, reading, writing, understanding and English speaking skills. I Develop lessons based on students’ needs and interests.
I Organize cultural activities such as museum, theatre and lecture visits, as well as city sightseeing in order to guide students in understanding the American culture. I provide a positive learning environment for ESL students by matching their interests and level of proficiency with recommended literature and newspaper articles. I test, evaluate and counsel students regarding their professional goals.