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University of Sarasota (MBA)
Hi ! - I have extensive experience teaching, both in classroom settings and 1 to 1. My MBA and position as a college business department chair provide me with a good background for teaching English to business professionals. I have taught ESOL to Spanish speaking students. I had the opportunity to live in Singapore for three years, where I tutored local students in English for O'Level, A'Level, SAT and GMAT exams.
My experience teaching is with adults and high school students, so I do not tutor students younger than high school age. I am willing to travel 20 miles and meet students in public locations such as libraries and club houses, but I do not meet students in private homes. I am available late afternoon and early evenings including weekends.
I have taught over 5,000 students in classes at Southwest Florida College (Tampa Campus) and Florida Metropolitan University (Brandon and St. Petersburg). While Chair of the Business Department at Florida Metropolitan University, I also counseled many students on their career options.
From 2009-2013, I lived in Singapore and did 1 to 1 tutoring in English for students aged 13-19 who were preparing for their school exams, SAT and O'Level. I also tutored business professionals in English as a second language. Over the years I have tutored over 100 students in the 1 to 1 setting.
I do have a 24 hour cancellation policy, but I am also flexible and can arrange makeup lessons. Feel free to contact me with any questions. I have always enjoyed helping students achieve success ! Hi ! - I have extensive experience teaching, both in classroom settings and 1 to 1. My MBA and position as a college business department chair provide me with a good background for teaching English to business professionals. I have
Suggested lesson duration is 1.5 - 2 hours.
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In my 1 to 1 tutoring experience, I have taught English in a structured way to those studying in school. This includes grammar, vocabulary, writing, and both reading and listening comprehension lessons.
For adults who need basic English skills, I have used the Laubach method successfully with many students. This method does not rely on formal structure, but instead uses association to teach vocabulary and grammar. It uses pictures to teach new words, so that students learn to connect words with meanings.
I taught ESL in St. Petersburg / Clearwater Florida as well as in Singapore to many international students. They came from a variety of places including Spanish speaking countries, France, Taiwan, Korea, Harlem (New York City) and Jamaica. The levels I have taught include beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Some of the students were preparing for the ESL / ESOL test.
I have taught grammar to students at many different levels, from beginners to advanced students preparing for standardized tests. I also have experience teaching students from many different countries in Asia, Europe and the Caribbean, so I am familiar with a lot of the difficulties that students tend to have in different regions of the world.
I have helped thousands of students with reading comprehension at many different levels. Some students needed help with a very basic reading comprehension. Other students I tutored for standardized test preparation. I also taught students in business classes, where I taught them how to read company profiles and business plans.
In tutoring many students for SAT reading, I have found that building vocabulary is what provides the foundation for success in this section of the test. Also, I give students a lot of guidance on how to answer the style of questions that appear on the SAT. Sometimes this style may be very different than what a student has seen before. I have been able to speed up the process of getting good at SAT reading by helping students quickly understand how to adapt to the style of the test.
In tutoring many students for SAT writing, I have found that working with students to improve grammar skills is a very important component to success. Also, helping students become more fluid in their essay writing is critical. We also spend time reviewing how the SAT is graded and what the graders are looking for, so students know what they need to achieve to get the highest possible score.
I have taught many students who were studying English as a foreign language. They came from a variety of places including Spanish speaking countries, France, Taiwan, Korea, Harlem (New York City) and Jamaica. Some students I have taught needed short reviews, where other students needed extensive tutoring to prepare them for their tests.
Vocabulary building is fundamental to learning English, so I have a lot of experience helping students to build this important foundation. I also help students understand how to recognize parts of a word (prefixes and suffixes) that may give hints to the meaning of the word.
I have taught writing in the classroom setting to thousands of students. Included in these classes are business courses where students need to write business plans. I have also taught paralegal courses where I helped students with their writing skills in the context of legal documents. I have also taught students in a 1 to 1 setting at a more basic level, to build solid writing skills at the high school level.