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Nathan G.

University TESOL Certified Online Teacher of ESL American English

University TESOL Certified Online Teacher of ESL American English

$39/hour

About Nathan


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My American English tutoring practice provides personalized one-to-one communications learning for high-intermediate and advanced-level ESL adults. I tutor ESL Speaking, Listening, Writing, Reading, and Grammar online using Skype's well-known screen sharing capabilities. My highly motivated clients include international working professionals and their spouses, as well as many graduate-level scholars desiring private American English communications development.
To tailor meaningful ESL...

My American English tutoring practice provides personalized one-to-one communications learning for high-intermediate and advanced-level ESL adults. I tutor ESL Speaking, Listening, Writing, Reading, and Grammar online using Skype's well-known screen sharing capabilities. My highly motivated clients include international working professionals and their spouses, as well as many graduate-level scholars desiring private American English communications development.
To tailor meaningful ESL lessons, I reference my 10-years of one-to-one professional American teaching experience, Kennesaw State University TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Certification training, and the scholarly American English textbooks I use to scaffold my lessons.
I am currently tutoring or mentoring international ESL clients from Brazil, Canada, China, Hawaii, Germany, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, and Vietnam. I tutor my ESL clients respectfully and mentor their American English language development for life.
Unlike the typical ESL classroom lectures offered by others, my private ESL lessons are customized American English communications enhancement experiences that proceed at each client's pace. With my positive reinforcement, clients learn to clearly enunciate polite American English phrases that often include conversational phrasal verbs and the idiomatic business expressions used by well-educated North Americans. Throughout my lessons, mispronunciations are politely corrected and subsequently revisited until clients have internalized my respectful reminders.
Generally speaking, each ESL lesson plan begins with a respectful American English conversation to practice difficult pronunciation challenges in a safe online classroom environment. I may invite the deliberate use of a collocated vocabulary or call for five sentences including contractions.
Next, I ask each client to read aloud from their Past Mispronunciation's List to confirm the efficacy of my corrections. Finally, each client's lesson plan focuses on their own personal English communications Speaking, Listening, Writing, and Reading challenges. Impromptu American English public speaking, phrasal verb comprehension, native accent English reduction, vowel sound differentiation, academic writing, confident presentation delivery, business English expressions, and well-educated vocabulary are among the most popular options available. Appropriate textbook reading, exercises, lesson handouts, and online listening resources are introduced during class to enhance between-lesson learning opportunities.
My ESL tutoring specialties include the modeling, articulation, and pronunciation of the standard non-regional American English pronunciation and polite speech practices associated with well-educated North Americans. My upper-intermediate and advanced level American English lessons emphasize the multiple-word thought groups, best known as collocations, that North Americans are most comfortable with. I often collaborate with clients to script, proofread, and evaluate the American English oral and written presentations required of them. Astute international graduate school professors and business executives routinely use my private oral English editing services to edit, proofread, and perfect and their oral presentations.

Popular lesson topics include, but are not limited to:
1. American English Pronunciation
2. Business English Expressions
3. Conversational Phrasal Verbs
4. Business English Vocabulary
5. Fundamental English Grammar
6. Presentations in English
7. Native Accent Reduction
8. Prepositions In Use

Are you planning a business trip? Let's collaborate to predict and list the questions you are likely to be asked before practicing your best American English responses. Similarly, we can practice effective telephone English dialogues until you are confident when making and taking phone calls. When I confirm your proofreading, editing, and listen while you practice delivering your PowerPoint presentations, you can expect your public speaking fears to disappear.

Invitation: Many of the long-term ESL scholars that I assist report huge improvements in their American English abilities after meeting with me regularly for as little as three months. My clients often validate my respectful dedication to their English communication goals with the excellent reviews and high lesson-ratings posted on my profile. I am justifiably proud of their accomplishments and grateful for the trust and confidence they hold in my teaching abilities. I invite you to contact me to discuss your American English learning objectives and to schedule future online lessons.


Education

Syracuse University, School of Communications
Journalism
California Health Sciences College, PSG Certified
Graduate Coursework
Kennesaw State University, TESOL Certified
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $39
  • Rate details: 1. My hourly rate is based on a 45 to 65-minute Skype lesson.
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/31/2018

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

During the last 10-years, it has been my privilege to combine my American English Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing lessons with Proven Accent Reduction Practices and Business English Interview Questions and Answers to create and successfully tutor a Pragmatic ESL Career Development Course.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Many of the working professionals that I tutor are expected to engage in American English group discussions, address business meetings, and deliver oral presentations. I provide the American English pronunciation skills that modern speakers require when preparing their oral presentations. My lessons are informed by my participation in Toastmaster's speaking groups where I practice what I teach with others. Accordingly, I frequently collaborate with clients to draft, proofread, and practice their oral presentations. I am asked to articulate a standard non-regional American English speaking example during practice sessions. Additionally, I provide the constructive evaluations required during preparations for confident oral presentations. Thank you for your interest in my Public Speaking tutoring qualifications. (Updated November 2018)

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

During the last 10-years, it has been my privilege to combine my American English Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing lessons with Proven Accent Reduction Practices and Business English Interview Questions and Answers to create and successfully tutor a Pragmatic ESL Career Development Course.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Just in time for my junior high school education, I had the good fortune to join the rest of my family moving to Asia for two-years when my father's employer transferred him to Bangkok, Thailand. I quickly discovered that I could exchange informal American English language and culture lessons for their Thai language and culture equivalents. Similarly, as an adult working for the U.S. government in both Germany and Japan, I volunteered to tutor ESL American English to motivated International ESL/ESOL adults in exchange for their local language and cultural experiences. Since settling in Georgia's Greater Atlanta area in 2008, I have tutored American English subjects of every description, full time. To update my American English and Grammar Teaching qualifications, I completed the required coursework to earn my TESOL (Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Teaching Grammar Classroom and Online Certifications from Kennesaw State University in 2013. Accordingly, I currently tutor advanced American English Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing to a loyal following of international working professionals, college graduate-school scholars, and their spouses. (Updated: January 2019)
Grammar,

Grammar

I thoroughly enjoy teaching American English Grammar to interested adult ESL clients. Accordingly, I completed university coursework entitled "Teaching English Grammar" in 2013. Along with a thorough college-level review of American English grammar, this ESL teacher's course introduced me to the latest research regarding ESL Grammar instruction. In the process, I was introduced to the comprehensive set of ESL Grammar texts, workbooks, and interactive PowerPoint graphics that I still use in my upper-intermediate and advanced-level lessons. In particular, I emphasize the importance of proper word order and the demands of subject-verb agreement in English communications. Likewise, I highlight the prescribed use and conjugation of college-level action verbs in English speaking and writing. To better comprehend and speak English like a true native speaker, the appropriate conversational contractions must be reviewed and their pronunciation practiced. Likewise, count and noncount noun distinctions must become second nature along with the appropriate articles they require. These are frequently in need of additional attention and practice. Moreover, I include a thorough review of the causal, temporal, and comparative connectives available for scholastic writing at all levels. (Updated February 2018)
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I am frequently asked to collaborate with writers of every description to proofread their academic or business writing. Typically, I begin each proofreading project by ascertaining exactly what is expected of the finished document before skimming the author's rough draft to confirm that it has all the necessary elements. Next, I like to read the document aloud to reveal any obvious irregularities before suggesting vocabulary changes to enhance, clarify, or smooth the finished paper. Finally, I reread the edited document aloud for the author's final approval and to confirm that it meets or exceeds every expectation. In my experience, collaborating directly with the author during the proofreading step has proven to be the most efficient and cost-effective method. (Updated: August 2017)
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Many of the working professionals that I tutor are expected to engage in American English group discussions, address business meetings, and deliver oral presentations. I provide the American English pronunciation skills that modern speakers require when preparing their oral presentations. My lessons are informed by my participation in Toastmaster's speaking groups where I practice what I teach with others. Accordingly, I frequently collaborate with clients to draft, proofread, and practice their oral presentations. I am asked to articulate a standard non-regional American English speaking example during practice sessions. Additionally, I provide the constructive evaluations required during preparations for confident oral presentations. Thank you for your interest in my Public Speaking tutoring qualifications. (Updated November 2018)

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I thoroughly enjoy teaching American English Grammar to interested adult ESL clients. Accordingly, I completed university coursework entitled "Teaching English Grammar" in 2013. Along with a thorough college-level review of American English grammar, this ESL teacher's course introduced me to the latest research regarding ESL Grammar instruction. In the process, I was introduced to the comprehensive set of ESL Grammar texts, workbooks, and interactive PowerPoint graphics that I still use in my upper-intermediate and advanced-level lessons. In particular, I emphasize the importance of proper word order and the demands of subject-verb agreement in English communications. Likewise, I highlight the prescribed use and conjugation of college-level action verbs in English speaking and writing. To better comprehend and speak English like a true native speaker, the appropriate conversational contractions must be reviewed and their pronunciation practiced. Likewise, count and noncount noun distinctions must become second nature along with the appropriate articles they require. These are frequently in need of additional attention and practice. Moreover, I include a thorough review of the causal, temporal, and comparative connectives available for scholastic writing at all levels. (Updated February 2018)
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I am frequently called upon to provide English vocabulary assistance to my ESL students. I usually demonstrate how I use an online ESL dictionary in conjunction with a complimentary thesaurus to expose recognizable synonyms during each new word search. I also promote the usefulness of Action Verbs, Scholarly Connective Words, and Descriptive Adjectives for writers and journalists of every description. I invariably suggest reading a well-respected vocabulary research text as well as a well-respected journal similar to "The Economist" that hosts articles written at a scholarly level. I promote replacing the typical passive high school verbs with the collegiate action verbs that invariably earn a teacher's respect. Thank you for your interest in my vocabulary tutoring practices. (Updated February 2018)

English

English,

English

I am privileged to tutor American English subjects of every description to both native and non-native English speaking scholars, working professionals, and their adult family members. For example, I am often called upon to collaborate with clients to proofread the written discussions required by online college courses. I readily evaluate the public speaking and PowerPoint presentations required of corporate executives and graduate students. Additionally, I enthusiastically participate in job interview preparations requiring interview question and answer practice sessions. Thank you for your interest in my advanced English tutoring services for adults.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Just in time for my junior high school education, I had the good fortune to join the rest of my family moving to Asia for two-years when my father's employer transferred him to Bangkok, Thailand. I quickly discovered that I could exchange informal American English language and culture lessons for their Thai language and culture equivalents. Similarly, as an adult working for the U.S. government in both Germany and Japan, I volunteered to tutor ESL American English to motivated International ESL/ESOL adults in exchange for their local language and cultural experiences. Since settling in Georgia's Greater Atlanta area in 2008, I have tutored American English subjects of every description, full time. To update my American English and Grammar Teaching qualifications, I completed the required coursework to earn my TESOL (Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Teaching Grammar Classroom and Online Certifications from Kennesaw State University in 2013. Accordingly, I currently tutor advanced American English Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing to a loyal following of international working professionals, college graduate-school scholars, and their spouses. (Updated: January 2019)
Grammar,

Grammar

I thoroughly enjoy teaching American English Grammar to interested adult ESL clients. Accordingly, I completed university coursework entitled "Teaching English Grammar" in 2013. Along with a thorough college-level review of American English grammar, this ESL teacher's course introduced me to the latest research regarding ESL Grammar instruction. In the process, I was introduced to the comprehensive set of ESL Grammar texts, workbooks, and interactive PowerPoint graphics that I still use in my upper-intermediate and advanced-level lessons. In particular, I emphasize the importance of proper word order and the demands of subject-verb agreement in English communications. Likewise, I highlight the prescribed use and conjugation of college-level action verbs in English speaking and writing. To better comprehend and speak English like a true native speaker, the appropriate conversational contractions must be reviewed and their pronunciation practiced. Likewise, count and noncount noun distinctions must become second nature along with the appropriate articles they require. These are frequently in need of additional attention and practice. Moreover, I include a thorough review of the causal, temporal, and comparative connectives available for scholastic writing at all levels. (Updated February 2018)
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I am frequently asked to collaborate with writers of every description to proofread their academic or business writing. Typically, I begin each proofreading project by ascertaining exactly what is expected of the finished document before skimming the author's rough draft to confirm that it has all the necessary elements. Next, I like to read the document aloud to reveal any obvious irregularities before suggesting vocabulary changes to enhance, clarify, or smooth the finished paper. Finally, I reread the edited document aloud for the author's final approval and to confirm that it meets or exceeds every expectation. In my experience, collaborating directly with the author during the proofreading step has proven to be the most efficient and cost-effective method. (Updated: August 2017)
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

Many of the working professionals that I tutor are expected to engage in American English group discussions, address business meetings, and deliver oral presentations. I provide the American English pronunciation skills that modern speakers require when preparing their oral presentations. My lessons are informed by my participation in Toastmaster's speaking groups where I practice what I teach with others. Accordingly, I frequently collaborate with clients to draft, proofread, and practice their oral presentations. I am asked to articulate a standard non-regional American English speaking example during practice sessions. Additionally, I provide the constructive evaluations required during preparations for confident oral presentations. Thank you for your interest in my Public Speaking tutoring qualifications. (Updated November 2018)
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I am frequently called upon to provide English vocabulary assistance to my ESL students. I usually demonstrate how I use an online ESL dictionary in conjunction with a complimentary thesaurus to expose recognizable synonyms during each new word search. I also promote the usefulness of Action Verbs, Scholarly Connective Words, and Descriptive Adjectives for writers and journalists of every description. I invariably suggest reading a well-respected vocabulary research text as well as a well-respected journal similar to "The Economist" that hosts articles written at a scholarly level. I promote replacing the typical passive high school verbs with the collegiate action verbs that invariably earn a teacher's respect. Thank you for your interest in my vocabulary tutoring practices. (Updated February 2018)
Writing

Writing

When asked about my Wyzant Writing tutor qualifications, I cite the Writing reviews offered by several of my enthusiastic clients. I tutored each of them on how to dramatically improve their academic or business English writing. To accomplish this, I draw upon my professional Journalist background, recent academic coursework, and scholarly writing resources. Regularly, for example, I am called upon to read aloud and suggest how best to rewrite the required online college student discussions between classmates. Likewise, I suggest outlining academic writing projects by type complete with the designated scholarly citations and using the appropriate style format. Some ESL working professionals ask me to proofread their email drafts aloud and suggest alternative vocabulary, sentence syntax, and punctuation. Similarly, I offer my applause or corrections to ESL client's employee evaluations, professional assessments, and project proposals. Occasionally, I am asked to draft some humorous American English comments to set the tone for an ESL client's future public speaking engagement. Inevitably, I suggest the rewriting of overly vague opinions with the use of Bloom's Taxonomy Action Verbs to replace their simplistic synonyms. I advocate the liberal use of the many descriptive adjectives, comparative adverbs, and sentence connectives available to English language writers. I question pronouns and the nouns they refer to. In my tutoring experience, it is not enough for me to rely, solely, upon my native-born American English intuition or my past journalist background. Rather, I must be prepared to defend my suggestions with the appropriate scholarly resources. Accordingly, I often use and recommend Google Scholar, McMillan Dictionary, Hacker’s Style Manual, Azar's English Grammar and Fogarty's Writing Guides to support my recommendations. Thank you for considering my Wyzant Writing tutor qualifications. (Updated April 2016)

Homeschool

English,

English

I am privileged to tutor American English subjects of every description to both native and non-native English speaking scholars, working professionals, and their adult family members. For example, I am often called upon to collaborate with clients to proofread the written discussions required by online college courses. I readily evaluate the public speaking and PowerPoint presentations required of corporate executives and graduate students. Additionally, I enthusiastically participate in job interview preparations requiring interview question and answer practice sessions. Thank you for your interest in my advanced English tutoring services for adults.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Just in time for my junior high school education, I had the good fortune to join the rest of my family moving to Asia for two-years when my father's employer transferred him to Bangkok, Thailand. I quickly discovered that I could exchange informal American English language and culture lessons for their Thai language and culture equivalents. Similarly, as an adult working for the U.S. government in both Germany and Japan, I volunteered to tutor ESL American English to motivated International ESL/ESOL adults in exchange for their local language and cultural experiences. Since settling in Georgia's Greater Atlanta area in 2008, I have tutored American English subjects of every description, full time. To update my American English and Grammar Teaching qualifications, I completed the required coursework to earn my TESOL (Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Teaching Grammar Classroom and Online Certifications from Kennesaw State University in 2013. Accordingly, I currently tutor advanced American English Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing to a loyal following of international working professionals, college graduate-school scholars, and their spouses. (Updated: January 2019)
Writing

Writing

When asked about my Wyzant Writing tutor qualifications, I cite the Writing reviews offered by several of my enthusiastic clients. I tutored each of them on how to dramatically improve their academic or business English writing. To accomplish this, I draw upon my professional Journalist background, recent academic coursework, and scholarly writing resources. Regularly, for example, I am called upon to read aloud and suggest how best to rewrite the required online college student discussions between classmates. Likewise, I suggest outlining academic writing projects by type complete with the designated scholarly citations and using the appropriate style format. Some ESL working professionals ask me to proofread their email drafts aloud and suggest alternative vocabulary, sentence syntax, and punctuation. Similarly, I offer my applause or corrections to ESL client's employee evaluations, professional assessments, and project proposals. Occasionally, I am asked to draft some humorous American English comments to set the tone for an ESL client's future public speaking engagement. Inevitably, I suggest the rewriting of overly vague opinions with the use of Bloom's Taxonomy Action Verbs to replace their simplistic synonyms. I advocate the liberal use of the many descriptive adjectives, comparative adverbs, and sentence connectives available to English language writers. I question pronouns and the nouns they refer to. In my tutoring experience, it is not enough for me to rely, solely, upon my native-born American English intuition or my past journalist background. Rather, I must be prepared to defend my suggestions with the appropriate scholarly resources. Accordingly, I often use and recommend Google Scholar, McMillan Dictionary, Hacker’s Style Manual, Azar's English Grammar and Fogarty's Writing Guides to support my recommendations. Thank you for considering my Wyzant Writing tutor qualifications. (Updated April 2016)

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

Just in time for my junior high school education, I had the good fortune to join the rest of my family moving to Asia for two-years when my father's employer transferred him to Bangkok, Thailand. I quickly discovered that I could exchange informal American English language and culture lessons for their Thai language and culture equivalents. Similarly, as an adult working for the U.S. government in both Germany and Japan, I volunteered to tutor ESL American English to motivated International ESL/ESOL adults in exchange for their local language and cultural experiences. Since settling in Georgia's Greater Atlanta area in 2008, I have tutored American English subjects of every description, full time. To update my American English and Grammar Teaching qualifications, I completed the required coursework to earn my TESOL (Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Teaching Grammar Classroom and Online Certifications from Kennesaw State University in 2013. Accordingly, I currently tutor advanced American English Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing to a loyal following of international working professionals, college graduate-school scholars, and their spouses. (Updated: January 2019)

Most Popular

English,

English

I am privileged to tutor American English subjects of every description to both native and non-native English speaking scholars, working professionals, and their adult family members. For example, I am often called upon to collaborate with clients to proofread the written discussions required by online college courses. I readily evaluate the public speaking and PowerPoint presentations required of corporate executives and graduate students. Additionally, I enthusiastically participate in job interview preparations requiring interview question and answer practice sessions. Thank you for your interest in my advanced English tutoring services for adults.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Just in time for my junior high school education, I had the good fortune to join the rest of my family moving to Asia for two-years when my father's employer transferred him to Bangkok, Thailand. I quickly discovered that I could exchange informal American English language and culture lessons for their Thai language and culture equivalents. Similarly, as an adult working for the U.S. government in both Germany and Japan, I volunteered to tutor ESL American English to motivated International ESL/ESOL adults in exchange for their local language and cultural experiences. Since settling in Georgia's Greater Atlanta area in 2008, I have tutored American English subjects of every description, full time. To update my American English and Grammar Teaching qualifications, I completed the required coursework to earn my TESOL (Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Teaching Grammar Classroom and Online Certifications from Kennesaw State University in 2013. Accordingly, I currently tutor advanced American English Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing to a loyal following of international working professionals, college graduate-school scholars, and their spouses. (Updated: January 2019)
Writing

Writing

When asked about my Wyzant Writing tutor qualifications, I cite the Writing reviews offered by several of my enthusiastic clients. I tutored each of them on how to dramatically improve their academic or business English writing. To accomplish this, I draw upon my professional Journalist background, recent academic coursework, and scholarly writing resources. Regularly, for example, I am called upon to read aloud and suggest how best to rewrite the required online college student discussions between classmates. Likewise, I suggest outlining academic writing projects by type complete with the designated scholarly citations and using the appropriate style format. Some ESL working professionals ask me to proofread their email drafts aloud and suggest alternative vocabulary, sentence syntax, and punctuation. Similarly, I offer my applause or corrections to ESL client's employee evaluations, professional assessments, and project proposals. Occasionally, I am asked to draft some humorous American English comments to set the tone for an ESL client's future public speaking engagement. Inevitably, I suggest the rewriting of overly vague opinions with the use of Bloom's Taxonomy Action Verbs to replace their simplistic synonyms. I advocate the liberal use of the many descriptive adjectives, comparative adverbs, and sentence connectives available to English language writers. I question pronouns and the nouns they refer to. In my tutoring experience, it is not enough for me to rely, solely, upon my native-born American English intuition or my past journalist background. Rather, I must be prepared to defend my suggestions with the appropriate scholarly resources. Accordingly, I often use and recommend Google Scholar, McMillan Dictionary, Hacker’s Style Manual, Azar's English Grammar and Fogarty's Writing Guides to support my recommendations. Thank you for considering my Wyzant Writing tutor qualifications. (Updated April 2016)

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

Just in time for my junior high school education, I had the good fortune to join the rest of my family moving to Asia for two-years when my father's employer transferred him to Bangkok, Thailand. I quickly discovered that I could exchange informal American English language and culture lessons for their Thai language and culture equivalents. Similarly, as an adult working for the U.S. government in both Germany and Japan, I volunteered to tutor ESL American English to motivated International ESL/ESOL adults in exchange for their local language and cultural experiences. Since settling in Georgia's Greater Atlanta area in 2008, I have tutored American English subjects of every description, full time. To update my American English and Grammar Teaching qualifications, I completed the required coursework to earn my TESOL (Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Teaching Grammar Classroom and Online Certifications from Kennesaw State University in 2013. Accordingly, I currently tutor advanced American English Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing to a loyal following of international working professionals, college graduate-school scholars, and their spouses. (Updated: January 2019)

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Just in time for my junior high school education, I had the good fortune to join the rest of my family moving to Asia for two-years when my father's employer transferred him to Bangkok, Thailand. I quickly discovered that I could exchange informal American English language and culture lessons for their Thai language and culture equivalents. Similarly, as an adult working for the U.S. government in both Germany and Japan, I volunteered to tutor ESL American English to motivated International ESL/ESOL adults in exchange for their local language and cultural experiences. Since settling in Georgia's Greater Atlanta area in 2008, I have tutored American English subjects of every description, full time. To update my American English and Grammar Teaching qualifications, I completed the required coursework to earn my TESOL (Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Teaching Grammar Classroom and Online Certifications from Kennesaw State University in 2013. Accordingly, I currently tutor advanced American English Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing to a loyal following of international working professionals, college graduate-school scholars, and their spouses. (Updated: January 2019)
Writing

Writing

When asked about my Wyzant Writing tutor qualifications, I cite the Writing reviews offered by several of my enthusiastic clients. I tutored each of them on how to dramatically improve their academic or business English writing. To accomplish this, I draw upon my professional Journalist background, recent academic coursework, and scholarly writing resources. Regularly, for example, I am called upon to read aloud and suggest how best to rewrite the required online college student discussions between classmates. Likewise, I suggest outlining academic writing projects by type complete with the designated scholarly citations and using the appropriate style format. Some ESL working professionals ask me to proofread their email drafts aloud and suggest alternative vocabulary, sentence syntax, and punctuation. Similarly, I offer my applause or corrections to ESL client's employee evaluations, professional assessments, and project proposals. Occasionally, I am asked to draft some humorous American English comments to set the tone for an ESL client's future public speaking engagement. Inevitably, I suggest the rewriting of overly vague opinions with the use of Bloom's Taxonomy Action Verbs to replace their simplistic synonyms. I advocate the liberal use of the many descriptive adjectives, comparative adverbs, and sentence connectives available to English language writers. I question pronouns and the nouns they refer to. In my tutoring experience, it is not enough for me to rely, solely, upon my native-born American English intuition or my past journalist background. Rather, I must be prepared to defend my suggestions with the appropriate scholarly resources. Accordingly, I often use and recommend Google Scholar, McMillan Dictionary, Hacker’s Style Manual, Azar's English Grammar and Fogarty's Writing Guides to support my recommendations. Thank you for considering my Wyzant Writing tutor qualifications. (Updated April 2016)

Test Preparation

Career Development

Career Development

During the last 10-years, it has been my privilege to combine my American English Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing lessons with Proven Accent Reduction Practices and Business English Interview Questions and Answers to create and successfully tutor a Pragmatic ESL Career Development Course.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Great teacher

Nathan is great teacher and helped me a lot! He is trying to help best during the class hour. Furthermore, he is quite responsive to students.

Aliye, 2 lessons with Nathan

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

We practiced contractions and conversation to improve vocabulary and pronunciation. Nathan shares with me great materials and he is helping me to feel more confident in my English speaking.

Josana, 24 lessons with Nathan

Basically a great tutor

Nathan knows how to ease the journey you may have when approaching another language. He gives you all the leads you need to speak and think your best. We worked hard on pronunciation, phrasal verbs and meaning, which are required to feel more confident on the English language.

Lucio, 30 lessons with Nathan

Patient and engaging teacher

It is our first class. And it has been productive. We touched base on some of the basics. Looking forward to our next class.

Hannah, 3 lessons with Nathan
Tutor responded:

Thank you for your optimistic feedback, Hannah.

Very patient!!! Great methodology.

We practiced vocabulary during an interview. We covered all the topics according to the interview following a structure. Thanks again.

Isaac, 2 lessons with Nathan
Tutor responded:

Your very welcome, Isaac.

Nice and knowledgable tutor

Nathan taught me the way how to speak clearly and correctly with an American accent. He also encouraged me to speak loud with confidence. I am very grateful! Thanks a lot! Min

Min, 11 lessons with Nathan
Tutor responded:

Thank you for adding your constructive comments to my Tutor Feedback page, Min. Your appreciation for our recent online lessons means a lot to me. Respectfully, Nathan "Learn as if you were to live forever" - Gandi

Such a talented teacher

I enjoy every single minute of my lessons with Nathan and always looking forward to the next one. He makes my American English learning faster and more effective, and also helps me with my vocabulary and public speaking goals.

Dima, 17 lessons with Nathan
Tutor responded:

Thank you for your fluent English feedback, Dima.

Enlightened teacher and life tutor

Nathan and I have engaged in American English phrasal verb and coversation for nearly 6 months, his class is both helpful and insightful. In addition to language learning, I've gained confidence and enhanced social skills as well. I really enjoyed his lessons!

Ting, 27 lessons with Nathan
Tutor responded:

Thank you for entrusting your American English lessons to me, Ting.

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Always happy studying American English with Nathan. He makes the lessons interesting and fun along with friendly atmosphere. Already after a few first sessions I see improvement and feel more confident having conversations with native speakers. Excited for what’s coming next, there’s no limit to perfection!

Angelika, 9 lessons with Nathan
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Angelika, for contributing your kind comments to my Wyzant Written Feedback board. Because you never fail to keep up with the quick pace I set for each of your weekly 90-minute online lessons nor do you ever complain about the irregularities found throughout much of the English language. Rather, you appear to rejoice at the abundant vocabulary opportunities the English language provides. At the pace you are perfecting your English conversation abilities, it's safe to say, you will sound like a well-educated American English speaker within a matter of months. Now, let's get back to work!

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