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Nathan G.

Smyrna, GA


University Certified Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Background check passed as of 5/26/15
5.0 average from 702 ratings
Expertise, flexibility and patience
— Olga, Atlanta, GA on 10/11/15

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


Syracuse University, School of Communications (Journalism)

California Health Sciences College, PSG Certified (Graduate Coursework)

Kennesaw State University, TESOL Certified (Graduate Coursework)

About Nathan

It is my privilege to provide personalized intermediate and advanced American-style English lessons, online and in person, to highly motivated ESL adults. My clients include international working professionals and their spouses desiring English communications professional development. To customize meaningful ESL lessons, I reference my Kennesaw State University TESOL certification training, progressive tutoring experience, and scholarly teaching resources. I am currently tutoring or mentoring international ESL clients from Brazil, China, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Japan, India, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, Spain, Switzerland, and Russia, just to name the latest. I tutor my ESL clients respectfully and mentor them for life.

I am available to tutor ESL clients, daily, from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. Unlike the typical ESL classroom lectures offered by others, my lessons are interactive one-to-one communication enhancement experiences. With my positive reinforcement, clients learn to clearly enunciate polite American-style English phrases that 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 learners have internalized my respectful reminders.

Each ESL lesson plan begins with polite American accent English conversation to exercise and strengthen each client's vocabulary, pronunciation, and use of collocations. Next, I ask each client to read aloud from their list of past mispronunciations to confirm the efficacy of my corrections. Finally, each client's lesson plan focuses on their specific English communication priorities. American English conversation, vowel sounds differentiation, reading comprehension, academic writing, presentation practice, and idiomatic business English expressions are among the most popular options offered. Appropriate textbook exercises, lesson handouts, and online listening resources are demonstrated, during class, to enhance between-lesson learning opportunities.

Specialties: I am a native speaker of standard non-regional American accent English and a passionate advocate of lifelong learning. My ESL specialties include the teaching and articulation of the standard American-style English pronunciation and polite speech practices associated with well-educated North Americans. My intermediate and advanced-level American-style English lessons emphasize the multiple-word thought groups, best known as collocations, that native American English speakers are most comfortable hearing. I often collaborate with clients to script, proofread, and evaluate the American English oral and written presentations required of them. The astute international graduate school professors on my client list, routinely use my services to test and evaluate their PowerPoint-supported lectures before they confidently present their freshly-edited versions to their students.

My most popular lesson topics include, but are not limited to:
1. American English pronunciation
2. Business English expressions
3. Small talk conversations
4. Regional accent modification
5. Interview question preparation
6. Oral presentation evaluation
7. Phrasal verb comprehension
8. Professional consultation

Are you planning a business trip? Let's collaborate to list the English questions you are likely to be asked and practice your best American accent answers. Similarly, we can predict and practice effective telephone English dialogues until you are confident when making and taking phone calls. When we proofread, edit, and practice delivering your PowerPoint presentations, aloud, you can expect your public speaking butterflies to disappear.

Invitation: Many of the long-term ESL scholars that I assist report huge improvements in their American accent 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 included here. I am very proud of their accomplishments and grateful for the trust they place in my teaching abilities. I invite you to contact me to discuss your American-style English learning objectives and to schedule future lessons.

Background: During the many years that I traveled, studied, and worked abroad in Austria, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hawaii, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Philippines, Switzerland, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Virgin Islands, I became familiar with many of the world's diverse peoples and their unique cultures. I frequently accepted requests to teach American accent English to enthusiastic ESL scholars at every stop. In return, my new international friends often invited me to dine with their families and friends. Best of all, I continue to enjoy those lasting memories from around the world. (Updated: December 2015)
It is my privilege to provide personalized intermediate and advanced American-style English lessons, online and in person, to highly motivated ESL adults. My clients include international working professionals and their spouses desiring Read more

8 hours notice required

Please provide me with at least 8-hours advance written notice by email or text message of any lesson schedule changes. Thanks in advance.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Smyrna, GA 30080
Background Check: Passed

"Expertise, flexibility and patience"

- Olga, Atlanta, GA on 10/11/15
Nathan replied on 10/12/2015

As a native Spanish speaker, Olga deserves all the credit for the dramatic improvement she displays in her increasingly clear American accent English. Her international corporate career demands professional English language abilities and the willingness to develop them. Congratulations on your latest promotion, Olga.

"Great tutor"

- Joe, Saint Paul, MN on 12/1/15

"Professional, knowledgeable, patient and positive"

- Jade, Wylie, TX on 11/2/15

"Proficient, professional and patient."

- Sonja, Gig Harbor, WA on 9/21/15
Nathan replied on 9/22/2015

Thank you, Sonja. It is exciting to proofread a masters-level research paper written by a highly-motivated working professional like yourself. Keep up the hard work!

"Great Tutor!"

- Thiago, Atlanta, GA on 5/1/15
Nathan replied on 5/2/2015

Thank you, Thiago, for entrusting me with your Executive Business English language lessons. I enjoyed collaborating with you to achieve your professional development communication's goals while exchanging my North American with your South American cultural perspectives. Regarding your upgraded English communication abilities, I am pleased to hear about the compliments you continue to receive in your international work environment as well as socially. Please let me know how I can assist you again in the future.

"Highly effective!"

- Liwei, Atlanta, GA on 3/31/15

"Very patient, professional and knowledge!"

- Shi, Kennesaw, GA on 3/15/15
Nathan replied on 7/21/2015

Thank you for your kind evaluation of my ESL lessons, Shi. Your financial sector employment success story proves that native Chinese speakers can learn American English communication skills and compete in today's global business workplace.

"The best tutor"

- Annamaria, Atlanta, GA on 10/5/13
Nathan replied on 10/15/2013

Your unexpected praise warms my heart, Annamaria. Assisting an international graduate school instructor of your caliber with her American accent English pronunciation is especially challenging and deeply gratifying. Thank you for your praise and ongoing encouragement.

"Nathan G. is invaluable."

- Joshua, Villa Rica, GA on 8/23/13
Nathan replied on 11/28/2014

Thank you for your positive feedback, Joshua. You are on a demanding career path to become one of America's finest National Park Rangers. It has been an especially rewarding experience for me to help you achieve your scholastic goals. Respectfully, Nathan G.

"Excellent tutor!"

- Paddy, Atlanta, GA on 7/31/13
Nathan replied on 10/6/2013

Thank you for your detailed evaluation of my ESL lessons and qualifications, Paddy. I depend on your forthright feedback to reinforce my ESL lessons. I am extremely pleased with the huge improvements I have witnessed in your English language skills. Respectfully,

"Great tutor with enthusiasm!"

- Yiming, Atlanta, GA on 3/9/13
Nathan replied on 7/18/2013

It is my pleasure to collaborate with Yiming on his English communication objectives. He has progressed rapidly using the dedicated lesson resources that I have prescribed for him in conjunction with our weekly lessons. I am especially pleased to hear that the internship interview preparation we did together helped him secure a very impressive professional internship. Congratulations, Yiming!

"An excellent ESL tutor!"

- Di, Atlanta, GA on 12/7/12
Nathan replied on 12/7/2013

Di has developed an engaging English presentation style during the many months we have been working together. We continue to collaborate on her American accent English pronunciation, intonation, and Phrasal Verb vocabulary to reduce any miscommunication. Di's determination to refine her English language skills has contributed to her earning a coveted fresh opportunity in a second prestigious PhD program this coming year. Thanks for your kind review, Di.

"Pleasant and Professional Tutor"

- Youyou, Atlanta, GA on 11/11/12
Nathan replied on 7/17/2013

It continues to be extremely rewarding for me to tutor PhD degree aspirant, Youyou. To her credit, Youyou's American accent English presentation skills have improved much faster than I had initially hoped. She is blessed with learning abilities that accelerate her native Chinese accent reduction capacity. Thank you, Youyou, for your thoughtful review of my ongoing lessons this past year.


- Rokhsareh, Atlanta, GA on 11/2/12
Nathan replied on 3/1/2013

I am very proud to congratulate Rokhsareh on her recent acceptance by both of the American dental PhD graduate programs to which she applied. We collaborated to prepare her American accent English verbal presentation skills before she took the daunting TOEFL exam and again just before she interviewed at the two dental graduate schools she preferred. We worked together until she felt thoroughly prepared to confidently respond to any question put to her. I expect Rokhsareh to excel at whichever dental school she ultimately chooses.

"A great ESL tutor!"

- Lan, Smyrna, GA on 2/14/12
Nathan replied on 10/14/2014

Lan's case is a great example of the rapid American accent English progress that can be made with my private ESL tutoring. With her greatly enhanced English language speaking skills, Lan was quickly hired away from her old company to take on a more lucrative medical research position. Congratulations, Lan!

"Great Tutor"

- Salamat, Austell, GA on 7/22/11
Nathan replied on 9/29/2012

Thanks for your gracious review, Salamat. I look forward to proofreading your writing, again, as you work towards your master's degree.

"WONDERFUL tutor!!"

- Kelly, Marietta, GA on 7/21/11
Nathan replied on 7/25/2012

Thanks for your welcome review of my tutoring services, Kelly. I look forward to working with you again in the near future.

"Excellent tutor"

- Genevieve, Atlanta, GA on 6/28/11
Nathan replied on 10/14/2014

I am pleased to acknowledge the consistent English communications and grammar progress that I have witnessed while tutoring Genevieve during the past two years. I have observed Genevieve's ESL confidence, pronunciation, and writing skills improve to the Master's degree level along with her university class grades. Bravo Genevieve!

English, ESL/ESOL,
Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary
Public Speaking

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I volunteered to teach English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESL) while living in Thailand, Germany, and Japan. Since settling in Atlanta and partnering with Wyzant Tutoring, I have enjoyed tutoring most ESL topics to international adults, both face-to-face and online.
In 2013, I attended ESL teacher’s classes at Kennesaw State University and earned a formal Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Classroom and Online Certification. Consequently, I am currently tutoring or mentoring international adults from Brazil, China, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Italy, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Spain and Russia.
I tutor each of my ESL clients in the standard non-regional American accent English preferred in today's global marketplace. Many international working professionals have accessed my face-to-face and online ESL tutoring services to develop their American-style Business English speaking, writing, listening, and reading abilities. I sincerely hope that you will, too. Thank you for considering my ESL tutoring qualifications. (Updated January 2016)


I enjoy teaching English Grammar to all of my adult ESL clients. In particular, I emphasize the importance of learning to use phrasal verbs to ESL Grammar, Conversation, and Listening students. Likewise, I highlight the use of causal, comparative, and temporal connective vocabulary to ESL Grammar, Writing, and Proofreading clients.

In 2013, while enhancing my Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) University certification, I completed coursework entitled Teaching English Grammar. Along with a thorough college-level review of the ins and outs of the English language, this ESL teacher's course taught me how to instruct ESL adults in beginner, intermediate, and advanced-level English grammar. Additionally, I was introduced to a comprehensive set of ESL grammar learning texts, workbooks, and interactive PowerPoint materials.


I frequently collaborate with my existing or past ESL clients to proofread their APA-style American English writing. I begin by skimming their rough draft to confirm that it has all of the elements required and that the author has finished writing. Next, I schedule a mutually convenient time to read the document aloud from the author's desktop display in MS Word. I read and brainstorm alternative wordings aloud while the author listens, brainstorms, and chooses whether or not to make the changes that I recommend or to otherwise address the issues that I uncover. Finally, I reread the entire document aloud to the author to confirm that nothing has been overlooked.
Collaborative proofreading has proven to be the most efficient way to complete the scholarly writing of research papers, personal profiles, press releases, and investigative summaries in the least amount of time. For that reason and more, I respectfully decline any and all solo proofreading requests.

Public Speaking

Many of the ESL working professionals that I assist are expected to engage in American English discussions, offer verbal explanations, introduce visiting clients, or deliver PowerPoint presentations. I provide the American English pronunciation and elocution skills that speakers of other languages want when creating and delivering oral presentations. I frequently collaborate with clients to draft, proofread, and practice their presentations. I am asked to articulate the standard non-regional American-style English speech examples during practice sessions. Additionally, I provide the constructive evaluations needed by ESL scholars for confident oral presentations.

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


Syracuse University, School of Communications (Journalism)

California Health Sciences College, PSG Certified (Graduate Coursework)

Kennesaw State University, TESOL Certified (Graduate Coursework)

Expertise, flexibility and patience — Nathan is an incredible professional, he is an expert in what he does, my improvement since I'm taking classes with him is noticeable for everybody, better pronunciation, professional vocabulary and expressions. Thank you Nathan! ...

— Olga, Atlanta, GA on 10/11/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $44.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Please provide me with at least 8-hours advance written notice by email or text message of any lesson schedule changes. Thanks in advance.

Travel policy

Nathan will travel within 10 miles of Smyrna, GA 30080.