Break down language knots and complex issues
Break down language knots and complex issues
My students have come to refer to me as their mentor friend and an effective English tutor for foreign visitors and new arrivals in the United States as well as for current students in Chicago's school system. They have come to trust me and rely on my help and interest in their situation as they struggle to understand their lessons and assignments and (for the foreigners) their new home here in America. I break down complex language in their reading passages and assignments into simple,...
My students have come to refer to me as their mentor friend and an effective English tutor for foreign visitors and new arrivals in the United States as well as for current students in Chicago's school system. They have come to trust me and rely on my help and interest in their situation as they struggle to understand their lessons and assignments and (for the foreigners) their new home here in America. I break down complex language in their reading passages and assignments into simple, understandable terms so they can continue with the rest of their academic requirements on their own. I provide resources and leads to encourage self-directed learning. I coach them on accent neutralization and rudiments of daily conversations, among other critical needs, improving verbal and social skills in the process. I expose them to real-life settings that challenge their imagination, and the interaction, whether one-on-one or as a group, can be truly exciting.
My students are a very diverse group -- graduate and college scholars from Saudi Arabia, the Emirates and Poland, working professionals from Cuba and Poland, nurses and health care workers from the Philippines, Mexico, Vietnam, Bulgaria and Costa Rica and members of religious organizations from different mission countries in Asia. These students all demonstrate varying levels of language competency; I carry them through fun and rewarding exercises tailor-fit to their levels. This builds their confidence and strives them to acquire the language skills that enable them to improve integration into the US setting. I always incorporate components of culture about the US as a relevant feature in language instruction, leading into learning as an integrated process.
I also do tutoring in reading, writing and general language comprehension -- e.g., understanding news stories as they unfold in the media, providing in-depth backgrounds and perspectives to heighten students' appreciation and understanding.
Navigating life in America can be a terrifying experience
Connie hasn’t set a schedule.
Knowlagable and patient tutor.
Connie helped me on that lesson to understand writting passage constructionin in IELTS test.Connie is very knowledgeable,patient.She knows what her students need and works directly on week part to accomplish student goal .In my case it is Pass the IELTS. Connie also helped me to understand diffrences between TOFEL and IELTS. Connie took the time ,answered all my questions .She explained and compare the both exam contests. After all I was confident to choose the IELTS exam .Marzena, 3 lessons with Connie
knowledgeable and patient tutor
Connie is teaching me to be success in the IELTS exam, she is knowledgeable and patient, she is always with new tips. I am so thankful to have her as my teacher.GABRIELA, 4 lessons with Connie
well balanced class
We covered so much for just a one-hour-long class. Learning a lot and also can practice at the same time. I am looking forward to the next lesson.Polina , 8 lessons with Connie
Connie is doing a great job - much appreciated! Connie is helping a client learn English - native Somali speaker doing well. Although scheduling was a bit of a problem on our end Connie persevered and we are now on track to learning English.George, 12 lessons with Connie
fun and useful tips
Fun and useful tip during the lessons to improve writing and speaking skills. I really enjoy working with her. Thank you!Polina , 8 lessons with Connie
individualist approach and important skills
She did research and found relevant articles for my profession to help me to improve my writing skills. She is very knowledgeable and thoughtful.Polina , 8 lessons with Connie
Great first impression
It was very nice to meet with you! Thank you for your help and for trying to get to know me and my needs. I appreciate it. Looking forward for the next lesson.Polina , 8 lessons with Connie
She is incredibly prepared and thorough. She teaches the melody of the language and really demonstrates patience. Connie also prepares wonderfully and fully leverages technology to assist the student. She provides meaningful and detailed review and strategy sessions to accompany her tutoring. Absoutely wonderful experience.Grant, 20 lessons with Connie
Connie is the best teacher ever
A very very good tutor, definitely improved my confidence in English writing and speaking. She always makes sure that I understand before moving up. I love to work With Connie and I highly recommend her. She’s professional. Thanks Connie.Charles, 2 lessons with Connie
Connie teaches IELTS speaking. She is very nice, patient, and helpful. I would recommend more students to her. She is very familiar with IELTS test process. She has a lot of knowledge and experience on IELTS test. She is good at not only speaking, but also writing and reading and listening.Simon, 4 lessons with Connie
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