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Marc C.

Louisville, KY

$35/hour

ESL: Conversation, Writing, & Grammar

In-person lessons
10+ Hours
Background check passed as of 8/10/15
4.6 average from 11 ratings
Excellent Perspective
— Newton, Louisville, KY on 8/17/15

$35/Hour


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University of Louisville
History
University of Louisville School of Education
MEd

Education

University of Louisville (History)

University of Louisville School of Education (MEd)

About Marc

In ESL, I can help you with writing, reading, grammar, and conversation. I can help with your presentation skills, too. If you have to speak or give a presentation at work, I can help you with that. I have worked one-on-one with professionals who need to improve speaking skills and writing skills. I teach the rules of English grammar in a sequenced way so that the progression from basic to sophisticated English is clear.

I have taught English at the University of Louisville and the University of Tennessee. I have taught in Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. I am now an ESL instructor at Jefferson Community and Technical College. I have a Masters in Education and a BA in American history. When I am not teaching English, I like to play tennis, swim, study Spanish, and read newspapers.
In ESL, I can help you with writing, reading, grammar, and conversation. I can help with your presentation skills, too. If you have to speak or give a presentation at work, I can help you with that. I have worked one-on-one with professionals who need to improve speaking skills and writing skills. I teach the rules of English grammar in a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required

The hourly rate is flexible. Lessons that focus on conversational skills are $25.00. For students who only need an occasional lesson, the rate is $20.00.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Louisville, KY 40243
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent Perspective"

- Newton, Louisville, KY on 8/17/15
Marc replied on 8/18/2015

I learned so much about your country when we met for lessons! I hope someday we meet again when you are back in the US.

English:
ACT English, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading, TOEFL, Vocabulary,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

Analysis of literature and using themes from literature in writing essays. High school/college level.

ESL/ESOL

I am now an English as a Second Language instructor at Jefferson Community and Technical College. I have taught at the University of Tennessee, the University of Louisville and schools in Venezuela and Saudi Arabia. I like to teach all aspects of English--writing, grammar, reading, and vocabulary development. I also like to help students with specific areas of language. For example, a student who is interested in a nursing career may need help with the vocabulary and grammar of nursing expressions.

I have also helped students in giving presentations. Students often need assistance in creating a clearly organized presentation, sometimes with a Powerpoint.

I am a member of TESOL, which is the professional organization for ESL instructors.

My Masters in Education (M. Ed.) is from the University of Louisville.

Grammar

Basic verb tenses necessary for conversation are covered: present, present continuous, past, past continuous, future, and present perfect. English clause structure is covered including independent and dependent clauses, noun clauses and adjective clauses. High-frequency irregular verbs are presented (for example, leave, buy, bring). Use of active and passive voice is emphasized.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary review means learning the definitions and uses of academic words in English. These words are found in high school and college textbooks and they are important for educated speakers of English to know. I approach vocabulary through books in the "Inside Reading" series (Oxford).

University of Louisville
History
University of Louisville School of Education
MEd

Education

University of Louisville (History)

University of Louisville School of Education (MEd)

Excellent Perspective

Marc was a very good listener trying to understand my English language difficulties and needs. I think he caught what I was intending even the short time I stayed in the USA. His tips in English learning will be useful for me from now on. Thank you very much.

— Newton, Louisville, KY on 8/17/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

The hourly rate is flexible. Lessons that focus on conversational skills are $25.00. For students who only need an occasional lesson, the rate is $20.00.

Travel policy

Marc will travel within 40 miles of Louisville, KY 40243.