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Marc C.

Louisville, KY

$35/hour

ESL: Grammar, Speaking, Writing and Job-Related English

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

Students who are learning English as a Second Language can improve their English skills by working on writing, reading, grammar, and conversation. For those who need to improve conversation skills, strong vocabulary is important. I also work with professionals who need to improve speaking skills for presentations and writing skills for proposals or papers. For grammar and writing, I teach the rules of English in a sequenced way so that students can see the progression from basic to sophisticated English. Understanding the basic structures of grammar is very important!

For spoken English, I like to use current events in the news as topics in conversation or the student's job or interests can be good conversational topics. Learning American idioms is important. Phrasal verbs (verbs such as "keep up with" and "take it back") are very important in English. My materials are based on the needs of the student--ESL books, websites, grammar worksheets, and materials I have made myself. I can customize an English lesson for the needs of a student. If you do not have confidence in speaking at work or at school or in meetings, we can break down that fear of speaking.

I have taught English at the University of Louisville and the University of Tennessee. I have also taught English in Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. I am currently 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.
Students who are learning English as a Second Language can improve their English skills by working on writing, 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
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"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, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading, 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.