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Sommer G.

Brighton, MA

$45/hour

Experienced in TESOL, Phonics, Public Speaking and Study Skills

50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/9/14
5.0 average from 18 ratings

$45/Hour


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CIE - Canadian Institute of English
TESOL

Education

CIE - Canadian Institute of English (TESOL)

About Sommer

I am an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher! My goal has always been to be the best language instructor my students have ever had, giving personal assistance to help them progress. My techniques for teaching are not the typical 'sit down, repeat after me and do your homework' methods. Rather, I often have students get out of their seats and interact in the target language. I feel comfortable with a wide range of ESL students, of all ages and educational backgrounds.

One of my favorite courses was at the Canadian Institute of English from a lively professor, Dr. Cotton, with 45 years of teaching experience. This education draws on the findings of applied neuroscience and how language acquisition takes place in the human brain. I have also spent more than seven years attending interactive classes on how to improve conversation skills, preparing discourses for the public, and developing ability as a teacher, to name a few.

Speaking from experience, while learning a new language or living in a foreign land, fear of making mistakes can stop us from actually speaking. As a tutor, I believe in maintaining a positive atmosphere and encourage my students to do the same! I look forward to meeting you and opening the door to the art of communicating effectively!
I am an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher! My goal has always been to be the best language instructor my students have ever had, giving personal assistance to help them progress. My techniques for teaching are not the typical 'sit down, repeat after me and do your homework' methods. Rather, I often have students get out of their seats and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Brighton, MA 02135
Background Check: Passed
English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Public Speaking,
SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Russian,
Speech,
TOEFL
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Handwriting

Despite technology, handwriting remains the primary tool of communication. Since I was young, writing clearly and cleanly has been important to me, and I feel it's important to those whom I have the privilege to tutor. If learning another language, practicing handwriting in that language will speed up the time it takes to master it.

Phonics

The 26 letters of the English alphabet produce 40 different sounds. We will practice using a variety of methods the individual short sounds of the language. After determining which sounds the student needs to practice most, we will improve pronunciation and reduce accents.

Public Speaking

Regardless our age or background, there will be room for improvement on developing our ability as a speaker. That is why for years I have enjoyed attending countless interactive classes on improvement in areas such as modulation, illustrations/examples that teach, use of an outline, use of microphone, gestures and facial expressions and good personal appearance, to name a few. I welcome the opportunity to help you in your public speaking.

Russian

I was awarded an advanced certificate in teaching Russian to speakers of other languages in November 2013. However, I have been involved in volunteer work with the Russian community for over 2 years. I spent the summer of 2013 in Saint Petersburg, Russia to gain a better understanding of the culture. You're certain to find the Russian language both sophisticated and elegant. It will be my pleasure to share what I have learned of the language and the culture with you!

Speech

I'm eager to help both youth and adults to improve their skills of speech, the communication or expression of thoughts in spoken words. Whether in public discourses or in every day interaction, I can help you to improve in this ability. This is another specific area included in my years of interactive classes in the art of reading, research and conversing.

Study Skills

Study is rewarding. It is more than superficial reading. To reap the greatest rewards we must isolate important facts, consider reasons for statements made and review the main points. These are also parts of the interactive classes that I have involved myself in over the years, along with public speaking.

CIE - Canadian Institute of English
TESOL

Education

CIE - Canadian Institute of English (TESOL)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sommer will travel within 10 miles of Brighton, MA 02135.