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Shawn C.

Customizing the ESL Experience for Academics and Professionals

Customizing the ESL Experience for Academics and Professionals

$50/hour

  • Somerville, MA 02143

About Shawn


Bio

Over the last ten years, I have been both a teacher of large classes and an individual tutor, effectively instructing both children and adults. ESL has been my full-time employment since graduating with a both a degree in Applied Linguistics and TEFL certification from Ohio University. Learning Spanish while living in South America for eight years taught me to see each of my lessons through the eyes of the student. My approach to instruction is based on Communicative Language Teaching (CLT...

Over the last ten years, I have been both a teacher of large classes and an individual tutor, effectively instructing both children and adults. ESL has been my full-time employment since graduating with a both a degree in Applied Linguistics and TEFL certification from Ohio University. Learning Spanish while living in South America for eight years taught me to see each of my lessons through the eyes of the student.

My approach to instruction is based on Communicative Language Teaching (CLT), an approach that emphasizes the communication of a message over traditional goals such as error correction and rule memorization. Through my knowledge of technical syntax and phonological rules, I frame relevant contexts and examples in a way that develops consistent grammatical habits.

I focus on the four skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing in a way natural for the student I am tutoring. Adaptation occurs weekly, keeping the lessons fresh and progressively more focused. An interested student should expect a tutor who motivates through positive reinforcement and an insistence on production and creativity. Whether your goals with learning English are academic or professional, my lessons will lead to the habits and the perspective needed to succeed.

TOEFL
Applied Linguistics

Please consider trying a customized ESL lesson that starts with your goals.


Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 2 miles of Somerville, MA 02143
  • Lesson cancellation: 1 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/29/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Upon receiving my Applied Linguistics degree, I spent the next eight years in South America honing my craft as an ESL instructor. Currently teaching in Boston, I have continued to apply my degree to my profession, forming lessons unique to each student while maintaining a theoretical base firmly within the progress of modern academia. My linguistics degree gives me an edge in approaching students' issues regarding phonetics, syntax and semantics.
Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Upon receiving my Applied Linguistics degree, I spent the next eight years in South America honing my craft as an ESL instructor. Currently teaching in Boston, I have continued to apply my degree to my profession, forming lessons unique to each student while maintaining a theoretical base firmly within the progress of modern academia. My linguistics degree gives me an edge in approaching students' issues regarding phonetics, syntax and semantics.
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, TOEFL, Writing

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Upon receiving my Applied Linguistics degree, I spent the next eight years in South America honing my craft as an ESL instructor. Currently teaching in Boston, I have continued to apply my degree to my profession, forming lessons unique to each student while maintaining a theoretical base firmly within the progress of modern academia. My linguistics degree gives me an edge in approaching students' issues regarding phonetics, syntax and semantics.
English, Reading, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Upon receiving my Applied Linguistics degree, I spent the next eight years in South America honing my craft as an ESL instructor. Currently teaching in Boston, I have continued to apply my degree to my profession, forming lessons unique to each student while maintaining a theoretical base firmly within the progress of modern academia. My linguistics degree gives me an edge in approaching students' issues regarding phonetics, syntax and semantics.
TOEFL

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Upon receiving my Applied Linguistics degree, I spent the next eight years in South America honing my craft as an ESL instructor. Currently teaching in Boston, I have continued to apply my degree to my profession, forming lessons unique to each student while maintaining a theoretical base firmly within the progress of modern academia. My linguistics degree gives me an edge in approaching students' issues regarding phonetics, syntax and semantics.
English, Reading, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

Upon receiving my Applied Linguistics degree, I spent the next eight years in South America honing my craft as an ESL instructor. Currently teaching in Boston, I have continued to apply my degree to my profession, forming lessons unique to each student while maintaining a theoretical base firmly within the progress of modern academia. My linguistics degree gives me an edge in approaching students' issues regarding phonetics, syntax and semantics.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Upon receiving my Applied Linguistics degree, I spent the next eight years in South America honing my craft as an ESL instructor. Currently teaching in Boston, I have continued to apply my degree to my profession, forming lessons unique to each student while maintaining a theoretical base firmly within the progress of modern academia. My linguistics degree gives me an edge in approaching students' issues regarding phonetics, syntax and semantics.
Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

TOEFL

$50/hour

Shawn C.

$50/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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