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Al W.

Saint Louis, MO

$30/hour

ESL -- Premier Tutoring to Adult Academic and Business Students

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West Texas A&M University
MEd
Webster University
Master's

Education

West Texas A&M University (MEd)

Webster University (Master's)

About Al

I teach/tutor English as a Second Language to adults -- academic students and business clients -- worldwide. I have an MA TESL degree, graduate TEFL certificate, and specialized training in teaching international business English. With a background in information technology and management, I have a special interest in working with business clients.

Tutoring covers reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and oral presentations, language in social contexts, business English, and learning and study skills

Following a seven-point tutoring method, my teaching:

• follows proven assumptions about adult learning
• uses meaningful and purposeful interactions with native English speakers
• customizes learning around what the learner wants to do with English
• takes advantage of the learner's unique learning styles and preferences
• helps the learner through social/emotional challenges in acquiring English
• integrates technology with teaching and learning
• coaches the learner in “how to learn English” strategies

As a competent TESL/TEFL teacher/trainer, I equip English learners to compete in the 21st century global marketplace. My approach to teaching instructs learners with English skills based on their performance and proficiency needs, and fosters their self-directed and independent study and practice.

As an American, I have been given unlimited opportunities through the English language and culture. Often people from other cultures and languages are on an uneven playing field because they cannot traverse English language barriers. My primary objective as an ESL teacher is to help non-English speakers to place a foothold on a level playing field –- enabling them to amplify their work, academic and social opportunities through English.
I teach/tutor English as a Second Language to adults -- academic students and business clients -- worldwide. I have an MA TESL degree, graduate TEFL certificate, and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of Saint Louis, MO 63130
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ESL/ESOL

I have a Master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), and specialized training in teaching international business English. I have 8 years of experience in teaching adults ( 5 years in information technology, and 3 years in ESL). I teach ESL at two colleges in the St. Louis area.

My approach to tutoring customizes learning around what you want to do with English, takes advantage of your unique learning styles and preferences, and coaches you in “how to learn English” strategies.

Grammar

I have had specialized training and experience in teaching Grammar for ESL/ESOL learners. Whether you are interested in academic writing, oral presentations in business, or English for conversation and social contexts, I can help you to improve your accurate use of English and your communication success.

Proofreading

I offer Proofreading as a service for academic students preparing essays and for business clients preparing proposals and reports. With years of extensive academic and business writing, including proofing of marketing materials, I am an expert at proofreading.

Reading

Teaching reading is one of my strengths. I have had specialized training in teaching college reading, and three years experience in teaching college reading. Whether your goal is to read academic texts or business materials, I can help you to be an effective reader.

TOEFL

I have a Master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), a certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), and specialized training in teaching international business English. I specialize in test preparation (TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC). My strengths are in tutoring speaking, reading, writing, and test taking strategies.

Vocabulary

I have experience in teaching vocabulary in colleges. Understanding how words are put together in English (prefix, root, suffix), knowing collations (words that are often used together), and grasping common idioms will improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing -- and make English easier and more enjoyable to learn.

Writing

I have detailed experience in tutoring writing. I have strong personal interests in writing. Whether your goal is to write academic essays or business proposals and reports, I can help you to be an effective writer.

West Texas A&M University
MEd
Webster University
Master's

Education

West Texas A&M University (MEd)

Webster University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Al will travel within 0 miles of Saint Louis, MO 63130.