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Jerry S.

Harrisburg, NC

$50/hour

Retired Professional with 10 years Experience in ESL Coaching

In-person lessons

$50/Hour


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Georgia Institute of Technology
Aerospace Engineering, Co-operative Plan
Georgia Institute of Technology
Master's
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Master's

Education

Georgia Institute of Technology (Aerospace Engineering, Co-operative Plan)

Georgia Institute of Technology (Master's)

University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Master's)

About Jerry

After a successful 40 year career as a consultant and project manager, I recently completed a Masters in English with emphasis in English for Specific Purposes (ESP) in order to teach English language skills to international adults. This ‘second career’ is my opportunity to give back in a way that makes use of my extensive experience, my enjoyment in working with internationals and traveling internationally, and my passion for helping others.

Throughout my career I enjoyed helping others – professionally as a training facilitator and adjunct professor, and as a volunteer for service organizations. I especially enjoyed working with international adults that are pursuing academic or professional advancement through English. Internationals in academia and business already possess skills and abilities in their native language context. My desire is to help them improve their English language knowledge and abilities in combination with their existing knowledge and abilities to enhance their personal, academic, and professional growth.

I am ready to consult, tutor, and teach in English for Specific Purposes with focus on English for:

Academic Purposes
Business Communication
Engineering & Math
Process Improvement
Project Management
Science &Technology

I have a Masters of Arts in English for Specific Purposes, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; one semester as Teaching Assistant for UNCC International Teaching Assistants (ITA) Communications Course; 3 years as a local volunteer ESL Instructor to adults; 3 trips to China as volunteer ESL instructor to high school and vocational students; and two trips to China as cross-cultural exchange ambassador to university students.

I have industry experience in engineering, project management, consulting, and training facilitation in aerospace, power generation, forestry management, information technology, manufacturing, and financial industries.

I have worked with internationals from many different countries, cultures, and backgrounds, and I have enjoyed assisting them achieve their goals. I have a Masters in Engineering Science from Georgia Tech and extensive professional experience in engineering and technology, so I am comfortable assisting university undergraduate and graduate students and research scholars in improving and applying their English skills academically and professionally in science and technology related fields. Let's talk about how I can assist you!
After a successful 40 year career as a consultant and project manager, I recently completed a Masters in English with emphasis in English for Specific Purposes (ESP) in order to teach English language skills to international adults. This ‘second career’ is my opportunity to give back in a way that makes use of my extensive experience, my enjoyment Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Harrisburg, NC 28075
In-person lessons
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Public Speaking,
TOEFL
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
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.

ESL/ESOL

Masters of Arts in English for Specific Purposes, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; one semester as Teaching Assistant for UNCC International Teaching Assistants (ITA) Communications Course; 3 years as volunteer ESL Instructor; 3 trips to China as volunteer ESL instructor to high school and vocational students; two trips to China as cross-cultural exchange ambassador to university students.

Public Speaking

In my last year of High School I participated in Toastmasters International's Youth Leadership Program, which gave me early insight into the value of public speaking skills. Throughout my professional career I was actively engaged in public speaking as part of project delivery. As certified Project Management Professional I facilitated training for project management, software development processes, and PMP Certification Exam Preparation classes. As a volunteer trainer, I facilitated 6 Quality Fundamentals sessions. As an adjunct professor, I taught adults in front of a classroom for 3 years. Most recently I assisted international teaching assistants with the presentation skills as part of a university ITA Communications Course.

Georgia Institute of Technology
Aerospace Engineering, Co-operative Plan
Georgia Institute of Technology
Master's
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Master's

Education

Georgia Institute of Technology (Aerospace Engineering, Co-operative Plan)

Georgia Institute of Technology (Master's)

University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jerry will travel within 20 miles of Harrisburg, NC 28075.