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Maggie H.

Experienced and Effective ESL Instructor for Adults

Experienced and Effective ESL Instructor for Adults

$65/hour

  • 1,963 hours tutoring

About Maggie


Bio

If you are eager to express yourself in English with fluency, accuracy, clarity, and confidence, I would love to help you. Mastering the English language is tough, but it can be great fun. Time spent working towards your English language goals is a sound investment in your personal, academic, and professional success.

I hold a master's degree in Adult Education with a concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) and have over twenty years of experience in the field. As a...

If you are eager to express yourself in English with fluency, accuracy, clarity, and confidence, I would love to help you. Mastering the English language is tough, but it can be great fun. Time spent working towards your English language goals is a sound investment in your personal, academic, and professional success.

I hold a master's degree in Adult Education with a concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) and have over twenty years of experience in the field. As a teacher, university administrator, and online tutor I have taught and advised students from all over the globe from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds.

My greatest strength is my commitment to personalized teaching methods and study practices that ensure continuous progress outside the time we spend together. Mastering English requires you to live the language - a challenging task if you, like many, are stuck in a translation rut. Together we will break study habits that have prevented achievement of your full potential. Sessions will be tailored to your personal interests and specific needs.

Popular offerings include the following:

Conversation (30, 45 or 60 mins): If you would like to maintain or improve your conversational skills we can work on vocabulary expansion, pronunciation, and grammar issues in a structured or more flexible way, depending on your preference.

Accent Reduction (30 mins): Following an initial consultation, you complete and share a self-recording for my review and analysis. In turn, I provide a write-up of recommended sounds and speech patterns for targeted instruction and practice which serve to guide our work together.

Proofreading & Editing: Resumes, papers, letters, etc. can be shared as Word or Google documents to be marked up with comments, corrections, and suggestions for your review. Alternately, your writing may be reviewed and discussed together in real time using Google Docs or a shared screen.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Education

College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Political Science
Fordham University
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $65
  • Rate details: Students use the Lesson Request link to book a session on the Wyzant calendar. Lessons cancelled with less than 24 hours notice are subject to a cancellation fee at the full lesson rate.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/15/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

In addition to teaching Accent Reduction lessons online, I have taught pronunciation skills in private English language schools such as Berlitz, Language Studies International (LSI), and inlingua. I hold a master's degree in Adult Education with a concentration in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I hold a Master's degree in Adult Education with a concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) and have over fifteen years of instructional and administrative/advisory experience in the field. Working in private language schools and in a university setting, I have taught and advised students from all over the globe, from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds. Whether you seek vocabulary expansion, accent reduction, improved grammatical accuracy or increased fluency in speaking and writing, I can help.
Grammar,

Grammar

As an ESL instructor, I have experience teaching grammar points using both direct and indirect methods. I understand students' desire to find a formula for accurate English production, as well as the need for them to develop an intuitive sense of the language. Letting go of native language interference is quite challenging. Grammar topics may need to be approached from multiple angles before a dramatic "A-ha!" moment or a gradual acceptance of a structure occurs. I have the patience and experience to get you there.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I am adept at assisting with writing errors related to spelling, grammar, word choice, syntax, and overall organization of ideas--working with both native and non-native English speakers. I go beyond examination of individual words and sentences and provide feedback on the content and organization of your writing. I am happy to review multiple drafts and discuss assignments on the phone or the online platform.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

In addition to teaching Accent Reduction lessons online, I have taught pronunciation skills in private English language schools such as Berlitz, Language Studies International (LSI), and inlingua. I hold a master's degree in Adult Education with a concentration in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

As an ESL instructor, I have experience teaching grammar points using both direct and indirect methods. I understand students' desire to find a formula for accurate English production, as well as the need for them to develop an intuitive sense of the language. Letting go of native language interference is quite challenging. Grammar topics may need to be approached from multiple angles before a dramatic "A-ha!" moment or a gradual acceptance of a structure occurs. I have the patience and experience to get you there.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

You may sometimes feel frustration when unable to find the English words to express exactly what you want to say. People understand you but the nuance of meaning you want to convey just isn't coming across. I can help. I have years of experience helping students grow their vocabulary and master commonly used idiomatic expressions. A robust vocabulary is an important component of self-expression -- in the workplace, in school, and in the company of family and friends. Don't let a limited vocabulary prevent your voice from being heard.

English

English,

English

I hold a Masters degree in Adult Education with a specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language. As both a classroom instructor and a university administrator, I have worked with non-native English speaking students from all parts of the globe. Areas of concentration as a private tutor include vocabulary expansion, accent reduction, proof-reading, and editing.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I hold a Master's degree in Adult Education with a concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) and have over fifteen years of instructional and administrative/advisory experience in the field. Working in private language schools and in a university setting, I have taught and advised students from all over the globe, from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds. Whether you seek vocabulary expansion, accent reduction, improved grammatical accuracy or increased fluency in speaking and writing, I can help.
Grammar,

Grammar

As an ESL instructor, I have experience teaching grammar points using both direct and indirect methods. I understand students' desire to find a formula for accurate English production, as well as the need for them to develop an intuitive sense of the language. Letting go of native language interference is quite challenging. Grammar topics may need to be approached from multiple angles before a dramatic "A-ha!" moment or a gradual acceptance of a structure occurs. I have the patience and experience to get you there.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I am adept at assisting with writing errors related to spelling, grammar, word choice, syntax, and overall organization of ideas--working with both native and non-native English speakers. I go beyond examination of individual words and sentences and provide feedback on the content and organization of your writing. I am happy to review multiple drafts and discuss assignments on the phone or the online platform.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

In addition to teaching Accent Reduction lessons online, I have taught pronunciation skills in private English language schools such as Berlitz, Language Studies International (LSI), and inlingua. I hold a master's degree in Adult Education with a concentration in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

You may sometimes feel frustration when unable to find the English words to express exactly what you want to say. People understand you but the nuance of meaning you want to convey just isn't coming across. I can help. I have years of experience helping students grow their vocabulary and master commonly used idiomatic expressions. A robust vocabulary is an important component of self-expression -- in the workplace, in school, and in the company of family and friends. Don't let a limited vocabulary prevent your voice from being heard.
Writing

Writing

I hold a master's degree in Adult Education with a concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) and have years of classroom teaching experience. I can assist students in refining their writing skills with attention to grammar, sentence structure, organization of ideas, vocabulary expansion, and proper syntax.

Homeschool

English,

English

I hold a Masters degree in Adult Education with a specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language. As both a classroom instructor and a university administrator, I have worked with non-native English speaking students from all parts of the globe. Areas of concentration as a private tutor include vocabulary expansion, accent reduction, proof-reading, and editing.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I hold a Master's degree in Adult Education with a concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) and have over fifteen years of instructional and administrative/advisory experience in the field. Working in private language schools and in a university setting, I have taught and advised students from all over the globe, from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds. Whether you seek vocabulary expansion, accent reduction, improved grammatical accuracy or increased fluency in speaking and writing, I can help.
Writing

Writing

I hold a master's degree in Adult Education with a concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) and have years of classroom teaching experience. I can assist students in refining their writing skills with attention to grammar, sentence structure, organization of ideas, vocabulary expansion, and proper syntax.

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I hold a Master's degree in Adult Education with a concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) and have over fifteen years of instructional and administrative/advisory experience in the field. Working in private language schools and in a university setting, I have taught and advised students from all over the globe, from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds. Whether you seek vocabulary expansion, accent reduction, improved grammatical accuracy or increased fluency in speaking and writing, I can help.

Most Popular

English,

English

I hold a Masters degree in Adult Education with a specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language. As both a classroom instructor and a university administrator, I have worked with non-native English speaking students from all parts of the globe. Areas of concentration as a private tutor include vocabulary expansion, accent reduction, proof-reading, and editing.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I hold a Master's degree in Adult Education with a concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) and have over fifteen years of instructional and administrative/advisory experience in the field. Working in private language schools and in a university setting, I have taught and advised students from all over the globe, from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds. Whether you seek vocabulary expansion, accent reduction, improved grammatical accuracy or increased fluency in speaking and writing, I can help.
Writing

Writing

I hold a master's degree in Adult Education with a concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) and have years of classroom teaching experience. I can assist students in refining their writing skills with attention to grammar, sentence structure, organization of ideas, vocabulary expansion, and proper syntax.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I hold a Master's degree in Adult Education with a concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) and have over fifteen years of instructional and administrative/advisory experience in the field. Working in private language schools and in a university setting, I have taught and advised students from all over the globe, from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds. Whether you seek vocabulary expansion, accent reduction, improved grammatical accuracy or increased fluency in speaking and writing, I can help.

Special Needs

Speech

Speech

An experienced instructor of English as a Second Language, I hold a master's degree in Adult Education with a concentration in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). In addition to conducting online Accent Reduction classes, I have taught pronunciation skills to students from all over the world in private language schools such as Berlitz, Language Studies International (LSI), and inlingua.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I hold a Master's degree in Adult Education with a concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) and have over fifteen years of instructional and administrative/advisory experience in the field. Working in private language schools and in a university setting, I have taught and advised students from all over the globe, from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds. Whether you seek vocabulary expansion, accent reduction, improved grammatical accuracy or increased fluency in speaking and writing, I can help.
Writing

Writing

I hold a master's degree in Adult Education with a concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) and have years of classroom teaching experience. I can assist students in refining their writing skills with attention to grammar, sentence structure, organization of ideas, vocabulary expansion, and proper syntax.

Examples of Expertise


Maggie has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Great American accent class!

Great first lesson. Maggie spent time explaining how to physically pronounce and pay attention to where in my mouth/throat it should come from. Looking forward to more sessions

Sara, 2 lessons with Maggie

last minute help!

Maggie provided me with help on a last minute project and gave me great support! I am going to request her from now on!

Ryan, 2 lessons with Maggie

Focused, efficient and kind.

Maggie helped edit some essays. She ensured good use of time with clear call outs of problem areas (small like punctuation and large like repeated use of “I” in personal narrative) and was kind to make me feel they were still in good shape :) Thank you!

Vinu, 4 lessons with Maggie

Maggie is extremely professional

Maggie is very professional, i recommend her for American accent improvement and looking forward working with her. Thank you Maggie! ...

Vadim, 4 lessons with Maggie

great teacher.

I have never had a tutor before, but Maggie is showing me how having one is totally worth of time and money invested in. I just had 2 classes so far, and in both of them , she was patient and helpful.I am looking forward to learning much more with her. Thank you Maggie, you are the best.

Jennifer , 31 lessons with Maggie

Maggie is an excellent teaching professional!

Maggie is very good at pinpointing my major weaknesses in speaking English during our first conversation. She put much efforts in finding the best approach to speed up my study progress and maximize the result. Apart from the lessons, She provides me with a lot of resources and suggests to me different practices I can do in my daily life, which makes the journey very rewarding. I'll definitely continue to work with her.

Shirley, 3 lessons with Maggie

Excellent tutor!

Maggie is an excellent tutor! My husband sees already changes in my pronunciation! We have been working on the "Th" sound. The book "Mastering the American Accent" by Lisa Mojsin is great. Thank you Maggie!!! :)

Mayra, 20 lessons with Maggie

Expert and dedicated tutor. English Classes

Maggie is teaching me how to improve my pronunciation in English, and in a short time I have improved a lot. The work methodology is great . Thanks for the dedication

Mauricio, 198 lessons with Maggie

on line lesson

I send my writing to Maggie before lesson. Maggie will review and make a necessary change or suggestions. Maggie helps me a lot on how to speak like native American and how to improve writing.

Jimmy, 16 lessons with Maggie
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$65/hour

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