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Newcomb College of Tulane University
Columbia University (Master's)
Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research (Other)
I have been teaching ESL for over 20 years, both in the classroom and as a tutor. I have taught as a profession and as a volunteer in the U.S. and overseas, and have worked with students from many language backgrounds. From students who want to improve everyday English skills and fluency to ex-pats looking for Business English, I would be happy to work with you to reach your goals in English. I've created a library of lesson plans that will address your needs from grammar to conversation.
I earned a Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language from the New School in New York, and also a Master's Degree from Columbia University in Russian Language and Literature. I also possess a BA in Russian Language and Literature from Tulane University.
We can work on whatever areas you prefer: conversation, grammar, writing - it's really up to you! These classes are for you, to help you improve. Better English skills will give you greater opportunities socially and in your career, and I welcome the chance to help you. I have been teaching ESL for over 20 years, both in the classroom and as a tutor. I have taught as a profession and as a volunteer in the U.S. and overseas, and have worked with students from many language backgrounds. From students who
Sharyn is a very good tutor. During the five classes I learned a lot. She selected grammar topics which I needed to improve my daily conversations. Sharyn selected many interview examples which we discussed and simulated real job interviews. After that I felling more confident for my daily and business conversations. Sharyn, thank you very much!
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I have taught ESL for 20 years both in the classroom and as a tutor, and have successfully instructed students from many language backgrounds. Additionally, I have taught as a profession as well as in a volunteer capacity, in NY and as far away as the Philippines. In the Philippines, I volunteered with school children in the impoverished areas of Manila, but I also have experience teaching business English to Japanese ex-pats in the US. In addition to a Masters Degree from Columbia University in Russian language and literature, I possess a Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language from the New School in New York.
I am able to assess a student's needs and develop a lesson plan specific to his or her background and education. We can concentrate mostly on your ability to communicate in English or focus on areas of particular concern, such as grammar or writing. We will approach the classes with your goals and interests in mind so that you get exactly what you require from the class . Learning English, or just fine-tuning what you already know, will present you with greater opportunities going forward and enhance your day-to-day life in the US. I welcome the chance to assist you.