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Lorraine T.

Irvington, NY

$75/hour

Bilingual University Professor in Public Speaking and Communication

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
5.0 average from 1 ratings
Patient and organized
— Amanda, Harrison, NY on 10/19/16

$75/Hour


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(FIU) Florida International University Miami, FL
Marketing
University of Miami
Master's

Education

(FIU) Florida International University Miami, FL (Marketing)

University of Miami (Master's)

About Lorraine

Dear prospective students and parents,

I've had the privilege to teach over 1,000 students over the past four years how to communicate more effectively and compellingly in different academic and professional settings, in English and Spanish.
My expertise falls under Public Speaking, Marketing, Consumer Behavior research and analysis and furthermore, Spanish. I have also experience teaching individuals whose native language is not English or Spanish.

Prior to becoming an educator, I was a researcher and marketing analyst working for Fortune 500 clients in the corporate advertising and media industries. What this means to you is that not only I'm going to teach you and hope that you get it, it means that I am a results-oriented individual that will take you to the goal line.

When tutoring any of my students, we work as a team, making sure that there is follow up communication in between sessions so that WE are sticking to a successful learning plan together. I'm on board with the belief that consistency will help greatly anyone who is trying to conquer a new subject, this means that while working together, we will agree on a study plan that keeps you engaged with the subject daily or almost daily - even if that means just 10 minutes per day!

Tutoring sessions start at 1.15 hr and I do offer rate discounts based on how frequently you might need the sessions.


I. PUBLIC SPEAKING

During the past four years I have been a professor for public speaking; business and professional communication; organizational communication; human communication; and gender communication.

Every semester I observed in my students a dramatic increase in their comfort level from the first presentation until the last one. I do this by focusing on teaching using practical exercises to increase confidence while communicating, rather than using a traditional theoretical approach.

I will always make sure that my students can achieve the following:
a) Craft a clear message that is consistent throughout their presentations.
b) Develop a cohesive and rational structure for their speech be it casual or formal.
c) Deliver with confidence and in a fluid manner while eliminating filler language.
And much more!

I honed my presentation skills while working in the advertising industry and consistently giving oral presentations to Fortune 500 clients such as P&G, Blackberry, and C-level executives in Autonation during my corporate career. Then even more while in the classroom teaching students how to communicate with ease and effectively; which is something I'm very passionate about.

It cannot be underscored how crucial it is for everyone to be able to communicate with clarity and confidence from day 1, inside and outside the classroom or their office.

Some of my brightest students would know exactly what they wanted to say, but as soon as they would stand up to speak; they would be paralyzed and could not articulate their thoughts clearly. This is VERY common and if you experience a similar level of communication apprehension or anxiety, I can help you overcome this challenge by teaching you he right presentation techniques for your genuine voice to emerge so that you may resonate with your audience.


II. SPANISH

I'm a native Spanish speaker, born and raised speaking the language in a Spanish speaking country. My educational upbringing was academically rigorous in a military academy for both languages. I'm naturally familiarized with all the language rules of conjugation, grammar, diction and clear pronunciation that is accent free.
After 20 years in my native country, I also spent another 3 years living in Spain; then in South Florida.This is important because I'm able to expand your understanding of the vastly diverse non-verbal communication gestures, context and cultural expressions that derive from different Spanish-speaking countries. My language instruction is well rounded and will seek a full immersion in the language while we are working together. My background as a communications instructor will help you also speak in Spanish with enhanced confidence and clarity. Finally, I'm well aware of the challenges and frustrations that someone faces when learning a language since I have also learned French, I promise you I get it.


On a personal note, I'm also a parent of two young boys who understands the high stakes of making sure that our children have a solid educational foundation. I strive for excellence in teaching and nothing else will do.


I hope that you give me the opportunity to assist you and to see you thrive either learning Spanish or learning how to communicate with clarity and conviction in front of an audience. My goal is that you learn to communicate more effectively and make a real connection with the people that you encounter be it in social settings or more formal ones.

Please contact me today with any questions and if you are ready to learn!

-Lorraine
Dear prospective students and parents,

I've had the privilege to teach over 1,000 students over the past four years how to communicate more effectively and compellingly in different academic and professional settings, in English and Spanish.
My expertise falls under Public Speaking, Marketing, Consumer Behavior research and
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Tutoring Sessions start a duration of 1.15 hr. Rates are subject to negotiation depending on the student's needs and the project. I'm a certified online instructor and online tutoring is $45/hr.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Irvington, NY 10533
In-person lessons

"Patient and organized"

- Amanda, Harrison, NY on 10/19/16
Math:
Microsoft Excel
English:
Public Speaking
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
Spanish,
Speech
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Public Speaking

I've had the privilege to teach over 1,000 students over the past four years how to communicate more effectively and compellingly in different academic and professional settings. I have been a professor at the university level for courses that include Public Speaking (SPC 2608), Business and Professional Communication (COM 3110), Organizational Communication (3120), Human Communication (COM4430) and Gender Communication (SPC 3711).

Spanish

I can teach conversational Spanish making sure that you dominate conjugation first, and also written form with excellent attention to grammar and composition.
I am a native speaker with 4 years of experience teaching public speaking and communications in English and Spanish and a Master's degree in Communications. I work as an Adjunct Professor for Florida International University where I taught in the classroom and now on the online program.

Speech

I've had the privilege to teach over 1,000 students over the past four years how to communicate more effectively and compellingly in different academic and professional settings.
I have been a professor for Florida International University in courses that include Public Speaking (SPC 2608), Business and Professional Communication (COM 3110), Organizational Communication (3120), Human Communication (COM4430) and Gender Communication (SPC 3711).
I may be able to submit my graduate transcripts or Department Contact information. Thank you.

(FIU) Florida International University Miami, FL
Marketing
University of Miami
Master's

Education

(FIU) Florida International University Miami, FL (Marketing)

University of Miami (Master's)

Patient and organized

She is really able to help organize and explain things to help formulate a plan for the session. She gives great tips and creates a plan to help learning become more fun and easier.

— Amanda, Harrison, NY on 10/19/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Tutoring Sessions start a duration of 1.15 hr. Rates are subject to negotiation depending on the student's needs and the project. I'm a certified online instructor and online tutoring is $45/hr.

Travel policy

Lorraine will travel within 20 miles of Irvington, NY 10533.