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Dina S.

Etiquette Expert and Public Speaking Coach Will Boost Your Confidence

Etiquette Expert and Public Speaking Coach Will Boost Your Confidence

$95/hour

  • 1,821 hours tutoring

About Dina


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My name is Dina and I've been helping people gain confidence speaking in public, give a "killer speech," and nail the interview for over four years. I do so by providing an individualized program that focuses on bringing out an individual's strengths and giving them tools they can use to improve in other areas. I'm also an experienced ESL teacher who specializes in helping adults learn business and technical English. I've lived overseas and know what it's like to have to speak a language...

My name is Dina and I've been helping people gain confidence speaking in public, give a "killer speech," and nail the interview for over four years. I do so by providing an individualized program that focuses on bringing out an individual's strengths and giving them tools they can use to improve in other areas. I'm also an experienced ESL teacher who specializes in helping adults learn business and technical English. I've lived overseas and know what it's like to have to speak a language other than your first language. My professional experiences as a chemical engineer, combined with my etiquette certification and teaching experience provide me with a unique perspective for helping others succeed.

Although my degree is in engineering, I moved into teaching over 14 years ago. My passion is one-on-one instruction as I can identify a student's learning style and needs and tailor lessons for the individual situation. I don't take a "one size fits all approach" with my students. This individualized approach has enabled political candidates, wedding speakers and entrepreneurs to build confidence speaking in any situation. Whether it's delivering a one time "killer speech" or off-the-cuff remarks in a meeting and I can help you too.

Interview preparation students I have worked with have been successful in getting their dream jobs, accepted to medical schools and MBA programs at MIT Sloan, CMU Tepper, and Babson among others. I help interview candidates identify their strengths and speak about them in ways that make them shine through but is still authentic. I also help candidates identify any potential concerns in their history or resume and enable them to address those in a constructive manner.

Please contact me to learn more and schedule a free consulting call to see how I can help you.


Education

Carnegie Mellon University
Chemical Engineering
American School of Protocol
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Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have been working with students to improve their public speaking for four years. As a certified etiquette consultant and former engineer, I bring a unique qualification and skill set that can help you improve your confidence and ability to connect with your audience. I am trained to help you project confidence and poise and work on your body language and nonverbal communication and will teach you to master what I call the "Three Keys" to public speaking so that you can feel good speaking whether it's an impromptu project update or a formal presentation to a large audience.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I've been teaching English to Japanese students over Skype for over a year and in person for several months. I've lived in France, and I know what it is like to learn another language as an adult. My teaching experience runs from teaching lower levels of English to helping those at an advanced level prepare for business presentations and improve their technical vocabulary. I also homeschooled my children for several years including providing them with instruction on grammar and spelling. I can communicate in French with students who speak French and are just starting to learn English.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have been working with students to improve their public speaking for four years. As a certified etiquette consultant and former engineer, I bring a unique qualification and skill set that can help you improve your confidence and ability to connect with your audience. I am trained to help you project confidence and poise and work on your body language and nonverbal communication and will teach you to master what I call the "Three Keys" to public speaking so that you can feel good speaking whether it's an impromptu project update or a formal presentation to a large audience.

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I've been teaching English to Japanese students over Skype for over a year and in person for several months. I've lived in France, and I know what it is like to learn another language as an adult. My teaching experience runs from teaching lower levels of English to helping those at an advanced level prepare for business presentations and improve their technical vocabulary. I also homeschooled my children for several years including providing them with instruction on grammar and spelling. I can communicate in French with students who speak French and are just starting to learn English.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have been working with students to improve their public speaking for four years. As a certified etiquette consultant and former engineer, I bring a unique qualification and skill set that can help you improve your confidence and ability to connect with your audience. I am trained to help you project confidence and poise and work on your body language and nonverbal communication and will teach you to master what I call the "Three Keys" to public speaking so that you can feel good speaking whether it's an impromptu project update or a formal presentation to a large audience.

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I've been teaching English to Japanese students over Skype for over a year and in person for several months. I've lived in France, and I know what it is like to learn another language as an adult. My teaching experience runs from teaching lower levels of English to helping those at an advanced level prepare for business presentations and improve their technical vocabulary. I also homeschooled my children for several years including providing them with instruction on grammar and spelling. I can communicate in French with students who speak French and are just starting to learn English.

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I've been teaching English to Japanese students over Skype for over a year and in person for several months. I've lived in France, and I know what it is like to learn another language as an adult. My teaching experience runs from teaching lower levels of English to helping those at an advanced level prepare for business presentations and improve their technical vocabulary. I also homeschooled my children for several years including providing them with instruction on grammar and spelling. I can communicate in French with students who speak French and are just starting to learn English.

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ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I've been teaching English to Japanese students over Skype for over a year and in person for several months. I've lived in France, and I know what it is like to learn another language as an adult. My teaching experience runs from teaching lower levels of English to helping those at an advanced level prepare for business presentations and improve their technical vocabulary. I also homeschooled my children for several years including providing them with instruction on grammar and spelling. I can communicate in French with students who speak French and are just starting to learn English.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I've been teaching English to Japanese students over Skype for over a year and in person for several months. I've lived in France, and I know what it is like to learn another language as an adult. My teaching experience runs from teaching lower levels of English to helping those at an advanced level prepare for business presentations and improve their technical vocabulary. I also homeschooled my children for several years including providing them with instruction on grammar and spelling. I can communicate in French with students who speak French and are just starting to learn English.

Summer

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I've been teaching English to Japanese students over Skype for over a year and in person for several months. I've lived in France, and I know what it is like to learn another language as an adult. My teaching experience runs from teaching lower levels of English to helping those at an advanced level prepare for business presentations and improve their technical vocabulary. I also homeschooled my children for several years including providing them with instruction on grammar and spelling. I can communicate in French with students who speak French and are just starting to learn English.

Examples of Expertise


Dina has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Knowledgeable and sharp tutor

Dina is wonderful. She is super sharp and was able to pinpoint my weak areas as a speaker right away. She has offered great advice for me on how to make improvements. I am so excited that I have finally found someone who can help me become a more eloquent speaker. I am looking forward to more lessons with Dina.

Anya, 11 lessons with Dina

Thorough and very knowledgeable

Dina is amazing. She truly knows what she is doing and is always prepared. She listens to what you wish to accomplish and tailors your sessions with exercises. She gives you great feedback and is honest. She will also tell you when you’re ready! I highly recommend her.

Sonia, 17 lessons with Dina

Prepared, ready to go and did not have to think about what to work on next

I didn't know what to expect, it wasn't what I expected and that was a good thing because it was a lot better than what I thought it was going to be, if that makes sense. In the end of lesson one it was pretty damn amazing!

Philip, 4 lessons with Dina

Knowledgeable, Expert, Structured

Dina has encouraged me, empowered me and professionally nudged me to overcome my fear of speaking. She has great exercises, homework on self-work. She helped my find my "speaking" voice and is teaching me to be more concise and organized. I love her structured way of teaching! I'm so happy I found her!

Maria, 26 lessons with Dina

Fantastic Coach!

Dina is exactly what I needed! She made the best use of the 1 hour. Quickly identified the core challenges that I was facing, suggested how I could improve, made me practice and gave me some confidence in the process. All in one hour! I highly recommend Dina for personal and professional growth!

Chaitanya, 9 lessons with Dina

I can’t ask for anyone better!

She’s like a perfectly fit glove. She fits well in regards to strengthening my weaknesses and sharping my strengths.

Darrell, 2 lessons with Dina

Incredible! I am lost for words!

Dina is an amazing speaking etiquette teacher that points out my weaknesses and provides techniques that will enforce my shortcomings into strength! I am excited to have her as my teacher!

Darrell, 2 lessons with Dina

Darren

Dina has been fantastic. She is an expert in etiquette and personal branding. I have been with her for just a few weeks and there is noticible improvement.

Darren, 16 lessons with Dina

First-rate interview coach

Our 13-year-old needed help preparing for her parochial & private high school interviews. We found Dina and are sure glad we did. In just a few sessions, she expertly coached our daughter through the process, and we received great feedback from the schools on how well spoken and articulate our daughter was. Our girl nailed it thanks to Dina! We can't recommend her services highly enough.

Jordan, 4 lessons with Dina
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Response time: 3 hours