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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

  • 1,253 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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Business

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.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar

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.
Grammar

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.

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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.

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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

Dina is a great teacher, very knowledgeable and attentive, highly recommend her!

Dina is a great teacher, and it's absolute pleasure studying with her. Lessons with Dina are fun, interesting, and we may review many different topics during the lesson. I am not a native speaker, and I wanted to improve my English grammar, speaking and writing skills. While having private consultations, she notices which areas of English language and grammar require improvement, and we start working and doing exercises on these specific areas. She is very efficient, she has a lot of resources readily available on those and many other topics. After few lessons with Dina, I can already see visible improvement in my English, and I became more conscious of using grammar properly, or if it has to be corrected. I highly recommend Dina, and very thankful to her for all her help, attention and knowledge I am acquiring during lessons with her.

Irene, 7 lessons with Dina

Amazing and highly qualified tutor!

Dina has been my tutor for over 2 years. I had such an incredible time working with her. She helped me to improve my grammar, pronunciation, prepared for difficult exams and interviews. English is my second language, and Dina could easily find an approach and build our lessons, which were always fun, interesting and well planned. She was patient with me, super informative, and provided alternate examples/ways to learn different topics/materials.She went above and beyond to make sure I passed my exams/interviews and received a good grade! So so grateful! I learned a lot! It was a pleasure to work with you, and we will definitely meet again !!!

Kristina, 45 lessons with Dina

Exceptional tutor

Dina is an exceptional tutor. She has assisted me for a few months, and has helped my public speaking skills improve tremendously. She applies very structured and clear techniques, which are great for learning. Her experience with non-native speakers was key in my progress, as English is not my mother tongue. Besides, she is always on time, and makes you feel very comfortable during the sessions. I thoroughly recommend her as a tutor!

Sarah, 11 lessons with Dina

Great tutor, looking forward to more lessons!

Dina made me feel completely at ease as I spoke to her about things that I’m hesitant in putting forward with others. With her techniques and our combined effort, I can see myself moving towards my goals with certainty

Anusha, 7 lessons with Dina

Recommended!

She was intelligent, patient, and clearly motivated to help me improve. It's so great when you find an instructor who really cares about helping you. I'd recommend her to anyone.

Eric, 4 lessons with Dina

Great tutor, looking forward to more lessons!

Dina made me feel completely at ease as I spoke to her about things that I’m hesitant in putting forward with others. With her techniques and our combined effort, I can see myself moving towards my goals with certainty

Anusha, 7 lessons with Dina

Professional and Patient Tutor

First lesson with Dina today and looking forward to our 2nd lesson. She is fantastic! I felt comfortable as she guided me through our lesson. Dina is professional and you can tell she loves what she does. She enjoys taking one through the learning process while providing encouragement - resources to grow.

Justin, 1 lesson with Dina

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

I've already had a few lessons with Dina through Skype. She gave me extremely helpful tips for job interview practice. She is very kind and professional person. She helps me present myself during job interview and feel confident. I'm looking forward to the next lessons with her

Natalia, 28 lessons with Dina
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Response time: 3 hours