Stanford University (BA Psychology)
University of Missouri - St. Louis (MEd)
Face to face or online, you are judged by the words you speak or write. Therefore, intelligent people try to present themselves in the best light possible. Please join me for personal or online coaching to develop your skills. Let my education from Stanford and the University of Missouri help work for you.
Whether you simply want some coaching on a specific point or a program of development that takes you to the next level, I want to help you. Make your point clearly and concisely, without risking the misunderstanding that garbled language creates.
My rate is low because I love to teach and honestly don't need much money. Also, I want to make learning available to more people, not just the affluent. Let me be your guide either by email or in person. My previous success in teaching suggests that I can help you succeed as well.
In the first meeting, I usually introduce myself and give a little background to become acquainted. Then the student usually tells their story, especially their previous experience with English. After some conversation, I ask the students what has motivated them to seek a tutor. Then, specifically what goals does the student have? How much time can they study and practice? Everybody these days has a lot of responsibilities; so many students have little or no time to practice.
Another question is how long you want to study: Just a few lessons, 3 months, 1 year, etc.? Finally, I am not the best tutor for all people, so students need to decide for themselves.
Usually we need less than an hour for this, and can actually work on some English at the first meeting. If students want homework and have time, I assign and review their work. Each person is different. I serve as a consultant to you, to help you make your own learning plan and to provide expert knowledge of English. As a tutor, I am more like a coach than an instructor.
See my blog on WyzAnt! Face to face or online, you are judged by the words you speak or write. Therefore, intelligent people try to present themselves in the best light possible. Please join me for personal or online coaching to develop your skills. Let my education from Stanford and the University of Missouri help work for you.
Whether you simply want some
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One word: amazing. Besides overall English improvement, I also learn practical communication conventions, tactics, and strategies from Paul. He completely fulfills my need for advanced business communication. I highly recommend Paul!
Being very professional and patient, Paul easily adapts his teaching style to satisfy individual needs of his student. Highly recommend this instructor.
Just finished my first class with Paul.
Overall, Paul is very nice and smart. He gets to know his students first and then finds a proper way to teach them. I feel very comfortable to study English with him.
Hopefully after half year, when I come back to write another review, I will tell you how much confident I can speak/write English.
I was not happy with my oral communication. There was not much melody and flow in my speaking. I knew that I had to do something about it. I wanted to speak like a native. I just had a few of sessions with Paul but my experience was wonderful. He respected and recognized each individual’s uniqueness. Instead of setting you up to a pre-programmed tutoring format, he tried to adopt and fit into your own approach. Along the way, he explored words and phrases and the culture behind them, which you wouldn’t know about if you didn't grow up here. That is exactly what I need.
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In addition to my general education at Stanford University and the University of Missouri, I received specific training in ESL for adults through the state of Nevada. I earned Nevada certification as adult educator based on my performance. With over 1000 hours of class time, and graduate degree in Adult Learning, you can be confident that I will not waste your time.
My English education was comprehensive, including vocabulary, grammar, composition, essay, and literature. Five years of Latin and two years of Greek supplemented by English studies. As a business owner, I became very effective at concise business and legal correspondence as well. My rate is low because my motive for teaching is not financial.
In addition to my comprehensive in English, Latin, Greek, and French grammar, my experience explaining grammar topics has helped hundreds of students.
Grammar mistakes are common but they are also easy to correct with coaching.
Reading improvement for all levels, especially intermediate and advanced.
Assessment of reading level and selection of material to suit individual students. Advanced reading leads to critical analysis, necessary for evaluating complex arguments. Reading also reveals culture-specific expressions and word usage which non-native speakers have not studied.
If even some vocabulary words are unknown or uncertain, then meaning is lost. Numerous methods for building vocabulary can be tailored to best suit individual students.