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Eric K.

Portland, OR

$50/hour

Experienced public speaker and writer

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George Fox University
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About Eric

I was raised in Italy, hence my fluency in Italian. From First grade we were taught how to write essays and I have been writing ever since. I have written five books, two of them published on Kindle, I can teach the basics of essay writing whether you need a three page or a thirty page paper. I am fluent also in Spanish, I have a certificate from Cambridge to teach ESL, and over my thirty years of corporate life and experience I have given literally thousands of public presentations to large and small audiences. My expertise is in writing, public speaking, learning how to study, personal discipline, goal setting, and in determining a positive and constructive course of action in order to truly learn the required information. I love to equip people HOW to study and learn so they can do so for a lifetime.

I have been writing since elementary school and have written five books. I also am qualified to teach ESL through the RSA program from International House which is a Cambridge program. Furthermore, I have taught ESL, EFL, and Italian over the years. I also did voice over work for the World Trade Center in Portland, Oregon, along with being the Italian voice for a communications company needing Italian for companies doing business with Italians. I have given over 100,000 presentations person to person, I have led hundreds of formal workshops to small groups, and I have spoken in public extensively. I know how to teach people how to give powerful, prepared, positive, and inspiring presentations that get people's attention and that produce results.

I have been speaking Italian since I was six years old and I have formal training in teaching language.

I have spent the last 12 years working with young people teaching them how to set academic/life goals and achieving them. My students have ranged from normal to disfunctional so I have a wide array of experience and tools with which to motivate, inspire, equip, and stimulate my students toward success.

Give me a call, let's sit down and discuss your goals, and let's see if what I have to offer works for you. I will be observing you as well to see if there is a match. In order for the tutor/student relationship to work, both parties must be comfortable with each other. I look forward to meeting you soon.
I was raised in Italy, hence my fluency in Italian. From First grade we were taught how to write essays and I have been writing ever since. I have written five books, two of them published on Kindle, I can teach the basics of essay writing whether you need a three page or a thirty page paper. I am fluent also in Spanish, I have a certificate from Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Portland, OR 97211
Music:
Piano
English:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Italian,
TOEFL, Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Fitness

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL for years in a wide variety of settings. Furthermore, I trained with International House and got certified to teach ESL as well. I have studied ten languages, I speak four, and I know exactly what you need in order to pick up English and become conversant in a short amount of time.

Fitness

I have been studying Tai Chi since 1971 and I have been teaching it since 1996. I have used it for personal rehab through four knee surgeries, two years of arthritis, and for rehab in open heart surgery. I also teach the martial applications.

Italian

I was born in the US, our family moved back to Italy in 1958, I went to Italian schools up until high school, and then I returned to live in Italy where I lived for two more years. I have written a book in Italian, I love teaching languages, I love teaching Italian, and all my students become proficient in conversational Italian rather quickly. I use the audio-lingual approach which is how all of us learn how to speak in the first place. We are born, we hear the language, we copy the language, we make a ton of mistakes in the language, then we get better, then we learn to read and write the language, and then we learn why we do what we do. This method has worked for as long as humans have been alive and cognizant, and I look forward to getting started soon with you.

Piano

I have been playing piano since I was four. I have been a professional jazz pianist since 1982. I used to have 40 piano students and can take a student from zero to piano facility from child to adult.

Writing

I love to write, I have written five books, I am in the process of finishing book number six, I have written hundreds of poems, and I love to equip people with the skills necessary so writing projects are never again a negative challenge for them. I will teach you the necessary tools you can use for the rest of your life to write powerful letters, great short essays, or even long term papers.

George Fox University
Human Resourc

Education

George Fox University (Human Resourc)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Eric will travel within 30 miles of Portland, OR 97211.