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Steve K.

Lansdowne, PA

$25/hour

ESL Teacher, Editor and Proofreader

In-person lessons
10+ Hours
5.0 average from 3 ratings

$25/Hour


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About Steve

I have over 12 years experience as an English as a Foreign/Second Language teacher working mostly overseas in Portugal, Geneva, and Scotland. I have taught many one-to-one English lessons with business persons and students as well as classes of learners from 8 to 80 years old. This teaching encompassed all levels of proficiency, from beginner to advanced and included all language skills - reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
I also have edited and proofread many writing projects, mostly for graduate students writing final research papers and dissertations.
I find all this work engaging because of the interaction with learners from many other nationalities. My students expand my understanding and appreciation of all people and their distinctive cultures.

I have over 12 years full-time working experience as an EFL/ESL teacher as well as experience as an English for Academic Purposes teacher at universities in the UK. I obtained a CELTA qualification in Lisbon, Portugal in 2003. In 2008, I completed a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Leicester in the UK. I have lots of experience teaching IELTS, TOEFL, BET, FCE, CAE, and CPE exam strategies classes and tutoring sessions. In addition, I have proofread and edited hundreds of student essays, letters and research papers. This includes several Master's and PhD dissertations.

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I have over 12 years experience as an English as a Foreign/Second Language teacher working mostly overseas in Portugal, Geneva, and Scotland. I have taught many one-to-one English lessons with business persons and students as well as classes of learners from 8 to 80 years old. This teaching encompassed all levels of proficiency, from beginner to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
16 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Lansdowne, PA 19050
In-person lessons
English:
ESL/ESOL, IELTS,
Proofreading, TOEFL
Test Preparation:
IELTS,
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, IELTS,
TOEFL

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IELTS

I taught IELTS exam strategies classes at two universities in the UK, the U of Southampton and the U of Strathclyde. This occurred over 4 summers for professional academic English programs for international graduate students wanting to study in British universities. Most students were from China, Thailand, and Saudi Arabia. Students came in to the program with IELTS scores from 5.0 to 6.5 or so and teachers helped students improve scores to the average 6.0 to 6.5 levels as required by various university departments. I also have many years experience teaching Cambridge English exam strategies, quite similar to IELTS.

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 16 hours notice required

Travel policy

Steve will travel within 20 miles of Lansdowne, PA 19050.