When students work with me, they look forward to our sessions. Whether learning English as a second language (ESL), writing, grammar, literature, public speaking, or business English - it can be fun. I have 20+ years experience from high school through graduate school and adult learners. My work has taken me to China as a Foreign Expert, Turkey with the State Department, and Bhutan, working for the Royal University. I have taught teens with medical obstacles; business professionals in ... [more]
As a teacher, writer, editor, and speech teacher, I can help you learn the nuances of connotation and denotation, the selection of the right word, and the building of your vocabulary. Whether you are a native speaker or an international, growing your word bank and being able to use the right term or phrase or idiom for the right message is key to success and confidence.
Whatever your reasons for wanting or needing to learn grammar, I will help you find a way to not just learn the rules, but, more importantly, learn how to use and apply proper grammar. As a long time high school and college teacher, including communications, English, and ESL, I have lots of materials to make this task more enjoyable.
As an author, technical writer, and professor, word processing a has been my tool for many years..in fact, I have written help guides for various users. As a teacher, I will go at your pace ..and it will be fun.
I am a published, professional writer. In addition, I have taught all levels and varieties of writing (technical, business, literature, thesis work, etc). You will not only get the explanations and editing you need, but also strong examples to help you build your knowledge of rules, styles, and personal skills. I am available to work online, too!
English is such a broad subject: grammar, structure, organization, spelling, writing, speaking, thinking, reading, comprehension! Whew! How can you be expected to know it all? Add to that essays, short stories, compositions, novel, and (oh no!) poetry!! With years of experience as a high school, university, as well as adult learner experience, I will offer you tips for reaching your goals. Whether business emails, academic essays, scientific articles, let me help you with your editing as well as learning the how and why behind it. Clarity, persuasion, and the development of powerful captivating documents - that's what it is all about.
Sometimes people have a hard time with literature because of the style of the writing, the vocabulary, the topic/subject, the culture of the writing. With years as a high school teacher of English as well as a college lecturer in Oral Interpretation of Literature as well as Literature for International Students, I will help you work on the areas you struggle with, give you an easy recipe for writing essays, and, with any luck, teach you to like (if not love) the material you are reading.
As a technical writer manger (hi tech), PR writer, story writer, and teacher of (writer doesn't work here) writing, you will get expert editing, comments, questions, and suggestions. Whether business emails, academic essays, scientific articles, let me help you with your editing as well as learning the how and why behind it. Clarity, persuasion, and the development of powerful captivating documents - that's what it is all about. I can help with MLA, APA and most other styles. I have spent 20 years teaching at the high school and university level, as well as being a technical writer for major international IT and telecom companies.
Writing for the SAT can leave your brain numb and your page blank. With tips and skills and organization methods that I have polished for 20+ years of high school and college writing (in addition to technical, business, and essay writing), you will learn how to start the attack on your SAT writing requirement.
Phonics, or phonetics, is the practice of sounds. How a sound is produced. This is often, in English, not the way it is spelled - or how you THINK a word should be produced. The articulators help you shape the sound as the air escapes your mouth and nose. NOTE: I am not a licensed speech therapist.
Where do I start? How do I manage it? What is the order I should do it in. Why don't I have motivation? These are frequent obstacles of students when they are having difficulties studying or learning. As a former high school teacher, college professor, and writer who has bumped up against many deadlines, help my clients work on figuring out the answers for THEM for the questions. I have had significant recent success with Realtor exams, flight attendant training, and interview prep. It's your life - don't let a test be your obstacle! Studying has both universal and individual needs and components. I will work with you in figuring out what works best for you to achieve your studying, writing, learning goals.
In addition to having a BS in Secondary Education - Comprehensive English including Speech and Theater course work, and a Masters in Speech Communication, I am an accent reduction specialist and performance artist. I recently authored the Instructor's Manual for the Voice and Articulation text used in most colleges. As an experienced curriculum writer, I have skills in creating individual plans for successful learning. As a 20+ year teacher, my students have been as young as a 5year old from Saudi Arabia, through to adult refugees, internationals working to get accepted to graduate programs, actresses working on parts, and business professionals working on getting promotions. I can work with students on the literature side of theatre studies as well as the technical or performance aspects.
In addition to having a TESOL certificate, I have BS in Secondary English including ESL course work, and a Masters in Speech Communication, and am an accent reduction specialist. I recently authored the Instructor's Manual for the Voice and Articulation text used in most colleges. As an experienced curriculum writer, I have skills in creating individual plans for successful learning. As a 20+ year teacher, my students have been as young as a 5 year old from Saudi Arabia, through to adult refugees, internationals working to get accepted to graduate programs, actresses working on parts, and business professionals working on getting promotions. My college teaching work has been in Literature for internationals, technical writing, public relations, and English comp. It is hard to stump me in any task you need to complete/learn.
College counseling involves thinking about who you are, what your goals are, and where you want to be. My expertise in college counseling comes from years as a communications professor as well as a career in foreign exchange as a counselor (for families, schools, and students). Often, I work with clients on their personal statements for colleges, their requests for references, as well as answering questions in application packets.
As a technical writer and professor, I have not only used Outlook in my daily life, but have taught it many times at various schools including Wentworth Institute of Technology. In my professional business communications courses, I teach how to manage email which has a section on use of Outlook for creating folder, labels, and signatures.
Listen! the baby said: MaMa!! Your parents were so excited! One of your first praised accomplishments is speaking...so why is it so hard to do now? Public speaking, conversation, and pronunciation are different skills/abilities from each other and from talking. Let me help you gain confidence in your organization, presentation, enunciation, accent - all things oral communications related. As a professional speech coach on the national and international level, with experience with clients as young as three through middle school, high school, college, and adult learner, you will get tips and practice to learn what you need to improve your skills in communicating - whether in front of a group, or one on one in a cafe. Get in touch! It is fun and life changing.
For two years I taught IELTS (specifically) in an NYC school for Korean nurses who needed to pass the test in order to get their visas and, thus, permanent jobs. I have 20+ years experience in ESL. I have taught here in the US and abroad. Let me help you learn how to answer the hardest part of the test: speech.