Celine S.


Celine S.

Tutor

Denver, CO 80202

Will travel 14 miles

$40 per hour.

4.98 104 ratings

Engaging, Experienced ESL/English Coach, Including Test Preparation!

Having taught, tutored, and coached ESL and English for over 15 years now, I have a passion for proper communication - writing, speaking, listening, reading, presenting, persuading, and negotiating. In 2006, I earned a Master's degree in Communication/Organizational Leadership from the University of Denver. I also completed a Certification in Teaching English (TESL) from the University of Colorado. I hold a Further Certificate in Teaching Business English from the International House, San Di... [more]


Vocabulary

With a passion for proper communication, vocabulary is key in acquiring excellent speaking and writing skills. I teach students how to improve their vocabulary. Reading is an important factor here, and reading the proper books, texts, and publications!


Grammar

I have taught ESL and English, including grammar, for the past 15 years! I hold a TESL certification and a further certificate in teaching Business English. My Master's degree was earned at DU in Communication. I focus often on grammar in my coaching sessions, when the needs analysis we complete reflects this need. Proper grammar is an important part of speaking and writing with excellence and will take you to some very high places!


Writing

An American English native speaker, my writing experience includes writing online lectures for an international textbook publisher. I taught Writing II or research writing at the university level. I have taught college courses for several years that have required capstone projects with extensive research writing. Additionally, I have taught essay writing to ESL beginning, intermediate, and advanced students and to all levels of the educational system. Writing is one of my passions and I love to show others how to self-edit!


English

As an American English native speaker, I have been teaching and coaching ESL and English for over 15 years!


ESL/ESOL

I am TESL certified and hold a second certificate in Teaching Business English. My Master's degree is in Communication and I have taught at all levels of the educational system - from K through 12 and university!


Proofreading

Having taught English/ESL for over 15 years and college for 6 years, I have proofread hundreds of papers! I teach my students the proper editing symbols and use these standardized symbols to help students improve their writing. Additionally, I check format for MLA or APA citations for all research papers. It is amazing to watch improvements, as we focus on the real issues! My Master's degree is in Communication/Organizational Leadership from DU.


TOEFL

As one of my specialties, I have taught TOEFL and IELTS test preparation at various ESL language schools. Additionally, I have coached clients in preparing for these university entrance tests with great success! Test preparation is one of my specialties, and I have been an IELTS Invigilator at the local exam center for several years. I earned my TESL certification at the University of Colorado and hold a Master's degree in Communication from DU.


Spelling

One of my favorite memories growing up was being in spelling bees, while in grade school! Spelling is extremely important and can cause your answer to be completely incorrect in some exams. In teaching academic ESL, I hold spelling contests and give tests on this important skill. I have a passion for teaching spelling and inspiring others to spell with care!


ACT English

For over 15 years now I have taught English and ESL! I have grown to love my native language and inspire others to do the same. Proper English will take you to some very high places in your chosen career. I love teaching English skills and strategies for testing!


Phonics

I have been teaching English & ESL for over 12 years. Part of my ESL Speaking coaching sessions includes pronunciation. This involves skilled use of stresses and intonation in the English language. I incorporate use of phonics drills and clear speaking principles, sounding out problem sounds and stresses with my clients.


Study Skills

I learned study skills at an early age. These skills propelled me to continue my education, achieving a Master's degree with a 3.98/4.00 GPA. My GPA improved over the years with increased focus and diligence. Organization and self-confidence play a large role in studying successfully!


Business

I spent over 25 years in the business world, in both New York and Denver. Additionally, I have a Master's degree from the University of Denver in Communication/Organizational Leadership. I taught Business, Leadership, Management, Marketing, and Communication on Denver college campuses for over 6 years.


Career Development

For over 5 years, I taught Career Management and Success Strategies on college campuses in Denver. Additionally, I taught Portfolio Review and Advanced Portfolio Review, instructing students on interviewing, resume building, and portfolio creation for marketing, merchandising, and general business.


Marketing

I hold a Master's degree in Communication/Organizational Leadership from the University of Denver. My Associates degree in in Buying & Merchandising from the Fashion Institute of Technology/State Univ of New York. Additionally, I spent over 25 years in Marketing in both New York and Denver, with companies like Honeywell (9 years as Merchandising Manager), Dex One (Dex Media - 4 years as an Advertising Consultant), and various telecommunication or data communication firms.


IELTS

I've specialized in IELTS and TOEFL exam preparation for over 5 years now! As an IELTS invigilator at the Denver Regional Center for this British university entrance exam, I administrated and managed the student test for several years. I've taught IELTS preparation classes at a few language schools and continue to do so, as well as coach students individually and in small groups.