Hi Everyone, My name is Barbara and I may be the ideal tutor for you! I am happy to be a member of Wyzant. I've been teaching ESL for 4 years in New York City, tutoring adults on a one-to-one basis. I obtained my CELTA Certification (Cambridge Certificate of English Language to Adults), the Gold Standard of accreditation in 2012. I have also been a teacher for the past 30 years in the tap dance world, traveling to 20 countries. I have coached many of my dance students in ESL over these ye... [more]
Having a musical background as a tap dancer, I have an ability to identify specific sounds that a student has trouble with. Once identified, I can show the student how to form the sound correctly, focusing on the placement of the lips, tongue and jaw. Exaggerating this movement helps a student remember the placement. I also work with intonation, stress syllables and linking words together for more fluent speech.