I am a dedicated teacher of English as a Second Language and success counselor with seven years of experience providing instruction and support to non-native English learners to improve conversational fluency in preparation for real-life language use. And I am able to adapt to each client?s situation and personality with strong emphasis on meaningful, communicative discourse. Highly skilled at relaxing students to forge dynamic, trusting atmosphere of learning. I have twenty-five years o... [more]
I am a dedicated ESL teacher with eight years of experience providing language instruction and career support to adult non-native English speakers to improve conversational fluency and deal with real-life career situations. Adapts coaching methods to each client?s situation and personality with strong emphasis on meaningful, communicative discourse. Highly skilled at relaxing individuals and groups to forge dynamic, open atmosphere of learning. Leverages twenty-three years of senior management experience and corporate exposure to guide and advise clients on career direction, job transitions, and work pressures. Motivates clients to succeed by tapping into real-life case studies, direct experience, active discourse, and confidence-building methods. Provides ELS instruction and career counseling/coaching to expatriates in Pittsburgh area to and their families. Teaches corporate English via Skype to middle level and senior managers. Quickly establishes a constructive, trusting relationship to ease initial anxieties. Effectively aids clients in overcoming speaking obstacles that may hinder them from sharing information with people from other cultures. Adapts teaching style to each client?s level, needs, and goals. Conducts conversation-driven lessons through question-and-answer sessions on important global issues. The relevancy of topics allows students to feel secure enough with the subject matter to take chances with the language and extend their conversational fluency. Creates situations in which natural discourse on critical issues in the learner?s life are replicated and practiced.