Please select the type of lesson you want to schedule with me.
By far my most popular course, this focuses on developing your speaking skills. Often, you will be assigned a little bit of homework, such as: watching a video, reading a chapter of a novel, listening to an audio story, or reading a news article. During the lesson, we will have a conversation centered on a specific topic. You will practice new phrases and words through conversation, dialogs, and activities. The shorter times are perfect if you’re really busy. They’re also a great fit for kids!
Do you just want some speaking practice and mistake correction? Are structured lesson plans, grammar instruction, and lengthy explanations unnecessary for your needs? If you answered yes to both of those questions, then this course may be a perfect fit for you. All of the planning for these lessons is done by the student.The teacher does not prepare at all. You pick the article, video, or topic to discuss. While you’re speaking, I will provide correction of your mistakes, suggestions for more natural phrases, and general feedback and instruction.
Do you want to improve your pronunciation in English? This course focuses on developing your pronunciation skills through the study of intonation, word linking, and rhythm patterns. We will also practice pronunciation of specific letters, letter combinations, and problem words in English. I work to meet your goal: whether you simply want to be understood, or have a native American accent.
For test preparation, this is designed to help you prepare for an important English-evaluation test. Many universities and companies in based in an English-speaking world require you to score at a certain level on one of these tests. I specialize in preparation for the TOEFL, the IELTS, and the TOEIC. However, I’m willing to help with other tests.
The interview preparation is designed to help you prepare for a job interview or school interview. We discuss strategies first. After that, we practice mock interviews, and I will give you feedback and correction on grammar, pronunciation, intonation, and the content of your answers.
This course focuses on improving your writing. I will assign you a writing topic in advance, and you will come to our lesson with a prepared piece of writing on the topic I have assigned. We will first edit the paper based on content, then later on grammar, punctuation, and spelling. These lessons will specifically impact the quality of your writing, but will also improve your overall English skills.