I am a native American English speaker, and am an experienced, TESOL certified ESL/English language tutor, offering private skype tutorial lessons to improve your understanding of English.
-- Learn to speak English from the comfort of your home, at a time that fits your schedule.
-- Learn at your own pace, with an understanding, experienced English teacher.
--My goal is to help you get great results, with emphasis on improving your speaking, writing and reading ability.
My tutoring includes:
Beginning, Intermediate and advanced levels
One-on-One private tutoring via skype and utilizing google drive
Experience with teaching adults
Experience with people from many countries and cultures, and have tutored many Japanese students
Conversation practice - speaking and listening
Improving writing skills
Improving reading skills
Assistance with English for College and University classes
IELTS test tutoring in writing, reading comprehension, listening and speaking
Proof-reading and editing : essays, business letters, course work, resumes and more
Weekend tutoring available
Language skills for the work place
Document review and editing
With a degree in English from UCLA and extended graduate studies in English, my experience and love of the English language is something that I enjoy sharing. Combine this love of teaching English with my TESOL Certification in Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), and Oregon Literacy teacher training, and I believe you will find that we can work together to improve your English language skills, with great results.
I have worked with students from all over the world, including Mexico, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Congo, France, Spain, Russia, India, Taiwan, Thailand, Korea China, and Japan. I also have worked with several major companies as an English language tutor to help their employees excel in the workplace. I have worked with Ph.D students, students at community college, people attending language school in Portland or here for a few months and wanting to improve their English while visiting. Whatever your specific goals, I'll work with you to help you achieve them.
Lesson cost is $27.00 U.S. dollars an hour, payable by paypal. I offer a free introductory 10 to 15 minute skype meeting, so that we can meet, and you can ask any questions and see if I am the teacher for you!
A long-time resident of Portland, Oregon, I arrived in Portland from California more than 15 years ago, and settled in Inner SE Portland. I love Portland and the Northwest, and all the beauty, and diverse activity it offers. As I love English, and I love to meet people from other cultures, I soon began tutoring English as a Second Language (ESL) to students in the Oregon Literacy program. This led to employment with language companies, and private language tutoring.
Traveling is an important part of my life. Some of the places I have visited are India, Nepal, Asia, Europe, Morocco, and Central and South America. I have studied Spanish in immersion programs in Ecuador and Guatemala, and understand from both sides the experience of learning a language.
Please tell me your English goals, and we'll get started.