I am from Canada and I have been a full-time ESL instructor in a private foreign language school for 6-years and have been instructing and helping people to become better English speakers online for the past 2 years.
I do specialize in the instruction of business English as my background includes consulting and owning my own small business in Canada. I understand the challenges faced by business people when trying to communicate to and with their foreign clients and I assist them through role play and by helping them to gain an understanding of the cultural differences that may be preventing them from completing their business successfully. I custom tailor my sessions with my clients to ensure that they make the best use of their valuable time.
For those English learners trying to find work in a foreign company, I provide practice to improve your interview skills. As a consultant in Canada, I was interviewed many times and I bring that knowledge to my clients through mock interviews and providing general advice on how to behave and handle the stress of an interview.
I can also provide general conversations with those people who have learnt English in the past but have not used it extensively but are now finding that they need to remove the "rust" so that they can become more confident in their speaking ability. They may be traveling for conferences or workshops or just for vacations and they want to make sure that they can be understood and that they understand conversations taking place. Again, I tailor the sessions to the client's requirements, i.e. travel and hotels, restaurants, etc.
I have instructed in one-on-one and group settings with my groups ranging from 4 to 20 people. The levels have been from beginner to higher level English learners and people from all education and professional backgrounds.
I was involved in instructing IELTS and TOEFL speaking which has helped some clients improve their IELTS speaking scores by up to 1 point.
I always try to engage all of my clients by being able to discuss many diverse topics and interests. I can provide material on a range of topics to match my client's interests and needs. I provide immediate feedback and correct my clients issues without embarrassment to the client.
I understand that my clients are interested in learning to speak proper English and I strive to provide the best English learning environment possible so that the client feels that they are steadily improving. I encourage all of my clients by instilling confidence in their ability and advocating continuing practice to become even better speakers.
2010年06月01日 - 2016年04月01日
Instructing ESL in group and one-on-one sessions.
Mainly instructing conversational English as well as preparing people for interviews for business, immigration and school entrance interviews.
I have instructed IELTS and TOEFL speaking in a one-on-one scenario.
On-line instruction of ESL to middle and high school clients as well as business English.
On-line ESL instruction for business and general conversation clients
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International Telecommunications and Trade