ESL And English Writing And Literature Services, LLC.
My teaching approach is experiential and seeks to centrally engage the students in what I regard to be the fundamental building block in education, critical thinking skills. I also focus on additional transferable skills such as learning how to communicate clearly and directly in one's approach to one's assignments, especially when it comes to the writing. My lessons are always student-centric, therefore, I do not lecture during my tutorials.
Helping my students to first achieve their learning objectives, and then assist them to go even farther than they initially ever thought they could.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
The instruction I provide and the materials used for each individual student or group is customized for them. And during my free 30-min., consultation, I discuss with all potential students how the classes work, show them the materials used, and answer any questions they may have.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
*Certified in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL/ESL) -- in Dublin, Ireland.
*Worked formerly as an English teacher in the school system in the state of New Jersey.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Here are the rates for ESL and English Writing and Literature Services's English classes:
- In-person classes: $80/hr.
- Online classes: $60/hr.
- In-person group classes: $30.00/hr., per person for 5+ participants.
- Virtual classes: @$15.00/hr., per person for 5+ participants.
How did you get started teaching?
I began as an ESL/EFL tutor when I was an undergraduate at university, studying English writing and literature and how to teach ESL/EFL.
What types of students have you worked with?
Native and non-native students of all ages, levels, and from various countries, including the USA, India, Japan, China, South Korea, Colombia, Nigeria, Algeria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Germany, Turkey, Taiwan, and Russia.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
One of my students from China, Wang, was changing careers and preparing to interview for an entry-level position in her newly chosen field. Her English level is between the basic and pre-intermediate levels, so she was very nervous about this process. I compiled a list of interview questions, which I thought she might be asked, and we practiced through role-play over the course of three weeks, for twice a week. One day, I got a very excitable text from her saying that she had "aced" the interview and which also expressed thanks for all of my help. On days like those, it confirms why I do what I do. Objective met!!!
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Be prepared with specific questions to ask the teacher.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Think about questions which will show how the teacher will help you in achieving your learning objectives.