I am certified as an ESL, ESOL teacher and also as a business english teacher. I volunteer teaching English as a Second Language and consider myself an excellent teacher, researcher and coach highly skilled at the English Language and the use of proper grammar. I am very creative and bring lots of enthusiasm to my teaching taking into consideration the learning style of each student and the topics they are interested in. I speak with each student first to see if we are a good fit for each other.
I am also an author and certified career development coach (wrote one book and have designed and presented many workshops on discovering and strengthening skills, career exploration, job search, resume writing, interviewing etc.)
I love working with students to discover their individual personalities and interests in order to help them with their English.
A quote from one of my students. "Ms. Russell worked with me on perfecting my English specifically the use of present, past and future tenses. She was very creative and always provided materials that I was particularly interested in instead of general information. This allowed me to be more motivated to learn."
Introduce myself and my background. Answer any questions the student has about me.
Find out the student's style of learning. How he or she likes to learn best.
Find out where he or she is having difficulty through Q&A and some initial tests.
Find out what the student is interested in and plan lesson plans around those subjects plus school subjects to best motivate the student. Also figure out how much to cover in one lesson.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and a minor in Career Counseling. I am certified as a coach through the International Coach Federation. I am also an entrepreneur and writer.
I have written one book and numerous training programs for all levels of people and have tutored foreign students in English.
I charge by the hour.