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About Tom S.

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Orlando, FL

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Highly experienced ESL/TESOL/TEFL (English) teacher has educated many non-English speakers in English fundamentals, basic grammar skills, English literature, and complex terms based on students current proficiency.

About Tom
Tom has been teaching private lessons since 2006 and is currently available to teach lessons online. Foremost, Tom provides expertise, experience, and encouragement when he received his English Literature from Boston University, Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix in Arizona.

Tom's style is candid and are scheduled to best fit to the student's schedule when possible.

ESL/ELL STUDENTS

Its imperative that the student understands phonics as well as the seven parts of speech, i.e., nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections.

Currently, Tom works at the elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels as an adult education instructor providing English instruction to classes or individual students.

As an ESL teacher, developing curriculum for his students, he tak
es an overall approach to English study that focuses on a specific aspect of language use, e.g., life skills, literacy, or vocational and workplace English competencies. Both approaches involve teaching his students basic English skills, such as listening, reading, writing and speaking.

CLASSROOM/LESSONS

- Pronunciation techniques
- Quizzes, textbooks, videos and computer lessons
- Basic communication with real-life interactions

Using language use in different situations, such as shopping, schooling, job hunting or working with English-speaking co workers.

He places awareness on the students' culture and recognition of cultural differences which might affect a student's ability to acclimate to an English-speaking environment.

STUDENTS LESSON DETAILS

He prefers to discuss goals with his students or their parents to determine what they are most interested in ACHIEVING. Together we can create a lesson plan designed for the individual student.

TECHNOLOGY

Combination with TakeLessons Classroom and eLearning it is critical learning a secondary language effectively - see attached

Excerpt from "50 Ways to Teach Online: Tips for ESL/EFL Teachers" by Dr. Justin Shewell.

The Pedagogical Foundations Of EnglishCentral

By David Deubelbeiss

EnglishCentral is a company that takes pride in having experienced teachers on staff and designing a product that will help students learn and acquire English, particularly for international communication.

Too often technology is designed without the control or voice of educators. Technology for technology's sake. We have tried to avoid this error and build an e-learning platform that puts pedagogy and learning first.

Here are the key aspects of English Central's pedagogy:

1. Motivation.

We live in a visual and digital world. Students consume enormous amounts of video content and video has become the new textbook. EnglishCentral harnesses this built in, intrinsic level of motivation - why not learn English while viewing videos you love? EnglishCentral publishes 30 new video lessons per week and its vast library of video lessons and courses offers every student the chance to study what they want and listen to messages they want to hear.

2. Comprehensible Input

Not only do students need to listen to messages they want to hear - these messages must be level appropriate (Krashen, 2001). Each EnglishCentral video lesson or course plus our vocabulary is leveled and can be assigned to students based on their level of English. This provides appropriate practice maximizing language acquisition.

3. Precise, Timely Feedback

EnglishCentral provides instant feedback to students. Students begin to "notice the gap" (Schmidt, 1990) and begin to self-correct as they compare their speech to the original. Tools are provided so students can "dig down" and understand the language and get the answers they need immediately. EnglishCentral works to promote learner autonomy.

4. Lowered Affective Filter

Many students go through a substantial "silent period" (Krashen, 1985). Others need the time and space given through self-study before they are ready to excel in the very socially demanding classroom. EnglishCentral provides a safe, low anxiety environment where learners can proceed at their own pace and practice speaking in a non-threatening place. Teachers are often amazed how the quiet students in their class "bloom" on EnglishCentral.

5. An Oral Language Focus

The 21st century workplace and global nature of communication demands that students have strong speaking skills. The importance of written communication is receding. EnglishCentral's proprietary speech recognition system IntelliSpeech™ trains students to produce, clear, intelligible speech for effective communication across cultures and borders.

6. Blended Learning

The future of education lies in blended learning (Arne Duncan, 2014). EnglishCentral partners with schools and teachers offering a unique blended learning model and platform. Courses and video lessons can perfectly compliment what students learn in class, providing students with extra practice matching the class curriculum. Our free LMS lets teachers extend the curriculum and track student achievement.

7. Structured Learning

Our simple Watch | Learn | Speak methodology provides low cognitive overload and an easy to follow learning pathway. Courses and video lessons are leveled and vocabulary is presented with spaced-time repetition. EnglishCentral monitors every word or expression students study and provides a simple interface where students can use the feedback to improve their pronunciation and build their vocabulary.

8. Gaming

Students are highly engaged by the gaming dynamics of EnglishCentral. Students compete for XPs (Experience Points) and ranking through their study. However, we don't go overboard and aim to keep the focus on the learning, not the gaming.

9. Ambiguity Tolerance

Language is a vast and unpredictable space. Successful language learners are risk takers. Critical to being a risk taker is having a strong ability to not be stressed out by what you don't understand (Brown, 2007). EnglishCentral provides authentic content that challenges students to focus on the general meaning and gist and strengthen their level of ambiguity tolerance.
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Emilie July 9, 2019
· English Literature · Online
Tom was excellent! We explored many pertinent topics. He is very flexible in allowing you to delve into your interests in that he has a broad knowledge base and promotes creativity and open thinking. The lesson flows very well. He helped me to find fitting goals. I'm looking forward to more lessons with Tom!
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Xiuli J. May 30, 2019
· ESL · Online
Very helpful!
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Terry March 9, 2019
· English · Online
Tom is very patient. Just what I needed!
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Tom S.

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About Erol G.

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Panorama City, CA

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I have studied English, directly, through my degree in the field and through continued training at the graduate and doctorate levels. I've taught several sections of first-year composition at a university. I have written short stories and poetry in formal environments and for presentation. I have tutored both adolescents and adults and stand out, by reviews, as a smart, caring, helpful teacher.

Possibly the only dedicated PhD for E-Learning on the TakeLessons server, I am member of the Association for Language Learning, located in Leicester, UK.

About Erol
***ADDRESSES WITHIN REMOTE AREAS (no public transit or bicycle access) DIFFICULT TO SERVICE PHYSICALLY. Lesson cancellations and schedule changes need to be submitted through Takelessons.com student website, relieve busy teacher from multiple informal requests***

My style and attitude toward teaching is a balance between subject delivery and reflective, supportive interaction. I seek to enable current research on education for busy, yet goal-driven student interests. This is done through customized online lessons coordinating the experience with optimal resources and tools: ESL and Speech students learn to monitor their own phonological issues with dedicated software/feedback, guiding German students through conversational dialogues, and ensuring relevant resources for Excel and related productivity lessons.

Due to my limited funds
, I do not have direct experience with the Adobe suite, but I have extensive knowledge of related, free distributions that are transferable. Possibly the only PhD on Takelessons server from a regionally accredited university, I am a member of the American Council on Foreign Language Learning and the Association for Language Learning.
My most popular subjects are as follows:

North American English Pronunciation Practice for ESL (NAEPP-ESL) or Accent-Reduction:
*****Each Online Lesson with Free Video & MP3 recordings, and about 50 GB onedrive folder for lesson files*****

Carefully following Burkkowsky's (1969) multi-media method, I have taught this subject for over five years for public and private causes, such as library, individuals, and language schools. German Language and Culture:
*****Each Online Lesson with Free Video & MP3 Recordings and about 50 GB onedrive folder for lesson files*****

Microsoft Excel:
***It is recommended students own or have regular access to a personal computer after 2002 in order to get the best benefit***

Typing:
***It is recommended students own or have regular access to a personal computer after 2002 in order to get the best benefit***
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Adaobi July 13, 2019
· Accent Reduction · Online
Good teacher
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Johnathan June 23, 2019
· Typing · Online
Patient and thorough sums it up!
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Michael M. June 14, 2019
· Microsoft Excel · Online
Had another great lesson learning a lot!
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Erol G.

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About Marshall J.

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Turlock, CA

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Fluent English is essential for business and careers in the U.S. Our lessons can be tailored for business or casual conversations, writing, and public speaking. I am excited to share the joy of learning with you and to help equip you with the skills to succeed!

About Marshall
Are you ready to take your learning to a new level? For over 10 years I have been exploring the world of entertainment, from music to photography to video production and am ready to share with you the secrets to success in the performing arts.

Learn the intricacies of guitar, piano, and vocal performance
Master professional writing techniques
Promote yourself with hands-on audio production and videography
Make killer music videos
Become the best you can be!

Party on dudes,

Marshall
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Alice July 15, 2019
· Piano · In home
Marshall is such a passionate amazing instructor. He teaches so thoroughly and is very patient during teaching! I highly recommend Marshall!
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Eric P. May 18, 2019
· Piano · In home
My 9 year old son said Marshall and his first lesson were “amazing” and can’t wait till next week :)
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Sammy J. April 9, 2019
· Piano · In home
Yesterday my daughter took the first piano lesson. The teacher taught me very carefully. I have already played the melody of several songs yesterday.
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Marshall J.

Turlock, CA 95380
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About Jackie D.

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Chula Vista, CA
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For non-native English speakers: For 10 years, I have taught English to students from Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Spain, France, Germany, Korea, China, Japan, and more. I can help with accent reduction, improve the student's pronunciation, and better their grammar.

For native English speakers: I have studied English literature for several years and enjoy discussing it with students. I also took AP English in high school and scored quite highly.

About Jackie
Hi there! My name is Jackie, and I have nearly 20 years of experience in teaching. All of my students, meaning a perfect 100%, have improved their grades by at least one letter grade, if not more, and passed every one of their tests and exams. I help all my students reach their goals.

The feedback I often receive from my students is that I made learning an enjoyable experience—they want to work harder to advance quickly in their classes. All of my students agree that I have a lot of patience and turn even the most challenging lessons into ones of positivity and encouragement. I provide critical feedback in the most constructive of ways that help the students reach conclusions on their own. I enjoy being there to support and guide their experience.

Basically, I love teaching. I'm enthusiastic yet patient, and I absolutely adore helpi
ng kids and adults alike learn. It's such a sense of accomplishment when my students show off their terrific grades. I see the same look in my students’ eyes regardless of age—that pride that shines from within, that exuberant smile, like they can conquer anything. I want my students to keep that pride for a long, long time.

Right now, I’m working on self-publishing a Spanish conversation textbook for beginning students and am writing an intermediate-level Spanish conversation textbook. I've also written several academic articles published online. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy traveling, playing with my cat, and swimming.

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02/2019 TakeLessons will be rolling out a new English language video series that I am in! I'll share the videos on this page as soon as they go live.
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Jim G. February 19, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Jackie is an excellent teacher. I would recommend her to anyone who wishes to either learn Spanish or improve on the Spanish skills they already have
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Paige December 15, 2017
· Spanish · Online
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Jean Charles November 21, 2017
· English · Online
Jackie is a very very good teacher. No comment!
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Jackie D.

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About Ying W.

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Modesto, CA
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English lessons are for Cantonese/ Mandarin Chinese speakers only.

About Ying
My name is Ying. I am from China. I was born and brought up in China. Moved to North America 5 years ago. My native tongue is Chinese, I speak both Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese Chinese.
I graduated from University of International Business and Economics in China and received a Bachelor’s degree in Management.
I worked for a Fortune 500 global technology company for nine and a half years. I have been working as a lead teacher at a child care center in the United States since 2016, supervising and engaging children in age appropriate activities between Newborn and 12 year old classrooms.
I have worked with students both individually and in groups to help them learn to process new content and improve study habits. I am patient and have a sincere love for teaching Chinese. I am flexible. I truly care about your progress and will try t
o be available for out-of-class queries.
I look forward to meeting you! :)
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Wendi H. July 3, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
Professional, kind, thoughtful and a wonderful person and teacher!
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Alejandro July 1, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
Ying is an amazing teacher with an affable demeanor!
Very structured lessons with a clear path and goal.
I definitely recommend her!
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Lai C. June 1, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
Ying continues to be an outstanding teacher. She always prepares the lesson beforehand and the whole hour is super productive. She is very easy to work with, friendly and patient. Big thumbs up. Highly recommend.
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Ying W.

Modesto, CA 95356
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$18 / 30-min
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About Ai P.

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Camp Lejeune, NC
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I started my teaching career when I was a college student. In Japan, I taught both English and Japanese to middle and high school students at a private academy.
I have also taught Japanese and English to adults especially the spouses stationed in Japan and also American community college. I have a Master of Education in TESL; therefore, I’ve taught English more vigorously, but know what it takes to be successful at second language acquisition. I really find it rewarding to teach those who are interested in a foreign language and culture.

I like to get to know your learning styles and what motivates you. I will cater to your needs and make your own lesson plan just for you.

I love teaching and discovering my own culture through the eyes of the students. I love to meet new people and just love the people who want to learn a foreign language. It gives you an opportunity to widen your view of the world!

I’ve also played the piano since I was 3 years old and have the Yamaha ...

About Ai
I started my teaching career when I was a college student. In Japan, I taught both English and Japanese to middle and high school students at a private academy. I have also taught Japanese to adults especially the spouses stationed in Japan and also at community college. I have the Master of Education in TESL; therefore, I’ve taught English more vigorously, but know what it takes to be successful at second language acquisition. I really find it rewarding to teach those who are interested in Japanese language and culture.

I like to get to know your learning styles and what motivates you. I will cater to your needs and make your own lesson plan just for you.

I love teaching and discovering my own culture through the eyes of the students. I love to meet new people and just love the people who want to learn a foreign language. It gives y
ou an opportunity to widen your view of the world!

I’ve also played the piano since I was 3 years old and have the Yamaha certification; therefore, I teach piano too. I also love to play!!
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Joshua June 13, 2019
· Japanese · Online
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Eileen D. December 17, 2018
· Japanese · Online
I have learned so much with Ai's help in just a few months; she's a wonderful teacher!
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Andrea Meza November 20, 2018
· Piano · In home
Very patient! Understanding! Thank you!!
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Ai P.

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$20 / 30-min

About Yael O.

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Los Angeles, CA

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I’m an experienced, enthusiastic English tutor and writing coach who is dedicated to helping students reach their goals! I know the thrill of getting that top grade, high test score, or acceptance letter to your first-choice school, so let me help you achieve more than you think you even can. Whether you struggle with basic grammar concepts or just want to give your essay that bit of edge to make it stand out to teachers and admissions boards - I'm here to help!

My teaching philosophy involves recognizing that students have different learning styles and that approaching challenges from multiple perspectives gives students the best chance of finding out which methods best support their learning. In addition to working on any specific goals or assignments, I like to set students up for future success by teaching them tools they can apply to any academic or creative writing project that may be up ahead. Let’s give it a try!

About Yael
I’m an experienced, enthusiastic English tutor and writing coach who is dedicated to helping students reach their goals! I know the thrill of getting that top grade, high test score, or acceptance letter to your first-choice school, so let me help you achieve more than you think you even can. Whether you struggle with basic grammar concepts or just want to give your essay that bit of edge to make it stand out to teachers and admissions boards - I'm here to help!

My teaching philosophy involves recognizing that students have different learning styles and that approaching challenges from multiple perspectives gives students the best chance of finding out which methods best support their learning. In addition to working on any specific goals or assignments, I like to set students up for future success by teaching them tools they can apply
to any academic or creative writing project that may be up ahead. Let’s give it a try!
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Yael O.

Online
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$50 / 30-min

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