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.
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.
- 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.
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:
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.
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.
I started playing piano when I was 3, and began writing music at the age of 6. I've taught music and piano for over 12 years, and tutoring other subjects for over 5 years.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, I graduated from Cornell University in Electrical & Computer Engineering, with a minor in Music.
As a student, I was President of the Cornell Piano Society for 4 years. I spent much time teaching piano and music theory to fellow Cornell students, faculty, and staff. I've also organized many concerts, recitals, and events during my tenure.
After college, I went on to work for Intel & Apple as an engineer, while continuing to teach and tutor on the side. Later on, I founded my own startup company centered around Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, and unmet needs in the B2C market.
I typically travel
to each student's home for lessons. I travel all around the Bay Area: as far north as Richmond, as far south as Los Gatos, as far East as Livermore (and every place in between, including the Peninsula).
My name is Jean-Philippe and I have taught French in a variety of settings (small classrooms, larger classrooms and one-on-one settings) for over 25 years. I have taught well over 250 students. Teaching for so many years has allowed me to strengthen my teaching skills and ability to share all the different aspects of the French language with French language learners. I specialize in getting my students to learn how to speak French quickly, and I make it a point to help them accomplish their goals. I am easy-going and flexible, with the ability to adapt to my students' needs and levels, as I focus on result-oriented outcome. I look forward to helping you meet your needs and developing your language proficiency skills.
Since I was a young child, I have been PASSIONATE ABOUT WRITING – a passion that ultimately led me to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in English writing (and art) and a teaching and writing career. Since 2006, I have been teaching English writing and ESL to students in over 40 countries who range in age from pre-teen to senior citizen.
My own writing has won numerous national and international awards, and I am the AUTHOR of an art history textbook for high school students. Last year I was featured on the famous ALL EARS ENGLISH podcast to discuss English writing techniques for non-native speakers, and my “Mastering Complex English Descriptions” article has become a hit with ESL students around the world.
Over the years I have helped numerous students improve their writing skills to receive coveted job promotions, excel on exams like
the ACT or TOEFL, and get accepted into schools like MIT, Harvard, and UCLA. Whatever it is you are looking to do, let me know, and we can work on it together!
Yoichi's first review left for Gina: Thank you, Gina! I enjoyed talking with you very much. I was a little nervous before my first web lesson started, but you were so friendly and kind that I felt relaxed. You gave good advice. I'll try to learn hard by next time!
Now over 2 years and 100 classes later, the reviews are still great, though more technical... Great lesson! Thank you, Gina! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the speeches! I forgot to ask which is correct, the position of "[...]", which means omission, right after the sentence as in S. Thurlow's transcript, or right before the sentence as in E. Roosevelt' transcript?
April 18, 2019
Gina has the rare talent to be an excellent listener which is as much important, in conversation, as to ask challenging questions to keep the student always engaged. The lesson flew and I am looking forward to our next hour!
March 28, 2019
Great! I really liked the way Gina drives the classes and all the suggestions she made to improve my English. Definitely, I will schedule other lessons.
Hi, my name is Benedetta and I am an Italian Opera Singer now based in USA. I always loved music from an early age and I began performing at the age of 14 and continued my education at the Conservatory of Music and Philharmonic Academy in my country. I have a bachelor degree and a master in voice. From the age of 14 till 18 I performed in Broadway shows and then I approached the operatic world. Now I'm a professional opera singer, working all over the world and teaching at the same. In my lessons, you can expect to learn breathing technique, to develop your voice range, to focus on expression and interpretation. I can teach pop music, broadway as opera. I look forward to getting to know you as a student and learning about your specific goals, interests, and learning style. Book a lesson now and get connected right away!
About Italian L
essons: I was Chair of the Department of Italian Language and Literature at Alexander&Buono International Academy from Sept. 2014 till Sept. 2016, teaching young singers Italian Diction and Literature connected to Opera. I teach private students since 2016, beginners and advanced levels. I worked with different kind of students: beginners that only wanted to learn basic conversations so to be able to speak while in Italy for the summer, moms that want to learn Italian diction so to be able to read Italian books and to sing Italian songs to their kids, beginners with deep interest in Italian grammar and comprehension. Feel free to contact me with your requests and we'll organize a plan of studies adequate to your requests.
I've had 5 lessons with Benedetta and she is fantastic. She focuses on technique which is so important for singers to master. I made progress after my first lesson and each week she teaches me something new. I highly recommend her and if you want results, she'll help you get to the level you want to achieve!
Portuguese is my life and passion. I have lived in Brazil for two years and Portugal for 3 months--I understand and can teach the accents from both places. I am a Portuguese teacher but I also practice medicine on the side as a Physician Assistant. I previously taught Portuguese to students who needed to develop and learn the language in a matter of 2 months so that they could jump right into working and providing service in Brazil full-time. The best way to learn the language is through a variety of channels, such as music, videos, interpersonal communication, and various apps. I will utilize resources that are enjoyable for students to do at home to maximize their learning that is specific to them.
Making a connection and bringing out your inner AWESOME is what I do best. As a full-time teacher, I can guarantee you the best quality service. I am more than willing to work with you and take you to the highest level. I have been singing, teaching French and ESL for some time now. That being said, I promise to bring the same energy every time we have a lesson. Take a chance and sign-up for a lesson. Let's get started!
Greetings Earthlings, class is in session. Ok time for our first POP QUIZ! See your questions below. (There is a right or wrong answer, but only you will know if it’s correct or not.)
Question 1.: Who are you?
Question 2.: Who or what did you want to be prior to any doubt of becoming that was brought to your awareness?
Question 3.: Does it bother you to have fun while learning? (This is not a trick question.)
Well, there you go. So, how did you do? Remember, only you can really answer these specific questions. When it comes to exploring self, which most of my lessons extends from, understanding and being honest with whom, what and where you are is the first step in opening yourself up to learning and evolving.
Learning should be fun an exciting. There’s also a sense of freedom that should come along with the power of obtaining new me
Whether you're traveling to Japan for fun or to study the language, it's important to prepare for your time away from home. It's natural to experience some culture shock any time you travel to a new place, but proper preparation can make the difference between an uncomfortable trip and a life-changing experience.
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