Because I have a variety of interests, I've had the opportunity to work in several fields. My careers have included: 9th grade English and reading teacher; paralegal; legal editor; consultant; mediator; attorney; Philosophy professor; and English coach for foreign professionals. Teaching was involved in almost all of these because connecting with people through the learning process is a great gift.
My education credentials are: B.S. English & Philosophy (Magna Cum Laude); M.A. Education & Philosophy; and a J.D. from Florida State University. I also have teaching licenses from Kentucky and Florida, mediator certification, and am a member of the Florida Bar.
I have resided in the U.S. state of Florida for most of my adult life. Living near the ocean and being able to spend time outside every day are essential to me. Some things I enjoy doing: traveling, reading, walking on the beach and in the woods, biking, hanging out with friends. My household includes three furred beings: Jax, a greyhound-mix, and Simon and Sienna, my two wise tabbies. All three are rescues. In the past, I have also had horses in my life. Multi-species interactions, in my opinion, make us more fully human.
As my student, you can expect to always be treated respectfully and from the beginning, I will focus on providing lessons that are tailored to your individual needs.
If your English is at an intermediate level or higher and you want to improve your fluency, please contact me to discuss class options.
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Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
Teaches students 18 and up
Teaching since 1988
- Levels Taught:
- Intermediate, Advanced
International-level English Fluency - - What if I told you there is one achievement every non-native English professional has to master to be able to succeed fully? That, if you have not achieved this, regardless of how well your career is going, you will not be as successful as you could be?
This extremely important achievement? Being able to speak English confidently at international levels.
As an English fluency coach who has a lot of experience working with foreign professionals, my goal is to help you improve your fluency through regular conversations and give you confidence in your ability. I know that the best way to do this is for you to have regular conversations with a native English speaker.
How does this work? I make gentle corrections in pronunciation and usage as we chat. As you become absorbed in our interesting conversations, you will suddenly realize that you are THINKING in English. That's when you gain confidence.
Who am I? I am a US native professional, with extensive teaching experience. Teaching international students has given me the wonderful ability to participate in the world community, one individual at a time.
I would be honored to connect with you.
Edie S., M.A., J.D.
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