Erol Gokcedag, PhD.
Panorama City, CA
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Erol Gokcedag, PhD.

Erol G.

Panorama City, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My emphasis is on a dialogue-driven media-enriched, and comparative introduction for the language to draw out a common ground and familiarize possibly daunting differences. I use a customized curriculum addressing frequently requested topics, as family, travel, outdoor, seasons, and custom themes for an optimal lesson experience.
For example, students have favorably reviewed my unique usage of audio monitoring software during online lessons to help approximate accent issues between different languages. Students obtain a repository of audio files to complement each lesson. My multimedia approach that coordinates sound, visual, and online resource, as Easy German and Google Earth, turns German into a good choice for a second or additional language.
I grew up bilingual English and German, attending an international school from a very young age. I attended, also, a German public secondary school, where I earned a diploma, and I completed German credits at the college level. Therefore, I have the know-how for different levels and topics of German study. I lived in Germany for over 18 years.
I taught German in the language lab of a community college, for special needs students, and for private agencies, such as Creative Support, Berlitz Languages, and Tutor Doctor. I have facilitated learning for diverse age levels, as children, adolescents, adults, and seniors.
A dedicated PhD for language and E-Learning, I am a member of the Association for Language Learning, located in Leicester, UK.

About Erol G.

***ADDRESSES WITHIN REMOTE AREAS (no public transit or bicycle access) DIFFICULT TO SERVICE PHYSICALLY. Lesson cancellations and schedule changes need to be submitted through 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. I have facilitated learning for diverse age levels, as children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. I have years of experience teaching ESL/English at public and private educational settings, including private school, university, library, and online web-conference. A dedicated PhD for language and E-Learning, I am a member of the Association for Language Learning, located in Leicester, UK.

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 Mega Cloud 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 Mega Cloud folder for lesson files*****

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

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


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120 Reviews
Martin N.
Profile-location-online Online

2nd meeting much better. I have a lot to learn. Thanks for your patience. The process is much clearer now

Posted May 12, 2021
Martin N.
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I am not sure how I did. The process of using voice is ok but it seems like using this process may take some time to get use to. I still have not received the review information and it's difficult to practice pronouncing the words. Babbel seems to work better with the practice audios etc

Posted May 9, 2021
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Erol is very knowledgeable and has helped me to develop great awareness on how l speak and what to do to reduce my accent. In a month l already noticed some improvement.

Posted Feb 25, 2021
Rosa Mac
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Very pleased with the course and the instructor. Even though it was a miscommunication at the beginning, we were able to connect with the instructor's information. (Takelessons sends one meeting code, and instructor send another one????). Class was good, instructor very nice, organized and patient (2 hrs time zone difference). Will continue class in the future. I highly recommend Erol.

Posted Feb 23, 2021
Ramona Astrid
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LOVE!! Erol is so skilled!! Best Instructor Ever! :)

Posted Jan 21, 2021
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I am making lots of progress and enjoying the lessons. Erol is very patient and encouraging. I find his methodical and systematic approach very helpful

Posted Jan 8, 2021
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I have taken two lessons so far and I can notice the difference already. Erol's method of using playback software and systemic approach is great. He is very knowledgeable and a keen ear.

Posted Dec 21, 2020
June N.
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Erol has a very systematic approach in teaching accent reduction. Since taking lessons with Erol, I've started to become more aware of my speech and noticed an improvement in my pronunciation. Highly recommended!

Posted Jun 17, 2020
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Erol utilizes an audio software to analyze and determine what needs to be worked. This eliminates a lot of human hearing errors and gives me a visual on what’s correct vs incorrect. Highly recommended for you to try his method out.

Posted Apr 8, 2020
Rhonda H.
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I enjoyed the lesson very much, he started out teaching things that made sense so that I would learn faster than the lessons I have previously taken and not done well with.
I'm looking forward to the next lesson and am practicing what we went over in class.

Posted Feb 22, 2020
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Errol G. is very patient and accommodating when working with younger students.

Posted Feb 5, 2020
David Howland
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Erol calmly and clearly answered all my Publisher questions. He also was kind enough to give me "extra" information about my computer system and how I might upgrade it. Erol is a valuable resource (and person :) ) and I will be using him again in the future.

Posted Jan 28, 2020
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I have had several German lessons with Erol and I definitely notice a difference in understanding sentence structures and with my accent improving.

Posted Jan 27, 2020
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Erol was very flexible to set the appointment at the date and time that I needed (I am in Europe) and he was very helpful and found a quick solution to my question. I do recommend him as a tutor/support.

Posted Jan 13, 2020
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Mr. Erol has been an excellent typing teacher for my daughter. He is very patient and understanding and I would definitely recommend him to anyone who need help.

Posted Dec 17, 2019
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I have taken 5 classes with Erol so far and it's been an amazing experience. He was able to help me pinpoint the exact problem within my speech. He's also very patient and encouraging.

Posted Dec 10, 2019
Tony A.
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I booked Erol to help me set up my music equipment and sound system in my apartment. I know him through my neighborhood. I confirm he achieved to install the units and provide the connections at the best rate. I find he also stands out for his knowledge of technical terms and for his competence to coordinate the right brand name with the task to be completed. He explains everything clearly and completes the service.

Posted Nov 24, 2019
Jorge P.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Dr. G has been able to identify and target very specific problems in my speech. His method is very effective. He is an excellent teacher!

Posted Oct 12, 2019
Profile-location-online Online

Among the accent reduction teachers that I had before, Erol is the only one who actually could find the problems in my accent! The program he uses is very useful. The way he explains things or exaggerates the mistakes will help me to correct my accent. Overall, an awesome experience and I would totally recommend him to anyone.

Posted Oct 5, 2019
Celso Edgar S.
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Very good

Posted Sep 21, 2019
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Erol was extremely accommodating in conducting a lesson at the last minute. Also very knowledgeable of the skill set that I needed an overview of.

Posted Sep 9, 2019
June C.
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Excellent teacher!

Posted Sep 1, 2019
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He was pretty good and very detailed orientated.

Posted Aug 19, 2019
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Posted Aug 17, 2019
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Posted Aug 16, 2019
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He is listening to his student, whatever you ask he will answer in that minutes.

Posted Aug 15, 2019
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He seems to have a lot of experience in helping students reduce their accent. Unlike some instructors I've had in the past, he will ensure that the student's pronunciation is truly accurate before moving on to the next word. Moreover, his schedule is pretty flexible and he will provide a full length lesson even if the lesson starts late.

Posted Aug 10, 2019
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He was very patient and knew exactly what to do.

Posted Aug 8, 2019
Wei V.
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Pretty though as we go through each syllabus.

Posted Aug 3, 2019
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Good teacher

Posted Jul 13, 2019
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Patient and thorough sums it up!

Posted Jun 23, 2019
Michael M.
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Had another great lesson learning a lot!

Posted Jun 14, 2019
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Erol is very patient and a good teacher. I knew very little about excel but I feel the lessons are going well and it's not as hard as I thought it would be.

Posted Jun 6, 2019
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Posted May 1, 2019
Anshul S.
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My training at a technical school in India was mostly about the skills nobody else has with the idea that this is competitive. Then I couldn't even create dashboards or present my data impressively. This teacher gives you all the in-demand features with examples to clarify your data in practical settings. Erol also puts in effort to send recordings and related files. May also consider accent training with him. Thanks!

Posted Apr 21, 2019
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I have pretty good experience with Erol so far. In first session we have some issue with the zoom and microphone, so we were not able to complete the whole 1 hour session, But Erol gave me extra makeover session.

Posted Apr 10, 2019
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Erol was one of my best instructors by far! He is very knowledgeable and approachable, and he wakes up at 530 every morning to teach me. This shows his determination to teach and his attitude to teaching well enough.

Posted Apr 8, 2019
Morgan S.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Erol is a fantastic German teacher! He has worked with my 13 year old daughter for a few months now and I am always impressed by the lessons. He has a system that can playback speech so my daughter can hear her pronunciation and work on her accent. Erol is well organized and does a excellent job changing the curriculum to fit any age.

Posted Mar 27, 2019
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Knowledgable and very patient coach! The recordings and the anatomy pictures are a wonderful tool to make and see improvement. Didn’t know that I have so much glottalization;)

Posted Feb 20, 2019
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Posted Feb 4, 2019
Luis B.
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Erol not only focus on the Language and pronunciation but also on the cultural learning. Looking forward for the next classes with him.

Posted Jan 25, 2019
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Excited for my next lesson!

Posted Jan 19, 2019
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After 5 hours working on accent reduction with Erol, I decided to purchase another 15-hour package and planning to study with him in the long run. Erol develops his own syllabus, analyzing my pronunciation with software, which helps a lot in visualizing what needs to improve. All lessons are recorded and can be downloaded for later review. He is quite flexible when I requested late night sessions. He is punctual and caring.

Posted Jan 8, 2019
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I have been taking accent reduction training with Erol since Feb. this year. Although I'm not exactly a fast learner, he has been very patient with me the whole time. Recently, because of my interest in voice acting, he's started to use a PC game (Tomb Raider) to help me to improve my accent. I believe he has taken our training to the next level, and I always look forward to attend his lessons.

Posted Dec 20, 2018
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I learned a lot

Posted Dec 18, 2018
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Erol is a total flake, unreliable and a liar. We made an appointment for a Saturday afternoon. I built my day off around the appointment. I received a email from Erol a half an hour before his arrival time and he blew me off. He gave some muddled excuse about a conflict. Stay away!!!!

Posted Dec 11, 2018

It was a great class

Posted Dec 2, 2018
Lidia C.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

I need help with German grammar and pronunciation and he is helping me with the subject.

Posted Nov 12, 2018
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Erol is really nice and a great teacher. He understood what we needed to work on right away. I also like the software that he uses during his lessons, it makes it easier to understand where I'm mistaking pronunciation.

Posted Nov 1, 2018
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Even one day its not enough to say something , but anyway I have met the right person who at the first point showed me where I needed to improve and I loved how he was prepared and organized with the right materials. I would recommande at anybody to join Erol. Great Teacher. Best Instructor.

Posted Oct 30, 2018
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very patient, would recommend Erol!

Posted Oct 25, 2018
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Although I just took the first lesson with Erol, but I liked his systematic approach and curriculum. The way he explained that accent reduction is not only about training but also about understanding the new culture and creating a new personality, I just can say that I am excited:)

Posted Oct 15, 2018
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If you need the basics of Excel, Erol is the professor for you!

Posted Sep 25, 2018
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I can not say he is the best instructor cause I didn't try another one. But certainly he is great. He is knowledgeable, articulate, his instruction is clear and have a very nice personality make his course interesting.

Posted Sep 9, 2018
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Erol is a good German teacher and will work with you to accomplish your goals.

Posted Aug 29, 2018
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He is very patient and I really like he uses recording software (Goldwave) while he's teaching.

Posted Aug 21, 2018
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Erol is great and I’m making real progress week after week. Definitely recommend. Using the audio recording software makes all the difference.

Posted Jul 28, 2018
Queen A.
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Posted Jul 1, 2018
Sunny G.
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Posted Jun 23, 2018
Mudit S.
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Fairly good instructor. Used so many tools to track progress using voice software to improve pronunciation

Posted Jun 19, 2018
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Learned a lot.
Now to practice.
Very easy to understand, patient.

Posted May 23, 2018
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Very good lesson.

Posted May 17, 2018
Rita S.
Profile-location-online Online

Very good

Posted May 5, 2018
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Great analytical approach to accent reduction. I’ve taken 4 classes and I already feel a difference. Thanks!

Posted Apr 29, 2018
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Very systematic and detailed teaching method.

Posted Apr 14, 2018
Alexandre Z.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Erol is a great teacher,
Since we started together my progress has been huge, I am more confident, it's easier for me to talk and being understood with my french accent. Erol targets your weaknesses and make them disappear like nothing happened. My friends, my family, my coworkers and clients all noticed my accent; thank you Erol!

Posted Mar 23, 2018
Nimo J.
Profile-location-online Online

English is my second language. It’s not easy finding the right teacher. But I’m glad i’v Founded it. He’s a great teacher!

Posted Mar 21, 2018
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I enjoy workig with Erol, he is helping me to get rid of my russian accent. Every lesson is informative, i learn and grow every week. He is very organized and attantive, he really listens to what has to be corrected and works with it.
I highly recommend Erol!

Posted Mar 5, 2018
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Fantastic class. Erol knows exactly what needs correcting, to improve my accent. His program is well organized. Erol methodically goes through the lessons, making it easier for me to understand and improve my accent.
I recommend him.

Posted Mar 2, 2018
Miriam R.
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Very professional and extremely thorough in his explanations of the hard skill.
I highly recommend him.

Posted Mar 1, 2018
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Erol is great! Very informative 1st lesson!
Thank you so much!

Posted Feb 26, 2018
Cindy B.
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Great lesson on the Dative case and how it can look in different sentences or and ways of being phrased, and the underlying theory of how it works. Learned new words and went over some dialogues. Erol is very professional, and his method is descriptive and calming. I appreciate he speaks in German and switches only when I need help understanding, because it helps train my listening skills. Looking forward the the next lesson.

Posted Feb 16, 2018
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Very scientific and easy to follow....

Posted Feb 12, 2018
Cindy B.
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Another great lesson. I really appreciate the files and vocabulary sent before the lessons. I can review the material at my own time beforehand which is so helpful. He is organized and the atmosphere is relaxed and informative. I never feel pressured or silly for not knowing something. His method of teaching and explaining concepts is exceptional.

Posted Feb 8, 2018
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Awesome instructor.
Patient, well informed, structured program. It has helped me a lot.

Posted Feb 6, 2018
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Excellent instructor. Understand what people with Indian as their primary language need, to reduce their accent. He is very patient, astute, uses wave form to explain how I spoke and ways to correct it. It is a well structured program.
I strongly recommend Erol.

Posted Feb 6, 2018
Cindy B.
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Really impressed. I can already do the High German R much better after only one lesson. He explains difficult concepts in a way that I can understand. Class pacing is very good - not too rushed (I have time to absorb the material), and not too slow which keeps it interesting. There is a variety of interesting materials to review and he is very prepared. I am very happy so far.

Posted Feb 1, 2018
ibrahim A.
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Very nice instructor and he will give you the full support since he has a Good experience with different accents based on the region

Posted Jan 8, 2018
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Erol takes great care to listen and go through the basics. His systematic and logical approach to teach a foreign language to a non-native speaker is really great. I feel that I am making progress, and Erol is making sure that I don't feel intimidated. I highly recommend him if someone is looking for German language classes.

Posted Jan 2, 2018
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Good instructor.
Very astute. Goal directed teacher. He is patient, well versed with subject matter, good teaching skills.

Posted Dec 21, 2017
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Erol is a great teacher
He understood my weakness, the points to ameliorate very quick: his technical of learning is very efficient (I'm only at my 3rd session). Since he has an European background as well he knows exactly the difference of pronunciation between French (that I am) and US pronunciation.
He is also very devoted and patient, I recommend him no matter your background !

Posted Dec 6, 2017
Profile-location-home Student's Home

He is caring , on time and he knows his stuff

Posted Nov 21, 2017
Amada C.
Profile-location-online Online

Great teacher! Listens and patiently instructs you to get better at English.

Posted Nov 20, 2017
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Erol is good teacher. He is patient and professional.

Posted Nov 11, 2017
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Eorl is a great teacher. I had a great experience. He took his time to explain with different examples by writting and verbally to make me understand the difference between articles. I am happy and I can't wait for my next lesson. Thanks Eorl!

Posted Nov 4, 2017
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Erol is helping me to get rid of my RRRRRussian accent! :)
Great professor. Very patient, very knowledgeable, tons of tools, emails you the recording of every session so you can practice on your own. And very affordable as compared to other Accent Reduction teachers.

Posted Oct 27, 2017
Agustin L.
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Great instructor. I've been taking classes with Erol for a month, and I am very happy so far. He is genuinely interested in my progress. Erol uses some interesting audio apps in his classes that led me to understand the mistakes in my pronunciation. He was also flexible when I had to change a class schedule. Thanks Erol for your help!

Posted Oct 23, 2017
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Erol is a patient,nice and professional teacher. I look forward to the second class.

Posted Oct 16, 2017
Hayden G.
Profile-location-online Online

Clearly experienced.

Posted Sep 26, 2017
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Erol is so patient and kind - teaching my 88 year-old father how to use the computer. My dad is boasting he already can type 90 words per minute thanks to Erol!

Posted Aug 9, 2017
Akshansh K.
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Great first session. Erol is an excellent teacher. He is very patient, positive and encouraging. Erol was quickly able to identify the areas I need improvement. Super excited for my next sessions.

Posted Jul 20, 2017
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Erol is a dedicating teacher. He uses many different tools and technology to effectively conduct his lessons. I'm happy to work with him. Highly recommended!

Posted May 20, 2017
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Erol was helpful and knowledgable on the concepts I needed to learn. I wanted to start classes earlier than he had for availability but he made it work and did 3 consecutive days like I wanted. There wasn't a rush on time and he was very flexible in order to make sure I understood the base concepts I needed, which were a few skills related to marketing reporting. Thanks Erol!

Posted May 17, 2017
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Erol is patient, supportive, and has a lot of tools for me to practice between lessons. I would recommend him for teaching German.

Posted Apr 4, 2017
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Really informative. Very patient and helpful.

Posted Mar 22, 2017
Maria Grazia R.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Erol is a wonderful teacher: kind, professional and friendly. Learning with him was very enjoyable, and significantly helped improve my English pronunciation. I would happily recommend him to others.

Posted Jan 24, 2017
Maryam S.
Profile-location-online Online

Had a great experience.

Posted Jan 7, 2017
Marcia K.
Profile-location-online Online

Erol, provided one-on-one project training in Excel. He explained and demonstrated how to use the tools and commands most often used, which is what I needed. He was very clear in his explanations and professional. Erol was also easy to schedule a class with. As there is so much information about the Excel program, it is helpful to know what topic you want to cover. Thank you!

Posted Dec 19, 2016
John A.
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Erol is the best

Posted Nov 10, 2016
Michael M.
Profile-location-online Online

I definitely recommend taking classes with Erol; He is very clear, knowledgeable and flexible with the time, he also like to make the class interesting and makes it easier to learn grammar and pronunciation
BONUS: You will learn about Germany's history and geography at the same time you are learning the language.

Posted Oct 1, 2016
Albert E.
Profile-location-online Online

Erol was very patient and very professional. He went out of his way to make sure that I understood. Thank you Erol

Posted Jun 23, 2016
David N.
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Erol was the best teacher I've ever had. He does everything possible for you to understand, learn, and retain. Amazing.

Posted Jun 16, 2016
Profile-location-online Online

He is incredible and very knowlegdable

Posted Jun 15, 2016
Profile-location-online Online

He is incredible and very knowlegdable

Posted Jun 15, 2016
Profile-location-home Student's Home

nice and patient

Posted Apr 29, 2016
Lorraine V.
Profile-location-online Online

I really like that he uses technology to help me with my accent reduction! Highly recommended

Posted Apr 12, 2016
Marisol H.
Profile-location-online Online

Can't wait until my next session!

Posted Feb 12, 2016
Elena B.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Earl helped me achieve outstanding score on my Microsoft Office test for my employer in a surprisingly short time. He was proficient with the subject. I am extremely happy I hired him.

Posted Feb 11, 2016
Gina J.
Profile-location-online Online

I had a fun lesson with Erol today. He is a GREAT teacher. I am looking forward to my next class :0)

Posted Dec 1, 2015
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Erol did work for me on my term paper, assisting with the development of a persuasive, unique topic. He provided valuable ideas that lent depth and substance to my writing. He is also proficient with discussion and debate coaching. One way or the other, you will get your money's worth for any of his subjects.

Posted Nov 6, 2015
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Erol is an excellent teacher. He helped me learn new programs with ease.

Posted Nov 6, 2015
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Erol helped me fix my laptop and taught me how to use my operating system. He is also very skilled with young kids, having babysat my 3 year-old daughter. He knows a lot about his subjects and is great at figuring things out.

Posted Oct 24, 2015
Leticia R.

Thank you Erol very much..I Really enjoyed
Your was helpful

Posted Oct 9, 2015
Marija S.
Profile-location-online Online

Hello all.I am beginner in German.So glad that I found Erol.It's very easy to communicate with him.I had some books that he would go over with me,explaining every thing I didn't know.I would recommend Erol to anybody who needs help with grammar,pronunciation,vocabulary...It really helps that he is native German.Good luck!

Posted Oct 5, 2015
Maria Duru
Profile-location-online Online

Very patient and understanding. I learnt a lot

Posted Sep 21, 2015
Rebecca Koppenhaver
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Erol is prompt, knowledgable and very patient!

Posted Aug 28, 2015
Chandler B.
Profile-location-online Online

Great first time experience for my son. He's already using his new words after one lesson!

Posted Aug 27, 2015
Tapio V.
Profile-location-online Online

I've experienced Erol's teaching in both group setting and one on one, and I like his unique way of teaching, combining his knowledge of IPA, and both English and German languages. His skills in software technology makes him also ideal for teaching "e-learning".

Posted Mar 17, 2015
Daniel R.

Patient, thorough and punctual. I highly recommend Erol!

Posted Mar 11, 2015
James R.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

I studied German with Erol for a little over a year while I was living in LA. It was a great experience. At the time I could barely speak a word of German, but our weekly meetings very quickly started to give me confidence. In our sessions, we tried numerous methods: we read children's books, made small talk, and eventually discussed German literature. During our time together, Errol was uncommonly patient, generous with his time, and flexible about scheduling. My experience having been so positive, I'd recommend him as a tutor to anyone hoping to improve their knowledge of spoken and/or written German.

Posted Mar 11, 2015

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Aug 2015 - Present

Take Lessons/Service Scout, San Diego, American Classes Online, LA/China, Student Heritage Foundation, Beijing, Teacher Synergy, New York, Multi-Verse Ed Support, Los Angeles

• English • German • Microsoft Office • Music Recording

English Teacher & Tutor
Jan 2015 - Aug 2015

Reading Town, South Bay Mega Study, Math Clinic, Los Angeles area

• Facilitated the composition of college preparatory essays • Tutored and mentored the comprehension and retention of middle to high school vocabulary • Administered and graded exams, quizzes, and in-class essay-writing assignments • Led and coached debates and social science topics, such as geography and interpersonal skills • Prepared and implemented original and open-source learning materials related to language arts

Literacy Volunteer
Dec 2012 - Aug 2015

Los Angeles Public Library

• Teaching English pronunciation and related classes to diverse students with group exercises • Tutoring literacy development to students, individualized and in groups • Conferencing and guiding students about their improvement and literacy level • Offering motivational, and self-realization strategies for confidence and independence

Tutor/Support Provider
Jan 2013 - Jan 2014

Creative Support, Culver City, CA

• Assisted an autistic individual with his graduate-level coursework in the field of German literature • Developed original study guides, translations, and consultation strategies related to the subject • Facilitated the comprehension of German language through conversation, personal experience, and discipline knowledge • Taught German-English relations with an emphasis on emotional intelligence, empathy, and cultural sensitivity

Assistant English Instructor
Jan 2002 - Jan 2003

Florida State University

• Provided a learning experience in the field of first-year student writing • Facilitated small group work, as well as whole class discussion • Offered prompt, equitable grades, along with individualized conferences and formative feedback • Introduced the field of college writing from a critical, creative, and expository perspective


PhD - Educational Leadership (Education Technology & Language E-Learning emphasis)
Jan 2012 - May 2018

Trident University International

MA - Innovative Leadership
Jan 2009 - Feb 2011

Western International University

BA - English, communication
May 1999 - Dec 2000

Fla. North University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


ESL Volunteer Teaching Certificate
Jan 2015

Los Angeles Public Library SIngleton Adult Literacy Center

200 + hours of experience and training for various ESL topics: pronunciation and accent training classes with non-native speakers and immigrant demographics English writing skills classes for various topics and interests TOEFL and citizenship exam tutoring for diverse demographics


Most Read Dissertation Badge
Sep 2020


100+ Favorable Reviews
Aug 2020


Doctor of Philosophy
Jul 2018

Trident University International


American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Mar 2019
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 12,000 language educators, students, and administrators.
Association for Language Learning
Aug 2017
The Association for Language Learning (ALL) is the UK’s major subject association for teachers of foreign languages. We support and represent teachers of all languages in all sectors. Whether you’re a languages co-ordinator in a primary school, specialist languages teacher, or working outside mainstream education, we can offer you the support you need.

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