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English

Levels Taught:
Intermediate, Advanced

Improve your English writing with a PUBLISHED AUTHOR! For over a decade I have been teaching creative and technical writing skills to both native and ESL students from over 40 different countries. Whether you need help with an essay for school, a resume for an upcoming interview, or a creative piece for your blog, I can help!

WRITING is my passion – something you may have heard me discussing on the ALL EARS ENGLISH PODCAST! I specialize in teaching English writing for professional, academic, and test preparation purposes (including TOEFL, IELTS, ACT, SAT, GRE, etc.). Simply complete your writing assignment as homework and then we will work on editing it together in class. All aspects of the written language will be addressed, ranging from grammar and vocabulary to structure and organization.

Writing assignments vary but can include a variety of standard exercises that I provide OR a writing project that you are currently working on. I have literally helped thousands of students with their written assignments for work, school, and/or personal enjoyment, and I hope to be helping you soon – whether it is for a business report, resume or CV, fiction story, cover letter, dissertation, college application essay, etc!

As the author of a high school art history textbook, I understand the overwhelming frustration that can occur when working on a challenging writing project. Nevertheless, I LOVE writing, and I look forward to passing on this enjoyment and skill to you!

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About

Gina delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 12+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2006

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!

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Experience

Professional ESL Teacher
Jun 2016 - Present
Private Company

With over 2,300 completed classes and a 5-star rating, Gina has worked hard to build rapport with students located in over 40 different countries. Gina specializes in teaching English writing and exam prep courses to intermediate and advanced level students around the world.

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Professional Freelance Teacher
Jun 2006 - Feb 2018
Gina's Studio

Through Gina's Studio, Gina has taught a variety of classes ranging from private art lessons to large group writing classes. Her students range in age from 7-70 and she passionately helps each and every one of them reach and exceed their individual goals!

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Education

B.A. in English Writing and Art
Sep 2002 - May 2006
Elmhurst College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

TESOL Certified - Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Jun 2011
LinguaEdge

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Gina may be new to TakeLessons, but she has taught thousands of classes on other platforms and consistently maintains a 5-star rating!

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13 Reviews

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Yoichi Apr 18, 2019
English · Online

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?

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Serena Apr 18, 2019
ESL · Online

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!

Bruno Mar 28, 2019
ESL · Online

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.

Hyo Sun Mar 28, 2019
Writing · Online

She is very dedicated to proofreading my resume! I am so happy to receive valuable advice from her.

Anamaria Mar 28, 2019
English · Online

Gina helped me over texts I wrote to present my work, improve my grammar and to rethink sentence structures and expressions. As I was presenting my work she also notice how I expressed myself and gave me excellent feedback and tips to improve it. Great lesson!

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Jaden Mar 28, 2019
ESL · Online

I am so happy to have you as my English teacher. One hour is always too short!

Giselle Mar 28, 2019
ESL · Online

Always patient with my English concerns and frustrations! She keeps me motivated, which is amazing!! Thank you Gina

Svetlana Mar 28, 2019
English · Online

I like that Gina has structured lessons, understands the student's goals and tries to help achieve them.

Ekaterina Mar 28, 2019
Writing · Online

Gina helped me to correct my grammar and the style of a popular science blog-post I wrote recently. Her comments were very helpful. She was also very supportive and enthusiastic. Thank you, Gina!

Iris Mar 28, 2019
Creative Writing · Online

I enjoyed every minute of the lesson. Gina is a fantastic teacher and a competent writing specialist. She possesses all the qualities that are required of a great teacher. She is exceptionally friendly and makes you feel comfortable with any aspect of English immediately!

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Danielle Mar 28, 2019
Essay Writing · Online

Gina is great! She understands our difficulties, encourages us to try, and makes the process of learning a pleasure!

Derek Mar 28, 2019
Writing · Online

Gina is an extraordinary teacher. She can immediately find my weakness in writing and give me some useful advice. I have learned a lot in today's class. Thus, I highly recommend her classes!

Anna Mar 28, 2019
Test Prep · Online

I have been preparing for my IELTS exam with Gina for about 2.5 months now. I feel that the level of my writing and speaking has increased greatly thanks to our lessons. Gina is a wonderful, experienced and very supportive teacher. I would definitely recommend her to anybody who would like to improve their English!

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