Heide Woelfel

Heide W.

Somerville, MA

About Heide W.

Heide teaches: Ages 18 and up
Teaching since: January 1998
Last sign in: More than two months


Hello! My name is Heide, and I would love to help you accomplish your English language goals!

I have been teaching and tutoring English as Second Language (ESL) since 1998. My specialties are conversation and public speaking as well as grammar, reading, and writing. I would love to help put you on the right track so we can address your needs right away with stimulating, challenging and FUN lessons that will not only improve your ability to speak and comprehend English more easily, but will also improve your grammar and writing skills. In the end, you will have increased self-confidence in English whether you are presenting publicly or writing papers for a class.

I am confident that my teaching approach will benefit you, because it is focused on your specific needs. I design lessons that will motivate you to learn in a realistic, yet enjoyable way! I can help you reach your goals! We can meet in person, online (via Skype) or some combination of both, depending on your needs.

I look forward to hearing from you soon so we can get started!

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Visiting Lecturer

Jan 2012 - Present
Framingham State University, Department of Sociology

Lectured the following courses SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology and SOCI 130 Social Problems.

ESL Instructor

May 2011 - Mar 2012
Boston Life

I held private hourly conversation classes to improve students’ speaking and listening fluency and accuracy. I also assisted students in developing greater cultural competency necessary for successfully living the U.S.

ESL Instructor

Mar 2006 - Sep 2006
GEOS Language Institute

I developed individualized daily and weekly lesson plans tailored to the needs of a diverse range of adult students for a bi-weekly evening course. I conducted dynamic conversation courses including discussions on an range of linguistic and grammatical points as well as on U.S. culture and current events.

ESL Instructor and Tutor

Jan 2002 - Jan 2003
Boston Academy of English

I held private one-on-one advanced language instruction with professionals (adults) in the public sector and scientific research fields.
I designed individualized lesson plans to enhance student learning and participation.


Ongoing doctoral work in Sociology

Sep 2009 - Present
Boston University

MA in Modern Middle East Studies, 2005

Sep 2000 - Feb 2005
American University in Beirut

BA in Communications, 1996

Sep 1993 - May 1996
Emerson College

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1 Review on Heide W.

Natalia May 24, 2016
ESL · In home
I have had classes with Heide for 8 or 9 months. As a Ph.D. Student, I am used to reading academic books and articles in English almost every day. Nonetheless, I have less contact with Oral English, and it is especially difficult to speak in English.
At our classes, I have practiced speaking freely about my research topic, which was very important to improve my ability to present my research at Conferences. My daily English has also improved.
Heide has always demonstrated an interest in my research, which contributed to creating a stimulating space during our classes. Moreover, she helped me by proofreading my papers.
I would strongly recommend Heide for everyone who needs help to acquire a fluent English
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