I love teaching! I have a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Education and have been teaching ESL online to business professionals around the world; particularly in the high-tech field. I have taught English internationally in China, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kurdistan and Mozambique for more than 15 years. I love to teach adults because they want to learn. I also really enjoy teaching reading or writing with them at all ages.
Over the last two years, I have taught a lot of pronunciation / accent reduction for my freelancing employer, as well as private students. I'm very flexible and understand that you want to learn what you came to learn. I guarantee you will make lifelong progress when you work with me.
I have also done a lot of work helping non-native English speakers edit their writing. They're great writers, but they still have some awkward ways of putting sentences together. I can help with that! My students feel proud and satisfied when we are finished editing.
I have some students you are welcome to ask about for references because they're happy to work with me and they feel confident to let me know what they want to work on and how. We have a lot of fun together; I'm able to capture what they've said so we can work on real-time sentence, vocab and pronunciation improvement.
I'm not like the other teachers -- I'm flexible, capable, experienced and we'll have fun together every class as you learn new things to practice. Let's give it a try!
Teaches students 16 and up
Lori, one of the best teacher I have seen. As a not native English speaker I was thinking I am doing a good job in my English communication, but then started taking classes from Lori and I improved a lot in my English communication. She is one of the teacher who puts all her energy to make sure what ever you are learning you never forgot in life.
Without any second thought you can go ahead and start taking class from her.
She is doing really amazing job in this profession.
I am very thankful for her teaching and she is very good human being .
As a working professional in the airline industry, my role has been revolved around customer support & service for many years as a flight attendant and a gate agent. A friend of mine referred me to Lori given that he has a positive experience in improving his communication skills in English. Because I interacted daily with customers with different language backgrounds, I as non-native English speaker wanted to better communicate with them in a sophisticated way. Lori captured every single incorrectness from me - she is not picky but detail-oriented - and helped me speak more naturally but precisely. Although Lori and I only e-met online, she used a variety of tools to maximize her teaching effectiveness for our class by using Google docs, Skype, useful resources online, etc. Lori was also flexible to accommodate my availability. She is a thoughtful person who uplifts and challenges me, which I really appreciate! You would be fortunate to have her as your English teacher!Show More
It was very fortunate to meet with Lori. I was looking for someone who can help me hone my professional communication skills in English at workplace in both speaking and writing. During class, I experienced many WoW moments because she didn't simply spend our class to find incorrect grammar and misspellings. Instead, Lori fundamentally changed my thought process in my English writing from a cultural perspective so that I don't just mechanically emulate my mother tongue into English. Instead, I was always encouraged to put myself on the American audience shoes in regards to the best optimal story-telling context. Also, she has a very good understanding of difficulties for international folks in English pronunciation. This is one of the beauties you would enjoy when you have Lori as your coach. She just doesn't ask you to mimic her pronunciation. Her pronunciation class is designed to help you understand how to make sounds properly and to reduce accents. Last but not least, Lori is a wonderful person to work with. She is humble, tactful, and generous of spirit. I highly recommend you to start one class to get a sense of what I just said. Meeting her is Believing!Show More
Lori is not only a great teacher, but a dear friend and mentor. She has tons of experience teaching students of different ages (from little kids to adults), with various social and cultural backgrounds, and all over the world (North America, Asia, and Africa)! Her teaching is very because she teaches to not only impart knowledge/skills, but also pass on a good spirit.Show More
Teaching English as a Foreign Language online. Extensive pronunciation (accent reduction) experience. Maintain relationships with students after conclusion of online lessons. Everyone learns something!
University of Idaho
Lewis-Clark State College
Eastern Washington University
Idaho State Department of Education
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