Mary Shoane

Mary S.

San Jose, CA

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Mary delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 20+

Teaching since:
January 1981

Because ESL, particularly conversation ESL, requires group participation, I have decided to accept only group tutoring, with a minimum of 3 people, $20 per person or $60 per group.

I have been an ESL instructor at the community college level for over 30 years. Because of my love for teaching non-native speakers of English, I have founded English for Professional Development for those aspiring to go beyond academia. For these career-oriented achievers, I have had the opportunity to teach at major companies in Silicon Valley by helping them climb the corporate ladder. I hope we will be able to establish a relationship that is a long-lasting one. My goal is to pass on my knowledge to you, and if you can learn from me and pass that on to another, then I will have achieved my goal as a tutor.

*Accent Reduction
*Social Interactions
*Business Communications
*Speak with Confidence
*Business Writing
*Academic Writing
*Grammar (all levels)
*Conversational Skills
*Reading (all levels)

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ESL Instructor
Jan 1985 - Jun 2012
Foothill College

Taught conversation, accent reduction, reading, grammar, academic writing, vocational ESL

ESL Instructor
Jan 1981 - Jun 1985
San Francisco Community College


M.A. degree in English
Jan 1981 - Jun 1983
San Francisco State University
M.A. degree in Educational Administration
Jan 1977 - Jun 1979
San Jose State University


Chinese and Spanish
Limited Proficiency


Language Arts and Literature
Aug 1984
The California Community Colleges

Office Servoces and Related Technology
Mar 1981
The California Community Colleges

Community College Supervisor Credential
Jan 1981
The California Community Colleges

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