Ronald Finch

Ronald F.

Chantilly, VA

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Ronald delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
1999

Hello. What's up? How are you doing? Hi. Hey. What's going on? Those are all various American English greetings. My name is Ronald. My nickname is Ronnie, Ron or Renaldo for my Spanish speaking students :) . I was born in Washington DC. The capitol of the United States. That means I have a neutral American accent. You want your English teacher to have a neutral American accent.

Why?

Because people without accents are more easily understood than people with accents. I am a lifelong student of languages. I taught myself fluent Spanish using a cell phone application. I am currently using that same app to become fluent in Egyptian Arabic. It will probably take me 2 years to become fluent in Egyptian Arabic. How did I become fluent in Spanish and soon to be Arabic?

The first step in learning any language is listening. If you cannot hear the sounds being made then you will never be able to speak any language. So my primary tool is tuning your ear to American English. I will give you homework assignments that require you to listen to certain sounds and words.

We will also always focus on subjects that YOU are interested in talking about. History, politics, science, current affairs, geography, food, speeches, journalism, etc. My class is great for anyone interested in working with English speakers. aupairs, pilots, doctors, nurses, politicians, students and attorneys can all benefit from my masterful ability to teach people how to understand and communicate in American English!

What are you waiting for? Let's start today!

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Education

BS Biology/Chemistry
Aug 1998 - Aug 2003
Xavier University of Louisiana

Languages

Arabic
Limited Proficiency
Mandarin
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Advanced Certificate in Teaching English As a Second Language
Dec 2018
TEFL Fullcircle

160 hrs

Advanced Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners
Dec 2018
TEFL Fullcircle

40 hrs

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maria Apr 10, 2019
ESL · Online

Ronald es un buen profesor, lo recomiendo. Me ayudo a mejorar tanto mi escritura como mi pronunciacion.

Laura Mar 28, 2019
ESL · Online

Ronald is a such amazing teacher. He teaches with such pasion because he really likes what he does. We're learning from each other, i teach him Spanish and he teaches me English! Enjoy and improve your english with him, you will never regret picking him as your teacher.

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