Ryan Michaels

Ryan M.

Asheville, NC
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Lesson Details

Accent Reduction

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Pronunciation in English is a subtle art. The smallest mistake can make a huge difference. Just imagine asking for a "sheet" of paper and instead of a long "E" sound, you use a "short "E" sound. Oooops! laugh it off and keep trying! It's no secret that pronunciation in English is no easy feat but with me, you'll work with English phonetics to understand and reproduce the wide range of sounds needed to pronounce words in English. Only through phonetics can you truly recreate the sounds made in the English language.
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About

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

Teaching since:
August 2012

Hello my name is Ryan. For the past several years I have been teaching English as a second language in Madrid, Spain. During my travels abroad, I learned and experienced different cultures and how to interact with people from varying backgrounds. Now that I've returned home, I am looking to continue providing private lessons to eager ESL students. I strive to provide students with fun and engaging classes that are specifically designed to meet their unique learning needs and goals. I can teach students of all levels as well as give courses for test preparation.
My lessons are designed in a three step manner. First, I present a new topic to you that we examine as a team and work through together. Next, we practice the topic through various activities designed to help reinforce what you have learned. Finally, you actually produce the skill that we have learned during our lesson. We do this final step to solidify your learning and help move the information into your long term memory so you can use it in your daily life!

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Experience

ESL Instructor
Oct 2015 - Jul 2016
Solex College

During my time at Solex college, I taught adult ESL students the core skills of English. The school day consisted of four classes with a two hour duration. The core skills we focused on were reading, writing, grammar, and listening/speaking. Unfortunately, my time at Solex was cut short because my family has relocated to another part of the country but nevertheless, it was an enriching and worthwhile experience!

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ESL Instructor
Aug 2012 - Jul 2015
ECC Idiomas

ECC Idiomas is a language school located in a small town in the north of Madrid, Spain. For three years, I taught students of all ages and skill levels all of whom were working towards a wide range of linguistic goals. From advanced TOFEL students looking to attend American Universities, to young children just learning the basics, I did it all at ECC Idiomas.

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Education

Bachelor's of Arts
Sep 2005 - Jul 2009
Loyola University Chicago

Languages

Spanish
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

TEFL
Aug 2012
TtMadrid

TtMadrid is an academy in Madrid specialized in providing ESL instructors the tools and skills they need to teach English as a foreign language.

39 Reviews

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GARY Nov 17, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

It was Great!!! Thank you so much !!! It is helping me so much!!!

Marisol Nov 17, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

Great lessons! Ryan is helping me so much with my pronunciation.

GARY Nov 15, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

Thank you so much !!! Great Class!!!

Marisol Nov 3, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

GARY Nov 1, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

Thank you so much for all this help!!! Thank you Ryan

GARY Oct 25, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

Thank you very much Ryan. It was great!!!

Martina Oct 19, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

Thank you, Ryan!

Martina Oct 19, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

I had a great experience with Ryan. He tailored the lessons to my needs and I really appreciated it. It definitely helped me to realize where I was making mistakes and to focus on a specific sound production. I would recommend this class to anyone who wants to improve their pronunciation skills.

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GARY Oct 12, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

Thank you so much again Ryan!!!

GARY Oct 3, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

Thank you so much Ryan. It was a great class.

CAROLINA Sep 26, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

Ryan is an excellent teacher! He cares about the learning-process, class is engaging and the methodology is great. If you are considering to take one of his lessons, do not hesitate.

CAROLINA Sep 26, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

Zafar I. Sep 25, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

excellent

Michael K. Sep 25, 2017
ESL · Online

GARY Sep 22, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

Thank you so much Ryan!!! It was Great!!!

GARY Sep 21, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

Great Class. Thank you so much !!!!

GARY Sep 19, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

Great Lesson, Thank you so much!!

GARY Sep 11, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

Thank you so much Ryan ! The class was Great!!

GARY Sep 6, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

Thank you so much Ryan , this was great!!!

Stanislav Sep 5, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

I didn't expect to learn so much during my very first lesson. Thank you, Ryan! A great start!

Catherine P. Sep 5, 2017
ESL · Online

Catherine P. Sep 5, 2017
ESL · Online

GARY Sep 4, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

Thank you Ryan for your availability on a Holiday! Thank you so much. I needed this class.

GARY Aug 31, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

Thank you so much Ryan. People have noticed the improvement. Thank you so much!

GARY Aug 30, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

Thank you so much Ryan. It was great and so helpful. Thank you!

GARY Aug 29, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

Great class, thank you! People are commenting on my significant progress. Thank you so much!

JK Ryu Aug 21, 2017
ESL · Online

Ozgur Aug 12, 2017
ESL · Online

GARY Aug 8, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

Thank you so much! People are noticing the difference. It's great!

Hari A. Aug 3, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

Great teacher - Quite knowledgeable.

Joel C. Jul 27, 2017
ESL · Online

venkatesh Jul 26, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

He is the best at teaching accent reduction !

GARY Jul 26, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

Great Class! Thank you so much !! Every detail and every word and every sentence. Thank you !!!

GARY Jul 20, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

Great Class! Thank you so much !

Abhinav M. Jul 15, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

GARY Jul 5, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

Great Class! He exceeds my expectations on each class. He is interested in my speech development and takes the time to explain and verify that I am doing it correctly. He is a great professional! Thank you so much !!!

GARY Feb 21, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

Great!!! It was Great!! I am very happy with this class and the style in which he conducts the class!!! From the 1st class, I learned a lot. !! It will have a great impact in my English Development. Thank you !!!

Nikoletta T. Oct 3, 2016
Accent Reduction · In studio

I just completed my first class with Ryan.
He is an excellent teacher, patient and encouraging and fun to work with! With his professionalism and his good vibes I felt super relaxed and motivated through out the session... I can't wait for our next lesson!!!

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Sonia Aug 22, 2016
English · In studio

Awesome!! time passed by flying, Ryan's method of teaching is great. He teachs depending on your level and he improves your skills by doing some fun activities. Makes learning easy.
Ryan is a great teacher. He is very patient and caring. He tried using different methods to help me to comprehend quicker and easier. Also at the end of the lesson, he allowed some time to discuss any concern I might have.
I like the Ryan's style because he challenges you. It often feels like immersion in the language which I think is the most natural way to learn a new language.

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