Steve Silver

Steve S.

Chicago, IL
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Lesson Details

ESL

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have over 13 years of teaching experience as well as a graduate degree in education.
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About

Steve delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 12+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 1995

I have over 13 years of teaching experience at both the secondary and post-secondary level, and I have lived and taught for nearly 10 years in Japan. I have a graduate degree in education with a specialization in TESL/TEFL.

I prefer engaging in long-term professional relationships with students rather than one-time tutoring sessions.

Experience

Private tutor
Apr 2003 - Present
Self-employed

Instructor of English as a Foreign Language
Aug 2008 - Apr 2013
Kwansei Gakuin University

Nishinomiya, Japan

Instructor of English as a Foreign Language
Aug 2003 - Mar 2008
Kansai Gaidai University

Hirakata, Japan

Instructor of English as a Second Language
Dec 2002 - Aug 2003
Virginia International University

Instructor of English as a Second Language
Sep 2002 - Aug 2003
The English House

Program Associate, Teacher Quality
Sep 2001 - Aug 2002
Public Education Network

Director, Teacher Quality Initiatives
Feb 2001 - Sep 2001
National Alliance of Business

Education Program Specialist
Feb 1999 - Feb 2001
U.S. Department of Education

ESOL Resource Teacher
Aug 1995 - Jan 1999
Pasco County Schools

Pasco County, Florida

Instructor of English as a Second Language
Jan 1995 - May 1995
Center for Intensive English Studies, Florida State University

Education

M.S., Education
Aug 1994 - Aug 1995
Florida State University
B.S., English
Aug 1990 - Aug 1994
Florida State University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Japanese
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Education Policy
Jan 2001
University of Virginia

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24 Reviews

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Liudmila Jun 27, 2018
Speech · Online

Steve is the best english teacher that I have had. He inspired me. He pushed me to take an job interview, when I thinked that I didn't not opportunity. Thank he, I'll have a second job interview. Thank he I did my first step and I started to feel more trust in myself. He make me better and try to show me how I can be more natural. I'm so happy! Maybe, without his advice, I would waiting for start yet. Thank you for anything Steve!

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jayaprakash Jun 27, 2018
Accent Reduction · Online

I enjoy working with Steve, he is helping me a lot. He is very organized and has in depth knowledge in his subject, J recommend him.

Yohanna Jun 26, 2018
TOEFL · Online

Steve was a great Tutor. We worked mostly for me to prepare for the TOEFL test and also to improve my reading and pronunciation skills. Steve has great pedagogical skills to teach using clear examples to explain the study topic. Steve taught me helpful tips to manage better my time while answering TOEFL test kind of questions. I recommend Steve a 100%!

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Eri Jun 25, 2018
English · In studio

Steve is the best teacher. My co-worker told me that your English communication has really improved. It makes me very happy. I had improved my English because he helped me a lot. He is my English teacher and life coach. I have taken his lessons for 1 year, but I should have taken lessons earlier.

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Rebecca B. Jun 25, 2018
Accent Reduction · Online

Steve has helped our son improve his speech in record time. It took us about a year to find a person who could help us with the very specific task of guiding a teenager toward using a more formal speech in general, in terms of both vocabulary and pronunciation. English is our second language, and Steve has been incredibly creative in finding ways to show our child how to improve his management of the English language. My child's self-confidence is growing, as is his academic commitment in general.

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Thomas Jun 25, 2018
Accent Reduction · Online

Steve is an amazing teacher, he has really helped me improve my accent and I feel very comfortable!

Melissa Jun 24, 2018
Essay Writing · In home

Steve is a Godsend. My son has had multiple tutors, but he never actually liked nor thought any of them were any good. He is a very hard sell. After the first lesson my son informed me that Steve is good. "He taught me something useful" Week after week my son writes an essay. He is actually working at it. Steve is very soft spoken, encourages in a very natural way which works extremely well for my son. My mission this summer was to get my son writing every week, now its happening and I hear zero complaints. Waazaam!

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Karthik R. Jun 24, 2018
Public Speaking · Online

I have booked class for my kid and Steve initially agreed. It was a weekend and we cancelled our family appointments and was waiting for Steve to show and he cancelled it in the last minute stating that he is double booked.
Disappointing Experience.

Chris Apr 19, 2018
Accent Reduction · Online

Steve is the man you need if you need to improve your English, my experience with Steve make me a better English speaker
Thanks to Takelessons for introduced me to my teacher
Steve

Thanks.

kubra Apr 17, 2018
Accent Reduction · Online

He is the best!!

Yohanna Mar 17, 2018
ESL · Online

Marcin B. Mar 17, 2018
ESL · Online

Milan P. Feb 21, 2018
Accent Reduction · Online

Steve has a genuine interest in working out how to best develop a self-reliance on any particular method.

Sara P. Feb 10, 2018
English · In home

He is very nice and very good teacher!!

Julie Dec 7, 2017
Essay Writing · Online

Vaishnavi B. Nov 10, 2017
Reading · Online

Varvara Oct 16, 2017
Accent Reduction · In studio

Steve is very helpful. He listens to your needs and tries to find personal approach, which I really appreciate.

Clarice B. Sep 21, 2017
Speech · Online

He identified immediately something in my daughter's speech pattern that I couldn't put my finger on! Great help!

Marcin B. Aug 30, 2017
English · Online

Awesome ,thanks to you

Marsal Mar 8, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

Steve is a great teacher, with a profound knowledge of the English language and a captivating approach for accent reduction. My lessons with him have been extremely productive.

Abdullah K. Jan 30, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

Janiro Griffin Apr 24, 2016
Reading · Online

Mr. Steve Silver is the best tutor I ever had. He is truly an inspiration and his tutoring services have great impacts on my education

Mario C. Nov 10, 2015
English · In home

My son never had as good as teacher

Jane J. Jul 20, 2014
Accent Reduction · Online

Steve is the best teacher. He customizes his lessons and provides timely feedback. Thank you Steve.

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