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Szilvia delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 13+

Teaching since:
October 2004

I began my teaching career overseas in 2004. Since then, I have been designing customized curricula to meet the specific demands of my pupils. As a bilingual teacher, I understand the challenges students face when they start learning this wonderful language.

Leaving my students in Europe was immensely difficult, but new wonders were waiting for me as an ESL teacher in the US. I began teaching students from all over the world. This opportunity has been one of the most amazing experiences of my career. Through teaching them English and American culture, they have also taught me about their society, culture and traditions.

All these years of teaching have allowed me to fully realize that as language teachers, we not only help people master a language, but we also open up a new world for students by introducing them to new cultures. This allows them to look at the learned language as a familiar phenomenon that dwells in a land to which teachers give them the key...

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Experience

Founder/ESL Instructor
Oct 2015 - Present
RedFox ESL

- online classes
- group classes
- one-on-one classes

ESL Tutor
Oct 2004 - Present
Self-employed

- Prepares customized curricula for all levels and ages
- Taught in Europe and the US
- Expertise in teaching language through culture, games and storytelling
- Offers classes online

Language and Culture Instructor
Feb 2013 - Aug 2013
International Center for Language Studies - Washington DC

- Prepared State Department employees for language examination
- Incorporated culture, society, politics and history into the curriculum

ESL Teacher
Nov 2012 - Feb 2013
Harriet Fulbright College - Arlington, VA

- Taught beginner and upper-intermediate ESL classes and writing workshops
- Incorporated American culture, literature and films into the curriculum

ESL Teacher
Nov 2011 - Oct 2012
San Francisco Institute of English

- Taught advanced, intermediate and pre-intermediate ESL classes
- Incorporated American culture, literature and films into the curriculum
- Engaged students with creative activities to enhance their language skills

ESL Teacher
Apr 2012 - Sep 2012
St. Giles International - San Francisco, CA

- Taught upper-intermediate and elementary ESL classes
- Engaged students with creative activities to enhance their language skills

ESL Teacher
Nov 2006 - Jan 2011
Dover Language School

- Taught group lessons and individual students
- Taught all levels and ages
- Created custom curricula and lesson plans

Education

M.A. in Digital Media and Storytelling
Aug 2014 - Present
Loyola University Chicago
M.A. in American Studies
Sep 2004 - Jan 2009
Eötvös Lóránd (ELTE) - University Budapest, Hungary
M.A. in English Literature and Linguistics
Sep 2003 - Jan 2009
Eötvös Lóránd (ELTE) - University Budapest, Hungary

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Hungarian
Fluent / Native Proficiency

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22 Reviews

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Helen Mar 7, 2017
English · Online

Szilvia is the nicest teacher ever! She is a professional and very social person.
I finished the package of 12 lessons, and I immediately renewed the new one since the lessons with her are very helpful to me in every facet of my life.
I'm learning a lot of things with her, and she also helps me every issue of my small business. She adapts to each customer and builds the lessons for them personally. Szilvia available to help me at any moment and I can send her messages or questions even if it's at night, and she answers me immediately.
I feel like she is my best friend who is always by my side and she is there to help me every time, above and beyond the call of duty.

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Maria M. Feb 14, 2017
ESL · Online

Szylvia is a very nice person, the class is fun with a lot of subjects to talk and never be bored. Very punctual. I am very happy with her.

Desiree B. Feb 14, 2017
ESL · Online

It was great and helpful. I enjoy it.

Ricardo Feb 8, 2017
English · Online

She is very nice and patient

Edmond S. Jan 31, 2017
English · Online

Very good lesson, I learnt many things in a short time.

Yair R. Dec 20, 2016
English · Online

Szilvia is a great teacher who knows her students abilities and pushes them to be their best. She is a wonderful person and I would highly recommend her teaching services.

Kanon Dec 18, 2016
ESL · Online

Szilvia is awesome. She is always positive and enthusiastic. I am lucky!!

Helen Oct 21, 2016
English · Online

Szilvia is really the best instructor ever!!!

Gayatri P. Oct 14, 2016
ESL · Online

She is great
Very well explainer

Evgeny Oct 1, 2016
English · Online

Szilvia is the best teacher ever.

Natalya Sep 28, 2016
English · Online

After 5 hours with Szilvia I can say that she is much more than an English teacher, she is a fantastic coach. She is encouraging, bright, very professional, and so caring. Goals are not only speaking and make myself understood, It is also how to have a proper expression, use right grammar, have good pronunciation = speak proper English without mistakes and.. with fun.
Learn English with Szilvia was awesome, I loved it !
I will definitely keep going with her.

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Janet Aug 10, 2016
English · Online

My first English lesson with Szilvia was excellent! Her knowledge is A+++. I recommend her if you need a tutor in English.

Greta Aug 4, 2016
ESL · Online

She good English teacher. Thanks for the first English class

Katarina Jul 30, 2016
ESL · Online

Szilvia is an amazing teacher. She is very polite,organized and diligent.
If you want English lessons which make time pass quickly and you learn a lot, Szilvia is the right teacher for you.

Haotian S. Jul 7, 2016
English · In studio

Excellent teacher. I like her. I will take more classes of her.

Barbara May 30, 2016
ESL · Online

I am so happy to have chosen Szilvia as my English teacher. She is the best English teacher I have ever had. She is highly intelligent, kind, patient and considerate and knows how to keep us motivated. Her method really stimulates our active learning and I can see my improvement each week.

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Maricarmen E. May 24, 2016
English · Online

She is amazing, I really enjoyed my first class :)

Masaya M. May 18, 2016
ESL · Online

I think her way of teaching English is easy to understand. Perfect!! I have never met an English teacher like her. Excellent!!

Gabriel P. Apr 30, 2016
English · In studio

Szilvia is awesome. I truly think that she has a passion for teaching english. I needed really specific lessons for an exam and everything had been planned perfectly.

Valeria Jan 4, 2016
English · In home

I can’t speak about Szilvia without enthusiasm because she is more than a teacher. I don’t want to waste words for her knowledge and experience because that I can receive from other teachers as well. I think her biggest strength is that she always finds the best way how to motivate you the most. Her classes are tailor-made, you enjoy them because they are interesting, she involves your hobbies and your interests. After a while you just notice that you are reading a book in English what she recommended for you and it is such an amazing moment.

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Kriszta Jan 4, 2016
ESL · Online

After the first class, I knew I wanted Szilvia to be my teacher. Every class with her was immensely enjoyable. Because of her fun personality, creativity, and kindness, she made me want to become a better student and work harder, even when I was shy or just simply tired or lazy.

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Natalia Jan 3, 2016
ESL · In studio

Szilvia is a great teacher. I knew this after our first meeting. She is very kind, patient and scrupulous in providing material and explaining grammar step by step during the lesson. After every class, I feel that my English improves. Every time we repeat new words from previous meeting through fun exercises, which helps me to remember them. Time flies very fast during our meetings. Between classes, if I have any questions, I can always write to her, and Szilvia always responds fast. I have experience with other teachers and for me Szilvia is the best English teacher.

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