Tom Songer

Tom S.

Orlando, FL

About Tom S.

Tom teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: August 1991
Last sign in: Today



Teaching non-English speaking students the basic fundamentals of English.

I work at the elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels or as adult education instructors providing English instruction to classes or individual students.

As a ESL teacher, developing a curriculum that takes an overall approach to English study that focus on a specific aspect of language use, such as life skills, literacy, or vocational and workplace English. Both approaches involve teaching my students basic English skills, such as listening, reading, writing and speaking.

Classroom work can consist of rote pronunciation techniques, quizzes, textbooks, videos and computer lessons. I often combine basic studies with real-life interactions involving language use in different situations, such as shopping, schooling, job hunting or working with English-speaking coworkers.

I try to be knowledgeable of their students' culture and recognize differences that may affect a student's ability to acclimate to a English-speaking environment.



I prefer to discuss goals with my students and their parents to determine what they are most interested in ACHIEVING. From there together create a lesson plan designed for the individual student.

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My first ESL student from Brazil is soon departing. It's been an amazing two months. Looking forward to what the next two months will bring.



Sep 2014 - Present

ESL Teacher Offering extensive knowledge of English Language and ability to interact with professionals and children of diverse backgrounds.

• ESL and English Language Teacher
• ESL Certified
• Highly skilled in creating an environment suitable to the maturity, interest, and abilities of students
• Able to provide social and emotional support for English Language Learners
• Bilingual – Fluent in English and elementary proficient Chinese and Japanese

• Teach English as a Second Language to multilingual students
• Tailor lessons according to student needs
• Conduct activities that target confidence, perception, vocabulary building, pronunciation practice and grammar


Jan 2011 - Jun 2013
Keller Williams Realty

Keller Williams Classic II Realty - Orl., FL
January 2011 – June 2013 Orlando, Florida

Licensed real estate professional and business coach, specializing in creating strategies and solutions for agents who want to increase their business and create balance in their lives. Spent over a thousand hours as a real estate trainer, coach and student. To empower agents to build successful businesses through support, education, motivation and accountability.

Organizational Leadership • Staff Management • Business Development • Strategic Planning & Implementation Operations Management • Advertising • Sales & Marketing • Staff Training & Development • Event Planning & Coordination • Strategic Planning & Implementation • Advertising & Promotion


ELL Certified Teacher

Jan 2016 - Present
Arizona State University

Education BA

Aug 2014 - Present
University of Phoenix


Aug 2014 - Jan 2016
Arizona State University

School Of Management

Jan 1989 - Aug 1991
Boston University

Languages Spoken


Limited Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Engaging ELLs and Their Families in the School and Community

Mar 2016
Arizona State University

Teach English Now! Foundational Principles

Mar 2016
Arizona State University

Lesson Planning with the ELL in Mind

Mar 2016
Arizona State University

Teach English Now! Theories of Second Language Acquisition

Mar 2016
Arizona State University

Google Tag Management

Sep 2015

Tag Manager application for advertising and development


Sep 2014
Oxford Seminars


Awarded Society Of Excellence

Jan 2009
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate NRT

Top 100 Realtor

Jun 2007
Wall Street Journal RealTrends


National Education Association

Sep 2014

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.

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5 Reviews on Tom S.

Georg A. May 21, 2016
English · In home
Verified Student
Tom is an excellent English teacher. He catches the student's attention and works with the student. I highly recommend Tom to everyone who is interested in learning English - at all levels.
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Julia S. Mar 31, 2016
English · In studio
Tom is a great English teacher, with his help I'm developing my daily communication a lot, and it's enjoyable to learn with him. Tom is awesome!
Kumaresan V. Jan 26, 2016
Verified Student
My kids are Native English speaking Kids. So he is focusing on their vocabulary development and writing skills. He is a well focused and high profile teacher which is what we wanted.
Gustavo P. Jun 22, 2015
ESL · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent Lesson!
Kang Y. Jun 19, 2015
English Literature · Online
Tom is a very good English teacher. I have problems understanding English literature very often because I am not a native speaker and Tom helped me with patience understanding English literature from context, background of the author and writing habits. Through his instructions I can finally appreciate the beauty of English literature like I appreciate the literature works in my mother tongue. From Shakespeare to Mark Twain I travelled through ages and time when I read, think about and ponder upon their masterpieces. Most importantly I am able to understand them, and it feels amazing. Thank you, Tom!
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