Meet Tom Songer, the owner, and Director of WorldTeachESL School. Tom is a highly experienced and qualified language education professional with over 20 years of experience in the field. He holds a Master's degree in Education and a Master's degree in TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) and English literature. Tom has a proven track record of success as a teacher, curriculum developer, and administrator, having taught students of all ages and levels, from beginners to advanced. He has a strong understanding of second language acquisition and is an expert in creating engaging and effective lesson plans. He is also an experienced teacher trainer and has led workshops and training sessions for other teachers. Tom is a passionate and dedicated educator who is committed to providing students with the highest quality language instruction. He is an excellent communicator, and his ability to connect with students and understand their individual needs makes him an effective leader. He is also an innovative thinker and is always looking for ways to improve the school and its programs. As the owner of WorldTeachESL School, Tom is dedicated to providing students with a supportive and nurturing learning environment. He is committed to the school's mission of helping students achieve their language goals and become confident communicators in English. Under his leadership, the school has grown to become one of the most respected and successful language schools in the region. Certified Florida OCPS Teacher English 6-12 Grades Certified AP Language Instructor, Reader, and Auditor Certified AP Literature Instructor, Reader, and Auditor Certified TESOL/TEFL/TESL Instructor Certified IGCSE Instructor Certified SAT/ACT Examiner, Instructor, and Proctor Certified JollyPhonics Personal Note! Take a lesson with a native English speaker! I help dedicated students and professionals improve their communication skills for every occasion. I provide the experience and encouragement needed, by assisting students in the advancement of their studies, careers, travels, or just for the fun of it. I began my partnership with TakeLessons™ in 2009. My teaching style is relaxed and offers a project-based curriculum, tailored to best fit the student's needs and schedule when possible. As a certified English teacher in curriculum and instruction, I ensure all my lessons are personalized for each student. Previously an elementary and post-secondary teacher, my concentration was helping students reach their full potential in the shortest amount of time. I offer quality online instruction that allows the students to relax and take in all the information using independent practice, modeling, and recall. ESL/ELL AP/ACT/SAT STUDENTS It's imperative that the student understands phonics as well as the parts of speech and sentence structure, i.e., syntax, tone, diction, use of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, interjections, etc. Students receive a step-by-step lesson plan or book with each lesson The study focuses on a specific aspect of language use, e.g., life skills, literacy, or vocational and workplace English competencies. Both approaches involve teaching students basic English skills, such as listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Lessons are based on the Common Core State Standards - Pronunciation techniques and tips - Independent practice for the workplace - Quizzes, textbooks, videos, and computer lessons - Basic communication with real-life interactions - Personalized Google Doc - Instant feedback! Classes place awareness of the students' culture and recognition of cultural differences which might affect a student's ability to acclimate to their English-speaking environment. We discuss goals to determine interest, learning style, and objectives - together creating a lesson plan designed for the individual student. Combination with TakeLessons Classroom StudioLive and Zoom
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 1991
Masters Education Curriculum & Instruction
Teaches ages 13+
Speaks Chinese, Spanish, English
Has background check
very good English teacher, gives good examples and time to each student.
Tom helped me work on my resume/cover letter and was a great help. He gave a lot of helpful suggestions of resources to use, and stays in touch over email in between lessons. It feels like he is always thinking of helpful things to send his students throughout the day.
I really enjoy his classes, he is funny, he has patience to explain every word you get wrong, the best class without a doubt.