Certified Florida OCPS Teacher Certified AP Language Instructor Certified AP Literature Instructor Certified TESOL/TEFL Instructor Certified IGCSE Instructor Certified SAT/ACT Coordinator and Proctor Certified JollyPhonics 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, 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. Meanwhile allowing online forums allow the students to relax and take in all the information through 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, i.e., syntax, tone, diction, use of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, interjections, etc. As an English teacher, I develop an individual curriculum for all my students. I take pride in providing my students a project-based learning experience each lesson so that my students take on an active role in all my classes. 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 CLASSROOM/LESSONS - 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 on the students' culture and recognition of cultural differences which might affect a student's ability to acclimate to their English-speaking environment. STUDENTS LESSON DETAILS We discuss goals to determine interest, learning style, and objectives - together creating a lesson plan designed for the individual student. TECHNOLOGY Combination with TakeLessons Classroom and eLearning with Zoom
Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
Teaching since 1991
Masters Education Curriculum & Instruction
Teaches ages 13+
Speaks Chinese, Spanish, English
Has background check
Tom is an experienced teacher! He always knows my requirement and makes me come along in a short period of time! I highly recommend him to anyone who needs to learn American English!
Tom is professional. He can find the areas that I want to improve, and he also has relevant exercises to practice. He is a good tutor. Already booked another series of lessons from him.
Tom is professional. He can find the areas I want to improve and has relevant exercises to practice. I just booked another series of his courses and look forward to learning more from him.