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About Abby D.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About Abby
Hi!

I am a certified ESL teacher and academic tutor. I have experience teaching all levels of English, including English for the workplace. I have taught ESL speaking and writing classes at St. John's University; Teachers College, Columbia University; the New Americans Welcome Center; as well as through numerous private organizations. I also tutor students who need help with English/Social Studies/Literature classes, AP English classes, the REGENTS and the SAT.

I hold a BA in Media Studies and an MA in Middle-Eastern Studies. Therefore, if you need any help writing papers in the arts/humanities/history, I would be happy to help out. Prior to working as an ESL teacher, I worked in publishing as a literary assistant/ online editor and had great success editing manuscripts, papers, and even blogs.

As far as teaching is concerned, I
genuinely enjoy helping others and try to make my classes/ sessions as communicative and engaging as possible. Tutoring is a refreshing experience for me since I learn something new from my students each and every day.

Learning is just a matter of perspective; finding new ways to look at and explore the world around you. I look forward to meeting you and exploring together!
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Milosz February 17, 2016
· English · In home
Abby is a great teacher. I was lucky to find her on this website. She genuinely cares about her students and wants them to improve their language skills. She is very friendly and easy to work with. She let you choose a topic or suggests a topic that you might like it. We have been focusing on my speaking and writing skills. I have made a big progress in just over a year. I highly recommend Abby !
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Kata February 9, 2016
· ESL · In home
Abby is a really attentive teacher, she has been a big help to English. Besides the weekly lessons, we also worked on some articles for my blog and for my portfolio site. She was really involved and she had a lot of original and creative ideas. Working with her is a surprisingly efficient experience for me. Thanks to her, my English knowledge got better earlier than I expected. In addition, she is a really
caring person, and she always has new ideas about how to improve. She also pays attention for her students personal interests and prepares individual materials for each lesson.
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About Anna C.

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New York, NY
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About Anna
Do you need the magic pill that will help you speak the language? The recipe is here. If you do the assignments I give you (no need to search for any extra materials), I can assure you that soon you will be able to speak and understand.

I am a highly qualified NYC-based Russian and English language teacher with a degree in linguistics/teaching and more than five years of experience. During the years of my teaching practice, I have developed several teaching methods, which I use in my classes. Together we will establish clear objectives for our lessons and will work on your grammar proficiency, listening and speaking skills, and accent neutrality.

I am a strict teacher :) Seriously. You have a goal and I am here to help you get there, whether it is to be able to negotiate with your business partners, speak to your family members or
read "War and Peace" in original. I will work hard to help you reach it, but I expect you to fulfill your part of a deal.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them here using the "Ask a question" button. If you have already decided that you need to speak Russian or English, do not postpone it for another day, month or year. Click the green button and let's do it.
I am looking forward to starting our language journey!

P.S. You can see me in action on my YouTube channel "Anna Cher: Russian from the Heart": https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3r_jGuhcb7D48Vh0pakNcA

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Some technical aspects:

- All materials are provided and included into the price of a lesson

- Recommended frequency of lessons: minimum of 2 times per week (duration of each lesson – 1-1.5h). Learning a language is like going to the gym: to get the muscles, you have to practice regularly.

- If you would like to have a class at a specific time and it is not available in my calendar, please send me a message. I may be able to change some things around and accommodate your request.

- I try to be flexible and modify my schedule based on your needs. But please be considerate and let me know 24 hours in advance if you need to reschedule or cancel a class.

Thank you!
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Mark L. October 25, 2017
· Russian · Online
She is the best instructor ever! And I've had many over my lifetime. I wish I had started lessons with her weeks ago!
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Yasmin K. September 1, 2017
· English · In studio
smart - quick -prepared - made it easy for me to understand
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Вера June 2, 2016
· Russian · Online
All good !
Looking forward to the next lesson
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Anna C.

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About Tatiana Z.

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Long Beach, CA
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I am a former German professor from Russia who currently lives in America and tutors full time now Russian and German.

I provide a variety of activities for my lessons so you will never get bored. For example, I will use games, interactive conversational lessons, fun warm up tasks, case studies, and even riddles. We will use authentic materials as well. You will learn conversational skills, formal writing skills, and test taking strategies all in a fun manner.

I have a background as as an experienced lecturer, teacher, and tutor in the field of linguistics (general linguistics, history of linguistics, psycolinguistics, social linguistics, gender studies). Since defending my dissertation, I have continued to do research in gender studies in the field of virtual communication and digital text, especially non-verbal communication, soci
al networks and gender-specific communication. However, I have found that my true passion is helping students in one-on-one lessons.
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Deepa November 1, 2017
· German · Online
It is my first class and I really loved it.
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Gala Nedialkova October 2, 2017
· German · Online
Very good very interesting exactly what I was looking for
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Carmen June 2, 2017
· Russian · Online
In our first lesson we practiced the alphabet. I am a total beginner so that's where we had to start.
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Tatiana Z.

Tatiana Z.

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About Vincent C.

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About Vincent
Hello. My name is Vinny. I have 5+ years of teaching experience with both children and adults, groups and individuals, in classroom settings as well as online tutoring. I have a Bachelor's degree and TEFL certification.

I have taught English to children and adults for over 5 years in Thailand, South Korea, Japan, and online. I am also a writer, researcher and web developer. I run my own online English tutoring website, which I will give you full access to when you start your lessons. On my website you can find lots of useful information, articles, study tips, and flashcards to help you learn English faster.

My Study methods
I will teach you to learn English at your MAXIMUM speed. I will support your learning both during and after the lesson. You get full support from my the tutorials on my website and a digital flashcard system.


All my methods are based on the study-habits of polyglots, people who can speak many languages fluently. YOU CAN LEARN TO SPEAK ENGLISH LIKE A NATIVE SPEAKER IN LESS THAN 3 YEARS.

My method of studying English is very fun! You will learn from English movies, TV shows, videos on the internet and comics! You will never get bored studying English with me.

Why I love teaching
I enjoy teaching because I love to learn. I read LOTS of books. I know about many things. I love to learn from other people and share my skills.
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Vincent C.

Vincent C.

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About carol H.

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New York, NY
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My name is Carol H, spending most of my life in the Middle East I was amazed but the beauty of the Middle Eastern Culture. I decided to to shed to a positive impact on the Middle Eastern Culture through teaching the language, music, art, and cooking.

I graduated from the Lebanese American University in Beirut, Lebanon. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts and worked as a TV reporter and a documentary filmmaker. I am the founder of Nasma Of New York.

I always enjoyed cooking, sewing, and teaching the Arabic language. I am very proud of my Lebanese heritage and want to shine a positive light on the Arab culture. I currently teache Levantine dialect as well as Modern Standard Arabic to New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds.

I offer online classes and one to one sessions.
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carol H.

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About Neda S.

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Newport, OR
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I have completed my doctorate degree in teaching English as a second language (TESL) in 2012, and have been active in teaching English as a second language since I was an undergraduate student in 1990s. Considering my experience and education I have an excellent theoretical knowledge in teaching English language and English literacy and communication training, supported and expanded by about 20 years of experience in Language teaching to students from different ages, countries and proficiency levels.

Working as a lecturer and language tutor in Iran and Malaysia, I have worked with students with divers linguistic, ethnic and cultural background, including Chinese, Indian, Malay and Farsi speakers. My classes are productive, friendly and fun.

I have a strong background in both theoretical and practical aspects of language teaching and exp
erience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Are you tired of boring classes and same old teaching methods?
Come Let's have fun in learning your way.
I'll design you a personal course based on your needs.
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Neda S.

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About Harry E.

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I have been teaching for 9 years and traveling for almost as many. Learning a language is a key to understanding another culture and can incredibly enrich your world. I know the struggle from my own experience and know how much it has taught me and I bring that experience and my patience and kindness to my lessons.
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Harry E.

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About Sheina L.

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Columbia, SC
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I have four years of teaching experience ,and taught at a couple schools in my home country Taiwan. I am passionate about teaching, and enjoys working with students from multiple backgrounds and discussing various topics.
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Sheina L.

Sheina L.

Columbia, SC 29201
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