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Orlando, FL

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English Secondary Language

About Tom
Tom has been teaching private lessons since 2006 and is currently available to teach lessons online. Foremost, Tom provides expertise, experience, and encouragement when he received his English Literature from Boston University, Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix in Arizona.

Tom's style is candid and are scheduled to best fit to the student's schedule when possible.

ESL/ELL STUDENTS

Its imperative that the student understands phonics as well as the seven parts of speech, i.e., nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections.

Currently, Tom works at the elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels as an adult education instructor providing English instruction to classes or individual students.

As an ESL teacher, developing curriculum for his students, he tak
es an overall approach to English study that focuses on a specific aspect of language use, e.g., life skills, literacy, or vocational and workplace English competencies. Both approaches involve teaching his students basic English skills, such as listening, reading, writing and speaking.

CLASSROOM/LESSONS

- Pronunciation techniques
- Quizzes, textbooks, videos and computer lessons
- Basic communication with real-life interactions

Using language use in different situations, such as shopping, schooling, job hunting or working with English-speaking co workers.

He places awareness on the students' culture and recognition of cultural differences which might affect a student's ability to acclimate to an English-speaking environment.

STUDENTS LESSON DETAILS

He prefers to discuss goals with his students or their parents to determine what they are most interested in ACHIEVING. Together we can create a lesson plan designed for the individual student.

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The Pedagogical Foundations Of EnglishCentral

By David Deubelbeiss

EnglishCentral is a company that takes pride in having experienced teachers on staff and designing a product that will help students learn and acquire English, particularly for international communication.

Too often technology is designed without the control or voice of educators. Technology for technology's sake. We have tried to avoid this error and build an e-learning platform that puts pedagogy and learning first.

Here are the key aspects of English Central's pedagogy:

1. Motivation.

We live in a visual and digital world. Students consume enormous amounts of video content and video has become the new textbook. EnglishCentral harnesses this built in, intrinsic level of motivation - why not learn English while viewing videos you love? EnglishCentral publishes 30 new video lessons per week and its vast library of video lessons and courses offers every student the chance to study what they want and listen to messages they want to hear.

2. Comprehensible Input

Not only do students need to listen to messages they want to hear - these messages must be level appropriate (Krashen, 2001). Each EnglishCentral video lesson or course plus our vocabulary is leveled and can be assigned to students based on their level of English. This provides appropriate practice maximizing language acquisition.

3. Precise, Timely Feedback

EnglishCentral provides instant feedback to students. Students begin to "notice the gap" (Schmidt, 1990) and begin to self-correct as they compare their speech to the original. Tools are provided so students can "dig down" and understand the language and get the answers they need immediately. EnglishCentral works to promote learner autonomy.

4. Lowered Affective Filter

Many students go through a substantial "silent period" (Krashen, 1985). Others need the time and space given through self-study before they are ready to excel in the very socially demanding classroom. EnglishCentral provides a safe, low anxiety environment where learners can proceed at their own pace and practice speaking in a non-threatening place. Teachers are often amazed how the quiet students in their class "bloom" on EnglishCentral.

5. An Oral Language Focus

The 21st century workplace and global nature of communication demands that students have strong speaking skills. The importance of written communication is receding. EnglishCentral's proprietary speech recognition system IntelliSpeech™ trains students to produce, clear, intelligible speech for effective communication across cultures and borders.

6. Blended Learning

The future of education lies in blended learning (Arne Duncan, 2014). EnglishCentral partners with schools and teachers offering a unique blended learning model and platform. Courses and video lessons can perfectly compliment what students learn in class, providing students with extra practice matching the class curriculum. Our free LMS lets teachers extend the curriculum and track student achievement.

7. Structured Learning

Our simple Watch | Learn | Speak methodology provides low cognitive overload and an easy to follow learning pathway. Courses and video lessons are leveled and vocabulary is presented with spaced-time repetition. EnglishCentral monitors every word or expression students study and provides a simple interface where students can use the feedback to improve their pronunciation and build their vocabulary.

8. Gaming

Students are highly engaged by the gaming dynamics of EnglishCentral. Students compete for XPs (Experience Points) and ranking through their study. However, we don't go overboard and aim to keep the focus on the learning, not the gaming.

9. Ambiguity Tolerance

Language is a vast and unpredictable space. Successful language learners are risk takers. Critical to being a risk taker is having a strong ability to not be stressed out by what you don't understand (Brown, 2007). EnglishCentral provides authentic content that challenges students to focus on the general meaning and gist and strengthen their level of ambiguity tolerance.
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chijioke August 18, 2019
· Accent Reduction · Online
Was very patient with me . Polite in correcting my mistakes. He is a good listener
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Sali C. August 14, 2019
· English · Online
Tom is excellent!!
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Vamsi August 11, 2019
· Accent Reduction · Online
Tom has been pretty good at figuring out my speech production issues and working through a correction plan to get the right sounds out. Also, has been very flexible about scheduling which has been very helpful.
Overall a fun teacher to work with.
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Tom S.

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About Lily S.

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Need to get your English skills up to par or want to be better at conversational English, I can help. I've taught English classes in various settings; classes, one-on-one, and in small group settings. I can make learning English so much fun that you will forget that you are learning English - but you will progress. I can say that with confidence. However, because this is a language and like many other skills it will take time, and you will need to put in the effort as well. So, what is stopping you. Now you're just a click away from really fun English lessons.

About Lily
I've been sewing since I was 13. I've sewn things over the years such as dresses, pajamas. I do a lot of tailoring things too. I just love to sew, and I love teaching people to sew too!

The way that I teach is to help the student develop their own style. I have students work on their own individual projects that they pick out while asking me questions that they might have while they are doing their project.

However, if they would like there is an option for me to develop lessons for the student on certain sewing techniques that the student could learn. Although, be aware that learning how to sew takes time and that all the techniques of sewing cannot be done all at once.

Then, there is the third option that the lesson could be a mix of the student doing what they want (choosing their own project) and learning some pre-designed
techniques.

My first goal is to give my students all of the tools they need to feel confident from the very first lesson. I would like for all of my students within the first lesson to finish either of two basic projects (pajama pants or a draw string bag).

My lessons are not like videos you may find online. Meaning projects will take longer than you think they will. I will work with you to properly construct a quality finished project without too many frustrations and in a timely manner. I recommend buying lessons in 90 minute packages, since sewing always takes longer than expected.

THE BEGINNER SEWER

In these lessons we will go over the following, which can be adapted to how you want:

- Sewing safety and how to use a machine
- Learn about the sewing tools you'll be using
- How to read, cut out, layout, and follow a basic pattern instructions
- How to pin and sew a seam, finish seams and sew hems
- Learn to sew on an elastic band (to pajamas or for a tote).
- Learn how to unpick your projects when a mistake is made.
- Learn how to do a basic stitch and the gather stitch.
- TAKE AWAY PROJECTS:
- Pajamas
- Sewing Tote
- Basic Dress
- Pillow case

THE INTERMEDIATE SEWER
- Cement what you learned in the while a beginner.
- Learn to hand sew hems etc.
- Learn about different fabrics and when to use them.
- Sew a basic zipper onto clothes or bags.
- Learn about the different foots.
- Learn to do other stitches
-TAKE AWAY PROJECTS
- Intermediate Dresses/ Clothes
- Bags

Whether it is for a hobby, to decorate your house, to prepare for design school, or to make your own clothes, I can teach you from the very basic sewing skills, to more advance topics such as modifying your patterns to make clothes that fit.
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Jerilyn R. August 17, 2019
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Dan July 22, 2019
· WordPress · Online
Lily is good. I look forward to my next lesson! Thanks Lily!
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Kenny July 3, 2019
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About Marina C.

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*English as a Second Language lessons for beginners students. ESL for Portuguese speakers. *

I started instructing English at a Private Language School in 2000. Besides, I worked as an English Teacher at a Public school from 2004 to February 2016. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching English as a second language (2000-2003), a Complete English Course Certificate (Richard Hugh Fisk Foundation) and a Proficiency Certificate. I have already taught children, teens and adults at all levels. My lessons consist of motivating and interesting activities.

About Marina
Hello, my name is Marina. I was born in São Paulo State, Brazil and I am currently living in the USA. I want to teach you Portuguese or English as a Second Language, including 4 skills for Fluency: Listening Comprehension, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

I have over 10 years of teaching experience. I do my best to motivate my students, because, Teaching is my passion.

***Cancellation Policy***
All TakeLessons students are expected to give their teachers at least 24 hours notice of a lesson cancellation to be eligible for a reschedule.
I require 24 hours notice if you cancel or want to reschedule a scheduled lesson. You are required to pay for any lessons cancelled without at least 24 hours notice.
If you do not show up for class, I will wait 15 minutes. If you do not show up within 15 minutes, I will consider this a missed sessi
on and will require full payment.
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Ben July 31, 2019
· Portuguese · Online
Super nice start with a new teacher... Very practical way of teaching.
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Linda July 21, 2019
· Portuguese · Online
Marina is great! She is very good at explaining the pronunciation nuances!
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Stella June 13, 2019
· Portuguese · Online
Marina is an amazing teacher! She had my 8 year old daughter fully engaged and speaking in short sentences the very first class! She had clear teaching objectives and was able to stay flexible with my daughter's abilities. She provided feedback and homework assignments. We are excited to continue weekly classes with Marina! I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn Portuguese!
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Marina C.

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About Emily M.

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Do you need to learn English for work, school, or a big test? Do you want to practice English just for fun? I can help you! I have over 10 years of experience with all ages and abilities of English learners. I enjoy helping my students reach their goals and become more confident English speakers.

About Emily
I was born and raised in the US, but I have spent more than 10 years overseas teaching English as a Foreign Language. I truly enjoy finding ways to help students reach their individual learning goals. I have experience teaching all ages and abilities. No matter a student’s ability, learning goals, or learning style; I aim to help build confidence and skill.
Along with my years of experience, I am also TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certified and have successfully completed a US-based teaching certification program.
Whether you are interested in grammar, reading comprehension, building vocabulary, interview practice, or conversational English; I can help you. I enjoy finding interesting and relevant topics to help build skills. Your goals in learning will be my guide as your tutor. I believe learning shou
ld be fun!
If you would like to ask me a question before signing up for lessons, please send me a message. I’d be happy to talk about your needs and goals as a learner!
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Carolina June 20, 2019
· English · Online
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Mohini June 13, 2019
· English · Online
The students are lucky to have a teacher like you.
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Veronika February 28, 2019
· English · Online
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About Tara M.

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Rochester, MI

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Have you ever felt like you just need someone to understand you....to take their time to really help you obtain your goals? Well that is what we will do TOGETHER. We will work together as long as it takes for you to understand and achieve your goals. I will stay with you to help you find the answers that you need.

About Tara
I absolutely love teaching! I believe that everyone can improve their communication and expression, and I have had the pleasure of helping many students better understand what they read and better express their ideas in communication. I hold a CELTA/TOFEL & Bachelor's and a Master's degrees, and I have years of experience as a classroom teacher. I have tutored many students at the business high school college levels. I enjoy working one-on-one with students so that I can help them with their particular academic needs and tailor my lessons to them. I specialize in pronunciation of the English language, and those who are struggling with comprehending business language. I also teach and help those who are preparing for working with government agencies and universities. I can offer assistance with understanding the development of ideas, proof
reading, and editing. I can help with a specific business / college assignment or course, or I can offer more general lessons to help improve your overall communication skills. I am generally available for tutoring all day (with specific attention given to Asian and Pacific timezone) including the weekends. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you succeed in your studies!
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Tara M.

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About Virginia N.

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Hablo espanol. I am patient and make lessons according to your needs.

About Virginia
Welcome to Takelessons.com! There are many lovely teachers on this site. I am here to help you succeed. I offer English, Writing, Piano, Math, Test Preparation, Dissertation writing, and Homework help.

Music: I can offer you a well rounded plan of study and you can choose what and how you would like to learn. For example, young students generally want to learn to read the notes. For these I give classes in theory, music history, ear training, and technique along with the note reading. Older students generally want to learn to play songs they know by learning notes in the right hand and putting chords in the left hand. For these students, I emphasize the theory so they will understand what notes go together to make a nice sound.

My background has been in church music. I started playing at church for services when I was 16 years old.
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Virginia N.

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About Brandon S.

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As an English teacher who has been teaching since 2011, I know that the best way to learn English is by finding methods that we enjoy. Whether it's business English, legal English, or conversation classes, I make sure my students leave their lessons feeling inspired and satisfied.

About Brandon
Hello everyone, my name is Brandon.

I've been a music and English teacher since 2010. I specialize in both classical and jazz. I've also been a professional jazz pianist, having performed in over 15 countries. I am able to teach improvisation, how to read and write music, and everything about music theory. Most importantly, I make my lessons a lot of fun.
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Brandon S.

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About Tonni P.

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Amarillo, TX

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Experienced teacher of 23 years. Native English speaker. TESOL certificate from CIE. Trained in forty different methods of teaching English.

About Tonni
I am a newlywed 34 year old piano and English teacher from El Paso, TX. I’ve been teaching for 23 years and it is something I really enjoy doing. Several of my students have gone on to major in music in college and some have even become teachers themselves.
I enjoy teaching all styles but truly classical is my favorite.
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Tonni P.

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About Amy B.

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Beaufort, SC
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I have taught ESL to non-English speaking students who spoke a variety of languages.periodically during my 37 year teaching career, and have been very successful.

About Amy
I am currently certified in SC and also a part-time employee for the school district as a tutor so I have a current valid background check in place, hence no badge for this site is necessary. I am very patient, and knowledgeable about the subjects I mentioned in my profile, as well as about a variety of other things. I am an avid reader and am very interested in the success of those I teach.
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jackie June 22, 2019
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I was out of school for more than 10+ years when I decided to pursue a degree in Early Childhood Education. I knew with all the papers that I would have to write I needed a tutor. Amy was strongly recommended. She held me accountable to have my drafts completed before each scheduled meeting. She taught me the importance of knowing the audience for whom I would be writing, how to use the correct vocabulary; so that the reader knew exactly what I was conveying. It was stressed that a well written paper should have an awesome opening, body and conclusion. My confidence grew with each paper that I wrote for indeed she had taught me the process. I wrote papers of different genres; while receiving outstanding scores from my professors. Amy is great at what she does and is highly recommended.
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About Tracie A.

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Conway, SC
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I have been teaching professionally for 5 years. I have a bachelor's degree in elementary education, a master's degree in special education and a certification in autism education. I have worked with many children with unique needs. I have experience with teaching English online as well. I have a passion for helping my students reach their greatest potential!

About Tracie
I have taught in the public school setting for the last 5 years. I have recently moved to SC and am taking a break from the public classroom setting. I teach English online as well. As perviously stated, I have a bachelor's degree in elementary education, a master's degree in special education and a certification in autism education. I have a passion for helping those that learn differently. I have many different teaching techniques to use with students in an effort to help them learn best.
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Tracie A.

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