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Hello! My name is Mr. Kat Rogan. I am a native English speaker from the United States and I have been a professional language trainer for over 14 years for all age groups and levels of learning. I started teaching English in China at Dalian Maritime University in 2006. Since that time I have traveled to many countries, and have met and talked to just about every nationality you can think of. As and traveler, educator, and avid learner, the biggest thing I can say I have discovered about myself during this time: I really love languages and cultures. For me, learning languages and about people and their heritage is the "spice of life." This is what truly drives me to be a better person, keep moving forward, and improve at all levels of my life - every day. It's interesting, during these travels and experiences of the past decade-and-a-half, I have learned how to say basic concepts and greetings in at least 10 languages, which is a lot of fun and a big talking point in my day to life. People often ask me what my favorite language is. And after English, of course, I would usually say, it would have to be. 2. Chinese 3. Spanish 4. Thai 5. Japanese 6. Italian 7. Russian And more. (don't forget my adopted brother from Portugal - what's up Duarte) There are many languages! And really love to talk about them! But, at the top of my list is Chinese. I spend a lot of time practicing Chinese. Being a 4000-year-old civilization, there are endless amounts of wisdom, knowledge and culture to be found in this language. So, for me, it's a lifetime journey/mission to understand more about this language, culture, and people. I also love Spanish. Born and raised in the United States, Spanish is my second language. I studied Spanish in high school and university, but I know I need to improve. Though I can understand quite a bit of what is being said in Spanish, my speaking does need some practice. Spanish is spoken quite quickly. So, I know how much I need to improve. I also know how important it is to keep practicing my speaking ability with Spanish, as with any language. Though I am not too bad at speaking languages, I do know the feeling of not being able to speak at the level I would like. So I keep trying to learn new methods and systems of learning. And I really like to learn more about people, and their cultures. This is why I love learning languages. And this is also why I really love my job as a language trainer, teacher, or coach. So I hope to make your acquaintance and have many lessons with you. Kat Rogan Qualifications & Experience My education encompasses a long career as a news reporter and journalist as a Mass Communication student from the University of Utah. I also have a degree in Business Management from Weber State University. My master's education is in Multi-Media Film, MFA. I specialize in all forms of professional communication in business, interviewing, writing, examinations, basic conversation, and kid's phonics training. And I am TEFL certified to teach children. Having been a language trainer and learner for 14 years, I have taught thousands of students from around the world. In my experience, I have developed dedicated lesson planning systems, specifically designed for the student depending on their needs. Interestingly, I have found many ESL students with difficulties reaching their true potential. I have also found traditional models of learning to be rather rigid and outdated for progressive thought in the high-paced technologically-driven communication world we live in today. These issues are very important when it comes to speaking at high levels or high-pressure situations. My system brings together the best learning programs into one comprehensive lesson planning system and is adjustable to each specific need and goal of the learner. Some of my classes have helped my students to pass entry exams, get great jobs, get into great universities, succeed at all levels of speaking, writing, and communication for professional and interpersonal use all while having fun. My classes are fun, and I really love teaching that's why I still do it after all these years. Education BS Business Management/Finance BS Mass Communication/Journalism MFA Film and Computer Imagery C-TEFL 120 hour Experience Over 10 years of teaching experience in Asia (China, Korea, Japan, Thailand) Over 5 years of working internationally as a language trainer with video calls, conferencing, and correspondence. Areas of focus Pronunciation correction Writing instruction at all levels Business English Exam Preparation Phonics For Kids Other qualifications Great with kids Overall fun teacher
I am Shaista Dhanda, and I have been teaching English to students of all ages since 2010. I have a bachelor’s degree in English, a master’s degree in English, and a professional degree in Education, all from excellent universities in India. My style of teaching is conversational and interactive, and my classes are individually designed according to students’ needs and time. I focus on the development of speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills, as well as proper pronunciation and vocabulary enrichment. I love to travel and meet people from different backgrounds. I also love to read books, write poetry, and share stories with friends around the world.
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Teaching only Intermediate level to advanced English students . Send me a message as to the kind of writing help you need. Send me your writing tasks. MY VIDEOS: https://bit.ly/37DWZ2I I work with Intermediate English and Advanced English students in improving their English thinking, speaking, reading and writing, business communication, and professional development. CHILDREN, TEENAGERS IN SCHOOLS: I guide your reading for fun and we do activities to develop understanding and comprehension, including movement and reading prediction, agree or disagree discussions. I guide children in: vocabulary, grammar, asking questions, persuasive essay writing, narrative writing; claim, evidence and reason writing; writing effective topic sentences; thesis statements; writing several different types of paragraphs; write essay conclusions. Types of essays: Cause and effect; argumentative; compare and contrast; - students 8 to 18 years old, Grade 3 and over. Remember, writing an essay is like writing music. Allow yourself time to rewrite until the essay is correct. Vocabulary building, and spelling abilities; American TOEFL / TOEIC / IELTS, CAE, BEC Higher exams, American SAT. BUSINESS ENGLISH: Not only a teacher but a business coach! Business English Communication, presentations, videoconferencing techniques, expressing your opinions to an audience, using English in business, and economics. BUSINESS POLITENESS - How to persuade others BUSINESS INTERVIEWING - How to persuade your interviewer MAKE GREAT IMPRESSIONS - After the interview. at meetings, in social situations LEGAL ENGLISH - LAW: Legal writing and correspondences. SUPPLIER AND SUBCONTRACTOR writing and correspondences. MEDICAL ENGLISH: Interaction with patients, practice for test patients, pronunciation correction. Scroll down to read my background below the student comments. ----------- TEST YOUR ENGLISH LEVEL HERE: http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/test-your-english/ ----------- EDUCATION - ENGLISH -Masters of Science Degree, (Applied Linguistics; TESOL),Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages Texas A&M University, 2018 - Masters Degree in Education, Cambridge University, 1992 - Teach English Now! Second Language Reading, Writing, and Grammar 2020 EDUCATION - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -Project Management Professional certificate -Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) vs. 2 certificate -Healthcare IT Professional - Clinical and Workflow -Certified Professional, Electronic Health Record; Health Information Exchange INTRODUCTION I live in the United States and I specialize in pronunciation of English spoken in schools, business and social situations, in the United States. Do you want to write and speak better English for your TOEFL / TOEIC / IELTS, CAE, BEC Higher exams? Or perhaps your child is, or your children are in Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, or Grade 8, and you want to improve their reading comprehension, essay writing for the American SAT Essay tests? Do you want to write better emails and proposals on your job? Would you like to improve your business conversations and negotiation skills? If you are a doctor, involved in human medicine, nurse, lawyer, IT (information technology) engineer, marketer, or a university student who wants to practice their English language skill, schedule a trial session. You are selecting the right person who can help you in the shortest period of time. I have the international business and healthcare information technology experience to help you master the English you need. You can find your voice practicing English with me. EXAM PREPARATION My *intermediate level* students who improve their English with my services pass their SAT Essay, TOEFL / TOEIC / IELTS, CAE, BEC Higher exams. I have a Project Management Professional certification, and have worked in information technology and healthcare corporations, both in the USA and the UK. I worked in Paris and all across North America. You can expect to learn the proper use of spoken and written English which is globally acceptable . This may help you to enhance your career options. A. TYPES OF CLASSES - Conversation - for a specific purpose or industry or job setting B. TYPES OF CLASSES - Courses - We follow the curriculum you select, which is further adjusted for your skill level and your specific needs. Please review my courses. C. TYPES OF CLASSES - Specially designed lesson plans just for you based on an assessment of your English skill levels and the areas you wish to focus on improving, e.g. pronunciation, writing, presentation skills, negotiations or vocabulary for your job or career. D. TYPES OF CLASSES - Pronunciation of English as spoken in the United States of America in business. For example, the /TH/ sound must NOT sound like the /D/ sound. Vowel sounds and vowel length. Intonation used in questions and statements of facts and other suprasegmental features. E. RESEARCH PAPERS - Scientific Research Writing For Non-Native Speakers of English Students who select me as a tutor are already at the Intermediate to Advanced English skill level. Find your skill level here: http://www.britishcouncil.it/en/exam/why/english-language-levels-cefr IMPROVE YOUR PRONUNCIATION and SPEAKING SKILL - FOR ENGLISH PRESENTATIONS, PAPERS, CONFERENCES, BUSINESS MEETINGS, WORKING IN BUSINESS and INTERVIEWS. I use a technique called LEARN, APPLY, TRY. We can discuss how, during our session together. EVIDENCE OF MY WRITING SKILLS http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=1989212&present=true http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=2015186 http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=2226121# https://tamucommerce.voicethread.com/share/8012332/ http://globalbusinessenglish.blogspot.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viLR277emwE&t=127s http://learnenglishfluently.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/marierichards https://goo.gl/iU1ihY ENGLISH FOR BUSINESS and ACADEMIC SETTINGS I can help you to improve your English for business because I have worked in American and international businesses. You will practice the language which relates to your profession. Do you give presentations in English? Do you lead business meetings with English co-workers? Do you explain information to customers? I can help you succeed using socially appropriate language. MY APPROACH I teach socially appropriate English styles and strategies, English conversations, integrated reading, grammar, vocabulary, and listening and writing skills. You gain confidence by working through the lesson plans. The training curriculum will reflect your preferences in learning, speed of learning, and frequency of online interactions and values. MY TEACHING EXPERIENCE I teach business English conversations at a local college, to professionals who want to succeed. I will help you build your belief in your abilities to succeed by your developing good study habits. I support your studies with exhaustive practice sessions and homework. You will feel your improvement with each practice session. I have been teaching English online for the past 5 years. My accent is clear and easy to understand. Keywords: child, legal, law, medicine, medical, interview, preparation, tests, university, business, engineer, computer science, job interview, curriculum, plan, middle school student, teenager, technology, project management, human resources, professor, school, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8. STUDENT COMMENTS Thank you You are best tutor - Student from Russia ................ First of all, I would like to thank you very much for the dedication of last year. The test was very objective on foreign trade. The English question was comprehensive in explaining an export process, I do have to that our classes have helped me a lot! I used many terms and felt safe. I skipped many positions and got to 21st place. Since there were few vacancies, I did not passed . But last week they called me and I got my dream job! I apologize for my late return, but should know that your work was essential for my achievement! - Student from Brazil. ---------------- I have been putting a 5 star after every classes! You deserve it. Thank you - Student from India ------------ Marie, I go the job offer! Thank you so much for your help and support!!! - Student from Japan. ----------- Marie, Thank you so much! You have given me so many great advice and helping hand. You have also pushed me to go outside of my comfort zone. My husband has been saying "Marie is awesome!" almost everyday now. I didn't want my decision to move to the States to hold my career, but now I can strive for an even better career thanks to you. I will definitely be taking more classes with you since I still have a lot to learn from you. Again, thank you so much for all your help!!! - Student from Japan. --------------- Hi Marie! Thanks a lot to you for being my English teacher. It´s a privilege to have you as a teacher. We have not known each other for a long time but since we started classes, I have learned a lot with you. I have noticed errors that I had been committing for years and I was not aware of them, because nobody had corrected me before. In addition to all that, I have discovered that communicating in English is not just knowing the whole grammar perfectly and the vocabulary, but it is also the intonation of the words that helps you that the message you are trying to convey is not misunderstanding, and much more I have learned with the little time we know each other. Thanks for your encouragement and for your good advice on life, these help me to see life with different eyes and if there is any obstacle that hinders me from continuing with my path, I will not stop because of it, I will jump it ! 🙂 I hope you continue to be my guide for this long journey that is to learn English and to help me achieve my goals. Thank you so much. Best wishes.....Student from Madrid --------------- Here's my SAT report. Thank you for your years of instructing and assistance for me to achieve this score. - Student from China. -------------- "Thank you very much for your help. You are a wonderful teacher." -- Medical Doctor, Middle East ------------- "Dear Marie!!!! I have passed the exam!!!!! Thank you very much for your great help!!!! Im so thrilled!! However, My grade is not very high, to be honest I passed with 1 point more than the threshold, very efficient 😊😊😊 thank you again!!! Looking forward to our classes!!!! You are the best proficiency teacher ever!!!" - Project Manager from Switzerland ---------------- "Dear Marie, thank you very much for your wishes. In Amsterdam the interview went well, now I have to send to them more materials, and then we will see what will happen. In the meanwhile, I got an invitation for an interview in _______ on Jan 23 for a position of post doctoral researcher. I will be interview on the project which I submitted _____. Therefore, I hope you will be able to help me to practice again together! If you agree, after the Xmas break I will send you some documents which constitute the basis of the interview." -- Ph.D. student from Amsterdam ------------- "I'm studying my mistakes right now. I realized that my problems with prepositions are finally ending. Now, I'm more confident than before to achieve my dreams. Marie, I'd like to thank you so much! Let us keep on the learning path. See you next Sunday. (thumsup)" -- IT Engineer from Brazil -------------- "Thanks Marie! You helped me a lot! My technical interview had just 15 minutes, then we started to talk in Portuguese. Unfortunately, I forgot to record my conversation. But I was confident when I spoke. Next time I'll know how to be well prepared. Continue having classes with you, it will continue improving my English."---IT Engineer from Brazil ---------- REQUESTS FROM STUDENTS Hello Marie, I was wondering whether you may have an additional spot for me tonight or tomorrow night. I will have a presentation on Wednesday afternoon, and I would like to practice. I am terrible sorry for asking only now, but I was running behind my schedule and I only finished the power point now... What do you think? With thanks, (Student from Germany)
A native British English speaker, I have been passionate about language learning since school. I studied Modern Languages at university in the UK, and continue to study Spanish, so understand the challenges of language learning from the student's perspective too. I did Cambridge CELTA teacher training at the end of 2016 (after years of informal teaching) and worked for two years in Colombia, with a wide variety of business, university, school and private students. Now back in the UK, I teach international learners of all ages, abilities, backgrounds and contexts. I love the variety of students and the breadth of teaching skills that entails. I have top qualifications and extensive experience, in general, business and academic English, as well as in Cambridge, IELTS and TOEFL international exams. Being a good teacher is all about working with the student to find the personalized way that most effectively helps them grow in confidence and achieve their goals. It’s about connecting language learning with real life, making sense of English in a particular context, and recognizing a student’s personal needs, challenges and learning style. I do currently have capacity for working with new students. If the schedule is not showing your preferred time, please do contact me and I will do my very best to find a space that suits you. Let's do this :-)
Hello Students! My name is Michelle and I am the founder of The Free Language Project and a professional TESOL certified English teacher from Florida, USA. In the past, from 2006-2013, I taught in schools and programs funded by the United States Department of Education. I have been teaching English online since 2013 when I moved abroad to participate in volunteer work. In my free time I volunteer as a full time teacher as part of a worldwide educational program. I love teaching students of all ages! I enjoy teaching vocabulary, grammar, conversation, and business English to my students. I believe that learning English should be enjoyable. You can perfect your pronunciation and grammar without pressure in my classes. You will leave with a smile on your face! If none of my available times work for you, feel free to send me a message, and we can find a time that is good for your schedule. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become fluent in English! Teacher Michelle