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Joseph

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map_pinUnited States
8:19 AM (GMT-06:00)
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English
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266
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2.192
class
English
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266
time
2.192

Speaks

Spanish
C1
,
Italian
C1
,
Spanish
C1
,
Portuguese
B2
,
German
B1
,
Norwegian
A2
,
Irish
A1

About Me

My name is Joseph, and I am an English teacher from New York City in the USA. I have a passion for teaching the English language to people from all over the world, and am a fun, friendly, and knowledgable teacher! I hope you consider studying with me, you'll be amazed at how quickly you learn!

Though I am comfortable teaching any aspect of English, my specialty is accent reduction and advanced grammar.

I currently study English phonetics and phonology at the University of Illinois in my Doctoral degree, where my major is linguistics. I have a master's degree in Linguistics from the University of Georgia Athens.

I am well-equipped to work with those who would like to achieve a more natural sounding American, English (British), Irish, or Australian accent for work or for every day life.

As you can see from my reviews here on Verbling, I have many happy students, and I would love to work with you to help you conquer your English goals.

I have an unshakable knowledge of English grammar that is unrivaled. When other teachers tell you "I don't know" or "That's just the way it is", as a soon-to-be Doctor of Linguistics, I can give you concrete reasons why English grammar functions the way it does that will improve your English skills confidently and quickly.

I am comfortable teaching any level of student, though those who would benefit most from my expertise are intermediate or advanced students who need help overcoming grammatical hurdles and achieving a more native-like speaking style.

I was also a professional Opera singer for 10 years and as such have the added benefit of learning pronunciation and how to form sound from a more feelings-based and less technical aspect as well.

Other languages:

Estudié español por 8 años, y podría enseñar inglés a hispanohablantes que saben poco ingles. Trabaje conmigo y hablaremos en ingles en un santiamén!

So parlare bene l'italiano e potrei insegnare l'inglese agli italiani che conoscono poco l'inglese.

Sei falar bem português (do Brazil).

Ich habe Deutsch in der Universität studiert, und obgleich meine Deutschkenntnisse schon etwas eingerostet sind, könnte ich English zu diejenigen, die Deutsche sprachen.



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My trial lessons

Trials are only 30 minutes, so it is important to cover important information about your needs and my teaching style. I spend about 10-15 minutes learning about you and your level of English. For the rest of the class I give feedback so you can see how I would work in a 60 minute class.
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Teacher Stats

watchWithin a few days
timetable8 years ago
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class2.192
class_blackboard13.7 lesson average
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Schedule

Teaching Expertise

Beginner
Upper Beginner
Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced
Upper Advanced
American English
Australian English
British English
Irish English

Résumé

schoolEducation

2022
PhD
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Linguistics. Focus in Phonology, Sociolinguistics and Historical Linguistics
2011 - 2013
Manhattan School of Music
Master's Degree in Opera
2007 - 2011
Umass Amherst
Major in Classical Music <br />w/ concentration in linguistics
2022 - 0
M.A.
University of Georgia Athens - Athens, GA
Linguistics: Focus in Historical Linguistics, Phonology, and Romance Languages

briefcaseWork Experience

2011 - 2015
Freelance Tutoring
Tutoring Latin, Spanish and English as a second language to a number of students of all different ages and skill levels
2005 - 2007
Spanish Tutor
Worked as a tutor at Doherty High School helping students from lower levels of Spanish in one on one lessons