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
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.
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
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.
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.
Hi Marie, thank you for your great help with my interview. I think I did a great job yesterday. Actually, they changed to speak Chinese in the middle way of the interview, but the questions that we practiced and prepared were still helpful. They may have the second-round interview 1 month later. If I finally get this editor job, I will let you know. Marie, you are the best! Thank you again, I wish you all the best. Please stay safe, healthy and happy everyday:)
Hey Marie. I got the position! Many thanks! )
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
I go the job offer! Thank you so much for your help and support!!!
- Student from Japan.
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
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
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)