36% off one lesson!!! That's $19 for one lesson!!!
I offer the following courses and services with a 36% discount coupon for your first class:
《Comprehensive English - Speaking, Listening, Reading, & Writing》$19/hr
In my Comprehensive English classes you will receive lots of feedback about your current abilities. It is for Beginner-A1/2 students, as well as for Intermediate-B1/2 and Advanced-C1/2 students. It will improve your speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills, along with your fluency, coherence, vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation abilities. This course is used by many professional language schools based on CEFR standards.
《TOEFL & IELTS Test Preparation》$30/hr
In my TOEFL & IELTS Test Preparation classes I will teach you the skills you need to know to pass these exams as soon as possible based on your current English level. Our primary focus will be the speaking and/or writing section(s) with simulated tests. Also, you will learn strategies for the listening, reading, speaking, and writing sections. After passing an advanced level Chinese test, I understand what it takes to do well on a language exam that is not in my native language.
《Social Science: History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, Cross-Culture Communication Skills, etc.》$30/hr
Learn about World History, American History & Culture, Political Science, Economics, Psychology, Western Philosophy, and/or Cross-Culture Communication Skills with a real Social Science teacher. It is important to be knowledgeable in these topics in order communicate successfully. This knowledge is transferable to business, academia, and daily interaction for those who often communicate with Americans and/or live in America. This class is designed for English language learners.
《Business English - Comprehensive》 $30/hr
This can be a comprehensive business English course or we can modify it to meet a more specific area or industry. This course covers topics such as: office language and everyday tasks, business correspondence, negotiation, meetings, talking on the phone, business traveling, company culture in specific countries, applying for a job, advertising, conscious consumerism, specialty areas, and more advanced topics. For students at the A2 through B1 levels, this course will be modified for you.
《Business English - Interview Preparation》$30/hr
In this course we will learn the essential skills for interviewing, along with important English phrases and American culture related to interviewing. We will learn the four unasked job interview questions you must know for any interview. We will also learn five to 100 of the most common questions interviewers ask and their implicit meanings. YOU WILL be better at interviewing in English and your native language after this course.
《Academic/Professional Writing Skills》$30/hr
In this course you will learn the essential skills needed for writing an academic/professional essay or performing well on college entrance exams, such as the IELTS or TOEFL. You will learn how to write an argumentative essay, informative essay (research-based, compare/contrast, problem/solution, descriptive, how-to/process), and personal narrative. You will also learn how to write an academic essay according to APA/MLA standards.
《Academic/Professional Paper Editing》$30/hr
I can edit academic essays and research papers for high school and university students, along with business documents for working professionals.
See lesson syllabi for more details.
More about me:
I believe in bringing cultures together and creating better understanding between them. One of the ways I do this is by teaching English because it is the international language. I have been a teacher for over 10 years, primarily working internationally for private schools and universities. I enjoy making friends from all around the world.
Most importantly, I'm a teacher that will give you a clear goal and plan for success. Furthermore, I also use the most advanced teaching techniques, such as simulating real life situations and proficiently providing you feedback (known as task-based language learning). In addition, my curriculums are based on CEFR standards for professional learning, teaching, and assessment.
Included extensive courses in linguistics and cultural anthropology.
2021 - 2021
Online Distance Facilitator
Natomas Charter School - Sacramento, CA
Providing support to high school students enrolled in distance learning during the COVID pandemic. Specifically, conducting progress monitoring, helping students falling behind in classes, teaching study skills for the distance learning environment, and/or providing general tutoring. And, educating students on Chinese language and culture.
Rocklin High School, Rocklin Academy, and John Adams Academy - Greater Sacramento Area
Long term and short term substitute teaching in the Greater Sacramento area for a variety of academic subjects.
Online Social Science/ESL Instructor
Private-Contractor - Global
Teaching Comprehensive English, Business English, IELTS/TOELF Preparation, and Social Science (World History, U.S. History, California History, Economics, Political Science, and Psychology) to students living all around the globe.
- Taught comprehensive ESL/EFL to university students (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). - Taught courses in cross-cultural communication skills and negotiation skills. - Prepared students to take the IELTS and TOEFL examinations and for job interviews in English. - Translating and copy-editing professional university documents from Chinese to English. - Curriculum design and implementation. - Student mentorship.
- "Certificate for Outstanding Foreign Expert of Jilin Province" awarded in appreciation of support for the construction of Jilin Province and friendly cooperation. - Taught comprehensive ESL to university students (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). - Taught cross-cultural communication skills. - Prepared students to take the IELTS and TOEFL examinations and for job interviews in English. - Curriculum design and implementation. - Student mentorship.
2011 - 2012
Pattison Education Group - Changchun, China
- Prepared Chinese students to study abroad: Researching academic institutions, explaining cultural differences & culture shock, improving overall English ability, and/or IELTS/TOEFL/GRE/SAT preparation. - Prepared students for their visa interviews with the U.S. State Department and USCIS. - Curriculum design. - Student mentorship. - Experience working with and establishing rapport with a wide variety of nationalities and cultures from just about every corner of the globe.
- Teaching English as a Second Language to students of all age groups and levels. - Explaining cultural differences. - Preparing lesson plans and carrying out on-going assessments. - Attending regular training workshops and receiving teaching observations and feedback. - Student mentorship. - Experience working with and establishing rapport with a wide variety of nationalities and cultures from just about every corner of the globe.
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing - California
By virtue of the authority vested in the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and in recognition of preparation for service in California Public schools Demetrius Houpis was awarded this teaching permit.
2019 - 2019
Social Science CSET III: Civics, Economics, & California History