ESL expert in Seattle wants to help you speak better English now!
I am a Magna Cum Laude college graduate (3.95 GPA) with degrees in Russian Language and Literature and Linguistics. Additionally, while serving in the USAF, I graduated from the Defense Language Institute (DLI) at the Presidio of Monetary, California where I completed an intensive 54 week Russian language immersion program. Hence, I know well what it takes to learn a language well.
I tutor ESL to both international students who wish to have a better command of the English language.
My lessons are focused on conversation. I converse with my clients clearly and appropriately to their individual level while taking notes on the errors in their production and understanding. Each of my students receives copies of these notes and we go over them again during the following lesson. Simply, I allow context to determine teachable moments.
One thing my students claim to like about me is that I create a very safe, secure, and comfortable learning environment in which they feel free to be themselves, to make mistakes without judgement, and to progress with my genuine encouragement. They enjoy my easy-going style and appreciate my sense of humor.