I am a kind, patient fairly easy going teacher. I can help beginner to advanced students. I will have students talk to get an idea of their level, then use worksheets, reading passages, topics to help them learn the language.
I have a TESOL Certification and many years business experience. I have been teaching since 2011, meeting students both online and in person. I have helped students study for TOEFL, Business people prepare presentations and for job interviews, and most importantly, gain confidence.
TOEFL and business English rate - $40 an hour
English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher since 2011. Work both online and face to face currently. Prior worked in various corporations for over 20 years as an administrative professional. Content writer at various online content mills (product descriptions, blog posts, press releases). Extensive volunteer experience including community outreach and Obama for President campaigns in 2008 and 2012. Traveled extensively throughout the world to such countries as Cuba, Jordan, South Africa and the former USSR.
Japanese American Society of NJ – Fort Lee, NJ
ESL Instructor working with Japanese adults – business professionals and housewives.
Preparation for presentations, business idioms, etiquette, general American English
conversation and assimilation situations.
Online English Conversation Tutor – Hello English. (helloenglish.us) Conversation Tutor
2015 using Skype with adult Japanese students. TOEFL preparation, IELTS preparation,
Business English, vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar skills covered.
2013 – 2016
English Lounge, New York, NY
Private English tutor. General conversation, Business English, TOEFL preparation
2011 - 2013
Riverside Language School, New York Conversation Partner – volunteer. Work with groups of English students.
2011 TEFL/TESOL Certification, TESOL International, New York Center
120 hour TEFL online and onsite training program
Bryant & Stratton College
BBA General Management
Maura is a patient teacher who teaches me English speaking. She helps me to speak more accurately but is not too direct or strict in her approach, which helps me to feel comfortable and confident in the lessons. l appreciate it.
I come from Beijing and practice oral English with Maura for quite a while. She is warm, patient, always willing to help, we have been learning and chatting as well as sharing lots of feelings,and opinions towards various issues. I do enjoy a lot.
I highly recommend Maura as an English teacher! I have had the pleasure and luck of having online classes with her in the past. That was the best decision and she supported me a lot with my current proficiency. Besides, her enormous ability to connect with her students and the skills at teaching are unquestionable and make her unique. She is not only talented but also passionate about it. Friends of mine in Brazil have also learned with her and the feedback was very positive.
Maura is a very good English teacher, her method is easy to learn and understand the English language. I improved my English a lot during the 6 years that I've been studying with her.
I have been learning and practicing English with Maura for a year. She is a very nice, patient and experienced teacher, and corrects my wrong pronunciation and teaches me new English words, and my English level has been improved very much. Maura also taught some of my classmates.
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