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English
Languages
English (NATIVE) Polish (B1) Romanian (A1) Spanish (B2)

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Conversation English English Teacher ESL Teacher Tutor
Origin
United States
Current Location
Cluj-Napoca, Romania Local Time: 1:06 PM

Hello, my name is Andy. My passion, and what I do best, is intensive tutoring for intermediate level (or above) students who already have a decent grasp of the language but want improve in some way. What I do most is pronunciation and phrasal correction, accent reduction, and introduction to new vocabulary.


I find joy in teaching the nuances of practical English (how it's actually spoken), not theoretical (from textbooks). My preference is to tailor lessons to each person's needs, so I do not have long-term lesson plans and none of my regular, long-term students have had the same experience. 


A bit about me: I'm a happy, silly guy from sunny San Diego, California in the US. Several years ago, I gave up the "normal" life and sold everything to travel. Since then I've lived on three continents, learned Spanish, some Polish, and now I'm working on Romanian. So I understand the struggles of learning, and speaking, a foreign language!


Unlike some tutors, I won't promise to have you speaking fluently in "no time". The truth is that no matter what your current level is, it's going to take both of us putting in time and energy to see significant change.


What I will promise, however, is to provide an informative, friendly, and even fun learning environment for you to practice speaking, increase your vocabulary, and, over time, improve your confidence and fluency.


During each lesson I will notate words and/or phrases we discuss, then send my notes to you in a neatly formatted PDF so you can get the most out of our lessons.


I look forward to helping from you!


Andy


[My intro video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht_bxZ-beQg]

A sample sentence in a language I teach:

One of the aspects of teaching English is helping students to understand the nuances of the language, particularly in spoken form!

The kind of students I'm looking for:

I would like to teach adults who are already conversational, or close to it, but want to improve (e.g. accent reduction, decrease grammatical mistakes, etc.)

How my background prepares me to teach:

I am TEFL certified, have taught English (face-to-face) on three different continents, have been teaching online professionally for more than 2 years, and am passionate about helping other achieve their linguistic goals,

Teaching methods or materials that I typically use during my lessons:

My lessons are friendly, relaxed, and engaging. As far as materials, I often use news articles, open conversation, and some of the dozens of PDFs I've created.

Is there anything you should have or should do in advance:

Self-motivation!

Personal Learning Summary

My passion, and what I do best, is intensive tutoring for intermediate level (or above) students who already have a decent grasp of the language but want improve in some way. What I do most is pronunciation and phrasal correction, accent reduction, and introduction to new vocabulary.

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Available Classes
Free Conversation (Advanced) English
In this lesson we will have a conversation about an advanced-level topic (e.g. politics, religion, societies, etc.) of your choice. Depending on your goal(s), we can focus on pronunciation (including accent reduction), grammar, or sentence stress. Package Available
Free Conversation (Intermediate) English
In this lesson we will have a conversation about an intermediate-level topic (e.g. movies, music, travel, family, etc.) of your choice. Depending on your goal(s), we can focus on pronunciation (including accent reduction), grammar, or sentence stress. Package Available
Intensive Course English
For those who are extremely motivated, I offer this intensive course of 30 lessons. With at least 3 lessons each week, we will be able to do a deep dive on each of the aspects of English you need to improve. Depending on your goals and needs, we will do speaking activities to focus on pronunciation, grammatical , and phrasal mistakes as well as reading activities to focus on comprehension (and probably pronunciation) and building your vocabulary. Package Available
Interview Preparation English
In this lesson, we will discuss common questions and answers that come up in interviews, do's and don'ts, and anything else you maybe unsure about! Package Available
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