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Lessons offered by Laura Gail Sweeney
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Vocabulary - English
  • Oral expression - English
  • Writing expression - English
  • IELTS
Levels
  • All Levels

American English Teacher with a Doctorate and 26 years of experience in public schools

Methodology

I utilize the conversational approach as well as some grammar, reading, and writing. Writing is optional since many people prefer to focus on oral skills. Nonetheless, I'm happy to correct writing assignments, which I believe are useful to improve one's English. I tailor my lessons to meet your needs with your feedback in mind. I'm familiar with both American and British styles since I constantly read a lot of works from both American and British sources. In my spare time, I enjoy creative writing, such as poetry, and the arts. Furthermore, I'm prepared to assist you with your IELTs exam preparation.

Background

I used to teach in the American public schools, but I now teach online. I'm interested in current affairs and a wide variety of subjects. I am flexible and will do my best to work with you. I also know some foreign languages. In addition to having a Masters Degree in English, I have also learned high level Italian and a little Spanish. I'm thoroughly fascinated by all of the grammatical details in books and by unique jargon and slang. I'm a serious academic, while I'm also an easy going person who can enjoy a good laugh with you. I won't let you down because I make my best effort to help you achieve your goals.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $19/h

Details

19 dollars per hour, all classes online

Lessons offered by Laura Gail Sweeney
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Vocabulary - English
  • Oral expression - English
  • Writing expression - English
  • IELTS
Levels
  • All Levels

Laura Gail Sweeney's resume

Key Skills
Writing books including academic and fictive texts
Coaching and mentoring
English teacher training as well as TEFL and ESOL preparation
Effective communication and creative problem-solving

Education and Training
Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction, Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida, 2005.
Three Master's Degrees: Communication (2015), Literature (2008), and Creative Writing (2006), all from National University, LaJolla, California.
Master's in Education, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, 1993.
Master's in Italian, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, 1988.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, The Atlanta College of Art, 1985.

Experience
Communicative English Teacher, Wall Street English, 2015-20
Utilized the communicative method for teaching English
Evaluated students accomplishments
Conducted Interviews
Gave presentations to big groups
Visited banks, computer companies, chemical companies, and schools to give presentations
Public School Teacher at Henry County Schools, Georgia, 2008-2015
High School Teacher at Gwinnett County Schools, 2005-2008
Public School Teacher at Walton County Schools, Loganville and Monroe, Georgia 2001-2005
Public School Teacher at Ware County Schools, Waycross, Georgia, 1994-2001
University Teaching Experiences at: Athens Technical College, Athens, Georgia; Jefferson Technical College; West Virginia Northern Community College
Other experiences: writing books, selling art in galleries, telemarketing, online poetry workshops

Publications
"Parallel Paradigms of Artists and Authors." Paradigms in Theory Construction, 1st ed., Springer, 2012, pp. 91-104.
Brigid, Keeper of the Celtic Hearth, Kindle Books on Amazon, 2011.
(concealed information)
Journal of Constructivist Poetry Collage: Made in Novara. 1st ed., Blurb, San Francisco,
2015.
Avant-Garde Poetry Chapbook. 1st ed., Avante-Garde Books, 2009.
Sweeney, Laura G. “Parallel Paradigms of Artists and Authors.” Paradigms in Theory
Construction, 1st ed., Springer, 2012, pp. 91–104.
Irish Giants Poetry Chapbook. 1st ed., Avant-Garde Books, 2010.
Sweeney, Laura G. “Education.” Paradigms in Theory Construction, 1st ed., Springer,
2014, pp. 125–146.
Sweeney, Laura G, et al. “Information Processing.” Paradigms in Theory Construction,
1st ed., Springer, 2014, pp. 341–364.
L'Abate, Luciano, and Laura G Sweeney. “Criteria and Processes in Paradigm
Selection.” Paradigms in Theory Construction, 1st ed., Springer, 2014, pp. 437–445.
Low-Cost Approaches to Promote Physical and Mental Health. Ed L’Abate.
“Applications of Emotional Intelligence to Schools and Workplaces,” 2005. ISBN-13:
978-(concealed information) ISBN-10: (concealed information)
Book Review of “Relational Competence Theory: Research and Mental Health
Applications.” The American Journal of Family Therapy, 39: 1-4, 2011. ISSN: 0192-6187
print.
Fantasy Art by Laura Gael Sweeney. 1st ed., Blurb, 2015.
Discover Courtly Love through Shakespeare. Atlanta: Avant-Garde Books, 2009. ISBN:
978-(concealed information)
Research on Writing Approaches in Mental Health, edited by Luciano L’Abate and
Laura Sweeney. Yorkshire, England: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, (Later published
by Brill Publishers) 2011. ISBN-13: 978-(concealed information)
The Book of Scams: How to Fool People Most of the Time, Sometimes, or Never. 1st ed.,
Avant-Garde Books, 2011.
Literary Witches and Solitary Women as Role Models: Capstone Project. 1st ed.,
Lulu.com, 2010.

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4 recommendations

동현

Perfect lessons for becoming an independent English speaker. Top recommendation for professional level learning!

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Carlos

Highly recommended for professional English lessons.

G
Giovanni

Thank you for your help, you provided much experience which was necessary for me to advance my career!

A
Alexandra

Laura is a professional teacher for real! I've improved my English by a level or two in quite a short time. She is very nice and very comfortable to communicate with. That helped me to overcome language boundary. Laura helps me both with preparation for IELTS exam and with
job interviews. Highly recommend!

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