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Lessons offered by Paul
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • Vocabulary - English
  • Writing comprehension - English
  • Writing expression - English
  • Business English
  • TOEIC
Levels
  • All Levels

Creative teacher in San Diego with M.A. and years of ESL experience

Methodology

My teaching approach depends on the student's goals. Do you want to improve your writing? Then, I can give you feedback on your writing. If you want to learn academic vocabulary, then I have lots of material to share and use with you. If you want speaking practice, then you will do most of the talking.

Background

I have a master's degree in linguistics and years of experience teaching all ages and levels of students. I have evaluations from previous students that tell how effective and beneficial my teaching methods are. I have worked with students with diverse native languages such as Japanese, Arabic, Spanish, Chinese, and Turkish.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $20/h
Lessons offered by Paul
Individual
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • Vocabulary - English
  • Writing comprehension - English
  • Writing expression - English
  • Business English
  • TOEIC
Levels
  • All Levels

Paul's resume

EDUCATION:
Ohio University Athens, OH (1984-1988, 1998-2000, 2012)
M.A. in Applied Linguistics/TESOL and B.S. in Accounting

ESL TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
ELS Language Centers: San Diego, CA (2008-2020) Senior Teacher
*Most recently taught Guided Research Paper and Speaking/Grammar Structure courses
*Experienced in academic vocabulary, debate, and academic reading/writing courses
*2013 ELS Excellence in Teaching Award nominee
*2016 ELS Award for Excellence in Teaching winner
*Received 5.8/6 average score (19 respondents) for “Recommend” question on recent student surveys

EFL [Japan] TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
Kindai University (2017, 2018) First Year Student Instructor
*Instructed university freshman in reading/writing/vocabulary/computer language learning/public speaking/cultural orientation for 4 months prior to their 8 month study abroad program at U.S. universities
Overseas Training Center (2008) Intensive Course Teacher
*Taught English conversation and American culture to Toyota Motor Company employees preparing to transfer to international Toyota Motor subsidiaries
ECC Foreign Language Institute (2004-2007) Native Teacher
*Taught EFL to all levels and ages [toddlers to senior citizens] in private and group lessons
Time TI (1995-1997) Intensive Teacher
* Taught four week 160 hour intensive English conversation courses to Toyota Motor employees prior to their transfer overseas
* Lived in a residential setting with students and prepared them for life as an expatriate

Interac Corporation (1991-1996) Language Consultant
* Instructed weekly evening classes to employees at Sony and Mitsubishi Electric

Other Professional Experience:
* Teaching Tips article "Coin Questions" published in December 1999 edition of TESOL Journal
* Presented M.A. Thesis research paper [“The Pedagogy of Verb Aspects: Course Book vs. Authentic Use”] at the 2013 American Association for Corpus Linguistics conference
* Member of TESOL International and attendee at 2014 conference in Portland, OR
and 2018 Chicago, IL conference

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