My students are adults who want to improve their English to meet their professional or educational goals. My lessons focus on the specific objectives of each student. As a result, they are interesting and my students become fully engaged in the lesson. My students gain the confidence they need with their written and spoken English to achieve their goals. Group rates considered.
Hello! I am an American native-speaker who currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. My father was British and I spent a quarter-year of high-School in the UK. I've been giving ESL lessons since April 2016 and have taught from 1 - 30 students at a time. I also teach Hospitality and Business to adult international students in a classroom setting.
The focus of my lessons is always the student's objectives. First, we chat and I find out what the student needs. Then I deliver a lesson that focuses on those objectives. Be it accent reduction, improved vocabulary or sentence construction, I find a way for my students to grow in their area of need. This personal approach is enjoyable and effective for my students.
Superprofs is an attractive option for me because I'll be able to work with my students over time and help them grow and develop. Other online platforms don't offer that continuity with students. Continuity is a key element of success!
Let me know know I can help you succeed with English.
60 minute lesson: $30
90 minute lesson: $40
Two-hour lesson: $50
Rates are negotiable.
Group rates considered.
Student-focused instructor that gets results!
Bridge TEFL, bridgetefl.com: Teach English as a Foreign Language certificate, 2016
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA: Master of Science, Isenberg School of Management: Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 2010
Suffolk University, Boston MA: Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, 1992
McGuirk Management, Boston, MA, Founder 2010-current
ESL (English as a Second Language) instructor, online and in person. Pronunciation coach. Design and create custom content for groups and individual learners. Edit and write resumes and cover letters for clients. Organize projects for independent contractors.
FLS – Boston Common, Boston, MA English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor, 2018 - current
Design and deliver ESL lessons in a classroom setting. Participate in Language Extension Activities. Contribute to quality cultural experience. Coach students towards goal-attainment. Address and solve student learning challenges.
Computer Systems Institute, Charlestown, MA: Adjunct Instructor, 2016
Teach Hospitality and English as a Second Language to adult learners. Write and execute lesson plans and exams. Evaluate student submissions. Coach and counsel students.
Open English, Pensecola, FL Academic Specialist, 2016-17
Gave ESL lessons on Open English platform via VOIP or video. Student-focused Individual and group lessons used Open English lesson plans.
KNF&T, Boston MA, Associate, 2005-6, 2015-6
Reception and administrative support for clients, including: the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The City of Boston, and Standish Asset Management. Staffing Temp of the Year for 2015.
Trader Joe's, Brookline and Boston, MA: Section Leader, 2006 - 2014
In charge of product demonstration menu for Brookline and Boston stores. Customer Experience and P.O.S. for each location.
Advantage Staffing Services, New York, NY (concealed information) Associate, 2004-5
Administrative support and special projects for clients.
University of Massachusetts: Amherst, MA: Teaching Assistant, 2002 - 2004
Planned and supervised labs for undergraduate Advanced Food Production Management course. Grade student lab performance and lab outcome.
Fitzpatrick Family Companies, Stockbridge, MA: Food and Beverage Manager, 2002 - 2003
Managed Jack’s Grill in Housatonic, MA and The Lion’s Den in Stockbridge, MA. Delivered smooth operations for popular tourist eateries. Consistently provided quality customer experience. Trained, scheduled and disciplined staff.
District Restaurant at the Muse Hotel, New York, NY: Food and Beverage Manager, 2000-01
Managed breakfast and lunch for dining room and room service at new Midtown Manhattan boutique hotel. Developed china, glass and silver inventory and ordering system.
Jerry/Haines Design Studio, New York, NY: Marketing Strategy for new Architectural firm, 2000
Introduced new firm to prospects in Hospitality industry.
Vail Athletic Club, Vail, CO.: Assistant to NYC based Owner, 1998 – 2000
Contact person for renovation project of Vail resort hotel and Manhattan based design firm. Personal Assistant to owner.
Ian Schrager Hotels, New York, NY: Executive Assistant to C.O.O. and C.F.O, 1997 - 1999
Provided administrative and personal support to two executives. The C.O.O. was a high-profile executive with many celebrity contacts. Generated all financial reports for the C.F.O.
Paramount, an Ian Schrager Hotel, New York, NY: Purchaser for Housekeeping, 1994-7
Bid and order furniture, fixtures and equipment for 600 room boutique hotel. Also bid and order all cleaning supplies and amenities. Maintained inventory for all orders. Delivered or surpassed cost and budget goals.
Microsoft Office, Writing, Publishing, Vendor Management, Social Media, GradPro, Desire2Learn
Perfect! Lynda was super helpful and also, which was very important to me, very supportive and encouraging. She has a wonderful easy-going personality and easy to communicate with. Highly recommend her!
Ava is dedicated to improving her professional English. She will become even more of a known expert in her field as a result.
Perfect! I am very happy with Professor Lynda, I feel that my English is improving thanks to her lessons
Anas has excellent vocabulary and develops his ideas well. He needs to catch up on grammar, especially punctuation.
Perfect! Lynda is a very friendly and passionate teacher. She is well prepared and tries to meet my needs in each lesson. I have improved my confidence in English writing and speaking since I started her lesson.
I'm glad I can help you with your English and look forward to helping you write better emails! See you May 7th.
Perfect! She is an excellent teacher and I learned English with her.
Great work on vocabulary, idioms & writing last week! How is your writing coming along? Stay warm, Lynda
Perfect! Just had my the second class, Lynda is passionate and well-prepared to fit my needs. She understands my goal and works out the best approach for me. I'm positive about my progress with the help of Lynda!
The first class with Angel was definitely a success! Angel is very motivated to improve her spoken English. We will have weekly classes and track her progress towards her goals. I’m sure she will proceed at an excellent pace!
I've worked with Lynda at CSI for since she started here. Lynda has always been a responsible and thorough teacher who was passionate about teaching her students and knowledgeable about the curriculum. I've managed her teaching program and now teach as a fellow adjunct instructor and in both situations she has been shown to be exemplary in the classroom. I fully recommend her for this teaching opportunity.
She is a special teacher! She cares about her students, she knows how to clarify our questions and the way that she explain is absolutely amazing!
I am so glad that God gave me her as a teacher. She is helping me a lot!! And I am sure that she will help somebody else...
Lynda is a driven, dedicated educator who cares about her students and has a real passion for her work.
I've known Lynda since 2001, when we attended Graduate schools at UMass, Amherst and worked as colleagues, as Teaching Assistants to the same Professor. In our assignments, we both worked with a group of 15-20 Undergraduate students for the entire semester, closely working with them to hone their management, culinary and operational skills, managing a functioning restaurant.
I've seen Lynda work closely with her students, and sharing her knowledge about the Hospitality Industry, through years of extensive experience, and mentoring them one-on-one, leading them to success in their future careers.
I've also closely worked with Lynda for a couple of years during our time together at Graduate school, on several projects and assignments, and found her to be very details-oriented and someone who relied on research and empirical data, before coming to a conclusion on any of the several topics we studied over the years.
Post graduation, I've known Lynda to a very hardworking and dedicated person, who enjoys life, people and opportunities and challenges, that she takes in her stride with a smile and positive attitude.
Lynda is a nice, smart and discipline teacher. She taught us the hospitality classes in CSI and she was always well prepared and structured the content that she wanted to deliver. What I like her the most is she always speaks with smile, which I can a see a warm heart from inside.
Lynda is very social ,it makes her easy to approach and her communication skills is extraordinary which make the students at ease to learn and understand
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