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English Tutor -- All Ages and Levels
1116 Massachusetts Ave. • Lexington MA 02420
781-674-2926 • [email protected]
“...I wish all struggling students could work with tutors like you.”
—Public middle school teacher, Woburn, Mass., 2009
ESL and business English tutor
Experienced with international learners
Marketing communications background
Versatile teacher in business & educational communication
Paris, General Curriculum
Columbia, M.A., cum laude. Romance Languages and Literatures
Harvard, A.B., magna cum laude. Phi Beta Kappa
Phillips Exeter Academy, Classical Diploma
French – Fluent
Italian – Working Knowledge
Spanish – Reading Knowledge
Studied phonology and phonetics
Work with International Students, 1996 to Present
Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL)
2008 - present. Cambridge Center for Adult Education.Teaching English speaking, reading and writing skills at all levels from basic English to intensive advanced writing and business English. A number of my classroom students have continued with me as private clients.
o Reference: Jason Tetrault, ESL Director, Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA.
2002 - present. Tutoring in English speaking, reading and writing skills. As an ESL tutor with American Language Programs and freelance, I have tutored individuals of all ages (from high-schoolers to CEO-level clients) in American English (from basic to advanced), improved conversation / writing, business English, and office applications.
o Reference: Anthony Khor, President, CENOR Group, Paris, France.
o 2007 - Certification, English Language Teacher, International Language Homestays (Association of British Language Schools).
o Registered Host Family, Wider Horizons Program, Boston, Massachusetts.
1996-1999. As a family registered with Harvard's International Students Program, my wife and I have welcomed international graduate students who were pursuing advanced degrees at Harvard. These students and their family members were frequent visitors to our home as we provided whatever level of introduction to American ways and English-language improvement they needed. For example:
o Reference: Park Hong Yeop (former deputy spokesman for South Korea’s National Congress for New Politics and currently with the National Assembly Budget Office),
Seoul, S. Korea, personal e-mail: [email protected]
Tutoring in Preparatory Exam Strategies
2007 – present. Tutoring in SAT preparation. Working first for Summit Educational Group (Newton, Mass.) and then freelance, I have taught test-taking strategies to high school students in metro Boston, using study guides published by Princeton Review and others.
o Reference: Ms. WieJa Shin, International Education Concern, Lexington, Mass.
o Parents' references also available