Cultural Integration & Accent Reduction
Intending to study abroad? Welcome! Together, we can enhance your English skills. I am here to support you in expanding your vocabulary, improving your pronunciation, and acclimating to the American way of life. I have earned ESOL-related continuing education credits and have helped students and professionals from diverse countries improve their listening, speaking, and writing skills. I’d be happy to help you, too!
My English-related subjects include the following:
Standardized test results could mean the difference between acceptance vs. rejection, scholarship funds vs. full pay, or white-collar vs. blue-collar position. Since your future academic career and your employment income may be impacted by exam outcome, private test-prep tutoring is worth your investment!
Many students make the mistake of believing that repeatedly answering sample questions will increase their test-day scores. This is not the most prudent way to prepare for a standardized exam. Practicing ineffective habits will not yield effective results. It’s important to pinpoint your problem areas and learn the academic concepts that underlie the questions you struggle with most. It’s imperative, too, to utilize a process of elimination to get rid of wrong answer choices. Trying to figure all of this out while improving your English skills and getting used to a new culture might be overwhelming.You don’t have to do it all alone. I am here to assist you!
As your English tutor and test-prep mentor, I’ll help you develop an efficient system for tackling each question, a routine personalized to fit your individual learning style. I’ll also offer you general test-taking strategies and suggest tactics to help you earn your best possible score. Together, we will practice sample questions. I want to be part of your success story!
2017-2018 Test Dates
ACT Sept 9, Oct 28, Dec 9, Feb 10, April 14, June 9, July 14
SAT Aug 26, Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2, March 10, May 5, June 2
Suggested prep time is two months in advance of test date. Most students prefer two tutoring sessions per week. If you haven’t that much time left, something is better than nothing.
Contact me today to get started on your path toward victory!
Here’s a partial list of the standardized tests I can help you prepare for:
There is more to getting ready for higher education in America than simply taking the ACT and SAT exams. There is also the academic résumé that needs to be crafted, the personal essay that needs to be drafted, and the numerous prompted questions that need to be answered. Don’t forget preparing for the interview, too. As your private English tutor, I’ll help you present to potential US colleges and universities the best version of YOU!
Expert advice can set you on the path toward a successful writing project. From brainstorming to submitting, I offer professional consulting services at any stage of your academic writing process. Look to me for feedback on the following:
- choosing a prompt
- citing correctly
- composing a thesis statement
- fulfilling rubric categories
- generating ideas
- managing your time
- meeting assignment requirements
- outlining and structuring
- overcoming writer’s block
- proofreading and editing to meet American English standards
- and more!
One size does not fit all when it comes to private tutoring. I specifically design each lesson to meet your individual needs. Using a combination of Demonstrator and Facilitator methods, I deliver content through modeling rather than lecturing. I act as an academic coach, promoting connections between personal interests and lesson requirements. Learning can be fun!
I adhere to three main principles: individualized attention, unlimited Q&A, and positive encouragement. I offer a safe and non-judgmental environment to facilitate learning and foster self-confidence. I support students’ unique approaches to learning and suggest techniques they might not have tried before.