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Teaches: English

Languages: English, Russian

54, Male, From Minneapolis, United States, Living in Odessa, Ukraine

Local time: Apr 24, 2014 04:10   (E. Europe Standard Time)

BS in teaching English, graduating with honors. For 2 years I've been teaching in Ukraine. Conversational, business, or academic English, & test preparation classes. I am also a member of MENSA.
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130 - 185 ITC per hour
=13.0-18.5 USD

Looking for students for lessons or practice. Contact me and arrange a trial session! My schedule is filling up quickly, as people are starting to know me and book packages, so don't delay! View time schedule

Professional Lessons  

160 ITC per hour
=16.0USD
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180 ITC per hour
=18.0USD
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Preparation for international exams
  • English
  • 8 completed session(s)
  • Package
185 ITC per hour
=18.5USD
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Guided, structured English lessons
  • English
  • 116 completed session(s)
  • Package
180 ITC per hour
=18.0USD
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Informal Tutoring  

Informal Tutoring: English
  • 22 completed session(s)
130 ITC per hour
=13.0USD
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30 minute trial session

70 ITC 30 minutes
=7.0USD
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From 1987--2002, I had a number of teaching positions, primarily in the US, teaching all subjects to students from 9-13 years old, though I did have a 2-year-spell in Japan, where I taught English as a Second Language. After 15 years, though, I was burned out from teaching in the public school system. I tried a number of jobs, but that's all they were----jobs to pay the bills. I am only happy when I am teaching, so in 2011, I decided to leave the US and teach ESL again, this time in Ukraine. I love the country here, and plan to stay. I have now been on this site for over a year, and as you can see by my reviews, I have helped a lot of people. Many of my students are opting for packages, as they recognize that I KNOW how to teach.
I prefer to teach higher-level students--intermediate and above, but I will offer conversation classes to anyone.

My services are as follows:
A) 30-minute trial lesson 60 ITC
B) 60-minute conversation class Simply speaking about whatever subjects come up, no preparation for either the student or the teacher, but you will receive feedback on what to work on. 150 ITC
C) 60-minute English class, featuring the Headway series, with supplemental materials 170 ITC
D) 60-minute Business English class, featuring the Market Leader series, with supplemental materials 170 ITC
E) 60-minute International English Exams tutorials. The student provides me with the materials for their test, except for the IELTS, which I already have 175 ITC

For option E, above, the student must commit to AT LEAST 2 classes per week, and I strongly recommend that any students opting for C or D likewise commit to a twice-a-week schedule. Discounted rates on packages, as I'd rather have a smaller number of committed students. I can supply electronic versions of all of these texts at no charge.

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Work Experience

    • Lead teacher
    • Bridge School
    • 2011 - present
    • Odessa Ukraine
    Lead teacher—developed curriculum for children's day-camps and corporate groups, taught both individual and group classes, gave professional seminars and tutored for international examinations, taught every level from beginner to advanced, evaluated textbooks and prospective students, and proofread translations
    • 5th grade teacher
    • San Bernardino Public Schools
    • 2000 - 2001
    • San Bernardino United States
    • Classroom teacher
    • Chicago Public Schools
    • 1994 - 1999
    • Chicago United States
    • Lead teacher
    • GEOS Language System
    • 1989 - 1991
    • Nagasaki Japan

Education

    • St Cloud State University
    • 1979 - 1983
    Bachelor's , English
    Graduated Cum Laude, and minored in Rhetoric
    • Macalester College
    • 1986 - 1987
    Bachelor's , Elementary Education
    Received certification to teach elementary school
alien

 Professional Teacher

Completed sessions 272
Students 67
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Professional Lessons
Informal Tutoring
Instant Tutoring
Teacher sinceDec 12, 2012
Last session Apr 23, 2014