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Teaches: English

Languages: English, French, Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish

36, Female, From Sacramento, United States, Living in Sacramento, United States

Local time: Dec 22, 2014 16:16   (Pacific Standard Time)

I'm an experienced, friendly and engaging teacher with more than seven years in the classroom and online. Seeking new students (A1-C2) to practice conversation, prepare for an exam or job interview, or work on your writing. Let's talk!
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175 - 350 ITC per hour
=17.5-35.0 USD

Seeking new students of all ages and ability levels. Let me help you start reaching your goals through English today! View time schedule Contact Teacher

Professional Lessons  

American Conversational English (A1-C2)
  • English
  • 192 completed session(s)
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190 ITC per hour
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American Pronunciation (A1-C2)
  • English
  • 13 completed session(s)
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210 ITC per hour
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Intensive IELTS/TOEFL Preparation - All Skills
  • English
  • 9 completed session(s)
  • Package
350 ITC per hour
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210 ITC per hour
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Informal Tutoring  

Informal Tutoring: English
  • 442 completed session(s)
  • Package
175 ITC per hour
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30 minute trial session

50 ITC 30 minutes
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About Lisa Osgood

Hi! My name is Lisa, and I am a certified teacher of English as a Second Language with a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology. I recently spent six years in China teaching English to students of all ages at some of China's top foreign language institutions and high schools. I have been teaching online for one year.

I am knowledgeable in the areas of English and ESL, teaching methodologies, and learner styles. I am experienced at courseware development and lesson planning, and I have run training sessions on the use of teaching technology.

While I was living in China I earned a TESOL Certification (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from TEFL International in Zhuhai, China. This was an intensive, 120-hour course that taught the skills of teaching, methodologies, phonetics and linguistics, and supervised training practices. It was one of the more intense courses I have taken in my life, and it improved my skills dramatically!

I believe strongly in the importance of establishing and maintaining rapport with my students. This means I do everything I can to create a safe and supportive learning environment that is both enjoyable and instructive.

I subscribe to a blend of teaching approaches, but I try to be more of a facilitator than a lecturer, guiding students through their learning process, giving them the tools and creating the environment they need to succeed, and helping them when they have problems along the way.

In addition to my ESL experience, I am knowledgeable in other areas, including Anthropology, Human Geography, and beginner French and Spanish.

I would love to help you learn English, get ready for the SAT, or learn more about cultures and archaeology! I am friendly, flexible and willing to travel or even tutor online! I look forward to meeting you soon!

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Teaching Specialities

  • Beginners

  • Children

  • Teenagers

  • Business

  • Test Preparation



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Work Experience

    • English Teacher
    • EF English First
    • 2010 - 2011
    • Guangzhou China
    Designed and delivered high quality lessons to students ranging in age from 3 – 15. Creatively used curriculum developed by EF, original materials, as well as electronic media to teach English in a fun, effective and efficient manner. Continually monitored and evaluated the students’ progress and provided individualized feedback and focused action plans for students and parents to ensure they reach their goals.
    • English Teacher
    • LumiEnglish
    • 2013 - present
    • Sacramento Other
    I'm an online English teacher to students who are primarily from China, working with speaking, reading, listening and writing.
    • English Teacher
    • Languages on Skype
    • 2013 - present
    • Sacramento Other
    I'm an online English teacher for students from all over the world, with lessons focusing mostly on speaking and pronunciation, grammar and sentence structure, as well as writing and job interview preparation.
    • English Teacher
    • EF Englishtown
    • 2013 - present
    • Sacramento Other
    I'm an online English teacher offering group lessons to students from around the world, focusing on vocabulary and conversation using a task-based approach.
    • English Teacher
    • Shanghai-Brisbane Education Training Centre
    • 2009 - 2010
    • Shanghai China
    Taught a teacher development class to help Chinese teachers, who specialized many subjects, to improve their English skills in a mixed ability classroom; taught an IELTS preparation courses for students at three local high schools. Conducted oral placement tests to select students, administered and graded IELTS practice tests (which included listening, reading and writing components). Taught Oral English to twelve classes of high school students at Chuan Sha High School, a key school.
    • English Teacher
    • Royal International English
    • 2008 - 2009
    • Xi'an China
    Taught classes on a wide range of topics (i.e., restaurants, job interviews, UFO’s, etc) building off the supplied lesson plans to tailor activities to the needs of the students, aged 12 to adulthood. Maintained records of student attendance. Facilitated evening discussions in the Conversation Club. Adapted lessons for mixed ability classes in order to meet the needs of students from different age groups and backgrounds, from teenagers to professionals.
    • English Teacher
    • Xi'an International Studies University 西安外国语大学
    • 2006 - 2008
    • Xi'an China
    Curriculum development and lesson planning, assessing students needs and performance. Taught Oral English classes for university students from multiple departments (i.e., Journalism, Advertising, English, International Politics, Diplomacy). Taught a newspaper reading course for third-year students in the Journalism Department. Taught a news writing class for fourth-year students in the Journalism Department.


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    • California State University, Chico
    • 1996 - 2003
    Bachelor's , Anthroplogy
    Coursework in applied linguistics, culture, cross-cultural communication, archaeology and more.


    • TESOL
    • TEFL International
    • 2013
    120 Hour TESOL Certification with monitored teaching practice.
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Lisa Osgood

 Professional Teacher

Completed sessions 780
Students 137
Professional Lessons
Informal Tutoring
Instant Tutoring
Teacher sinceJul 25, 2013
Last session Dec 22, 2014