American Native English Speaker - Highly Experienced Teacher
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*1993-1997 - Portland State University – Bachelors of Science in Psychology & Sociology
- Minors in Communications & Linguistics
- Some graduate courses
*1989-1990 - US Government DLIFLC Munich, Germany -Russian Diplomatic Escort course for INF Treaty between NATO & USSR
*1987-1988 - Defense Language Institute at Presidio of Monterey -Russian language fluency course for professional government interpreters. A rigorous, near immersion program taught by Russian native speakers.
Experience: 8 years
Hello! I am Vanessa Corey from the U.S.A.. Add me to your Skype: VanessaUSAEnglish.
Check out my video introduction on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xAWOXCa-Zw
I have 7 years of experience teaching English in Asia and the U.S.A., helping students excell on the IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, and the Cambridge English exams such as Advanced (CAE), First (FCE), Key (KET) and Preliminary (PET) as well as improve their English communication skills and soft skills.
Most of my students have the goal of applying to western universities, obtaining positions in western companies that require excellent English skills, or moving to countries where fluency in English is vital. Many of my students succeed in their English goals and find a whole new world of opportunities suddenly open to them!
My approach may be very different from what you are used to in an English lesson. You will learn to use a lot of new vocabulary and to use it powerfully. You will learn to recognize your true problem areas and how to develop good habits to correct them. You will learn how to stop wasting time with exercises that don't work and to focus on what will help you improve. I will help you realize your personal strengths and how to benefit from them the most. When you work with me towards success, you will gain the knowedge, skills, and confidence to build your dreams into reality.
I am a native speaker of English, from Portland, Oregon U.S.A. I currently live and teach in Cambodia. My Buddyschool profile has been inactive a long time because my teaching schedule was too full. Thus, I am still new to Buddyschool, but I can provide excellent teaching references upon request.
As a well-educated, well-traveled, and highly experienced communications and training professional with experience in government, business, academic, and social arenas, I know what it takes to achieve powerful language skills. For the past 7 years, I have been teaching English to students of all ages and levels in Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia. I have also taught English to immigrants in the U.S.A. who came mostly from Eastern Europe and Central and South America. In addition, I have taught native speakers of English who lacked valuable literacy skills in reading, writing, and speaking. My broad teaching experience includes public schools, universities, English centers, corporate classes, English clubs, private lessons, online classes, and an English helpdesk.
Whether you want to travel, improve your test scores, or get that high-paying job, I can help you improve your English.
Language is a performance art. You learn by doing; by using the language.
*Build a strong vocabulary - Primarily through reading and discussion.
*Reading - Improves vocabulary, grammar, and syntax and provides discussion material.
*Listening - There is no substitute for active listening practice.
*Speaking - You will do a lot of speaking, both in conversation and in presentations.
*Writing - You will do some writing as it is active language production and will help your speaking.
*Pronunciation and accent - We will systematically work on correcting and developing good pronunciation and accent.
You will spend time reading, listening, speaking, and writing. You will make mistakes and I will help you will learn from your mistakes. You will gain confidence and your English will improve.
My normal fees are US$13/55 min or $7/25 min. Ask me about my discounts, packages, and free lessons!
My personal interests and hobbies are reading, writing, discussion & debate, science, philosophy, psychology, communications, education & self-improvement, life-coaching, public speaking, foreign languages (Russian, French, German, Norwegian, Khmer, etc), travel, cultures, camping, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, skating, ice-hockey, animals, cooking....
What interests you? Always have something to talk about and always be ready to actively listen!
You can succeed in English! I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve your goals!