ESL & Spanish Instructor
ESL & Spanish Instructor

ESL & Spanish Instructor

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Offers remote services
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Introduction: Learn at a great rate via online classes MORNINGS PACIFIC TIME from a retired English/Spanish credentialed teacher and UCLA graduate who taught in a classroom for over thirty years! Learners may be just beginning, intermediate, or advanced. Study all or choose your emphasis in reading, speaking, listening, and writing. You have the option to study Business English, a language proficiency test like TOEIC, specialized vocabulary, for example, Spanish medical, or other. Lessons are tailored to your needs. If you are preparing for a job interview, practice with one who has successfully helped students to get that job, for example! (While I do teach pronunciation, I am not an accent reduction specialist. If that is what you need, please look elsewhere.) It is refreshing to meet people from all over the world and help them to succeed: * taught learners of all ages * international clientele located in the U.S.A. and abroad * taught to the TOEFL and IELTS for a large, international company * taught in a bilingual, Spanish-English classroom for many years * managed small groups in a Cambodian-English language lab * helped learners from all over the world in adult high school and community college * rated for the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) * instructed Russian individuals and groups online through work with Accent Center, Russia *taught using French Lessons are primarily between 7:00 am to 1:00 pm, Pacific Time. However, other times in the day may be available. Based on experience, class length starting at one hour is most effective. There is a 5% discount for those who pay for ten lessons in advance.
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Gus M.
Sep 21, 2021
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Joan gave ESL lessons to my 13 yr old niece. Joan was always very puntual with the appointments. She prepared lessons plans suited for my niece's needs. She followed up with review of the material for each lesson. Joan was also very flexible with the schedule.

Details: 10 - 13 years old • Beginner • Conversational proficiency • 60 minutes • The ESL tutor travels to me • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

ESL & Spanish Instructor's reply
Thank you for noticing that my work is based on my students' individual needs, and that I am flexible with the schedule when it's possible.
ESL (English as a Second Language) Lessons
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Fanny P.
May 12, 2022
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It has been a year of having classes with my Teacher, who is so professional, a year ago my grammar was terrible,I still working on it but is improving, I can read diferents type of book and my comprehension is definitely better.She is highly recommended, no only for her professional work, but also because she is a kind person.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Beginner • Full fluency • 45 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

ESL & Spanish Instructor's reply
Thank you, as you'RE returning after a break, ready to read differentX typeS of bookS and to study harder grammar. You're also almost past studying for the first portion of your REAL ESTATE licensing exam, which we've been working on together. Now, you'RE workING on it independently. I'm so very proud of you, and am looking forward to helping you, noT only to succeed with harder material, but also, to share many interesting discussions!
ESL (English as a Second Language) Lessons
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Rosalynd N.
Apr 18, 2022
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Working with this instructor is truly a joy. Joan has been doing this for many many years, and the amount of knowledge and resources she provides is a testament to that.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No experience • Conversational proficiency • Beginner • Beginner • Basic reading/writing skills • 30 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

ESL & Spanish Instructor's reply
Thank you for reporting that I am a tremendously capable Spanish teacher. As well, I'm glad you enjoyed learning as much as I enjoyed teaching!
Spanish Lessons
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Candy M.
Apr 6, 2022
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Joan was very professional and personable. She is passionate about her subject matter (Spanish) and knows how to present the material in an easy to understand manner for a Spanish beginner (me). I would highly recommend.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • Beginner • Conversational proficiency • Beginner • Beginner • Basic reading/writing skills • 45 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

ESL & Spanish Instructor's reply
Thank you for confirming that my Spanish teaching methodology was precise and correct!
Spanish Lessons
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Gotti F.
Sep 7, 2021
Joan helped me a lot to improve my English. I had lack of confidence with public speaking when we started to work together. I took weekly lessons and from the very beginning I felt that Joan's teaching methods fit me. I really enjoyed our conversations as well, Joan is very open-minded. She encourages you to improve your skills and use English as often as you can.
ESL & Spanish Instructor's reply
Thank you to my Hungarian student, from New Jersey/Florida. Your written and spoken skills improved to the advanced level as you learned the grammar needed to impress all the international clients of your own business, as well as all of your friends. As well, congratulations on becoming a citizen of the United States!
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License Type: Teacher (CA)

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Joan Einstein

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Fees are quite reasonable. The preliminary Skype meeting is free.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    We meet and ask preliminary questions. After knowing your needs, I suggest various ways we will handle the learning process. We have choices in textbooks, online sources, topics, etc.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have English and Spanish single subject credentials at the secondary level. I also obtained a bilingual/cross-cultural multi-subject credential by studying language acquisition, and how to teach it. Furthermore, I have permission to teach basic subjects at the junior college level. (Je parle francais, aussi.) My resume is available at the time we begin to know each other.

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