English tutoring / accent reduction
English tutoring / accent reduction

English tutoring / accent reduction

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Offers remote services
$38/hour
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Introduction: Do you need to reduce your accent in English? You can do it! And I can help. Do you need to improve your grammar, or your writing? I can help with that too. Hi, I’m Scott. I tutor English as a second language (ESL). I can teach you on Zoom, Google Meet, Discord, or Facebook Messenger. I can help you with pronunciation (the sounds of English, accent reduction), grammar, expressions, vocabulary, and writing (essays, reports, and correspondence). I am a native English speaker, and studied linguistics at the University of California at Davis. I have also taught English as a second language at a university overseas. I am fluent in Russian and German, and have studied other languages, such as Spanish, Malay, and Italian. (Я могу проводить уроки для вас и на русском языке; potremmo fare lezioni anche in italiano.) Languages are fun! I also work as a professional translator: So writing well in English is an important part of my work. Because I have learned languages and taught English, I can better understand what you need and how to help you. My knowledge of phonetics, morphology, syntax, and other aspects of grammar also give me insight that helps me explain English better. I enjoy teaching, and giving help that is truly useful to you. And it makes me happy when I see you making progress with your English. I am no longer located in San Francisco, and am doing lessons online only. I invite you to visit my website for more information. (My website's address will show up here on my profile here, once we are in contact with each other.) And I wish you great success with your English!
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Hired 39 times

Serves Las Vegas, NV

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Ji-Ha K.
Apr 15, 2021
Scott teaches English conversation to my son who is in high school who came to America early this year. He is leading the improvement in English by correcting my son's grammar and pronunciation in the English conversation process. My son says his class is very fun and informative. He is obviously an experienced professional English tutor and very helpful to students who want to learn English.
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Though I thanked you for your review earlier by email, I want to thank you specifically here on Thumbtack too. Over time I think he will make a lot of progress, and I'm glad to be helping him.
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Jelena J.
Sep 19, 2019
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Scott is helping me writing a essay for my TOEFL exam. In addition to going through grammar and phrasing, he is excellent at editing and commenting inconsistencies. He has also provided me with useful grammar tools and showed me my pattern of mistakes. He is also helping with spoken English as well as pronunciation and accent correction. I can highly recommend Scott as a English tutor

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Advanced • Professional or academic verbal comprehension • 45 minutes • I travel to the ESL tutor

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Valentina O.
Jul 30, 2019
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Over a month I’ve been working with Scott. He helps me with basics and some advanced problems that I encounter in my English . Though, I’m living in US it is great to have someone who can point out and correct your mistakes. He has a structured and organized approach and a confidence of an experienced teacher. Also he loves cats. ^^

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Advanced • Full fluency • 45 minutes • I travel to the ESL tutor • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting) • The ESL tutor travels to me

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Kang L.
Nov 22, 2018
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I'm Max dad, we are satisfied with your work. Your lessons are so great and Max really enjoys it. Thanks again for your help.

Details: 6 - 9 years old • Beginner • Professional or academic verbal comprehension • Beginner • Beginner • Professional or academic reading/writing • Once a week • 30 minutes • Sunday • Early morning (before 9am) • As recommended by teacher • Within the next 1 - 2 weeks • Need some more information before hiring • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

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Pierre L.
Mar 2, 2018
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Scott's excellence in language makes him the perfect coach for advanced non-native English speakers looking at perfecting how they speak and writer. His flexibility, availability, curiosity also make him a great tutor to converse with and improve pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, etc ...
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I give this information in my quote to you, but you're welcome to contact me for details or clarification.

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

    At our first appointment, I will find out what exactly your needs are and how I can best meet them. Your lessons will be made to fit your individual needs, and they may consist of conversation practice, training on details of pronunciation, explanation and review of grammar, training on writing, etc.

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

    I studied linguistics at the University of California at Davis, and I have also taught English as a second language at a university overseas. I have studied several languages, and this experience helps me to understand what you need and how to help you best.

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