I offer competitive rates for classes. Please contact me directly if you'd like to see a rate chart. I offer a discount to long-term students. Because I work for myself, there are no "extra" or "administrative" fees.
We exchange emails or texts and then meet for a free consultation. Potential students can ask lots of questions at the consultation. It's okay to have a friend with you if you are a beginner, but it isn't usually necessary. There is no obligation. If you decide I am the right teacher for you, we can schedule a lesson.
After I graduated from university, I started tutoring at LaGuardia Community College -- one of the most linguistically diverse schools in the world. More than half of my students were second language learners. After completing my master's, I started teaching there. I have also taught at the Community College of Vermont, Queens College, and in New York City public high schools. I learned Spanish when I was an adult, so I know how difficult it is to learn a second language. I don't speak French, Italian, or Portuguese but I know a little about the grammatical structure and some vocabulary in those languages. While I don't speak any Asian languages, I know a little about how they differ from English in structure. I have additional professional experience as a teacher and writer. I also work with native English speakers as a writing coach.