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Trending topic conversations are the best! Grammar detail oriented and professionalism are highlights too. Always available to help me out with any doubt with my resume or cover letters. Great recommendations on American English books, tv shows, and podcasts. I am learning a lot about NY and its culture while I am improving my English.Jan 31, 2018
I arrived in NYC last September and at that time I wasn’t very confident about my English skills I found Marion Stein and she really helped me improve my conversation vocabulary and felt a different after the first couple of weeks Always available and flexible. Definitely worth it.Feb 12, 2018
Marion is my ESL teacher since July 2016. I knew I made the right choice choosing her When we first emailed each other. She didn't want to meet me unprepared, so she asked questions that could help her understand my language level and my learning goals. (That shows me that she cares) The lessons are fun, easy going and she always tries to challenge me as much as possible.Oct 7, 2016
I like my ESL lessons with Marion. She taught me not only the language but also the American culture, which I'm very interested in. Besides that, she is such a nice person that talking with her is always enjoyable.Oct 7, 2016
ESL (English as a Second Language) Lessons
Amazing learning strategy, very well organized, with homework activities and punctuality. Wonderful experience.Jun 12, 2018Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I offer competitive rates for local and online 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.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?We exchange emails or texts and then meet online or at a location for a free consultation. If a student is a beginner, sometimes he or she will have a friend at that first meeting to help translate and make sure everything is clear, but usually this isn't necessary. Potential students can ask lots of questions at the consultation. There is no obligation, so students can decide whether or not we are well matched.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?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. Later 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 have a master's in social work and a master's in fine arts (creative writing). My bachelor's is in English. 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 have a master's degree in social work, as well as a master's of the arts in creative writing.