- English (US): Native
- French: Advanced
- Spanish: Elementary
Price (25 min):
8.00 Coins Book Sessions
* This price is for free conversation lessons.
Rating & Experience:
I connect with students and find ways to help them succeed on their language journey.
Hello, I’m Akilah. I’m a native English speaker from New York City in the United States. I have a Master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) as well as more than 17 years of English teaching experience. In my free time, I enjoy Zumba classes, nature walks and recently, I’ve started studying Tai Chi.
I have taught all levels of English, from complete beginners to students preparing for college. No matter where you start, we can move you forward and get you comfortable with English!
I have years of experience helping students to write their college admissions essays, study for exams, prepare for interviews and give their best during presentations. I can also help you get ready for the IELTS exam.
Our work together depends on your goals and your best learning style. If you want to practice conversation, we can talk about a current news story or movie. If you need to work on writing, we can come up with creative ways to do that. In any case, we will work on expanding your vocabulary, your comprehension, and your ability to communicate using the English language.
I love meeting new students and helping them reach their language goals! Let’s work together soon!
Talk about current events and common topics. Develop confidence to communicate in everyday situations.
Focus on word parts, word families and transition phrases. Learn synonyms and phrases to raise your English to the next level.
Be prepared for your interview and other high-pressure work situations with the right words, style and background information. Know what facts to highlight and how to show that you are the right person for the position.
Improve your organization, structure, grammar and vocabulary to strengthen your writing. Produce a range of writing, including emails, letters, essays and more.
Learn strategies and tips to increase your IELTS score!
Other › Religion (Bachelor)
Education › International Education (Master)
Education › Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (Master)
I taught English to French-speaking middle and high school students in Cameroon, Central Africa. I coordinated the English Club and led field trips. I also taught an adult community class.
I taught ESL to elementary level students. I helped students gain the needed English skills to transition to mainstream academic classes.
I taught ESL and Spanish to students grades 9-12 in an Early College High School. Managed compliance and testing for ESL students. I coordinated field trips and afterschool activities such as Financial Literacy and Zumba.
I taught 11th and 12th grade English Language Learners. I taught a seminar on career readiness and Financial Literacy. I trained groups of students with low literacy on ELA exam strategies. I taught a seminar developing mindset and habits for college success.