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Dave K

@davidkoski

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Uni Prep Institute
'TESOL'
United States
United States

Language Skills

  • English (US): Native
  • Spanish (Latin American): Elementary
  • Portuguese: Elementary

Interests


Price (25 min):

9.50 Coins Book Sessions

* This price is for free conversation lessons.

Rating & Experience:

(4.99)
384 sessions 141 Ratings Cancellations: 4 No-show: 0

Introduction:

I specialize in Business English, IELTS, TOEFL, and Accent Reduction

Discover the World of English Excellence with Me!

Welcome to my world of language enhancement, where I specialize in Business English, IELTS, TOEFL, and Accent Reduction. Are you gearing up for the TOEFL or IELTS exam? I can assist you in attaining the score you desire. Together, we will craft strategies. I will provide valuable feedback, and be there to guide you every step of the way. Join the ranks of countless students from around the globe who have prepared for these exams with my expert guidance. In addition, I can help you with other tests such as the TOEIC, CELPIP, and EIKEN.

One of my absolute passions is refining pronunciation and assisting students with accent reduction. Struggling with those tricky American English sounds like the elusive 'R' or 'TH'? I'm here to help you achieve a more native-like accent, boosting your confidence in your English communication skills. Dive into the nuances of intonation, syllable stress, connected speech, and vocal placement as we elevate your spoken English to the next level.

If you'd like to discuss your favorite news articles together, I'm always happy to help you improve your speaking using this enjoyable and effective method as well.

With over 3 years of experience as an ESL tutor, I've had the privilege of teaching hundreds of students from diverse corners of the world, including Japan, South Korea, China, Brazil, Turkey, and Mexico. Whether it's one-on-one or group sessions, I've successfully guided students in their speaking, not only for exams but also for real-life applications like Business English and preparation for job and college entrance exams. I hold a TESOL certification and continue to upskill in my field.

Remember, making mistakes is an essential part of our learning journey, and I'm here to create a supportive and patient environment where you can thrive!

Teaching Specialty:

Topics › Discussion

HomeClass-100 Interactive English Lessons Linguahouse American English lessons

English Basics › Grammar

VOA Everyday English

Business English Basics › General

100 Ways to Say It-Business English British Council Linguahouse Business English lessons (American) One Stop English Linguahouse

Test Prep › TOEIC

YouTube Mock Speaking Tests. I give quality feedback, guidance, and strategy.

English Basics › Pronunciation / Phonics

American Accent Training by Ann Cook Accent Modification A Manual for Speech Language Pathologists by Robert McKinney British Council Short Stories I first do an initial assessment and discuss the students’ goals and difficulties. From there we’ll focus on phonemes, intonation, syllable stress, linked speech,etc. I use exercises such as minimal pairs, reading stories, free talk, etc.

English Basics › Accent Reduction

American Accent Training by Ann Cook Accent Modification A Manual for Speech Language Pathologists by Robert McKinney British Council Short Stories I first do an initial assessment and discuss the students’ goals and difficulties. From there we’ll focus on phonemes, intonation, syllable stress, linked speech,etc. I use exercises such as minimal pairs, reading stories, free talk, etc.

Topics › News Articles

VOA News, Breaking English News Discuss news articles Linguahouse American English Lessons

Test Prep › IELTS

English Vocabulary in Use by Cambridge Advanced Grammar in Use by Cambridge Linguahouse IELTS Lessons (American) IELTS Speaking Useful Tips to get Band 7 or Higher by Connor Miller 60 Topics for IELTS Speaking by Mark Griffiths British Council, Cambridge Mock tests, feedback, discussion of rubrics, strategy, guidance Everyday Grammar VOA

Test Prep › TOEFL

Decoding the TOEFL ibt Actual Test Speaking 1 (New TOEFL Edition) by Michael A. Putlack, Stephen Poirer, Tony Covello Breaking News English lessons Mock tests, discussion of rubric, feedback, guidance, strategy. VOA Everyday Grammar English Vocabulary in Use by Cambridge Advanced Grammar in Use by Cambridge

English Basics › Vocabulary / Useful Phrases

English Vocabulary in Use by Cambridge Linguahouse American English Lessons

Résumé:

Education:
2020 - 2020
Uni Prep Institute
Education › 'TESOL'
Work Experience:
2020 - 2024
Freelancer Other
Other
AI Contributor- I proofread and validate recordings and transcriptions. At times I make voice recordings used to help train AI
Certifications:
2020
TESOL
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Rating

Overall: 4.99

Teaching Skill
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Feedback
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Enthusiasm
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Punctuality
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Voice/Video Clarity
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