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Seth Gordon

@seth

University of Delaware
Political Science
Cali, Colombia
United States

5 Followers

Language Skills

  • English (US): Native
  • Spanish (Latin American): Advanced

Interests


Price (25 min):

9.00 Coins Book Sessions

* This price is for free conversation lessons.

Rating & Experience:

(4.81)
65 sessions 33 Ratings Cancellations: 1 No-show: 0

Introduction:

Teaching English to Adults

Hello!! Are you looking for a talented and friendly English teacher? My name is Seth, and I am originally from New York City. I am CELTA trained and have over 8 years experience working in Latin America as a professional ESL teacher, and currently live in Colombia where I have worked at the university level for the last 4 years. I teach General English, and also have broad experience with TOEFL and IELTS Exam Tutoring, Resumé/CV and other document editing, pronunciation coaching, conversation practice and interview preparation. Earlier in my career I worked in digital design and programming, so I am particularly versed in the language of IT.
Over the years, I have worked with students at all levels (A1-C2), of all different ages and from different backgrounds. I am currently studying to improve my Spanish (B2) and beginning to learn Portuguese (A1), so I understand the difficulties and frustrations of, not only learning a new language, but also finding the time in a busy schedule to study. I am confident that you will benefit from my knowledge, experience, efficiency and professionalism.
I have a deep love for languages and teaching, and will happily target our classes to your particular preferences and requirements. I enjoy the process of aiding students as they gain mastery over the English language and feel personal satisfaction when I see them gain confidence and skill in its use. I am proud of my track record of successfully helping students accomplish their English language learning goals.
Let me help you accomplish yours, and I promise, we can do it together. Shall we begin?

Teaching Specialty:

Writing › Business Writing

This course is for those who want their business or academic writing to really shine. I will help you learn to write effectively, taking into account the context and level of formality using appropriate and persuasive language. We will look at standard expressions (both business and academic depending on your needs) and best practices, and together, we will hone your writing skills until you feel confident in your ability to convey your ideas effectively in the manner you intend. ❍ Business Writing (Emails, reports & general correspondence) ❍ Presentations (including public speaking if desired) ❍ Thesis papers and other academic writing ❍ For other types of writing, please inquire. I am sure that I will be able to help you with any of your needs

Test Prep › IELTS

This course is intended for those who need to take an exam like TOEFL, IELTS, the Cambridge English Assessment exams, or another of the internationally recognized English exams. I am experienced in helping students realize their international exam score goals, both with students looking to take one of these tests for the first time, or with those who are looking to raise their band scores. ❍ TOEFL, IELTS & Cambridge English (A2/KET, B1/PET, B2/FCE, C1/CAE, C2/CPE) ❍ Needs Analysis ❍ Guided Practice and Full Practice Exams ❍ Four Skills Development (Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing) ❍ Use of Language and Vocabulary Booster ❍ Tips & Tricks and specific Test Taking Strategies ❍ All books and other materials included in course

Test Prep › TOEFL

This course is intended for those who need to take an exam like TOEFL, IELTS, the Cambridge English Assessment exams, or another of the internationally recognized English exams. I am experienced in helping students realize their international exam score goals, both with students looking to take one of these tests for the first time, or with those who are looking to raise their band scores. ❍ TOEFL, IELTS & Cambridge English (A2/KET, B1/PET, B2/FCE, C1/CAE, C2/CPE) ❍ Needs Analysis ❍ Guided Practice and Full Practice Exams ❍ Four Skills Development (Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing) ❍ Use of Language and Vocabulary Booster ❍ Tips & Tricks and specific Test Taking Strategies ❍ All books and other materials included in course

English Basics › Pronunciation / Phonics

This course is intended for those who want to improve their pronunciation or work on accent reduction and other areas in which pronunciation and enunciation are crucial to communication without misunderstanding. Are you concerned about your English pronunciation, accent reduction, or errors in sentence stress and intonation? If you have answered "yes" to any of the above questions, you are in the right place, and I can help you. Please note the following: ❍ Targeted pronunciation practice based on Learner's native language. ❍ Focus on minimal pairs, and other common pronuncation problems for English language learners. ❍ Practice on the subtleties of sentence stress, intonation, linked sounds and register.

English Basics › General

This course is for those who need to learn general English or improve their existing English skills. Do you need to learn English for business or academic reasons, or do you simply want to open the door to a world of intercommunication? In either case, you are in the right place. ❍ All levels from beginner to advanced (A1-C2) ❍ Classes focused on your specific needs and interests. (General, business, academic, specialized) ❍ Communicative Method and Task-Based Learning ❍ Conversational classes with feedback, correction, and targeted grammar or vocabulary review where needed ❍ Focus on speaking with some writing practice, homework and activities mixed in

Résumé:

Education:
1990 - 1993
University of Delaware
Liberal Arts › Political Science (Bachelor)
Work Experience:
2012 - 2014
ELS Language Centers Education
Teaching Professional
Elementary, intermediate and advanced classes for adults, TEFL trainee observation, and advanced exam preparation tutoring (IELTS/TOEFL).
2014 - 2018
Universidad Santiago de Cali Education
Teaching Professional
Served as an English teacher in both the Bachelor of Foreign Languages program and the Language Institute. Responsible for several courses and syllabus development. Courses include General English as well as electives like Culture & Civilization, Art & Literature and Advanced International Exam Preparation. Extensive use of the Communicative Method, Task Based Learning and the production of original materials targeted to the students’ level.
Certifications:
2009
CELTA

Rating

Overall: 4.81

Teaching Skill
4.85 (/ 5.00)
Feedback
4.82 (/ 5.00)
Enthusiasm
5.00 (/ 5.00)
Punctuality
4.88 (/ 5.00)
Voice/Video Clarity
4.48 (/ 5.00)

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