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IELTS and TOEFL Preparation and Academic General English

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I specialize in academic English, IELTS, and TOEFL test preparation. I am a native English speaker from the United States. I have a master's degree in English linguistics with an emphasis in teaching English as a second or foreign language. I have also been an IELTS examiner and a TOEFL assessor in the past. I have taught all English skills at all levels in a variety of settings for over 15 years, but my area of specialty is academic writing and English test preparation. I can help you with your general English skills, writing assignments for your university courses, or preparation for the IELTS or TOEFL. I am approachable and easy-going, and my goal is to always make the student feel relaxed so lessons are enjoyable!

Extra information

Bring your own materials (notebook, laptop, iPad, pens/pencils, or anything else you might want to use during a lesson), and please feel free to bring anything specific that you might want my help with. Please be aware that it is necessary to use part of our first lesson to talk about your needs and goals so we can make a plan together for what we will do with our time.

I may have other availability, but I can't be more specific on this calendar. Please contact me if you have questions!

Location

Online via webcam

General info

Skills:

English:
English as a second language (esl), English for adults

Age:

Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)

Student level:

Intermediate
Advanced

Duration:

60 minutes
90 minutes
120 minutes

The class is taught in:

English

About Me

I am a native English speaker from the United States. I have a master's degree in English linguistics with an emphasis in teaching English. I have also been an IELTS examiner and a TOEFL assessor in the past. I have taught all English skills at all levels in a variety of settings for over 14 years, but my area of specialty is academic writing and test preparation. In addition to teaching, I proofread and edit academic and business documents on a freelance basis. I can help you with your general English skills, writing assignments for your university courses, or preparation for the IELTS or TOEFL. I am friendly, approachable, and easy to work with.

Education

- Master's degree - MTESL (Master of Teaching English as a Second Language) - Arizona State University, Arizona USA

- Master's degree - Victorian Studies - University of Leicester, Leicester UK

- Bachelor's degree - double major English literature/history - Pacific University, Oregon USA

Experience / Qualifications

- 15 years teaching (3 years freelance) community college- and university-level English,
for non-native English speakers in the United States, the United Kingdom, and the
Netherlands

- 10 years IELTS and TOEFL instructor and tutor (university-based and freelance) for non-
native English speakers in the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands

- Business English workshops (freelance)

- Former IELTS examiner

- Former TOEFL assessor

- English language editor and proofreader (freelance)

Reviews (6)

Brenda is super nice and professional. In the process of training, she realigns the program, realizing what you really need.
So far I have had a few hours of classes with Brenda and it seems to me that she is a very experienced English teacher and her classes are really helpful.
She´s a great teacher. She makes you feel confortable and prepares you very well for IELTS exams. Highly recommended.
I think that Brenda is an excellent teacher and she is really pleasant and friendly. I would definitely and highly recommend her!
Having a lesson with Brenda was very helpful for my academic writing and speaking!! It was indeed an effective way to enhance my English skill.
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  • 1 repeat student
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