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English: Expert, Certified (American) Native Teacher (Öğretmen Eğitmeni)/Attorney

Learning is best approached as a puzzle and not as a problem; it is your job to put the puzzle pieces together, but it is my job to guide you as needed, by providing the missing pieces that you either have forgotten, or new pieces to complete a new puzzle. I listen carefully, and give correction, examples, and clear explanation.

Hello! I'm Joel. I am an English teacher from Los Angeles, California, USA. In normal times -- outside the pandemic -- I am an Academic Director for a language school in Istanbul. School's closed at the moment, of course, but life goes on, and so now I'm here! I have years of experience as a teacher of English, and I've lived and worked in Taiwan, Vietnam, America, Poland, and the great nation of Turkey. I've taught high school/university students, managers, attorneys, university professors, accountants, engineers (civil, mechanical, computer, chemical), English teachers, and high-profile government officials. My approach to teaching is unique, engaging, encouraging, enjoyable, and just a bit challenging (suited to your level).

At my school, I oversee the hiring and training of our teaching staff. And I manage the following programs:

General English: Grammar and Conversation
Test Preparation (YDT/LYS, YDS, TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Exams)
Academic & Technical Writing (Including for Publication in International Journals)
Business English (Formal Writing, Public Presentations, Negotiations)
Other Specialized Englishes (Legal, Engineering, Accounting, Textiles/Fashion, Public Policy)
Academic & Professional Counselling
Pronunciation/Accent Reduction (for example: do you know which *FIVE* sounds of spoken English are the most important for Turkish natives to practice?)

If you have other unique needs (not on this list), bring them on! I am highly adaptable, creative, and resourceful in finding the material and designing a customized program to help you reach your language goals.

In earlier careers, I was a licensed attorney and Federal Investigator. I have received awards for legal writing and spoken argument, and written legal material received by the Supreme Court of California.

My education includes a Bachelor's in Classical Languages from one of the top universities in America; a Doctorate in Laws; and a post-doctoral degree in Taxation. At university I studied several languages (Ancient Greek & Spanish; Sanskrit & Mandarin at Harvard University), and a great deal of linguistics. Finally, I also hold a CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, Cambridge University).

IN CONCLUSION, you're probably stuck at home. There is no need to stop your life, education, and professional development; the future is approaching! As the saying goes, "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade." So: let's make some lemonade together :)

Location

At teacher's location: İstanbul, Turkey
Online via webcam

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General info

Skills:

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

Age:

Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)

Student level:

Intermediate
Advanced

Duration:

30 minutes
60 minutes
90 minutes

The class is taught in:

English

About Me

I am originally from California (Los Angeles and San Francisco). I am very new to Istanbul. Most recently I was in Hanoi, Vietnam, & before that, Poland. This city is huge!

Education

B.A., Classical Studies (languages, literature, & history). Massachusetts.
J.D., Law (doctorate). California.
LL.M., Estate Planning & Taxation (post-doctorate law degree). Californ8a.

Experience / Qualifications

I have been teaching for many years & in many places. Prior: U.S. attorney (employment law, estate-planing); federal investigator (civil rights).

Reviews (1)

I’ve taken two lessons from Joel. He is very good at his job. He is always cheerful and its easy to communicate with him. I will keep on taking lessons from him. And I suggest him to everyone.

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