Cynthia
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English Tutoring for Comfort at Work and to Pass Exams

I specialise in tutoring English for European Union professional exams (e.g., AST - AD promotion exams and 'retour' interpretation exams), for other exams (SAT, GMAT, GRE, FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS. TOEFL), and for other professional work, particularly English for auditors, legal, financial and ambassadorial advisors, physicians, scientists, managers, and academic students.

All courses are individually tailored to the student's needs and students are invited to supply their own materials from work. Courses usually focus on passing an exam or on achieving a sense being able to work comfortably in English with native or non-native English speakers.

Extra information

The only students under age 18 that I accept are SAT candidates.

Location

At teacher's location: Fernand Cocqplein, 1050 Elsene, Belgium
At student's location: Around Ixelles-Elsene, Belgium
Online via webcam

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General info

Skills:

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, French, Dutch

About Me

I am a native (Canadian) English speaker, professional internal auditor (CISA), project manager (PMP), Cambridge speaking examiner, translator (EN-FR-NL-DE), and editor based in Brussels, Belgium.

I tutor because I like helping people to achieve their individual goals.

I generally have been very successful at passing exams

Education

Ph.D. (Memorial University) Thesis on the Organization of Speech Organ Movements
M.A. (U. of Calgary) Thesis on Perceiving and Producing Intonation in English and French
B.A. and M.A. (Oxford University) Modern Languages (French and German)

Experience / Qualifications

2016: Cambridge speaking examiner (FCE, CAE, CPE exams)
2014: upwork competence tests:
- 1st place of 280,703 test takers: US English vocabulary
- 1st place of 857,462 test takers: US English spelling
- 1st place of 1,330,022 test takers: US English - Basic
- In the top 1% of 119,371 test takers: UK English - Basic
1985: 99th percentile on the analytical part of the GRE; 91st percentile on the verbal
1976: 99th percentile on the PSAT analytical part; 97th percentile on the verbal

I have 15 years' experience teaching various subjects (languages, presentation, reporting, interview and report writing skills, statistics, geography...).

I have been tutoring since the age of 14, when I tutored students in lower grades to pass their remedial exams. Later, I held various teaching posts at two universities. In 2012, after an interlude of 20 years in the research and business worlds, I became a freelance offering English language services. I now teach, edit, and translate both for private clients (e.g., MEPs, CEOs, EU interpreters, and administrators) and for language schools, whose clients include the EU institutions, Belgian government departments and companies listed on the stock market.

Latest publication: Grover, C. (2017). Introduction to English Language Learning in Belgium. Accepted for publication in Language Issues.

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