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Practice (Professional) English with a Native English Speaker

I'm a native English speaker from the USA, living in Rotterdam. In my job as an engineer, I regularly help colleagues with their written and spoken English. I'm available to help you practice English on a regular basis on weeknights. I specialize in working with students in professional or technical fields who are interested in refining their English writing and speaking skills. I also speak fluent Dutch, as well as some Spanish and French, so I'm familiar with common English mistakes and understand what's causing them.

Examples of lessons:
- Reviewing written documents together, and identifying recurring errors (work emails, proposals, reports, etc.).
- General conversation practice, and presentation practice. I will listen, take notes, and provide feedback on pronunciation and grammar, while we discuss various topics.
- Practice speaking exercises in preparation for IELTS exams.
- Assistance with job applications (reviewing English CVs and cover letters).

I do not teach beginners courses in English, as I have a full-time job and this would require longer/more intensive lessons.

If you're interested, I'd love to hear a bit more about what you'd like to learn, so I can tailor the lessons to your needs:
- What is your previous experience with English?
- Why are you improving your English?
- Do you have any specific goals? (e.g. certain topics you would like to be able to speak/write about)

For our first lesson we can meet at a cafe/park/library/online, and after that we can chose the location that makes the most sense.

Extra information

Bring printed writing samples or presentation materials (if relevant).

Location

At student's location: Around Rotterdam, Netherlands
At student's location: Around Delft, Netherlands
Online via webcam

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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:
45 minutes
60 minutes
90 minutes
120 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Dutch

About Me

Hi there! I'm originally from the USA (New York) and currently living in Rotterdam. I work as an engineer during the week but am available for English practice during evenings and on weekends. Let's have a chat!

Education

Bachelors in Biological and Environmental Engineering
Masters in Civil Engineering

Reviews (2)

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very helpful and kind teacher
Are you applying for a job, study, or grant which requires a professional level of English? Then it's important that your application be error free and clearly communicate your strengths and motivations. Over the past five years I've helped dozens of colleagues, friends, and clients improve their job and study applications (CVs, cover letters, essays), prepare for interviews, and practice presentations. By working together to edit your documents, we'll identify common mistakes and opportunities for improvement. I can also help you customize your CV and cover letter to meet specific position requirements, which can greatly improve your chance of being selected or invited for an interview. As a working professional (I'm an engineer), I have plenty of experience applying to and interviewing with various types of companies. I also have experience on the other side of the table, scanning CVs, reading cover letters, and interviewing applicants. I look forward to working with you!

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  • Instructor since July 2016
  • 1 repeat student
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