The limits of my language are the limits of my world. ~Ludwig Wittgenstein
Greetings English learners!
I'm a TEFL certified English language instructor from the USA and I have over 15 years of experience. I am a fun person and like to make classes enjoyable and also productive. My free time is spent working on my PhD and doing everything outside: running, biking, hiking, and playing tennis.
I specialize in teaching business English, English test preparation (e.g., TOEFL or IELTS), and conversational English. I have worked with students of all ages from all over the world. Please contact me for a free trial class and I will explain how I can make your English classes fun, challenging, and effective.
I want to share a secret: Well I guess it won't be a secret after I write it here but I have never had a student who did not want to continue with me after having our first class. Will you be the first? : )
I’m a native speaker born in the United States with more than 10,000 hours of English teaching experience and I’m currently working on my PhD in Educational Psychology.
Capella University: Online Psychology Instructor; 2011-Current
Chiang Mai University: English as a Foreign Language Instructor; 2008-2012
CEC: Private Language School English Instructor; 2007-2009
Teacher Express: Online and in office English Instructor; 1997-Current
Mine Language: Private Language School English Instructor 1997-1999
Ongoing private lessons by referral 1996-Current
AA, BA, and MS degrees (Masters thesis in reflective learning theory).
PhD in Educational Psychology (in progress)
With more than 15 years of English teaching experience, I'm very confident that I will provide excellent English classes for you. I have taught for several years in Brazil, Thailand, and the United States and have taught individual classes, groups, and at large universities. I currently teach English both online and in person and have helped thousands of professionals and students improve their English skills. I would be very happy to learn what your English needs are and help you achieve your goals.
Please contact me for a free trial class.
Learning English gives you the opportunity to expand your world. I offer fully customized English classes for business, testing, or conversation, which will fit your needs and increase the speed of your learning. I have been doing this for many years both in person and online. I have developed a system to understand your needs and create fun, interesting, and productive classes.
Step 1: When we first meet, I will ask you some specific questions to understand your English level, your interests, and why you want to learn English.
Step 2: After I learn about you, I will prepare classes that will be both interesting and at an appropriate level. This will allow for faster development with your English skills. I believe that to learn English, you need to take what you learn and connect it to what you already know. I use many learning strategies to do this, but in the beginning we will focus on learning to ask questions effectively. If you can ask the ‘right’ questions, you will open the door to learning more English in a more effective way.
Step 3: I use Skype and my own Virtual Classroom (Adobe Connect) which is the same classroom I uses to teach my PhD students online. Using both Skype and Adobe you will be receiving the highest level of online EFL learning available.
Step 4: Our typical class will consist of a warm up, reading selection, role play, grammar topic, and cool down conversation. It is a fun and interesting class and I provide my students with all the materials they need based on their needs.
We've had a fantastic trial lesson with Jesse - well-planned and encouraging! Jesse is very positive and helpful and gives really good advice to improve your language and learning strategy.
An excellent session, an apt analytical approach towards the student's needs & goals. Jesse is a very warm & friendly person who puts you at ease. Looking forward to some more sessions with him.
In my opinion Jesse is a full professional lecturer.
Introductory meeting with Jesse was free (apart from the small contribution to VP) and consisted in a 30 minutes talk about my personal background, needs regarding the study of English, Jesse's methods of teaching, homeworks. Wonderful and effective!