**To Current and Prospective Students: I will be on summer holiday from June 21-July 2 and will therefore be unable to schedule classes. Please check back later for an updated July schedule. Thank you for your understanding and apologies in advance for any inconvenience.**
My name is Lacey Sweetser and I am 30 years old from Denver, Colorado near the Rocky Mountains in America. English is my native language. In college I majored in German and lived in Pennsylvania and Germany, so I understand how hard it is to learn a new language as an adult! After college I lived and worked in South Korea as an English Teacher/Corporate Trainer for 8 years. I have recently returned back to the USA and am looking forward to teaching new students all around the world.
*Trial classes are limited to 20 minutes to filter out legitimate students. Thanks in advance for your understanding.~
I have 8 years teaching adults conversation and business-related English in South Korea. I worked at major companies including Samsung, Hyundai, and LG and taught employees at every level. My specialties include:
Conflict resolution/problem solving
Formal vs informal language
English is not just a language. It's a tool. It's a communication tool that allows students to navigate the globalized business world. I have seen countless occasions where succinct communication improves efficiency, position, motivation, and even happiness in the workplace.
Each student has different strengths and weaknesses. Therefore, I personalize lessons for each student. I generally focus on real-world topics and situations to refine existing skills, or to isolate and eliminate bad language habits, but also incorporate discussion, role play, grammar practice, vocabulary-building, and pronunciation depending upon the student.
My lessons for beginner to low intermediate students are generally structured as:
5 minutes Warm-Up
35 minutes Lesson/Discussion
5 minutes Feedback and Questions
However, for more advanced students, the lessons tend to be need-based in order to optimize time for relevant topics and to meet specific language goals.
I'm happy to have joined the Verbalplanet family and look forward to working with you and helping you meet your English needs!
Awesome tutor! She is fun and interactive, not kind of boring "repeat this n times" teacher. She's great about fixing pronunciation problems, helped a lot about polishing my accent.
i really was not expect to meet a teacher like Lacey Sweetser, she is the best first lady that i have seen her in my life and made me brave, her encouragement and compassion opened me a lot of opportunities that i can improve my English thank you.
Great class ! Involving as always !!!
The lesson was very professional. I was preparing a presentation where I needed some professional support. She could catch not only my common mistakes but also at the right timing that I didn't lose the track during my speeches. It helped a lot.