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English Teacher & Tutor: Matthew Newland

Private lessons, classes in Montreal, Quebec, Canada or online via telephone, email, text chat, voice chat, video conferencing.

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 Profile of Matthew Newland Date: February 28, 2017 
The Basics
Name: Matthew Newland
Feedback rating: No student feedback
Self-study lessons: No online lessons
Language(s) to teach:
(N) English

(N) = Also native language of teacher.
City: Montreal
State, province or region: Quebec
Country: Canada
Services:
  • Teaching
  • Tutoring
  • Lessons delivery:
  • Live in person
  • Telephone
  • Email
  • Text chat
  • Voice chat
  • Video conferencing
  •  
    Program Summary
    Class sizes available:
  • Private Lessons
  • 2-3 students
  • Student proficiency levels:
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Facets available:
  • Grammar
  • Conversation
  • Test Preparation
  •  


    Teaching Approach


    I want to make English learning interesting and fun, so I have several tricks and strategies to use in order to get you thinking and talking. Mysteries with clues, interesting books or texts, movie-based worksheets, and music-based pronunciation are all used by me in the classroom.
    However, your own interests and needs are the most important thing; I will make sure our lessons fit whatever you need from me.

    Please message me and I'll be pleased to work with you!


    Program Description


    I am a Ph.D. student with nine years experience as an English teacher.

    I offer conversation- based lessons, and I also offer help with writing (paragraphs, reports, etc.).

    My approach focuses on pronunciation , reading comprehension , and discussion.

    A typical lesson begins with a mystery story which we read together, complete with questions and clues I will ask you.
    This is followed by a movie-based grammar worksheet (we will view a scene from a movie, have a grammar lesson, and answer comprehension questions about the movie).
    Afte r that, we may work on pronunciation either with a book or a song.
    Finall y, we will read out loud together. I have many interesting short readings, but we may also read a book (one chapter per lesson). If you have a book in mind, that's perfect.

    T o conclude, I would like to say that I am happy to work with you on most any subject, so long as reading, writing, or listening is involved. I will use my experience to help you make a good impression the next time you have to impress.

    T hank you!


    Teaching Experience


    I am a college instructor with a Master's degree in Philosophy, and am currently studying for my PhD. I have been a certified English instructor since 2008.


    Teacher Training


    Ph.D. Program (Philosophy) Dominican University College, Ottawa, Ontario
    Expe cted 2017

    TESOL Certificate
    Canada College, Montreal, Quebec
    2008

    M.A. (Philosophy) Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
    2008

    B.A. (Philosophy) Dominican University College, Ottawa, Ontario
    2005

    Artists Certificate (Creative and Informative Writing)
    Lon g Ridge Writers Group, West Redding, Connecticut
    2003



    Frequently Asked Questions


    Q: What is your teaching schedule?
    A: I am available every day except Sunday.

    Q: What is your payment policy?
    A: I charge by the hour. I accept cash or personal checks.

    Q: Are you willing to travel?
    A: I conduct lessons from my home office, in Pierrefonds. You may come to me, but if you live in the West Island I can come to you. Otherwise, we can also work together through Skype.

    Q: What are your teaching strengths?
    A : I am especially effective when it comes to the written word. I have a great deal of experience writing, and I am extremely comfortable assisting in the composition of papers, emails, or letters. That said I am a long-time reader, and take great pleasure in preparing and sharing interesting books/reading s with my students.

    I have several reading and exam-taking strategies I am happy to share as well.


    Cost of Lessons


    $20 for half an hour
    $30 for 45 mins
    $40 for an hour
    or
    $50 for 90 minutes


    Activity


    Profile Creation: December 28, 2008
    Profile Last Edit: February 28, 2017
    Last Login: February 28, 2017

    Response time of most recent learner enquiry: 1 day


    Contact Information


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