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English Teacher & Tutor: Gary Sponholz

Private lessons, classes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States or online via email, video conferencing.

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 Profile of Gary Sponholz Date: February 2, 2019 
The Basics
Name: Gary Sponholz
Feedback rating: 5 stars of 5 3 reviews
Self-study lessons: No online lessons
Language(s) to teach:
(N) English

(N) = Also native language of teacher.
City: Milwaukee
State, province or region: Wisconsin
Country: United States
Services:
  • Teaching
  • Tutoring
  • Lessons delivery:
  • Live in person
  • Email
  • Video conferencing
  •  
    Program Summary
    Class sizes available:
  • Private Lessons
  • 2-3 students
  • 4-8 students
  • 9 or more students
  • Student proficiency levels:
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Facets available:
  • Grammar
  • Conversation
  • Study Abroad
  • Business
  •  


    Teaching Approach


    My teaching approach is highly individual because each of my students is unique. As such, I don't believe in the "one size fits all" approach to teaching English. During our first meeting we'll make an assessment of where you are and where you want to be. We'll then design a personalized plan to get you there! My philosophy is that learning another language should be fun. I will go at your speed, focus on what you want to focus on, and ensure that your English language experience is an enjoyable one.


    Program Description


    I am a professional English language teacher living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I have taught at English language schools in Russia and the United States and have tutored a large number of private students of all ages/levels from the following countries: Armenia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Columbia, Egypt, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Mexico, Mongolia, Peru, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Taiwan, Tibet, Turkey, Venezuela, and Vietnam.

    Here is what I offer:
    1. Complete English language instruction (all ages/levels)
    2. Accent Reduction/Accurate Pronunciation (Improve your spoken English, lose your accent, and become more understandable!)
    3. Self-Confidence when speaking English (Learn to think in English)
    4. Grammar/Style Correction for any and all written material
    5. Business English - Improve your written and spoken communication
    6. Academic Writing (Undergraduate/Masters/PhD)
    7. Professional Journal Publication assistance
    8. Assistance in taking your mastery of the English language to the next level.

    Years of experience in teaching English has shown me that learning a new language is a natural process and shouldn't be stressful or boring. I will work with you to ensure that your English language journey is fun, enjoyable, and rewarding. (The proof of this is that the majority of my new students come as a result of current/past student recommendations.)





    Teaching Experience


    After completing my ESL training and certification, I began my teaching career in Vladimir, Russia where I worked from August, 2009 to July, 2010. After returning to the U.S., I taught numerous classes at an ESL Institute that pertained to academic writing, reading, grammar acquisition, accurate pronunciation, and effective communication. I worked at this school for approximately two years before beginning my own ESL business. I greatly enjoy teaching and have had a wealth of experience in both the classroom and in personal tutoring.


    Teacher Training


    I majored in Education until completing my degree in Computer Systems Analysis and Design. I then worked in U.S. corporations for many years. At last, I returned to my first love ... teaching. While analyzing and designing business systems in American corporations, I developed the skill of providing clear, concise, and well organized instruction both verbally and in writing. This is a huge asset in my English language instruction.

    ICAL TESL/TEFL Teaching Certificate (2009)

    Intensive ESL Pedagogical training at The American Home, an ESL Institute in Vladimir, Russia

    Continued training at the Wisconsin English as a Second Language Institute (WESLI) in Madison, Wisconsin

    Received extensive teaching experience in ESL classrooms as well as in assisting private students reach their English language goals one-on-one.


    Frequently Asked Questions


    Payment for lessons must be made in advance through PayPal or other means.

    Our first meeting is free! During this time we will get to know each other, determine your English language goals, and then come up with a plan to get you where you want to be with the English language.




    Cost of Lessons


    30.00 U.S. dollars for 55 minutes of instruction
    17.00 U.S. dollars for 30 minutes of instruction
    I also offer a price discount when ten (or more) lessons are purchased in advance. I would be happy to discuss this with you.


    Activity


    Profile Creation: November 22, 2012
    Profile Last Edit: February 2, 2019
    Last Login: February 2, 2019

    Response time of most recent learner enquiry: same day


    Contact Information


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