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English Teacher & Tutor: Robin Landry

Private lessons, classes in Normal, Illinois IL, United States or online via telephone, email, text chat, voice chat, video conferencing.

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 Profile of Robin Landry Date: April 9, 2013 
The Basics
Name: Robin Landry
Feedback rating: No student feedback
Self-study lessons: No online lessons
Language(s) to teach:
(N) English

(N) = Also native language of teacher.
City: Normal
State, province or region: Illinois IL
Country: United States
  • 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
  • 4-8 students
  • 9 or more students
  • Student proficiency levels:
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Facets available:
  • Grammar
  • Conversation
  • Business
  • Test Preparation

    Teaching Approach

    I believe in using a tailored approach to teaching. Students have varying learning styles and come from different backgrounds. First, I try to find out as much as I can about the student's prior education levels. The lessons I would use for an English language learner with a college degree in his or her own country would be very different from those for a student who is illiterate in his or her native language.

    I believe in stressing lots of practice in small chunks, and encourage the students to practice their skills in a variety of ways. I also try to tailor lessons to students indivdual interest and have them read about and discuss their own cultures in English

    Program Description

    For beginning ESL learners, each lesson generally revolves around a specific topic relevant to real life. For example, I might start with a unit on the family, where the students learn the vocabulary necessary to describe members of their family. Next, the students read selections about family life and answer simple questions about the reading material to develop strong reading comprehension skills. The next step is developing listening skills, so I will play an audio about family life and ask them to answer questions based on the information that they heard. I then move on to having them write a short paragraph about their own families. Finally, I will give them several questions related to family life and have them interview each other in order to help them develop confience in their speaking skills.

    Teaching Experience

    I have been an ESL and Advanced writing instructor for a community college for two years. Also, I served as a volunteer tutor in English and Math with a non-profit organization for over ten years.

    I currently work for two language learning schools, one online and the other face-to-face helping students improve business English skills, conversationa l English, and TOEFL and IELTS preparation.
    Finally, I have a number of private tutoring students ranging from grade 1 through college. These students have achieved significant improvements, and I can provide references and testimonials upon request.

    Teacher Training

    Master of Arts degree in Education with a concentration in TESOL, from Ashford University
    Bachelor of Scence degree in Management Information Systems from Ball State University.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    I am available from noon to 5:00 PM Central Standard time on Mondays through Fridays, from 9:00 to 5:00 PM on Saturdays, and from 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Sundays.

    Cost of Lessons

    $30 per hour


    Profile Creation: April 9, 2013
    Profile Last Edit: April 9, 2013
    Last Login: April 26, 2018

    Response time of most recent learner enquiry: same day

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