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English, German, Polish Teacher & Tutor: Iwona Lech

Private lessons, classes in Chicago, IL, United States or online via telephone, email, video conferencing.

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 Profile of Iwona Lech Date: January 4, 2020 
The Basics
Name: Iwona Lech
Feedback rating: 5 stars of 5 3 reviews
Self-study lessons: No online lessons
Language(s) to teach:
English
German
(N) Polish

(N) = Also native language of teacher.
City: Chicago
State, province or region: IL
Country: United States
Services:
  • Teaching
  • Tutoring
  • Lessons delivery:
  • Live in person
  • Telephone
  • 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
  • Test Preparation
  •  


    Teaching Approach


    Effective and fun Polish or German language classes with an experienced university professor.
    I have more than a decade of experience in teaching different students with different needs, developing courses in person and online, training teachers, giving presentations , and doing research on language learning.

    I offer individual or group classes with a specific program designed according to your needs, interests, and style of learning. And if you are not sure what is your style of learning a language, I will help you figure it out.

    In person, online, or combined (hybrid) with video lessons; in a more traditional or very informal way.

    Highly focused on the results - you tell me what you need and I will make sure you get there as soon as possible.




    Program Description


    I offer classes online, in person, or hybrid, highly individualize d towards your needs.

    Onl ine classes take place through a web conferencing tools like Skype, Google Hangouts, etc. and using virtual classroom platform (based on needs).

    Cl asses in person take place at my home office in Forest Park, IL (60130) or at UIC. Unfortunately , I am not able to travel to the student. Exceptions may be made in case of group classes, though.

    I offer the majority of materials with no additional costs. They may involve:
    - formal materials like textbook exercises or lessons, professional video lectures (mostly recorded by me), educational audio resources, etc.
    - informal materials like songs, videos, movies, audiobooks, and other audio materials, books, with different exercises, etc.






    Teaching Experience


    ---more than 10 years of teaching experience:
    -university /college teaching: Polish, German
    -teaching German, Polish, and English privately, learners with various backgrounds and needs
    -teach ing German large groups, adults, business environments
    -teaching German at a High School (all levels)
    ---a bout 10 years of experience in research, teacher training, leading workshops, giving presentations at national and international conferences, etc.
    ---publ ished author of scientific work on language learning and teaching




    Teacher Training


    -PHD in Educational Psychology (major in virtual/onlin e foreign language learning)
    -B A and MA degrees in German Language and Literature (teaching German language and literature as a foreign language)
    -I llinois Teaching Certification in Foreign Languages (German, Polish)
    -TEF L Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate
    -OPI tester certification in Polish
    -Graduate Certification in Distance Education (with emphasis on online language teaching)

    PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.



    Frequently Asked Questions


    Q: When contacting you, what information should I provide?
    A: Ideally, fill out the following:
    T ype of classes needed: ....
    Mode of delivery (online, in person, hybrid): ....
    When/ how often: ....
    Learnin g goals/reasons : ....
    For whom (student's background in the language, learning style, etc.): ...
    Anything else I should know: ....

    Alter natively, tell me anything you can so I can establish right from the first contact, if I am able to help you.


    Q: What is your availability for classes?
    A: My schedule is rather flexible, I can also accommodate for different time zones. Contact me with your preferences and I will see what I can do. Online classes are generally easier to schedule than classes in person.


    Q: I want to learn with you but I cannot afford your prices, do I have any options?
    A: Yes! Ideally, find someone else who wants to learn with you. Small group classes are the best way of learning a language anyway. Even if you are not on the same level I can design a program that will be beneficial for both (or more) of you.


    Q: What are your payment policies?
    A: I accept payments in cash, check, via PayPal, Chase quick pay or whatever we agree to.
    All classes must be paid in advance (24 hours). Unfortunately , I am not able to deliver a class without receiving the payment first.
    Classes can be paid on a class by class basis but if we agree to a concrete program that I will need to design for you, I will ask you for a bulk payment for the program (like with college classes).
    I am able to offer some discounts for bulk payments as well.


    Q: What is your cancellation policy?
    A: If you are not able to make the scheduled appointment, I must know at least 24 hours before the class. There will be no charge with a 24hr notice. Any cancellation less than 24 hours before the class will result in a full charge.




    Cost of Lessons


    Individual classes:
    $40 / 45 minutes
    $48/ 60 minutes
    $67/ 90 minutes

    Gr oup rates are negotiable.
    I offer discounts when purchasing a package of classes (10 and above).








    Activity


    Profile Creation: June 19, 2007
    Profile Last Edit: January 4, 2020
    Last Login: March 18, 2021


    Contact Information


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