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Teacher Kevin is a certified teacher of English as a second language (TEFL/TESL) and certified as a business English teacher (TBE) specializing in Business English instruction to students worldwide. He is a native English speaker, born and raised in the United States and currently lives within commuting distance of New York City and Philadelphia.

His interests are eclectic, arising from a working career spanning 40 years in the hotel & restaurant industry, customer service, firearms instruction and range safety. Additionally, he has experience operating a sole proprietorship service business. His pastimes include voracious reading, organic gardening, travel, photography and cooking.

This blog is intended to share these varied interests as a starting point to create a foundation for learning and improving your English language skills.

Lesson plans can be customized to suit the needs of each individual student. Whether you desire lessons to prepare for an upcoming examination (TOEIC, IELTS, TOEFL, GRE, etc.) or if you wish to improve your spoken/oral English skills or you may be interested in social English for travel, increased conversational fluency, expanding your vocabulary and improving your pronunciation, lesson plans can be developed to fit your desired goals. Using exercises to improve telephone communications, lesson material for conflict resolution or management and leadership skills as well as explanation of idiomatic phrases are all available as source material to meet your needs.

The lessons are designed to be fun and interesting for every student and to be complimentary to each student’s relevant interests.

Please take a look at some of the material here at English-Speak-English.com and if you have any questions feel free to contact Teacher Kevin.

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Special Note: I am now offering a Cultural Immersion – Home Stay program. You can read about it here. If you are interested in visiting and learning more about American life, please contact me and I will provide more details about the costs, and available dates. I would enjoy hosting you for a short visit to my place.

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  1. Susan Gammage

    I had the pleasure and bounty of tutoring Kevin through his TESL training and was impressed by his:

    • eagerness to learn
    • creative approach to teaching
    • respect for those with differing opinions
    • ability to provide a quality class
    • unique class material and insights
    • curiosity for people of other cultures

    And his willingness to:

    • build his students up
    • expand his teaching practices
    • integrate what he learned
    • make learning fun
    • go the extra mile
    • address “real” problems among his students
    • establish cross-cultural friendships

    Kevin made my list of “best practices” on several of his assignments. He has a genuine love for helping students improve their skills and watching as they grow in their careers. It’s obvious he really loves his job and I recommend him highly as an ESL teacher.

  2. Shi Hongmei

    Kevin is a kind person and very professional teacher. First, as far as his teaching competence is concerned, he is serious and diligent. His listening skills are so attentive that whenever you pronounce incorrectly, he can always correct you swiftly and patiently. His vocabulary is great, especially with regard to business English. He can explain the meaning of words that are unfamiliar to non-native speakers. I have been instructed by him for seven months, and now I feel my improvement is so great that I can communicate in English fluently with foreigners and watch English programs on TV. Secondly, with regard to his teaching service, it is very customized—he can always adjust himself to what you need to learn without any complaint. For example, when I was preparing for the CFA(charter finance analysis) exam, I asked him to teach me the Ethical and Professional Standards using the course material that I supplied. He agreed with me without any hesitation. Afterward, he taught me patiently—read word by word clearly for me, corrected me when I read and interpreted the material when I did not understand the meaning. The material is so difficult and boring that I almost gave up, but with his company and encouragement, I finished it at last. Additionally, I am impressed with his integrity. I am very lucky I was able to meet such a good person. I think he is definitely an excellent mentor. Whenever there were some computer and net-work connection problems, he always apologized to me when, in fact, it was not his error. Finally, he understands his student concerns about their English studies. As soon as he finishes each class, he always writes on Skype and gives me some suggestion and encouragement. I feel very relaxed when I study English with him. Given his professional approach, I was comfortable recommending that my daughter study with him. My daughter has the same feeling as I and told me that she felt Kevin made English easy to learn!
    These are my real feelings and my experience when I studied English with Teacher Kevin. I just want to share my luck with you. That’s all.
    Mary
    Thank you Kevin.

  3. Li

    Kevin is a very very great teacher. He is professional and reliable.
    My friends and I like him very much. Teacher Kevin is passionate and loves his subject. He will always have successful students.

  4. Angela

    I am a study consultant of an online English training school Kukuspeak. I must say that it is a great experience for me to work with this excellent teacher. I collect feedback information from your students and I must say that you are a great teacher–many of our students choose Kukuspeak because they want to study with you (according to my working experience). You are very patient and responsible to our students. We are very thankful for that. :-)

  5. Emy

    I enjoy reading about Kevin’s interests and activities. His garden and hobbies are attractive. Through his blog, we can gain some insights into his life in the U.S. and we may also harvest a sense of achievement! I have gained a friendship with him as I work to direct students to his teaching program.
    When students ask me, who is a good teacher I always say, Teacher Kevin!
    Emy – Course Consultant at Kukuspeak.

  6. Kelly

    Kevin shared such beautiful pictures and good articles. Your class is really helpful and great! I have learned how to remember the new words and get some good materials to improve my English. The pictures he shows me are so beautiful and so attractive! I am really looking forward to go there and enjoy it. You are so patient and I love your class and blog!

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