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.
Take a look at some of the material here at English-Speak-English.com
I offer this short list of articles as an example of some of the source material we may use for lessons.
For information about continuing education (and a lot of the resources are free).
Learn about the game of Scrabble and improve your vocabulary.
A resource for free books online.
Also a peek at my Liberty Library and many of those titles are available online for free.
If you have any questions feel free to contact Teacher Kevin.
A special message for Chinese students in Mandarin:
我的收费标准：25美金/课 （45分钟，一对一， Skype在线教学）
Hello to all of you!
My name is Kevin and I live in the New York Metro area. For the past 3 years, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and teaching students from Beijing , Shanghai , Shenzhen and many other cities in China . I’ve also had students from Brazil , France , Germany , Japan and Russia .
I have worked diligently to expand each student’s vocabulary (especially in the realm of Business English), improve their pronunciation, and increase general fluency.
Together we can work to improve each student’s understanding of American idiomatic phrases and Western culture.
If you are a high school or college student, I can work to prepare you for an upcoming IELTS or TOFLE test.
Evening and morning times are available for lessons. My students range in age between 6 and 60.
You are never too old to learn and I look forward to the opportunity to teach you. Please send a message if you are interested in lessons.
Finally, for students who may be interested in traveling to the U.S. and wish to visit me at my place, I am now offering a Cultural Immersion – Home Stay program. You can read about it here. To read about students who have come to visit, go here, and here, and here, and 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.