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Rachael B's Tutor Profile

Category: Language | English

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Do you want to improve your pronunciation?
Do you want to get better at understanding fast speech?
Do you want to communicate with English speakers?
Are you afraid you will make mistakes when you speak?

My Background
Hi, everyone. My name is Rachael. I have been teaching ESL for 8 years. I got a Degree in Linguistic and Near East/Asian Studies and then I moved across the world. I've taught University freshmen and Post-graduate students. I've also taught in pre-nursery, nursery, kindergarten, primary and secondary schools. I've worked in training centers where I taught children and adults and I've privately tutored people both in person and online. I've worked in Nanchang, Hangzhou, Jingdezhen, Seoul, Kowloon and Macau. I've also been to Ganzhou, Harbin, Nanjing, Wuhan, Zhengzhou and Zhuhai during my career.

My Qualifications
Besides my experience and degress, I have TESOL certification. 

My Methods
I try to create an environment that feels safe. I want my students to feel able to talk without fear. I keep my speaking friendly and fun.

My Specialties
I am best with pronunciation. I have made lessons specially for the following skills:

Are they saying "Math" or "mass?" "With" or "wit?" 
Is it "loyal," "Royal" or "lawyer?"
What about  "wary" and "very?" 
Did you say "look" or "Luke?"
+many other sounds my past students have improved in my class.
A simple game we play in class has helped 100% of my students, even beginners, improve their pronunciation. I can help you speak and understand better, too.

Another specialty is natural speech:

The text book says, "What are you doing?" but it sounds like, "Whadya doin?" or "wha cha doon."
They're speaking too quickly. I can't understand them.
Another game we play helps my students get better at understanding what people say, improve pronunciation and eliminate accent.

A very portent area of study is cross-cultural communication.
This is not a language skills class, but short exercises in skills you need if you want to go to another country or communicate harmoniously with people from other places.
It's much more than just "What food do they eat? What festivals to they have?"
Why are they angry? I haven't done anything.
How can I gain their trust?
Why are they so strange?
Why do they think I'm strange?
What will I need to be ready for when I go among them?
I develop empathy games that help my student prepare for crossing cultures and having positive relationships with others.

This tutor's cancellation policy

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• Cancelation possible at any time without charge.
After request is confirmed (fixed)
• Less than 3hours before lesson start time.→ 100% of price charged.
• Between 3-12hours before lesson start time.→ 50% of price charged.
No-Show→ 100% of price charged.
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Accent Elimination

25min 1,600P

Skype Lesson

Focus on your speaking and pronunciation needs,

Accent elimination

50min 3,200P

Skype Lesson

Focus on your speaking needs.

Journal proofreading

0min 600P

No Skype

Submit up to 150 words for me to help you edit.

Longer proofreading

0min 1,800P

No Skype

Submit up to 500 words for me to help you edit.

Send me a recording (up to 10 minutes) to check pronunciation.

Check your pronunciation in a recording of up to 20 minutes

Send me a recording of up to 30 minutes to check your pronunciation.

Dialogue practice 25

25min 1,600P

Skype Lesson

practice realistic conversations and learn new vocabulary.

Dialogue Practice 50

50min 3,200P

Skype Lesson

Long practice time for natural conversation

Counseling Mini

25min 1,600P

Skype Lesson

A shorter counseling to find your level

Counseling for English

50min 3,200P

Skype Lesson

find your English level

Grammar Practice

90min 5,600P

Skype Lesson

Improve grammar in English

Pack of 6 (1,667 Points per lesson)

The first step to sounding like a native speaker in English

What to do with a,e,i,o and u

50min 3,700P

Skype Lesson

The vowels in English

listening to fast speech

50min 2,000P

Skype Lesson

Wachadoin? Jeechet?

Preposition practice

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English Native
French Proficient
Chinese Proficient
Korean Just a few words
Cantonese Just a few words




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