Hello and Welcome! If you are interested in improving your English language skills whether its with speaking, writing, or just boosting your knowledge of grammar, I would be happy to help you reach your learning goals. I have been an ESL Teacher and Tutor for five years now and have helped hundreds of students from around the world become more fluent in the English language.
I am a college graduate from The George Washington University where I earned my Bachelor’s degree. I received my TEFL/TESOL certificate from the International TEFL Academy that is based out of Chicago, Illinois, USA in January of 2014.
I earned a final grade of 98% over an 11-week period and was certified shortly after that. In addition to the 180 hours of instruction I received, I have more than twenty hours of past practical tutoring and observation at the an ESL Academy in Queens, New York.
I have put my TEFL certificate to good use over the last few years. In the past, I have tutored privately and taught English at Berlitz Inc., a large language learning center with many locations around the world. In 2014, I also worked at a non-for-profit called the Washington English Center where I worked to help recent immigrants to the United States to improve their English as a volunteer tutor.
Writing In English – Private Lesson with Ben
Get yourself to the next level as we work together to improve your writing skills in English. Whether you’re a beginner in writing looking to develop a complete sentence or an advanced student who wants to produce the perfect essay, I am happy to help you improve on your English writing skills. (1 Hour Lesson)
I was a full-time English language teacher at a school in Istanbul, Turkey where I instructed hundreds of Turkish high school students in the English language for 25-30 hours of lessons per week. I am not only able to help your average English learner but I can also help in the areas of Business English along with assisting young learners from ages 5 – 18.
Beginner English – Private Lesson with Ben
Learn the basics of the English language and build up your grammar, speaking skills and introductory vocabulary. (1 Hour Lesson)
Most Recently, I was an English Teaching Fellow at the Heart for Change – Colombia Volunteer Program for a year of service where I worked at a public high school in Medellin, Colombia to support the country’s efforts to make Colombia more bilingual. There, I also worked with hundreds of high school students, especially on speaking and writing by having conservation clubs and by creating fun projects where my students could utilize English outside of the classroom.
English for Traveling – Private Lesson with Ben
English for Traveling: Learn the basic vocabulary words/phrases to get around as a tourist or a visitor in an English-speaking country such as the United States. You'll also learn how to handle checking in to a hotel, booking a reservation at a restaurant, or going to a local pharmacy to pick up medicine.
I am proficient in all parts of the English language such as speaking, reading, writing, and listening. I ensure that each of my students also becomes proficient in learning about English grammar and vocabulary in order to improve their knowledge overall.
Intermediate English – Private Lesson with Ben
Learn to continue developing your knowledge of English language with speaking, writing activities in order to obtain an intermediate level of fluency. (1 Hour Lesson)
As of now, you can book a lesson with me through either Verbling.com or Italki.com or you can book with me directly through the links below on my page where we can set up a private lesson through Skype or Google Hangouts.
TOEFL Exam Preparation – Private Lesson with Ben
TOEFL Exam Preparation: If you would like to get help on the TOEFL exam on the speaking and writing sections in particular, I can offer help and assistance with this exam having worked with ESL students before on these topics.
Thank you for reading this page and my website. I look forward to helping you to achieve your English language goals very soon!
Advanced English – Private Lesson with Ben
Discover how to use and extend your vocabulary, grammar, and communication skills more consciously and effectively to become an advanced learner of the English language. (1 Hour Lesson)
My ESL Teaching Background
Ben’s Verbling Profile: https://www.verbling.com/teachers/benjaminw
Ben’s italki Profile: https://www.italki.com/teacher/1401711