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 almost four 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.
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.
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.
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.
As of now, you can book a lesson with me through either Verbling.com or Italki.com or you can contact me directly through an e-mail message on my website where we can set up a private lesson through Skype or Google Hangouts.
Thank you for reading this page and my website. I look forward to helping you to achieve your English language goals very soon!
Ben’s Verbling Profile: https://www.verbling.com/teachers/benjaminw
Ben’s italki Profile: https://www.italki.com/teacher/1401711