ESL/English/TOEFL Lessons

ESL/English/TOEFL Lessons


About this pro

I am a native professional with a University Degree and I teach English to adults/children. I speak 4 other languages, so know the difficulties you face. I also have years of experience with business English - public speaking, business letters, marketing documents, job applications, resume's and general but clear communication between the world's English speakers.
Last year I taught businessmen at Shanghai’s leading university and also coached adults, teenagers and small children all to speak more fluently.

People would consider me an "old school" meaning I learned to speak and write English when standards were high (we didn't have computers, email or text messaging) so I try to pass this rare quality onto all my students.

Over the last 6 years my one to one students have come from all over the world, including Japan, China, Taiwan, Russia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Ukraine, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Morroco, Columbia and Brazil. Their ages have ranged from 6 – 64. One to one is the best way to progress!

I am patient, sympathetic and flexible.

We can meet anywhere that suits you.

Ashton Turner

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Washington, DC 20008
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Academic English:
TOEFL and IELTS preparation.

Business English/Document correction
I can also teach you business English, do proof reading and document “polishing” i.e. business reports, letters, emails/CV’s/job applications that look like they were written by a native.

Corporate Training
If you have foreign nationals who need to impress at the top level of business negotiations and deliver flawless presentations to clients then my corporate English program can prepare them for these tasks.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have recent experience teaching state owned companies in China.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My hourly rates are reasonable - $50/hour for the DC area – a little more for out of hours work. Blocks of lessons can earn you a good discount. Cancellation terms apply.

If you have some friends/colleagues who would like to learn together, I would be very happy to organize small group classes (of similar level) see below:-

2 people $35/hour each
3 people $25/hour each
4 people $17/hour each
5 people $13/hour each

Again, blocks of group lessons earn you a discount.