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Please see my special offer below to get a FREE two-hour CLASS....and take advantage of a FREE CONSULTATION on Skype.

As an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher/tutor/coach, I focus full-time on improving all English skills, including accent reduction, according to the needs of my students. I am a native speaker of American English from the Boston, Massachusetts area.

I have over 18 years of experience, working with all kinds of professionals, academics, and students (doctors, lawyers, Harvard and MIT visiting professors and researchers, graduate and university students, etc.) You can take private lessons in person or on Skype. You can also take advantage of my ESL editing services, ESL seminars/workshops for visiting tour groups (including topics related to American culture and government), and special life coaching sessions.

For many of my students, I am a resource for them to better understand U.S. culture and society in all aspects. In addition, for some of my students I also serve as a life guide due to my extensive life experience.

I have some fluency in Spanish and French as well as knowledge of other languages.

Improve Your English Speaking and Other Fluency Skills








Three GREAT reasons to contact me now:

1. Take advantage of A FANTASTIC system that allows you to progress at a faster rate. I have my own unique system that will help you to speak and sound more like an American, and put you on the road to NOT NEEDING A TEACHER. This will save you time and money. MY STUDENTS LOVE THE CORRECTIONS I MAKE AND MY SYSTEM OF TEACHING PRONUNCIATION!

2. Work with an extraordinary and experienced ESL teacher/tutor/coach who knows how to give you the individual instruction you need. I will be able to answer your questions and to give you the expert instruction you need to SPEAK and SOUND more masterful with the English language. I can teach ALL aspects of English as needed.

That's right. We can meet and talk, and you will experience my expertise and personality right away. I will give you an idea of HOW I will be able to HELP YOU. YOU WILL ALSO EXPERIENCE MY SYSTEM AND SEE HOW IT WORKS.

If you choose, each class I will correct your mistakes and give you easy-to-understand explanations. Many of my students have discovered a new and exciting way of looking at English!

[Please note: All testimonials have been edited for grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc.]

"I could never have imagined I would find such an enthusiastic, interesting, and wise person when I first contacted James. Meeting James has been a powerful experience for me, both in terms of my English and my life. He has been the most dedicated, patient, and efficient English teacher I have ever had. After two classes in Cambridge, we have continued on Skype. Never before have I improved so much in terms of conversation skills and in the understanding of the English language in all its aspects. With new techniques and different teaching approaches, he has found a way to engage me in the learning process and to make me desire and love every moment I spend surrounded by English.

"This is not about spending hours in front of boring and inanimate books anymore and has become a complete, fun, and more intuitive process, in which we focus on those weaker aspects of my current knowledge as they come up. The teaching has been individualized based on the different aspects I lack. Besides that, learning doesn't finish every time James' face fades away on my computer screen at the end of our Skype classes. James sends interesting and well-structured materials for me to work with at home and has given me pieces of advice regarding different activities related to English that have helped me to improve at my own speed. Our classes are definitely worth every dollar I pay for them."
-- Pablo, Spain

"I had learned English for a long time before I met James, but I could not make a real leap in speaking English. I would strongly recommend James to those of you who seriously want to improve your English. In the time I have been working with him, first with classes in Cambridge and now from South Korea on Skype, my English skills have definitely improved. He helps his students in so many different ways and provides continual support that goes beyond the classroom. After I started working with James soon after I arrived in the U.S., he began to show me effective ways to advance my English to higher and higher levels. He also closely guided me. He is not an ordinary teacher, and his class is not just about learning grammar and expressions. His teaching methods are customized and have evolved depending on my progress. He has further helped me cultivate more natural American rhythms and accents, which no other teachers could do in the past. If you choose James, you will have a great teacher and maybe even a trusted friend at the same time!"
-- Hessung, South Korea

"I asked James a thousand questions, and I got all of them answered and clarified. I encourage people to take his courses because he knows whatever he does, why he does it, and what it is for. It doesn't matter how crazy it seems to be. He's got this ability from his knowledge of other languages, and that makes everything easier for students to learn and enjoy. Also, his passion for teaching gives a friendly environment to his classroom."
-- Daniel, Colombia

"I sincerely recommend James, a wonderful teacher not only in English but also in life guidance, to all who seek to improve English skills and/or who are eager to understand American culture and history. James has incredible cultural sensitivity and intellectual diversity as well as a passion for and patience in teaching. I have benefited tremendously from James in accent reduction, speaking/listening comprehension, and presentation skills (just to name three areas) since we started classes a while back. I have heartfelt gratitude to James for his continuing energy in teaching and for guiding me in many aspects, levels, and stages of life."
-- Ching-Fu, Taiwan

"After a long period of taking private lessons with my teacher and friend, James, I can say that he is the best teacher in the world! He not only seemed to have answers to everything, but was also able to maintain a high level of energy, creativity, and enthusiasm. He knew exactly what I needed, and he explained everything so amazingly well that I understood everything he taught me very quickly. I learned so much about English from James and also how to improve my English outside of class. The materials he created and the regular attention he gave me outside of class also helped me a lot. I really looked forward to going to his classes every week!"
-- Amador, Spain

"I worked with James over a long period of time, and I benefitted greatly from his extensive skills and experience in improving both the content and the delivery of my presentations to other executives and to my employees. In the process, I learned many useful idioms, vocabulary words, and fluency phrases that were very helpful in business and life situations. James showed a great willingness and ability to adjust to and to meet my individual needs both in terms of English (including my pronunciation) and the cultural challenges that I faced every day. He helped me a lot!"
-- Franck, France

"It was by stroke-of-luck that I found James on the Internet while browsing for tutors/teachers to help with English speaking skills. In the beginning, I was afraid that this experience would be a tribulation, especially since I was unsure if my expectations would be met. James was immensely helpful in easing me and mapping a chart of my needs. He has developed a unique system to train students with variable language needs. His intonation technique is especially amazing, where the student also discovers the appropriate use of an expression while learning how to pronounce words and sentences. It was one of the best experiences I have had in a short period of time."
-- Raja, India

"Everything James has taught me has been excellent. He has been very patient with me and always has a positive attitude. Each little point and correction has helped me so much with my pronunciation and has made a big difference for me. He has shown a great commitment to my progress by providing me with materials and extra attention outside of class. James is the best teacher in every way and an excellent person, too."
-- Maria, Mexico

"James is an extraordinary teacher, providing a professional teaching approach combined with a fun working atmosphere. He easily identified my weak spots and came up with an individual approach to address these issues and resolve them. He is very motivating, encouraging, creative, highly skilled, and energetic, offering not only English lessons but learning for life as well. I enjoyed this holistic approach, benefitting from a unique teaching material data base which he created all by himself and which is still available to me now, even after I have finished classes. He is simply a great teacher, which you need to experience for yourself. Words can't explain."
-- Jürgen, Germany

There are many other testimonials on my website:

I OFFER A FREE CONSULTATION ON SKYPE FOR ONE HOUR – OR WHATEVER TIME WE NEED TO DISCUSS YOUR SITUATION AND MY UNIQUE SYSTEM OF TEACHING. During the consultation, I will answer any and all of your questions, although you are certainly welcome to contact me with questions before requesting a consultation.

Your improvement in English will be at least as important to me as it is to you.

Rates for One-on-One Private Lessons:
$105/two-hour session
(You will receive a LOWER RATE for prepaid lessons scheduled in advance. Longer sessions are also available.


Schedule in advance and prepay TEN (10) two-hour sessions, STARTING IN APRIL 2015, to be COMPLETED in ten (10) consecutive weeks, and receive an eleventh (11th) two-hour session FREE. (All eleven sessions must be completed within TWELVE weeks.)

OFFER B: SCHEDULE AND PREPAY FIVE (5) TWO-HOUR SESSIONS, STARTING IN APRIL, 2015. Then schedule and prepay another cycle of five two-hour sessions immediately after completing the first five sessions, and you will receive an ELEVENTH (11th) two-hour session FREE. (All eleven sessions must be completed within ELEVEN weeks.)

I HAVE BEEN TEACHING STUDENTS AND PROFESSIONALS ESL ENGLISH SINCE 1997, and I have a three-page resume, which includes other teaching and work experience.

Are you a visiting professor, instructor, researcher, or scholar? A diplomat? I can give you what you need to be successful.


It will be my honor to work with you!


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