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Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 3:18 PM


An English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher/tutor/coach with over 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE is ready to help you now. Also, additional years of teaching and business experience...

"...Working with James was the best investment I made while I was in Boston for a year. When I arrived, I had a lot of problems speaking English. I also had major problems with pronunciation and grammar. When I started working with James, he immediately began to help me to prioritize my learning process...." -- READ MORE BELOW.

INTENSIVE ESL classes can be in person in Cambridge or on SKYPE:


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 ESPECIALLY APPRECIATE 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 discuss, 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!***

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

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

"Working with James was the best investment I made while I was in Boston for a year. When I arrived, I had a lot of problems speaking English. I also had major problems with pronunciation and grammar. When I started working with James, he immediately began to help me to prioritize my learning process. He also challenged me in the right way to reach my very high goals. I felt that James helped me every second I was with him, and even when I was not in private class with him! When I had to prepare for presentations for my professional work, James gave me very valuable tips that made a big difference. He has a lot of experience in public speaking. The fact that James can speak some Spanish has helped to make my classroom time with him more efficient. Definitively, I can say that I got a big return on my investment. Now that I am back in Spain, I still work with James -- on Skype!"
-- Ignacio, 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. During the time I worked with him, first with classes in Cambridge and then from South Korea on Skype, my English skills 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 evolved depending on my progress. He 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 met James as a visiting Materials Science and Engineering student at MIT. After coming from Russia to Boston, I was shocked and frustrated that after so many years of studying English, some of my professors and peers were unable to understand me. People kept asking me to repeat myself. Working with James made a big difference. Over a short period, the rhythm of my speech changed from "Russian English" to "Real English," helping me with the pronunciation of sounds, words, intonation, and some other things that I had not known about. With practice in and outside of class, even my voice began to sound better! It took one month to see interest in the eyes of my fellow students and colleagues when I spoke. Totally worth it. In fact, when I returned to Russia, my American advisor was able to understand me much better, and a friend on the debate club asked me if I had had some special kind of training in English. James is a very patient and understanding teacher. This helps a lot, especially when you are in a new environment and scared of everything."
-- Elena, Russia

"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 benefited tremendously from James in accent reduction, speaking/listening comprehension, and presentation skills (just to name three areas). I have heartfelt gratitude to James for his continuous energy in teaching and for having guided me in many aspects, levels, and stages of life."
-- Ching-Fu, Taiwan

"I learned things that I would never have learned if I had not taken James' classes. For example, I learned grammar, vocabulary, and fluency expressions that I had not heard before. There were other things like this that James carefully explained that would not have been possible for me to pick up listening to other people speak. As a result, I am better able to understand people now because of the new stuff I've learned, particularly the pronunciation work. I can also find the words more easily and speak with more confidence. For instance, now I am not afraid to pick up the phone because I know what to say, and I have no problems understanding the other person. The results were worth the price, as I can see the difference in working with a teacher with James' experience. It was like nothing I had experienced before in my English learning experiences."
-- Gabriel, France

"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, benefiting 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

Rate for an INTENSIVE One-on-One Private Lesson:
$105/two-hour session
(Receive a discount for ten two-hour sessions, prepaid and scheduled in advance. Longer sessions are also available.)

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

Equally effective lessons are also available for you on Skype. (I have been offering lessons successfully on Skype since 2010.)

Please call me now at 617-945-5300 or e-mail me now at to arrange a FREE ONE-HOUR CONSULTATION (longer if needed) at a public cafe in Harvard Square, Central Square, Kendall Square, or Alewife.

PLEASE CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE for more information on private lessons:

It will be my honor to serve you!


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