An effective instructor always starts with a Needs Assessment of his/her learner. Lessons are always based on the skill areas that a student chooses to focus on. Part of my job as your private teacher is to help build your confidence and to encourage you to fully participate in the learning process, to ask questions and to not be afraid to take chances, even if it leads to a mistake. With my assistance, you will set short-term and long-term goals that are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely (SMART), and monitor your progress along the way. This is all part of learning and, thus, improving. I believe that learning should be fun, which is why I create a friendly, safe and supportive environment for you to learn and to flourish in.
As a Native Speaker, I will help you dramatically improve your English proficiency in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing for general and academic purposes. I will help you comprehend main ideas and details when listening and reading. I will help you reduce your accent and speak more fluently using linking and reductions exercises, and improve your communication at an idiomatic level. I will help you to better express yourself in general and academic writing contexts. The study and use of proper grammar and vocabulary will weave its way throughout our integrated lessons.
SPECIALIZATIONS: Citizenship Test Preparation, Pronunciation
I am a Native Speaker of English, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I am an Accredited and Certified ESL Instructor (ICTEAL, OCELT, TESL Ontario, TESL Canada), with a Bachelor's degree (BA) in media from Ryerson University (Toronto). I teach classes for an Ontario school board and have private students, as well. SPECIALIZATIONS: Citizenship Test Preparation, Pronunciation
Each lesson is a minimum of 1.5 - 2 hours.
I require 24-hours notice for cancellation of lesson. Otherwise, the student will be charged for the lesson.
Lisa Papineau, ICTEAL, OCELT, TESL, BA
Certified and Accredited Member of TESL Ontario
Native English Speaker
~ Patient ~ Creative ~ Committed
TESL Ontario Certificate, 2011
York Catholic District School Board
TESL Canada Certificate, 2010
With High Honours Centennial College
Bachelor of Arts, 1995
Radio and Television Ryerson University Toronto
February 2011 ~ present
York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB), Adult ESL Instructor
~ Successfully facilitate English language acquisition for intermediate and advanced learners;
~ Creatively execute communicative activities in all skill areas;
~ Design and teach curriculum to support a variety of learning styles and abilities;
~ Motivate learners to establish and reach their specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-based goals.
~ SPECIALIZED QUALIFICATIONS: Citizenship Preparation; Speaking and Pronunciation
February 2014 ~ present
COSTI Immigrant Services Supply LINC Instructor
~ in York Region, at Welcome Centres in Markham, Richmond Hill and Newmarket
July 2010 ~ August 2010
YWCA, Turning Point for Women, Toronto
Teacher Candidate Practicum
~ Effectively facilitated pairs, small group and large group communicative activities in all skill areas, using information-gap exercises, interactive games and think-pair-share exercises.
~ Successfully designed and taught material to support a variety of learning styles and abilities.
QUALIFICATIONS and SKILLS
Languages ~ Native speaker of English, University French;
Computer Skills ~ Microsoft Office, World Wide Web, Internet;
Well-developed skills in teaching all CLB levels and facilitating assessments;
Extensive experience in multicultural environments;
Natural ability to motivate and support learners to achieve their goals;
Excellent interpersonal skills;
Exceptionally organized and results-oriented;
Dependable, conscientious and trustworthy;
Highly-developed ability to adapt and problem- solve;
Own reliable vehicle.
Perfect! Lisa was beyond wonderful. Tiffany was struggling with ESL classes and Lisa worked with her very hard and in a couple of weeks her improvement was impressive. Lisa is native speaker with neutral accent , full of patience and easy going, she has the skills to make learning a non boring task, she was engaging, kind and very creative. Tiffany will continue with Lisa next scholar year as support for her English classes. Thank you very much Lisa!
Lisa is one of the best teachers I have had over my 20 years of study. She is very patient and kind . She is very literate and knowledgeable about her work. She knows precisely what are the needs of her students, and provides practical and helpful contents. I attended her ESL classes and the citizenship preparation . The classes were very helpful . I thank her very much for all the kindness and informative content that taught me so I can find my way as a newcomer to Canada. I will appreciate her forever.
“Lisa is a very patient, kind and knowledgeable teacher. Always on time. I cannot thank her enough for all help she gave me. l enjoyed working with her to improve my English language. Those information she provided me was super clear and base on my English level. I would highly recommend her.”
Lisa was my ESL class teacher, and helped me to improve my performance in English. Providing detail explanations and practice in class, Lisa ensured that my spoken and written English skills were sharpened. She has very strong knowledge in Canadian History and public affairs that helped me to know more about the Canadian culture and living style.
Great teacher! Highly recommend!!!!!
It is not often easy to find an amazing English teacher like Lisa. She is brilliant at developing social relationships with her students.
She taught me how to communicate properly in the Canadian society and be capable of thinking in English instead of my native language. This enable me to cope with different hard situations as a newcomer to Canada.
She always works towards gathering information about various topics related to her job.
She has the ability to give an appropriate feedback to her students and determine their points of weakness.
Because she is an excellent listener who has amazing communication skills, she can help her students to improve quickly.
Please do not hesitate to join Lisa in your English journey.
Lisa is a really passionate, patient and helpful ESL teacher. I have made great progress on my English skills in her class.
I would like to thank you for your efforts and patience during our english course
I have learnt a lot from you in terms of English language and life as well
You really make big difference to our live
I highly recommend you are an excellent English language teacher.
I wish you all the best in your career path
During 6 months, Lisa was my English Tutor. She was the best and pleasant teacher I have ever had. Lisa was very patient and dynamic. Everyday class subjects used to be different, interesting and exciting. She had a great and clear accent, very easy to understand. With her help and advice, I improved my English.
Thank you Lisa!
I recommend Lisa because she is smart and knowledgeable. She is also dedicated in her job and she is plentiful while teaching. She is the best teacher I have met in my life. CL
It has been a pleasure to be in Lisa’s classes. She’s friendly, patient and very experienced. I will definitely recommend her as a tutor!
Lisa was the best English teacher that I've ever had, and I was lucky to have such a knowledgable teacher. She is very experienced in her field. She knows exactly what is the best method for new English learners. I strongly recommend her for English-tutoring of everyone who wants to improve their English skills for both speaking and listening.
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