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Ethan  - Prof ESL - Vancouver
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  • (55 reviews)
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Ivan
« Excellent! Ethan was able to help me and boost my writing skills in a very short... More »
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Ivan
« Excellent! Ethan was able to help me and boost my writing skills in a very short time! Thanks to him, I was able to score band 7 in the IELTS writing task »
$55/h
1st lesson is free!
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Response Time 3h
Lessons offered by Ethan
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • Writing comprehension - English
  • Writing expression - English
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL
Levels
  • All Levels

Expert IELTS/TOEFL Instructor with 19 years' experience (British Council & Cambridge Certified)- Award-Winning Professor, PhD- Online prep courses for IELTS 7+ & TOEFL 100+ (Skype, Zoom, etc.)

Methodology

-If you need expert help achieving your desired IELTS/TOEFL score, then I am the right tutor for you. During my 19-year career as a(n) IELTS/TOEFL instructor and ESL professor, I have successfully tutored hundreds of students, helping them achieve 7.0+ in IELTS and 100+ (25 and over in each skill) in their TOEFL exam (for some of the latest results, see the reviews below).
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- I will teach you the latest IELTS/TOEFL tips, tricks and strategies which will boost your exam performance in all four skills.

-Through my feedback, you will gain insight into the examiner's mode of thinking and the kinds of mistakes you are making that affect your score. As your mentor, I will continue to support you until you feel completely prepared to ace the test!
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-At the start of our tutoring sessions, I will give you a customized course plan that could look like the following:

*** One-Week Crash Course (SP and WR scores of 7+/LIS and RE scores of 8+):
Ideal for IELTS candidates who need to boost their overall score by .5 to 1 point. Classes range from 2 to 4 hours a day depending on your needs and my availability.

*** Two-Week Intensive Prep (SP and WR scores of 7+/LIS and RE scores of 8+): Ideal for IELTS candidates who need to boost their overall score by 1 point. Classes range from 6 to 8 hours a week.
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For TOEFL candidates, a customized course plan could look like the following:

***Two-Week Intensive Prep (RE: 25+, LIS: 25+, SP: 25+, WR: 25+):
Ideal for TOEFL candidates who need a boost of 5 points or less in one or more than one skill. Classes are typically 6 hours a week.

***One-Month TOEFL Prep (RE: 25+, LIS: 25+, SP: 25+, WR: 25+):
Ideal for TOEFL candidates who need a boost of 5 or more points in one or more than one skill. This option could also suit those who seek a semi-intensive course experience. Classes range from 2 to 8 hours a week.
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-If you are an ESL learner who is not planning to take any English exams but would like to improve your English language proficiency, I have just the right plan for you! My custom-made lessons and my choice of educational materials will help you improve your English in no time! Contact me for details.

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One of our best! High-quality profile, qualifications verified and responds during the day. Ethan will plan your first lesson with care.

Background

***I have taught ESL and international examinations such as IELTS and TOEFL for more than 19 years in Canada, Europe and the Middle East. Currently, I am an ESL professor and a program coordinator at a reputable Canadian community college.
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***I have a PhD in Second Language Education (from the University of Ottawa) and hold IELTS, TOEFL and English teaching certifications (CELTA) from the British Council, the ETS and the University of Cambridge.

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***I have been a university of Cambridge certified English instructor and British Council certified IELTS instructor for several years in Canada, Europe and the Middle East.
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***I have won multiple teaching and research awards as a professor and an instructor (see my resume).

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $ 55/h
Lessons offered by Ethan
Individual
The lessons will be held
at their home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • Writing comprehension - English
  • Writing expression - English
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL
Levels
  • All Levels

Ethan 's Resume

Recent positions held in Canadian universities and colleges:
2018 - Present - Full-Time ESL Professor and Program Coordinator.
2014 - 2018 - Sessional EAP and ELL Professor.
2014 - 2018 - Academic English Instructor.
2009 - 2014 - Hermes Institute of Science and Technology- Chair of Academic Programs.
2002 - 2009 - Various universities, colleges and language schools across Europe and the Middle East - IELTS and Academic English Instructor
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Education:
2014 - 2019 - PhD in Second Language Education, University of Ottawa
2018 - British Council IELTS Teaching Certificate
2012 - University of Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults
2007 - 2010 - Master of Arts in Second Language Education
2002 - 2006 - Bachelor of Arts in English Literature
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Awards and Scholarships:
1- Scholarship, Research and Creative Activities (SRCA) Growth Grant (2021)
2- Scholarly Teaching and Learning Award (2020)
3- The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada Doctoral Award (2019)
4- Scholarship, Research and Creative Activities (SRCA) Growth Grant (2019)
5- The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2017,2018)
6- The University of Ottawa Excellence Scholarship (2017, 2018)
7- The Wilga Rivers Memorial Award by the American Association of Applied Linguistics (2016)
8- The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Fund (SoTL) (2016)
9- Faculty of Education Funding Grant, University of Ottawa (2014)

The 55 reviews on Ethan
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
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Ivan

Excellent! Ethan was able to help me and boost my writing skills in a very short time! Thanks to him, I was able to score band 7 in the IELTS writing task

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Inelda

Perfect! Ethan was very approachable, his accent and speech was so easy to understand.His lesson had a fun element to it :)

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Niloofar

Perfect! I would like to share my experience taking classes with Ethan who helped me get my desired score in the writing skill. Before meeting him, I had taken the IELTS test 4 times and scored 6.5 in writing every single time. Shortly after starting my classes with Ethan, I learned about the areas I needed to improve and scored 7 in my first attempt. Ethan is so supportive and not only proficient in teaching English, but also in preparing his student’s mentality for a stressful exam such as IELTS.

Ethan 's response

It was a pleasure working with Dr. Niloofar and helping her get her desired IELTS writing score. Seeing the coherent, well-organized paragraphs in her essays after a few weeks of intensive training, I was positive she was going to obtain a score of 7+. Congratulation on getting an IELTS score of 8.0, Niloofar! (SP: 8, WR: 7, RE: 8, LIS: 8.5)

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Evgeniy

Perfect! Ethan is a great English teacher and mentor, his classes are very dynamic and he always finds a new topic that is very engaging and making the lesson fun! I highly recommend Ethan to anyone that want to accelerate their English studies

Ethan 's response

I have thoroughly enjoyed my classes with Evgeniy. His essays flow much better now as he has learned how to meaningfully connect his ideas in his paragraphs. I also really like his unique, real-life examples which are now well-developed and coherently written. Bravo, Evgeniy!

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Minhua

Perfect! Ethan is a professional, trustworthy teacher who had abundant teaching experiences in the IELTS test, he is also a scholar with a strong language education background who provides me valuable advice to explore my further research.

Ethan 's response

Minhua improved her paragraph development and essay organization in the few classes that she had with me. I also enjoyed exchanging ideas about scholarly topics with her. I am confident she can obtain her desired IELTS score when she takes the test soon. Well done, Minhua!

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Shimeles

Perfect! Learning with Ethan was a great experience especially learning different techniques of IELTS essay writing. He will point out your weaknesses, shows you how to fix your errors and teaches you the best strategies to write an awesome essay. I strongly recommend him to all other IELTS candidates!

Ethan 's response

Shimeles significantly improved all aspects of his writing in his classes with me. His overall flow, development of ideas, connections between ideas, and essay organization considerably improved in the one month that he worked with me. I'm happy to report that he obtained his desired IELTS writing score in his first attempt. Congratulations on getting an IELTS score of 6.5, Shimeles!

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Andres felipe

Perfect! Ethan helps me to skyrocket my writing skills to the IELTS exam. It's one of weakness even in my native language, and now I feel confident about the quality of my essays. IELTS is tough but no impossible, especially when you are advised by an expert.

Ethan 's response

Andres Felipe learned how to organize his ideas, clarify his arguments, provide relevant examples and address different viewpoints in his essays. By the end of our classes, the clarity and coherence of his essays significantly improved. Great job, Andres Felipe!

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Yoshito

Perfect! I had his lessons for my LETS test was great and helpful. His logical and knowledgable lectures could help me understand the structure of writing topics and improve my writing skills. I definitely recommend everyone to take these lessons if someone need to prepare for any kind of exam. Thank you, Ethan.

Ethan 's response

Yoshito significantly improved on his writing, reading and speaking skills in his classes with me. His essays flow much more smoothly, and his paragraph structure has become more logical. In reading, he has improved on the accuracy of his answers and can manage his time much more effectively. In speaking, his fluency and confidence levels have increased considerably. Overall, I'm very happy with the progress he has made in my classes. Great job, Yoshito!

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Milan

Perfect! Very detailed analyzing and supportive explaining on my writing.

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Mazi

Perfect! It was a great experience being taught by Ethan. He knows exactly what you need to reach the IELTS score you need. During the two weeks that we had classes, my essay writing improved quickly and I felt completely prepared for my test. I strongly recommend him to other IELTS candidates.

14 recommendations

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Amal

It has been an absolute delight to learn from Ethan. He teaches methodologically, identifies the key problems a student has, gives numerous suggestions to rectify those mistakes and always encourages the student to stay realistically positive.

Ethan has supported me in an empathetic manner, has understood my frustrations and dealt with it with patience. He made sure he made himself available even though we had a 15 hours time difference. He responds actively and is always linked for classes in time.

I will recommend him to all people who are struggling with IELTS writing tasks. Thank you Ethan.

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Hasti

The friendly atmosphere during our class sessions helped me to feel comfortable asking all my questions. Ethan’s teaching style encouraged me to practice and keep motivated about learning. Also, his time management helped me to achieve the level of proficiency I needed in a limited time that I had.

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VicQ.

I heard Ethan from my friend who successfully passed IELTS writing at band 7. I had several sessions with Ethan to cover all different types of structures in IELTS. Ethan is very patient and knowledgeable, I know much better how to write different topics than before. I highly recommend Ethan to anyone wants improvement in writing skills, you will not regret!

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Ahmad

Like most non-native English speakers, I learned English through conversation, movies and songs, but I didn't realize the importance of studying the language academically until I landed in Canada. Fortunately, I met professor Ethan who was a source of inspiration and encouragement. He spent so much time and effort to ensure that my academic writing improved. I became familiar with different essay styles, and I learnt several important writing techniques and strategies. I also learned how to make my sentences more academic which is an important skill in Canada. I thank him from the bottom of my heart.

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Elfatih

Ethan taught me different reading and writing techniques. As a result, the quality of my essays improved. I also loved how he related the lessons to real-life topics. This made it easier to achieve my desired score in my test.

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Jiacheng

Ethan is definitely the best teacher you could find. I got a 6.5 for my writing on my first IELT test before the class. Then I found him and took about 10 courses with him. The second time I got a 7.5. A huge improvement! Give him a chance and he will never let you down.

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Rawan

I was lucky to get IELTS lessons from Ethan. He showed me how to improve the style and coherence of my essays. I feel much more confident with essay writing after our classes. I recommend him to other IELTS candidates.

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Obadah

Ethan is one of the best IELTS teachers I have ever seen. After just a few classes, my essays improved significantly with Ethan’s organized plan. He always gave me great feedback on each part and I have learnt from my mistakes. I definitely recommend him!

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Missiny

I took private Grade 12 English lessons from July 2019 to December 2019 with Ethan. My lessons were very productive as Ethan is professional and helped me improve my English and my knowledge of English literature. My final grade was an amazing 88%.

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Neshat

Ethan is a great teacher who motivates you to get good results in your IELTS test. Thanks to him, every part of the test became clear to me. He also encouraged me to believe in my abilities and to have the confidence to do well in the speaking section. I got these results in my IELTS test. Thanks a million Ethan!
Speaking: 7.5, Writing: 7, Reading: 8, Listening: 7

Ethan 's interview

QUESTION 01 | 05
When and why did you develop an interest in your chosen field?
Ethan — When I was six years old, my family and I moved to the U.K., and as a result, I naturally picked up English in school. This experience made me interested in the process of Second Language Acquisition later on in my life. When learning a second language, your whole person is involved; various regions of the brain, a wide range of emotions, your motivation, and a whole host of socio-cultural factors are at work that lead to the mastery of a second language.
QUESTION 02 | 05
What makes you passionate about your subject?
Ethan — IELTS opens doors, creates opportunities and helps newcomers successfully integrate into the Canadian society. IELTS also enables international students to function effectively in their future college or university programs. It is beautiful to play a small role in the future success of new Canadians.
QUESTION 03 | 05
What do you like about tutoring? What makes you a "Superprof"?
Ethan — The fact that I can help make positive change in my students' lives makes me very passionate about tutoring. Seeing my students' success is the most rewarding aspect of my job. I think my qualifications and experience are an essential part of being a "Superprof", but more importantly, my positive attitude toward teaching and my dedication to student success make me a real "Superprof"!
QUESTION 04 | 05
Do you have any role models; a teacher that inspired you?
Ethan — When I was doing my master's, my psychology professor's passion for the subject matter, his curiosity for learning and his care for his students really rubbed off on me. I think these are important qualities that a teacher needs to possess to be effective in their role.
QUESTION 05 | 05
What are your keys to success?
Ethan — Being open to new experiences, having a clear vision of the future and persevering in the face of hardship.

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