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Talhah
« Perfect! My experience with Ethan has been an incredible one. He has enabled... More »
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Talhah
« Perfect! My experience with Ethan has been an incredible one. He has enabled me to write to the point while eliminating any impertinent content from my essays writing style both independent and integrated. Which has polished my writing skills to an extent that not only I, but others can also see a night and day difference in my essays. Furthermore, he has pointed out mistakes in other sections of the Toefl that I was oblivious to, thus, allowing me to correct those mistakes to score higher marks in TOEFL. The most convenient sessions I personally prefered with Ethan were the ones over the skype video calls. Since we have to abide by the law and stay under quarantine, nothing can be better than skype TOEFL learning with Ethan. »
$55/h
First lesson is free!
Profile and diploma verified
Response Time 1h
Lessons offered by Ethan
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at their home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • Writing comprehension - English
  • Writing expression - English
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL
Levels
  • All Levels

Expert IELTS/TOEFL Instructor with 18 years' experience (British Council & Cambridge Certified)/ PhD, Online prep courses for IELTS 7+ & TOEFL 100+ (Skype, Google Duo, Google Hangouts, WhatsApp, Zoom)

Methodology

COVID-19 Update: My classes continue through fully online learning modules using your preferred telecommunication app including: Skype, Google Duo, Google Hangouts, WhatsApp, Zoom and Adobe Connect. My Students and I have found this method of instruction highly effective (see the reviews below).

If you need expert help achieving your desired IELTS/TOEFL score, then I am the right tutor for you. During my 18-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).

During our sessions, I will teach you the latest IELTS/TOEFL tips, tricks and strategies based on the training I have received from the British Council (the official administrator of IELTS) or the ETS (the official administrator of TOEFL). Through my feedback, you will gain insight into the examiner's mode of thinking and the kinds of mistakes you are making that could affect your score. As your mentor, I will continue to work with you and will support you until you feel completely prepared to ace the test!

At the start of our tutoring sessions, I will give you a customized course plan that could look like the following:

1- 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.

2- 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.

3- One-Month IELTS 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 more than 1 point or for those who are looking for a semi-intensive course experience. Classes typically range from 2 to 8 hours a week.

For TOEFL candidates, a customized course plan could look like the following:

1-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.

2-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.

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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Background

I have taught ESL and international examinations such as IELTS and TOEFL for more than 18 years in Canada, Europe and the Middle East. Currently, I am an ESL Professor and academic advisor in the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sheridan College. Prior to this position, I taught at York University and Centennial College for around 5 years. I am also a PhD Candidate in Second Language Education at the University of Ottawa and hold IELTS, TOEFL and English teaching certifications (CELTA) from the British Council, the ETS and the University of Cambridge.

Rates

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

Ethan 's Resume

2018 - Present - ESL Professor and Academic Advisor, Sheridan College
2014 - 2018 - Sessional EAP and ELL Professor, Centennial College
2014 - 2018 - York University, 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

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

The 18 reviews on Ethan
  • 4.9/5

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

Perfect! My experience with Ethan has been an incredible one. He has enabled me to write to the point while eliminating any impertinent content from my essays writing style both independent and integrated. Which has polished my writing skills to an extent that not only I, but others can also see a night and day difference in my essays. Furthermore, he has pointed out mistakes in other sections of the Toefl that I was oblivious to, thus, allowing me to correct those mistakes to score higher marks in TOEFL.
The most convenient sessions I personally prefered with Ethan were the ones over the skype video calls. Since we have to abide by the law and stay under quarantine, nothing can be better than skype TOEFL learning with Ethan.

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Neda

Perfect! I’ve had classes with Ethan for 2 months and I should say that he is one of the best teachers I’ve ever seen. During classes, my speaking and vocabulary have progressed tremendously because Ethan has a very special and entertaining approach to teach these two skills. Also, my self confidence has increased compared to before when I am talking now.

Ethan has also implemented an organized plan to improve my listening skill. During classes, we listened to academic and entertaining topics and discussed them together. I recommend him to whoever wants to improve his/her listening, speaking and vocabulary skills.

Ethan 's response

Observing Neda's rapid improvement of her English skills has been a joy. We used the latest edition of the academic pathways series (advanced level) in her classes that enabled us to explore engaging topics while explicitly focusing on strategies that helped her improve her listening and speaking skills. More specifically, her listening comprehension has become significantly stronger and her speaking has become more fluent and coherent as a result of our strategy training! Excellent job, Neda!

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Gulperay

Perfect! I met Ethan a couple of weeks ago through superprof when I was in search of finding an IELTS tutor. I can clearly state that he has outstanding teaching skills, his strategies in both writing and speaking are clear and to the point. You never waste your time with him. He is well organized and just as passionate as you are!
Since I had a limited time to sit the exam, Ethan scheduled an intensive program for me. Nothing more, nothing less. Just what suits me the best. In ten 10 with his great support and tips, I managed to understand the tricks of IELTS writing and speaking. That's why I can wholeheartedly suggest him to anyone who is challenging IELTS exam.

Ethan 's response

Working with Gulperay was an absolute pleasure. She is a sharp learner who never failed to surprise me at how well she applied IELTS strategies to her work. We had two weeks of intensive classes during which she made excellent progress with her writing and speaking skills. I very much enjoyed reading her essays and was impressed with how well she showcased her English when answering questions in the speaking section. Congratulations on getting an IELTS score of 7.5, Gulperay!

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Mary

Perfect! I have had ESL classes with Ethan for the past month and I had a great experience in the class. I feel I made good progress in both my speaking and writing skills. I highly recommend him to other students.

Ethan 's response

Mary has worked hard to improve her essay writing, her knowledge of English grammar and her speaking skills. With her rapid pace of learning, I am hopeful she will make even greater progress in the weeks to come. Great job so far, Mary!

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Zirui

Perfect! Ethan is one of the best IELTS teacher I met in GTA area, after five classes I had some huge improvement on my writing techniques and essay coherence, I highly recommend him to who really want to improve their IELTS scores.

Ethan 's response

Zirui significantly improved his writing skills during his classes with me. His essays became well-organized, well-structured and coherent by the end of our classes. Well done, Zirui!

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Kirill

Perfect! I needed to pass IELTS General exam for immigration. After 2 unsuccessful attempts, I've got 6.0 in writing while my goal was to get 7 or above. When I started taking lessons with Ethan,I learned a lot about different kinds of essays as well as essay structures. I really enjoyed Ethan's teaching style because he knows everything about the writing section of the exam and always pays close attention to details to make sure that I understand every hard part. After our lessons, the structure and quality of my essays has improved dramatically and now I feel confident taking my next test.

Ethan 's response

When Kirill came to me, he had already taken IELTS twice and was disappointed with the results. However, the progress he made during his classes with me was nothing short of remarkable! Every element of his writing improved including his handwriting, sentence structure, paragraph structure and essay structure. Congratulations on getting a score of 7.5 in your IELTS test, Kirill!

Arzu

Perfect! Perfect! I met him when I was frustrated and had a very limited time to prepare for a high score.I am lucky to find such a qualified expert in IELTS. My score increased from overall 7 (listening 8.5, reading 6.5, writing 6, speaking 6.5) to overall 8 (listening 8.5, reading 8.5, writing 7, speaking 7) after one week intensive period of training. The classses were productive, motivating and enjoyable.I am thankful for the help to achieve my goal. I would definitely recommend this teacher!

Ethan 's response

It has been an absolute pleasure working with Dr. Arzu. We had 1 week of intensive classes during which time we went over IELTS techniques and strategies in each section of the test for each skill (except listening). She very effectively used those techniques to improve her work and/or increase the accuracy of her answers. I particularly enjoyed reading her essays by the end of our classes. Congratulations on your well-deserved success in the test, Dr. Arzu!

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Richard

Perfect! Ethan has a very strategic methodology and showed his professionalism in teaching IELTS. I improved very quickly after went through four lessons with him

Ethan 's response

Richard is a fast learner and is very detail-oriented. His incredible learning speed enabled us to make very fast progress during our classes. I was very much impressed with his essays which were rich with vocabulary and contained a good range of grammatical structures. Great job, Richard!

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Sara

Perfect! I took a private TOEFL class with Ethan. He helped me in writing and speaking skills. I was nervous about my speaking ,but now I am more confident. He explained everything for me and answered all of my questions during the sessions. He is very professional and I highly recommend him.

Ethan 's response

Sarah significantly improved her speaking and writing skills during her classes with me. In her writing classes, she found a creative way of using the writing structures she was taught in her essays. In the speaking section, she improved the fluency and coherence of her talk during the allocated test time. She got 24 for her writing (IELTS equivalent of 7) and 21 for her speaking (IELTS equivalent of 6.5) in her TOEFL test. Congratulations Sarah!

Paris

Perfect! I had classes with Ethan for a month and during this time, he taught me effective strategies on how to achieve my ideal IELTS score. His insight and knowledge about the IELTS exam is amazing and he directs you towards your desired IELTS score.

Now I can apply for my immigration with these scores:

Writing and reading: 7
Listening: 8
Speaking: 7.5

Thank you so much Ethan!

Ethan 's response

Paris is a very smart, motivated and hard-working student. During her classes, she made rapid progress in terms of understanding what the test requirements are in each section and what strategies to employ to reach the best outcome. I'm very happy that she got the exam scores that she wanted. Way to go Paris!

6 recommendations

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

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Einas

Ethan is a talented and gifted person who delivers information in a way that is very easy to connect with and understand. He is currently teaching me Grade 12 English which I am taking online. Despite the difficulty of the course mentioned, he keeps encouraging me to go ahead. He deserves all the respect and appreciation because he is my best teacher ever. My progress in English till now has been because of him.

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Basak

I took IELTS lessons from Ethan for 2 months and I can definitely say that he helped me by improving my writing and speaking skills. He has a good knowledge in IELTS technics, he gives very good recommendations and feedbacks that increases one's ability in English. My final results from IELTS are Listening - 9, Reading - 9, Speaking 7.5 and Writing 7.
Ethan is a really great teacher!

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Pinar

I had a chance to get tutoring for IELTS from Ethan and he is one of the best teacher I have ever seen. He loves his job and you can understand that teaching is his passion and this makes him a great teacher. He always ensures that the student understood even he has to repeat a couple of times. I have never felt stressed with him and enjoyed our lessons.

Thanks to him I was successfull in IELTS.

Pinar

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Parastoo

Ethan is an amazing teacher. He motivates you, he encourages you and he leads you to achieve your goal. I highly recommend him as to put is simply, he knows what he is doing and he knows all your strengths and your weaknesses.

I had all my 4 skills with him, and it was a great experience as during my classes I learnt how to write finally (lol), how to effectively read a passage in a timely manner, how to focus and concentrate on a subject in my speaking test, and how to listen and find the key words for my listening exam. Here are my IELTS scores:

Speaking: 7, Listening: 8.5, Reading: 8.5, Writing: 7.5. Overall: 8

Yay Ethan!

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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