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About Our Main Instructor
Hello. I am Erica Rösi Pedersen. I provide most of the curriculum and teaching at Speakmethod.com. After achieving my B.A. in English and Masters in Creative Writing, I began work with a refugee resettlement office in Seattle and gained a passion for English language teaching. I taught classes and also managed the refugee English program for 10 years. During that time, I gained TESOL certification (TESOL means Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages). Since then, I have taught private lessons in English pronunciation and grammar both in-person (for locals) and online with skype. I also teach evening English classes at the University of Washington.
My private students have included software professionals, researchers, medical students, childcare providers, teachers, taxi drivers and people from many other professions. During English classes, I have helped students develop pronunciation of the R sound, develop the TH sound, learn the different American T sounds, perfect pronunciation of vowel sounds, develop word stress and more. For grammar, I use practice conversations to help students apply grammar rules to their everyday vocabulary. Verb tenses, prepositions and articles (a, an, the) are common areas of study. I am grateful to have worked with people from around the world: East Africa, Senegal, India, Japan, China, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Israel, the U.K., France, Germany, Bosnia, Russia, and the Ukraine.
I enjoy doing test-prep as well. I have assisted many students who were preparing for the TOEFL or USMLE exam.
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