Leslie received her Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education in 2011. She has been a language instructor and facilitator focusing on adult learners since then. Her students are from various countries such as Belarus, Brazil, Burundi, China, Dominican Republic, France, Haiti, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Moldova, Poland, Ukraine, Uruguay, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, Venezuela and many others. Leslie has a keen respect and interest in language, diversity, and culture, and she shares her exuberance in each class.
Leslie's travel abroad and dedicated work in various community-based organizations among adults, youth, and children from diverse backgrounds has been enriching.
Aside from teaching English (vocabulary in use, pronunciation, diction and conversation), Leslie's talents include singing and working with vocal ensembles. As a singer she has performed in various settings including the recording studio singing in Contemporary Gospel, Jazz, Latin, and Popular idioms.
As an extension of her legacy in music and the arts Leslie continues to impact learners through creative means including content- and task-based curricula using sociocultural theories and assisted performance with her students.
Leslie is committed to meeting the language needs of her clients; whether preparing for the TOEFL exam, increasing vocabulary usage, or improving pronunciation. The English language as it is spoken, written, read, and heard are skills we help students to strengthen. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver to you our best service.
Leslie's Teaching Experience Includes:
- Conversation (Formal and Informal)
- Vocabulary in Use (Academic Language, TOEFL)
- Dynamic Listening/Speaking: Lectures to Presentations
- Effective Writing: Emails to Essays
- Business English (Corporate, Legal, and Medical Terminology)
- Private Tutoring (Pronunciation/Accent Reduction)
- Youth Vocal Ensembles
Language Educator, The Language Connection
St. John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439