Personalized English Classes ONLINE with Sierra Forest.

Personalized English classes with a native speaker online.

Tell me your goals and I will develop an individualized course just for you!

 

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Tuesday January 31st, 2017

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» One-to-one Classes

  • My personalized classes are fun and creative!
  • Learn new vocabulary and expressions.
  • Improve pronunciation and practice correct grammar in a natural, relaxed way.
  • Discuss current events and topics that interest you.
  • Learn from high-quality reading and listening materials as well as newspapers, magazines, blog posts, videos, songs and podcasts.

» Online

  • During our classes we will use free, state of the art software that is easy to use.
  • You can record your classes for future reference.
  • Connect to your online class from your personal computer, tablet or smart phone.
  • Request your FREE trial class and start improving your English today!

» Flexibility

  • Schedule classes when it’s convenient for you!
  • Learn English on your way to work, in between classes or while your children are at school.
  • Enjoy the benefits of learning English with a native speaker from the comfort of your own home.
  • Pay only for what you need. Buy individual classes or packs of ten.

Accent Analysis

100

per evaluationBook Class

TOEFL Preparation

45

per 60 minute classBook Class

TOEFL Speaking and Writing AnalysisMost Popular

150

evaluationBook Class

TOEFL Writing Workshop

159.00

Four 90-minute classes

Book Class

 

Business English

35

per 50 min classBook Class

General English

35

per 50 min classBook Class

Focus: Pronunciation

40

per 60 minute classBook Class

New Year Discount! Special Discount!

% -15

one package of 15 classesBook Class

Offline Digital Feedback

30

per 60 minutes Book Class

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  • English for the Workplace

  • Communicate with your colleagues in a more confident and relaxed manner!

  • Lawyer? Pharmacist? Chef? Creative Director? Regardless of your profession, I can create a personalized course for you.
  • Need to make a presentation for an important client in English? Going on an important interview?
  • Role-play with your teacher to make sure you are 100% prepared!

 

  • General English

  • Keep your English current and fluent!

  • Are you preparing a trip to an English speaking country? No mp3 or phone app can prepare you like real conversation with a native speaker.
  • Learning a foreign language takes time, energy and dedication. Maintain your English and stay current with personalized conversation classes wherever you are.

  • University Preparation

  • Learn about American academic culture and university life!

  • Get the scores you need on the TOEFL exam.
  • Are you planning to study abroad? What will your classes be like? How should you communicate with your professors?
  • Learn about social events and how to make friends!
  • Don’t let cultural differences prevent you from getting the most out of your education!

Hi everyone! My name is Sierra and I have been teaching English for over 12 years.


I currently live in southwestern France where I teach English and study French. I lived in Madrid for 6 years and am fluent in Spanish. I lived in Beijing for 4 years and speak conversational level Chinese. Trust me, I know the challenges and rewards of learning a second language.

Where am I from?

I was born in New York and raised in New England, a place you are probably familiar with because of its many famous universities like Harvard, Yale, and M.I.T.

Where did I study?

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from Fordham University in New York City  in 2001.  After graduation I worked as a public school teacher and studied for my Masters degree at the same time. In 2004 I graduated from Pace University in Manhattan with a Master of Science in Teaching. In 2004 I received my TEFL certification in Madrid, Spain.

Where have I taught English?

  • Madrid, Spain − In 2005 I moved to Madrid to study Spanish and start my career as an English teacher. In Spain I taught children, teenagers, teachers and business professionals.
  • China University of Geosciences, Beijing − In 2009 I moved to Beijing where I taught undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D candidates. I prepared my students academically and taught them about my background, education and culture.
  • Beijing Language and Culture University − I directed and managed an after school program for kindergartners and trained other teachers to work with the children in this program.
  • Columbia University − I worked as an adjunct professor at the American Language Program at Columbia University during the summer of 2013.

What about my online experience?

I have been teaching online for over 5 years. In my private, one-to-one classes, I give students the individual attention they need. Many of my students come to me for pronunciation help and accent reduction. I demystify difficult language proficiency exams such as the TOEFL, TOEIC and IELTS, and help students get the scores they need. I prepare students for job interviews, help them with college and university entrance applications, improve conversation skills, and help individuals who already speak English maintain their fluency.

What do you need help with?

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Andrea Illán, Photographer – Paris, France

"This was the first time I took English lessons through Skype and I was very happy with the results. Her lessons were dynamic, fun and easy to follow, but, above all, they adjusted to my needs. In my case, they gave me the self-confidence I needed to get my current job. I would definitely go back to her to strengthen and maintain my English level!"

 

Rafa Suñen, Photographer, Musician, Curator – Madrid, Spain

“Sierra helped me so much! I was worried that I was loosing some of my English skills, and I am a very busy person so I didn't know how to fix this problem. Sierra, with her long experience and flexible classes made it all possible. And through Skype, it was easy and convenient! I got new assignments working with international artists and now I have more confidence speaking. Thanks again Sierra!”

 

Lidia García de Lamo, Directora del Cooperación Internacional ARCA Consortium, S.A – Madrid, Spain

“Due to my job I need to use English a lot and I felt I was not able to communicate properly, mainly in conversations. I frequently have to negotiate with English speakers thanks to Skype conversation lessons with Sierra Forest I feel more confident and I have been able to practice English using the media that I use most with clients, "Skype"! I definitely recommend her method! She is a really good teacher!”

 

Beatriz Vásquez, El Pez Azul – Soluciones de Marketing – Malaga, Spain

“I was looking for an English teacher but my problem was I didn’t have time to go to class. Finding Sierra was my solution. Via Skype I was able to study in my house, on my time. Using vocabulary and situations for my job, she helped me improve quickly and we had fun too!”

 

Tere Alamillo, Hair & Make-up artist – Menorca, Spain

“I know Sierra Forest by a friend who took lessons with her and recommended her to me. Before we met and she started to teach me, I had no security to speak English and to better develop my work as a makeup artist in the fashion and advertising industry or have the power to communicate with clients of all nationalities. She is the best teacher I've ever had – creative, flexible, patient and very attentive to your mistakes, always making corrections. Her classes through Skype are very great, easy and fun.”

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Trial lesson

The trial lesson is free and lasts between 30 and 35 minutes. During this first session I will ask you about any previous English classes you have taken and your goals as a language learner. There is no obligation to take any more lessons after the trial lesson. Not all requests for a trial lesson can be fulfilled. One trial per student.

Payment and Cancellations

Full payment must be made at least 24 hours before the start of the lesson in full. In order to confirm a lesson a time must be agreed upon by both parties. If you want to cancel an individual lesson for whatever reason you will receive a full refund if you cancel 24 hours or more before the agreed start time of the class. If you cancel with less than 24 hours before the start of the class no refunds will be given.

Showing Up Late to Class

Punctuality is key to online learning. You have a 10 minute tardy window in order to continue with the remaining minutes of your lesson, after 10 minutes the English teacher will exit the virtual classroom and the lesson will be charged accordingly.

Time Changes

If you would like to change the time of any class a 24 hour notice must be given. Rescheduling your class will depend on the flexibility for that week. If a time cannot be found within the same week the class will be added on to the end of your package. If you do not give 24 hours notice, you will lose the class.

Lesson Packs

If a pack of 10 lessons are booked, these lessons must be taken within a 10 week period. If a pack of 20 lessons are booked, they must be taken within a 20 week period. Monthly packs expire 30 days after payment is made. Any holidays or sick days teacher takes are excluded – you will not be charged.

Vacations and Sick Days – Teacher

Vacations will be known in advance. If for whatever reason the teacher is not able to make the lesson, the payment sent may be used to schedule a future class. If you would prefer, a full refund will be given.

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