MEET YOUR ENGLISH TEACHER, MICHAEL
I am a native New Yorker. I have been helping language students learn English since the early 1990’s. I began my formal language-teaching career in Sendai, Japan in 1994. Since then, I have worked in the ESL field as an instructor, a teacher trainer, an academic director, and a language school director. In 2004, I earned an MBA in Global Management.
Now, I am the founder of Happy English, an English tutoring company in New York City. I teach students from all over the world here in New York, and online in their country.
ABOUT YOUR ENGLISH LESSONS
My English tutoring is ideal for language students, homemakers, and business professionals who want to brush-up their English. I create each lesson for each student on a one-to-one basis. Your lesson is prepared just for you, and it is my goal to make sure that what you study is directly related to your everyday life. You and your topics are the focus of the lesson. Only my Happy English lesson is totally focused on your needs and the English you need to use in your everyday life. This unique lesson style puts you in control of the topic, and studying English through your topics leads to better understanding and retention of the grammar and vocabulary learned in each lesson.
Language has input (reading and listening) and output (writing and speaking). I will make sure that you have the chance to practice all four skills each week. In our lesson, we will focus on speaking and listening – learning English in a holistic way. In addition, all of my students have an ongoing writing project that helps them think in English and use English at home. You can do this!
Casual & Native English
Vocabulary & Idioms
Shopping, eating out, emergencies, etc
Reading magazines and newspapers
Meetings and Presentations
Negotiation & Discussion
Emails and Business Letters
TOEIC, TOEFL, GTEC, & TEAP Exam Preparation
College Essay Writing & Homework Checking
College Entrance Applications
Nursing & Medical
Law & Business School
HOW DO YOU WANT TO STUDY ENGLISH WITH ME?
PRIVATE ENGLISH LESSONS
Study with me directly!
I offer one-to-one private English lessons in person in NYC or online via Skype and Google Hangouts. The class fee is US$50 per hour (60 minutes) and most of my students study once a week for one hour. There are no other fees. Students who come to my office can pay directly. Students who study via Skype or Hangouts can pay via PayPal or Venmo.
SELF-STUDY ONLINE LESSONS
Study on your own!
You can learn English at your own pace with one of my four my video courses, wherever and whenever you want. There are American English Pronunciation Vowel Sounds, American English Pronunciation Consonant Sounds, Phrasal Verbs in American English, and 75 Confusing Vocabulary Words. Each course has about 2 hours of video instruction, quizzes, and downloadable material to help you study and learn.