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A native English speaker with 10+ years of coaching and corporate training experience. In addition to language coaching, I also offer professional writing services (editing, proofreading, translating, copywriting and more) and training for interviews, resume editing, academic English exam editing and preparation, editing for academic essays (including personal statements, Common App, etc.), pronunciation techniques, and preparation for the TOEFL, CELPIP, and IELTS proficiency tests. I am also a professional actress, which adds a fun and creative dimension to my coaching sessions!
Education / Certificates
BA (Hon) in Communication // MA in International Affairs // AEC in Creative Entrepreneurship // Member of Toastmasters International //Member of ACTRA Professional certificates in life coaching, business coaching, diplomacy, and more
Before starting my own consulting & coaching practice, I was Senior Program Director & Senior English Language Specialist at Lingo Canada, where I designed language training programs for Ubisoft, Hershey’s, Univar and IBS, and others. I also trained teachers, evaluated hundreds of clients, and held corporate-wide training workshops on writing, business communication and more, in addition to providing highly specialized coaching services to private clients and corporate groups across different industries, as well as several Fortune 500 companies. Other past experiences include: Paradigm PREP Language Institute, South Korea -Taught English to students ages 5 – 22 -Wrote and administered English exams on a quarterly basis -Devised creative learning methods and techniques to enhance student learning -Focused on conversational practice to help students integrate lessons learnt /// Shakespeare Language School, Montreal -Led business communication courses for companies including Vortex, Konica Minolta, and SSB -Provided highly specialized coaching services to private clients and corporate groups across different industries, including presentation skills, interview skills, and business role play /// Department of Canadian Heritage - 2010 Federal Secretariat, Ottawa --Assisted and advised the Chief of Staff on project and issues management -Wrote and edited briefing notes, information notes, sequences of events and biographies -Edited and contributed content to Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Vancouver 2010 binder -Monitored, documented and archived all 2010-related media clippings in both French and English; presented reports at weekly bilateral meetings with the Vancouver team -Received the Deputy Minister’s Award for Service /// Other Projects -Proulx Communications: Translated Composts.com from French to English, in addition to other contracts -Ngenio: Translated business psychology profiles -1 Milk 2 Sugars Public Relations: Wrote press releases, edited press reports and helped plan media events for Experience Old Montreal and L’Oreal Professionnel -Face Value Communications, Ltd: Co-facilitated a strategic business planning session for Volunteer Canada; drafted agenda and wrote final summary report
I adapt my teaching methods to each client; however, as a coach, I believe in a collaborative and creative approach to teaching, with goal setting and measured progress tracking. My sessions often include conversation-based activities, role-play, coaching, grammar instruction + drilling, simulated test preparation, flashcards, quizzing, dialect/accent coaching, immersion activities, and more. We would determine the best plan to suit your needs during a consultation meeting, which I offer free of charge (and without obligation to continue).
Scattered availability throughout the week and Saturdays.
I offer in-person coaching at my office in Old Montreal; through Facetime/ Skype; or, at select locations in Montreal (may incur a supplemental fee).
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Absolutely amazing & Professional
3 months ago
Stephanie brings enthusiam and experience to every class. She is very patient and understanding and easily adapts her learning style based on my needs. She is very knowledgeable, extremely funny and friendly which makes the class more interesting. She loves what she does and cares passionately about her job. Stephanie communicates things clearly and efficiently and she always makes sure that I understand everything in a correct way, and if I have any follow up questions. We have covered many things so far from pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and free conversation. She is very punctual and super organized. Always on time or even ahead of time. She never missed a class!!! Besides her expertise, you will have the opportunity to work with a kind and humble person. One of the best coaches I have ever had!! I feel the progress I make every time. For those who look for a professional to improve their English language skills, I highly recommend Stephanie. She is really an expert in her field. Thank you Stephanie for your time, patience, and expertise!
Excellent , professional and very caring
10 months ago
I sought Stephanie's help to improve my English and I got much, much more than just help. Not only has she helped me improve my conversational skills, she has also expanded my vocabulary, improved my spelling, and corrected my pronunciation. Stephanie knew how to help me in an indirect way, making class smooth and easy yet very beneficial. She tailored the classes to my needs so professionally that I didn't even feel as though I was taking classes; instead, I felt like they were more of a recap conversation of my daily activities and challenges. From the simplest grammar rules to the most advanced literature techniques, Stephanie has helped me improve my skills in every aspect of the English language. She is an amazing and caring teacher and above all, a very good friend. I would highly recommend her.