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Teacher: Tracy Steiner (Ottawa)

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Hourly rates:
1 student: CAD $30.00
2 students: CAD $24.00
3+ students: CAD $17.00
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English As A Second Language

Course description:

The curriculum for this course is tailored to fit the individual needs of the student or group. This can include, but is not limited to: Conversational English, Business English, Assistance with English Homework, and Early Childhood English Education.

Teaching approach:

Student focused.

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Hourly rates:

1 student:CAD $30.00*
2 students:CAD $24.00 per student*
3+ students:CAD $17.00 per student*

* Plus CAD $5.00 administration fee per class (per student)
* Single-class purchase fee: CAD $5.00 (per student)

Class duration options:

Online: Not available

In person: 60, 90, 120, 180 minutes

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Tracy Steiner

City / Country of origin: Ottawa, Canada

Mother language: English

Spoken languages: French


Hello! My name is Tracy. I have over 10 years experience teaching in classrooms at the elementary and adult levels (primary education, ESL, African Politics, Advanced Political Philosophy), as well as over 15 years experience as a private tutor.


-Masters of Public Policy and Public Administration, Concordia University, 2011
-Bachelor of Arts with Great Distinction, Joint Specialization in Sociology and Anthropology (minor in Political Science), Concordia University, 2011
-French Language Certificate, Université Sainte-Anne, 2010
-Diploma of Collegial Studies, Dawson College, 2004


-10+ years experience teaching in classrooms at the elementary and adult levels (primary education, ESL, African Politics, Advanced Political Philosophy)
-15+ years experience as a private tutor (various subjects, as well as instruction in study habits)

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Learn English: English As A Second Language

Proficiency level

Your English proficiency level will be evaluated by the teacher according to this framework:

A1 - Beginner:

  • Understands familiar English expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of concrete needs.
  • Can introduce him/herself and answer questions about personal details such as the place of residence and belongings.
  • Can hold a simple conversation in English if the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 - Elementary:

  • Understands frequently used expressions related to areas of immediate relevance like personal and family information.
  • Can communicate in routine situations requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and immediate needs.

B1 - Intermediate:

  • Understands the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in everyday situations.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where English is spoken.
  • Can produce simple, connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 - Independent:

  • Understands the main ideas of complex English text on both concrete and abstract topics.
  • Interaction with native English speakers can happen with fluency and spontaineity and without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear text on a wide variety of subjects and expose a point of view given the various options.

C1 - Advanced:

  • Understands a wide range of demanding, longer English texts, and recognizes implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use English flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce detailed, well-structured text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns and connectors.

C2 - Proficient:

  • Easily understands virtually everything heard or read in English.
  • Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources and reconstruct arguments in a coherent presentation.
  • Expresses him/herself spontaneously, fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in complex situations.

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