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Working Smarter Not Harder: Professional English

Teacher: Jenny-Lyn Usher (Ottawa)

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Hourly rates: (CAD $)

1 student: $35.00
2 students: $30.00
3+ students: $25.00
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Working Smarter Not Harder: Professional English

Course description:

Lessons to develop professional English skills through listening and speaking activities. Topics are tailored to the profession and student's ability to ensure ongoing success. Lesson materials are provided each class along with additional between class study resources.

Teaching approach:

I follow a structured teaching method that includes hands on practice using tailored materials and additional resources. Furthermore, I assess for specific speaking habits and provide instruction to improve these person-specific areas of growth. The lessons are personalized to the student.

Course program:

During an initial lesson, the student's language skills are assessed and a style of program identified.

There are two options:

#1 - Ongoing and flexible. This is the best option for students who have broad language goals (e.g. improve ability to obtain a future promotion). A syllabus is not provided as the content of the lessons will move at the pace of the student's growth.

#2 - Syllabus style. A set number of lessons will be agreed upon before the start of the second class. This option is best for students on a timeline and who are motivated to complete extra practice between lessons to ensure they can keep up with the content.

Places where you can take this course:

English classes, Ottawa

Library: Ottawa Main Library
120 Metcalfe St Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2
English classes, Ottawa

University: University of Ottawa - Library
65 University Private Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
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Hourly rates:

1 student:CAD $35.00*
2 students:CAD $30.00 per student*
3+ students:CAD $25.00 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: 60, 90, 120 minutes

In person: 60, 90, 120 minutes

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Jenny-Lyn Usher

Country of origin: Canada

Mother language: English

"Jenny-Lyn is a very professional teacher. She is attentive, serious, generous and patient. She gave me the tools I need to speak, listen and write in English. Thanks to Jenny-Lyn I have seen progress in my knowledge of English. I recommend Jenny-Lyn 10/10.", Ottawa

About the teacher

My name is Jenny-Lyn and I am a teacher who has an interest in adult, elementary (Grade 1 to 6) and ELL (English Language Learner) education. I was born in Ontario, Canada and have finished a Humanities B.A. in Toronto. I was fortunate to gain two and half years of teaching experience with adult learners in Japan but was ready to return to the classroom after completing a Diploma of Education in Melbourne, Australia.

I taught in Nunavut, Canada with ELL students between 5 and 8 years of age while also running a literacy remediation program for adults. I am presently living in Ottawa, Canada and working as a supply teacher with the Ottawa Carlton District School Board. I look forwards to working with you on your language goals. :)


Diploma of Education Primary, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2011.

Honours B.A., University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, Ontario, Canada, 2007.

High School Diploma, Etobicoke School of the Arts, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada, 2002.

Additional Qualification Training:

Reading (Specialist), ETFO, Canada, 2015.

Teaching First Nation, Métis and Inuit, ETFO, Canada, 2015.

Special Education (Part 2), OISE University of Toronto, Canada, 2014.

English as a Second Language (Specialist), OISE University of Toronto, Canada, 2014.

Kindergarten (Part 1), OISE University of Toronto, Canada, 2014.


Kindergarten to grade 3 English Language Teacher, Ulaajuk School; Pond Inlet, Canada - 2012 - 2015.

Grade 5/6 Teacher, Jimmy Hikok Ilihakvik; Kugluktuk, Canada - 2011 - 2012.

Adult ESL Teacher, Language House Inc; Niihama, Japan - 2007-2010.

Adult ESL Instructor; Bradford, Ontario, Canada - 2007.

In-Class Tutor, Tecumseth North Public School; Beeton, Ontario, Canada - 2004.

Income Tax Assistant, UTSC; Scarborough, Ontario, Canada - 2004.

Private tutor, I Can Do It!; Bond Head, Ontario, Canada - 1999-2002.

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