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Kevin
« Perfect! I am currently taking English lessons over Skype with Ethan. He is helping me to prepare for IELTS test. At first I didn't like the idea of doing online lessons, but Ethan makes every lesson very interesting and easy. I am very happy I chose Ethan, he is very knowledgeable and patient and ethical. We have been studying together for over a month and I notice how my English is improving. I highly recommend Ethan. »
$48/h
1st lesson free!
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Lesson formats available..
  • One-to-one
  • Group Lessons
Lessons can be held..
  • at their place
  • at your place
  • by webcam
Subjects taught
  • ESL (English)
  • Written comprehension - English
  • Written expression - English
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL
Levels
  • Early childhood education
  • Primary School
  • Early High School
  • Year 10
  • Adult
  • TAFE
  • Diploma/Certificate
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Kids

Expert IELTS/TOEFL Instructor with 18 years' experience (British Council & Cambridge Certified)- Award-Winning Professor, PhD- Online prep courses for IELTS 7+ & TOEFL 100+ (Skype, Zoom, etc.)

Methodology

-If you need expert help achieving your desired IELTS/TOEFL score, then I am the right tutor for you. During my 18-year career as a(n) IELTS/TOEFL instructor and ESL professor, I have successfully tutored hundreds of students, helping them achieve 7.0+ in IELTS and 100+ (25 and over in each skill) in their TOEFL exam (for some of the latest results, see the reviews below).

-During our sessions, I will teach you the latest IELTS/TOEFL tips, tricks and strategies.

-Through my feedback, you will gain insight into the examiner's mode of thinking and the kinds of mistakes you are making that affect your score. As your mentor, I will continue to support you until you feel completely prepared to ace the test!

-At the start of our tutoring sessions, I will give you a customized course plan that could look like the following:

*** One-Week Crash Course (SP and WR scores of 7+/LIS and RE scores of 8+):
Ideal for IELTS candidates who need to boost their overall score by .5 to 1 point. Classes range from 2 to 4 hours a day depending on your needs and my availability.

*** Two-Week Intensive Prep (SP and WR scores of 7+/LIS and RE scores of 8+): Ideal for IELTS candidates who need to boost their overall score by 1 point. Classes range from 6 to 8 hours a week.

For TOEFL candidates, a customized course plan could look like the following:

***Two-Week Intensive Prep (RE: 25+, LIS: 25+, SP: 25+, WR: 25+):
Ideal for TOEFL candidates who need a boost of 5 points or less in one or more than one skill. Classes are typically 6 hours a week.

***One-Month TOEFL Prep (RE: 25+, LIS: 25+, SP: 25+, WR: 25+):
Ideal for TOEFL candidates who need a boost of 5 or more points in one or more than one skill. This option could also suit those who seek a semi-intensive course experience. Classes range from 2 to 8 hours a week.

-If you are an ESL learner who is not planning to take any English exams but would like to improve your English language proficiency, I have just the right plan for you! My custom-made lessons and my choice of educational materials will help you improve your English in no time! Contact me for details.

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One of our best tutors! High-quality profile, qualified and response guaranteed. Ethan will plan your first lesson with care.

Background

***I have taught ESL and international examinations such as IELTS and TOEFL for more than 18 years in Canada, Europe and the Middle East. Currently, I am an ESL Professor and academic advisor in the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sheridan College.

***Prior to teaching at Sheridan, I taught at York University and Centennial College for around 5 years.

***I am a PhD Candidate in Second Language Education at the University of Ottawa and hold IELTS, TOEFL and English teaching certifications (CELTA) from the British Council, the ETS and the University of Cambridge.

***I have been a university of Cambridge certified English instructor and British Council certified IELTS instructor for several years in Canada, Europe and the Middle East.

***I have won multiple teaching and research awards as a professor and instructor (see my resume).

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $48/h
Lesson formats available..
One-to-one
Group Lessons
Lessons can be held..
at their place
at your place
via webcam
Subjects taught
  • ESL (English)
  • Written comprehension - English
  • Written expression - English
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL
Levels
  • Early childhood education
  • Primary School
  • Early High School
  • Year 10
  • Adult
  • TAFE
  • Diploma/Certificate
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Kids

Ethan 's CV

2018 - Present - ESL Professor and Academic Advisor, Sheridan College
2014 - 2018 - Sessional EAP and ELL Professor, Centennial College
2014 - 2018 - York University, Academic English Instructor
2009 - 2014 - Hermes Institute of Science and Technology- Chair of Academic Programs
2002 - 2009 - Various universities, colleges and language schools across Europe and the Middle East - IELTS and Academic English Instructor

Education:
2014 - 2019 - PhD in Second Language Education, University of Ottawa
2018 - British Council IELTS Teaching Certificate
2012 - University of Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults
2007 - 2010 - Master of Arts in Second Language Education
2002 - 2006 - Bachelor of Arts in English Literature

Awards and Scholarships:
1- Scholarly Teaching and Learning Award by Sheridan College (2020)
2- The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada Doctoral Award (2019)
3- Scholarship, Research and Creative Activities (SRCA) Growth Grant (2019)
4- The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2017,2018)
5- The University of Ottawa Excellence Scholarship (2017, 2018)
6- The Wilga Rivers Memorial Award by the American Association of Applied Linguistics (2016)
7- The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Fund (SoTL) (2016)
8- Faculty of Education Funding Grant, University of Ottawa (2014)

42 reviews on Ethan
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
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Kevin

Perfect! I am currently taking English lessons over Skype with Ethan. He is helping me to prepare for IELTS test. At first I didn't like the idea of doing online lessons, but Ethan makes every lesson very interesting and easy. I am very happy I chose Ethan, he is very knowledgeable and patient and ethical. We have been studying together for over a month and I notice how my English is improving.
I highly recommend Ethan.

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Kate

Perfect! Ethan has insightful knowledge of the criteria of targeted band score, in my case IELTS writing 7. After having online lessons, I improved in Task Response a lot and have good understanding about how to quickly structure my essay according to different IETLS question types. Ethan is professional and has a clear lesson progression in his classes. Each session, I learned ways to respond one type of essay questions and new techniques and understand what techniques are better for what question type. Ethan can adjust his lesson to my pace, and personlise each session based on what I asked for in the beginning. The feedback he provided on my practice essays helped me improve how to present arguments and ideas logically, and make sure main point is well supported. I have got desirable writing score 7.5! Ethan is inspiring, encouraging, and also has a good sense of humour. Ethan is also good at using technology to share screens, which make online lesson easier to follow. Thank you for your support and coaching!

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Fabiana

Perfect! Ethan exceeded all of my expectations. I was a bit septic about starting classes online, but he makes the best use of time and technology to make lessons productive and efficient. Ethan also personalizes his work by analyzing your goals and checking what your strengths and weaknesses are and working on them throughout the time limit you set to yourself. These strategies make learning with him a meaningful experience. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking to improve their English skills or passing an English test.

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Boran

Perfect! Ethan helped me improve my essay writing and prepare for my IELTS test. Thanks to him, I became aware of my mistakes and I learned how to use my strengths to my advantage. I totally recommend him to other IELTS students

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Dmytro

Perfect! It was a pleasant experience to be taught by Ethan. He helped me a lot with my test. I totally recommend him if you struggle with IELTS or need to improve your English.

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Mahsa

Perfect! You cannot go wrong in choosing Ethan as your instructor! He is an amazing teacher who can effectively identify your weaknesses in different section of the IELTS/TOFEL tests and patiently help you to resolve those. I consider myself very fortunate to have had the opportunity to receive a number of valuable lessons on how to improve my writing and reading to receive a band 7 in IELTS Academic module.

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Pooya

Perfect! I took IELTS classes with Ethan for two weeks and I must say he is a great teacher. He made me familiar with different essay types and taught me several strategies to improve the quality of my essays. I highly recommend him to everyone who wants to improve their IELTS score in a short period of time.

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HAN

Perfect! Ethan is a great teacher. He knows exactly what you need to improve. He did a lot of practice with my TOEFL Speaking. He pointed out my weakness immediately and helped me improve the weak part. He kept encouraging me and told me I can make it. Yes, I did it. I really appreciate all his kind help and encouragement. Hope Ethan have more students and enjoy his teaching!

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Bogdan

Perfect! Great experience! Ethan accepted my lesson request on a very short notice, helped me to improve my essay writing skills, which made me feel prepared for my IELTS test.

Ethan 's response

Bogdan contacted me a week before his exam. We intensively examined all of the IELTS essay structures and worked on his idea development. The outcome was amazing! Congratulations on achieving an overall IELTS score of 8.0 (Sp: 8.5, Re: 7, Lis: 8, Wr: 7), Bogdan! Great job!

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Muhammad

Perfect! Ethan is a brilliant teacher who uses his tremendous strategies and excellent teaching capabilities to help his students score high marks in their exams. He has helped me in scoring 28/30 in both speaking and writing sections and achieve a target score of 100+ in the TOEFL exam. This, in turn, allowed me to apply to several dental universities that seemed arduous before I met him. I am fortunate to have found Ethan as my TOEFL tutor and a great reliable friend. I would recommend him to all those who plan on writing their TOEFL or ILETS exams because I know he will try his best to help you achieve the score you have been aiming for but have not been able to achieve.

Ethan 's response

When I first met Muhammad, he was very frustrated and confused with the results of his previous two TOEFL tests. Through an intensive plan that covered all four skills, we, firstly, transformed his essay organization and paragraph structure. We, then, did some listening and reading strategy training and addressed the mistakes he was making when answering the questions in these two sections. Finally, we practiced academic speaking strategies, which he very effectively applied to his answers during our speaking practice sessions. Congratulations on scoring 100+ (28 for SP and WR) in your TOEFL test, Muhammad! Very well-deserved!

11 recommendations

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Ahmad

Like most non-native English speakers, I learned English through conversation, movies and songs, but I didn't realize the importance of studying the language academically until I landed in Canada. Fortunately, I met professor Ethan who was a source of inspiration and encouragement. He spent so much time and effort to ensure that my academic writing improved. I became familiar with different essay styles, and I learnt several important writing techniques and strategies. I also learned how to make my sentences more academic which is an important skill in Canada. I thank him from the bottom of my heart.

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Elfatih

Ethan taught me different reading and writing techniques. As a result, the quality of my essays improved. I also loved how he related the lessons to real-life topics. This made it easier to achieve my desired score in my test.

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Jiacheng

Ethan is definitely the best teacher you could find in Toronto. I got a 6.5 for my writing on my first IELT test before the class. Then I found him and took about 10 courses with him. The second time I got a 7.5. A huge improvement! Give him a chance and he will never let you down.

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Rawan

I was lucky to get IELTS lessons from Ethan. He showed me how to improve the style and coherence of my essays. I feel much more confident with essay writing after our classes. I recommend him to other IELTS candidates.

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Obadah

Ethan is one of the best IELTS teachers I have ever seen. After just a few classes, my essays improved significantly with Ethan’s organized plan. He always gave me great feedback on each part and I have learnt from my mistakes. I definitely recommend him!

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Missiny

I took private Grade 12 English lessons from July 2019 to December 2019 with Ethan. My lessons were very productive as Ethan is professional and helped me improve my English and my knowledge of English literature. My final grade was an amazing 88%.

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Neshat

Ethan is a great teacher who motivates you to get good results in your IELTS test. Thanks to him, every part of the test became clear to me. He also encouraged me to believe in my abilities and to have the confidence to do well in the speaking section. I got these results in my IELTS test. Thanks a million Ethan!
Speaking: 7.5, Writing: 7, Reading: 8, Listening: 7

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Einas

Ethan is a talented and gifted person who delivers information in a way that is very easy to connect with and understand. He is currently teaching me Grade 12 English which I am taking online. Despite the difficulty of the course mentioned, he keeps encouraging me to go ahead. He deserves all the respect and appreciation because he is my best teacher ever. My progress in English till now has been because of him.

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Basak

I took IELTS lessons from Ethan for 2 months and I can definitely say that he helped me by improving my writing and speaking skills. He has a good knowledge in IELTS technics, he gives very good recommendations and feedbacks that increases one's ability in English. My final results from IELTS are Listening - 9, Reading - 9, Speaking 7.5 and Writing 7.
Ethan is a really great teacher!

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Pinar

I had a chance to get tutoring for IELTS from Ethan and he is one of the best teacher I have ever seen. He loves his job and you can understand that teaching is his passion and this makes him a great teacher. He always ensures that the student understood even he has to repeat a couple of times. I have never felt stressed with him and enjoyed our lessons.

Thanks to him I was successfull in IELTS.

Pinar

Interview with Ethan

QUESTION 01 | 05
When and why did you develop an interest in your chosen field?
Ethan — When I was six years old, my family and I moved to the U.K., and as a result, I naturally picked up English in school. This experience made me interested in the process of Second Language Acquisition later on in my life. When learning a second language, your whole person is involved; various regions of the brain, a wide range of emotions, your motivation, and a whole host of socio-cultural factors are at work that lead to the mastery of a second language.
QUESTION 02 | 05
What makes you passionate about your subject?
Ethan — IELTS opens doors, creates opportunities and helps newcomers successfully integrate into the Canadian society. IELTS also enables international students to function effectively in their future college or university programs. It is beautiful to play a small role in the future success of new Canadians.
QUESTION 03 | 05
What do you like about tutoring? What makes you a "Superprof"?
Ethan — The fact that I can help make positive change in my students' lives makes me very passionate about tutoring. Seeing my students' success is the most rewarding aspect of my job. I think my qualifications and experience are an essential part of being a "Superprof", but more importantly, my positive attitude toward teaching and my dedication to student success make me a real "Superprof"!
QUESTION 04 | 05
Do you have any role models; a teacher that inspired you?
Ethan — When I was doing my master's, my psychology professor's passion for the subject matter, his curiosity for learning and his care for his students really rubbed off on me. I think these are important qualities that a teacher needs to possess to be effective in their role.
QUESTION 05 | 05
What are your keys to success?
Ethan — Being open to new experiences, having a clear vision of the future and persevering in the face of hardship.

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