“We are all in the process of becoming.”
– Audre Lorde
Originally from the US, I have been helping non-native English users improve their speaking and writing for 20+ years. Currently, I work as a language coach and copywriter/editor.
Having lived in and/or traveled in 50+ countries, I bring plenty of life experiences to my work.
The following degrees and certifications add to those experiences:
● Master’s Degree, Educational and Counseling Psychology
● Bachelor's Degree, English
● Coaching Certification (ICF)
● English / ESL Teaching Certification
I firmly believe in the power of building positive personal relationships. Flexibility, trust, and confidentiality are essential as we work together
to help you succeed.
Coaching is not teaching. As a language coach, I let you decide what to learn instead of telling you what to learn.
I help you to speak more freely and develop more confidence in your English language skills. Simultaneously - and due to my education and experiences - personal/professional matters, life issues, and cultural topics are inherent in the coaching sessions.
The following small group (2 to 6 people) and private sessions are offered face-to-face and online. They can be:
language development targeted to your personal/professional needs
coursebook work according to your language level
national and international English exam preparation
I write copy for non-native English speakers. I specialize in creating LinkedIn profiles and editing websites/texts so they look and sound personal and professional.
I take what you want to express and write clear and to the point text.
I keep the text concise, which can be difficult when English is not your first language. I correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling. I also look at diction and syntax, deleting unnecessary words and simplifying awkward phrases, all the while maintaining the tone and meaning you are aiming for.
“Dan has been an English language coach for our employees in Estonia for more than two years. His background in psychology is very helpful in the learning process."
"Dan has been an English language coach for our employees in Estonia for more than two years. His background in psychology is very helpful in the learning process."
IT software company, Tallinn
“Dan is a real educator. He has so much passion not only for his students, but for the simple acts of teaching and learning. Years after high school, I still think of him as my mentor. They say that those who can’t do, teach. But Dan can do it all.”
2016 National Public Speaking Champion, Estonia