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Patrick P.

USD $20/hr

Passionate ESL Teacher with 25+ Years International Experience

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Hi, my name is Patrick Pittman and I have been working in the English and ESL world for over 20 years, which has been a huge influence on my life and for all of my students worldwide. I have been fortunate to teach students from age 3 to 93 focusing on a variety of areas both in the United Sates and internationally, including Mexico and Korea, where I lived and worked for 10 years. To this day I am in regular contact with all of my former students and very excited to see them go on to use and improve their English skills even more in all of their undertakings. This has been enormously motivating and helped me gain even more experience now beneficial to all of my students in rising to their expectations of more fluency, confidence and becoming worldly individuals. My lessons are student-centered, so you get as many opportunities to speak as possible. Thanks to my vast international experience I feel confident that I can connect with anyone from any place in the world without any problems and will always adapt to your pace, level and expectations. My skills and subjects include: English: Business English, Conversation, Grammar, Vocabulary, Spelling, Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, Accent Reduction, Test Prep, Professional Development, ESL, ESOL, MLA Formatting Test Preparation: SAT, PSAT, GMAT, GRE, GED, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC Research Papers: Editing, Proofreading, Outlining, Analyzing, Citations Computer: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, all iWork Applications


Alameda, California, United States


English, Spanish, Korean




Middle School
High School


California State University San Bernardino

1999 - 2003
College of Arts & Letters, B.A. English, Creative Writing

Work Experience

Universal Studies

June 2015 - present
Program Director
Organizing All-Inclusive Summer, Winter, Intensive Study and Concierge Programs for international students, planning and executing overnight excursions to Los Angeles, Yosemite National Park, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Sacramento, San Francisco, offering educational tours through the Silicon Valley and into top tier companies, such as YouTube and Google, offering Corporate events for entrepreneurs/businessmen visiting the Silicon Valley and surrounding areas, including trips to Napa, San Francisco and the Silicon Valley.

TALK International School of Languages

July 2013 - present
Intensive English Instructor
Responsible for Intensive Academic track, Conversation class, IELTS Plus Intensive English, TOEFL Plus Intensive English, TOEFL iBT program, Student career counseling, Remedial Training, Professional Development training, Business/Entrepreneur training, Student Activity Coordinating, Academic Advisor, Accent Reduction

Making Waves Academy

August 2011 - June 2012
Extended Day Teacher
Responsible for teaching Performance Arts, Film-Making Class, Annual Stage Production Faculty Advisor, After-school Homework Support, Creating Curriculum, Student dismissal.

Gwangmyeong-buk, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

April 2007 - June 2011
English Teacher
Responsible for teaching English Grammar, Conversational English, teaching General Conversation English, creating Curriculum, After-school Program, Summer/Winter Intensive Programs, Teachers’ Intensive Program, English Festival Advisor, English club representative, After School Program Coordinator, TOEIC and SAT Prep.

Incheon Metropolitan Education Office, Incheon South Korea

February 2005 - April 2007
Assistant Head Teacher
Responsible for publishing, Writing, Editing, Copy Editing English Language textbooks, Creating Interactive English experience, Creating Curriculum, Debate Team Advisor, Teaching English Grammar, Conversation, Creating Curriculum, TOEIC and SAT Prep, Organizing Teachers’ Schedules, Samsung Corporate Specialty Courses, responsible for teaching conversational Business English to Management team within Samsung Building Division, teaching general conversation English, creating Curriculum, EBS(English Broadcasting System) morning broadcast, English club representative, After-school Program Coordinator, TOEIC and SAT Prep.

Platt College, Ontario/Los Angeles, CA

June 2003 - June 2005
General Education Instructor
Responsible for instructing students in General Education Courses including: English, Speech, Psychology, Art History, Business English and Environmental Science.


Knows what he is doing

Patrick gave me a lot of helpful tips and resources concerning my resume, interview tone and delivery which i was able to apply to pass interviews and successfully land a job.
By: Michael

Ver relieving

He was down to earth, very natural. Not trying to make it sound sweet but saying it exactly as it is
By: Peter

Great Stuff

I'm at a loss for words. This was a great session! I don't see how I was able to keep up. However with Patrick's help I was. Thank you Patrick!
By: Malik

Engaging experience

Patrick helped me greatly with the direction of my papers. I felt very comfortable working together in unison and it eased the creative process of writing for me.
By: Stephanie

Happiest Dad in the World!

Thanks Patrick for all your help these last two years with Joshua. He is now graduating high school with a over a 90% average, and you played a HUGE role in helping him reach his goals. He has been accepted into the Aerospace Engineering program at his university of choice. You have successfully guided him through his toughest school challenges.... THE BIGGEST THANK YOU IMAGINABLE!
By: Curtis