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The following information is provided as a courtesy of the American Language Institute (ALI). The ALI is not responsible for any agreements or arrangements made between students and tutors. Please do not call tutors outside the hours of 9 AM to 9 PM.

Lucienne Aarsen

Credentials: ALI Instructor specializing in grammar & writing; MA in English Teaching, University of London
Email:  aarsen@usc.edu
Phone:  (213) 740-0095
Hourly Rate:  $75
Subjects: writing, grammar, oral skills, pronunciation, reading, vocabulary, TOEFL preparation, proofreading

Viktoria Byczkiewicz

Credentials: Former ALI Faculty of 11 years; 20+ years’ teaching experience; 30+ years’ editing experience. Background in anthropology, MA in TESOL, PhD in clinical psychology in progress.n
Email: Vikzen13@gmail.com
Phone: (707) 825-0866
Hourly Rate: $60
Subjects: Academic, professional, medical, and creative/humanities writing; specialist in pronunciation coaching. I offer Skype tutorials only; flexible hours, including evenings and weekends. 

Kimberley Briesch Sumner

Credentials: ALI full-time faculty; MA in Applied Linguistics & TESL (UCLA), 9 years experience
Email:  kbriesum@usc.edu
Phone:  (213) 740-0065
Hourly Rate:  $75
Subjects: writing, grammar, oral skills, pronunciation, TOEFL preparation, proofreading

Michael Cannon

Credentials: USC International Academy Instructor; offers group lessons
Email:  elnon@earthlink.net
Phone:  (213) 381-3480
Hourly Rate:  $60
Subjects: grammar, oral skills, pronunciation, reading, vocabulary, TOEFL preparation, proofreading

Barry Griner

Credentials: ALI Master Lecturer; MA in Applied Linguistics & TESL (UCLA); 28 years of experience (10 in Japan)
Email:  griner@usc.edu
Hourly Rate:  $120
Subjects:  pronunciation, accent reduction or adaptation

Juli Kirkpatrick

Credentials: ALI Faculty with 15 years experience in ESL; Specializing in writing, vocabulary development, and pronunciation/accent reduction.
Email:  jkirkpat@usc.edu
Phone:  (213) 740-0065
Hourly Rate:  $65
Subjects: grammar, oral skills, pronunciation, reading, vocabulary, TOEFL preparation, GRE preparation, SAT preparation, proofreading

Michael Laib

Credentials: USC International Academy Lecturer. MA TESOL degree. 20 years experience teaching at USC, UCLA, and Caltech. Skype OK.
Email: maikuu@ca.rr.com
Phone:  (310) 993-3210
Hourly Rate:  $60
Subjects: grammar, oral skills, pronunciation, reading, vocabulary, TOEFL preparation, proofreading

Ilana Melmed

Credentials: USC International Academy Instructor; MA in TESL
Email:  melmed@usc.edu
Phone: (310) 839-1433
Hourly Rate:  $40
Subjects: grammar, oral skills, pronunciation, reading, vocabulary, TOEFL preparation, proofreading

Pamela Minet-Lucid

Credentials: ALI Faculty, MA ESL, 20 years experience teaching ESL.
Email:  minetluc@usc.edu
Phone: (808) 428-8091
Hourly Rate:  $65
Subjects: writing and speaking for academic, professional and media purposes, pronunciation/accent reduction, grammar and editing.