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NELSONDWLIN

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. — Picasso

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Hi, I’m Nelson, a certified English and Business English teacher based in New York City

Teaching, reading, and writing are my ikigai—a Japanese expression to describe “one’s reason for waking up.” Each day I show up ready to work on my craft. Students have described me as a coach, counselor, and mentor.

GEneral & Business English TUtoring
EXAM PREP (TOEIC | TOEFL | GMAT)
Proofreading & EDITING
COACHING, LEADERSHIP & SELF DEVELOPMENT
Contact me for a free 60-minute class

My Services

General English

Speaking Fluency
Pronunciation

Writing
Listening
Reading
 

Business English

Professional Fluency
Business Writing

Presentation Skills
Interviewing & Resume
Leadership

Writing

Academic Essays
Technical Writing
College Applications
Proofreading & Editing

Exam Prep

TOEIC
TOEFL
GMAT
IELTS

Business School

Business Plan
Business Papers
Case Studies

Exam Prep
Subject Tutoring

Subject Tutoring

Art History
Business & Economics
English
Psychology
Science
World History

Coaching

Critical Thinking
Creativity & Innovation
Decision Making
Leadership
Cultural, Social & Emotional Intelligence

Courses

Decision Making
Mental Model Thinking
Self-development
Self-knowledge
Writing

My Services

General English

Speaking Fluency
Pronunciation

Writing
Listening
Reading
 

Business English

Professional Fluency
Business Writing

Presentation Skills
Interviewing & Resume
Leadership

Exam Prep

TOEIC
TOEFL
GMAT
IELTS

Writing

Academic Essays
Technical Writing
College Applications
Proofreading & Editing

Business School

Business Plan
Business Papers
Case Studies

Exam Prep
Subject Tutoring

Subject Tutoring

Art History
Business & Economics
English
Psychology
Science
World History

Coaching

Critical Thinking
Creativity & Innovation
Decision Making
Leadership
Cultural, Social & Emotional Intelligence

Courses

Multidisciplinary Thinking
Self-development
Self-knowledge

 

My Teaching Style is…

Conversational

Content-focused

Discussion-based

Challenging

Engaging

Practical

Fun

Nelson knows that to live daily with anyone can only by achieved by ethics, loyalty, and respect—personality traits that can be seen as soon as you start studying with him. – Wendell Mendes

Why Study with Me?

Experience

7 years’ teaching experience
300+ group students
100+ private students
TESOL & TBE Certificate
  

Global Citizen

4 countries lived
5 languages spoken
25 countries visited
50+ student nationalities

Progress

Results-oriented
Focused Practice
Meaningful Feedback
Building Self-correction

Expert Coaching

Dialogue
Active Listening
High Motivation
Learning Psychology

Besides running an education company, I work as the official GMAT instructor for Pace University and as a technical writer and communication strategist for a leading eGovernment software company.

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Testimonials

You’re not only a great teacher, but also a great person.

Soyoung Won
Soyoung Won
Business Student

Nelson is the best teacher ever. He is very funny and energetic. I like his teaching style. He knows how to teach English in a fun way. I learned a lot and so much fun from him.

Huiju Chae
Huiju Chae
Business Student

Nelson was the best teacher that I’ve ever had in my life…He is very committed and all the time he inspires everyone around him by his passion for people and for teaching. He has a clear vision about the students need, developing many topics that help the students to design efficient mental processes, maximizing the teaching process…Nelson is a human being that knows that to live daily with anyone can only by achieved by ethics, loyalty, and respect, personality traits that can be seen as soon as you start studying with him.

Wendell Mendes
Wendell Mendes
Finance Professional

Once you have experienced Nelson’s class, you won’t adapt to others’, every other English class will be second class for you. Nelson is super professional, smart, dedicated, open-minded and have lots of patience. Also, I have never felt I was judged by anything I said or asked, not even a second. Having Nelson’s class is like a package deal, he is not only someone who teaches me English, he’s a life coach, a friend, someone I trust. Nelson customize your class with high quality, he will bring your English to another level. Best teacher ever, proven. 👍

May Chen
May Chen
MBA Student

His class is fun and diversified. Unlike others, he likes to read and learn. And then he uses them in his teaching style. He always thinks about how he can improve his class…If you are tired of rigid textbook-style learning, he will be your best choice.

Shang-Chia Huang
Shang-Chia Huang
Tech Consultant

I used Nelson’s worksheet in two of my business English classes (one Upper Intermediate and one Advanced) and my students enjoyed the lessons so much and felt like they learn some really useful things. I’m really thankful to Nelson for sharing.

Mikhaila Kim Steenkamp
Mikhaila Kim Steenkamp
Business English Teacher

Nelson is a very friendly and hardworking teacher, caring about giving his students interesting and meaningful contents: grounds for thought and personal development.

Vincent Louisiade
Vincent Louisiade
Engineering Student

Very practical and helpful for students who lack conversational vocabulary. For ESL students who are reading my review right now, try his lessons. You’ll definitely see a lot of improvement in yourself eventually.

Kiichi Hasegawa
Kiichi Hasegawa
Interior Design Professional

Fortunately, if you have a chance to study with Nelson, you are able to understand what natives speak in a conversation. In addition, he is young and passionate and friendly, also he’s style of feedback is really sweet. If I’m able to put myself in your shoes, definitely, I will find him and say, “I wanna study with you.”

Jeong Un Kang
Jeong Un Kang
University Student

I had lots of fun and learned English in a easy way in his class. Also he is a friendly teacher, he takes care of his students as family. If you have a chance to join his class, you must have lots of fun in learning English.

Szu-Yu Lai
Szu-Yu Lai
Teacher

How can I explain about Nelson exactly! What an awesome teacher! You’re the best teacher I’ve ever met. Honestly, if I hadn’t met you, I would have given up to study English. Thank you for your teaching. Just I wanna emphasize that I am really missing you and your class. Absolutely, you can make all students relaxed and confident. It is your big strength.

Goun Kim
Goun Kim
Business Student

I cannot describe him using one word. I’ve seen a lot of teacher but never seen a teacher like him before. His class will definitely improve your English. He creates his own worksheet for vocabulary that’s used in the daily life. The more vocabulary you get, the more it makes you want to learn. Using his humor also can be easier to remember them.

Kazuki Hiraoka
Kazuki Hiraoka
Real Estate Professional

Nelson is a great teacher. I had lots of fun in his class. He can help students understand and learn English easily. He is a very influential teacher to his students. He taught me useful vocabulary, expressions which can be applied to many situations in real life. He is the nicest and most wonderful teacher I’ve ever met.

Jihee Ahn
Jihee Ahn
Design Professional

Nelson is a great teacher. First, he is very friendly. Second, he is very funny. Third, he has his own teaching style. I feel like he is researching a lot to lecture very good…I don’t think he teaches because he just has to. He looks like he’s enjoying teaching us. If you have a chance to take his class, do no hesitate.

Minji Sung
Minji Sung
University Student

Even if you know all grammar and vocabulary words, it would not sound natural when you talk with native speakers. This great teacher, Nelson, knows it and teaches us with his fun personality. He’s taught me not only a lot of useful English but also important things to enjoy my life.

Haruka Nakai
Haruka Nakai
University Student

Let me introduce my great teacher Nelson. He made me change my mind to study language and NY life. Every time I remember my NY life and study English, always I’m reminded of Nelson. I guess every student that he taught would say he is not only a teacher but also a friend. And for me, yes. He is my mentor and friend.

Daiji Tokorotani
Daiji Tokorotani
General English Student

Not only did he teach me English, but he also taught me American culture. I truly loved his teaching style. It was totally different from the traditional teaching style. He is open to new ideas and easy to talk with. He always look for an improvement and constantly researches effective ways to teach his class. The best quality that he has is a passion for teaching. He really just loves to teach students that are willing to learn.

Yaejin Lee
Yaejin Lee
Business English Student

Classes tailored to your convenience

Online Class

With videoconferencing, you can learn from the comfort of your own home or office. By sharing my computer screen, you can receive feedback in real-time.

In-person Class

I teach one-to-one classes in my office located a few stops from midtown Manhattan in New York City. I can also travel to your office or home.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, I offer a free consultation for all my students. Consultations are an opportunity for us to get to know each other and for you to experience a class with me. I will show you my teaching style, give you feedback, and ask questions about your story, motivation, and needs. Then, we'll plan our lessons moving forward. A typical consultation lasts about 1 hour.

Contact me to schedule a free consultation. 

Yes, I can travel to any location in New York City (including Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn). Depending on the time required, or distance to reach the agreed location of our lessons, I may need to add a small amount to the hourly rate.

My office is located in New York City, three stops from Grand Central (midtown Manhattan).
Address: Green Desk LIC, 34-18 Northern Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101, USA
Directions: Take Queens-bound R or M train to 36st, or N, W train to 39 Av.

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Whether you’re studying, working part-time, or employed full-time, I can adjust my hours to fit your schedule.
On a typical day, I work from 8am to 9pm EST. 

Click here. Each lesson includes error correction, relevant expressions/sentences, pronunciation, and new vocabulary with example sentences.

I teach students a number of different subjects: general English, business English, exam preparation (TOEFL, TOEIC, GMAT, IELTS), and university subjects. Students also hire me as a coach and mentor and take my courses on multidisciplinary thinking, self-improvement, self-knowledge, and how to be a learning machine. Please contact me for a free consultation to see which service fits your needs.

Pricing & Payment

The hourly rate for an online class is $45 and in-person class is $55. Extra charges will be added when travel is necessary. The recommended length of each class is between 1.5h to 2h. 

Hourly rate for writing services is $50. For longer assignments, we can work out a per-word or per-assignment cost. 

An invoice will be sent to you at the end of the month. Accepted payments include cash, bank transfer, PayPal, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express), and Apple Pay.

No fee for cancellations 24 hours before the scheduled class. For cancellations on the day, 100% of the scheduled class will be charged. Any unforeseen cancellations such as weather issues or illnesses won't incur any cancellation charges.