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John G Maxwell

Profession: CELTA-Certified English Teacher (IELTS & ESL)

Teaching Experience: For IELTS lessons please use this link:

I have been tutoring with Cambly for 2 years and 7 months, and I have approximately 2,800 hours of first-rate tutoring under my belt. This has enabled me to be honored as one of the top IELTS and general tutors on Cambly.

I worked 20 some years in Supply Chain Logistics to include for two major international companies: Pfizer and Bechtel. After living abroad in Chile and learning a second language, Spanish, I decided to change my profession to help others learn and improve their English.

I specialize in IELTS preparation, and I've helped several students on Cambly raise their IELTS speaking scores by .5 to 1 point over a 1 to 3 month period of time. Ultimately, it's the student who achieves the required score through hard work and passion. Good luck!

Currently, I am living in my hometown of Ephrata, Pennsylvania (the USA). I have lived and worked abroad in several countries: Costa Rica, Chile, Peru, West Germany, Thailand, and Japan. In addition, I completed my CELTA certificate in Bogotá Colombia. Additionally, I served 4 years in the U.S. Army to include 2 years in West Germany during the Cold War era.

I look forward to helping you with your English learning goals.

Happy learning!

Interests: -International gastronomy (food),
-Wine and craft beer,
-Military vehicles,
-International travel and learning new cultures,
-American football (Miami Dolphins),
-Volunteering (helping other people),
-Teaching English as a second language (ESL)

Education: -CELTA English Teaching Certificate - International House Bogota, Colombia (University of Cambridge Language Assessment)
-Certificate in Business Logistics - Penn State University
-BS in Criminal Justice - Shippensburg University
-AA in Criminal Justice - Harrisburg Area Community College
-High School Diploma - Ephrata Senior High School

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)

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