When I met Pete I had a basic goal – to communicate better in English. My long-term goal was to be able to express myself with advanced vocabulary and grammar. As the host of a Russian radio program in NYC, I have to be able to speak in English with guests and to MC public events in Russian and English. The only thing I regret is I didn’t meet Pete earlier, when I first came to the USA. It would have made life easier. We still continue lessons twice a week. Now that I am teaching in a NYC high school, I need to expand my linguistic skills. I have recommended Pete to many of my friends. He can help you – like he helped me.
Veronika Litvinova (Journalist, Lecturer) – Brooklyn, NY 105.1 FM HD2 or iHeartRADIO Danu
Hi, everyone! My name is Josh Guo and I was born in China. I came to the U.S. five years ago. After graduatingfrom an Ivy League school, I joined a real estate consulting and investment firm based in New York.
Since I need to frequently interact with American clients, I took Pete’s Business English and American Culture lessons to improve my competence at work. Pete provided systematic training over a 9-month period in the following two aspects:
- Business English: Pronunciation and grammar, business emails, making public presentations, small talk, listening training using business news, and utilizing accurate vocabulary.
- American culture: business dining etiquette, relationship management, office politics, how to give appropriate gift in American culture, business communication standards, company recruitment and layoffs.
Pete not only has over 7 + years teaching experience in Business English, but also was Vice President at at several global banks. Pete perfectly matches his prior work experience with the subject she currently teaches. In addition, Pete is nice, responsible and very patient. Pete’slessons greatly elevated my level of Business English and understanding of American culture. My work performance is getting better and better. Now, I am the core asset of my team!
I have taken English lessons with Pete since July 2011. I am the CEO of a Polish firm that distributes products to European customers. Virtually all of our products are sourced from China. Our lessons focus on Business English, Vocabulary and preparation of English-language business correspondence and presentation materials. Pete understands the concepts of my business and the related technology. He also finds interesting current news about new products and trends affecting my industry. We use these in our lessons. His business experience gives him an advantage over other English tutors or standard classes. He also tutors several of my employees, in Poland and China.
Chris – Krakow, Poland
I started taking lessons with Pete over 1 year ago. He has had a fundamental and important role in my development with the English language. From the beginning, he perfectly understood my goals and my difficulties, all lessons have been carefully developed and customized for me. I can say that we studied a lot of topics, such as Business Grammar and Vocabulary, Reading business and economic articles, American culture, Job Interview practice, Conversation, Accent Reduction and he was ready and willing to advise and assist me with my questions concerning things outside of our lessons. I consider Pete a great teacher, with enough patience, experience and a strong focus on teaching the English language to his students. My concentration has always been English for Business, Pete was exactly what I was looking for.
Alex – Brazilian
I am an immigrant who runs a small digital agency in New York. I’ve been a student of Pete since 2014 and he has developed a custom program to meet my goals. I needed to improve my Business English to communicate with clients efficiently. I can’t say enough about his tremendous support during this time. Along with working on my grammar and pronunciation, Pete has been teaching me the way to conduct business meetings, express my thoughts efficiently, craft an elevator pitch, make presentations, write articles for a website, and much more.
I believe that he is a unique tutor because he has enormous business experience working as a corporate manager. He has been helping me to understand many details about the business world, business communication, etiquette, the culture, etc. Moreover, I am so lucky to receive precious tips and advice on specific aspects of my business from him. He is a very interesting, intelligent, patient and smart person with a great sense of humor, so after each of our meetings I feel full of positive energy 🙂
Elvira Tolen -Brooklyn, New York
Thanks to Pete, I was able to overcome my fear of speaking, and now I communicate with clients, business partners, and colleagues freely. If you need to improve your English I recommend not to delay and contact him right now. I am happy I met him, and you will be too.
I work in mass media audience research. My relationship with Pete is about writing. I send him “silly things” that I write and he corrects it for me. Thanks to that I keep my English alive, because, we all know that if you don´t practice it, you lose it. He helps me very much on grammar. But it is not a normal correction. It is a very careful job. He tells me what is wrong, gives me ideas and alternatives, so my writing does not seem “completely foreign”, besides that, he gives me documentation for where to improve on the number of mistakes I make. This formula is great for me. It is what I need now.
What patience he has!!! And, of course, although it is not polite, I can say that I have improved a lot. Our relationship is over distance because I live in Madrid,- bur when I go to New York classes are in person. They are very amusing, some of them walking, living the daily English, discovering different places or, even watching soccer matches like the European Cup in 2012
And I can´t waste this great opportunity to do advertising… ¡Hala Real Madrid!
How lucky I was when I met Pete!!!!
Ana – Madrid
I am a salesman for a global trading company based in Tokyo. Pete and I practiced conversation skills while I was on assignment in New York several years ago. He knows everyone in my family. We have continued our lessons using Skype and now my son is learning English with him. We work together on pronunciation and discuss cultural and business events.
Joji – Tokyo
I have been taking lessons with Pete for almost 2 years and this has helped me in many ways, especially in business. When I had to give a presentation to my client, I practiced it many times with him in advance and it went well without any stumbling blocks.
In my opinion, you need to identify your very specific goals in order to productively learn English. Then you must share the goals with your English teacher. If you are still taking classes in big language schools and complaining about the pace of your English progress and your level, I recommend that you take one-to-one lessons with Pete.
Asuka – New York
“I am a lawyer in Seoul and meet with Pete using Skype. Pete has helped me improve my pronunciation with a focus on legal vocabulary and reading skills using current articles about the US Supreme Court. These lessons are a great way to help my English fluency and to sharpen my skills.”
Junghoon – Seoul
My name is Jacky Wang, I am a Vice President working in the Chinese branch of a European company. For sure, I am 100% Chinese – I like Bruce Li, but I do not know Kung Fu!
I started English lessons with Pete more than two years ago. We study business vocabulary, read and discuss professional articles about electronic products. His humorous teaching methods make the lesson more relaxed and so useful for my work and business contract negotiations. In my job I need to travel very often. I am lucky and thankful that Pete’s flexible lesson scheduling makes it easier to study with the demands of my job.
Now, not only am I enjoying his lessons, but also my wife Merry started lessons in October 2014. Both of us feel we need to continue studying. In this case , I would like to say to Pete, please arrange lessons for my baby in the future as he is now only 7 months old! 谢谢
Jacky Wang – Shenzhen, China
“Peter and I have had English classes for one year. When we first started, I was working as a mid-level sales manager in a brewing company. Our classes provided a breakthrough for me by increasing my English fluency. I appreciate his business knowledge which can enable you to discuss (as well as challenge) any business issue in English. Not long after our lessons started, I accepted an offer with another foreign company where English language fluency is a key requirement for employees. Peter provided invaluable assistance in interview strategies and helped me to prepare presentations. Now I work for the world’s leading premium drinks company as a senior sales manager. Furthermore, my goal is to graduate from one of the USA’s B-schools and preparation for taking the GMAT exam is the current focus of our lessons.”
Yuri – Moscow
I’ve been learning English with Pete about two years. During this time, he became for me not only the best assistant in learning the language, but a consultant in business questions, and good company. I can discuss all important questions. I’m very interested in these lessons and always do this with great pleasure. Pete, thank you so much!!!
Alex – Nizhny Novgorod, Russia