• If you're trying to learn English, then you're in the right place!

     

     

    I teach students who are at an Intermediate to Advanced level of English

    who really want to improve their fluency.

     

    I can help you!

     

    Stop learning "classroom English" from books.

     

    Let's start speaking REAL English.

     

  • WHO ON EARTH AM I? 

    Kristen Hammer

    Founder and Head Instructor.

    Language Coach

    professora de inglês

    Welcome!

    - My name is Kristen, and I am the head teacher and owner of

    Down to Earth English. I am a native English speaker from

    California, U.S.A. I've been living in Brazil for more than 11 years,

    and I speak Portuguese as my second language.

     

    The process of learning a new language should be interesting and interactive! All of my lessons are based on things YOU are interested in, not just what you read in books.

  • NATURAL ENGLISH PACKAGES

     

    (STARTING AT JUST US$30.00 PER LESSON)

    WATER

    "Real Conversation" Package

    This is the basic package.

     

    It includes 8 classes of CONVERSATION.

     

    There will be no homework. This is for those learners who want to practice their English with a native speaker of English. Some corrections will be given during the class.

     

    (Each class is 50 minutes long.

    8 classes must be used within 9 weeks)

     

    US$240.00 per month.

     

    EARTH

    "Real English Plus" Package

    This package is for those who need more guidance and teaching.

     

    8 classes of:

     

    - conversation with a native speaker of English.

    - PERSONALIZED LESSON MATERIALS. Examples: my own material, Youtube videos, or other content found online to help you in your specific goal. All of this will be FREE.

    - TASKS. This will be an ungraded/uncorrected type of homework for you to do on your own. Examples: a pronunciation video to watch and use for practice, listening to some podcasts,

    or various other activities).

    - LEARNING ADVICE. I will give you tips and other personalized instructions to guide you in learning faster and better!

     

     

    (Each class is 50 minutes long.

    8 classes must be used within 5 weeks)

     

    US$320.00 per month

     

     

    FIRE

    "Real English Intense" Package

     

    YOU GET MORE... FOR THE SAME COST AS THE EARTH PACKAGE!!*

     

    - 8 classes per month, (with 6 month contract), consisting of conversation with a native speaker of English.

    - PERSONALIZED LESSON MATERIALS. Examples: my own material, Youtube videos, or other content found online to help you in your specific goal. All of this will be FREE.

    - TASKS. This will be an ungraded/uncorrected type of homework for you to do on your own. Examples: a pronunciation video to watch and use for practice, listening to some podcasts,

    or various other activities).

    - LEARNING ADVICE. I will give you tips and other personalalized instructions to guide you in learning faster and better!

    PLUS:

    - REAL homework that you will receive after each class. On top of accelerating your learning, this will give you a sense of accountability and incentive in improving! I will grade your homework and we will discuss it in the next class.

     

    - YOU WILL HAVE LIVE FEEDBACK ON YOUR WORK.

    We will work on any errors you might have made, and I will explain and correct any mistakes in REAL TIME.

     

    - ANY QUESTION ABOUT ANYTHING!

    This is YOUR time to ask all the questions you've been wanting to ask. Sometimes students get embarrassed asking about certain topics. Please know that I respect any question, and will do my very best to answer them.

    (Each class is 50 minutes long. 16 classes

    must be used within 9 weeks)

     

    US$320.00 per month

    *To receive this special price, you must sign a contract

    for at least 6 months.

     

    *Ask me about a discount if you sign a contract for ONE YEAR!

  • Starting at just US$5.00, get my personal help with any question about English, using WhatsApp chat messaging.

    10 minutes of any question = 5 dollars

    20 minutes of questions = 8 dollars

    30 minutes of questions = 10 dollars

     

    Click the button below to

    book your time now!

     

    Whatsapp.

     

  • CLASSES FOR 2019

     

     

    My personalized classes include ALL materials. There are NO books to buy and NO registration fees.

     

    If you see a package you want, but want to ADD the number of classes per week, send me an email and I can give you special pricing.

    My focus is Fluency, which includes pronunciation, help with your "Listening" and "Speaking" skills of American English, AND, the necessary part that most teachers forget about: cultural differences!!

     

     

    I can receive deposits to Bank of America or Banco Itaú. Or you can pay using Paypal.

     

    (classes must be canceled within 24 hours, or they will be considered as given.)

    For those with one class per week, I allow you to reschedule a class ONE time. For those with 2 classes per week, I will allow you to reschedule up to two times.

    If I need to cancel a class, I will reschedule with you at your convenience.

    BASIC STRUCTURE OF A CLASS

    This is purely an example of a basic class. However, I change my classes depending on each student's specific needs. This is just an example.

    9:00h – The class starts by answering any questions that came up for the student since the last class.
    9:10h – We review your homework, and I give you feedback about whatever your homework was. (This could be a writing assignment, a listening exercise, pronunciation work, etc.) We correct things together. As we correct your homework, you can ask any questions you'd like.(even if they aren't related to the homework)
    9:25h – Free conversation. This is a chance for the student to practice their Conversation skills by having a conversation with me. We can talk about the topics from our class, or whatever else you would like to talk about. I will clarify any words or phrases that need to be corrected.
    9:45h – Wrap things up. We discuss the questions that came up during the class, and talk about what should be done in the following lesson.
    9:50pm – Class ends