I offer private English conversation and writing classes to individuals seeking to become more fluent in their professional careers, in their academic work and in social settings.  During sessions designed to meet your needs and interests, we will solidify your strengths and address any weaknesses in English expression.

My students include legal professionals, undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students in many disciplines, as well as individuals studying for the TOEFL or other English competency based exams.

Please email me to get current rates and availability.  Classes take place in Manhattan. I really look forward to working with you!

I found working with Hilary to be very useful in preparing for law firm interviews.  I have already recommended her to a friend!

LLM Student from Chile

I prepared for the TOEFL with Hilary. We practiced every section and she gave me some great tips to improve my performance. It was hard work, but also fun, we had great time together. I highly recommend Hilary if you want to get a better score on TOEFL, because she is an amazing teacher!

Student studying for TOEFL

We focus on conversation that’s really helpful to me as a lawyer and that has improved my communication with my foreign (English-speaking) clients. We discuss current events, sometimes we read law cases, we talk about legal issues that I am working on. Since she used to practice law, Hilary is a great English teacher for lawyers.  

Lawyer from Brazil

Hilary makes me feel very comfortable in our classes. She is such an encouraging, patient teacher. Her classes are customized based on what the students need to improve or to learn. The way she teaches grammar and vocabulary has been very effective for me. Additionally, our classes are highly interactive and she provides great feedback. … Continue reading Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University

Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University