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Customized lessons in American English for all ages and all levels

Private lessons in students' homes in Durham and Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Teacher has Duke ESL Certificate
Susan Baylies
Susan Baylies

Visual Vocabulary is a new online tool designed by Susan Baylies to help her students learn new words.  

My goal is to help you express yourself more clearly and confidently.
I use your areas of interest while focusing on your language needs.
What can you learn?

Children, age 4 - 17

  • Improve speaking ability.
  • Understand school work.
  • Learn to read, or improve reading skills.
  • Increase vocabulary.
  • Practice grammar.
  • Find internet resources and computer programs for every age.


  • Improve your understanding of casual conversations to help you in your daily contact with Americans.
  • Practice American pronunciation and speech emphasis, so that people will understand you easily.
  • Learn common American idioms and sayings.
  • Practice speaking about your interests with your teacher as your conversation partner.
  • Focus on writing in English.
  • Identify internet resources and computer programs for continuing practice.
Fee: $30.00 (+$5.00 travel fee if far from Durham) per hour for one student.
Please call or e-mail for more information or to begin lessons.
Susan Baylies: 919-401-9591
Some of my students' writing work.

Susan Baylies recommends that you visit Dollywood Theme Park some time while you are in the United States.