Scottie Spurzem - The English Language Coach


I am the English Language Coach.  I help international business people communicate more effectively and comfortably in American English.  I do this in person in the San Francisco Bay Area or virtually.

As a native speaker of American English, a CELTA certified teacher and a former Investor Relations Consultant, I help people gain the confidence needed to improve and master their conversations, presentations, emails et al in English.

Accent management is key to intelligibility and thus pronunciation training has become a primary focus of my personalized sessions.  I focus on helping my clients learn how our language system works and then how to put it into action with correct pronunciation, grammar and interpersonal nuances.

I work with business professionals, doctors, graduate students and entrepreneurs with one-on-one coaching or in small group sessions in offices in the San Francisco Bay Area.


After retiring from investor relations consulting and following my passion to teach English as a second-language, I started teaching part-time at different language schools. I soon realized that many people trying to learn English need help only with a few specific things, which I tend to identify quickly. I've begun my English Language Coaching to do just that. I focus on accent reduction and topic-specific vocabulary to help non-native speakers quickly and intelligibly speak American English.

More About Me:

+ CELTA Trained English Teacher

  • Private American English coaching
  • ESL Teaching experience at ELS Language Centers at E.C. Language School and at Canal Alliance


  • University of California at Berkeley: Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology


  • Corporate, investor, customer & executive suite experience
  • Past clients: Charles Schwab, Bank of America, Autodesk, & more


  • Fish 2.0 - 2015
  • BMoE (Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship) - 2016
  • The Visionaria Leadership Institute Peru - 2016

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