Tedra L. Cobb & Associates
We specialize in helping individuals and teams communicate and collaborate.
Who We Are!
Tedra L. Cobb & Associates is a NY State Certified Woman-Owned-Business Enterprise recognized in the U.S. and internationally for organizational and personal capacity building.
We lead companies through strategic and organizational development, design and implement leadership training, and provide English Language coaching to groups and individuals.
Strategic Planning and Development
We lead organizations in Strategic Planning, Development, and Action Planning
We increase the effectiveness and build capacity of all stakeholders – leadership team, staff, volunteer and community partners – so that everyone contributes to and communicates your mission and goals.
We don't use catch phrases and slogans; we teach people real skills to use in the job setting.
Communications Training and Coaching
I believe people learn best when they are engaged, challenged, inspired and nurtured. As a trainer, teacher, adjunct instructor and consultant it is my mission to help my students and clients achieve their personal and professional goals. Teaching is a partnership.
We teach, coach and design interactive and student-centered EFL/ESL curriculum so that English Language Learners reach their full potential. We teach and coach international professionals, academic researchers, university students and those who are adjusting to life in the U.S., or dream of coming to the U.S.
Outcomes - For Clients
“Tedra is a skilled strategic thinker, excellent facilitator and is committed to evidence-based processes. She meets deadlines and delivers agreed upon outcomes.” ~Steve Knight, CEO, United Helpers Management Company
“Tedra was able to tap directly into our needs, problems we face, opportunities, and goals we should have in the future to expand. I would absolutely recommend her.”
~Jonathan Smith, co-owner of International TEFL Academy Nicaragua.
“Tedra spent a considerable amount of time working on understanding the particular needs of our organization, which allowed for a very organized and productive two-day staff development retreat. We walked away with several organizational changes and concrete action steps required to accomplish our goals. Her dedication, directness, and impeccable work ensure successful outcomes despite the number of challenges."
~ Anne Marie Snell, Executive Director, Health Initiative
"I am an ESL student from Spain. I started the classes in March 2015. At the beginning of the school year, I couldn't speak English, but now I feel confident having conversations with natives speakers, not only that, I feel more integrated in the community. Tedra, has a natural gift of teaching because she has many tools and experiences she shares with students. She also appreciates different cultures, she is open to teach about a global world by creating a great group with values between my peers."
“About my teacher, Tedra, she is one of the best persons I've ever seen. She is a really good teacher -- she is very patient and kind. She taught me a lot, not just English she also showed me how to be useful for others. She helped me prepare for TOEFL and gave me motivation. I passed the test. She was always there for me and other students when we had problems. She is more than a teacher for me and I will never forget all she's done.”
“Tedra is the most considerate teacher I ever met. She loves her students and was always selfless to help us. I felt like I was in the room with my family. She is a great teacher!”
"Tedra is not only a kind and patient teacher, but also a real friend. When I came to the US, I thought it would be difficult to find an American friend who understands my situation and problems as a foreigner. But she proved that the difference in language and culture is not important. The most important value is humanity over the world. She helped me to solve my educational issues and supported me when I confronted a problem."
“I want to deeply thank Tedra for all her patience helping me understand and make myself understood in a new language, English. It really is important that a teacher transmits confidence in their enseñanza. She has given me a lot of confidence. When I started I knew almost nothing. Now I feel I can communicate better with her method of teaching that is fun and dynamic.”
"Sometimes, I felt like I lost confidence and my advantages. Fortunately, I met Tedra Cobb and had her ELS class the whole summer before my MBA program started. In her class, we were not only learning language, but also American culture, and the American logic to communicate. After several months, my English and communication skills improved dramatically. I felt I was ready and confident for the MBA challenges. During the whole learning process, I had moments when it was hard to understand lots of idioms and slang. And every time, Tedra cheered me up and encouraged me a lot. For me, Tedra is not only a language teacher, but a mentor in my life."
"Tedra connects people who have a common goal - to learn about real life in this country, about its culture, history, politics and last, but not least, its language."
Jakub, Czech Republic
"I think Tedra Cobb's most significant quality is her patience. Sometimes I can't understand, I have to ask her to repeat or write on the blackboard. She never refuses and explains the word from its origin, its development and the current usage, etc. She imparts to us English learning tools, which I use almost every day in my studies in the United States."
Tedra is a friendly, funny and never boring teacher! I really appreciate her corrections during our speaking sessions about grammar and pronunciation. Moreover, the ESL class allowed me to meet new people and to better insert myself in the new community. I guess these are the two main goals of Tedra: teach English and connect people.
Stefania - Venice, Italy