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About us

Get more than simple training – we’ll run with you to the finish line.

Unlock Your Creative Potential

From the moment you enroll, until completion, your progress is our personal mission.

Precision Learning offers soft skills, leadership development, and Business English training like you’ve never seen before. We do not offer generic training programs, we offer personalized, proprietary, and proven methods and curricula that help our clients become the best version of themselves. Intensive courses for students and professionals that break skills down to a science.

Our visionary Instructors are trained and certified in various professional skills including:

  • Key points to strong leadership
  • Leadership vision and managerial goals
  • Organizational efficiency, strategizing, and planning to its optimum
  • Essential reporting and process development and documentation
  • Creating and developing a strong team and inspiring teamwork
  • Motivating employees to achieve higher professional success
  • Evaluating and rewarding job performance
  • Managing different personalities
  • Hiring and retaining the right employees
  • Dealing with conflict, violence and difficult employees
  • Dealing with attendance and poor job performance
  • The importance of delegation
  • Multitasking and prioritizing skills
  • Time management and keeping stress under control
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Meeting management
  • Preparing and delivering a presentation
  • Communicating changes to staff
  • The importance of open communication
  • Earning respect amongst staff and peers
  • Sharing vision and achieving goals

Unlock Your Creative Potential

Our customizable program modules:

  • Leadership Development
  • Effective Communication
  • Business and Professional Writing
  • Conflict Resolution and Team Dynamics
  • Adaptability, Work Ethic, and Time Management
  • Conducting Meetings and Negotiations
  • Public Speaking
  • Presentation Giving
  • Personal Branding
  • Resume Writing
  • Interview Skills
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Career Networking and Professional Development
  • Diversity Awareness and Cultural Competence
  • Business and Professional English Training

Our Skills Programs

The uncertainty stops with Precision. Where exceptional is not our goal. It's our standard.™

Our skills programs can be built especially for universities and corporations, where students will save significantly off of Precision’s regular program pricing, and save hundreds more off of the competition – while continuing to secure the best Instructor experience and results – guaranteed. You won’t just feel better about their skills, you’ll feel better about the future and bottom line of your institution.

The uncertainty stops with Precision.
Where exceptional is not our goal. It’s our standard.™

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Guarantees of Excellence

Precision Learning doesn't just offer training; we partner with you on a journey to excellence. Our six Guarantees of Excellence provide a solid framework to ensure your success:

➣ Personalized Advancement: We commit to working with you to reach your fullest potential, crafting a path that’s uniquely yours.

Expert Instruction: Only the best instructors will guide your learning experience, ensuring quality and expertise.

➣ Innovative Learning Spaces: Study in state-of-the-art environments that enhance your learning process, whether onsite or online.

➣ Strengths and Challenges: We focus on bolstering your strengths while turning your weaknesses into opportunities for growth.

➣ Partnership and Pride: As your learning ally, we promise a partnership that will make you proud, reflecting in the excellence of your skills.

➣ Guaranteed Improvement: Your skills will see measurable improvement—this is our guarantee to you.

Choose Precision Learning, where we go beyond the standard training model to a realm where exceptional is the standard, not the goal.

Our customized coaching approach fuels innovation and growth

You Will Reach Your Highest Potential.

We do not offer generic training programs. We won’t leave you behind at the door of your classroom. This is an all-around immersion experience.

You Will Only Work With the Best Instructors.

Others claim that they have rigorous hiring standards. Apply to Precision, and you’ll understand the definition of rigor.

You Will Only Study in State-of-the-Art Classrooms.

Our campuses don’t have typical classrooms, we use upscale conference rooms. Not only are you worth it, but it helps your learning retention.

You Will Build On Your Strengths and Conquer Your Weaknesses.

Our Instructors make use of diverse methods, and allow you to see the subject from several time-tested vantage points – for ultimate success.

You Will Be Proud to Call Us Your Partner.

We are proud to serve the most prestigious clients, who are as quality-focused with their training provider as we are with what we deliver.

Your Skills Will Improve. Guaranteed.

The bottom line: we are in the business of exceptional results, and have been for over a decade. If you don’t improve, retake sessions, on us. Or get a refund. Simple.

Testimonials

From Our Satisfied Clients

See what our clients say about us.

5/5

It’s no secret that finance is one of the most competitive fields in the world. Precision Learning’s leadership development program has already offered me the opportunity for a better position, a higher salary, and a greater sense of comfort knowing that I am on the way to bigger and better things. I will be contacting them again when my friends are ready to take on the next step!

LUIS
5/5

I started reading public speaking books as a hobby, and my Precision Learning Instructor transformed that into a passion via my training course. I thank him for opening my eyes to law school, and for allowing me the opportunity to go further than I thought I would go. I am more confident in my skills now than ever before.

MIRIAM
5/5

I was absolutely relieved when I found out that my private Business English Instructor could meet me close to home. Precision Learning’s more affordable rate system drew me in, their student-centric approach convinced me, and their qualified, friendly Instructors sealed the deal. You just can’t find that combination anywhere else.

ANJELI
5/5

Our employees needed to accelerate their leadership development skills fairly quickly. Precision Learning stepped in fast and produced very positive results. Not only that, but they brought their Instructors right to us, and their rates and expertise knocked the competition out to left field. I highly recommend. Highly.

VIKRAM
5/5

Our employees needed to accelerate their leadership development skills fairly quickly. Precision Learning stepped in fast and produced very positive results. Not only that, but they brought their Instructors right to us, and their rates and expertise knocked the competition out to left field. I highly recommend. Highly.

RONDA
5/5

A formidable opponent to their competition. Precision Learning raises the bar in professional skills education, and sets new, more personalized standards, that will inevitably knock on the doors of many, many new cities in the years to come. And their coursebook choices are fantastic. Way to go!

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Sami H. Elmansoury

Program Director

Sami H. Elmansoury is a leading visionary with Precision Learning. He completed his undergraduate studies at Rutgers University – New Brunswick and holds an International MBA from the University of Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne – Sorbonne Business School in Paris, France. Sam has instructed Soft Skills, Leadership Development, Business English, several other languages, and American business culture to both students and business professionals for over a decade.

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President & CEO

Sami H. Elmansoury

Program Coordinator

Alina Laboy

Instructor

Steve Ahn

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Diane Carey-Pape

Instructor

Jennifer Fritch

Distinguished Instructor

Katarina Grofikova

Instructor

Irving Kirsch

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Joan Martins

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Agnes Pokrandt

Instructor

Stacy Publik

Distinguished Instructor

Timothy Warren

Distinguished Instructor

Jeffrey Welfel

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Matthew Zonis

President & CEO

Sami H. Elmansoury

Sami H. Elmansoury is a leading visionary with Precision Learning, and a distinguished public speaker, writer, trainer, and facilitator known for his deep expertise in both entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. His roles have included serving on the Immigrant Rights Task Force of the Office of the Borough President of Manhattan, as Commissioner on the Monmouth County Human Relations Commission, and as a Founding Member of the US Department of State’s Generation Change initiative. He has also served on the Boards of Advisors for World Faith and the New Leaders Council, an American fellowship that seeks to train and mentor the next generation of young leaders in both business entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship.

Driven by a passion for advancing exceptional education and training, both in the United States and globally, Sam founded Precision Learning in 2008. As CEO, he leads the company in offering highly personalized and quality-driven training in Soft Skills and Leadership Development, Business English, academic and career coaching, facilitation, and other premier services. In 2014, Precision Learning commenced a high-level strategic partnership with Rutgers Business School. With registered offices in New Jersey, USA, and Paris, France, its other notable partners have included S&P Dow Jones, Henkel, Toastmasters International, and the Council of Europe.

In recognition of his educational work and social activism, Sam was inducted as a Responsible Leader Fellow by the BMW Foundation in 2013 and honored in the Hall of Honor of West Windsor-Plainsboro South in 2015. He has been invited to speak and as a trainer at academic and business conferences and events throughout the world. Sam has visited over 60 countries and has made it his mission to explore and to understand most of the world’s cultures during his lifetime. He holds an International MBA from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne – Sorbonne Business School and has been a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post.

Program Coordinator

Alina Laboy

Alina Laboy has instructed soft skills, leadership development, and Business English at St. John’s University, Union County College, the City University of New York, and Precision Learning. Her core competencies include leadership development for both American and international individuals, Business English, educational strategy, and curriculum design. Alina was a high level instructional design presenter for the New York Times’ Global Awareness Academic Conference. In addition, she publishes an educational blog about content strategies and technology in the classroom.

Alina graduated with honors from St. John’s University with a Master of Science in Education and in Teaching English as a Second Language. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in English.

Instructor

Steve Ahn

Steve Ahn is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal. Steve is a soft skills and leadership development trainer and an avid entrepreneur. For 14 years, he developed and grew his own businesses in Montreal. He has engaged in every aspect of entrepreneurial life: development, customer service, supplier relations, human resources, cash flow management, project management, sales, and finding capital to finance growth. Steve has managed over 100 employees, negotiated contracts with vendors, suppliers, and banks, and taken significant commercial risks to understand the true philosophy of corporate success. His specialty has been to make anything and everything happen, with the limited resources at his disposal, by harnessing the energy and channeling the talents of his team to bring many projects to fruition.

During his expansive business career, Steve has also obtained his Certificate in English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA). He has spent time in various parts of the world and took the initiative to self-teach the French language, in which he is now fluent.

Instructor

Diane Carey-Pape

Diane Carey-Pape received her Bachelor’s Degree with a triple major in Bilingual Education, Spanish, and Anthropology. Her leadership development, ESL, and Business English teaching career began in Colombia, South America, followed by extensive work as a trainer in the Boston area, where she collaborated extensively in curriculum development.

For two decades, Diane was a top-ranking business professional in the world of advertising sales, working in the publishing, education, and library markets, most notably at Library Journal and School Library Journal. Before returning to teaching, she began her own publishing consulting service, working on numerous new business development projects for Tutor.com, The NonProfit Times, Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization-WALDO, Marquis Who’s Who, Keesings World News Archive and IGI Global. With Precision Learning, Diane teaches soft skills and leadership development to both American and international students and professionals, as well as Business English. She also holds a Certificate in Fundraising and Grant Writing, and serves as board member and grant writer for the non-profit Community Development Corporation.

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Jennifer Fritch

Jennifer Fritch is a seasoned educator and business leader with over two decades of experience in marketing, strategy, and leadership. As the Founder and CEO of New Path Ventures LLC, Jennifer has built a successful consulting practice spanning multiple sectors. Her career includes senior executive roles at Novartis and Bristol-Myers Squibb, where she led large teams, implemented strategic initiatives, and drove organizational success.

Jennifer’s extensive international experience has given her a deep understanding of diverse cultural business practices, enhancing her ability to communicate effectively with global teams. This international perspective is invaluable in her role at Precision Learning, where she prepares clients from various backgrounds for professional success through soft skills, leadership development, and Business English training. Jennifer integrates practical applications and interactive learning to ensure clients can navigate professional environments confidently and competently.

As an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business, Jennifer teaches Market Decision Making to MBA candidates, consistently receiving high praise for her organization, clarity, and engaging teaching style. Since 2015, she has also been a guest lecturer at Rutgers Business School and Seton Hall University, delivering lectures on marketing strategy, branding, and market decision-making. Her ability to relate course material to real-world situations and foster an inclusive, collaborative learning environment makes her a favorite among students and professionals alike.

An alumna of Rutgers Business School with an MBA in Marketing, Jennifer continues her professional development through graduate studies at Harvard University. She also holds a BA in Psychology and English from the University of Michigan, where she graduated with honors.

At Precision Learning, Jennifer is dedicated to preparing individuals and teams for the challenges of the business world. Her strategic insight, practical experience, and passion for teaching ensure that clients develop the essential soft skills, leadership capabilities, and business English proficiency needed for academic and professional success.

Distinguished Instructor

Katarina Grofikova

Katarina Grofikova holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing, and followed her undergraduate studies with a Master’s Degree in TESOL. Upon completion of her studies, she pursued her passion of helping immigrants aspiring to achieve their academic and professional potential via soft skills and leadership development training. After university-level work for several years serving both American and international individuals, she relocated to Slovakia to teach Business English and advanced professional skills.

Apart from teaching in a traditional academic environment, Katarina has taught extensively in the corporate sector, which has given her in-depth knowledge of the business environment; its idiosyncrasies, hierarchy, and dynamics for success. In addition to advanced business vocabulary and writing style, she has taught the professional skills and language particulars for negotiations, meetings, and presentations. Being bilingual in English and Slovak, Katarina has also taught the essentials of translation. After a decade of immersion in Slovakia expanding her professional perspectives, she returned to the United States in 2015. In addition to her work with Precision Learning, Katarina has been a college trainer, where she is always dedicated to teaching and creating an inspiring learning environment for her leadership development and Business English students.

Instructor

Irving Kirsch

Irving Kirsch is a successful STEM professional and entrepreneur who transitioned into education to fulfill a lifelong dream. Prior to joining Precision Learning, his business entrepreneurship led him to gain extensive leadership expertise in the worlds of Environmental Consulting, real estate development, and small business ventures, as well as in management consulting for environmental service companies – experiences that he consistently incorporates into his training.

Irving holds a Bachelor of Science from The George Washington University, as well as a Master of Science degree. A soft skills, leadership development, and certified TESL/TEFL Instructor, he has taught leadership programs and ESL and Business English programs with high accolades around the United States. Irving has also spent years conducting high-level leadership training and ESL and Business English programs in the Balkans. An award-winning ceramic artist, he frequents museums and galleries for inspiration from paintings, sculptures, and historical exhibits. Irving is also a devotee of rock ‘n roll music, literature, and the general arts.

Instructor

Joan Martins

Joan Martins has taught an array of high-level English, Business English, and professional skills courses in the United States. She has also conducted extensive curriculum development for the same. For the last decade, Joan’s primary focus has been to teach American English and skills to non-native English speakers. She has also studied abroad in the United Kingdom and has taught abroad in Egypt.

Joan has achieved formal higher education certifications in TESOL/TESL/TEFL/ESL, Teaching Business English, TOEFL Preparation and Administration, and others. She is currently pursuing an Educational Doctorate, while developing research, writing curricula, and teaching for various intensive programs. Joan recently completed her certification in Teaching and Learning Strategies for Higher Education at Harvard University.

Instructor

Agnes Pokrandt

Agnes Pokrandt has taught soft skills, leadership development, and Business English in public, private, and post-secondary institutions across the United States and the Middle East. She has also served on several college accreditation teams throughout the Southern and Southeastern United States, including military bases and proprietary schools. Agnes earned TESL certification from the Education Graduate Program at the University of Memphis, and TEFL Certification from the University of West Bohemia in the Czech Republic. Her teaching background to both American and international students and professionals includes courses in Business English, Marketing, Management, Business Education, Communication, Accounting and Mathematics, as well as ESL Global-LT tutoring for business professionals, and EFL instruction to both German professionals and Czech public officials. Agnes has also taught Business Education, Business Accounting, and Mathematics courses to Saudi citizens in Aramco schools.

Agnes has served in the corporate training and development arena as a director, facilitator, program designer and internal consultant, with management and budgetary responsibilities. She has facilitated sales and leadership trainings for adults throughout the United States, Canada, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. Each day, Agnes brings her wealth of experience in business, manufacturing, construction, service, sales, and retail into the classroom. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, as well as a Master’s Degree in Education.

Instructor

Stacy Publik

Stacy Publik holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and an English teaching certification, and has committed her life to training American and international individuals of all ages. She has been teaching Business English, soft skills, and leadership development for over twelve years, and returned to school to complete her graduate studies at Drexel University in English as a Second Language.

When she is not in the classroom, Stacy enjoys traveling, reading biographies of inspirational historical figures, and running marathons. Stacy has competed in many races, and finished a triathlon in 2014.

Distinguished Instructor

Timothy Warren

Tim Warren has been a soft skills, leadership development, professional writing, and Business English professor and university administrator for over thirty years. In addition to his work with American and international individuals in the United States, he has instructed in several countries including Japan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

Tim received his Master’s Degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the American University in Cairo, where he also taught in the English Rhetoric and Composition Department. At AUC, he served as Director of the university’s Writing Center and as a prominent member of the university’s Academic Integrity Committee.

Distinguished Instructor

Jeffrey Welfel

Jeffrey Welfel is a passionate educational leader in the field of leadership development and foreign language acquisition, and has worked extensively with both American and international students and corporate professionals. He spent several years of his career in China training both students and professionals in soft skills and Business English, along with a variety of professional skills courses including Public Argumentation. Jeffrey has collaborated successfully as a trainer with Fudan University, Shanghai Sunsea School, École de Design Nantes Atlantique, and the Yangpu Educational Bureau of Education.

Jeffrey’s graduate studies focused on International Education with a concentration in Business. He also holds TESOL certification. During his free time, Jeffrey loves to travel extensively, and enjoys sharing his many cultural experiences in varying countries throughout the world so as to create an enriching classroom environment that comes to life for his students.

Instructor

Matthew Zonis

Matthew Zonis has developed a career centered around business sustainability and growth, social enterprise, soft skills, and Business English across three continents. In the business world, Matthew previously co-founded Shwe Holdings, a financial technology company that worked to provide mobile money and financial inclusion to the Myanmar market. Matthew also worked in Nairobi, Kenya with Ecosandals, an organization that focuses on upcycling scrap fabric and used tires from the slum neighborhood of Korogocho, then transforming them into fashionable Massai style sandals for sale around the world.

Matthew has led diverse corporate training seminars around the world, including leadership skill building and Business English with managers at the Provincial Waterworks Association of Thailand, and sales and Western customer service training with the Thailand branch of HeroLeads. In addition to corporate training with American and international individuals, Matthew has served as an educational consultant and college counselor to students from the United States, Vietnam, Thailand, and China. Matthew also writes on a number of issues. His work was recognized at the 2013 APSIA Undergraduate International Affairs Research Conference and has been cited in the Suffolk University Law Review and in the Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law at Florida State University. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Jewish Studies from American University in Washington, D.C.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Your Questions. Answered.

To reach closer to their potential, the best students and employees must possess both hard skills and soft skills. Hard skills are technical and position-specific prerequisites that one needs to be in a certain position within their profession. These skills are typically quantifiable.
Equally important are soft skills, which are interpersonal knowledge and experience that allow employees and executives to work far more productively, efficiently, and empathetically. These range from effective communication, cultural competence, emotional intelligence, and conflict resolution, to adaptability, networking, time management, and critical thinking.
While soft skills are more difficult to quantify than hard skill diplomas and certifications, sufficient emphasis on soft skills forges more efficient, desirable, and adaptable employees and leaders, and can have an enormous impact on an organization’s bottom line.

For international students, employees, and organizational leaders, there is a too frequent, misplaced conflation between Business English programs and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. Yet the approach to each is entirely different. Business English programs serve the critical purpose of training non-native speakers of English – yet those with a preexisting, fundamental proficiency in the language – to read, write, speak, and listen at a higher professional level, more on par with their native speaking counterparts. In many cases, native speakers can also benefit from Business English training.
Business English-specific training includes modules such as professional writing, including letters, memos, reports and emails; advanced vocabulary and grammar; speaking, communication and interpersonal skills; and diversity awareness and cultural competence.
Mastering Business English is critical for success in more diverse workspaces and in an increasingly global professional environment.

The cost of training varies depending upon the length of the customized program and the number of students or employees being trained. For academic institutions, program fees are often paid for by the students as a line item on their tuition. In other cases, the institution provides our training as an added incentive to their students. Private training is most often self-funded, unless a sponsor can be arranged. Corporate training is most often sponsored by an employer.

To lessen any potential burden, fees can be paid in installments. We do not want fee structure to come in the way of delivery to our trainees, and we are always working to ensure the best possible scenario for our clients.

For corporate professionals, training can be executed both as part of on-boarding into the company and as ongoing professional development. For students, there is a clear advantage to starting soft skills and leadership development training, with the addition of Business English training for international students, when students are freshmen, with an incremental approach that starts with more basic soft skills and personal branding and culminates in more advanced career development in their third and fourth years. If intensive training is only sought for one period of students’ academic careers, however, we would encourage it to be implemented in their junior or senior year. For graduate programs, we work to provide schedules that match the unique circumstances of the program and field of study.

Unless otherwise requested, all programs can be executed at our client’s location for maximum convenience. We hire exceptionally accommodating Instructors who are either local or willing to travel to campus. We also offer the use of state-of-the-art facilities should our client request that we host the training program.

We currently have a growing team of 21 qualified Instructors. All Precision Learning Instructors have met strict minimum requirements and have passed through a very stringent screening process.

For one particular summer intensive program, for example, we required the addition of four Instructors to join our growing team. We received over 80 applications, only interviewed 15, and ultimately hired and further trained the four most exceptional candidates. This is the prestigious culture that we established and have insisted upon since our founding a decade ago.

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