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Marcia W.

Marcia: Creative and Certified ESL Instructor

Chicago, IL (60611)

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Marcia is a certified instructor in English as a Second Language but with a difference. Yes, you will learn grammar, but you will also learn how to speak on a wide range of topics that interest you. Enjoy student-centered activities that will increase your vocabulary. Activate your imagination through music, visuals, computer-generated presentations, and much more.

Marcia earned a masters degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Concordia University in Portland, Oregon, and a masters degree in art history from the University of Chicago. She also has a TEFL certificate from the prestigious Lado Institute in Georgetown, Washington, DC. She has taught in Cameroon, Congo, Uganda, and Mongolia, as well as three social service agencies in Chicago. She is currently teaching private clients through Global LT.

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Marcia’s subjects

ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Public Speaking, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing
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I currently teach private lessons to executives. I specialize in creating lesson plans that suit an individual's needs. In addition, I use a variety of media -- music, visual arts, film clips, and interactive exercises. I work to reduce accent and improve pronunciation. I have a masters degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Concordia University in Portland, OR., and a TEFL certificate from the Lado Institute in Washington, D.C. I've taught internationally--Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, and Mongolia. In Chicago, I've taught at social service agencies through Americorps. My students range from beginners to advanced. I work with both adults and children. I hope to hear from you.

Public Speaking

My public speaking career started in high school. I participated in a rigorous debate program, and I was awarded with the "Best Woman Debater" award in the city of Spokane, Washington. Subsequently, I majored in Communications from Washington State University, which included speaking training. As an English as Second Language instructor, I have devised many activities that involve speaking or presenting in front of a class. In addition, I assisted a student from Spain with formal Powerpoint presentations.

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Washington State University, Pullman, WA (Communications)

The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (Master's)

Concordia University (Portland, OR) (MEd)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Marcia will travel within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60611.

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