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Marcelle H.

Houston, TX

$60/hr

Experienced College Instructor: multi-level writing/literature/ESL/law

Background check passed as of 4/22/13
Usually responds in about 6 hours

Experienced College Instructor: multi-level writing/literature/ESL/law

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Marcelle has been a college English instructor for over twenty-five years. She has taught both ESL and a variety of writing courses, including composition, developmental writing, and business and legal writing. She has also taught college-level literature and high school English courses. In addition, she has conducted ESL courses for adults and tutored foreign attorneys pursuing advanced law degrees. In addition to holding an MA and JD, Marcelle is also an attorney and has a lot of experience and expertise in teaching legal writing. She has also edited papers and texts. For over six years, she taught at the University of Houston-Downtown and Houston Community College. Moreover, she recently created and conducted a workshop for a small Houston business. She is currently teaching ESL to professionals for two ESL institutes in Houston.

When Marcelle tutors, she first determines each student's needs by diagnosing specific problems. Then she designs materials and employs methods to help each student address these specific points. The goal is to help each student to become a better reader, critical thinker, writer, and editor.

Testimonials

"Great tutor! "

- Eva, Houston, TX on 11/25/13
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

English

I have both a BA and an MA in English. In addition, I have taught a variety of English courses for over twenty-five years. Most of my teaching has been at the college level, but I have also taught high school, and I currently teach professionals. I have expertise in teaching ESL, literature,and writing at all levels [developmental (grammar,vocabulary,spelling,and punctuation) composition, argumentative writing, business writing, literary analysis, research papers, and legal writing].

ESL/ESOL

In addition to holding a master's level degree in English, I have taught both ESL classes and college writing courses to students who are speakers of other languages. I have taught English reading, writing, and speaking skills to Southeast Asian immigrants in a community program for adults and have tutored foreign attorneys pursuing advanced law degrees. I am currently teaching ESL to professionals here in Houston. Throughout my academic career, I have worked with international students to improve their English skills.

Grammar

In addition to holding a master's degree in English, I have taught writing and other English courses for over twenty-five years. In my writing courses, I have always diagnosed and addressed common grammatical errors in student writing. Moreover, I have taught developmental English and ESL writing skills, which necessitate both a good understanding of and the teaching of grammar.

Literature

I hold both a BA and MA in English. In addition, throughout my twenty-five years of teaching, I have taught a variety of literature courses at the high school and college levels. Over the past three years, I have taught college level survey courses in American literature, British literature, and world literature. In teaching literature, I emphasize a close, analytical reading of the text; thesis development; and effective textual support in well-written analytical papers.

Proofreading

in addition to holding a master's in English, I have taught a variety of writing courses for over twenty-five years. These courses include developmental writing, composition, and professional writing. When teaching, I spend several classes on proofreading and editing skills as the important, final stage of the writing process. In addition to noting proofing errors in thousands of student papers over the years, I have proofread and edited many professional papers and a legal writing text.

Vocabulary

I hold both a BA and an MA in English. In addition, I have over twenty-five years of experience in teaching college level English courses in both writing and literature. I have also taught high school English courses. Finally, I am an avid reader who favors literary classics and more complex contemporary fiction.

Writing

In addition to holding an MA in English, I have taught a variety of writing courses for over twenty-five years, mostly at the college level. These courses include English composition, developmental writing, literary analysis, argumentative writing, business writing, and legal writing. In addition, I have served as a writing specialist and tutor for law schools and have conducted a writing workshop for a small business.

University of New Orleans
Louisiana State University (LSU)
Master's
University of Pittsburgh
J.D.

Education

University of New Orleans

Louisiana State University (LSU) (Master's)

University of Pittsburgh (J.D.)

Great tutor! — Marcelle is very pleasant and easy to work with. She responds to her email quickly and is very flexible with scheduling. She is always on time and does not hesitate to stay longer when needed. She works through essay ideas and brings in a great knowledge of the structure of essays. Her teaching experience gives her great insight into what is expected from a college paper which I found very helpful ...

— Eva, Houston, TX on 11/25/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Marcelle will travel within 8 miles of Houston, TX 77009.


About Marcelle

Marcelle has been a college English instructor for over twenty-five years. She has taught both ESL and a variety of writing courses, including composition, developmental writing, and business and legal writing. She has also taught college-level literature and high school English courses. In addition, she has conducted ESL courses for adults and tutored foreign attorneys pursuing advanced law degrees. In addition to holding an MA and JD, Marcelle is also an attorney and has a lot of experience and expertise in teaching legal writing. She has also edited papers and texts. For over six years, she taught at the University of Houston-Downtown and Houston Community College. Moreover, she recently created and conducted a workshop for a small Houston business. She is currently teaching ESL to professionals for two ESL institutes in Houston.

When Marcelle tutors, she first determines each student's needs by diagnosing specific problems. Then she designs materials and employs methods to help each student address these specific points. The goal is to help each student to become a better reader, critical thinker, writer, and editor.

Testimonials

"Great tutor! "

- Eva, Houston, TX on 11/25/13

Education

University of New Orleans
Louisiana State University (LSU)
Master's
University of Pittsburgh
J.D.

Education

University of New Orleans

Louisiana State University (LSU) (Master's)

University of Pittsburgh (J.D.)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Houston, TX 77009

Marcelle’s Subjects

Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Marcelle H.

Marcelle H. passed a background check on 4/22/13. The check was ordered by Marcelle through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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