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Michele N.

Los Angeles, CA

$40/hour

Effective Test Prep & Homework Tutor; Certified ESL Teacher

4.9 average from 184 ratings
Awesome tutor
— Emin, Glendale, CA on 2/2/16

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BA, California State University, Fullerton
English
MA, California State University, Los Angeles
Master's
TEFL Certification
Other

Education

BA, California State University, Fullerton (English)

MA, California State University, Los Angeles (Master's)

TEFL Certification (Other)

About Michele

Hello!
Thank you for viewing my profile!

I have 20 years of experience teaching ESL, Test Preparation, Writing, and Business English. I am currently tutoring several adults in private ESL classes. I am also tutoring many middle/high school students in ACT, SAT, and TOEFL. I am often hired by parents to help their middle school or high school children improve their grades and/or writing skills.

Having lived and taught overseas for many years, I am very skilled at adapting my lessons to students of different nationalities, skill levels, and ages. My students are primarily Chinese, Korean, Brazilian, Thai, Japanese, Saudi Arabian, Mexican, and Russian.

My classes are based on your needs. Whether you need to improve your conversation and pronunciation or your grammar/writing, I will have clearly organized lessons to help you achieve your goals.
If you need help with homework or want to prepare for a test, I am sure that I can help you improve and succeed!

I will provide a whiteboard for practice and any needed textbooks, activities, and exercises. My activities and interactions with you will be designed to help you focus on your specific language needs.

I believe that my lessons will help you improve your English significantly and give you the confidence to speak more fluently with native speakers.


I look forward to working with you!
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I have 20 years of experience teaching ESL, Test Preparation, Writing, and
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90041
Background Check: Passed

"Awesome tutor"

- Emin, Glendale, CA on 2/2/16

"Patient"

- Trish, Los Angeles, CA on 7/6/15

"Energetic and encouraging"

- Juls, Los Angeles, CA on 7/3/15

"Great teacher!"

- Alina, Burbank, CA on 2/27/15
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
IELTS, SAT Reading,
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
IELTS, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I currently teach the ACT English and Essay sections. I have specific methods for helping my ACT students--including an extensive Grammar review and regular vocabulary quizzes. I have been very successful in raising my students' scores!

ACT Reading

I have very specific methods that I use to help my students improve their ACT Reading speeds and comprehension. I also provide regular vocabulary training and quizzes. I have been very successful in helping my students raise their scores!

English

I have a BA in English. I excel at creating specific lesson plans for each student's needs. I am very patient and enjoy helping students achieve their goals through my English lessons and training. I have had very good results over the years with my methods!

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified ESL instructor with a BA in English and over 20 years of experience. I have a great deal of experience in all areas of ESL-- including Conversation, Pronunciation, TOEFL, and TOEIC. My classes are comfortable, fun, and specifically created for you!

Grammar

I have been teaching ESL for twenty years and I have helped many students improve their Grammar! I am a certified ESL teacher with a BA in English--Grammar is an important part of learning English and I create Grammar lessons that fit each student's English needs.

Literature

I have a BA in English (and Comparative Literature) and a MA in History. I have a great deal of experience with literary research, writing, and literature analysis. I have helped students write essays, create presentations, and analyze the novels, poems, etc. that they are required to read. I produce quick results and provide each student with writing templates that he/she can use during his/her academic career.

Reading

I have a BA in English (and Comparative Literature) and an MA in History. I have had great success improving students' reading speeds, analytical abilities, and comprehension.

SAT Reading

I have been tutoring students in Test Prep for over 20 years. I have very specific methods for improving students' SAT Reading skills and I have been very successful in improving students' Reading speeds and comprehension.

TOEFL

I am a certified ESL teacher with over 20 years of experience teaching TOEFL. I have very specific methods for improving all areas of the TOEFL exam, including the two writing sections. I also emphasize vocabulary with regular vocabulary improvement lessons and quizzes. I have been very successful with helping my students improve their TOEFL scores!

Vocabulary

I have created vocabulary lessons and quizzes for all required tests--SAT, ACT, TOEFL--and lessons/tests for all literature-related terms. I have a BA in English, an ESL certification, and an MA in History. I have an extensive knowledge of Vocabulary and I have taught Vocabulary lessons for over 20 years. My vocabulary lessons always help my students increase their vocabulary, improve their pronunciation, and improve their writing!

Writing

With a BA in English and an MA in History, I have extensive experience with all areas of Writing: research, thesis development, structure, and vocabulary. I help students turn their essays and research papers into professionally written and edited pieces of writing. I have had great success in helping students improve their writing skills and write excellent papers!

BA, California State University, Fullerton
English
MA, California State University, Los Angeles
Master's
TEFL Certification
Other

Education

BA, California State University, Fullerton (English)

MA, California State University, Los Angeles (Master's)

TEFL Certification (Other)

Awesome tutor — She is the best. I was very worried about my English research paper. She was very helpfully with structuring of my essay and she helped me whip my essay into shape. I feel much more confident now. Outstanding tutor. Highly recommended!!! ...

— Emin, Glendale, CA on 2/2/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michele will travel within 15 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90041.