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Margie M.

Washington, DC

$50/hour

Learn English, Find Your Voice

5.0 average from 11 ratings
English with Margie
— Zula, Falls Church, VA on 1/3/17

$50/Hour


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Oberlin College
Chinese and Politics
Cambridge University (CELTA)
Other

Education

Oberlin College (Chinese and Politics)

Cambridge University (CELTA) (Other)

About Margie

I am a native English speaker and former public school ESL teacher with a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (CELTA) from the University of Cambridge. My goal is not just to teach you English, but to make sure you don’t forget what you have learned! I use the following strategies to help ESL students learn and remember:

- Content-based learning. Study grammar by looking at an interesting topic, not memorizing a list of rules.
- Cognitive engagement. Move beyond fill-in-the-blank worksheets to real-life situations. Use English to analyze, design and create something new.
- Connecting the lesson to your life. Draw on your background knowledge and share your opinion.
- Emphasizing recall. We will constantly go back to what you learned in previous classes to reinforce and build on it.

Many tutors and language schools will determine your level and then follow a book or curriculum that is the same for every person. This is a waste of your time and money. Working with me, you will get truly individualized lessons. I analyze your pronunciation, tenses, grammar and vocabulary for weaknesses, and then create lessons to target them. I will send you an evaluation to complete before our first lesson, so I can figure out what you need to work on ahead of time and be ready to help you from the moment we meet. I customize our activities in class so they relate to the topics you think about at work, in school, or in your free time (health economics, history of Asia, cooking, etc.) and target the skills you are trying to develop (making oral presentations, reading textbooks, writing papers, having casual conversations, etc.).

I have taught over 500 hours of ESL classes to more than 60 students in the D.C. area. My resume includes teaching at Find Your Voice English, The Next Step Public Charter School, Teaching House, and the Family Place. My students are middle schoolers, construction workers, college and grad students, World Bank employees, government officials, and seniors. I know Spanish, French and Chinese, and am thus especially qualified to teach English to speakers of these languages.

I love teaching ESL, and it is important to me to constantly be improving. I am always looking for new and better activities to do in class. I stay up-to-date with the research on what works for memorization and best teaching strategies so that my style is fresh and effective. If you are ready to get better at English, please contact me!

Want to study with me but can't afford my rate? Get a discount by taking lessons online ($43/hour), or taking two-student in-person lessons ($31/hour). Need a quote for a different situation? Please contact me.

Note: Whether you are late or on time to a lesson, you will be charged for the full amount of time scheduled.
I am a native English speaker and former public school ESL teacher with a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (CELTA) from the University of Cambridge. My goal is not just to teach you English, but to make sure you Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 13 miles of Washington, DC 20011

"English with Margie"

- Zula, Falls Church, VA on 1/3/17

"A professional teacher"

- Zhi, Bethesda, MD on 12/16/16
English:
English, ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL

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.

ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker and former public school ESL teacher with a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (CELTA) from the University of Cambridge. I have taught almost 500 hours of ESL classes to more than 60 students, including middle schoolers, construction workers, college and grad students, World Bank employees, government officials, and seniors. I know Spanish, French and Chinese, and am thus especially qualified to teach English to speakers of these languages.

Oberlin College
Chinese and Politics
Cambridge University (CELTA)
Other

Education

Oberlin College (Chinese and Politics)

Cambridge University (CELTA) (Other)

English with Margie

I had my first English class with Margie. She was on time and very helpful. I liked her teaching style and attitude. I am sure I will learn more and improve my skill with her help. Thank you.

— Zula, Falls Church, VA on 1/3/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Margie will travel within 13 miles of Washington, DC 20011.