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Miriam C.

Satellite Beach, FL

$40/hour

A passion for teaching

20+ Hours
5.0 average from 10 ratings
My major is demanding... she nailed it..
— Merfat, Melbourne, FL on 12/19/16

$40/Hour


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Boston University
Psychology
Alabama University MA-TESOL
Master's

Education

Boston University (Psychology)

Alabama University MA-TESOL (Master's)

About Miriam

As long as I can remember, I have loved languages--my own and others. My first teaching position was as a pronunciation coach at a small private language school. From there, I pursued a post-graduate certificate in TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages). This led to completing a Master's degree in TESOL. At each stage, it was the students who paid me the compliment of trusting me with their challenges that fueled my efforts. My final semester, I got to design, build, and teach a course for international graduate student wives. They taught me as much as I taught them.

What I love about tutoring is being invited into individual minds that have individual landscapes of strengths and challenges, individual perspectives and motivations, and often, hidden talents and abilities that, together, we can find ways to harness. Sometimes, we can find ways to increase an individual's capacity to learn via relatively minor changes in perspective. Language learning is almost magical that way. But whether we find a hidden circuit or take the traditional route, via hard work and plenty of it, it is always an adventure.

I am fascinated by the inner thought processes of my students. Together, we are on a mission to find the strengths that each learner can employ to replace the difficulties.

I am looking forward to working with you! Please contact me.
As long as I can remember, I have loved languages--my own and others. My first teaching position was as a pronunciation coach at a small private language school. From there, I pursued a post-graduate certificate in TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages). This led to completing a Master's degree in TESOL. At each stage, it was the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Satellite Beach, FL 32937

"My major is demanding... she nailed it.."

- Merfat, Melbourne, FL on 12/19/16
Science:
Anthropology, Psychology
Music:
Sight Singing
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, IELTS,
Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, GRE, IELTS,
PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
IELTS,
Italian, TOEFL
History:
American History, Anthropology, Classics, Geography, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading
Business:
GRE

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

Completed a Master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in 1993 at the University of Alabama, one of the top-rated schools for English education. Taught in the classroom for a year, then began teaching individual intensives to professionals and executives. Took a certificate in Online Teaching of English in 1999, and did teaching, coaching, and tutoring online from 2000 to 2008.
Can't wait to get back into tutoring English as a Second Language!

IELTS

I believe I am qualified to tutor IELTS for several reasons. I earned a Master's degree in TESOL at the University of Alabama, where the curriculum included many books and methods drawn from Cambridge, where the IELTS was designed. Both the IELTS and my graduate courses were based on the principle of communicative language learning and use. Also, I have extensive experience tutoring the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) which I believe would transfer to tutoring IELTS.

Writing

Twenty years tutoring English as a Second Language

MA in Teaching English
Technical Writer
Textbook Editor

Boston University
Psychology
Alabama University MA-TESOL
Master's

Education

Boston University (Psychology)

Alabama University MA-TESOL (Master's)

My major is demanding... she nailed it..

I have started to have classes with Miriam to improve my inflency.. she is soooo helpful. She also, can easily catch my mistakes and correcting them with a breif explanation that can stick in my mind. As, I am studying Biomedical Engineering and I've asked her to help me with readings and she was awesome!

— Merfat, Melbourne, FL on 12/19/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Miriam will travel within 5 miles of Satellite Beach, FL 32937.