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Michelle K.

Decatur, GA

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ESL and communications

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Georgia State University
journalism and ESL
Georgia State University
Master's

Education

Georgia State University (journalism and ESL)

Georgia State University (Master's)

About Michelle

I have taught ESL and test prep both here in Atlanta and abroad. I have an MA in applied linguistics/ESL and a BA in journalism. Prior to completing my MA, I worked in corporate communications for 15 years. My professional duties included writing, editing and proofreading publications, client correspondence and press releases, and making oral presentations. Hence, my specialties include both written and oral business communication, grammar and pronunciation (accent reduction). I also specialize in TOEFL and IELTS test prep. I currently teach a course in Business Communications for international students at Mercer University's Stetson School of Business and Economics in Atlanta. I have taught ESL and test prep both here in Atlanta and abroad. I have an MA in applied linguistics/ESL and a BA in journalism. Prior to completing my MA, I worked in corporate communications for 15 years. My professional duties included writing, editing and proofreading publications, client correspondence and press releases, and making oral Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Decatur, GA 30030
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
IELTS,
Proofreading,
TOEFL,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
IELTS,
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
IELTS,
TOEFL,
Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL and Business Communications for International Students at Mercer University since 2011. Prior to embarking on my teaching career, I worked as an advertising and marketing executive. Hence my specialties are geared for professionals and academics.

Grammar

I have been teaching ESL at a university level for over six years. Grammar is my specialty. While working on my master's degree in applied linguistics, I also worked as a research assistant, analyzing grammar corpora of native and non-native speakers. In addition, I have a bachelor's degree in journalism.

IELTS

I am an expert at helping students prepare for the IELTS exam in all four subject areas: Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. I am especially skilled at helping students raise their Speaking and Writing scores for both the general and the academic version of the test. While working on my master's degree in ESL, I took a course in language assessment which delved into the IELTS test in great detail, including how it is written and how it is graded. I use this knowledge to help students come up with an individualized strategy to increase their score.

Proofreading

I currently work part-time freelance as a proofreader/editor.

TOEFL

As an ESL lecturer at Mercer University in Atlanta, I frequently teach TOEFL test prep classes. Also, while I was working on master's in applied linguistics, we studied the TOEFL in depth, including best practices for teaching TOEFL test courses which are in extremely high demand these days. In addition, I have worked as a rater on the writing portion.

Writing

I teach academic writing at Mercer University in Atlanta. I have a master's degree in applied linguistics and a bachelor's degree in journalism.

Georgia State University
journalism and ESL
Georgia State University
Master's

Education

Georgia State University (journalism and ESL)

Georgia State University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michelle will travel within 15 miles of Decatur, GA 30030.