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Marcia W.

Chicago, IL

$30/hr

Marcia: Creative and Certified ESL Instructor

In-person lessons
Replies in 11 hours
Background check passed as of 4/13/15
4.9 Avg. Rating
 
 
15 Ratings
 
 
11hrs Response Time
Knowledgeable and patient.
— Pat, Chicago, IL on 6/17/15

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Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Communications
The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Master's
Concordia University (Portland, OR)
MEd

Education

Washington State University, Pullman, WA (Communications)

The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (Master's)

Concordia University (Portland, OR) (MEd)

About Marcia

Marcia is a certified instructor in English as a Second Language but with a difference. Yes, you will learn grammar, but you will also learn how to speak on a wide range of topics that interest you. Enjoy student-centered activities that will increase your vocabulary. Activate your imagination through music, visuals, computer-generated presentations, and much more.

Marcia earned a masters degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Concordia University in Portland, Oregon, and a masters degree in art history from the University of Chicago. She also has a TEFL certificate from the prestigious Lado Institute in Georgetown, Washington, DC. She has taught in Cameroon, Congo, Uganda, and Mongolia, as well as three social service agencies in Chicago. She is currently teaching private clients through Global LT.

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Marcia is a certified instructor in English as a Second Language but with a difference. Yes, you will learn grammar, but you will also learn how to speak on a wide range of Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60611
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable and patient."

- Pat, Chicago, IL on 6/17/15

"Great teacher, a lot of fun"

- Hannah, Chicago, IL on 6/12/15
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Public Speaking,
Reading, TOEFL,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ESL/ESOL

I currently teach private lessons to executives. I specialize in creating lesson plans that suit an individual's needs. In addition, I use a variety of media -- music, visual arts, film clips, and interactive exercises. I work to reduce accent and improve pronunciation. I have a masters degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Concordia University in Portland, OR., and a TEFL certificate from the Lado Institute in Washington, D.C. I've taught internationally--Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, and Mongolia. In Chicago, I've taught at social service agencies through Americorps. My students range from beginners to advanced. I work with both adults and children. I hope to hear from you.

Grammar

I've been teaching English grammar since 2009. I have a TEFL certificate from the Lado Institute (2008) and a Masters degree in Education (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Concordia University (2012). I routinely teach grammar to private clients through Global LT., using such innovative techniques as movie clips, music, visual arts, and activities. My text of choice is Grammar in Context (Cengage Learning), all three volumes.

Public Speaking

My public speaking career started in high school. I participated in a rigorous debate program, and I was awarded with the "Best Woman Debater" award in the city of Spokane, Washington. Subsequently, I majored in Communications from Washington State University, which included speaking training. As an English as Second Language instructor, I have devised many activities that involve speaking or presenting in front of a class. In addition, I assisted a student from Spain with formal Powerpoint presentations.

TOEFL

Since I have successfully completed two masters degrees, I'm familiar with the rigors of passing exams. I've tutored students in national exams. I work to make the studies meaningful and interesting by creating such exercises as Jeopardy quizzes, crossword puzzles, and study guides to help students successfully pass the exams. My expertise: I've been teaching English grammar since 2009. I have a TEFL certificate from the Lado Institute (2008) and a Masters degree in Education (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Concordia University (2012). I routinely teach grammar to private clients through Global LT., using such innovative techniques as movie clips, music, visual arts, and activities. My text of choice is Grammar in Context (Cengage Learning), all three volumes.

Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Communications
The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Master's
Concordia University (Portland, OR)
MEd

Education

Washington State University, Pullman, WA (Communications)

The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (Master's)

Concordia University (Portland, OR) (MEd)

Knowledgeable and patient. — Marcia is an excellent ESL tutor. She is very patient with my 6th grade daughter. My daughter was adopted as an older child and her first language is Chinese. Marcia brings fun but challenging lessons that are geared towards my daughter’s interests for each session. She tries to make reading fun so my daughter learns to love reading. Marcia is a very knowledgeable ESL tutor. ...

— Pat, Chicago, IL on 6/17/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Marcia will travel within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60611.

Background Check Status for Marcia W.

Marcia W. passed a background check on 4/13/15. The check was ordered by Marcia through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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