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Marcia W.

Chicago, IL

$35/hour

Marcia: Creative and Certified ESL Instructor

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Background check passed as of 4/14/15
5.0 average from 92 ratings
More than a teacher!
— Isabelle, Chicago, IL on 7/11/16

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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.

Learn how to improve your English and reduce your accent with your own coach who can create classes to fit your needs.

She teaches in a pleasant environment overlooking Lake Michigan: her home.
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 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60611
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"More than a teacher!"

- Isabelle, Chicago, IL on 7/11/16

"Great english lessons while having fun"

- Francesco, Chicago, IL on 6/14/16

"Best teacher!"

- Nina, Chicago, IL on 5/17/16

"Encouraging and knowledgeable tutor"

- Yuge, Chicago, IL on 2/29/16

"Interesting, knowledgeable and always well-prepared tutor"

- Kevin, Chicago, IL on 11/14/15

"Knowledgeable and patient."

- Pat, Chicago, IL on 6/18/15

"Great teacher, a lot of fun"

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

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 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)

More than a teacher! — Since the first class with Marcia I saw her ability to adapt to my needs. Teaching English can be easy, but engage with the student and bring the interest to the learning process is much more difficult. Marcia does it. She uses different tools to teach and she puts the language in different contexts to challenge you. She came up with different ideas in order you pick out the ones that fit better t ...

— Isabelle, Chicago, IL on 7/11/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Marcia will travel within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60611.