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Washington State University, Pullman, WA (Communications)
The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (Master's)
Concordia University (Portland, OR) (MEd)
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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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
I came to the United States eight years ago and I’ve always been confident with my English skill at a conversational level. It wasn’t until I started my current position as an art curator that I realized that I needed to advance my English to a professional level. Around three months ago, I had my first English class with Marcia and our class took place at her beautiful apartment by the lakeshore. Her cheerful attitude and the cup of warm tea immediately made me feel at home, and I felt a strong connection with her. Marcia is energetic, considerate and generous with her time. She has showed great determination and resourcefulness in her efforts to encourage the learning of English. Her preparation is always extensive and she uses tools like recorders and projectors as an aid to effectively help me with my pronunciation and improve my public speaking skill. I believe in her ability in teaching English at any level.
What makes Marcia so compelling a teacher is her compassion and especially her willingness to entertain any idea without dismissing it. Thanks to Marcia’s background in art history and her incredibly rich knowledge and understanding in Western art in general, she is able to give me valuable advice not only as an ESL teacher, but equally important, as an artist and a wise friend.
Marcia has tutored students from all over the world, and she really knows how to help students improve their English. What I like most is that she acquainted me with the history and geography of Chicago through a series of outing classes. We have visited Magnificent Mile, Chicago History Museum, and Field Museum. At the beginning of every class, she briefly introduced some background information and important vocabulary about today's tour, and give me the exquisite class material she prepared. Through these outing classes, I practiced my listening, question-asking, and conversation skills on real-world interesting topics and materials. I really recommend everyone to take her class.
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.
I am a ESL student. Marcia is a great teacher. Every time she was well prepared for our lesson and brought lots of interesting stories. We even had one of our lessons at Chicago History Museum. She took me in as her guest. From the back and forth discussion I learned a lot. Thank you Marcia.
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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.
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.
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.
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.