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Melissa H.

Patient ESL Instructor for Business and Academic Speaking and Writing

Patient ESL Instructor for Business and Academic Speaking and Writing

$35/hour

  • 950 hours tutoring

About Melissa


Bio

Hello! I'm Melissa, an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher who specializes in writing and speaking for adults - business and academic.

I have:

-Master of Arts degree in English, with coursework in second language acquisition and technical writing/editing
-Graduate Certificate in TESOL
-CELTA
-Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with coursework in literature, grammar, and writing
-5 years of online teaching experience, mainly in business English for adults
-3 years of classroom...

Hello! I'm Melissa, an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher who specializes in writing and speaking for adults - business and academic.

I have:

-Master of Arts degree in English, with coursework in second language acquisition and technical writing/editing
-Graduate Certificate in TESOL
-CELTA
-Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with coursework in literature, grammar, and writing
-5 years of online teaching experience, mainly in business English for adults
-3 years of classroom teaching experience abroad (Vietnam and Russia)
-neutral American accent

I can help you:

-Speak confidently
-Translate in your head less
-Write more accurately
-Build your vocabulary
-And more

Perhaps most importantly, I am a lifelong language learner, so I understand the struggle to gain fluency firsthand.

I provide all course materials, including games, activities, and homework. All lessons are tailored to your interests and level. We can also work on any materials you have, from school or from work.

I offer a free 15-minute meeting before we start so I can understand more about your goals and needs.

I request that lessons must be cancelled at least 6 hours in advance.

Thank you!


Education

University of Illinois at Chicago
English
Northwestern State University
Masters

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I hold a Master of Arts, CELTA, and Graduate Certificate in TESOL. My combined in-class and online teaching experience exceeds 6 years.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I hold a Master of Arts, CELTA, and Graduate Certificate in TESOL. My combined in-class and online teaching experience exceeds 6 years.
English, Grammar, SAT Writing, Writing

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I hold a Master of Arts, CELTA, and Graduate Certificate in TESOL. My combined in-class and online teaching experience exceeds 6 years.
English, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I hold a Master of Arts, CELTA, and Graduate Certificate in TESOL. My combined in-class and online teaching experience exceeds 6 years.

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ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I hold a Master of Arts, CELTA, and Graduate Certificate in TESOL. My combined in-class and online teaching experience exceeds 6 years.
English, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I hold a Master of Arts, CELTA, and Graduate Certificate in TESOL. My combined in-class and online teaching experience exceeds 6 years.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I hold a Master of Arts, CELTA, and Graduate Certificate in TESOL. My combined in-class and online teaching experience exceeds 6 years.
Writing

Test Preparation

SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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knowledgeable patient tutor

I am learning writing from Melissa. She is very experienced and goal-orientated. The pace for the lectures are perfect for me and I love she focus on areas I should improve. Enjoy the lessons with Melissa very much. Highly recommended.

Julia , 5 lessons with Melissa

Melissa is the best!

I really enjoyed my lessons with Melissa. Her teaching methods are great. Very clear and concise. She doesn't waste your time explaining meaningless background information and always lectures with the intent to help you understand the learning subject. I had to take a couple of classes back to back, and she figured out what I needed from day one. She is very patient, and she always makes sure you really understand the context. Her lessons are engaging and useful. She also gives a lot of resources that are so helpful. I would highly recommend her to anyone interested in learning/ improving English.

Selin, 4 lessons with Melissa

excellent tutor

She is an excellent tutor who knows how to understand the student's weaknesses and works on them. I am happy to learn more and improve my English with her and I can suggest to everyone.

Rana, 29 lessons with Melissa

Great teacher for beating speaking anxiety, improving reading, grammar, vocabulary, speaking itself

A few months ago, when I was looking for an ESL tutor, I needed to expand my vocabulary (quite dramatically, to be honest) and break through the fear of speaking to natives in everyday life. I used to find myself flustered and stumble in conversations or not even proceed. This social anxiety made me almost silent for about seven years while living in the US. Not long ago, I was lucky to find Melissa. She made me feel comfortable being patient, kind, and knowledgeable. So in about 1,5 months, I suddenly found myself relaxed in the conversation. Lessons with Melissa beat my problem in a wink of an eye! Besides, I noticed that my vocabulary exploded, and I am at a significantly higher level than when we started. To sum it up, Melissa would be a great teacher for whether you are looking to improve your speaking, reading skills, grammar, vocabulary, or you need to overcome psychological difficulties that go along with speaking sometimes.

Alena, 38 lessons with Melissa

Melissa is the best tutor I have ever had

I have worked with Melissa for about five months now, and I am very happy with where I am at today compared to where I started in terms of my English fluency. She has tailored lessons based on mistakes that I frequently make, and her approach has been really effective. In addition, Melissa is always well prepared for each lesson. I would highly recommend her to any English learners who are looking for tutors!

XIAOFAN, 86 lessons with Melissa

Melissa is the best ESL teacher!

Melissa is the most amazing ESL teacher I have ever had! Her expertise in teaching helped my English literacy improve to another level. Melissa tailors her class to fit each student's needs and wants with many exciting contents and techniques; she encourages and empowers students to go beyond and above. Indeed, my English speaking skills have advanced so much in such a short time; even my friends have noticed the difference. Therefore, I recommend Melissa as an ESL or English literature teacher to anyone at any level who wants to go beyond and above!!

Hyun Soo, 8 lessons with Melissa

she is very kind!

she is a great tutor! I was looking for tutor who teaches speaking and writting. I found her and worked with her. Now I am very satisfied with her lessons. she listens to me well and prepares something for lessons every time. I will continue to work with her!

Katelyn, 21 lessons with Melissa

experienced and well prepared

I have tried four different tutors before I finally find Melissa!! She is amazing and definitely the one I will keep learning from. She offered a 15-minute free consult before the first class. During that, we discussed what I want to improve and how she can help me with my goal. She provides study materials (homework) before the class, then we discuss and practice during the class, which I think is more efficient than some other tutors just teach in an hour.

Yang, 8 lessons with Melissa

Very nice and friendly

Melissa was very nice and friendly, which made me feel comfortable and encouraged. She asked me what I wanted to learn and prepared materials for the class. She also replied to my message very quickly.

Helen, 61 lessons with Melissa
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$35/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

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