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Michelle H.

Waltham, MA

$60/hour

Certified Teacher - Elementary, Middle and High School ELA and ESL

In-person lessons
4.8 average from 23 ratings

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Michigan State University
University of Bridgeport
MEd

Education

Michigan State University

University of Bridgeport (MEd)

About Michelle

I am a certified teacher with a graduate degree in education and teaching English. I have extensive K-7 classroom and K-adult tutoring experience working with native speakers and students with English as a second language in the US and abroad. Specifically, I have worked in South America and Africa at international schools, and I speak Spanish. One-on-one tutoring or small group learning is available. Each session will be tailored to your needs and interests.

As a teacher, I can help build your confidence and skills in any of the following:
- academic writing
- organizing your ideas and structuring your writing
- editing and revising
- APA and MLA citation
- reading comprehension
- phonemic awareness, decoding, and spelling
- listening skills
- oral language skills
- grammar conventions and sentence fluency
- vocabulary and word choice
-TOEFL preparation

I can also help proofread your written work.

I hope to hear from you!

Thanks,
Michelle
I am a certified teacher with a graduate degree in education and teaching English. I have extensive K-7 classroom and K-adult tutoring experience working with native speakers and students with Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Waltham, MA 02451
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish, TOEFL
Special Needs:
Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have state certification in elementary K-6 all subjects. Under this license, I have taught Grades 2, 3 and 5, and Grade 6 English Language Arts and ESL.

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL in accredited international schools for the past six years. For the past four years, I have been teaching elementary and middle school students at Colegio Los Nogales in Bogota, Colombia. Previous to that, I was an elementary teacher at the Casablanca American School in Casablanca, Morocco. I speak Spanish as well.

Phonics

As an elementary teacher and as an ESL teacher, teaching phonics and phonemic awareness is part of daily learning in my classrooms.

Public Speaking

In my ESL or ELA classes, I teach oral speaking skills. This includes public speaking. At least once each bimester, students have to share their learning in front of an audience or debate ideas, and skills are taught to make for effective presentations, speeches, and debates.

Special Needs

I have had special needs cases in my own classrooms and, as a long-term substitute teacher, I have worked in self-contained classrooms. In these classes, I have worked with emotionally impaired students, autism and Aspergers, and students with mental retardation.

Study Skills

Teaching study skills is part of what makes an effective teacher. As a teacher, I teach study skills each day in my classroom.

Michigan State University
University of Bridgeport
MEd

Education

Michigan State University

University of Bridgeport (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michelle will travel within 20 miles of Waltham, MA 02451.