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Margaret M.

Sanford, MI

$50/hour

Experienced world traveler and ESL instructor!

Background check passed as of 10/2/16

$50/Hour


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B.S. Central Michigan University
English
MATESOL, Central Michigan University
Master's

Education

B.S. Central Michigan University (English)

MATESOL, Central Michigan University (Master's)

About Margaret

Hello! My name is Margaret but most of my students call me Miss Maggie. I have been a substitute teacher since 1995, and a tutor and instructor since 2006. I also raised 3 kids and have 4 grandchildren who I tutor in reading and English. I love teaching all students, especially international students. I lived and taught in the Middle East in a small country called Qatar for 4 years (2008-2012) and most recently in the English Language Institute at Central Michigan University. This summer I had a liver transplant and can't work in the classroom for awhile, so now that I am feeling better, I hope to find some students who need me online.
What I find most rewarding about teaching/tutoring is helping students improve themselves and grades in their subjects, as well as succeeding as a student and an individual overall. I require students to think critically about assignments and to take responsibility for their learning. I like to be creative in lesson planning so students can be creative and show me how they can shine! I also learn as much about the world, its cultures and languages from my students as they learn from me. I hope to be able to teach until I die because I never want to stop learning myself!

I especially love to teach reading and writing, but have taught all skills and levels including grammar, listening, speaking and vocabulary. I provide constructive feedback for students' writing and oral presentations. I have worked with international students from the time I was in high school (with exchange students, migrant workers and immigrants), as an exchange student/host family, as a substitute teacher and most recently (in the last 10 years), directly with international college students of all cultures and languages. I hold a Master of Arts degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL).

Please contact me for help with your English skills whether English is your first or second language. I am happy to answer questions and coordinate lessons that work well for both of us.
Hello! My name is Margaret but most of my students call me Miss Maggie. I have been a substitute teacher since 1995, and a tutor and instructor since 2006. I also raised 3 kids and have 4 grandchildren who I tutor in reading and English. I love teaching all students, especially international students. I lived and taught in the Middle East in a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Sanford, MI 48657
Background Check: Passed
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Reading,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ESL/ESOL

I hold an Master of Arts in TESOL since 2008. I have taught international students in Intensive English Programs as a graduate assistant and instructor since 2006. I have also tutored one on one Japanese, Serbian, and Mexican students in business settings.

Proofreading

I have proofread essays, research papers and everything in between. I have also led workshops in creative writing and poetry. I don't "correct" grammar in writing, but try to point out areas that need more development, or improvement/correction.

Reading

I have taught/coached reading and reading strategies for many years, not just as an ESL instructor. I also coach a Battle of the Books team in elementary school each year (a competition wherein students read 10 books and compete to see who knows the books the best). I am also an avid reader myself and try to teach/lead by example to students of all ages and backgrounds.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary is an important part of learning the target language. I generally create worksheets using activities that include word webs, matching exercises, sentence creation and short answer questions that show me a student is able to use the word correctly. Students have reported that the worksheets are very helpful in learning vocabulary because the activities are varied and different.

Writing

Learning to write coherently is an integral part of academic life for students in high school or college. Writing is a form of output much like speaking and is how many students showcase their skills to their teachers or professors. I like to hold several conferences with students discussing their papers as they learn the process of writing and revising their work. This helps me catch problems (including potential plagiarism) early in the process and to steer the student away.

B.S. Central Michigan University
English
MATESOL, Central Michigan University
Master's

Education

B.S. Central Michigan University (English)

MATESOL, Central Michigan University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Margaret will travel within 20 miles of Sanford, MI 48657.