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Michelle S.

Seattle, WA


K-8 Educator Reading Writing Test Prep Application Essays ESL

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Replies in 11 hours
Background check passed as of 12/19/11
4.0 Avg. Rating
2 Ratings
11hrs Response Time

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University of Washington, Bothell


University of Washington, Bothell (Education)

About Michelle

I can help you improve your potential on any written essay or standardized test. Whether you are looking to improve your written essay scores or write an outstanding college application essay I can help you learn to write for success. My educational experience includes teaching core content studies to Kindergarten through Eighth grade students. I have taught ESL, Reading, Writing, and Citizenship classes to ages ranging from three years old to eighty years old. I have taught Math and specialize in teaching Math to students grades K-3. I have personally studied for and passed with excellent scores the LSAT (Law School Admission Test), the WEST E, the WEST B, and the WEST Humanities Endorsement (Washington Educators Skills Tests). If you need help studying for a standardized test I can definitely help. Do you need to pass the basic English and/or Math skills test to graduate from your two year college without spending thousands on tuition and years in multiple math classes? I can help. I can help you improve your potential on any written essay or standardized test. Whether you are looking to improve your written essay scores or write an outstanding college application essay I can help you learn Read more

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Seattle, WA 98136
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
American History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills,
Special Needs:
Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Test Preparation:
GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Law, Proofreading

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have 12 years experience working with K-8 students in formal educational settings. In addition, I have 17 years working with preschool-6th grade students in informal educational settings. I have taught robotics, religion, art, math, science, social studies, history, grammar, writing, reading, phonics, study skills, organization, and social skills. I am currently a certified Washington State K-8 teacher with a middle school endorsement.


I have received ESL training through Eastside Literacy and taught ESL classes as a volunteer teacher. I received ESL training for educators through Eastside Literacy at both Seattle Central Community College and Pacific Lutheran University. My ESL training includes teaching English to both adults and children.

Special Needs

I have experience working with students with special needs, especially those with learning disabilities. I have completed coursework at the University of Washington Bothell in Special Education. I also have experience in the classroom working with students with special needs. I know everyone can learn and am willing to find what works best for each individual learner.

Study Skills

My UWB Washington State Teacher Certification Program studies focused on teaching effective study skills as a life long learning skill. I developed my skills as an effective study skills coach through course work and hands on training in both the Everett and Edmonds public school systems.
Extended training obtained through Steve Klein classes gives me the added edge of being able to teach the importance and implementation of environmental and mental preparedness for effective study time and test taking success.
As a high honors student I definitely have the ability to study successfully. I can teach these same skills to any age student. I have attempted and passed four very difficult state certification tests. I passed the LSAT in the top 12% in the country! Knowing how to study and teach study skills is a close second to my area expertise, language arts.


I have helped multiple graduate students earn their degree while learning to write effectively in the English language. Over 300 immigrants have benefited from the time I volunteer as an ESL and Citizenship volunteer through Eastside Literacy. The most comprehensive and impressive benefit, I believe, is watching my students earning citizenship in the USA, only because this is their desire and I have helped that dream to realization!

University of Washington, Bothell


University of Washington, Bothell (Education)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Travel policy

Michelle will travel within 20 miles of Seattle, WA 98136.

Background Check Status for Michelle S.

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