As an English instructor, I focus my lessons on reading and writing skills.Typically, I work with K-12 students, concentrating on middle to upper-grade levels (5th - 12th US). It's been my experience that students learn best when the topic they're learning about is something they enjoy. Knowing this, I work hard to tailor my lessons to the individual's needs and interests. I want students to WANT to learn.
During our time together, I hope to encourage the student to enjoy reading and writing through interactive and participative engagement.
Hello! My name is Melissa. I am a certified TESOL/TEFL/EYL teacher, professional writer, beta reader, proofreader, editor, and homeschool mom. I have a love for the English language (I have the BA in English to prove it), the smell of new books, and transferring ideas from mind to paper. I have always had a natural tendency to teach others, long before I chose to pursue it as a career. I have been teaching online for over three years and have taught over 2000 classes virtually in ESL and ELA (reading, writing, listening, speaking, and language). Currently, I am pursuing becoming an IEW registered instructor to help spread the benefits of great writing skills to students around the world.
All classes are taught virtually (online).
Cancellation policy: Students who cannot make a class/session, and notify me within 72 hours, have an opportunity to make up class/session at another time as agreed upon between both parties. Full refunds are provided if I am notified at least 24 hours in advance. Cancellations within 24 hours to class/session will receive a half refund.
The University of Tennessee - Knoxville B.A. English - 2004 (Concentration on English Literature)
TESL Certification TEFL FULLCIRCLE- 2017 160 Hour Certification
TESOL Certification VIPKID – 2018 Foundations and Advanced Certification
Homeschool Lead Teacher
August 2017 - Present
Currently teaching English, Maths, Science, History, Latin, Bible, Timeline, and Geography using various Classical homeschool curriculum to the Middle and Elementary levels (6th and 4th). Administer and evaluate student's understanding of the curriculum using games, Socratic questioning, and in-class tests. Provide “beyond-the-textbook” knowledge with research, labs, and additional hands-on activities.
Online ESL English Teacher - VIPKID
July 2017 - Present
Virtual ESL English teacher to over 300 students and over 2000 individual classes. Because teaching methodologies are constantly changing, I work hard at staying on top of the latest ideas and innovations through continued learning. During my almost two and a half years as an online teacher, I have received positive reviews (5.0 out of 5.0) and am often requested by new and returning students.
Classical Conversations Master Class Tutor – CC Marietta
2018-2019 School Year
Classical Co-op tutor for grades 4th through 6th. Taught English, Math, Science, History, Latin, Timeline, Geography, Art, and Music. Prepared fun activities before classes that parents could implement at home.
Online English Teacher and Tutor – Outschool
2019 - Present
Online English (reading and writing) instructor to groups and students one-on-one. Create lesson plans, workbooks, and homework for student success.
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