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Lessons offered by Michelle
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Reading
  • Literature
  • Creative writing
  • English literature
  • Classic Literature
Levels
  • All Levels

Language Legacy "Words are Important" English Professor and writer here to help!

Methodology

My personal goal for my future cultural, community inclusive and diversified classroom is to challenge students and watch them grow to their full potential. I want to take students at different levels and see them develop together for the betterment of each individual. Therefore, group work is the key to having a successful “flipped” classroom experience and is something I value, especially with traditional and non-traditional students. The impact of group work, when students help fellow students, changes each person and transforms the atmosphere of the class as a whole.
In my classroom, I want students to have freedom that allows for expression and creativity. Students should be able to experiment with likes and dislikes and to realize their strengths and weaknesses. The teaching method that will be used throughout future classrooms will be based on the divergent thinking model. This model is an engaging mechanism that provides multiple answers to a problem while congregating thoughts and ideas through a critical thinking format. After this base is developed, the curriculum can be molded to tie in each student’s learning style.
I want to teach students in a way that has some straightforward explicit and implicit instruction, which also gives students room to grow and expand on their own. At the beginning of the year, it is understandable for the teacher to lead class discussions, but towards the end of the year, students will pose their own questions and try to answer them independently. I feel it is beneficial for students to sometimes work for the answer rather than being told because it stretches their knowledge and teaches them how to find information in a variety of ways. I also feel a key to success is for the class to work on projects to help others.
As an educator forged through Valparaiso University’s Service Model, it is important not only to help the students that you are teaching but also give them direction to help others. This program taught me discipline and gave the persistence to never give up no matter what life threw at me and this is a personal philosophy that still is enforced today.
As a continual educator, it is critical to remember to enjoy students and everything they have to offer. Sometimes it can be a struggle, but if something goes wrong, there is always a way to fix the problem. No matter what, there is always the power to make a change.
What I have learned about myself, the world, and education during my disciplining years as a teacher is that the journey requires a lot of tears, determination, and laughter to get up every morning with courage to convey knowledge and encouragement to the student and to lie down at night knowing that I have made the classroom experience a memorable event. I remained diligent in pursuit of these educational goals.
Currently, I have postponed a Doctorate degree in Education in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Christian Ministry at Grand Canyon University to change educational institutions. Moreover, I have used education and resilience as survivors’ tools to move from poverty and adversity to educational success. This advice will help students inspire themselves to fight the good fight with faith and to continue to make reasonable goals and choices for their personal and educational future.

Background

My Associate of Science degree from Ivy Tech Community College introduced me to various areas of the general study within psychology, sociology, english and science development. Because of the academic preparation coupled with a twenty-year career in healthcare, I achieved a Bachelor of Liberal and Professional Studies degree within Theology and Social and Behavioral Sciences at Valparaiso University. Those educational strives continued within the Masters of Arts degree program at Valparaiso University within two concentrated focuses, in Human Behavior and Society and TESOL/ESL Certification.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $45/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $30
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $30
Lessons offered by Michelle
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Reading
  • Literature
  • Creative writing
  • English literature
  • Classic Literature
Levels
  • All Levels

Michelle's resume

Teaching Experience
Private Tutor and Chief Executive Officer – Language Legacy February 2015 - Current
Assess, counsel and instruct students within the academic areas of college life skills, the social sciences, ESL and reading and writing comprehension.
University Peer Tutor - Ivy Tech Community College
August 2013 - April 2017
Serve as a mentor/teacher for students who seek academic assistance in the areas of English, Sociology, Psychology, Ethics, and Reading Comprehension. Served as an instructor for English, reading comprehension, and writer’s workshops within study groups and during the newly implemented Ivy Prep program.
Summer Fun Program – Midlothian School District 143
June 2016 – July 2016
Assess and instructed students within the academic areas of reading, math, art and science for middle school education.
Substitute Teacher – Illinois State Board of Education January 2015 - Current
State licensed to work and instruct as a Language Arts, Social Science, English and ESL teacher within the South Cook Region. Assist students with their daily assignments. Currently working under substitute teaching license within the above subjects and other subjects and programs throughout various school districts in the State of Illinois.
Adjunct Professor – Ivy Tech Community College August 2014 - Current
Provide instructional teaching methods in Sociology, Dementia Care, Foundational Education and College Life Skills for First Year Students.
ESL Instructor – Neighbors’ Educational Opportunities (NEO) Adult Education October 2014 - April 2015
Assess and instruct English as a Second Language to students who tested at a TABE/Ventures 1-6 level reading and writing proficiency.
ESL Graduate Instructor (Internship) – English for Academic Purposes Valparaiso University Fall 2014
Instruct and assess English as a Second Language to international students who tested at a fourth level reading and writing proficiency.


Instructor (Practicum) - Go Teacher Program Valparaiso University
Summer 2014
Instruct International students who tested at a fourth level reading and writing proficiency.
Developmental Disabilities Tutor - Indiana Vocational Rehabilitative Services (IFSSA) Illinois Department of Rehabilitative Services (DHS)
August 2013 - Current
Serve students with disabilities develop proficiency in writing, reading, and syntax skills for the course of study in English and the Social Sciences.
Peer Mentor – Valparaiso University S.M.A.R.T. Scholars Program Gandhi-King Center for Diversity & Global Engagement
Fall 2012
Served as mentor/teacher to the students for instruction in the improvement of academic success.
Student Peer Assistant – Valparaiso University
Fall 2012
Conducted the first informational session of campus life activities, and social resources for undergraduate and non-traditional students.
Student Motivational Mentor – The Black Star Project
May 2007 - Current
Conducted mentoring sessions with the Chicago Public School students (6th –12th grades) to encourage students to attend and make higher education and lifestyle goals.
Education
Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership – Grand Canyon University
Phoenix, AZ
June 2018 (postponed)
Concentration of Study: Emphasis in Christian Ministry
Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies - Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN
January 2013 - May 2014
Concentration of Study: Human Behavior and Society



Masters of Arts in TESOL Certificate – Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN
December 2014
Concentration of Study: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Continuing Education Certificate – Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN
April 2013
Concentration of Study: Institute of Liturgical Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal and Professional Studies -Valparaiso University Valparaiso, IN
August 2010 - December 2012
Concentration of Study: Individualized: Theology, and Social and Behavioral Science
Associate of Science in General Studies – Ivy Tech Community College Valparaiso, IN
August 2007 - May 2012
Concentration of Study: Social Sciences
Permits and Licensure
State of Illinois Substitute Teaching Licensure – South Cook District 7 and City of Chicago District 15
Chicago, IL
February 2016
CRLA Certification – College Reading and Learning Association – Ivy Tech Community College
Michigan City, IN
August 2015
Concentration of Study: International Tutor Training Program Certification Level One
State of Indiana Substitute Teaching Permit -Valparaiso Community Schools
Valparaiso, IN
April 2013

Publications, Papers, Awards and Lectures
The Ivy Tech Community College Internal Grant Project Program Participant and winner of the Mini-Grant Award for the Interactive Group Multimedia Work Station
July 2016
Learning It: The Community Classroom Continues
Valparaiso University Department of English
Fall 2014
What is the Significance of the Midwestern Language: An Analytical Look Into Ebonics and the Midwestern Sound
Valparaiso University Department of English in Linguistics
Fall 2014
What Shall We Call You
Valparaiso University Welcome Project and YouTube Feature Story
June 2014
Lead Us Not into Temptation but Deliver Us from Evil
Valparaiso University Human Rights and Global Violence
Spring 2013
Does the Mission Statement Insure Your Healthcare
Experience?
Valparaiso University Non-Profit Organizations and
Management
Spring 2012
Ivy Tech First Year Student Success/Healthcare Seminar:
Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016
HLHS Dementia Care Hybrid:
Fall 2015, Spring 2016
Introduction to Sociology 111:
Fall 2015, Spring 2016
Ivy Tech Foundation 070 and 071:
Fall 2014, Spring 2015

Multicultural Studies Sociology 164:
Fall 2015
Skills, Honors and Qualifications
CPR Certified-American Heart Association for Healthcare
AED and BLS
March 2017
Suicide and Bulling Prevention Certification Training
The Jason Foundation
March 2017
Valparaiso University: Semester Honors
Fall 2012
Ivy Tech Community College: Dean’s List
Fall 2009
Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
Indiana Department of Public Health
March 2008 – March 2012
Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
Illinois Department of Public Health
July 1994 - Current
Experience planning and designing course curriculum
Excellent oral and written communication
Knowledge of choosing appropriate textbooks and
creating syllabi
Motivated with an ardent desire to learn and improve
Proficient Knowledge of Microsoft Office:
Word, Outlook, Blackboard and PowerPoint
Memberships and Textbook Reviews
My Sociology: Sociology for Today’s Students
Rosalind Gottfried
Routledge Publishing
August 2015, February 2016, August 2017
A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking Sixth Edition
O’Hair, Rubenstein, and Stewart
Bedford/St. Martin’s Publishing
June 2017
Read, Write, Connect
Green and Lawlor
Bedford/St. Martin’s Publishing
December 2014
Black Student Organization
Valparaiso University
August 2010
Languages
English- Native Language
Spanish- Basic Knowledge Proficiency
Secondary Education and College Levels
Professional References
Kristi Brosmer, M.A.L.S.
Purdue North Central Limited-Term Lecturer
(concealed information)
(concealed information)
Mary Pat Champeau, M.A.
Director of Education, Institute for Humane Education
Valparaiso University
P.O. Box 260
Surry, ME. 04684
(concealed information)
(concealed information)
Mitzi Egnatz, M.A.
Family Nutrition Advisor, Purdue Calumet University
Neighbors’ Educational Opportunities Adult Education ESL Interpreter
(concealed information)
(concealed information)
Elizabeth Burow-Flak, PhD.
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of English
Arts and Sciences Building 220
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN. 46383
(concealed information)
(concealed information)

Lynn Grantz, M.A.
Academic Director, Go Teacher Program
Lecturer in English
Heidbrink 108
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN. 46383
(concealed information)
(concealed information)
Christopher M. Hendrix, A.A.S.
Personal Reference/Disabilities Service Provider DHS
P.O. Box 558034
Chicago, IL. 60655
(concealed information)
(concealed information)
Miranda Jack, M.A.
Lecturer in English, Department of Arts and Sciences
Heidbrink Hall
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN. 46383
(concealed information)
(concealed information)
Karl Uhrig, PhD.
Associate Professor, Department of English
Arts and Sciences Building 217
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN. 46383
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