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Lessons offered by Michael
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Vocabulary - English
  • ESL
  • Oral expression - English
  • Writing comprehension - English
  • Listening comprehension - English
Levels
  • All Levels

ESL instructor with over 20 years experience in Hyattsville, MD outside DC

Methodology

I have taught ESL for over 20 years to students ranging from first graders to graduate and postgraduate professionals.
I base my classes on meaningful personalized or relevant but interesting topics to the student(s).
My teaching method is Communicative Language Teaching and Learning which is centered on helping students of all ages not merely to know the language but to apply what they know in "communicative" contexts. It is student-centered instruction founded on a learning-by-doing approach.
Total Physical Response is a technique that I find especially successful in teaching young children. It is used as a way of accommodating learners to gradually accustom themselves to communicating in the target language.

Background

Since graduating from universities with one master and two bachelor degrees in foreign languages, history and art, I have been giving both public and private ESL lessons in classes of up to 60+ students. My practical experience includes the following:

Taught college level oral English, IELTS (reading, writing, speaking and listening), etc. to students aged 18 to 20 in groups of 30 per class
Prepared 10th grade students for the IELTS exam aged 15 to 16 in groups of 35 per class

Taught professionals in the Adult Education College writing English aged 21+ in groups of 30+ per class at a prestigious Chinese university
Taught college level oral and writing English, American culture, history, geography, etc to students aged 18 to 20 in groups of 30+ per class
Taught high school students both English and German aged 15 to 17 in groups of 30 per class at a key Chinese school
Taught 8th and 9th grades speaking and listening in middle school aged 13 to 15 in groups of 60+ per class
Taught elementary school students oral English aged 6 to 12 in groups of 30+ per class for 7 straight years at a Guangzhou city school

Taught adults as well as college, middle and high school students of all ages at a training center one-on-one, pair and in groups of 4 to 15 per class
Administered extracurricular activities
Volunteered to tutor immigrants to the US

Other achievements include:

Tutored Chinese students who passed conversation tests for entry into Australian schools abroad
Edited graduating students' theses
Coached students to win city and provincial English contests
My students participated in and won talent competitions and I also entertained students at the talent shows

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $24/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $21
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $20

Details

All rates are reduced for native Mandarin speakers by webcam since mainland China is the largest market.

Lessons offered by Michael
Individual
The lessons will be held
at his home
Taught subjects
  • Vocabulary - English
  • ESL
  • Oral expression - English
  • Writing comprehension - English
  • Listening comprehension - English
Levels
  • All Levels

Michael's resume

Education TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification (120 Hours)
Oxford Seminars New York, USA
August 2020

Other - CHIN301 ADV CHINESE I
Major: Chinese
University of Maryland College Park, Maryland, USA
September 2019 - December 2020

Bachelor's Degree - Bachelor of Arts
Major: Russian Area Studies
University of Maryland College Park, Maryland, USA
September 1984 - December 1988

Master's Degree - Master of Arts
Major: Art History
Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
September 1979 - December 1982

Bachelor's Degree - Bachelor of Arts
Major: Art
Minor: Philosophy
University of South Alabama Mobile, Alabama, USA
September 1976 - June 1979

Work Education in English Instructor
History Henan University of Technology Zhengzhou, Henan, China
August 2018 - June 2019
• Taught college level oral English, IELTS (reading, writing, speaking and listening), etc. to students aged 18 to 20 in groups of 30 per class
• Prepared student debate team

Instructor in International Department
Changsha Foreign Language School Changsha, Hunan, China
September 2016 - June 2018
• Taught 8th and 9th grades speaking and listening in middle school aged 13 to 15 in groups of 60+ per class
• Had my students participate in English and talent competition

Teacher of IELTS Program
Shanghai No. 3 High School affiliated to East China Normal University Jinshan District, Shanghai, China
September 2015 - July 2016
• Prepared 10th grade students for the IELTS exam (reading, writing, speaking and listening) aged 15 to 16 in groups of 35 per class
• Tutored students to pass conversation tests for entry into Australian schools abroad

Teacher of English as a Second Language
Zhengzhou ESLI Training Center-No. 47 High School Zhengzhou, Henan, China
September 2014 - July 2015
• Taught High School students oral English aged 15 to 17 in groups of 30 per class
• Taught adults as well as college, middle and high school students of all ages at the training center one-on-one, pair and in groups of 4 to 15 per class

English/German Instructor
Tianjin Nankai High School Nankai District, Tianjin, China
March 2013 - January 2014
• Taught high school students English and German aged 15 to 17 in groups of 30 per class
• Administered extracurricular activities

English Instructor
Peizheng Guangdi Experimental School Panyu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
September 2004 - June 2011
• Taught elementary school students oral English aged 6 to 12 in groups of 30+ per class
• Coached students to win city and provincial English contests

English Instructor
Dalian Translation College Dalian, Liaoning, China
September 2003 - January 2004
• Taught college level oral English to students aged 18 to 20 in groups of 30 per class
• Assisted in translating in class for students

English Instructor
Beijing Foreign Studies University Haidian District, Beijing, China
September 2002 - April 2003
• Taught professionals in the Adult Education College writing English aged 21+ in groups of 30+ per class
• Simultaneously taught students oral English at the university's other two campuses aged 18+ in groups of 30+
• Edited graduating students' theses

Instructor in Foreign Language Department
Shaoguan University Shaoguan, Guangdong, China
September 2000 - July 2002
• Taught college level oral English to students aged 18 to 20 in groups of 30+ per class
• Entertained students at the talent show
• Simultaneously taught at the university's other campus and a local high school

Instructor in Waiyu Xi
Jiaying University Meizhou, Guangdong, China
September 1999 - July 2000
• Taught college level oral and writing English to students aged 18 to 20 in groups of 30+ per class
• Collaborated with the Chinese teacher in charity work

Instructor in English Department
Zhanjiang Normal College Zhanjiang, Guangdong,
China
September 1997 - July 1998
• Taught American culture, history, geography, etc
• Recorded texts of English lessons

Volunteer Migration and Refugee Center Instructor
Experience Catholic Social and Community Services Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
June 1997 - August 1997
• Taught English as a Second Language
• Volunteered to tutor immigrants to the US

Additional Skills / Languages: Chinese (Fluent), Russian (Advanced), German (Intermediate), Japanese (Beginner), French (Beginner)
Experiences Interests: Reading and learning about cultures
Skills: Organized student debate, English and talent competitions Administered extracurricular activities Created lesson plans for schools Edited graduating students' theses

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