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Lessons offered by Michele
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • Vocabulary - English
  • Oral expression - English
  • Writing expression - English
  • Accent reduction - English
  • TOEFL
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • MBA
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2
  • ILR Level 3
  • ILR Level 4
  • ILR Level 5
  • Other
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • For children

20 years experience as an ESL instructor of everyday English conversation, idioms, grammar usage and accent reduction

Methodology

Hi I'm Michele! I teach using everyday English with idioms and grammar usage.

I discuss student goals and create lessons accordingly. I often start with a passage to introduce vocabulary, then a conversation practice using new vocabulary, and give a homework assignment as needed. After practicing the dialogue, an impromptu conversation is practiced without the dialogue.
I adjust lessons according to student needs and goals.

Background

I have taught ESL lessons for over 20 years to students from over 40 countries around the world. I have a bachelor of arts degree. I teach all levels of ESL, everyday conversational English, pronunciation, grammar usage, writing, vocabulary, and accent reduction.

Rates

Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $175
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $300

Details

To avoid hourly rate charge, student must cancel 24 hours in advance. Student who does not attend appointment will be charged at hourly rate. If student is 10 minutes late, lesson will be 10 minutes shorter.

Lessons offered by Michele
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • Vocabulary - English
  • Oral expression - English
  • Writing expression - English
  • Accent reduction - English
  • TOEFL
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • MBA
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2
  • ILR Level 3
  • ILR Level 4
  • ILR Level 5
  • Other
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • For children

Michele's resume

Michele Wegter

• ESL, Citizenship, Basic Skills, GED, Parent Ed, Social Science Instructor
• Over 26 years ESL teaching all levels to multi-lingual multi-cultural students
• Instructor of practical everyday English
• Strong grammar knowledge
• A love of other cultures and strong relational skills
• Use cooperative learning groups and interactive activities
• Familiar with struggles of language learners immigrating to the U.S.

CREDENTIALS

Professional Clear Designated Subjects Credential for ESL, English, Basic Skills,
Social Sciences, and Parent Education
Life California Community Colleges (San Diego) English, ESL, Basic Skills, Foods,
Clothing, French, Personal Appearance-Enrichment
Professional Clear k-12 Multiple Subjects Credential with CLAD
and supplementary authorization in English, Home Economics, Gen. Ed.


EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies: emphasis English, Humanities – San Diego State University
Basic ESL Certificate, French minor


EXPERIENCE

2009-2017 ESL/VOCATIONAL ED INSTRUCTOR
College of the Canyons Continuing Education (concealed information)
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA, Heather Maclean (concealed information)

Successfully handled the challenge of teaching English using student learning outcome
(SLO) based materials to low through high intermediate, multi-cultural, ESL students from over 15 countries.

• Selected appropriate materials for low beginning, through high
intermediate students in everyday conversation, reading, writing and grammar.
• Prepared lesson plans and instructed according to class needs.
• Discussed resources to solve life problems, ie. landlord, tenant rights, etc.
• Facilitated discussions and cooperative learning groups.
• Assessed and classified students by English proficiency.
• Evaluated students’ progress and determined their promotion time.

2015-2016 LEARNING LAB TUTOR – ENGLISH
Tutored ESL students in writing, grammar, and conversational English.

2011-2015 SUPPLEMENTAL ESL WORKSHOPS INSTRUCTOR
Taught various weekly workshops on grammar, conversation, vocabulary, pronunciation, and punctuation.


1980-1998 ESL INSTRUCTOR (short and long term substitute)
San Diego Community College Continuing Education (various sites in San Diego)
DETAILS BELOW:

1992-1998 MULTI-LEVEL ESL/CITIZENSHIP INSTRUCTOR
North City Center (concealed information) (concealed information)

Successfully handled the challenge of selecting competency-based materials for teaching English to multi-level, multi-cultural, open entry/open exit to Beg-Adv level ESL students of over 15 nationalities.

• Classified students by English proficiency
• Selected appropriate competency based materials.
• Discussed resources to solve life problems, ie. landlord, tenant rights, etc.
• Wrote lesson plans for each level within class.
• Selected and prepared activities to learn American culture; Thanksgiving, Spring and Winter Holiday foods, crafts, customs, and vocabulary.
• Facilitated discussion and cooperative learning groups.



1987-1991 ESL/CITIZENSHIP, WRITING and SPELLING INSTRUCTOR
Sweetwater Adult School, National City
Beg-Adv and Multi-level classes

• Selected, wrote and taught competency based materials for multi-level, open entry/open exit, individualized instruction for beg-adv level ESL classes.
• Facilitated discussion and cooperative learning groups
• Classified students by English proficiency into cooperative learning groups
• Moderated students’ performance and set promotion time for each.
• Selected materials, created lessons, and taught Summer writing and spelling class




1989 ESL/GED INSTRUCTOR
South Bay GAIN Center (Chula Vista Adult Center) (Center is no longer there)
• Taught and managed computer aided instruction for ESL/GED and GAIN students



1985-1988 MULTI-LEVEL ESL/LITERACY and CONVERSATION INSTRUCTOR,
Educational Cultural Complex, 4343 Ocean View Blvd. San Diego, CA

• Selected competency based materials for illiterate thru advanced level.
• Classified students by English proficiency into cooperative learning groups
• Created lessons and prepared materials and plans appropriate for each.
• Selected literacy materials, created lessons, and taught literacy classes



1980-1985 ESL INSTRUCTOR (Substitute Pool)
Center City Adult Center, Mid City Adult Center, West City Adult Center
• Selected appropriate competency based materials
• Prepared and taught competency based lessons
• Taught English for everyday use in conversation, reading, and writing.



COMPUTER SKILLS

• PC and Mac, MS Word 10, Adobe Reader, Acrobat, Google Docs, Google
Drive, Gmail, Outlook email, Dropbox, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Creation of newsletters with text boxes and photo inserts, website management,
scan, fax, attach items, download and upload items.
• pdf, jpeg, docx,
• Various social media platforms: Twitter, and Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.


CERTIFICATES
• 05/2017 CASAS Implementation Training
• 06/2017 Skilled Teacher to improve teaching skills (3 units)
• 06/2016 Blackboard Online Teaching and Learning (2 units)
• ESL Teacher Institute Experienced Teacher mentor training Level II
• ESL Teacher Institute Experienced Teacher mentor training Level I



PERSONAL ENRICHMENT
Residence in France for 15 months and extensive travel throughout Europe with a multi-national service organization. Learned to speak French. Planned, shopped, and prepared meals for over 100 people from Europe and Asia. Established nutritional guidelines for the team. Worked harmoniously with over seven nationalities.

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