Alexandra Morgan

Alexandra M.

Santa Monica, CA

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About

Alexandra delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 10+

Teaching since:
September 2007

I have a BA in Humanities, with a specialty in Drama, and a MFA in Professional Writing, both from USC. I am a credentialed teacher currently working in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. I have a passion for the English language and can help you sharpen and expand your skills, whether you're a beginner, English is your second language, or you're preparing for college entrance exams.


Professional actor. Worked in NYC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Honolulu. Have taught private acting classes in LA. Can help with any kind of scene study or monologue, gain confidence in expressing yourself.

I am smart and funny and very patient. I've tutored second graders and adults, taught acting classes in Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Honolulu, and have had my own writing work published and produced.

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Experience

ESL Teacher
Sep 2008 - Present
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District

Teaching ESL in Santa Monica Adult School. Have taught beginning, beginning high, intermediate, advanced, and conversation cafe. Primarily focusing on beginners introduction to English, with emphasis on pronunciation and conversation.

Acting Teacher
Jan 2009 - Jun 2013
Beverly Hills Adult School

Worked with Senior Population in a class, "Acting for Seniors." Lots of improv, theater games, scene work.

Education

MFA in Creative Writing
Dec 1991 - Present
University of Southern California
Masters of Professional Writing
Jan 1987 - Dec 1991
University of Southern California
MFA Creative Writing
Jan 1987 - Dec 1990
Univesity of Southern California
Bachelor of Arts....Theater
Sep 1987 - Dec 1989
University of Southern California
BA Humanities
Jan 1984 - Dec 1988
Univesity of Southern California

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

TESOL
Feb 2014
Global Leadership College

150 hour TESOL/TEFL Specialist course.

California Teachers Credential
Jun 2008
UCLA

Awards

Phi Kappa Phi Award
Feb 1991
Univesity of Southern California

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jul 1991

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

Actors' Equity Association
Jan 1974

Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Sep 1972

An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

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4 Reviews

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Josh May 6, 2016
Speaking Voice · In home

Alexandra was great. She's very personable, fun, and also very intuitive; which made the lessons very productive.

Howard Jul 18, 2015
English · In home

Alexandra is the "cat's pajamas." She started working with my daughter Molly as a tutor in English when Molly was preparing for her CASHEE. This was not easy as Molly has learning issues (dyslexia, ADHD). Although state rules would have exempted Molly, she wanted to pass the exam and graduate the same way as her classmates. But she had already come up short twice. After 2 months of working with Alexandra once a week, Molly passed the exam with points to spare. Since then, being gifted in so many ways, Alexandra has stepped in twice as a personal coach. She helped Molly go through want ads and prepare for interviews, with the result that Molly got her first job which she has now help for almost a year. She also gave Molly help setting up her account in LA Casting and in looking through and responding to auditions notices. So, while I checked "English" as the 'subject' of this review, given the option 'Other' I would have filled in: Life Coach, Improv, Acting, and Job search and Prep. Alexandra seems to do it all. Immensely talented. Thanks!

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Chris McElhill Jul 17, 2015
Acting · In home

Alexandra is a true professional, and a lot of fun to work with.

I highly recommend taking lessons with her :)

Morgan I. Oct 29, 2014
Speaking Voice · In studio

Wonderful teacher! I've had a rough time with my voice in many aspects of my life, including teaching yoga, and Alexandra helps me so much! She will actually get up and do yoga to ensure that I am communicating effectively, in a timely matter, and that my pronunciation is spot on. She has so many ideas and exercises and is very passionate about what she does and helping others!!

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