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Microsoft Word

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Beginner, Intermediate

I am an experienced teacher with the expertise and kindness you need to reach your Word goals. I will help you navigate and ultimately master the programs you need to succeed at work or school.

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Courtney teaches



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

Teaching since:

Courtney has been teaching since 2012 and is available for private lessons online. Courtney possesses a passion for the English language, and she uses this passion to help students improve their writing, speaking, and reading skills. She has studied to teach native speakers and non-native speakers of English and can tailor her lessons to match any student goal.

Courtney attended Truman State University where she graduated with a B.A. in English in 2011. After that, she moved across the country to Washington State University where she received her M.A. in English Literature and began teaching international students. After that, she moved back to the midwest where she worked on her M.A. TESOL at Central Michigan University while teaching English to speakers of other languages full-time. She completed her M.A. TESOL in 2016.

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International English Language Institute Instructor
Sep 2017 - Mar 2018
Humboldt State University

Taught Listening & Speaking, Writing, Grammar, and Debate to international students at Humboldt State.

Associate Faculty
Feb 2017 - Sep 2017
College of the Redwoods

Taught ESL, GED, and Workplace Readiness classes for College of the Redwoods at locations throughout Humboldt county. My classes were community-focused and are highly adaptable based on student interest and need.

English Language Institute Lecturer
Aug 2013 - Jan 2017
Central Michigan University

Taught all levels and all skills in the English Language Institute. These courses were designed to teach academic English skills to international students of different backgrounds and language levels.

English Teacher
May 2016 - Jun 2016
Anhui Jianzhu University

Taught English as a Foreign Language at a Chinese design school in Hefei. These classes were part of a partnership with Central Michigan University.

Composition Instructor
Aug 2011 - Jun 2013
Washington State University

As a teaching assistant I taught 5 sections of English Composition and 1 section of Composition for Speakers of Other Languages.


Jan 2014 - May 2016
Central Michigan University
M.A. in English Literature
Aug 2011 - May 2013
Washington State University
B.A. in English Literary Criticism
Aug 2007 - May 2011
Truman State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Online Teaching and Learning Certificate
Aug 2017
College of the Redwoods

Google Certified Educator Level 2
Jul 2017

Google Certified Educator Level 1
Jul 2017

eTests Online Proctor Certification
Mar 2017

Implementation Training
Mar 2017

Appraisal Training
Mar 2017

Online Course Design
Apr 2016
CMU Global Campus

Online Teaching
Jun 2015
CMU Global Campus


Best of Affiliates Presentation 2016
Mar 2016
TESOL International
Best Presentation
Jul 2014
Michigan Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages


TESOL International Association
Jan 2016

TESOL International Association’s mission is to advance professional expertise in English language teaching and learning for speakers of other languages worldwide.

Sigma Tau Delta
Sep 2009

Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society, was founded in 1924 at Dakota Wesleyan University. The Society strives to Confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies; Provide, through its local chapters, cultural stimulation on college campuses and promote interest in literature and the English language in surrounding communities; Foster all aspects of the discipline of English, including literature, language, and writing; Promote exemplary character and good fellowship among its members; Exhibit high standards of academic excellence; and Serve society by fostering literacy.

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Photos & Videos

Presenting at the National Geographic Learning conference at Michigan State University.

Presenting at the Great Lakes Conference on Teaching and Learning.

Using technology to teach an English language course at Central Michigan University.


13 Reviews

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Paul H. May 2, 2019
English · Online

Brian Jan 13, 2019
Knitting · Online

Courtney has been such an inspirational teacher. She has taken me from absolute zero to feeling like I can actually do something with confidence now. This during only two lessons. Courtney has a very gracious and friendly teaching style with me which I find very patient and comforting while learning something challenging.

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Brian H. Dec 21, 2018
Knitting · Online

This was my first lesson with Courtney and am already looking at the schedule for possible next lessons. Courtney is very patient and encouraging. Thanks to her I have confidence that I will actually be able to learn knitting which seemed impossible before tonight. Thank you Courtney! I am so happy to have found a teacher like you. See you very soon.

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ESMERALDA S. Jan 29, 2018
ESL · Online

Excellent class, feedback and learning

aska Oct 23, 2017
English · Online

Kaz O. Jun 13, 2017
ESL · Online

Courtny is a teacher who has a lot of experience, knowledge, kindness, patience and cute smiles. Her lesson is fun and she is a great motivator to learn English for me.

ESMERALDA S. May 4, 2017
English · Online

Joel Mar 14, 2017

Courtney is an enthusiastic, dedicated teacher who loves to help others. Her professional attitude is match only by her commitment to her work. She's also just a super-cool person.

Ben Mar 13, 2017
English · In studio

Courtney is professional, knowledgeable, thoughtful, and someone who not only makes it fun to learn but easy as well. Students thrive under her instruction, and having seen firsthand the quality of her work and the positive effects on the faces of her smiling students, I recommend her enthusiastically. You will be glad you hired her.

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Khila Mar 13, 2017

Professional, resourceful, tech-savvy, friendly, helpful, creative, experienced, ... I have a long list of adjectives to describe Courtney!

Claire Mar 13, 2017
ESL · In studio

At CMU, Courtney was our go-to teacher for higher-level, ESL composition classes. She is extremely professional and has a great rapport with her students.

Ahmed Mar 13, 2017
English Literature · In studio

She is the best teacher have met. She has a good way of teaching and provides materials.

Adam Mar 13, 2017

Courtney is an experienced and talented writer as well as a dedicated educator. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

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