In addition to having an MA in English and a JD in law, I have had over 30 years of English teaching experience, mostly at the college level. I've taught a variety of courses and tutored students in a variety of skills, including ESL; composition and grammar; analytical writing and critical thinking; American, British, and world literature; business writing and communications; introductory courses to the American legal system, and legal writing. At present, I'm teaching ESL to international professionals and other adults to help them improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. I also help ESL students prepare for the TOEFL and IELTS exams. Throughout my career, I've helped both native and non-native speakers of English improve their language and critical thinking skills. In tutoring, I take a very customized approach and use a variety of tested methods and effective materials to address each student's needs.Show More
Teaches students 18 and up
Awarded Summa Cum Laude from University of New Orleans, New Orleans Louisiana
Teaching since 1975
Marcelle is an expert at English language. I have been taking English writing lessons from her. She is a very good English expert, very focused and has been very sharp in identifying my weak points. She gave me a different strategy on how to overcome my weakness, and I am surprised with the result. I would recommend anyone who wants to improve their English. She is also a very good human being.Show More
I like the way how she organized the classes. Marcelle knows which part of my English language needs to improve. She is very flexible in the timing of the classes. I strongly recommended her for whoever wants to improve and refresh their English language. Honestly, she's the best.Show More
- Levels Taught:
- Intermediate, Advanced
For a writing lesson, for example, I first talk to the student and review a writing sample or assignment to assess what skills need to be targeted. Then I address each skill in its logical order. For example, the student first needs to understand the purpose of the assignment and its specific requirements. The next stage might require how to approach and analyze a text and then how to organize, revise, and edit the writing. Throughout this process, I check for the student's understanding.
Language Centers International
Tutor international professionals and other adults to improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills; assist students with oral presentations and writing tasks, such as emails, reports and academic papers; work on improved pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and cultural awareness; help students prepare for TOEFL and IELTS. Teach legal English for special projects.
University of Houston Downtown and Houston Community College
Taught a variety of courses to a diverse student body: composition, analytical writing and critical thinking, literature, business communication, and legal writing.
Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill. CA
Taught a variety of English courses to a diverse student body; served on faculty committee; evaluated test assessments for entering students, native English speakers and non-native speakers
John F.Kennedy School of Law, Pleasant Hill, CA
Taught legal writing and methods courses; served on a committee to develop academic standards for the legal writing program; edited a legal methods text
Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans, LA
Tutored foreign attorneys pursuing LLM degrees to help them improve their English writing skills and their understanding of common law analysis
Wester State University College of Law, Fullerton, CA
Taught legal research and writing to diverse student body; developed and conducted writing workshops for first year law students; tutored ESL students to help them improve their writing and analytical skills
California State University, Fullerton, CA
Taught business writing courses to a diverse student body.
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
The State of Texas
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
University of New Orleans, New Orleans Louisiana
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