Micah bellieu

Micah B.

Dallas, TX

About Micah B.

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Micah teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: June 2008
Last sign in: 4 days ago

Overview

More time is available than what is shown on calendar, so please let me know your preferred time when you email me. I try to be as flexible as possible!

20 extra minutes for your first lesson to allow us to get to know each other better. I can't wait to get to know you!

I have been a full time private instructor for 9 years with my own professional language company. I have been very successful. I organize English and Spanish programs at US and international companies: Hitachi, NTT Data, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Samsung, Ferrovial, Webber, Bluebonnet, Austin Bridges and Roads, North Tarrant Infrastructure, Trinity, Mary Kay International, and many, many more. I give private lessons that fit each employee's needs: writing, pronunciation, fluency, grammar, vocabulary.

How I teach: I create customized classes for you. I teach you to SPEAK the language. Lessons are dynamic, fun and give you confidence, incorporating things you like: TV, radio, music, movies, current events, and much more.

One-on-one, small groups, company-wide programs, online, in person.

I am fluent in English and Spanish, proficient in French, beginner in Japanese and starting Russian. Languages are my deepest passion. I only teach the 2 languages I am native fluency in: English and Spanish.

Ask about my special group rates.

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Improve your English or Spanish with me!

Experience

Owner/Founder

Dec 2009 - Present
Fluency Corp

I am the proud owner of my own Spanish and English school. I give private lessons to executives at American Airlines, Samsung, Nokia, and many private high schools in the Dallas area. I have been in business for over 9 years with great success and satisfaction from my students. Our curriculum is designed to help your specific needs. Whether it is homework help, accent reduction, grammar, conversation classes, vocabulary needs, Learn English or Spanish will make sure you learn effectively.

Gogobot City Correspondent

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014
Gogobot

I write reviews for a travel website called Gogobot. I mainly write about restaurants, hotels, events, and anything else I find interesting in the Dallas area.

English Instructor

Aug 2008 - Jul 2009
Elementary School in Campeche, Mexico

Created a unique English curriculum for grades 1st-5th. I was in charge of teaching the English language in a unique way that strayed away from typical grammar and focused more on communication through various activities. this was a Reggio-style school.

Freelance Journalist

Aug 2004 - Jun 2007
Boston Phoenix newspaper

Boston Phoenix newspaper had a readership of 500,000.

Journalist

Dec 2004 - Feb 2007
Stuff at Night magazine

I wrote articles about night life around Boston. These articles were published and distributed throughout Boston.

Education

TEFL CERTIFIED

Mar 2007 - Sep 2007
ITTO

Bachelors in English Literature and Spanish

Aug 2000 - May 2004
Boston University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Professional Proficiency

Japanese

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

DELF B2 Level in French Proficiency

Mar 2014
Alliance Francaise

This is a level 4 out of 6 total levels to test for complete fluency in French. This is the nationally recognized test for being able to work in a French-speaking environment. I believe it is important to continue learning languages in order to understand my students. This is a conversational level of French, and I will take my level 3 test this summer. I am dedicated to language learning and cultural awareness.

TEFL

Jun 2008
ITTO Teaching Institution

This is a teacher training course to prepare teachers to teach English to non-native speakers. This course is essential to understanding the grammar and pronunciation aspects of my native language. Being native in English is not enough to reduce accent, improve vocabulary, and effectively correct grammar mistakes, while learning tricky phrasal verbs.

Awards

Best Private Language School in Dallas

Sep 2015
Thumbtack.com

Top 200 MOST POPULAR Tutors NATIONALLY on Wyzant.com

May 2013
Wyzant.com
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25 Reviews on Micah B.

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Phoebe Nov 9, 2016
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
I've only had one lesson so far, and I'm looking forward to more!
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Andy S. Sep 13, 2016
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
Micah has been very good at giving me what I need to improve my Spanish and encouraging me to stretch and do more. She has great patience and is very helpful during the lessons.
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Christina W. Aug 21, 2016
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
The most difficult aspect of learning a new language for adults is fear of making an embarrassing mistake. Micah and other teachers in the Fluency Corp have created a supportive and comfortable environment where I am able to utilize our newly acquired vocabulary words and grammar into simple conversations, which is exactly my goal. The consistent progress I experience after each lesson is a big motivating factor that propels me forward.
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Tera B. Aug 12, 2016
Spanish · In studio
Verified Student
Micah is patient and energetic. She made it easy to understand, I look forward to learning from her!
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Akash Jul 18, 2016
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
A great teacher!
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Roberta Jun 7, 2016
ESL · Online
Verified Student
Micah has vaste experience with common mistakes and how to overcome them. It was a nice lesson.
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Masashi Fujii Jun 2, 2016
ESL · Online
Verified Student
Thank you for your class.
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Michelle May 31, 2016
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
Absolutely fantastic! Micah knows how to guide you so you are speaking Spanish in a fun, educational, and comfortable atmosphere. She is well prepared and tailors a program to meet your specific needs. I have a tough time pronouncing certain words and can confuse my grammar but Micah breaks down the pronunciation syllable by syllable so you have a command of the word. She provided many insights into Spanish grammar with great clarity. Highly recommended Instructor.
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Wei May 31, 2016
English · Online
Micah is very patient and knowledgeable. She helped me with my essays and she is an excellent writer.
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Steve C. Jan 29, 2016
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
It was an excellent first session and I am certain that she will be very instrumental in helping me to become fluent in Spanish sooner than I expected!!!!!
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