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About

Michelle delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 18+

Teaching since:
November 2004

Hi! Thanks for your interest in taking lessons with me. I've been teaching group classes in schools and companies and private lessons since 2004. I have enjoyed helping thousands of people improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing. I've worked with a wide range of people — from students, immigrants, and refugees to celebrities, CEOs, and professional athletes.

In 2001, I graduated from University of California, San Diego with a degree in Communications. I also completed certification courses to get a TESOL (ESL) certification, an International Teaching License, and a Health Coach Certification. You can see the scans of these documents in my photo section.

I'm an energetic and patient person, and my teaching is fun, flexible, and full of useful information – I have the answers to all of your questions! I am a member of a teaching association with huge database of materials, so I am always prepared with exercises and activities that are exactly what you need to improve your skills.

Because I am also a coach, I specialize in helping people with low confidence and nervousness. I'm an expert at quickly making you feel confident and relaxed — and ready for your next business presentation or lunch with coworkers.

I would be happy to answer any questions. Please send me a message today!

I'm looking forward to meeting you and helping you improve your English!

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Experience

English Tutor and Life Coach
Oct 2004 - Present
Michelle Goodrich Coaching (L.A., NYC, Barcelona)

While I taught at various institutions in the past 10 years, I have also maintained my own ESL Tutoring and Health Coaching business.

I have helped thousands of clients overcome low confidence and unhealthy habits by building up their strengths and practicing concentration on accomplishing goals.

By working with me, both English students and coaching clients have improved their communication skills through speaking, reading, writing and listening exercises specially selected for them.

Indirectly, more confidence leads to greater life satisfaction, physical well-being and happiness. Couldn't we all use some more of those?!

My focus as a health coach is to help my clients find more energy simply by adjusting lifestyle habits like eating, drinking, moving, enjoying, working, and concentrating.

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English Teacher
Nov 2010 - May 2013
Ingles Activa (Barcelona, Spain)

At Ingles Activa, I lead conversation groups of advanced English learners and gave private classes to business professionals.

I had a lot of success using Skype for classes. I scanned and sent lesson notes and homework assignments.

English Teacher
Jul 2006 - Nov 2010
Rennert International (NYC)

In 5 years at Rennert, I worked with international students and working professionals from every corner of the globe: Saudi Arabia, Korea, Japan, Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, Holland, and more.

My classes were composed of 10 students aged 16-70, but most of my students were around 21.

The goal of my classes was to create and maintain an entertaining learning environment with an emphasis on practical English usage.

My students were always very happy in my classes because I make learning fun and stress-free.

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English Tutor
Jul 2005 - Jul 2006
Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

At Cornell University, I helped International students complete their class assignments, including Master's theses.

English Teacher
Jan 2005 - Jun 2005
Inlingua Language Institute (Bologna, Italy)

At Inlingua, I taught business English to IBM professionals. I created and taught lessons, administered tests, and assessed student performance.

Education

BA Communications
Sep 1997 - Jun 2001
University of California, San Diego

Languages

Catalan
Limited Proficiency
Italian
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Certified Holistic Health Coach (CHHC)
Oct 2012
Institute for Integrative Nutrition

AADP Certified to guide men and women to find optimum wellness through education, exercises, goal setting, and support.

Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Oct 2004
Global TESOL College

Internationally Certified to teach English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL / EFL)

Affiliations

CATESOL
Jan 2006

CATESOL represents teachers of English language learners throughout California and Nevada, promoting excellence in education and providing high-quality professional development.

TESOL International Association
Oct 2004

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

Photos & Videos

Bachelor's degree in Communication

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International teaching license

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TESOL Teaching Certification

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Classroom photo, 2009

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Teaching English to Tibetan refugees in India in 2008.

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Excursion with international students in New York City in 2010
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16 Reviews

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Shun Apr 28, 2017
English · Online

I have so much fun talking with her.

Lan Apr 10, 2017
English · Online

I really enjoyed my lesson with Michelle. She is a great tutor with her special skill. The only reason I did not give her a 5 starts at this time is because I want to finish more sessions to truly give her a 5 star from bottom of my heart. I would love to continue my journey with her and I am faithful I will improve quickly with her help.

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Grace Nov 2, 2016
ESL · Online

Michelle has lots of patience. Gives good homework that matches my level.

Xavier Apr 26, 2016
ESL · In studio

Michelle,
Es una magnifica instructora. Con una personalidad amable y calida. Disponibilidad en horario.
Utilice sus servicios para mejorar mi escritura y lectura en ingles. Actualmente curso estudios nivel licenciatura aquí en Los Angeles. En poco tiempo note gran mejoría en mi desempeño.
Se nota la gran experiencia que tiene como instructora. Las clases son amenas, personalizadas y muy enriquecedoras. El tiempo pasa volando.
Las tareas son divertidas de realizar, sencillas, y las revisiones por su parte son objetivas y precisas.
Altamente recomendable, en mi experiencias si deseas mejorar tu comprensión, gramática, pronunciación, etc. Michelle es una buena opción.

Muchas gracias Michelle!

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Cristina C. Apr 5, 2016
Accent Reduction · In studio

Michelle was a great teacher, she helped me improve my accent and she's also very nice

Elena V. Jul 21, 2015
ESL · Online

Great!!!!

Eva Jun 28, 2015
ESL · In studio

Michelle is amazing. She teaches more than just grammar and vocabulary--she truly helped me raise my confidence level in speaking English, both at work and in a social setting. Plus, she always customized the lessons to fit my needs and interests, so our tutoring sessions were super interesting.

I highly recommend her if you have a chance to work with her!

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Jamie Jun 26, 2015
· In studio

I had the opportunity to work with Michelle during our time in Barcelona. She always has great teaching ideas, is very knowledgeable about a wide range of topics and is super friendly. I highly recommend taking classes with her!

Alessandro Jun 26, 2015
English · In home

Michelle is a great teacher, very experienced, knowledgeable, patient and sympathetic, and she can make learning English lots of fun too.

Having traveled around the world, Michelle can easily understand cultural differences, and quickly adjust to the meet her students needs.

I highly recommend her!

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Julia Jun 25, 2015
English · In studio

Michelle is extremely knowledgeable about languages - she always has interesting linguistics facts and talking points to share. She is also always on time and well prepared. If you're looking for a reliable and responsible professional but also a fun and patient teacher, I can't recommend her highly enough.

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Ryan Jun 25, 2015
Life Coaching · Online

A great teacher and coach with a warm personality that makes learning so much easier and more enjoyable.

Sandra Jun 9, 2015
ESL · In studio

I had today my first lesson with Michelle. She is very nice and sympathetic. Can't wait to meet her again. Thanks.

Elena V. May 14, 2015
ESL · Online

great and patient teacher

Maria L. Apr 6, 2015
ESL · In home

I like Michelle lessons a lot. She helps me pronounce better English. She is funny and she know everything about grammar. I can have clear ideas about my mistakes. She explains easily. Great teacher!

Da In L. Jul 31, 2014
English · In studio

I am international college student in LA , so I need help with studying. Michelle is so nice and knowledgeable. She can help with grammar and vocabulary which I don't understand. Also, her conversation class is awesome! Very fun and she takes notes of mistakes for me. I can learn many things from the notes. Sometimes, I feel stupid and shy in class and then I meet her and feel better! I can have more confidence now. In class I can talk my classmates and professor. Last semester I received good grades too. Thank you Michelle!

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Josep F. Jul 25, 2014
ESL · Online

I have studied with Michelle for almost 4 years! I started taking lessons in person, but then she moved, so I changed to Skype class. It's more convenient than meeting in person and I can take the class on a break from my office.

I was very nervous speaking English with native speakers because I couldn't understand them very well. Now I feel very confident. Recently, I had my first interviews in English and I understood everything! I'm glad we use Skype too because one interview was on the phone, so it's good to practice not face to face. I believe that the boss also understood me perfectly.

I am very happy with my lessons. I get homework every week. It's usually a news article or listening exercise which we discuss a bit during our class. Michelle is an English expert and can answer all your grammar and vocabulary questions in a patient way. She is interesting and super easy to talk with and always has good subjects to discuss. If you want to improve your English, especially confidence in speaking and listening, you should take lessons with Michelle.

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