Michelle Ratliff Willett

Michelle R.

Los Angeles, CA
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Levels taught:
Elementary, Middle School, High School
I taught SAT literature and writing for my entire time in Shanghai, helping students learn the intricacies of the grammar and the best way to craft an essay. Now that the test is changing, I look forward to changing with it.

About Michelle R.

Hi! I'm Michelle, a world traveler/teacher who's here to help bring her experience and energy to students back home in California. I officially began teaching in 2011, though I had been tutoring since before even that.

I've taught various subjects such as test prep, English, history, and languages to students all over the world, such as China, France, and Ecuador. I've worked with students of all ages and love getting to know them to help figure out how they best learn.

I love learning languages in my spare time and practicing when I can. When I'm not looking a bit silly doing that, I'm usually reading, at a baseball game, hiking, or hanging out with friends. I keep active, making sure to run or climb a mountain when I can. However, equally as compelling is my love for foods of all kinds.

I really look forward to getting to work with you and helping you with whatever I can!

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kalki, A.
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she was good

Posted Sep 8, 2017

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Experience

French Teacher
Jan 2017 - Present

Arete Prep Academy

I teach high school French, creating the curriculum for all levels for the school.

English Instructor
Jan 2016 - Dec 2016

Columbia West College

I taught adults ESL, working with levels from barely coherent to multi-leveled debates. We focused on all aspects of language, including reading, speaking, and grammar.

Program Leader
Aug 2015 - Jun 2016

ICES Education

I worked for an after-school program watching first-graders and helping them with homework, as well as teaching them important social skills and learning skills.

English Teacher
Aug 2014 - Jan 2015

ISM Academy Quito

I worked as an English teacher for fifth and sixth graders. Their skills were very basic, so we worked on simple conjugation, vocabulary, and pronunciation.

English Teacher
Aug 2011 - Jun 2014

Shanghai High School International Division

I worked in high school teaching anything from test prep to world history to English to literature. I both taught full time as well as tutored on the side to students from all over the world.

Education

BA in Psychology
Sep 2007 - Jun 2011

UC Irvine

Languages

French

Professional Proficiency

Mandarin

Professional Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

TEFL
Jul 2011

Marshall University

I received my TEFL certification online before moving to China.

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