Shirdene Michael

Shirdene M.

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Shirdene teaches

ESL
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About

Shirdene delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7 to 60

Teaching since:
November 2007

Hello! My name is Shirdene Michael. I am a Certified TESOL Instructor and I am so excited to be a part of the TakeLessons Teaching family and can't wait to meet you. I have a Master's Degree in Mass Communications and Journalism, with a Minor in English (Also an Associates and Bachelor's Degrees as well). I have over 3 years’ experience teaching children K-12, and over 8 years’ experience teaching college and adult-level students, both online and on campus, in the United States and China. I have experience teaching English, Writing, Communications, Public Speaking, just to name a few. I love to sing, travel, spend time with my children (ages 3 and 6 years old), my wonderful husband, meet new people, and understand new cultures. Being that I am originally from Jamaica, I also love to cook some Caribbean “soul food.” I like to make teaching fun by using a lot of props, sound effects, and offer a lot of interaction, praise, and rewards. I can’t wait to see you in my classroom as we learn and explore together. See you soon!

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Experience

Adult Education Instructor
Jul 2019 - Present
Gwinnett Technical College

Teach English as a second language to college-level or adults at levels 6 or higher.

Online ESL Instructor
Jul 2019 - Present
VIPKID

Teach English as a second language to Chinese children online.

Educator
Aug 2016 - Present
Gwinnett County Public Schools

Teach various subjects (K-12), including ESL, in Gwinnett County Public Schools.

Lead Writer and Editor
May 2007 - May 2017
STETHS ALumni Corporation

Wrote and edited news articles, donation letters, conducted interviews of current alumnni, as well as updated and wrote content for the company's website.


Education

Mass Communication
Jan 2001 - May 2003
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Mass Communication
Sep 1997 - May 2000
Auburn University
Mass Communication
Jan 1996 - May 1997
Onondaga Community College

Certifications

TESOL Certification
Jul 2019
Independent Open Academy

TESOL Certification

Awards

Champion of the Month
Feb 2018
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