A community college lecturer for 10+ years, and certified online educator for the past 4 years. I teach a combination of liberal arts subjects, including Library and Information Studies, Information Literacy, Research Skills, Linguistics, ESL and Communication Studies.
My classes are student-centred, engaging and empowering. I believe in using various educational technology tools to aid in understanding and grasp of course content. I consider myself to work in partnership with students (the guide on the side) in their education process.
I have been a teacher/lecturer for more than 15 years, providing instruction at both the secondary and tertiary levels. Over the last 8 years, I have witnessed and celebrated the graduation of many students whom I would have taught in the B.S. and AAS Information and Library Studies programmes. Currently, as an online IL and ESL instructor, my students are provided with the best foundations to pursue their academic and professional goals.
Per hour rate will apply for any cancellations less than 24 hours before scheduled session.
Education & Credentials:
Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language | University of Saskatchewan Exp. Aug 2018
TESOL Certificate, Part I | Arizona State University via Coursera Dec 2017
Adult Literacy Tutor Certificate | Adult Literacy Tutors Association (ALTA) 2015
Trinidad and Tobago
Online Teaching Certificate | The Online Learning Consortium 2015
Master of Small and Medium Enterprise Management (MSMEM)| Arthur Lok Jack Graduate 2013
School of Business, Trinidad and Tobago
Master of Science, Library and Information Science | Simmons College 2004
Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics (Hons.) | The University of the West Indies 2001
St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
ESL Teacher (Online) | Village English Language School, Mississauga, ON 2017- Present
Adjunct Lecturer (Online), Information Literacy | College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT) 2016 - Present
Senior Lecturer, Library and Information Studies | College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT) 2009 – 2016
Librarian I/II | National Library and Information System Authority (NALIS), Trinidad and Tobago 2004 – 2007
Michelle is an excellent teacher who genuinely cares about her students. She makes learning interactive and interesting and her students sometimes brings her real life experiences into the classroom. She is professional and maintains the highest level of respect for her students in and out of the classroom. Michelle is a definite asset to any educational institution.
Michelle is a subject matter expert with a wealth of knowledge in addition to hands-on experience in her specialty area. She has several years experience as a teacher/lecturer, offering instruction in both the face to face mode and online platform. Michelle has received excellent scores in her performance appraisals and student surveys. As a former colleague, I can, without hesitation, endorse Michelle as an excellent and trustworthy teacher.
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