Hi! My name is Malinda. I'm a TESOL certified ESL teacher from the United States with more than 8 years of teaching experience in classrooms around the world. I've helped enrich the lives of more than 1,000 students and empower them to achieve their educational goals. Will you be next?
Whether you're studying for an important exam, seeking to improve your English to further your career goals, or prepare yourself for living or traveling abroad, I can provide you with practical guidance and constructive feedback to help you achieve your goals.
I like to keep my lessons positive, energetic, and fun while also valuing efficient use of our lesson time.
Here are some areas where I can help you improve:
-And much more!
Whether you're interested in conversation practice, custom-designed lessons on topics you'd like to focus on, or assistance with proofreading and correction of academic papers, I'm here to help!
Northern California Construction Training - West Sacramento, California, USA
2016 - 2016
Tony Robbins' Mastery University and Business Mastery
Robbins Research International
2011 - 2012
Sacramento State University - Sacramento, California, USA
2009 - 2011
Sacramento City College - Sacramento, California, USA
2005 - 2006
Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts (Math Concentration)
Northern Kentucky University - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA
2002 - 2004
General Studies (Finance Major)
The Ohio State University - Columbus, Ohio, USA
2014 - 2016
Self-Employed - Sacramento, California, USA
Supervised and assisted in the planning and construction of a chemical-free tiny house on wheels. Researched and selected all building materials to suit the needs of chemically-sensitive client. Hired and coordinated with builders and suppliers.
2009 - 2015
Librarian, After School Educator
Aspire Capitol Heights Academy - Sacramento, California, USA
Managed school library serving K-5 students. Promoted a positive and productive environment with high expectations for learning and behavior. Planned lessons and activities based on students’ age level and interests. Assisted with homework and effectively managed behavioral issues. Facilitated reading intervention programs tailored to students with varying degrees of reading difficulties. Engaged students in fun activities such as sports, crafts, games, dancing, and acting. Served as substitute teacher during the school day or as after school program director as needed.
2011 - 2011
Lindamood Bell - Sacramento, California, USA
Tutored students individually through Seeing Stars, Visualizing and Verbalizing, and LIPS programs to improve students’ reading and comprehension abilities. Tracked students’ progress and noted areas of strength or weakness. Maintained a positive encouraging environment and turned the learning process into a fun challenge when possible and/or appropriate.
2008 - 2009
Child Care Provider
Tofanelli Family - Sacramento, California, USA
Provided weekly care for three children ages 7-10, two of whom have special needs, with an emphasis on nurturing self-confidence, encouraging proper use of communication and problem-solving skills, and promoting sensitivities to the needs and feelings of others. Developed close personal relationships with parents and children.
2006 - 2008
French Education System - Dijon, France
Responsible for the design and implementation of classroom lessons, activities, and tests, as well as preparation of visual aids and class materials, for six English classes of 10-20 students, each meeting twice per week. Adapted teaching methods and activities to different learning styles and abilities. Provided individual tutoring for both children and adults.
2019 - 0
Online English Teacher
Assess new students' level of English proficiency and recommend placement based on assessment. Creatively follow along with provided lesson plans and tailor each lesson to individual students' needs. Provide constructive feedback to assist students in becoming better speakers and learners of English.
2017 - 0
Assess clients' needs and develop strategies to reach ideal target markets. Design and build websites that are user-friendly and responsive on mobile and desktop. Edit photos and videos as needed.