050About me:

My name is Carolyn Monteilh PhD. I am a native speaker of American English trained in language teaching. I am a scientist with advanced degrees in Nutritional Sciences (University of California at Berkeley) and Epidemiology (Emory University). Recently, I’ve discovered my artistic side, making mainly mosaics. Besides English and Portuguese, I also speak German. I was born in Michigan, lived in New York and California, and now I live in Atlanta, Georgia. But my heart is Brazilian…

About my teaching style:

I believe in student-centered instruction. No two students have the same goals, the same language background, or the same learning style. Together we’ll design an English course that best applies your skills toward meeting your goals.

About my degrees and experience:


  • BA,   English                                   Western Michigan University   Kalamazoo, MI
  • MS,   Nutritional Sciences              University of California            Berkeley, CA
  • PhD, Nutritional Epidemiology      Emory University                      Atlanta, GA


  • Certified secondary level English Teacher
  • Certified in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).
    • Completed five university-level courses in Applied Linguistics, including classes in second language acquisition and language teaching.

Experienced teacher

  • Secondary level schools
  • Adult job training centers
  • One-on-one tutoring
  • Accent reduction

Experienced Language Learner

  • Studied Portuguese and German.
  • Acquainted with the struggle to attain fluency and accuracy.
  • Know the joy for the goal-driven learner that comes with each successful forward step.
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