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Melyssa Lynn Reynolds

School - Language Center Employment Status - Full-Time Office - Building 4, Office No. 111 Office hours - TBA Office extension - (+212) 535-863-144
Melyssa Reynolds is an English language instructor. She has been teaching ESL and EFL professionally since 2001. She feels there is no better way to gain understanding of people and their culture than through the exploration of life that is so fundamental to the language classroom. Ms. Reynolds first discovered her love for teaching through volunteer work as an ESL and citizenship instructor throughout her undergraduate years of college. She then put that experience to use in the United States Peace Corps in Mali, West Africa and has since been discovering the world through the teaching of English. She has held teaching positions in the United States, Japan, Egypt, Qatar, and Morocco. Since 2005, Ms. Reynolds has concentrated her efforts on helping university students achieve academic success by equipping them with skills in language and academic readiness through the teaching of English for Academic Purposes (EAP). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in comparative religion from the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington with a double major in sociology and a Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the American University in Cairo, where she was awarded a teaching fellowship. Her areas of interest include curriculum development, testing and assessment, L2 writing, EAP, and affective factors in Second Language Acquisition.