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English Writing (Intermediate)

Teacher: Cassandra Marsillo (Montreal)

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1 student: CAD $30.00
2 students: CAD $20.00
3+ students: CAD $15.00
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English Writing (Intermediate)

(Anglais: écriture)

Course description:

This course will help improve your English writing skills through conversation, reading and writing. We will explore different types of writing, like argumentative, descriptive, narrative. It will be helpful to students and professionals wanting to interact with English on many different levels.

Teaching approach:

A wise man called Dumbledore once said: "Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic." But in order to use this source effectively and, of course, magically, we need training.

I'm a very easy-going, creative and curious person. I believe in interactive learning, active participation and hard work. Each student brings something new, and so I make sure to tailor the program accordingly.

Course program:

This English Writing program will allow students to explore different types of writing, including argumentative, descriptive, academic and narrative. It is meant to improve writing through practice, but also through reading and conversation. As such, it will be very participatory and interactive.

Together, we will seek to improve your vocabulary, grammar, syntax and punctuation. This course is for those who already have a basic and quite solid knowledge of English.

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Hourly rates:

1 student:CAD $30.00*
2 students:CAD $20.00 per student*
3+ students:CAD $15.00 per student*
 Trial class: minus 25% promotional discount*

* Plus CAD $5.00 administration fee per class (per student)
* Single-class purchase fee: CAD $5.00 (per student)

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In person: 60, 90, 120, 180 minutes

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Cassandra Marsillo

City / Country of origin: Montreal, QC, Canada

Mother language: English

Spoken languages: English, French, Italian


Hi! I am an artist from Montreal, Canada and am now pursuing a degree in history. I am a tutor and aspiring educator who loves to travel, learn and teach. I like to keep busy and keep living!


Villa Maria High School (2003-2008), Montreal QC
-High School diploma
-World History prize, French certificate, Media certificate, Honour Roll prize

Marianopolis College (2008-2010), Montreal QC
-DEC in Creative Arts, Literature and Languages
-Fine Arts prize

Concordia University (2010-2014), Montreal QC
-Studio Arts Major, Italian Minor
-3.85 GPA
-Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction

Concordia University (present), Montreal QC
-Honours History Major

Sciences Po (exchange September-December 2014), Paris, France
-European History courses


I have tutored and taught children/teens between the ages of 4 and 16 in Montreal in English, French, Italian and math. I have also taught oil painting classes to children and adults.

I am comfortable working with children, teens as well as adults. I'm very easygoing and believe in flexible, fun learning.

Courses by this teacher:

Learn English: English Writing (Intermediate)

Proficiency level

Your English proficiency level will be evaluated by the teacher according to this framework:

A1 - Beginner:

  • Understands familiar English expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of concrete needs.
  • Can introduce him/herself and answer questions about personal details such as the place of residence and belongings.
  • Can hold a simple conversation in English if the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 - Elementary:

  • Understands frequently used expressions related to areas of immediate relevance like personal and family information.
  • Can communicate in routine situations requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and immediate needs.

B1 - Intermediate:

  • Understands the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in everyday situations.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where English is spoken.
  • Can produce simple, connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 - Independent:

  • Understands the main ideas of complex English text on both concrete and abstract topics.
  • Interaction with native English speakers can happen with fluency and spontaineity and without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear text on a wide variety of subjects and expose a point of view given the various options.

C1 - Advanced:

  • Understands a wide range of demanding, longer English texts, and recognizes implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use English flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce detailed, well-structured text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns and connectors.

C2 - Proficient:

  • Easily understands virtually everything heard or read in English.
  • Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources and reconstruct arguments in a coherent presentation.
  • Expresses him/herself spontaneously, fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in complex situations.

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