Melissa is an English as an Additional Language Trainer and IELTS specialist at Melbourne Polytechnic. She has extensive experience in teaching English and communicating with EAL communities, having worked for the Australian Embassy in Laos and the United Nations in Bangkok, Thailand. Melissa has travelled to China over thirteen times to teach Business English, and has developed unique insight in her students’ learning styles and interests.
Melissa has been working at Melbourne Polytechnic since 1992 and enjoys the buzz of teaching a group of energetic, motivated, inquisitive students. Her extensive experience in teaching English in an EAL context, combined with her Master of Arts qualification on the history of migration to Melbourne gives her a unique understanding. She brings this knowledge into her classroom, engaging her students with the culture and history of Melbourne.
Melissa holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts from Monash University.