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Carla Minami
Carla Minami

Carla Minami

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Introduction: My background in education, business, and customer service allows me to bring diverse strengths to my work. I can tailor texts to audiences of different ages and cultures as well as varying education levels. I am also a licensed teacher in the state of Maryland. I specialize in cross-cultural communication and formal letter writing. I enjoy editing academic papers and manuscripts. I have been teaching English and ESL for more than a decade for all levels of learners and ages 8-80. In addition, I am currently working as a German teacher to adult learners. I have an extensive background in German culture and with the German language. I enjoy sharing my passion for the German language with my students and look forward to teaching German to more students. I have a passion for helping build my students' confidence in themselves and for making learning fun. I pride myself on creating an encouraging and inspiring learning environment while targeting my teaching style to the individual need of my student. I love what I do, and I believe that makes a huge difference in fostering a positive and safe environment to make mistakes and grow from them. I have a track record of success with all my students and look forward to enriching more students' education experiences.

Hired 3 times

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6 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job


Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and value.

Exceptional 5.0

9 reviews


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Maureen S.

Resume Writing

I reached out to a few resume writers, because I needed to have additional information added to my resume. Carla, was the first person to reply to my request. She was more than willing to implement the changes, while not making me feel as though it would cost a ton of money. We discussed my resume, I asked many questions and found her to be very easy to talk with, she made suggestions and I agreed to have some other changes made. She emailed my new resume to me and I am more than pleased with the work she did and the cost. I would definitely recommend Carla when you are looking to have your resume redone, tweaked or starting from scratch. She is honest, professional and affordable.
Oct 27, 2020
Susan P.

Given her previous experience as an English teacher, Carla has extensive knowledge of proper grammar and sentence structure so she has provided great edits on my projects. Additionally, when I have any issues on how to effectively state something, Carla is able to talk me through it and offer me excellent advice. I definitely recommend her services.
May 23, 2020
Michael C.

The simplest response is also the most comprehensive and true: I have NEVER worked with a colleague, in government, academia or business whose qualities of character, intelligence, dedication to principle and to the hard work of excelling in the performance of her immediate duties, capacity to observe and listen, empathy, temperamentally both steady and nimble, and whose broadly applicable interpersonal skills are of reliably higher quality than are those of Carla Minami. My association with her began when my wife, Steffi, then the elected head of the faculty at the German International School Washington DC, introduced me to Carla as a younger teaching colleague, an English teacher of the first rank but also one of a small handful of professionals whose personal values and qualities would mark her as a standout with few peers. That early characterization has been borne out over twelve intervening years. In sometimes stressed academic and political environments I saw Carla navigate challenges that senior diplomats moving within the same professional spaces could not handle as well, certainly not with her dignity, strength, grace and aplomb. One of Carla's most impressive attributes is her ability to articulate ideas, apparent or obscure, with clarity and in the most genial and accessible language. Her command of ideas is one thing, sure, but her easy ability to present them in compelling and immediately accessible English is another - specifically, another level of skill where her articulation and vocabulary never impressed as mere performance but instead wowed as revealing someone authentic, persuasive and approachable. (Of particular delight is Carla's brand of wry humor, indicative of a person sensitive to nuance and subtlety.) In fact, when I broke off a career as a contract speaker on International Affairs to start an IT business, I asked Carla to make time for the company, to help shoulder the responsibilities of oversight, areas where clarity of thought and expression were stand-ins for other critically important attributes, namely intelligence, ethical strength, reliability, fairness, flexibility and good judgement. Steffi (a biology teacher raised and educated in Germany) has observed many times that Carla's skills in German are equally impressive. In a phrase, Carla is nearly peerless as linguist, a teaching professional and a colleague. It has been one of the great joys of my life to have worked alongside Carla. I welcome further inquiry in as much detail as your evaluation of Carla may require. Find me anytime at michaelcolopy@aol.com or mc@octoinsight.com
Mar 31, 2020
Paul B.

Reading and Writing Tutoring

Helping my son and daughter becoming better readers and writers
Sep 24, 2020
Jennifer S.

Carla is incredible to work with. She is hardworking, very knowledgeable, and takes her time with everyone she works with. I would happily recommend her
May 24, 2020
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