Timothy Michael Palmer
MA Applied Linguistics, BA Linguistics

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Timothy Palmer has been teaching English at UC San Diego Extension since 2012. Before moving to San Diego, he worked abroad as an English teacher, private tutor and language consultant in Germany and Switzerland. From teaching in a variety of settings, he has learned the importance of carefully and quickly evaluating individual learner needs and tailoring instruction accordingly, and he adheres to this practice by providing students with core language knowledge in areas such as grammar, vocabulary or academic/scientific writing, while also teaching and empowering non-native speakers to identify and learn the critical language features they need to be successful in their professional or daily lives.

"It is my extraordinary privilege to help brilliant people from around the world learn to communicate their thoughts clearly and effectively in English; I am always delighted to learn new and fascinating things from my students along the way."
- Timothy Michael Palmer
Palmer, Timothy

My Courses

Academic Competence in the U.S University I

Are you an international student who wants to learn tips on how to be successful at a U.S university?

This course is designed to orient ESL speakers and international students to the...
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Effective Oral Presentation

Need to improve your English presentation skills?

This course addresses oral communication problems encountered by ESL speakers in such formal academic and professional settings as...
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Grammar and Vocabulary Building

Are you a high-intermediate to advanced ESL speaker wanting to improve your knowledge of English grammar and increase your vocabulary?

In this course, you will build grammatical...
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Scientific and Technical Writing for Non-native English Speakers

Designed for advanced ESL speakers, this course covers essential skills for writing well in English in scientific or technical settings.

The specific styles and usage conventions of...
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