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