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My name is Morgan (Mo) Salih Jemmali. I'm an American who traveled in 4 continents. I'm fluent in 5 languages because I was raised in Tunisia, the most multilingual country in the world, where I attended a public Tunisian elementary school, then a private French high school, before pursuing my education in the California State University system, where I earned a Bachelor in Finance, an MBA in Sustainable Business, a Minor in Computers, and a CFPP teaching certificate. As an athlete, tennis and soccer were a powerful combo to improve my speed, endurance, and footwork in both sports. My 2 wonderful kids are now in middle school and high school, enrolled in Eugene's French immersion programs.
I've been teaching for over 20 years. I taught French, Arabic, Accounting, Marketing, and Excel at 2 universities, including 4 years at the University of Oregon. I taught French to elementary school, high school, and college students. I'm also a licensed tennis coach at YMCA, and a licensed soccer coach at the Eugene Timbers. In sports, my recommendation is to focus on 2 sports: 1 team-sport like soccer and 1 individual-sport like tennis. I have 2019 trainings and certificates in "First Aid/CPR/AED" (from American Red Cross), in "Concussion in Sports" (from CDC), and in "Child Abuse Prevention" (from YMCA). In music, I've performed in bands and at public events. Here's a picture of me leading a workshop for Oregon's language teachers.
I pay very close attention to the smallest details. We all have unique personalities. Some language learners are extraverts and like to speak; some are introverts and prefer to write; some are visual learners; and some are better listeners. No matter what, lessons must be engaging and fun, and must contain a mix of teaching techniques that activate various skills (like listening, speaking, reading, and writing in languages) in order to optimize the student's learning experience. Same thing with learning a musical instrument or a sport or math; they're all different forms of languages after all! No matter the language or the skill or the technique, we all learn better by doing, and we all need practice to become an expert.
"The help Seba is getting with his tutor Mo has been changing him immensely!"
- Rossella, mother of Sebastien (15)
"Thank you so much for being such a caring, wonderful coach. The kids adore you and they are proud of their emerging tennis skills!"
- Sky, mother of Tide and Day (8 and 10)
"The boys have learned a lot from you and your methods. I know for a fact that Kingston has gleaned much from you. His decision to shoot or pass is way sharper. I've seen a big improvement in his game."
- Orald, father of Kingston (11)
"I learned A LOT and want to learn MORE. Now I want to save up and go to the Middle-East and put it to use. Instructor Jemmali kept it entertaining but very informative. My daughters and mom picked up a little from me practicing at home. This will be the first time I've been able to learn a foreign language. It was challenging but FUN!"
- Anonymous college student evaluation