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Looking to improve your communication skills in English or Spanish? Want help with reading, writing or test-prep? Need proofreading or grammar help? Want to practice everyday conversation in English or Spanish? Interested in learning more about the American University? Love Latin American or Spanish culture? You've found the right tutor for you!
I have a passion for teaching English and Spanish as a second language and for sharing my knowledge about culture.
-M.A. TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and Latin American Studies.
-4 Years of experience teaching range of ESL skills and levels at the university and community college level (basic literacy to graduate level).
-8 years of experience tutoring Spanish to all levels.
I have worked with students from all backgrounds, ages, countries and am dedicated to building confidence by creating a safe space for learning. I love to make my students laugh as often as possible as well because I think that's how we learn best.
In order to provide the best instruction, I ask that you provide at least 24 hour notice of cancellation.
I am willing to travel to your home or meet wherever is most convenient.
I really look forward to meeting you and helping you reach your communication goals!
I have a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and a minor in Latin American/Latino Studies from U.C. Santa Cruz. I have professional experience as a Tour Manager for cultural tours for alumni groups throughout Latin America. I have tutored students in high school in subjects related to Anthropology such as World History and Spanish Language and Culture. I have also worked with college level Anthropology students as a reading, writing and study skills tutor.
I have an M.A. TESOL from San Francisco State University and three years of experience teaching a range of skills and levels in the university/IEP setting. I have expertise teaching academic English reading and writing to native and non-native speakers as evident in my experience as an adjunct faculty at Golden Gate University and Contra Costa College. I have also worked as a tutor in San Francisco State University's Learning Assistance Center, where I worked with undergraduate and graduate students across disciplines on their reading, writing, and study skills.
I have an M.A. TESOL from San Francisco State University and three years of experience teaching a range of skills and levels in the university/IEP setting. I have expertise in Academic and Professional English materials and curriculum development. I am committed to remaining current in TESOL as is evident from my contributions to the TESOL International Convention and the CATESOL journal. I have a passion for internationalizing higher education and participating in a global community. I possess detailed knowledge of TESOL practices, pedagogical theories and linguistic aspects of English. I also have experience living and studying abroad (Europe, South and Central America), fluency in Spanish and proficiency in Portuguese.
I received my M.A. in TESOL which provided me with detailed knowledge on how to teach oral communication skills. I have taught academic oral communication classes for the last 2 years in a university and have helped students become confident public speakers.
I am a near-native Spanish speaker who has lived and worked in Spain and Latin America with over 7 years' experience teaching Spanish to high school and college students. I have worked for the Alameda Unified School District as a long term Substitute teacher for various Spanish courses and also taught Spanish individually to high school and college students at Huntington Learning Center, the Bay Area Tutoring Center, and Tilden Preparatory School. I have worked with students in Spanish 1 through AP Spanish 5 as well as developed and conducted SAT II Spanish workshops.
I have an M.A. in TESOL that provided me with a strong foundation in teaching pedagogy and skills-based learning. For the past 4 years I have worked with students on their study skills for elementary, high school and university level as a personal tutor and adjunct instructor.
Off to a great start! — Heather has an engaging personality which allows our students to participate in group conversations without fear of embarrassment. They keep asking for more time, so that tells me they are having fun while learning. ...
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