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Ingrid R.

Panorama City, CA

$40/hr

Effective foreign language Tutor (native speaker)

Usually responds in about 13 hours

Effective foreign language Tutor (native speaker)

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First of all, let me put you at ease about any concern regarding my accent. I do NOT have a French accent when I speak English or any other of the languages I tutor. Most people ask me if I am from New England.

I was raised in an international environment, and I began showing a gift for learning foreign languages at age seven.
At age 19, I started tutoring ESL in Brussels, Belgium.

I have taught ESL, French, and Portuguese in California for more than 25 years, both privately and in the classroom, to children and adults, at all levels. In recent years, I have been tutoring Spanish as well.

I hold a BA in music with a minor in pedagogy, and have studied linguistics applied to teaching foreign languages to adults.
I also hold the CELTA certificate (ESL teaching).

I love tutoring, and also enjoy giving group classes to children and adults. I can help you with pronunciation, accent reduction, grammar, general conversational skills, business French or other language listed, remedial French or other language listed, and test preparation.

English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Writing
Language:
Dutch, ESL/ESOL,
French,
Portuguese, Spanish,
TOEFL
History:
Music History
Music:
Ear Training, General Music,
Music History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading
Homeschool:
Dutch, English,
ESL/ESOL,
French,
Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish,
Writing
Test Preparation:
LSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Dutch, ESL/ESOL,
French,
Grammar, Portuguese, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

English

I hold the CELTA, and have taught and tutored adolescents and adults from various parts of the world. Most of my students are Spanish speakers, and my being a polyglot has helped me relate to some of the challenges my students are facing.

I can either help you in a full immersion setting, or not, depending on what your first language is.

I have lots of grammar books, and exercise books specifically geared towards improving conversational skills.

ESL/ESOL

I'm CELTA (TESOL) certified. I've taught at the British Council, Intrax, Tutti Frutti, etc.

French

I am a native French speaker.
I have been teaching and tutoring French for more than 25 years.
I hold a certificate from UC Berkeley Extension to teach foreign languages.
I have taught small groups and private students through the Alliance Fran├žaise for more than 10 years.
I have numerous materials for all levels and all ages.

General Music

I have a B.A. in musicology.
I have taught K through 5 music appreciation and recorder.
I have included classical music appreciation and chanson in my language classes for adults, in fact once had the responsibility of leading a language class solely through French chanson.
I have presented a radio program on Mozart in my late twenties. This weekly program was geared toward an adult audience, and I was responsible for its content. My program producer was going over my notes before airing, and never once had to correct any content.
I have had a specialty in Brazilian music for the last 14 years.

Spanish

I started tutoring Spanish to adolescents and adults a number of years ago, and have lots of materials. I can either teach with a full immersion, or as I do with my younger students, use English to explain grammar rules.

Most of my materials are geared towards communication skills, and I typically use the students textbook for grammar.

Universite Libre de Bruxelles
Music pedagogy

Education

Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Music pedagogy)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Your second lesson within the same week is at the rate of $30.

Travel policy

Ingrid will travel within 15 miles of Panorama City, CA 91402.


About Ingrid

First of all, let me put you at ease about any concern regarding my accent. I do NOT have a French accent when I speak English or any other of the languages I tutor. Most people ask me if I am from New England.

I was raised in an international environment, and I began showing a gift for learning foreign languages at age seven.
At age 19, I started tutoring ESL in Brussels, Belgium.

I have taught ESL, French, and Portuguese in California for more than 25 years, both privately and in the classroom, to children and adults, at all levels. In recent years, I have been tutoring Spanish as well.

I hold a BA in music with a minor in pedagogy, and have studied linguistics applied to teaching foreign languages to adults.
I also hold the CELTA certificate (ESL teaching).

I love tutoring, and also enjoy giving group classes to children and adults. I can help you with pronunciation, accent reduction, grammar, general conversational skills, business French or other language listed, remedial French or other language listed, and test preparation.

Education

Universite Libre de Bruxelles
Music pedagogy

Education

Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Music pedagogy)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Your second lesson within the same week is at the rate of $30.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Panorama City, CA 91402

Ingrid’s Subjects

English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Writing
Language:
Dutch, ESL/ESOL,
French,
Portuguese, Spanish,
TOEFL
History:
Music History
Music:
Ear Training, General Music,
Music History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading
Homeschool:
Dutch, English,
ESL/ESOL,
French,
Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish,
Writing
Test Preparation:
LSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Dutch, ESL/ESOL,
French,
Grammar, Portuguese, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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