My name is Linda and I love teaching English and Spanish. I am a native English speaker who has taught ESL, and currently I work with Spanish-speaking students who are trying to better their English writing skills and pronunciation. I have a lot of experience teaching Spanish to all ages, from children, up through older adults. I have a BA and an MA in Spanish. I am the kind of teacher who understands the struggles that one can have as they learn a foreign language, as I have studied French, Spanish and Hebrew. I am extremely patient, and love the challenge of explaining things in as many different ways as possible so that my students can grasp subject matter.
I believe that learning a language must include opportunities to be exposed to grammar, speaking, listening and writing, and I strive to provide all of these in my lessons with students; however, I am happy to tailor tutorial sessions to a student's needs if they express that they are struggling in a certain area. I see the student (and parent, when applicable) as the one who will set the direction for tutoring. If a certain approach is not working, I invite feedback form students, so we can make needed alterations.
After having home schooled my four children, I can assure you I have learned flexibility and creativity in my teaching approaches! I look forward to meeting you and beginning our tutoring sessions!
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