Languages are my specialty but I enjoy tutoring most areas from kindergarten through high school subject levels.
I earned my Bachelors from University of Northern Colorado in German with an Emphasis in Secondary Education, a minor in English and certification to teach English as a Second Language. I am licensed to teach K-12. My junior year I studied abroad in Germany and locked in my fluency skills. I still regularly skype and visit friends from there.
After college, I taught German levels I-IV for 5 years and created as often as possible an interactive, immersive environments through card games, board games, reading stories, watching German movies etc. I use a plethora of mnemonic devices, aka memory hooks, to help students understand grammar concepts and various manipulatives to help them organize their thoughts and demonstrate their understanding.
Teaching is in my blood! I love seeing students grow and discover new concepts. Working with students one-on-one or in small groups is my forte. I have high expectations of students and I believe that with a good tutor/student relationship great improvements can be made in student's academic career. Tutors are guides. I will not do the work for a student; hard work and good communication pay off.
I am also qualified to tutor high school English and have extensive background in Biology. Additional areas of expertise include ACT/SAT Prep, Basic Math through Algebra, Writing and Reading.
Areas I do not hold expertise in are Chemistry and Calculus.
Please inquire regarding other subject areas. I will honest about my level of mastery. I am willing to tutor on the weekends, summer breaks as well as before or after school.
Learning can be fun and rewarding. That is what I hope to pass on to you, your son or daughter!
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