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Gilda P.

Boynton Beach, FL

$40/hr

Foreign Language/English Tutor

Background check passed as of 5/31/13
Usually responds in about 3 hours

Foreign Language/English Tutor

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Teaching is my passion. I am a retired foreign language teacher from Rochester, NY who has taught in middle school, high school, and college, as well as adults in Adult Education. I hold permanent NY teacher certification in German, Spanish, and Russian K-12. I find teaching to be very rewarding and I miss the interaction with students. I enjoy the one on one aspect of tutoring because it enables me to tailor lessons to the specific needs of the student. The smiles on students' faces when they are successful is the best part of the job. I have a Master's degree in Liberal Studies with many graduate level courses in English and Linguistics, and many hours of literacy training, so I would also be very comfortable tutoring English, especially as a second language. I am very organized and have over 20 years in the classroom designing lessons and tutoring students who needed extra help. I like to use a variety of materials in lessons and different approaches to learning the four skill areas of language. My teaching philosophy has always been that all students are capable of learning.

Testimonials

"Great tutor"

- Kim, Lake Worth, FL on 8/17/12

"Excellent teacher"

- Gregory, Lake Worth, FL on 12/19/13

"Very patient"

- Jodi, Pompano Beach, FL on 11/14/13

"Excellent tutor for an adult ESL student."

- Tiina, Boynton Beach, FL on 11/6/13

"Couldn't have asked for a better tutor!"

- Lyndsey, Lake Worth, FL on 7/24/13

"Excellent"

- Lina, Lake Worth, FL on 6/3/13

"Great tutor"

- Monika, Boynton Beach, FL on 4/3/13

"Great tutor with excellent follow-up."

- Brian, Lake Worth, FL on 2/4/13

"Introduction and first lesson"

- Susan, Boca Raton, FL on 8/13/12

"wonderful tutor, great with little kids!"

- Nadja, West Palm Beach, FL on 2/11/11
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
German,
Grammar,
Russian,
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

English can be a confusing language, whether you are a native speaker or not. If you are a student who is having trouble in school, or learning English for the first time, I can help. I am a former foreign language teacher, who has done extensive coursework in English Literature, English Grammar, and Linguistics. I also have training in Literacy. I can help with grammar explanations, literary analysis, and vocabulary acquisition. My forte is in organization and study skills for students at all levels.

ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker and retired foreign language teacher who knows several languages, German, Spanish, and Russian, and would like to tutor students wishing to learn English as a second language. I have done graduate work in Linguistics, English and English Grammar, and have many hours of Literacy training in English.
As a former teacher, I am familiar with methods of language teaching and language acquisition. I enjoy working with students of all ages. I have taught at the middle school, high school, and college level as well as with adults in Adult Education.

German

Let's learn German! I have taught students German in middle and high school, as well as adults in Adult Education. I have NY State certification K-12. I enjoy working with students of all ages. Learning another language is useful and I try to make it fun and interesting. If you are already studying German, I can help with any problems. I have lots of ideas to help students be successful. I focus on all four skill areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. If you would like to study German, I would love to help you learn a very useful and important language.

Grammar

English grammar can be confusing, whether you are a native speaker or not. If you are a student who is having trouble in school, or learning English for the first time, I can help. I am a former foreign language teacher, who has done extensive coursework in English Literature, English Grammar, and Linguistics. I also have training in Literacy. I can help clear up the mysteries of English grammar and give you the tools you need to succeed.

Reading

Reading is the key to success. Difficulty in Reading is often a result of lack of sufficient vocabulary. I can help students by giving them techniques for increasing their vocabulary, as well as ways to improve their reading comprehension. I have lots of ideas for making learning more fun. I am a former foreign language teacher, who has had a lot of training in Literacy. My goal is always to help students improve their reading ability, but also to enjoy reading more.

Russian

Russian is an exciting and beautiful language to learn. Don't let the different alphabet scare you! I will help you to learn the language I so love. I have a BA in Russian from SUNY Buffalo. I taught Russian at the University of Virginia, and also in Adult Education. I possess permanent NY State Teacher certification in Russian N-12. Since I am an experienced foreign language teacher, I know how to help with the pitfalls in learning another language and how to make a challenging subject enjoyable.

Spanish

Let's learn Spanish! I have taught students Spanish in middle and high school, as well as adults in Adult Education. I have NY State certification K-12. I enjoy working with students of all ages. Learning another language is useful and I try to make it fun and interesting. If you are already studying Spanish, I can help with any problems. I have lots of ideas to help students be successful. I focus on all four skill areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

Writing

Writing well is a fundamental skill and one of the keys to success. I can help students improve their writing with techniques I learned in the Literacy training I received as a high school teacher. Some of the things we focus on are sentence construction, punctuation, spelling, and grammar. Students can learn to express themselves well and be more successful in all their subjects or in their jobs.

SUNY Buffalo
Russian
SUC at Brockport
Master's

Education

SUNY Buffalo (Russian)

SUC at Brockport (Master's)

Great tutor — Gilda and I have been meeting once a week for a month now. I am learning Russian at a beginners level. Having never learned a foreign language before Gilda is making it very easy to understand. She is very patient and makes each lesson very enjoyable, so much so that the hour only seems to be about 5 minutes. I would strongly recommend Gilda as a tutor for any age. In addition, she is always early ...

— Kim, Lake Worth, FL on 8/17/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gilda will travel within 15 miles of Boynton Beach, FL 33436.


About Gilda

Teaching is my passion. I am a retired foreign language teacher from Rochester, NY who has taught in middle school, high school, and college, as well as adults in Adult Education. I hold permanent NY teacher certification in German, Spanish, and Russian K-12. I find teaching to be very rewarding and I miss the interaction with students. I enjoy the one on one aspect of tutoring because it enables me to tailor lessons to the specific needs of the student. The smiles on students' faces when they are successful is the best part of the job. I have a Master's degree in Liberal Studies with many graduate level courses in English and Linguistics, and many hours of literacy training, so I would also be very comfortable tutoring English, especially as a second language. I am very organized and have over 20 years in the classroom designing lessons and tutoring students who needed extra help. I like to use a variety of materials in lessons and different approaches to learning the four skill areas of language. My teaching philosophy has always been that all students are capable of learning.

Testimonials

"Great tutor"

- Kim, Lake Worth, FL on 8/17/12

"Excellent teacher"

- Gregory, Lake Worth, FL on 12/19/13

"Very patient"

- Jodi, Pompano Beach, FL on 11/14/13

"Excellent tutor for an adult ESL student."

- Tiina, Boynton Beach, FL on 11/6/13

"Couldn't have asked for a better tutor!"

- Lyndsey, Lake Worth, FL on 7/24/13

"Excellent"

- Lina, Lake Worth, FL on 6/3/13

"Great tutor"

- Monika, Boynton Beach, FL on 4/3/13

"Great tutor with excellent follow-up."

- Brian, Lake Worth, FL on 2/4/13

"Introduction and first lesson"

- Susan, Boca Raton, FL on 8/13/12

"wonderful tutor, great with little kids!"

- Nadja, West Palm Beach, FL on 2/11/11
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Education

SUNY Buffalo
Russian
SUC at Brockport
Master's

Education

SUNY Buffalo (Russian)

SUC at Brockport (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Boynton Beach, FL 33436

Gilda’s Subjects

Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
German,
Grammar,
Russian,
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.


Background Check Status for Gilda P.

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