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Karen D.

Spanish/ESL/English/Business - Lived & Worked in Mexico 10 Years

Ankeny, IA (50023)

Travel radius
30 miles
Hourly fee
$45.00
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I lived and worked in Mexico for over ten years and have my own business as a Spanish Interpreter/Translator. I have taught either Spanish, ESL, English or Business at DMACC, Drake, AIB, Upper Iowa, Ankeny Community Schools Adult Ed and Kaplan. I have also been a tutor for many years to persons of all ages and walks of life. I have an undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a minor in Spanish and an MBA, with additional postgraduate studies in linguistics and Spanish.

Though being a student and my extensive experience as a teacher and tutor, I am adept at breaking down concepts to make them simpler. I am great at oral language practice as well if that is to be a component of your session. I am happy to provide references if you'd like. I would also be happy to provide any further information and/or answer any questions you may have prior to your making any commitment.

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Karen’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Business, ESL/ESOL, GMAT, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Spanish
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GMAT, GRE, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish, Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Language:
Science:
ACT Science
Math:
ACT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

ASVAB

I have helped many with the ASVAB. I have an MBA, have taught and tutored for over 35 years, and my son is at the U.S. Naval Academy, so I commend you for wanting to serve!

Business

I have a B.A. in Business Administration from UNI and an MBA in International Business with an emphasis in Latin America from The American Graduate School of International Management. I have worked in the corporate world both in the U.S. and Mexico in the areas of industrial marketing, import/export, and market research. I have taught Business Management at Kaplan University and International Marketing at Upper Iowa University.

ESL/ESOL

I taught ESL in Mexico City for over ten years and at DMACC and Drake for over 5 years. I have the added understanding of having learned a foreign language myself, so can transfer that experience into my teaching and tutoring.

Public Speaking

I have been a member of Toastmasters International for over ten years. I have also taught speech at DMACC one semester. I have a lot of experience listening to boring, ineffective speeches, as well some that have been truly inspiring.

Spanish

I lived, worked, and had a family in Mexico City, Mexico for over 10 years. I also lived in Spain for a few months and have traveled to many Spanish-speaking countries. I have an M.A. in Spanish as well as an MBA in International Business.

I've taught at DMACC, Drake, Upper Iowa, AIB, DSM Public Schools, and Ankeny Community Education. I am also a self-employed Spanish/English interpreter for medical and legal cases.

I employ a teaching method I learned in Mexico that focuses on spoken language with a grammar/pronunciation base. I first evaluate the student and we discuss his/her goals in Spanish, then gear the classes to his/her individual needs.

I love the Spanish language and can help you break it down to make it easier and more fun!

TOEFL

I have taught TOEFL class at Drake University in Des Moines. I also have worked with students of English of a Second Language both in Mexico and the U.S. for 30 years. I lived in Mexico for 10 years, so know the challenges of learning a foreign language. I hope I can make the TOEFL a little easier and more fun.

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Education

University of Northern Iowa

The American Graduate School of International Management (MBA)

University of Northern Iowa (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Karen will travel within 30 miles of Ankeny, IA 50023.

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