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Kathryn S.

Evanston, IL

$80/hr

Experienced Spanish teacher ready to help!

Background check passed as of 8/27/12
Usually responds in about 11 hours

Experienced Spanish teacher ready to help!

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Hola a todos!

I am a licensed Spanish teacher with eight years of teaching experience. I am certified to teach all grades (K-12) and I currently teach grades 6-8. I would also be willing to tutor specifically in preparation for future trips abroad. I have my undergraduate degree in Spanish and education and a MAT (Masters of Arts in Teaching) Spanish as well. I have spent extended time living and studying in Madrid, Spain. Also, I spent two summers planning and leading trips for groups American teens in Granada, Spain. I have spent time in various other Spanish speaking countries as well.

I absolutely love teaching and my students say that I am able to break down the concepts for them in fun, creative ways that are easy to remember. For example, one of my specialties is coming up with fun songs or rhymes to help remember grammar concepts and vocabulary words. I am also very energetic and positive.

I have taught and worked with all types of students- those who love Spanish, those who "hate" it, and everything in between. Whether you are looking to catch up, keep up, or get ahead, I can help you out. I am very familiar with many of the commonly used textbooks and I have tons of material that I have made on my own as well. I am also well versed in finding authentic materials to augment lessons, since my current school district doesn't use textbooks. I am confident I will be able to help you achieve your goals with the Spanish language and I'm looking forward to working with you!

Gracias y hasta pronto!

Testimonials

"Great tutor."

- Jill, Winnetka, IL on 7/31/13

"Very nice and well prepared"

- Renee (student), Rockville, MD on 10/8/12
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Proofreading, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Italian, Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Study Skills
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Spanish,
Study Skills, Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Fitness, Track & Field
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Italian, Proofreading, 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.

Grammar

Grammar has always been a specialty of mine. Although it might seem strange, learning Spanish grammar really allowed me to better explain English grammar concepts. I have edited many peers' papers throughout the years. Finding ways to tweak sentences and paragraphs to make them sound even better is something I really enjoy doing.

Spanish

-7 years Spanish teaching experience
-Master of Arts in Teaching Spanish from Salem State University
-Bachelor of Arts from Xavier University in Spanish and Education
-Variety of abroad experiences
-As someone who learned Spanish as my second language as well as a teacher to a variety of skill levels, I understand the challenges that arise when learning a foreign language and how to find success.

Ateneo de Cagayan - Xavier University
Salem State University Graduate School
Master's

Education

Ateneo de Cagayan - Xavier University

Salem State University Graduate School (Master's)

Great tutor. — Kathryn has been great at recommending websites for my daughter to go to practice what she is learning. We had a vacation break of 3 weeks and they started right back up. Great tutor. ...

— Jill, Winnetka, IL on 7/31/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

80 dollars per hour for one student, 120 dollars an hour for 2 students. More than 2 students would require further discussion.

Travel policy

Kathryn will travel within 15 miles of Evanston, IL 60202.


About Kathryn

Hola a todos!

I am a licensed Spanish teacher with eight years of teaching experience. I am certified to teach all grades (K-12) and I currently teach grades 6-8. I would also be willing to tutor specifically in preparation for future trips abroad. I have my undergraduate degree in Spanish and education and a MAT (Masters of Arts in Teaching) Spanish as well. I have spent extended time living and studying in Madrid, Spain. Also, I spent two summers planning and leading trips for groups American teens in Granada, Spain. I have spent time in various other Spanish speaking countries as well.

I absolutely love teaching and my students say that I am able to break down the concepts for them in fun, creative ways that are easy to remember. For example, one of my specialties is coming up with fun songs or rhymes to help remember grammar concepts and vocabulary words. I am also very energetic and positive.

I have taught and worked with all types of students- those who love Spanish, those who "hate" it, and everything in between. Whether you are looking to catch up, keep up, or get ahead, I can help you out. I am very familiar with many of the commonly used textbooks and I have tons of material that I have made on my own as well. I am also well versed in finding authentic materials to augment lessons, since my current school district doesn't use textbooks. I am confident I will be able to help you achieve your goals with the Spanish language and I'm looking forward to working with you!

Gracias y hasta pronto!

Testimonials

"Great tutor."

- Jill, Winnetka, IL on 7/31/13

"Very nice and well prepared"

- Renee (student), Rockville, MD on 10/8/12

Education

Ateneo de Cagayan - Xavier University
Salem State University Graduate School
Master's

Education

Ateneo de Cagayan - Xavier University

Salem State University Graduate School (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

80 dollars per hour for one student, 120 dollars an hour for 2 students. More than 2 students would require further discussion.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Evanston, IL 60202

Kathryn’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Proofreading, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Italian, Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Study Skills
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Spanish,
Study Skills, Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Fitness, Track & Field
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Italian, Proofreading, 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 Kathryn S.

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