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Marianne N.

Naperville, IL

$45/hr

The First-Choice Spanish Tutor for Naperville Area Students

Background check passed as of 1/31/14
Usually responds in about 2 hours

The First-Choice Spanish Tutor for Naperville Area Students

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I love speaking and teaching Spanish! I began to learn the Spanish language when I was fourteen years old, and I continued to formally study this language for five years--even during the early part of my undergraduate studies. Since then, I have continued to informally study Spanish, both through wonderful online resources and through personal relationships with Spanish-speaking individuals. These relationships have enabled me to maintain and to improve my use of the Spanish language.

I just finished my 19th year of private tutoring! I have privately tutored my own children for 19 years as their home school teacher, and I am in my fourth year of Spanish tutoring with WyzAnt. I am now working with my 58th individual WyzAnt student; and I have been teaching Spanish to a small group of professionals in a corporate setting for one year. Furthermore, I am certified as a substitute teacher in Illinois, and I am a Spanish substitute in the Naperville District 203 middle and high schools.

While working with WyzAnt students, I have become very familiar with the REALIDADES and the AVANCEMOS curricula used at the Naperville 203 and 204 schools, at Oswego East, and at other local high schools. During the 2013-2014 school year I also became familiar with EXPRéSATE as I tutored Spanish students from York High School in Elmhurst and Yorkville High School. I have also worked with Spanish students from private high schools such as Benet Academy in Naperville, Rosary High School in Aurora, Montini Catholic High School in Lombard, and Fenwick High School in Oak Park.

While most teachers at the high school level use a standard text book approach, some teachers at these schools use an immersion approach: the teacher will only speak to the students in Spanish. This can mean that the needed grammar foundation is lacking. I can provide that foundation.

I work not only with high school students but also with college students and adults. My most recent older students have been from College of DuPage, Loyola University, Chicago, and, as mentioned earlier, from a business setting in which the company owner wants both he and some of his employees to learn Spanish. In this latter setting, I function as a group teacher who creates and teaches the curriculum rather than as a private tutor who works with a student using his/her current class materials.

While covering the basics, I will push each student to talk in Spanish as much as possible - even with the limited vocabulary of a 1st year student. Each student will have to spend a large portion of the tutoring session practicing his oral Spanish skills. I will often ask my students to "teach" me a concept in order to solidify his understanding of a concept and to reveal his true level of understanding. Furthermore, I will challenge him/her to become a true learner and to seek mastery rather than to simply learn enough to pass a test. I will also teach and demonstrate mnemonics (memory devices), whenever possible so that a student can learn more effective ways of learning and of preparing for tests. Finally, I will also direct all students to some of the best, interactive, online resources available today to aid their Spanish studies.

During the course of these tutoring sessions, I will communicate openly and regularly with each parent(when appropriate), about each tutoring session and about how his/her student is progressing. I will highlight each student's strengths and successes whenever possible, because it is often very difficult for parents to see beyond the weaknesses of a struggling student. I want to help parents to become their child's number one cheerleaders so that they can motivate their student through encouragement to move forward and reach his/her potential!

Testimonials

"Excellent Spanish tutor."

- Wonjae, Naperville, IL on 2/1/14

"Great tutor"

- Tammie, Naperville, IL on 12/10/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Susan, Geneva, IL on 10/21/14

"Great Group Teacher"

- Tricia, Aurora, IL on 4/28/14

"The grades tell it all! "

- Karen, Elmhurst, IL on 3/29/14

"great with our son and excellent with 203 curriculum"

- Rebecca, Naperville, IL on 11/12/13

"Awesome!"

- Mike, Clarendon Hills, IL on 11/4/13

"GREAT tutor!!"

- Chris, Lisle, IL on 10/25/13

"Solid Tutor knows issues and can really help!"

- Bernard, Naperville, IL on 10/1/13

"Great Tutor"

- Debra, Oswego, IL on 8/20/13

"Excellent teacher"

- Kathy, Darien, IL on 7/13/13

"Works well in teaching subject."

- Thurston, Woodridge, IL on 5/28/13

"Top Rated Spanish Tutor"

- Jeff, Naperville, IL on 1/5/13

"Great tutoring makes all the difference!"

- Ann, Hanover Park, IL on 11/5/12

"Very Flexible, Very Patient, Effective"

- Robert, Aurora, IL on 7/28/12

"Highly Recommend Marianne"

- Mahwish, Downers Grove, IL on 6/18/12

"A wonderful tutor who was very easy to work with!"

- Char, Naperville, IL on 6/6/12

"Amazing Spanish tutor"

- Joyce, Naperville, IL on 5/28/12
Marianne replied on 6/1/2012

Thanks, Joyce!

"Very knowledgeable and kid friendly too!"

- Beth, Montgomery, IL on 3/1/12

"Very helpful!! "

- Denise, Yorkville, IL on 2/3/12

"Perfect Combination!"

- Stephanie, Naperville, IL on 11/7/11

"Marianne makes learning fun"

- Kathy, Bolingbrook, IL on 11/3/11

"Very skilled and effective tutor!"

- Julie, Naperville, IL on 8/10/11

"Great tutor!"

- Janelle, Downers Grove, IL on 7/14/11
Language:
Spanish
Homeschool:
Spanish
Corporate Training:
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.

Marianne’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Marianne. View all of Marianne’s resources

It is a well-known fact that drinking water is very important for optimal brain function; so if student hasn't brought water to the tutoring session, I will often send him/her out for a water break half way through the session. This also enhances learning by shortening the first study session, because the longer the study session, the more information that is forgotten. Why? People remember... read more

Moody Bible Institute
Bible Theology

Education

Moody Bible Institute (Bible Theology)

Excellent Spanish tutor. — Marianne N. is an excellent Spanish tutor. My freshman daughter was struggling in her Spanish 1 class. She was getting more and more frustrated, felt very lost in class. The classroom instruction wasn't sinking in. Her grades were inconsistent, averaging a low B/high C by sheer will. Her homework assignments were what kept the grade passable but her quiz and test scores showed the true story, ...

— Wonjae, Naperville, IL on 2/1/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

$45/hr is for one student. $35/hr/student is for a group of two or more. Also, I require a minimum of 1 hour of tutoring for each tutoring session.

Travel policy

Marianne will travel within 20 miles of Naperville, IL 60540.


About Marianne

I love speaking and teaching Spanish! I began to learn the Spanish language when I was fourteen years old, and I continued to formally study this language for five years--even during the early part of my undergraduate studies. Since then, I have continued to informally study Spanish, both through wonderful online resources and through personal relationships with Spanish-speaking individuals. These relationships have enabled me to maintain and to improve my use of the Spanish language.

I just finished my 19th year of private tutoring! I have privately tutored my own children for 19 years as their home school teacher, and I am in my fourth year of Spanish tutoring with WyzAnt. I am now working with my 58th individual WyzAnt student; and I have been teaching Spanish to a small group of professionals in a corporate setting for one year. Furthermore, I am certified as a substitute teacher in Illinois, and I am a Spanish substitute in the Naperville District 203 middle and high schools.

While working with WyzAnt students, I have become very familiar with the REALIDADES and the AVANCEMOS curricula used at the Naperville 203 and 204 schools, at Oswego East, and at other local high schools. During the 2013-2014 school year I also became familiar with EXPRéSATE as I tutored Spanish students from York High School in Elmhurst and Yorkville High School. I have also worked with Spanish students from private high schools such as Benet Academy in Naperville, Rosary High School in Aurora, Montini Catholic High School in Lombard, and Fenwick High School in Oak Park.

While most teachers at the high school level use a standard text book approach, some teachers at these schools use an immersion approach: the teacher will only speak to the students in Spanish. This can mean that the needed grammar foundation is lacking. I can provide that foundation.

I work not only with high school students but also with college students and adults. My most recent older students have been from College of DuPage, Loyola University, Chicago, and, as mentioned earlier, from a business setting in which the company owner wants both he and some of his employees to learn Spanish. In this latter setting, I function as a group teacher who creates and teaches the curriculum rather than as a private tutor who works with a student using his/her current class materials.

While covering the basics, I will push each student to talk in Spanish as much as possible - even with the limited vocabulary of a 1st year student. Each student will have to spend a large portion of the tutoring session practicing his oral Spanish skills. I will often ask my students to "teach" me a concept in order to solidify his understanding of a concept and to reveal his true level of understanding. Furthermore, I will challenge him/her to become a true learner and to seek mastery rather than to simply learn enough to pass a test. I will also teach and demonstrate mnemonics (memory devices), whenever possible so that a student can learn more effective ways of learning and of preparing for tests. Finally, I will also direct all students to some of the best, interactive, online resources available today to aid their Spanish studies.

During the course of these tutoring sessions, I will communicate openly and regularly with each parent(when appropriate), about each tutoring session and about how his/her student is progressing. I will highlight each student's strengths and successes whenever possible, because it is often very difficult for parents to see beyond the weaknesses of a struggling student. I want to help parents to become their child's number one cheerleaders so that they can motivate their student through encouragement to move forward and reach his/her potential!

Testimonials

"Excellent Spanish tutor."

- Wonjae, Naperville, IL on 2/1/14

"Great tutor"

- Tammie, Naperville, IL on 12/10/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Susan, Geneva, IL on 10/21/14

"Great Group Teacher"

- Tricia, Aurora, IL on 4/28/14

"The grades tell it all! "

- Karen, Elmhurst, IL on 3/29/14

"great with our son and excellent with 203 curriculum"

- Rebecca, Naperville, IL on 11/12/13

"Awesome!"

- Mike, Clarendon Hills, IL on 11/4/13

"GREAT tutor!!"

- Chris, Lisle, IL on 10/25/13

"Solid Tutor knows issues and can really help!"

- Bernard, Naperville, IL on 10/1/13

"Great Tutor"

- Debra, Oswego, IL on 8/20/13

"Excellent teacher"

- Kathy, Darien, IL on 7/13/13

"Works well in teaching subject."

- Thurston, Woodridge, IL on 5/28/13

"Top Rated Spanish Tutor"

- Jeff, Naperville, IL on 1/5/13

"Great tutoring makes all the difference!"

- Ann, Hanover Park, IL on 11/5/12

"Very Flexible, Very Patient, Effective"

- Robert, Aurora, IL on 7/28/12

"Highly Recommend Marianne"

- Mahwish, Downers Grove, IL on 6/18/12

"A wonderful tutor who was very easy to work with!"

- Char, Naperville, IL on 6/6/12

"Amazing Spanish tutor"

- Joyce, Naperville, IL on 5/28/12
Marianne replied on 6/1/2012

Thanks, Joyce!

"Very knowledgeable and kid friendly too!"

- Beth, Montgomery, IL on 3/1/12

"Very helpful!! "

- Denise, Yorkville, IL on 2/3/12

"Perfect Combination!"

- Stephanie, Naperville, IL on 11/7/11

"Marianne makes learning fun"

- Kathy, Bolingbrook, IL on 11/3/11

"Very skilled and effective tutor!"

- Julie, Naperville, IL on 8/10/11

"Great tutor!"

- Janelle, Downers Grove, IL on 7/14/11
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Education

Moody Bible Institute
Bible Theology

Education

Moody Bible Institute (Bible Theology)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required

$45/hr is for one student. $35/hr/student is for a group of two or more. Also, I require a minimum of 1 hour of tutoring for each tutoring session.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Naperville, IL 60540

Marianne’s Subjects

Language:
Spanish
Homeschool:
Spanish
Corporate Training:
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.


Marianne’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Marianne. View all of Marianne’s resources

It is a well-known fact that drinking water is very important for optimal brain function; so if student hasn't brought water to the tutoring session, I will often send him/her out for a water break half way through the session. This also enhances learning by shortening the first study session, because the longer the study session, the more information that is forgotten. Why? People remember... read more


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Marianne N. passed a background check on 1/31/14. The check was ordered by Marianne through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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