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Connie H.

Lafayette, LA

$45/hr

ACT English, TOEFL, French - B.S., M.S.W.

Background check passed as of 7/15/14
Usually responds in about 2 hours

ACT English, TOEFL, French - B.S., M.S.W.

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Hello and Bonjour,

As a 5-star tutor with over 100 hours at WyzAnt, I can assure quality to fit your needs––whether you're young or young-at-heart. If it's help with ACT English, TOEFL, or FRENCH, I can help! I have excellent credentials and experience, but connecting with students is another of my strengths.

I hold certification from the State of Louisiana to teach English and French. I hold a B.A. in English Education and a Master of Social Work (MSW). I have 13 years of experience teaching English for the classroom and ACT test preparation. I have never worked with a student whose score has not improved.

I have taught French as an Intern in the LSU Foreign Languages Department and travelled extensively in France where I immersed myself in the language and culture. And finally, I lived with a French couple and received the highest rating in pronunciation and speech.

As a retired social worker, I take pride in putting my students at ease and fostering self-confidence in a relaxed setting. Learning means goal-setting and follow-through, but it should be fun too.

So, there's nothing to lose since your first lesson is 100% guaranteed by WyzAnt. You get a full refund if you're not satisfied. Please feel free to contact me, and I'd be happy to talk more and answer any questions you might have.

Connie

Testimonials

"Connie is a very patient, competent and dependable teacher"

- Cindy , Crowley, LA on 8/26/14

"Fantastic Tutor"

- Yvette, Lafayette, LA on 6/19/13

"Very patient."

- Gladys, Lafayette, LA on 3/17/13
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
TOEFL
Special Needs:
Phonics
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
Grammar,
Proofreading

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.

ACT English


As a former English teacher with years of experience and a retired licensed social worker, I believe developing a student's confidence goes a long way toward success.

Because the ACT carries so much weight, students are often intimidated by it. The English portion of the ACT––English, Reading Comprehension, and Composition––counts for more than any other subject tested.

Therefore, I use the Kaplan Test Prep method. Kaplan has been proven the world leaders in test preparation for more than 70 years. Success comes from two techniques:

* using the right strategies and tools to succeed
* using the most personalized approach to meet individual
student's needs

I make certain to create a supportive learning environment, so your child has the best chance of experience learning as fun and effective.

Elementary Science

Technically, science is a system of acquiring knowledge which uses observation and experimentation to describe and explain natural phenomena.

But that doesn't mean studying science has to be hard, scary, or uninteresting.

I use many fun and effective ways to help your child enjoy scientific learning and increase individual confidence.

English

When many of us think of English class, we fear that dreaded red pen and tedious grammar rules. No worries. I'm prepared with a bag of tricks to banish these concerns.

So, what is English as a subject? In short, the study of English includes four parts: literature, grammar, composition, and speech.

Literature is the study of reading/analyzing/enjoying stories, poem, and other written works. Grammar is the study of the mechanics and usage of the language. Composition is the study of writing stories, poems, reports, and other written forms. It also includes how to do research. Speech is the study of preparing announcements and presentations.

As a retired social worker and teacher, I believe developing a student's self-esteem and confidence, goes a long way toward success. I love to create a supportive learning environment, so your child has the best chance of experience learning as fun.


ESL/ESOL

Learning a foreign language can seem fun––not a chore. I do my best to make students comfortable, and I let students know that I'm hoping for their success.

I am an experienced and qualified tutor who likes people. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in English Education and have taught over ten years. I also hold a Masters of Social Work with 18 years of experience, so I have good people skills and know how to help someone who is anxious about success.

I look forward to helping you help yourself in a relaxed, yet effective way.

French

Let's face it. French is one of the most romantic languages in the world, but it's also the second most influential one.

I have taught French as an Intern in the Louisiana State University Foreign Language Department and travelled extensively in France where I learned to appreciate the culture as well. I also lived with a French couple for a year.

The basic components of the language––vocabulary, spelling, conjugation, punctuation, and sentence structure––are all part of the learning experience.

However, there are also three levels of mastering a foreign language which are learning to read, write, and speak it.

Some of us get a little nervous about the speaking part, but as a retired social worker and teacher, I believe developing a student's confidence goes a long way toward acquiring success.

I am careful to create a supportive learning environment so your child has the best chance of experiencing learning as fun.


Grammar

Grammar is the study of the way the sentences of a language are constructed.

Phonics

Phonics is a highly successful method of teaching reading. It involves understanding how letters and sounds go together.

It also teaches how to break down words into syllables (parts) and how to recognize which syllable is accented in speech.

Armed with these skills, your child can become an independent "word detective" by learning how to "sound out" a written word to know how to pronounce it.

As a retired social worker and teacher, I believe developing a child's self-esteem and confidence, goes a long way toward success. I create a supportive learning environment, so your child has the best chance of experience learning as fun.






Proofreading

Proofreading involves combing through a work looking for any glitches. These include spaces, punctuation, spelling. This can involve comparing the final marked copy with the final trail print.

Reading

Reading is one of the four main language arts skills along with listening, speaking, and writing. It's basically a way of looking at symbols (letters, spaces, punctuation) and getting meaning from them. Reading aids vocabulary, written and spoken English skills.


Spelling

Spelling matters––no matter what subject or task is involved.

Did you know computer spell check programs often overlook misspelled words?

Without the correct formation of letters to form words, writing can be unclear leading to confusion about the topic involved.

Besides, good spelling skills are a great way to let others know you are well-educated and sincere.

But, learning spelling doesn't have to be boring. I use many fun ways to improve your spelling skills.

TOEFL

As a non-native speaker of English, studying in English at the college level can be very challenging. It's easy to feel lost and anxious.

I am an experienced and well-qualified tutor who understands these stresses. I do my best to put people at ease and encourage success. Learning can and should be fun––not a chore.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in English Education and a Masters of Social Work.



Vocabulary

The set of words within a language that are familiar to a person. Ability to communicate clearly.

Writing

Writing includes building sentences, developing paragraphs, and composing essays.

University of Louisiana @ Lafayette
Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA
Master's

Education

University of Louisiana @ Lafayette

Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA (Master's)

Connie is a very patient, competent and dependable teacher — I need help with my business writing and felt a little embarrassed and anxious about asking for and seeking help. Connie makes me feel very comfortable and I always look forward to my tutoring sessions. She recognized what areas needed improvement right away. I love working with her because she is very patient with me and makes herself readily available. ...

— Cindy , Crowley, LA on 8/26/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Semi-private rate (2 students) $30 each

Travel policy

Connie will travel within 25 miles of Lafayette, LA 70503.


About Connie

Hello and Bonjour,

As a 5-star tutor with over 100 hours at WyzAnt, I can assure quality to fit your needs––whether you're young or young-at-heart. If it's help with ACT English, TOEFL, or FRENCH, I can help! I have excellent credentials and experience, but connecting with students is another of my strengths.

I hold certification from the State of Louisiana to teach English and French. I hold a B.A. in English Education and a Master of Social Work (MSW). I have 13 years of experience teaching English for the classroom and ACT test preparation. I have never worked with a student whose score has not improved.

I have taught French as an Intern in the LSU Foreign Languages Department and travelled extensively in France where I immersed myself in the language and culture. And finally, I lived with a French couple and received the highest rating in pronunciation and speech.

As a retired social worker, I take pride in putting my students at ease and fostering self-confidence in a relaxed setting. Learning means goal-setting and follow-through, but it should be fun too.

So, there's nothing to lose since your first lesson is 100% guaranteed by WyzAnt. You get a full refund if you're not satisfied. Please feel free to contact me, and I'd be happy to talk more and answer any questions you might have.

Connie

Testimonials

"Connie is a very patient, competent and dependable teacher"

- Cindy , Crowley, LA on 8/26/14

"Fantastic Tutor"

- Yvette, Lafayette, LA on 6/19/13

"Very patient."

- Gladys, Lafayette, LA on 3/17/13
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Education

University of Louisiana @ Lafayette
Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA
Master's

Education

University of Louisiana @ Lafayette

Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Semi-private rate (2 students) $30 each

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Lafayette, LA 70503

Connie’s Subjects

Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
TOEFL
Special Needs:
Phonics
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
Grammar,
Proofreading

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.


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