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I hold Massachusetts Department of Education certification in Spanish and I have been a public school teacher for 12 years. I received my Bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts Boston, majoring in Russian with a minor in History. I am currently in a Master of Education program, specializing in Curriculum & Instruction. I taught middle school French and Spanish for 10 years and I currently teach high school Spanish. I have taught high school Russian and I have been an MCAS tutor for both English Language Arts and Math. I was also a volunteer teacher of English as a Second Language for adults, and I worked as a teaching assistant in an elementary bilingual program (English and Spanish).
As a public school teacher, I understand the foreign language curriculum and what you need to be successful in class. I also know how to break it down, make it easy to understand and fun to learn. When I work with a student one on one, great things can be accomplished in a short time. You will have a teacher who knows the curriculum, but have my enthusiastic and undivided attention. I enjoy tutoring and have tutored Spanish, French, Russian, writing and math. I look forward to working with you helping you succeed!
I majored in Russian at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, graduating in 1992. I received the "Distinction in Russian" award for having the highest GPA in my major. I can submit transcripts to verify this information.
Patient, encouraging, very smart, multi-language professional instructor. — Barbara has been tutoring me in French, Spanish, and soon Russian. She brings a technical and professional teaching background to the lessons by providing complete, simple and educated help. She's genuine, personable, accommodating, and very encouraging. She's prepared, listens well, and treats each lesson as a well-defined time of learning that isn't rushed or treated lightly. You feel as tho ...
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