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Dara S.

Greenbelt, MD

$40/hr

Experienced Bilingual Language and Education Professional

Background check passed as of 9/19/12
Usually responds in about 19 hours

Experienced Bilingual Language and Education Professional

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I am an accomplished, respected, SpanishEnglish bilingual international educator who mentors and connects people across cultures to accomplish their personal goals. I am also a versatile and experienced teacher from Pre-K to doctoral levels. My students describe me as patient, encouraging, and knowledgeable. They also appreciate that I push them to achieve their goals with my high expectations.

Regarding cultural sensitivity, I have lived in Puerto Rico (5 years), Panama (4 years) and Colombia (1 year)., and worked extensively with two universities in Ecuador which required numerous visits lasting from one week to four months. One of those stays was a Fulbright Lecturer-Researcher project (2006). In my Ecuadorian work, I evaluate and advise students writing their Master’s Theses in both Spanish and English. I also grew up in New Mexico, so I have been connected to Latino culture for most of my life. I hold a BA degree in Spanish, and I have worked as a Spanish teacher at the Junior High and High School Levels. I am a good tutor and teacher who can patiently motivate my students.

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish,
Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, 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.

English

I have a strong background in English, especially in American, English, multicultural and world literature. I also have a strong background in teaching writing and grammar. My teaching experience is varied, and I have taught ESL to all age groups from Pre-K to adult. I have also served as a writing coach for undergraduate and master's students.

ESL/ESOL

I have been working in the field of ESL/ESOL for more than 20 years. I have taught students on all age levels from Pre-kindergartners to Master's students. I specialize in reading and writing, but I also enjoy teaching speaking and listening. Please contact me because I would be a good tutor for your family member.

Spanish

I am a certified Spanish teacher, who is fluent in Spanish. I have lived and worked for many years in countries where Spanish is the main language. I grew up in New Mexico, but I didn't learn to speak Spanish until I was in college and went to Colombia for a study abroad program.

Writing

I am an experienced and enthusiastic academic writing coach. I have taught at the undergraduate and graduate level. I have taught Essay Writing,Report Writing and Academic and Scholarly Writing. I have worked in the United States and abroad.

Dara’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 Dara. View all of Dara’s resources

      There are many ways that teachers, tutors and students can keep their brains sharp over long breaks.  The first way is to find interesting websites that can help you to stimulate your vocabulary learning, reading, and other subject areas. The second way is to try to build and track your own reading speed. A third way is to visit your public library in order... read more

Antioch University
West Virginia University
Master's
West Virginia University
EdD

Education

Antioch University

West Virginia University (Master's)

West Virginia University (EdD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Dara will travel within 20 miles of Greenbelt, MD 20770.


About Dara

I am an accomplished, respected, SpanishEnglish bilingual international educator who mentors and connects people across cultures to accomplish their personal goals. I am also a versatile and experienced teacher from Pre-K to doctoral levels. My students describe me as patient, encouraging, and knowledgeable. They also appreciate that I push them to achieve their goals with my high expectations.

Regarding cultural sensitivity, I have lived in Puerto Rico (5 years), Panama (4 years) and Colombia (1 year)., and worked extensively with two universities in Ecuador which required numerous visits lasting from one week to four months. One of those stays was a Fulbright Lecturer-Researcher project (2006). In my Ecuadorian work, I evaluate and advise students writing their Master’s Theses in both Spanish and English. I also grew up in New Mexico, so I have been connected to Latino culture for most of my life. I hold a BA degree in Spanish, and I have worked as a Spanish teacher at the Junior High and High School Levels. I am a good tutor and teacher who can patiently motivate my students.

Education

Antioch University
West Virginia University
Master's
West Virginia University
EdD

Education

Antioch University

West Virginia University (Master's)

West Virginia University (EdD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Greenbelt, MD 20770

Dara’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish,
Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, 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.


Dara’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 Dara. View all of Dara’s resources

      There are many ways that teachers, tutors and students can keep their brains sharp over long breaks.  The first way is to find interesting websites that can help you to stimulate your vocabulary learning, reading, and other subject areas. The second way is to try to build and track your own reading speed. A third way is to visit your public library in order... read more


Background Check Status for Dara S.

Dara S. passed a background check on 9/19/12. The check was ordered by Dara through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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