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Jenna L.

Spanish Teacher with PhD and 5+ Years Experience

Ann Arbor, MI (48104)

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I am a Spanish teacher with over five years experience at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels of instruction. I have taught native and heritage speakers, as well as students with severe learning disabilities. I excel at connecting the student to the material, contextualizing grammar, developing individualized study techniques to enhance learning and performance while reducing student stress and anxiety.

Additionally, I have worked, interpreted and translated in professional, legal, and medical settings should students be interested in a more subject or discipline-focused use of Spanish.

Other facts you may be interested to know about me:

I recently completed my PhD from The University of Chicago. My research focuses on literary and film narrative from post-Revolutionary Cuba.

Education: PhD and MA from the University of Chicago, BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I also earned a certificate in teaching from the University of Chicago with a specialization in second-language learning and teaching of Romance languages.

International experience: long-term study in Cuba, Spain, Puerto Rico; short-term travel in Argentina, Peru, Uruguay

Other languages: Brazilian Portuguese, French

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I received a BA in Spanish with highest honors from the The University of Illinois in 2006.

I also received an MA in Romance Languages and Literatures (Spanish) from The University of Chicago in 2008.

I have a Certificate in Teaching from The University Chicago, which I earned in 2012, and a PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures (Spanish), also from The University of Chicago in 2014.

I have more than 5 years of teaching Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced Spanish language, Spanish and Latin American culture, literature and film (at the High School and University level).

I have over 4 years of experience working/volunteering in medical and legal Spanish.

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Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Spanish, English)

University of Chicago (Master's)

University of Chicago (PhD)

Excellent Tutor — Jenna is an excellent tutor in so many ways - always prepared, always clear in her explanations, clear PowerPoint presentations, and at the level perfect for us. She is the best tutor for Spanish I have ever had and I recommend her highly. ...

— Karen from Ann Arbor, MI on 3/18/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I require at least a 24 hour notice if a scheduled session is to be cancelled. I charge a 50% late cancellation fee.

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Jenna will travel within 25 miles of Ann Arbor, MI 48104.

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