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Nancy O.

Franklin, MI

$35/hr

Spanish, French and TOEFL Tutor

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Background check passed as of 3/10/14

Spanish, French and TOEFL Tutor

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My foreign language teaching background includes French with elementary and middle school students, and Spanish 1 and 2 and 4 with high school and college students.

I have worked individually with adults, teaching French and Spanish to Americans and Japanese here for work. I taught English to a Spanish speaking pharmacist who just achieved 26 on her oral TOEFL exam, as well as passing all of the other sections. I teach ESL to adults. I am presently working with another Pharmacy student looking to pass the TOEFL as well.

I enjoy tutoring because it allows my students to progress at the pace that works best for their learning style. Students can expect a warm and supportive learning environment. I pride myself on being able to identify an individual's strengths, and using them as encouraging starting points to target areas to work on. I will use your materials, review specific concerns, and augment each session with conversation practice. Additionally, I can recommend websites and materials that you may find helpful. Depending on the age of student, we can also review study skills.

About me: I love traveling and learning about foreign cultures. I've traveled extensively to French and Spanish speaking countries, most recently to Costa Rica and Ecuador. I also have a background in nature photography.

I meet my students at Baldwin Library in Birmingham and Farmington Hills Library on 12 Mile Road near Orchard Lake.

Testimonials

"Great, very flexible tutor"

- Tim, Farmington, MI on 10/7/14

"Great TOEFL Tutor"

- Cami, Franklin, MI on 10/4/14
English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
Spanish,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL,
French,
Reading, Spanish,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
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.

Elementary (K-6th)

Initially I was a special education teacher working with students with a variety of diagnosed learning disabilities, both in public schools and private clinics. As a teacher certified through grade 9 in a variety of subjects, I have successfully taught students writing, reading skills, and foreign language.

ESL/ESOL

My student who is a pharmacist just reached the level of proficiency required by her professional licensing board in Michigan. We have been using materials developed for individuals taking the TOEFL exam, working on pronunciation, speaking to subject, both un-timed and timed, as well as writing skills.

French

French is interesting, especially when you realize how much of the vocabulary is part of the English language. Although it sometimes appears to be difficult to pronounce, there is a lot of online exposure to French and with regular listening, repetition, and coaching, it can become familiar quickly, so that basic sentences can be utilized in a conversation. My goal as a teacher is to have my students feel comfortable trying out their language skills as quickly as possible, and to make the grammar easy to understand.

Spanish

Students prefer to cover the material they are required to learn for class, so that is where we start. In addition, I have students use their oral language while we are working, to lessen what is generally the most anxiety producing. I always compare and contrast Spanish and English grammar as students are not always sure of English grammar and that can be a handicap as they move forward in Spanish.

Study Skills

As an elementary school trained teacher, organizational skills have always been a key part of my teaching strategy in order for students to manage the increasing complexity of their school subjects. We discuss motivation and planning, as both have to be included for any student to be successful with class work.

McGill University
Psychology, Teaching
Michigan State University
Master's
Wayne State University
Graduate Coursework

Education

McGill University (Psychology, Teaching)

Michigan State University (Master's)

Wayne State University (Graduate Coursework)

Great, very flexible tutor — Nancy has been tutoring my son in Spanish II /III over the last year. She thoroughly reviews the study materials in their study sessions, offers lots of positive encouragement, and has been very flexible with her availability. Overall she has been a big benefit in helping my son understand the Spanish language. ...

— Tim, Farmington, MI on 10/7/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Nancy will travel within 10 miles of Franklin, MI 48025.


About Nancy

My foreign language teaching background includes French with elementary and middle school students, and Spanish 1 and 2 and 4 with high school and college students.

I have worked individually with adults, teaching French and Spanish to Americans and Japanese here for work. I taught English to a Spanish speaking pharmacist who just achieved 26 on her oral TOEFL exam, as well as passing all of the other sections. I teach ESL to adults. I am presently working with another Pharmacy student looking to pass the TOEFL as well.

I enjoy tutoring because it allows my students to progress at the pace that works best for their learning style. Students can expect a warm and supportive learning environment. I pride myself on being able to identify an individual's strengths, and using them as encouraging starting points to target areas to work on. I will use your materials, review specific concerns, and augment each session with conversation practice. Additionally, I can recommend websites and materials that you may find helpful. Depending on the age of student, we can also review study skills.

About me: I love traveling and learning about foreign cultures. I've traveled extensively to French and Spanish speaking countries, most recently to Costa Rica and Ecuador. I also have a background in nature photography.

I meet my students at Baldwin Library in Birmingham and Farmington Hills Library on 12 Mile Road near Orchard Lake.

Testimonials

"Great, very flexible tutor"

- Tim, Farmington, MI on 10/7/14

"Great TOEFL Tutor"

- Cami, Franklin, MI on 10/4/14

Education

McGill University
Psychology, Teaching
Michigan State University
Master's
Wayne State University
Graduate Coursework

Education

McGill University (Psychology, Teaching)

Michigan State University (Master's)

Wayne State University (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Franklin, MI 48025

Nancy’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
Spanish,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL,
French,
Reading, Spanish,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
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.


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