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Bethany G.

Scranton, PA

$30/hr

Flexible and Fun Francophone!

Background check passed as of 4/28/14
Usually responds in about 2 days

Flexible and Fun Francophone!

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My motto in life is: "Spend less time complaining, more time creating!"

EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND:

I graduated magna cum laude from Muhlenberg College in 2010. There, I was a member of the Alpha Mu Gamma foreign language society and I held a position as French Club Secretary. I volunteered as a math & reading tutor at Casa Guadalupe after-school program, working with underprivileged, inner-city students. I brought my love for creative writing to life as the Editor-in-Chief of Kalliope, M'berg's foreign language literary journal, and as a contributor to Muses, their creative arts journal.

I studied abroad in Paris through CIEE’s Critical Studies program in the spring semester of 2009. During this amazing experience, I was fortunate to be able to take a 3rd year comparative literature course at the Sorbonne.

I completed Master's-level course work in psychology, pedagogy, & teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) at Marywood University from 2011-2012.

TESOL:

I have ample experience working with international students. My family has taken in French and Spanish exchange students regularly for ten years now. My parents recently housed a Korean exchange student for the school year, and I was also an active member of Marywood's International Club. I have many French, Middle Eastern, South American, and African friends. I know how to interpret for, communicate with, understand, and make myself understood by internationals, even when I don't speak their native tongue. I am, however, fluent in French, I possess an intermediate knowledge of Spanish, and I speak basic Italian and Arabic.

GENERAL TEACHING PHILOSOPHY:

Creativity is the sky in which my spirit circles, the sun for my planet’s orbit. Former students have told me that I inspire a love for learning.

I have had numerous classes in and experiences with differentiating instruction. The more my students employ their own unique learning styles, the better. I equip them with tools and training while guiding them through their individual learning processes, encouraging their own epiphanies, or "ah-ha! moments," along the way. I am a firm believer in Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences, and I apply this to all of my work.

As a teacher, I provide a structured environment and thorough lesson planning. In my work as a child therapist, I have found that the younger the age of the child, the more routines and structure are required. However, I don’t get tripped up by changes in the plan; I am able to readily adapt to any situation.

I find 5 areas in which I excel: thorough subject knowledge, adaptability, creativity, patience, and “withitness” to be the strongest indicators of a good teacher.

I believe that all students are intelligent, just in varied ways. Whether a student exhibits linguistic, logical-mathematical, musical, bodily-kinesthetic, spatial, interpersonal, intrapersonal, natural intelligence, or a combination of several of these, ALL students have the ability to learn. Every instructor should PRESUME intelligence; it is their responsibility to create lessons, activities, materials, and to make any necessary adaptations in order to facilitate the learning process.

I find that, particularly during the first few sessions, delivering a learning styles assessment, researching all available materials and avenues, and checking often for comprehension are essential strategies for tutoring.

I would love to get to know you!

Testimonials

"Very Patient and Professional!"

- Linda, Archbald, PA on 7/7/14
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, French, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, French, Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Muhlenberg College, Allentown
French, English, Education
Marywood University, Scranton, PA
Graduate Coursework

Education

Muhlenberg College, Allentown (French, English, Education)

Marywood University, Scranton, PA (Graduate Coursework)

Very Patient and Professional! — Bethany is very good at determining the root cause of learning difficulties and assigning the appropriate tasks to work through them. She is patient and thorough and has proven to be an indispensable resource. So glad we found her! ...

— Linda, Archbald, PA on 7/7/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Bethany will travel within 30 miles of Scranton, PA 18508.


About Bethany

My motto in life is: "Spend less time complaining, more time creating!"

EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND:

I graduated magna cum laude from Muhlenberg College in 2010. There, I was a member of the Alpha Mu Gamma foreign language society and I held a position as French Club Secretary. I volunteered as a math & reading tutor at Casa Guadalupe after-school program, working with underprivileged, inner-city students. I brought my love for creative writing to life as the Editor-in-Chief of Kalliope, M'berg's foreign language literary journal, and as a contributor to Muses, their creative arts journal.

I studied abroad in Paris through CIEE’s Critical Studies program in the spring semester of 2009. During this amazing experience, I was fortunate to be able to take a 3rd year comparative literature course at the Sorbonne.

I completed Master's-level course work in psychology, pedagogy, & teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) at Marywood University from 2011-2012.

TESOL:

I have ample experience working with international students. My family has taken in French and Spanish exchange students regularly for ten years now. My parents recently housed a Korean exchange student for the school year, and I was also an active member of Marywood's International Club. I have many French, Middle Eastern, South American, and African friends. I know how to interpret for, communicate with, understand, and make myself understood by internationals, even when I don't speak their native tongue. I am, however, fluent in French, I possess an intermediate knowledge of Spanish, and I speak basic Italian and Arabic.

GENERAL TEACHING PHILOSOPHY:

Creativity is the sky in which my spirit circles, the sun for my planet’s orbit. Former students have told me that I inspire a love for learning.

I have had numerous classes in and experiences with differentiating instruction. The more my students employ their own unique learning styles, the better. I equip them with tools and training while guiding them through their individual learning processes, encouraging their own epiphanies, or "ah-ha! moments," along the way. I am a firm believer in Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences, and I apply this to all of my work.

As a teacher, I provide a structured environment and thorough lesson planning. In my work as a child therapist, I have found that the younger the age of the child, the more routines and structure are required. However, I don’t get tripped up by changes in the plan; I am able to readily adapt to any situation.

I find 5 areas in which I excel: thorough subject knowledge, adaptability, creativity, patience, and “withitness” to be the strongest indicators of a good teacher.

I believe that all students are intelligent, just in varied ways. Whether a student exhibits linguistic, logical-mathematical, musical, bodily-kinesthetic, spatial, interpersonal, intrapersonal, natural intelligence, or a combination of several of these, ALL students have the ability to learn. Every instructor should PRESUME intelligence; it is their responsibility to create lessons, activities, materials, and to make any necessary adaptations in order to facilitate the learning process.

I find that, particularly during the first few sessions, delivering a learning styles assessment, researching all available materials and avenues, and checking often for comprehension are essential strategies for tutoring.

I would love to get to know you!

Testimonials

"Very Patient and Professional!"

- Linda, Archbald, PA on 7/7/14
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Education

Muhlenberg College, Allentown
French, English, Education
Marywood University, Scranton, PA
Graduate Coursework

Education

Muhlenberg College, Allentown (French, English, Education)

Marywood University, Scranton, PA (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Scranton, PA 18508

Bethany’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, French, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
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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