PROMOTIONAL RATES FOR KIDS IN 2014! I am a College-level tutor who trained diplomats using efficient European and American methods. I get the fastest results for Adults and Kids. I am a professional private tutor with 26 years' experience, expert in English, French, Italian, and Humanities. I earned an MA with coursework at Georgetown U. and George Washington U. (European Studies, International Business), and a BA in languages & cultures (English, French, Italian). I have trained adults and children in the United States and Europe. As a college-level teacher I trained Washington D.C. diplomats; I worked for Open University Business School (Great Britain) and the University of Texas; and I managed international business projects.
Intensive Immersion 4-hour Courses are currently offered only through WyzAnt. You and/or your child will learn easily and fast in any of these subjects: English, ESL/ESOL, ACT, SAT, TOEFL, French, Italian, Reading, Writing, Literature, Grammar, Public Speaking, Proofreading, Vocabulary, Psychology, Geography, Business, Marketing, American and European History, Classics, Bible Studies, and Arts/painting. I have also tutored GT kids in humanities, and have provided in-home tutoring covering a variety of schooling needs and requirements. Recently I've added an intensive ADHD course based on the same European method that has proven very successful.
For those studying ENGLISH/ FRENCH / ITALIAN: learn communication skills and how to understand complex texts with minimum hours of face-to-face study. Contact me for a free 30-min. consultation prior to beginning lessons.
Fees vary between $35/h-$55/h for basic immersion for kids and adults. Fees differ based on students' levels and goals.
The advantages of choosing these European-method intensive immersion courses offered only through WyzAnt are: personalized diplomatic-style lessons structured for fast results (no boring drills); pleasant classical materials, contemporary sources, and holistic approach to learning; flexible availability M-Sun 7AM-10PM; 30 min free prior consultation; all materials are included in the fee; promotional courses for kids.
Language immersion tutoring is truly effective and much faster than traditional methods. An immersion program typically involves shortcuts to grammatical comprehension; in-depth analysis through media articles, movies, TV documentaries, and literature; and exercises designed to fit educational interests as selected by the student.
Unlike most teachers, I work exclusively as a private tutor, thus I offer superior flexibility to fit your busy schedules. I am a European tutor (U.S. citizen since 1997) with extensive overseas background in Italy and France. My U.S. English, French, and Italian skills were assessed as academic-standard/native accents and grammar.
I have a Master of Arts degree in International Affairs, European Studies, and Business from the Elliott School of international affairs, GWU Washington, DC; international studies coursework at Georgetown University Washington, D.C. (entry and exit exams in Italian and French). I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Teaching and Philology from the University of Bucharest, Romania; Language and cultural studies at The Italian Center (Naples, Italy) and The French School/France Language (Nice, France). Cultural study in Quebec, Canada. Besides being a private tutor for 26 years, I have also worked as a simultaneous/conference interpreter, translator of books and lecturer at Open University Business School (British distance education college); English translator of novels by Anita Brookner, Philip Roth, Barbara Cartland, Janet Dailey, etc. I am passionate about arts, and have also been trained in classical painting at the National Academy of Arts, New York City.
NEW: European method intensive ADHD course offered to students aged 5-16.
"My 9-year-old son Brian was on an ADHD medicine since his public school recommended he be medicated, and the local doctors supported this with the prescription. Upon the very first class, Gabriela ran some educational tests and assessed Brian who disclosed his frustrations, ambitions, his favorite school subjects. From that moment on, Brian has not been taking the ADHD medicine. His mother and I have done years of research and have experimented with diet and discipline to manage Brian's behavior, however we experienced more growth in Brian after we started Gabriela’s program where he is making great advancements in both his English and French as well as in his self-control and manners and his behavior. I am genuinely thrilled to have Brian enrolled in this intensive European-method program." --Jon B from Coppell, TX on 3/18/2014
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