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Brigitte S.

Fort Worth, TX

$65/hr

Certified Teacher, European M.A. specialized in foreign Languages

Background check passed as of 2/19/14
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Certified Teacher, European M.A. specialized in foreign Languages

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I am a German and French native speaker from Switzerland with the Texas Educator certifications for German, French and Latin. I am chair of Sister Cities International, member of ACTFL (American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages), AATG (American Association of Teachers of German) and ACL (American and Texas Classical Leagues).

My teaching method includes 'speech acts': cultural specific ways of communication and knowledge for today's global marketplace. I will help with test preparations for AP and official national and international proficiency tests.

I teach foreign language skills by keeping the student visually engaged and verbally interactive in a fun and relaxed learning environment. Having worked with newcomers with the LI program gave me a great experience and an excellent tool for teaching any second language learner.

Before I started my studies at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, I was admitted to the School of Applied Arts of Zurich. The curriculum for my Master's Degree included Math, Algebra and Calculus, Science and Latin certification (KMK Latinum), with majors in Italian language and literature, Art history and minor in History of French language. I wrote my thesis about the Self Representations of the Leaders and Advisors of the Italian Renaissance and their educational programs, that were based on the Antique sources and knowledge. During my studies, I taught French, Italian and Art at the Public High school in Switzerland and French at the Public High school in America. I home-schooled my two children through Elementary School since I wanted them to learn several languages at early age. I formed a parent group teaching German and Art classes.

Testimonials

"Amazing teacher!"

- Alexandrea, Fort Worth, TX on 5/8/12

"Latin lifesaver!"

- Margo, Arlington, TX on 8/21/13

"Awesome multitasker!"

- Michell, Grand Prairie, TX on 10/4/12

"Amazing Tutor"

- Lauren, Fort Worth, TX on 6/18/12
Math:
Prealgebra
English:
Grammar, TOEFL, Vocabulary
Language:
French,
German,
Italian,
Latin,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Phonics,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Test Preparation:
PSAT, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
French,
German,
Grammar, Italian,
Latin

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Art History

I have a Masters Degree in History of Art of Middle Ages and History of Art of Modern Times, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
My PhD Candidate Thesis is called: "Ruler Selfrepresentation between Selfrecognition and Presentation of Power in Renaissance Italy"
I have been a teacher for Art and for Art History, Preparatory high school, Wetzikon/Zurich, Switzerland.

Elementary (K-6th)

Qualification and Experience:
I hold a Preschool and Kindergarten Teacher Certification combined with After School Care (Preschool-6th). The classes and the curriculum of the certification was focused on child development psychology, the promotion of social, cognitive and motor skills by practicing Letter, shape and color recognition as well as word enrichment in the context of a theme, rhythmics and music.
I have taught at the Preschool level for three years(3-4 year olds) as a Homeroom Preschool Teacher and as Art Teacher.

Elementary Math

Master Degree University of Zurich, Switzerland. Certification as Kindergarten Teacher and Elementary after school tutoring teacher. 8 years teaching experience.

French

I am a native French speaker with a Master's Degree in History of French Language, University of Zurich, Switzerland. I also hold a Texas teacher certification for French and German and have 8 years' teaching experience as a classroom teacher for foreign language French.

German

I am a native German Speaker. I was born in Switzerland, and I am holding a Master's degree from University of Zurich, Switzerland. Since I moved to Texas, I have been asked to tutor German and I really liked teaching all the different levels. Later on I decided to obtain the Texas Teacher Certificate for German and French.

Italian

My Master's Degree from University of Zurich, Switzerland includes a Major in History of Italian Literature and in History of Italian Language. My studies included two semesters at University of Bergamo (Italy). I taught Italian at the public High School for 5 years.

Latin

I have a Texas Educator Certificate for secondary Latin and 5 years teaching experience as a public High School Teacher. I am holding a European Maturitaet/Abitur Tipe B, which includes Latin certification KMK Latinum.

Phonics

Preschool and Kindergarten Teacher Certification and After School Care Teacher (Preschool-6th) certificate. I have taught at the Preschool level for three years (3-4 year-olds) as a Preschool and Art Teacher. The Curriculum was focused on the development of social skills and the promotion of cognitive and motor skills: letter sounds, shape and color recognition, word enrichment in the context of a theme, rhythmics and music.

Prealgebra

I am holding a Master's degree from University of Zurich, Switzerland. The Classes for matriculation (eligibility to enter University) Type B included Algebra, Geometry and Math/Calculus. I have home-schooled my children and I have prepared them for AP Math/Calculus, AP World History, AP French and AP German.

Study Skills

I hold a Teacher Certification combined with After School Care and I was Classroom Teacher for 9 years. The curriculum of the certification was focused on Development psychology. It included the skills to teach social, cognitive and motor skills, how to promote confidence in one's learning style and study skills as key criteria for later success at every academic level.

Arts and Humanities
Kindergarten Teacher Certification
Other
Italian, French, Art History
Master's

Education

Arts and Humanities

Kindergarten Teacher Certification (Other)

Italian, French, Art History (Master's)

Amazing teacher! — Brigitte is THE BEST french tutor I have ever had. I had to pass 4 semesters of college french to graduate. After 2 semesters of poor grades and poor tutors, I found Brigitte on WyzAnt and she honestly saved my academic life. She helped me learn the material (even better than many of my university professors), and she was encouraging and gave me the confidence to do well. She was prepared for each ...

— Alexandrea, Fort Worth, TX on 5/8/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required If tutoring for a group is requested, a discounted rate per student on an individual case basis will be available.

Travel policy

Brigitte will travel within 30 miles of Fort Worth, TX 76104.


About Brigitte

I am a German and French native speaker from Switzerland with the Texas Educator certifications for German, French and Latin. I am chair of Sister Cities International, member of ACTFL (American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages), AATG (American Association of Teachers of German) and ACL (American and Texas Classical Leagues).

My teaching method includes 'speech acts': cultural specific ways of communication and knowledge for today's global marketplace. I will help with test preparations for AP and official national and international proficiency tests.

I teach foreign language skills by keeping the student visually engaged and verbally interactive in a fun and relaxed learning environment. Having worked with newcomers with the LI program gave me a great experience and an excellent tool for teaching any second language learner.

Before I started my studies at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, I was admitted to the School of Applied Arts of Zurich. The curriculum for my Master's Degree included Math, Algebra and Calculus, Science and Latin certification (KMK Latinum), with majors in Italian language and literature, Art history and minor in History of French language. I wrote my thesis about the Self Representations of the Leaders and Advisors of the Italian Renaissance and their educational programs, that were based on the Antique sources and knowledge. During my studies, I taught French, Italian and Art at the Public High school in Switzerland and French at the Public High school in America. I home-schooled my two children through Elementary School since I wanted them to learn several languages at early age. I formed a parent group teaching German and Art classes.

Testimonials

"Amazing teacher!"

- Alexandrea, Fort Worth, TX on 5/8/12

"Latin lifesaver!"

- Margo, Arlington, TX on 8/21/13

"Awesome multitasker!"

- Michell, Grand Prairie, TX on 10/4/12

"Amazing Tutor"

- Lauren, Fort Worth, TX on 6/18/12
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Education

Arts and Humanities
Kindergarten Teacher Certification
Other
Italian, French, Art History
Master's

Education

Arts and Humanities

Kindergarten Teacher Certification (Other)

Italian, French, Art History (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required If tutoring for a group is requested, a discounted rate per student on an individual case basis will be available.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Fort Worth, TX 76104

Brigitte’s Subjects

Math:
Prealgebra
English:
Grammar, TOEFL, Vocabulary
Language:
French,
German,
Italian,
Latin,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Phonics,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Test Preparation:
PSAT, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
French,
German,
Grammar, Italian,
Latin

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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