I am a certified K-12 teacher, have been teaching high school and middle school Spanish
for a decade in Arizona, Colorado, Montana, and recently relocated to Texas. My last teaching assignment was in Colorado Springs at Harrison High; before that I was at an outstanding high school currently ranked fourth in the country by US News and World Report. My experience with Spanish goes back considerably further; although I was born in the UK, I moved to Chile at the age of ten and lived there until I was sixteen. I have lived or traveled in Peru, Argentina, and Mexico as an adult. I have worked professionally as a translator/interpreter, and live in a bilingual household, so Spanish is part of my everyday life. As a result of speaking Spanish most of my life and having learned through immersion, I have native-level proficiency. However, I also understand the needs and frustrations of second-language
learners, having been in that position myself (I minored in French
). I also have experience teaching English
in a variety of settings from school-age to adult.
Not only have I been vetted and cleared for certification in AZ, CO, MT and NM, I have also passed a background check with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). That clearance allows me to teach children in the foster-care system as an approved tutor.
I pride myself on employing a variety of approaches for each concept to ensure the student thoroughly understands and can use the material, while still striving to keep my lessons engaging. I once worked as a substitute teacher in the Bozeman School District for six months; my last review by a high school student at BHS: "I learned more from you in two days than in the whole semester."
I look forward to meeting the unique needs of your student.
4 hours notice required
Group settings: please email me to discuss rates.
Cancellation with less than 4 hours notice subject to a charge equal to one-half of hourly fee, per hour cancelled.
Travels within 15 miles of Roanoke, TX 76262