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Arlette S.

Manassas, VA

$50/hr

English and Spanish teacher with many years of experience and love.

Background check passed as of 6/14/12
Usually responds after +3 days

English and Spanish teacher with many years of experience and love.

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I have been teaching English for 35 years so far. I started when I was very young and I still have the same passion for education and instruction. I hold a master's degree in the teaching of literature in English. I also speak, read and write Spanish. Having taught in public schools both in Venezuela and in America, and having taught people of different ages, 5 through 68, has prepared me to teach any individual who needs my help in any of the two languages that I know. I am a very patient woman who has learned with time and through studies that everybody cannot be taught the same. Individual differences are very important to me in order to adapt my class plans to my students needs.

I am available to teach considering your schedule and your availability. So please, contact me!

This is a summary of my experience:
- 23 years teaching at Simon Bolivar High School as an English as a foreign language teacher in Caracas, Venezuela
- 15 years teaching at PDVSA, Venezuela’s oil industry.(Part while teaching in high-school)as an English instructor to their managers and employees. I owned the company that taught these students.
- I taught for 3 years in Prince William County Schools, Manassas, Virginia as an ESL Teacher.
- I taught for 1 year at a D.C. charter school as an ELL teacher. (English Language Learner)
- I taught Spanish for 2 years at different elementary schools in NOVA.
- I have been teaching for 1 year and a half at a private college preparing international ELL young adult students.
- I have taught private Spanish lessons to children and adults.

My method of teaching will be chosen depending on the type of learner I have. Using the theory of multiple intelligences I will choose hands on activities, visuals, educational instruments and those strategies that involve the use of implements that my student will benefit from. My goal is to keep the student interested to ensure that the learning can be a lasting one. I will use what is called total physical response. If my learner is a visual one, I will use realia to help her or him retain more knowledge, using magazines, newspaper images, flashcards, etc. If my learner is more of an auditory kind I will use what involves his sense of hearing to help him or her remember. It will all depend on whether it is vocabulary, sentence structures, verb tenses, speaking, reading, listening, and writing. I will evaluate the needs of my student in order to adapt to his or her needs.

English:
ESL/ESOL,
Literature, Proofreading, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish,
Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Proofreading, 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.

ESL/ESOL

This is the teaching of English to students whose native language is not English and who are currently living in an English speaking country. They need to learn the language while interacting and acting in a society that speaks English with different purposes: academically, to work or to live in that society to be an active part of it.

Spanish

Learning Spanish as a foreign language means learning it in a context where it is not the native language of that country. People will speak another language than Spanish. To learn to speak, listen, read, and write it will require a lot of exercise and practice. Depending on the needs of the learners the lessons will concentrate mostly on learning how to communicate their ideas and basic needs to survive in a Spanish speaking country. As the level advances and the learners needs become more consistent with a solid learning of Spanish, the learner will be taught more complicated skills such as the learning of idioms, structures, literature, and so on.

Arlette’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Arlette. View all of Arlette’s resources

Every time people are asked to read a short story or novel they feel as if they don't have enough time to finish it. But key words, those words that give shape to the story's mood or tone, will help you enjoy much more the story or novel you are reading. So start by identifying if the story is about love, feelings or relationships. Identify the direction the story or novel tends to take and... read more

Libertador Pedagogical University of Venezuela
Libertador Pedagogical University of Venezuela
Master's

Education

Libertador Pedagogical University of Venezuela

Libertador Pedagogical University of Venezuela (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Arlette will travel within 20 miles of Manassas, VA 20111.


About Arlette

I have been teaching English for 35 years so far. I started when I was very young and I still have the same passion for education and instruction. I hold a master's degree in the teaching of literature in English. I also speak, read and write Spanish. Having taught in public schools both in Venezuela and in America, and having taught people of different ages, 5 through 68, has prepared me to teach any individual who needs my help in any of the two languages that I know. I am a very patient woman who has learned with time and through studies that everybody cannot be taught the same. Individual differences are very important to me in order to adapt my class plans to my students needs.

I am available to teach considering your schedule and your availability. So please, contact me!

This is a summary of my experience:
- 23 years teaching at Simon Bolivar High School as an English as a foreign language teacher in Caracas, Venezuela
- 15 years teaching at PDVSA, Venezuela’s oil industry.(Part while teaching in high-school)as an English instructor to their managers and employees. I owned the company that taught these students.
- I taught for 3 years in Prince William County Schools, Manassas, Virginia as an ESL Teacher.
- I taught for 1 year at a D.C. charter school as an ELL teacher. (English Language Learner)
- I taught Spanish for 2 years at different elementary schools in NOVA.
- I have been teaching for 1 year and a half at a private college preparing international ELL young adult students.
- I have taught private Spanish lessons to children and adults.

My method of teaching will be chosen depending on the type of learner I have. Using the theory of multiple intelligences I will choose hands on activities, visuals, educational instruments and those strategies that involve the use of implements that my student will benefit from. My goal is to keep the student interested to ensure that the learning can be a lasting one. I will use what is called total physical response. If my learner is a visual one, I will use realia to help her or him retain more knowledge, using magazines, newspaper images, flashcards, etc. If my learner is more of an auditory kind I will use what involves his sense of hearing to help him or her remember. It will all depend on whether it is vocabulary, sentence structures, verb tenses, speaking, reading, listening, and writing. I will evaluate the needs of my student in order to adapt to his or her needs.

Education

Libertador Pedagogical University of Venezuela
Libertador Pedagogical University of Venezuela
Master's

Education

Libertador Pedagogical University of Venezuela

Libertador Pedagogical University of Venezuela (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Manassas, VA 20111

Arlette’s Subjects

English:
ESL/ESOL,
Literature, Proofreading, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish,
Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Proofreading, 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.


Arlette’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Arlette. View all of Arlette’s resources

Every time people are asked to read a short story or novel they feel as if they don't have enough time to finish it. But key words, those words that give shape to the story's mood or tone, will help you enjoy much more the story or novel you are reading. So start by identifying if the story is about love, feelings or relationships. Identify the direction the story or novel tends to take and... read more


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