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Leigh P.

Cottondale, AL

$30/hour

15-year Certified Veteran Teacher. Experience in Multiple Subjects.

Background check passed as of 6/30/16
4.6 average from 19 ratings
Understanding and Patient!
— Tina, Tuscaloosa, AL on 11/11/16

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University of Montevallo
Spanish and ESL
University of AL @ Birmingham (UAB)
Master's

Education

University of Montevallo (Spanish and ESL)

University of AL @ Birmingham (UAB) (Master's)

About Leigh

I am a certified teacher with 15 years of experience teaching Spanish, as well as 4 years experience teaching English Language Learners. I also spent one year as an inclusion teacher to the Learning-Disabled. I am well-versed in the use of special materials and methods.

While I am proficient in all areas of language and language learning, I excel at vocabulary, spelling, reading, writing, and grammar; I also enjoy teaching and helping students practice good study/organizational strategies.

Having taught and tutored students from ages 8-75 I believe that I can provide any manner of help that a student is in need of. I enjoy watching the personal and academic growth that comes from one-on-one attention.

Additionally, I have taught online for both EF International Schools, and the University of Alabama ACCESS program for under-served students in rural communities.

If you feel that my qualifications, skills, and experience could help you reach your personal and academic goals please contact me here, through the Wyzant website. I look forward to speaking with you.

Degrees in: Spanish, English/ESL/ESOL/TESOL/TEFL

Specialize in teaching: Spanish Language, Geography, and Culture; Vocabulary; Spelling; Grammar; Reading; Writing; and Study/Learning/Organizational Strategies
I am a certified teacher with 15 years of experience teaching Spanish, as well as 4 years experience teaching English Language Learners. I also spent one year as an Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Cottondale, AL 35453
Background Check: Passed

"Understanding and Patient!"

- Tina, Tuscaloosa, AL on 11/11/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor. Excellent! Highly Recommend!"

- Billy, Tuscaloosa, AL on 10/14/16
Music:
Music Theory
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish, TOEFL
History:
Geography
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Homeschool, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

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

I have completed a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish, and a Master's Degree in ESL. I have 15-years teaching experience and tutoring. I am a lover of languages (I am trying to teach myself German). I have traveled to 5 different countries. I love helping people reach their personal goals.

Phonics

Being a certified teacher of both a foreign language (Spanish), as well as of English-as-a Second Language (ESL/ESOL/TESOL/TEFL), I have above-average proficiency in teaching the phonetic components of language, as well as helping students recognize, form, and articulate these sounds on their own through the use of charts, mirrors, etc..

Understanding the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) is also part of the coursework, training, and testing to earn the degree, pass the practical assessments, and pass the Praxis exam required for state certification.

Study Skills

As a 15-year veteran teacher of Spanish, English-as-a-Second Language, and a one-year term as a Special Needs inclusion teacher, I enjoy helping students recognize their own personal strengths, and showing them how to use those to become a better-organized and more successful learner. (This can be as much help to an adult as it is to a child. Adults can learn how to use their unique abilities to improve their job performance, and even their personal lives.)

I also have a son who has been diagnosed with Dyslexia and a step-daughter on the Autism-Spectrum (likely Asperger's). Both have required me to be diligent and creative with the methods I use to help them do well in school and be successful learners overall.

University of Montevallo
Spanish and ESL
University of AL @ Birmingham (UAB)
Master's

Education

University of Montevallo (Spanish and ESL)

University of AL @ Birmingham (UAB) (Master's)

Understanding and Patient! — Leigh gets all the little issues that are part of dyslexia. She understands my son's frustration and works patiently to get through to him. Really excited to continue working with her! ...

— Tina, Tuscaloosa, AL on 11/11/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Leigh will travel within 15 miles of Cottondale, AL 35453.