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Stef D.

Huntsville, AL

$50/hour

Experienced and Engaging Spanish and Study Skills Tutor

In-person lessons

$50/Hour


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Williams College (Williamstown, MA)
Spanish PoliSci
Quinnipaic University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Williams College (Williamstown, MA) (Spanish PoliSci)

Quinnipaic University (Graduate Coursework)

About Stef

As a recent and former Head of a Middle School, secondary school teacher and administrator, and as a long-term Spanish teacher in both middle and secondary schools, I am passionate about helping students not only to acquire Spanish skills, but to learn essential and effective study skills and gain confidence in themselves as students and as people. With very strong content-area knowledge, I have helped prepare students for the most rigorous high school and college-level Spanish language courses, as well as taught students the most effective study and learning techniques that support their learning and performance in all academic areas.

In my 18 plus years of experience as a tutor and a teacher (with significant experience in one-on-one settings), I believe in creating engaging and effective lessons that teach students how to become successful, independent learners. I believe as a teacher in building mutually respectful relationships, and with empowering the family by providing strategies to best support their child's continued learning and improvement in a given academic area. As I work with students, I see their confidence, knowledge, and skill sets improve, and they see their results improve in school with learning strategies they can apply to any subject area. Lastly, I also very much believe in balancing the hard work of learning with fun and a sense of humor and connection to everyday life.
As a recent and former Head of a Middle School, secondary school teacher and administrator, and as a long-term Spanish teacher in both middle and secondary schools, I am passionate about helping students not only to acquire Spanish skills, but to learn essential and effective study skills and gain confidence in themselves as students and as Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Huntsville, AL 35802
In-person lessons
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
History:
Political Science
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Handwriting,
Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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.

Handwriting

In my capacity as a Head of Middle School and teacher and tutor, I have worked with students with diagnosed dysgraphia (and lesser but nonetheless frustrating issues) to practice strategies to improve legibility and comprehensibility of their handwriting. I have used apps, games, essential interventions,best practices and other creative and fun approaches to help students to learn proper grip, seating, and approach to penmanship and handwriting.

Public Speaking

Over the span of 7 years, I directed the 8th grade graduation requirement of a 5-7 minute public speaking presentation for each student. I tutored each of the 8th graders individually for 7 years to make their public speaking presentation in front of an audience that varied from 160-230 people. I also oversaw the public speaking curriculum for the 7th graders at our school.

Spanish

Spanish teacher for 15 years to students in levels 1-5 of high school Spanish.

Study Skills

As Head of Middle School, I managed and updated the IEPS of many students, actively engaging learning specialists, students, and families in devising and applying highly personalized learning strategies.
As a Spanish teacher and advisor, I worked one-on-one with hundreds of students and used my knowledge to impart specific strategies and study skills for students to learn successfully and over the long term, both in assessment prep and content and acquisition.

Williams College (Williamstown, MA)
Spanish PoliSci
Quinnipaic University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Williams College (Williamstown, MA) (Spanish PoliSci)

Quinnipaic University (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Stef will travel within 10 miles of Huntsville, AL 35802.