New Mexico State University
Looking to add students for the winter break! Can I help your child focus on a specific area during their school break? Do you want to brush up on Spanish or English extensively for 2 to 4 weeks? My availability will be quite flexible between Dec. 15th and Jan. 6th. I prefer to tutor Monday through Friday between 8:00 and 7:00 as well as Saturday mornings.
Hello! I am a former high school Spanish teacher who has discovered that I much prefer smaller group settings or one-on-one. Knowing a second language is a must in today's society and I also include ESL tutoring in my subjects. I took 5 years of Spanish in public school and more in college, and could write Spanish and speak simple Spanish phrases, but really could not converse or understand spoken Spanish. I attended a 2 week immersion program in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and was amazed at how the immersion experience dramatically improved my comfort level in speaking and hearing Spanish!
I would like to provide that on a smaller scale by setting up the student to understand and respond to phrases and commands. Individual problem areas will be addressed through repetition, simple explanations if needed, accompanied by real-life examples and applications. I also care a lot about giving children and adults a positive, enjoyable language learning experience. And for those who come from another country, I am extremely empathetic towards those whose first language is not English and I understand the fears, insecurities and difficulties in acquiring English. I've developed some techniques and activities designed to lessen those fears and instill confidence to go out and use English and communicate with it. I would like to tutor homeschooled as well as other students, children and adults. I will provide a discount for those who can meet more than one hour a week! I will also provide a discount if you can meet me at Mitchell Library in Palo Alto because it is only a 5 minute drive from my home! Looking to add students for the winter break! Can I help your child focus on a specific area during their school break? Do you want to brush up on Spanish or English extensively for 2 to 4 weeks? My availability will be quite flexible between Dec. 15th and Jan. 6th. I prefer to tutor Monday through Friday between 8:00 and 7:00 as well as Saturday
For small groups of 2 or more, my rate is $25/hr/individual.
I am having classes with Gretchen for English as a Second Language. Overall experience is very positive. She is very patient and dedicates a lot of effort to ensure that all the concepts are well understood. 100% recommended.
My daughter had studied with Gretchen for over 17 months. She was very knowledgeable and nice to teach. She tried to encourage my daughter to get actively involved in the writing lesson and promoted her confidence. She was very responsible so that she tried to listen to my request. She is a great teacher. Thanks a lot!!!
My daughter had her first Spanish 2 session with Gretchen this week. Grethchen did a great job of making my daughter feel comfortable and relaxed. She has a tendency to easily get nervous and concerned about what others think of her. Gretchen knew exactly what to do so my daughter could learn!
Gretchen has been teaching my son for writing, and she always shares the progress of my son, what they have done, and what is the improvement or what he needs to work on.
Also she understand kids very well, and she looks pleasant to work with kids.
My wife and I had her classes for one year before returning our country. She gave us the best class. She is always thinking to have a suitable class for our English level. We are glad to have her excellent class!
Gretchen has been my English tutor for almost 3 months, 2 hours daily. My experience was awesome! Great since the beginning; she rapidly identified my areas of improvement and prepared the classes professionally and carefully, always looking for new exercises and games to learn English. She was also very patient with me! I highly recommend Gretchen to anybody who likes to improve his English. Thank you Gretchen!!!!!
Fortunately, I found Gretchen. So far, she have been a really good tutor. She is helping me to increase my confidence in English through her well coordinated and prepared classes.
Gretchen is very kind. During our lesson, she always checks my question and encourages me to ask what I don't understand. So far, I'm very happy to find her. Thanks for your patience!
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I am very comfortable tutoring all aspects of writing. This includes grammar, spelling, word choices, and sentences structure. I will convey this to my student in a calm, patient manner.
I am very interested in helping speakers of other languages learn English. Although my experience is in teaching Spanish, French and Russian, I realize teaching ESL is quite different. But my teaching abilities and foreign language knowledge have been a big aid in ESL. I have been tutoring ESL since June 2011. I have extensive knowledge about how to teach ESL, through Internet research, reading numerous books and I have collected/developed many varied activities for learning English as a Second Language. Please let me know if I can be of help to you or your child!
I have been interested in and very competent in English grammar throughout my school and adult years. My experience is that I majored in English for a year in college and taught sophomore English for one year.
My strengths in school and work mostly involved written communication. This includes grammar, proofreading and sentence structure. I am a former teacher of high school Spanish and English as well as elementary age home-schooled students. This experience helps me to tutor the subjects patiently, calmly and with positive reinforcement.
I am very qualified to tutor reading. I am not impatient or pushy but gentle and calm in guiding my student to deciphering the words being read.
I taught 4 years of high school Spanish, 1st & 2nd year. I also have experience with small, home-schooled groups and I currently have been tutoring Spanish since June 2011. I am experienced in teaching reading, writing, speaking and listening through a variety of activities that I can gear towards the strengths and/or needs of the student.
I am very competent to tutor all aspects of writing and reading. This includes grammar, literature, proofreading, reading and writing. I briefly majored in English in college and it was my strongest subject throughout my school years.