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Louisa W.

Greeley, CO

$50/hour

Louisa W., MA (Spanish Linguistics/TESOL)

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 3/14/12

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Colorado State University
Spanish
University of Colorado
Master's

Education

Colorado State University (Spanish)

University of Colorado (Master's)

About Louisa

I have been teaching for over 30 years. I have a BA in Spanish, and an MA in Spanish and TESOL. My students have been of all ages (6-80), all levels (elementary, middle school, high school, university, and professional), and many subjects (general, test-taking, study skills, English, Spanish, ESL, TABE, bilingual education, and multicultural education). Most importantly, my tutoring is adapted to meet each student's needs. Please feel free to contact me and discuss your/your child's tutoring situation. I have been teaching for over 30 years. I have a BA in Spanish, and an MA in Spanish and TESOL. My students have been of all ages (6-80), all levels (elementary, middle school, high school, university, and professional), and many subjects (general, test-taking, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required

Groups of 2-5: $35/hour apiece Groups of 6-10: $25/hour apiece Groups of 11 & over: $20/hour apiece * If tutoring classes are held outside of travel policy area, an extra fuel cost is applied.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Greeley, CO 80634
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Test Preparation:
ACT English
Language:
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

The ACT is a standardized exam. It is designed in such a way that the questions, conditions for administering, scoring procedures, and interpretations are consistent, and are administered and scored in a predetermined, standard manner.

In addition to administering standardized testing while I taught at the K-12 level, I was also employed to grade standardized tests, and train educators how to write tests in this style. Thus, I am very good at teaching skills in taking standardized testing of all forms. I look forward to discussing the methods/tricks that will help improve your skills in this area.

Proofreading

I have taught composition skills for over 30 years. During this time I have read, highlighted errors within, and given final grades to thousands of students' papers. I have also proofread a large variety of governmental and professional items. Therefore, I am an excellent choice for your proofreading needs.

Spanish

I have both a BA in Spanish and an MA in Spanish Linguistics. I have been teaching Spanish for over 30 years - both in the USA and abroad. My students have been of all ages (6-80) and all levels (elementary, middle school, high school, university, and professional). Most importantly, my tutoring is adapted to meet each student's needs. Please feel free to contact me and discuss your/your child's tutoring situation.

Study Skills

Many times, we study the wrong material and not the items which will be evaluated on tests or necessary in our daily lives. We have all experienced the frustration and sense of defeat that goes along with this. I have taught study skills for over 30 years, and look forward to helping you learn how to identify the key information and how to retain any materials necessary. These skills are as, if not more, important than the information itself.

Equally as important in learning study skills is understanding that to be retained,the material must be processed from our short term memory to our long term memory. If not, even though acquired, the subject matter will be lost.

Once these elements of study skills are conquered, we are capable of retaining information. And this capability applies to anything at which we are trying to succeed - from school to every day life skills.

Vocabulary

The knowledge of not only a set vocabulary, but also the meanings of roots, prefixes and suffixes, is crucial to understanding, building, and mastering a language.
I have taught all of the above, both in a course entitled "Word Power" and when teaching vocabulary to those learning English.
I hope to hear from you soon regarding augmenting your vocabulary skills, thus enriching your English capabilities.

Colorado State University
Spanish
University of Colorado
Master's

Education

Colorado State University (Spanish)

University of Colorado (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Groups of 2-5: $35/hour apiece Groups of 6-10: $25/hour apiece Groups of 11 & over: $20/hour apiece * If tutoring classes are held outside of travel policy area, an extra fuel cost is applied.

Travel policy

Louisa will travel within 20 miles of Greeley, CO 80634.