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Joyce H.

Joyful and Enthusiastic Spanish, ESL, and Language Arts Tutor

Joyful and Enthusiastic Spanish, ESL, and Language Arts Tutor

$40/hour

  • 355 hours tutoring

  • Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

About Joyce


Bio

I love languages, and for that reason have a Master's degree in Spanish from the University of Colorado, and a Bachelor's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from Loretto Heights College, Denver. In addition to the academics, I have significant experience of the Latin culture having traveled, lived, and worked in Spain, Mexico, and Guatemala. I taught a variety of adults, teenagers, and children in Mexico for three and a half years, which included a wide range of subjects from...

I love languages, and for that reason have a Master's degree in Spanish from the University of Colorado, and a Bachelor's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from Loretto Heights College, Denver. In addition to the academics, I have significant experience of the Latin culture having traveled, lived, and worked in Spain, Mexico, and Guatemala. I taught a variety of adults, teenagers, and children in Mexico for three and a half years, which included a wide range of subjects from basic literacy (in Spanish) to English for Mexican engineers or executives. Much of this experience was as a volunteer working in poor rural indigenous areas. Consequently, my teaching style has adapted often according to the needs, abilities, and background of the students with whom I was working. In addition, some of these situations were with small groups or one-on-one, which more closely approximates a tutoring situation. Recently, I have been a tutor for the past 5 years in the language lab and GED classroom of a local community college which has again provided contact with international students learning English, as well as American students studying Spanish or getting their GED. I truly enjoy working one-on-one or with small groups as this offers opportunities to get to know your students on a much more personal level, and they, you, as well; and to see more closely the growth and satisfaction that the learning produces in each student.


Education

Loretto Heights College
Teaching ESL
University of Colorado - Denver
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 3 miles of Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Joyce hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching/tutoring ESL for thirty years, both in the U.S. and abroad. I also have taught students from at least 30 different nations of the world. My Bachelor's degree was a B.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
Grammar,

Grammar

As an ESL teacher, I know English grammar very well. In addition, I am a published writer of creative non-fiction and poetry.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have been teaching/tutoring Spanish for over 20 years, and have a Master's degree in Spanish with a linguistics emphasis. In addition, I have lived and taught in Spanish-speaking countries for 4.5 years cumulatively, so have a very good understanding and appreciation for the culture of Hispanic communities. You can expect comprehensive and enthusiastic tutoring.
Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

As an ESL teacher, I know English grammar very well. In addition, I am a published writer of creative non-fiction and poetry.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have worked as a volunteer teaching reading using the phonics method, along with teaching the common sight word patterns. This was mostly for adult individuals who couldn't read, but I have also worked with children in phonics--both in learning to read English and Spanish.
Reading

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching/tutoring ESL for thirty years, both in the U.S. and abroad. I also have taught students from at least 30 different nations of the world. My Bachelor's degree was a B.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
Grammar,

Grammar

As an ESL teacher, I know English grammar very well. In addition, I am a published writer of creative non-fiction and poetry.
Writing,

Writing

I have been teaching/tutoring grammar and writing for international students (and American students) for over 25 years. Beyond that I am a published writer myself, so know both the common, acceptable grammar and writing for standard communication, and the exceptional variety for more creative writing.
English, Proofreading, Reading, TOEFL

History

Bible Studies

Bible Studies

My first degree was a certification in Christian Education which I earned from a Bible College in the Midwest. At this school I also took many individual classes about specific Biblical books as well as classes in Biblical History, Archeology, Anthropology, and Educational Psychology. Since that first degree in Christian Ed., I have also participated down through the years in many Bible studies in my local churches and also at various Christian conferences I have attended. All this said, one must be humble and open to hear other viewpoints in regard to teaching the Bible, as the Bible has been used to support many terrible, crazy, or well-intentioned, but erroneous ideas.

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching/tutoring ESL for thirty years, both in the U.S. and abroad. I also have taught students from at least 30 different nations of the world. My Bachelor's degree was a B.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have been teaching/tutoring Spanish for over 20 years, and have a Master's degree in Spanish with a linguistics emphasis. In addition, I have lived and taught in Spanish-speaking countries for 4.5 years cumulatively, so have a very good understanding and appreciation for the culture of Hispanic communities. You can expect comprehensive and enthusiastic tutoring.
Writing,

Writing

I have been teaching/tutoring grammar and writing for international students (and American students) for over 25 years. Beyond that I am a published writer myself, so know both the common, acceptable grammar and writing for standard communication, and the exceptional variety for more creative writing.
English, Reading

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching/tutoring ESL for thirty years, both in the U.S. and abroad. I also have taught students from at least 30 different nations of the world. My Bachelor's degree was a B.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have been teaching/tutoring Spanish for over 20 years, and have a Master's degree in Spanish with a linguistics emphasis. In addition, I have lived and taught in Spanish-speaking countries for 4.5 years cumulatively, so have a very good understanding and appreciation for the culture of Hispanic communities. You can expect comprehensive and enthusiastic tutoring.
TOEFL

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching/tutoring ESL for thirty years, both in the U.S. and abroad. I also have taught students from at least 30 different nations of the world. My Bachelor's degree was a B.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have been teaching/tutoring Spanish for over 20 years, and have a Master's degree in Spanish with a linguistics emphasis. In addition, I have lived and taught in Spanish-speaking countries for 4.5 years cumulatively, so have a very good understanding and appreciation for the culture of Hispanic communities. You can expect comprehensive and enthusiastic tutoring.
Writing,

Writing

I have been teaching/tutoring grammar and writing for international students (and American students) for over 25 years. Beyond that I am a published writer myself, so know both the common, acceptable grammar and writing for standard communication, and the exceptional variety for more creative writing.
English, Reading

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

My first degree was a certification in Christian Education which I earned from a Bible College in the Midwest. At this school I also took many individual classes about specific Biblical books as well as classes in Biblical History, Archeology, Anthropology, and Educational Psychology. Since that first degree in Christian Ed., I have also participated down through the years in many Bible studies in my local churches and also at various Christian conferences I have attended. All this said, one must be humble and open to hear other viewpoints in regard to teaching the Bible, as the Bible has been used to support many terrible, crazy, or well-intentioned, but erroneous ideas.
ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching/tutoring ESL for thirty years, both in the U.S. and abroad. I also have taught students from at least 30 different nations of the world. My Bachelor's degree was a B.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Special Needs

Phonics

Phonics

I have worked as a volunteer teaching reading using the phonics method, along with teaching the common sight word patterns. This was mostly for adult individuals who couldn't read, but I have also worked with children in phonics--both in learning to read English and Spanish.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching/tutoring ESL for thirty years, both in the U.S. and abroad. I also have taught students from at least 30 different nations of the world. My Bachelor's degree was a B.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have been teaching/tutoring Spanish for over 20 years, and have a Master's degree in Spanish with a linguistics emphasis. In addition, I have lived and taught in Spanish-speaking countries for 4.5 years cumulatively, so have a very good understanding and appreciation for the culture of Hispanic communities. You can expect comprehensive and enthusiastic tutoring.
Writing,

Writing

I have been teaching/tutoring grammar and writing for international students (and American students) for over 25 years. Beyond that I am a published writer myself, so know both the common, acceptable grammar and writing for standard communication, and the exceptional variety for more creative writing.
Reading

Test Preparation

TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (132 ratings)
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Reviews

Knowledge and patient tutor

Joyce teaches me not only English grammar, but also how the tofel exam is. She's very into this topic, and also she does her best to look for the most useful books. What I like the most about her is that she knows Spanish perfectly, so if I stack in something she explain it to me in Spanish. Just to be sure that I have understood perfectly. Her patient is very helpful although, since that I can get frustrated easily! Thanks Joyce.

Esther, 7 lessons with Joyce

Very Instructional Tutor

My daughter thought Joyce was very helpful and she got a lot out of her Spanish lesson with her. Thank you Joyce.

Suzanne, 3 lessons with Joyce

Experienced and Effective Tutor

Joyce H. is an experienced teacher who has helped me to improve fluency utilizing the Spanish language. She communicates well and is flexible with respect to structuring the lessons to focus on areas of student interest. Yet she is still able to cover the basic and necessary aspects of the language that are required to be learned for fundamental fluency. Joyce is also one of the most patient teachers I have encountered. I have learned a lot while immensely enjoying the experience. I highly recommend Joyce as a Spanish tutor.

Frank, 11 lessons with Joyce

$40/hour

Joyce H.

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