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Kara F.

Steamboat Springs, CO

$50/hour

Enthusiastic and creative Spanish, French, ESL and writing tutor

Background check passed as of 3/31/16
4.9 average from 83 ratings
Lovely, Kind and Honest
— Marybell, Hoboken, NJ on 3/14/16

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Pomona College
International Relations

Education

Pomona College (International Relations)

About Kara

I am a lover of languages; with years of tutoring under my belt, I have the experience and skills to help you increase your fluency, ace that exam, or boost your confidence so you feel like a language master. I use creative tools so you can achieve your goals and make communication fun, regardless of what language you need help with or what level you are at today!

I am an enthusiastic and patient tutor, and I always bring a smile. My favorite subjects are all language-based: Spanish, French and English (including both ESL and writing skills!). I have a near-native fluency in Spanish, having lived in Peru and Argentina, and have a strong command of French after years studying both languages at the high school and university levels.

Helping a student to achieve her goals is my objective when I meet with a client, whether to improve grades in school, gain fluency in a language before a business trip, or to ace an upcoming exam. I enjoy creating flexible lesson plans that fit to each individual student and have proven skills in helping students acquire confidence in or mastery of a foreign language.

Contact me at any time – I can't wait to meet you!
I am a lover of languages; with years of tutoring under my belt, I have the experience and skills to help you increase your fluency, ace that exam, or boost your confidence so you feel like a language master. I use creative tools so you can achieve your goals and make communication fun, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Background Check: Passed

"Lovely, Kind and Honest"

- Marybell, Hoboken, NJ on 3/14/16

"Kind and patient"

- Misako, Fort Lee, NJ on 5/27/16

"Kara established a great rapport with my daughter right away. An excellent first session. More to continue ."

- Airam, New York, NY on 4/20/16

"Organized, Knowledgeable, and Likable"

- Suzane, New York, NY on 4/18/16
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
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.

English

I have the experience and skills to help you understand your reading assignments or write an amazing essay. As an editor for my college newspaper, I helped younger students improve their writing on a week-to-week basis. We worked on overall structure and balance of their articles as well as sentence-level grammar and vocabulary use. In addition, I have worked with students, both native and non-native English speakers, on improving their reading skills through personalized comprehension exercises. Over the years I've worked with students of all ages on writing and reading comprehension and am comfortable with any level. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you need help with English today!

ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker holding a TEFL degree from Oxford Seminars and with experience teaching English as a Second Language at all levels. I was an English Teaching Assistant in Peru for most of 2015, where I worked with ESL students on grammar, pronunciation, spoken and written fluency, as well as preparation for tests like the TOEFL and the IELTS. I led a conversation class and helped students prepare for international exams among other responsibilities in the classroom. I also taught with OpenEnglish for a few months and am comfortable teaching students online in addition to in-person meetings. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you want to improve your English today!

French

I am a lover of languages; with years of tutoring under my belt, I have the experience and skills to help you increase your fluency or ace that exam. I've lived in France briefly as well as traveling to various French-speaking countries, so I have knowledge of both linguistic and cultural differences throughout "le monde francophone." I've taken college-level courses at Pomona College in California and passed the SAT 2 Subject test French with Listening with a score of 740. In addition to knowledge of French grammar and the skills to help you learn to use it in practice, I am comfortable tutoring for exams such as the SAT subject test and the AP language & culture exam. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you want to improve your French today!

Grammar

I am a lover of languages; with years of tutoring under my belt, I have the experience and skills to help you improve your grammar or ace that exam. In addition to an intricate knowledge of English grammar in a native-speaker setting, I have experience tutoring for tests like the TOEFL and the IELTS exam for non-native English speakers. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you want to improve your English grammar today!

Reading

I've tutored elementary and middle school reading for both high-achieving students and for those who are having a harder time. For children who don't like to read, I'm confident they just haven't found the right books yet. This is where I begin with my students and the best way to build interest and then confidence in their reading skills.

Spanish

I've tutored Spanish students at all levels and can help you improve your fluency or get ahead with homework starting today! I've lived in Argentina and Peru and have a near-native fluency in Spanish with a range of accents that I can pull on and knowledge of regional differences. I've taken college-level courses at Pomona College in California as well as at the University of Buenos Aires, where I took classes for a semester. In addition to a knowledge of Spanish grammar and an understanding of how to learn vocabulary, improve your listening, speaking, or writing, I am comfortable tutoring for exams such as the SAT subject test and the AP language & culture exam. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you want to improve your Spanish today!

Writing

As an editor for my college newspaper, I helped younger students improve their writing on a week-to-week basis. We worked on overall structure and balance of their articles as well as sentence-level grammar and vocabulary use. Over the years I've worked with students of all ages on writing and am comfortable with any level.

Pomona College
International Relations

Education

Pomona College (International Relations)

Lovely, Kind and Honest — Kara is lovely, kind and honest. She helped my son with Spanish. As soon as Kara left, he gave me a thumbs up. Looking forward to future tutoring sessions. ...

— Marybell, Hoboken, NJ on 3/14/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kara will travel within 15 miles of Steamboat Springs, CO 80487.