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Carl N.

Milford, CT

$40/hour

Spanish / Russian / ESL Tutor

Background check passed as of 7/20/13

$40/Hour


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Clark University
Biology
University of Bridgeport
Master's

Education

Clark University (Biology)

University of Bridgeport (Master's)

About Carl

I am very enthusiastic about foreign language teaching and I really want to help you, or your child, learn Spanish (or Russian!). In my 9 years of classroom experience (and over 25 years as a private tutor) I have developed a wide range of methods and materials that allow students to learn what's in the textbook, without being bored to tears BY the textbook!

As a tutor, I always strive to develop engaging, personalized lessons that focus on students' immediate needs, while all the time giving them practice in the four basic skill areas: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing.

No matter the age of the student, progress toward proficiency is always possible, and I want to help you achieve it.

My credentials include:

- an M.A. in Education
- CT certification in Spanish, grades 7-12 (professional level)
- CT certification for Grades K through 8 (professional level)
- 12 years of classroom experience in grades K-12.
- Over 20 years of experience as a private Spanish tutor for students of all ages, including many adults.
I am very enthusiastic about foreign language teaching and I really want to help you, or your child, learn Spanish (or Russian!). In my 9 years of classroom experience (and over 25 years as a private tutor) I have developed a wide range of methods and materials that allow students to learn what's in the textbook, without being bored to tears BY Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Milford, CT 06460
Background Check: Passed
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
TOEFL,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Russian,
Spanish,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Vocabulary
Business:
ESL/ESOL

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.

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL courses at Norwalk Community College (CT) and tutored many adults privately in ESL.

I have a CT state certificate for the teaching of "English to non-English speaking Adults' (endorsement #088).

I have worked as a volunteer for Literacy Volunteers of America.

Grammar

I acquired a very solid command of English grammar while earning my B.A. from Clark University and my M.A. from the University of Bridgeport.

Russian

I have been studying Russian independently for the past 12 years. On 09/15/2012 I completed an ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) for which I received a rating of Advanced High. (This rating corresponds to the 9th highest level out of 10 possible levels.) I would be glad to mail, e-mail or fax a copy of the certificate I received to you. Also, this past Spring I taught an adult Education course through Hamden (CT) Adult Education. Lastly, I have tutored a number of individuals privately in Russian.

Spanish

1) I have CT state certification to teach Spanish in grades 7 through 12 (endorsement #023).

2) I have 9 years of classroom experience as a Spanish teacher, and 25 years of experience as a private tutor of Spanish.

3) I have scored highly on both the Praxis II in Spanish and the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI).

TOEFL

1) I have CT state certification to teach English to Non-English Speaking Adults (endorsement #88).

2) I have taught ESL courses at Norwalk Community College (Norwalk, CT).

3) I have tutored numerous students in ESL privately, some of whom were preparing for the TOEFL exam.

Clark University
Biology
University of Bridgeport
Master's

Education

Clark University (Biology)

University of Bridgeport (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Carl will travel within 25 miles of Milford, CT 06460.