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Gilda P.

Foreign Language/English Tutor

Foreign Language/English Tutor

$40/hour

  • 794 hours tutoring

  • Boynton Beach, FL 33436

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About Gilda


Bio

Teaching is my passion. I am a retired foreign language teacher from Rochester, NY who has taught in middle school, high school, and college, as well as adults in Adult Education. I hold permanent NY teacher certification in German, Spanish, and Russian K-12. I find teaching to be very rewarding and I miss the interaction with students. I enjoy the one on one aspect of tutoring because it enables me to tailor lessons to the specific needs of the student. The smiles on students' faces when...

Teaching is my passion. I am a retired foreign language teacher from Rochester, NY who has taught in middle school, high school, and college, as well as adults in Adult Education. I hold permanent NY teacher certification in German, Spanish, and Russian K-12. I find teaching to be very rewarding and I miss the interaction with students. I enjoy the one on one aspect of tutoring because it enables me to tailor lessons to the specific needs of the student. The smiles on students' faces when they are successful is the best part of the job. I have a Master's degree in Liberal Studies with many graduate level courses in English and Linguistics, and many hours of literacy training, so I would also be very comfortable tutoring English, especially as a second language. I am very organized and have over 20 years in the classroom designing lessons and tutoring students who needed extra help. I like to use a variety of materials in lessons and different approaches to learning the four skill areas of language. My teaching philosophy has always been that all students are capable of learning.


Education

SUNY Buffalo
Russian
SUC at Brockport
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Boynton Beach, FL 33436
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/31/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker and retired foreign language teacher who knows several languages, German, Spanish, and Russian, and would like to tutor students wishing to learn English as a second language. I have done graduate work in Linguistics, English and English Grammar, and have many hours of Literacy training in English. As a former teacher, I am familiar with methods of language teaching and language acquisition. I enjoy working with students of all ages. I have taught at the middle school, high school, and college level as well as with adults in Adult Education.
German,

German

Let's learn German! I have taught students German in middle and high school, as well as adults in Adult Education. I have NY State certification K-12. I enjoy working with students of all ages. Learning another language is useful and I try to make it fun and interesting. If you are already studying German, I can help with any problems. I have lots of ideas to help students be successful. I focus on all four skill areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. If you would like to study German, I would love to help you learn a very useful and important language.
Grammar,

Grammar

English grammar can be confusing, whether you are a native speaker or not. If you are a student who is having trouble in school, or learning English for the first time, I can help. I am a former foreign language teacher, who has done extensive coursework in English Literature, English Grammar, and Linguistics. I also have training in Literacy. I can help clear up the mysteries of English grammar and give you the tools you need to succeed.
Russian,

Russian

Russian is an exciting and beautiful language to learn. Don't let the different alphabet scare you! I will help you to learn the language I so love. I have a BA in Russian from SUNY Buffalo. I taught Russian at the University of Virginia, and also in Adult Education. I possess permanent NY State Teacher certification in Russian N-12. Since I am an experienced foreign language teacher, I know how to help with the pitfalls in learning another language and how to make a challenging subject enjoyable.
Spanish

Spanish

Let's learn Spanish! I have taught students Spanish in middle and high school, as well as adults in Adult Education. I have NY State certification K-12. I enjoy working with students of all ages. Learning another language is useful and I try to make it fun and interesting. If you are already studying Spanish, I can help with any problems. I have lots of ideas to help students be successful. I focus on all four skill areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

English grammar can be confusing, whether you are a native speaker or not. If you are a student who is having trouble in school, or learning English for the first time, I can help. I am a former foreign language teacher, who has done extensive coursework in English Literature, English Grammar, and Linguistics. I also have training in Literacy. I can help clear up the mysteries of English grammar and give you the tools you need to succeed.
Reading

Reading

Reading is the key to success. Difficulty in Reading is often a result of lack of sufficient vocabulary. I can help students by giving them techniques for increasing their vocabulary, as well as ways to improve their reading comprehension. I have lots of ideas for making learning more fun. I am a former foreign language teacher, who has had a lot of training in Literacy. My goal is always to help students improve their reading ability, but also to enjoy reading more.

English

English,

English

English can be a confusing language, whether you are a native speaker or not. If you are a student who is having trouble in school, or learning English for the first time, I can help. I am a former foreign language teacher, who has done extensive coursework in English Literature, English Grammar, and Linguistics. I also have training in Literacy. I can help with grammar explanations, literary analysis, and vocabulary acquisition. My forte is in organization and study skills for students at all levels.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker and retired foreign language teacher who knows several languages, German, Spanish, and Russian, and would like to tutor students wishing to learn English as a second language. I have done graduate work in Linguistics, English and English Grammar, and have many hours of Literacy training in English. As a former teacher, I am familiar with methods of language teaching and language acquisition. I enjoy working with students of all ages. I have taught at the middle school, high school, and college level as well as with adults in Adult Education.
Grammar,

Grammar

English grammar can be confusing, whether you are a native speaker or not. If you are a student who is having trouble in school, or learning English for the first time, I can help. I am a former foreign language teacher, who has done extensive coursework in English Literature, English Grammar, and Linguistics. I also have training in Literacy. I can help clear up the mysteries of English grammar and give you the tools you need to succeed.
Reading,

Reading

Reading is the key to success. Difficulty in Reading is often a result of lack of sufficient vocabulary. I can help students by giving them techniques for increasing their vocabulary, as well as ways to improve their reading comprehension. I have lots of ideas for making learning more fun. I am a former foreign language teacher, who has had a lot of training in Literacy. My goal is always to help students improve their reading ability, but also to enjoy reading more.
Writing

Writing

Writing well is a fundamental skill and one of the keys to success. I can help students improve their writing with techniques I learned in the Literacy training I received as a high school teacher. Some of the things we focus on are sentence construction, punctuation, spelling, and grammar. Students can learn to express themselves well and be more successful in all their subjects or in their jobs.

Homeschool

English,

English

English can be a confusing language, whether you are a native speaker or not. If you are a student who is having trouble in school, or learning English for the first time, I can help. I am a former foreign language teacher, who has done extensive coursework in English Literature, English Grammar, and Linguistics. I also have training in Literacy. I can help with grammar explanations, literary analysis, and vocabulary acquisition. My forte is in organization and study skills for students at all levels.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker and retired foreign language teacher who knows several languages, German, Spanish, and Russian, and would like to tutor students wishing to learn English as a second language. I have done graduate work in Linguistics, English and English Grammar, and have many hours of Literacy training in English. As a former teacher, I am familiar with methods of language teaching and language acquisition. I enjoy working with students of all ages. I have taught at the middle school, high school, and college level as well as with adults in Adult Education.
Reading,

Reading

Reading is the key to success. Difficulty in Reading is often a result of lack of sufficient vocabulary. I can help students by giving them techniques for increasing their vocabulary, as well as ways to improve their reading comprehension. I have lots of ideas for making learning more fun. I am a former foreign language teacher, who has had a lot of training in Literacy. My goal is always to help students improve their reading ability, but also to enjoy reading more.
Spanish,

Spanish

Let's learn Spanish! I have taught students Spanish in middle and high school, as well as adults in Adult Education. I have NY State certification K-12. I enjoy working with students of all ages. Learning another language is useful and I try to make it fun and interesting. If you are already studying Spanish, I can help with any problems. I have lots of ideas to help students be successful. I focus on all four skill areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
Writing

Writing

Writing well is a fundamental skill and one of the keys to success. I can help students improve their writing with techniques I learned in the Literacy training I received as a high school teacher. Some of the things we focus on are sentence construction, punctuation, spelling, and grammar. Students can learn to express themselves well and be more successful in all their subjects or in their jobs.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker and retired foreign language teacher who knows several languages, German, Spanish, and Russian, and would like to tutor students wishing to learn English as a second language. I have done graduate work in Linguistics, English and English Grammar, and have many hours of Literacy training in English. As a former teacher, I am familiar with methods of language teaching and language acquisition. I enjoy working with students of all ages. I have taught at the middle school, high school, and college level as well as with adults in Adult Education.
German,

German

Let's learn German! I have taught students German in middle and high school, as well as adults in Adult Education. I have NY State certification K-12. I enjoy working with students of all ages. Learning another language is useful and I try to make it fun and interesting. If you are already studying German, I can help with any problems. I have lots of ideas to help students be successful. I focus on all four skill areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. If you would like to study German, I would love to help you learn a very useful and important language.
Russian,

Russian

Russian is an exciting and beautiful language to learn. Don't let the different alphabet scare you! I will help you to learn the language I so love. I have a BA in Russian from SUNY Buffalo. I taught Russian at the University of Virginia, and also in Adult Education. I possess permanent NY State Teacher certification in Russian N-12. Since I am an experienced foreign language teacher, I know how to help with the pitfalls in learning another language and how to make a challenging subject enjoyable.
Spanish

Spanish

Let's learn Spanish! I have taught students Spanish in middle and high school, as well as adults in Adult Education. I have NY State certification K-12. I enjoy working with students of all ages. Learning another language is useful and I try to make it fun and interesting. If you are already studying Spanish, I can help with any problems. I have lots of ideas to help students be successful. I focus on all four skill areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

Most Popular

English,

English

English can be a confusing language, whether you are a native speaker or not. If you are a student who is having trouble in school, or learning English for the first time, I can help. I am a former foreign language teacher, who has done extensive coursework in English Literature, English Grammar, and Linguistics. I also have training in Literacy. I can help with grammar explanations, literary analysis, and vocabulary acquisition. My forte is in organization and study skills for students at all levels.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker and retired foreign language teacher who knows several languages, German, Spanish, and Russian, and would like to tutor students wishing to learn English as a second language. I have done graduate work in Linguistics, English and English Grammar, and have many hours of Literacy training in English. As a former teacher, I am familiar with methods of language teaching and language acquisition. I enjoy working with students of all ages. I have taught at the middle school, high school, and college level as well as with adults in Adult Education.
Reading,

Reading

Reading is the key to success. Difficulty in Reading is often a result of lack of sufficient vocabulary. I can help students by giving them techniques for increasing their vocabulary, as well as ways to improve their reading comprehension. I have lots of ideas for making learning more fun. I am a former foreign language teacher, who has had a lot of training in Literacy. My goal is always to help students improve their reading ability, but also to enjoy reading more.
Spanish,

Spanish

Let's learn Spanish! I have taught students Spanish in middle and high school, as well as adults in Adult Education. I have NY State certification K-12. I enjoy working with students of all ages. Learning another language is useful and I try to make it fun and interesting. If you are already studying Spanish, I can help with any problems. I have lots of ideas to help students be successful. I focus on all four skill areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
Writing

Writing

Writing well is a fundamental skill and one of the keys to success. I can help students improve their writing with techniques I learned in the Literacy training I received as a high school teacher. Some of the things we focus on are sentence construction, punctuation, spelling, and grammar. Students can learn to express themselves well and be more successful in all their subjects or in their jobs.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker and retired foreign language teacher who knows several languages, German, Spanish, and Russian, and would like to tutor students wishing to learn English as a second language. I have done graduate work in Linguistics, English and English Grammar, and have many hours of Literacy training in English. As a former teacher, I am familiar with methods of language teaching and language acquisition. I enjoy working with students of all ages. I have taught at the middle school, high school, and college level as well as with adults in Adult Education.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker and retired foreign language teacher who knows several languages, German, Spanish, and Russian, and would like to tutor students wishing to learn English as a second language. I have done graduate work in Linguistics, English and English Grammar, and have many hours of Literacy training in English. As a former teacher, I am familiar with methods of language teaching and language acquisition. I enjoy working with students of all ages. I have taught at the middle school, high school, and college level as well as with adults in Adult Education.
German,

German

Let's learn German! I have taught students German in middle and high school, as well as adults in Adult Education. I have NY State certification K-12. I enjoy working with students of all ages. Learning another language is useful and I try to make it fun and interesting. If you are already studying German, I can help with any problems. I have lots of ideas to help students be successful. I focus on all four skill areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. If you would like to study German, I would love to help you learn a very useful and important language.
Reading,

Reading

Reading is the key to success. Difficulty in Reading is often a result of lack of sufficient vocabulary. I can help students by giving them techniques for increasing their vocabulary, as well as ways to improve their reading comprehension. I have lots of ideas for making learning more fun. I am a former foreign language teacher, who has had a lot of training in Literacy. My goal is always to help students improve their reading ability, but also to enjoy reading more.
Russian,

Russian

Russian is an exciting and beautiful language to learn. Don't let the different alphabet scare you! I will help you to learn the language I so love. I have a BA in Russian from SUNY Buffalo. I taught Russian at the University of Virginia, and also in Adult Education. I possess permanent NY State Teacher certification in Russian N-12. Since I am an experienced foreign language teacher, I know how to help with the pitfalls in learning another language and how to make a challenging subject enjoyable.
Spanish,

Spanish

Let's learn Spanish! I have taught students Spanish in middle and high school, as well as adults in Adult Education. I have NY State certification K-12. I enjoy working with students of all ages. Learning another language is useful and I try to make it fun and interesting. If you are already studying Spanish, I can help with any problems. I have lots of ideas to help students be successful. I focus on all four skill areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
Writing

Writing

Writing well is a fundamental skill and one of the keys to success. I can help students improve their writing with techniques I learned in the Literacy training I received as a high school teacher. Some of the things we focus on are sentence construction, punctuation, spelling, and grammar. Students can learn to express themselves well and be more successful in all their subjects or in their jobs.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (442 ratings)
5 star
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4 star
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3 star
(1)
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Reviews


Highly recommended

Learning a new language will never be described as an easy task. It takes a lot of time, dedication and consistency to learn amother language properly. Gilda facilitates a very positive learning environment to help build a strong foundation for learning a new language. Her lessons are structured very well and easy to understand. I have been taking lessons for Russian with Gilda for 5 weeks now, and i have already learned so much; it has been a very you rewarding experience thus far! If you are considering learning Russian, or any other language on her list I highly recommend giving Gilda P. a shot. And always remember: Practice makes perfect!

Zachary, 14 lessons with Gilda

Ausgezeichnet!

I took lessons with Gilda as a program of self-study for the German language. Before we began, we discussed my goals and expectations for the tutoring sessions and set realistic, achievable goals for the study. At the first class, she had me take a diagnostic exam to determine my weakest and strongest areas. Then, for much of the class we worked through a German textbook, with robust supplementary materials supplied by Gilda for further practice. Our lessons focused on grammar, vocabulary, usage, and reading comprehension, with practice in writing as well as conversation. As we progressed, Gilda did a great job of balancing clear and accessible explanations with more in-depth practice with the material at hand. What's more, Gilda was also extremely responsive to questions; if she did not know the answer to my question, she would always come back the next week with a well-researched response. Gilda's positive, cheerful, encouraging demeanor was also balanced nicely by her willingness to push me beyond my comfort zone and help me get the most out of my lessons. She is a natural teacher, and it is easy to see she is passionate about languages and language learning. Gilda was always punctual with our meetings and I never had a problem with rescheduling or canceling sessions. At several points over the course of our lessons, we would also discuss my progress and whether there was anything else I wanted to focus on or see in more depth. On our mutually-agreed upon final session, Gilda gave me the same diagnostic test I had taken in the beginning so I could see my progress. My goal was go reach a solid B1 level of German (based on CEFR standards), and I am pleased to say that I passed a B1 exam from the Goethe Institut at the conclusion of our classes. The progress I made with Gilda was achievable, realistic and measurable. I would recommend her highly to anyone seeking to begin or improve their language skills.

Steve, 25 lessons with Gilda

Wonderful Language Tutor!

Once again I appreciate Gilda's patience and competency. She is both clear in her explanations and in her expectations (homework) for me. I especially appreciate her pragmatic approach.

Bill, 13 lessons with Gilda

Flexible and knowledgeable tutor

Gilda is very helpful in pointing me in the right direction in my German studies, and answers every question I have in the best way possible. Also gives good recommendations on what I can do outside of our tutoring lessons. She is a very nice teacher, and would highly recommend!

Mitchell, 2 lessons with Gilda

Honest and intuitive

Gilda was very honest and upfront during our initial phone consultation. She met with my daughter for an hour, evaluated her skills, gave her helpful information and offered her opinion that at this point, she didn't see the need for my daughter to have a tutor. I very much appreciated her honesty and evaluation of my daughter's skill level and the helpful tips she provided her with.

Debra, 1 lesson with Gilda

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Gets you working, explains the real context of what people say in different situations, but with firm overview of the language.

Dagmar, 14 lessons with Gilda

Excellent teacher

Very knowledgeable. Explains things clearly and is very understanding of students abilities. Always comes prepared and remembers the students strengths and weaknesses.

Gregory, 5 lessons with Gilda

Very patient

Very thorough, calm, patient. Also very resourceful in being able to catch my son up from deficiencies he had by taking FLVS Spanish 1 and 2 so that he can succeed in Spanish 3 in public HS this yr.

Jodi, 10 lessons with Gilda

Excellent tutor for an adult ESL student.

Gilda creates an excellent learning atmosphere. She works hard for our lessons and makes me also work harder to improve my English. She brings new exercises for every lesson and gives me challenging homework. Gilda has a great talent to recognize what I need to practice more and she encourages me to do my best. I feel relaxed and full of energy with her. We laugh a lot and have interesting conversations. Gilda brings me material about everyday American life as topics for our discussions. She is absolutely an excellent teacher.

Tiina, 26 lessons with Gilda

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