Over 100 tutoring hours

Carmen L.

Pompano Beach, FL

$45/hr

Language Training Solutions

In-person lessons
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Background check passed as of 3/23/15
4.9 Avg. Rating
 
 
25 Ratings
 
 
4hrs Response Time
Very knowlegable on the subject of Spanish.
— Debbie, Pompano Beach, FL on 1/14/13

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FAU
Psychology
FAU TESOL & Bilingual Education
Master's
FAU Exceptional Student Education
Graduate Coursework

Education

FAU (Psychology)

FAU TESOL & Bilingual Education (Master's)

FAU Exceptional Student Education (Graduate Coursework)

About Carmen

I am a passionate language instructor committed to helping you reach your personal and professional goals. I have been teaching for more than 20 years & have a Master's degree in Bilingual Education. I would love to help you succeed! I can help you accomplish your personal, educational, and career goals by designing a program customized to your specific needs, interests, budget and time. Whether you're a complete beginner or a fluent speaker in need of executive coaching, I will work closely with you to reach fast results. My clients range from people who want to travel to a Spanish-speaking country to CEOs of international companies. I can provide an extensive list of references. I am also a trained simultaneous interpreter / translator and collaborate with a team of professional translators. We can provide translations in any field (English-Spanish-English) at competitive prices and with a quick turn-around time. I will work with your budget to help you accomplish your project and will match any reasonable offer if you decide to engage my services. My courses include an initial evaluation and all handouts. There is no long-term commitment on your part and you set your own schedule.

My customized training & language solutions include: -ESL/ESOL for individuals and groups (All levels and ages), Spanish for individuals and groups (All levels and ages), Advanced Business Communications (English & Spanish) Including Meetings, Negotiations, Presentations, Leadership, Business Writing, etc., Accent Reduction & Clear Speech, Translation Services including Legal Translations (English-Spanish-English), Proofreading & Editing , Cross-cultural Communications, Psychology and Sociology (High-school & College), Learning Disabilities & Special Needs (FLDOE Certified & experienced), and Organization and Study Skills, including ADHD Coaching.

The most exciting part of my job is seeing someone come into the first class as a complete beginner and seeing them leave using a few phrases in the target language. When I hear back from past students telling me how much their lives have changed as a result of speaking a new language, I feel truly fortunate to have this job.

The most common question that I get from clients is: "How long does it take to learn a new language?" There is no on-size-fits-all answer to this question as it all depends on previous & current contact with the language, time that will be dedicated to classes, how much the student is willing to do outside of class, and many other factors. Students should start to see progress from the first class and should be able to use short phrases in the new language within the first four weeks. Ideally, students should meet with their language instructor at least twice a week as well as practice outside of class. Most of my beginner students are able to communicate in the target language within 3 to 6 months. Full fluency in a new language is a process that takes years and I recommend spending time in a country where the language is spoken. Don't be fooled by people who promise that you will be "fluent in a new language in 10 days". Second language acquisition research shows that it takes years to achieve a full command of a new language. Also, just because a person speaks a foreign language it doesn't mean that they are qualified to teach effectively.

Always check the credentials of your language instructor and make sure that they have the right combination of training, experience and personality that will really help you achieve results. Always check your instructor's qualifications, experience and credentials before hiring. Ask questions and find out if the instructor's personality and teaching style will be a good match. A great instructor will also ask a lot of questions in order to really get to know your learning style, interests and objectives. Don't be afraid to negotiate the hourly rate with your instructor if you think you have found a perfect match but your budget is limited.
I am a passionate language instructor committed to helping you reach your personal and professional goals. I have been teaching for more than 20 years & have a Master's degree in Bilingual Education. I would love to help you succeed! I can help you accomplish your personal, educational, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

For last minute cancellations, please call or text my cell phone immediately.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Pompano Beach, FL 33067
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very knowlegable on the subject of Spanish."

- Debbie, Pompano Beach, FL on 1/14/13
Carmen replied on 1/17/2013

Thank you for your kind words, Debbie. Your daughter is a very bright, motivated, and dedicated young lady. It's an honor and a joy to work with your family.

Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Psychology, Sociology
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Prealgebra, Reading, Spanish,
Study Skills,
Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Proofreading, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Florida Department of Education teaching certificate in Middles Grades Integrated Curriculum (all subjects), I am also certified to teach Reading, ESOL, and Special Education to students in grades K-12, and have a master's degree in Bilingual Education (ESOL and Spanish). As an experienced teacher and private tutor, I can design and implement a customized program to meet each student's needs and help her or him succeed in school. I enjoy working with students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities, and my method focuses on developing motivation, organization, and study skills.

English

I am a Florida Department of Education certified teacher with more than 20 years of experience. I hold a Master's degree in Bilingual Education from Florida Atlantic University.

ESL/ESOL

I am a Florida Department of Education certified ESOL teacher. I have more than 20 years of experience teaching languages and hold a Master's degree in TESOL & Bilingual Education. In addition to tutoring private students, I currently work as a Business Communications Coach at Cartus Corporation.

Sociology

I have a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. in Bilingual Education.

Spanish

I have a Master's degree in Bilingual Education from Florida Atlantic University & 20+ years of teaching experience.

Special Needs

I hold a valid Teacher Certificate (Exceptional Student Education/Special Education) from the FL Department of Education.

I have worked with Special Needs students (Autism, Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Behavior, etc.) for over four years and have over 20 graduate credits in Exceptional Student Education from Florida Atlantic University.

Study Skills

I am a FLDOE certified Special Education teacher for students in grades K-12. I have received ample training in how to teach Study Skills and have experienced coaching students of all ages to become more organized, learn effective study strategies, and improve test taking skills.

FAU
Psychology
FAU TESOL & Bilingual Education
Master's
FAU Exceptional Student Education
Graduate Coursework

Education

FAU (Psychology)

FAU TESOL & Bilingual Education (Master's)

FAU Exceptional Student Education (Graduate Coursework)

Very knowlegable on the subject of Spanish. — Carmen's professional knowledge and ability to adapt to our daughter's needs in the subject matter is commendable. She is extremely professional and a joy to have in our home to tutor our daughter. ...

— Debbie, Pompano Beach, FL on 1/14/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

For last minute cancellations, please call or text my cell phone immediately.

Travel policy

Carmen will travel within 25 miles of Pompano Beach, FL 33067.

Background Check Status for Carmen L.

Carmen L. passed a background check on 3/23/15. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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