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Dorothy Fonde W.

Experienced, Patient, all ages Teacher: content areas, Spanish, ESL

Experienced, Patient, all ages Teacher: content areas, Spanish, ESL

$60/hour

  • 993 hours tutoring

  • Atlanta, GA 30319

About Dorothy Fonde


Bio

I am a Georgia certified teacher in the fields of ESL and Spanish, with 25 years of experience teaching children and adults at all levels of language proficiency. I earned my BA with honors at Emory University in Romance Languages, majoring in Spanish. I spent one year of my university career studying in Madrid, Spain for full academic credit. I earned my MS in Applied Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language at Georgia State University with a 4.0 for the degree. I also...

I am a Georgia certified teacher in the fields of ESL and Spanish, with 25 years of experience teaching children and adults at all levels of language proficiency. I earned my BA with honors at Emory University in Romance Languages, majoring in Spanish. I spent one year of my university career studying in Madrid, Spain for full academic credit. I earned my MS in Applied Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language at Georgia State University with a 4.0 for the degree. I also completed my Specialist degree (EdS) at Georgia State University in Teaching English as a Second Language.

I am open to working with home schooling families, especially with Language Arts support, writing, SAT Reading and Writing, high school compositions, research papers, and individual tutoring for Spanish.

I have worked with students in all content areas, but especially language arts, reading and writing. I also enjoy working with students to support vocabulary development for reading comprehension and content knowledge. I make learning fun, focusing on ways to make language useful, memorable and meaningful as you learn. Because of my broad teaching experience, I know ways to make study time productive and efficient, so I can help with study skills development. My tutoring experience has been varied, including beginning reading, high school writing, and elementary Science, Math and Social Studies. I have worked with reluctant young writers, students with ADHD, and those students who just needed some help with organizing projects and extended assignments. My own rigorous, traditional education and continuing wide reading have prepared me well to teach a broad range of content material at many levels. I have taught English language privately, as well as in public schools, adult education programs and as a community volunteer. I have tutored Spanish at the elementary, high school and college level. I have also worked with adults who wanted to expand their Spanish language knowledge and fluency. I am patient, prompt, well prepared and kind. I hope I can help you or your child in the areas where you need the support of a tutor.

My favorite hobby is sewing and quilting. I have many years of experience sewing clothing and home decor items. I have taught children and adults sewing skills ranging from clothing construction and quilting, to machine applique, use of a commercial pattern, and accessories sewing.


Education

Emory University
Spanish
Georgia State University
Masters
Georgia State University - Specialist degree
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Rate details: I am willing to consider tutoring more than one person at a time, if that is appropriate for the subject. I may adjust my rate depending on the circumstances. Please ask for more details.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 8 miles of Atlanta, GA 30319
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/12/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have just retired from full time work after twenty two years of teaching ESL in K-8 public school. I hold a Specialist degree in Teaching and Learning with a major in Teaching English, as well as a Masters degree in Applied Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language. I have taught adult learners of English in community programs as well as private institutions and as a tutor. As a teacher, I have conducted professional development classes for my colleagues on the most effective methods for teaching students whose first language is not English. I have had experience teaching refugee children from Africa, children of visiting academics, recent adoptees and immigrant children. I have taught adult students preparing for advanced degrees as well as foreign business people, visiting scholars at local universities and au pairs. In short, my knowledge and experience cover many areas in the field of ESL. I feel extremely well qualified to tutor in this area.
Grammar,

Grammar

My knowledge of grammar comes from a traditional education of the last generation, as well as from my experience learning foreign languages and studying the teaching of English as a second language. I can help with grammar at any level, for native speakers as well as second language learners.
Spanish,

Spanish

My college major was Spanish. I speak Spanish fluently and used it daily in my teaching work with a Hispanic population for ten years. I am also proficient in reading and writing Spanish. As a college student, I completed academic work at a Spanish university for a year of academic credit. My continuing use of Spanish for the past 40 years has allowed me to maintain a high level of fluency and accuracy. I love the Spanish language and would be happy to help you with school work or learning Spanish as an adult. My enthusiasm for and knowledge of the language make this work enjoyable for me and for my students.
Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have just retired from full time teaching. I taught content subjects in public elementary schools from 1994 through 2016 as an ESL teacher, teaching the English language through content. I worked with classroom teachers every day in the regular classroom, co-teaching all elementary subjects in grades K-5. I was responsible for supporting learning for my students by making the content comprehensible for them, teaching in ways that addressed different learning styles as well as supporting vocabulary and content knowledge. My students were responsible for learning the same content as their native English speaking peers. It was my responsibility to teach the content standards to them as they learned to speak, read and write English. I can teach all K-5 content subjects.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

For 22 years I supported elementary curriculum in all subjects for students in grades K-5 who were learning English. Since they needed language for all subjects, I taught all subjects, including Math. I have special expertise in making Math vocabulary and concepts clear, since I taught students who had the additional challenge of not being fluent in English. I can explain and give examples that will help students learn new concepts or understand complex ideas.
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

For 22 years I supported elementary curriculum in all subjects for students in grades K-5 who were learning English. Since they needed language for all subjects, I taught all subjects, including Science. I have special expertise in making Science vocabulary and concepts clear, since I taught students who had the additional challenge of not being fluent in English. I can explain and give examples that will help students learn new concepts or understand complex ideas. I am knowledgeable about the concepts of the elementary Science curriculum and have worked with students who needed extra support in this content area.
Grammar,

Grammar

My knowledge of grammar comes from a traditional education of the last generation, as well as from my experience learning foreign languages and studying the teaching of English as a second language. I can help with grammar at any level, for native speakers as well as second language learners.
Phonics,

Phonics

As a teacher of English as a second or new language, I have studied phonics as a graduate student. I understand the relationship between the awareness of letter sounds and word formation for beginning readers. I am familiar with the importance of phonemic awareness in young learners who are making sense of the English language writing and reading system. I can support early literacy through practice and helping students make the connections between letters and their sounds and how to make words and read words following phonics patterns.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught reading and writing skills to elementary students, first and second grade in particular. The children I teach have the additional challenge of learning English as their second language. I use innovative strategies for teaching sight words in context, writing stories with the child and using creativity and encouragement to foster motivation.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Since I have been tutoring since 2009, I have helped students use their study time to the best advantage. I can support learning by suggesting ways to study and methods for organizing time and materials for the best outcome. I have over 25 years teaching experience in public schools, as well as ten years teaching adult classes in a continuing education program. My wide teaching experience, as well as my parenting experience with my own children who are now grown, have prepared me to help students study effectively.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

For 22 years I supported elementary curriculum in all subjects for students in grades K-5 who were learning English. Since they needed vocabulary for all content areas, I taught the words students need in all subjects. I have special expertise in making vocabulary comprehensible, since I taught students who had the additional challenge of not being fluent in English. I can explain and give examples that will help students learn new words and understand complex ideas. I have also been a private tutor for a high school student whose first language is not English. I have worked with her on academic vocabulary to sharpen her writing skills. Our work together has resulted in her PSAT score improving my 30 points in writing.
Spelling

English

English,

English

I have studied English language at the graduate level and earned a Masters degree in Linguistics. I can help with speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. I am proficient in academic writing. I can also help with reading comprehension and fluency.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have just retired from full time work after twenty two years of teaching ESL in K-8 public school. I hold a Specialist degree in Teaching and Learning with a major in Teaching English, as well as a Masters degree in Applied Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language. I have taught adult learners of English in community programs as well as private institutions and as a tutor. As a teacher, I have conducted professional development classes for my colleagues on the most effective methods for teaching students whose first language is not English. I have had experience teaching refugee children from Africa, children of visiting academics, recent adoptees and immigrant children. I have taught adult students preparing for advanced degrees as well as foreign business people, visiting scholars at local universities and au pairs. In short, my knowledge and experience cover many areas in the field of ESL. I feel extremely well qualified to tutor in this area.
Grammar,

Grammar

My knowledge of grammar comes from a traditional education of the last generation, as well as from my experience learning foreign languages and studying the teaching of English as a second language. I can help with grammar at any level, for native speakers as well as second language learners.
Linguistics,

Linguistics

I studied Applied Linguistics at Georgia State University and received an Master of Science in the subject. Courses included Linguistics, English grammar, Second Language Acquisition, the Sound System of English, ESL and Bilingual education. I achieved a 4.0 for the Masters degree. I have used the knowledge I gained from this course of study to teach English to children and adult speakers of other languages, as well as to support the study of English grammar and writing to English speaking students in middle school and high school.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught reading and writing skills to elementary students, first and second grade in particular. The children I teach have the additional challenge of learning English as their second language. I use innovative strategies for teaching sight words in context, writing stories with the child and using creativity and encouragement to foster motivation.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have coached a high school student for the Reading and Writing portions of the SAT. This student has improved the SAT score by a significant margin.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have worked with a high school student over many months on academic writing to improve her overall skills and in preparation for the SAT Writing test. Her writing score improved by 40%. She was also a semi-finalist for the Georgia Governor's Honors summer program for which she was required to write an essay as part of the in-person interview process. I have a strong background in English grammar and academic writing and hold two advanced degrees.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

For 22 years I supported elementary curriculum in all subjects for students in grades K-5 who were learning English. Since they needed vocabulary for all content areas, I taught the words students need in all subjects. I have special expertise in making vocabulary comprehensible, since I taught students who had the additional challenge of not being fluent in English. I can explain and give examples that will help students learn new words and understand complex ideas. I have also been a private tutor for a high school student whose first language is not English. I have worked with her on academic vocabulary to sharpen her writing skills. Our work together has resulted in her PSAT score improving my 30 points in writing.
Writing,

Writing

I have tutored a bright high school student whose writing was weak. She worked hard on improving her sentence structure, vocabulary and critical writing. Her teachers recognized her improved writing and used her work as an example for other students. Her SAT writing score increased by 30%. My own writing skill contributed to my success in graduate school. I earned a 4.0 for my Masters in Applied Linguistics, and a 3.9 for my Specialist degree in Teaching English as a Second Language. Both degrees required academic writing at the highest level. I have also had my research work accepted for presentation at local and regional conferences.
Proofreading, Spelling

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have just retired from full time teaching. I taught content subjects in public elementary schools from 1994 through 2016 as an ESL teacher, teaching the English language through content. I worked with classroom teachers every day in the regular classroom, co-teaching all elementary subjects in grades K-5. I was responsible for supporting learning for my students by making the content comprehensible for them, teaching in ways that addressed different learning styles as well as supporting vocabulary and content knowledge. My students were responsible for learning the same content as their native English speaking peers. It was my responsibility to teach the content standards to them as they learned to speak, read and write English. I can teach all K-5 content subjects.
English,

English

I have studied English language at the graduate level and earned a Masters degree in Linguistics. I can help with speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. I am proficient in academic writing. I can also help with reading comprehension and fluency.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have just retired from full time work after twenty two years of teaching ESL in K-8 public school. I hold a Specialist degree in Teaching and Learning with a major in Teaching English, as well as a Masters degree in Applied Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language. I have taught adult learners of English in community programs as well as private institutions and as a tutor. As a teacher, I have conducted professional development classes for my colleagues on the most effective methods for teaching students whose first language is not English. I have had experience teaching refugee children from Africa, children of visiting academics, recent adoptees and immigrant children. I have taught adult students preparing for advanced degrees as well as foreign business people, visiting scholars at local universities and au pairs. In short, my knowledge and experience cover many areas in the field of ESL. I feel extremely well qualified to tutor in this area.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught reading and writing skills to elementary students, first and second grade in particular. The children I teach have the additional challenge of learning English as their second language. I use innovative strategies for teaching sight words in context, writing stories with the child and using creativity and encouragement to foster motivation.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have coached a high school student for the Reading and Writing portions of the SAT. This student has improved the SAT score by a significant margin.
Spanish,

Spanish

My college major was Spanish. I speak Spanish fluently and used it daily in my teaching work with a Hispanic population for ten years. I am also proficient in reading and writing Spanish. As a college student, I completed academic work at a Spanish university for a year of academic credit. My continuing use of Spanish for the past 40 years has allowed me to maintain a high level of fluency and accuracy. I love the Spanish language and would be happy to help you with school work or learning Spanish as an adult. My enthusiasm for and knowledge of the language make this work enjoyable for me and for my students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Since I have been tutoring since 2009, I have helped students use their study time to the best advantage. I can support learning by suggesting ways to study and methods for organizing time and materials for the best outcome. I have over 25 years teaching experience in public schools, as well as ten years teaching adult classes in a continuing education program. My wide teaching experience, as well as my parenting experience with my own children who are now grown, have prepared me to help students study effectively.
Writing,

Writing

I have tutored a bright high school student whose writing was weak. She worked hard on improving her sentence structure, vocabulary and critical writing. Her teachers recognized her improved writing and used her work as an example for other students. Her SAT writing score increased by 30%. My own writing skill contributed to my success in graduate school. I earned a 4.0 for my Masters in Applied Linguistics, and a 3.9 for my Specialist degree in Teaching English as a Second Language. Both degrees required academic writing at the highest level. I have also had my research work accepted for presentation at local and regional conferences.
Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have just retired from full time work after twenty two years of teaching ESL in K-8 public school. I hold a Specialist degree in Teaching and Learning with a major in Teaching English, as well as a Masters degree in Applied Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language. I have taught adult learners of English in community programs as well as private institutions and as a tutor. As a teacher, I have conducted professional development classes for my colleagues on the most effective methods for teaching students whose first language is not English. I have had experience teaching refugee children from Africa, children of visiting academics, recent adoptees and immigrant children. I have taught adult students preparing for advanced degrees as well as foreign business people, visiting scholars at local universities and au pairs. In short, my knowledge and experience cover many areas in the field of ESL. I feel extremely well qualified to tutor in this area.
Spanish

Spanish

My college major was Spanish. I speak Spanish fluently and used it daily in my teaching work with a Hispanic population for ten years. I am also proficient in reading and writing Spanish. As a college student, I completed academic work at a Spanish university for a year of academic credit. My continuing use of Spanish for the past 40 years has allowed me to maintain a high level of fluency and accuracy. I love the Spanish language and would be happy to help you with school work or learning Spanish as an adult. My enthusiasm for and knowledge of the language make this work enjoyable for me and for my students.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have just retired from full time teaching. I taught content subjects in public elementary schools from 1994 through 2016 as an ESL teacher, teaching the English language through content. I worked with classroom teachers every day in the regular classroom, co-teaching all elementary subjects in grades K-5. I was responsible for supporting learning for my students by making the content comprehensible for them, teaching in ways that addressed different learning styles as well as supporting vocabulary and content knowledge. My students were responsible for learning the same content as their native English speaking peers. It was my responsibility to teach the content standards to them as they learned to speak, read and write English. I can teach all K-5 content subjects.
English,

English

I have studied English language at the graduate level and earned a Masters degree in Linguistics. I can help with speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. I am proficient in academic writing. I can also help with reading comprehension and fluency.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have just retired from full time work after twenty two years of teaching ESL in K-8 public school. I hold a Specialist degree in Teaching and Learning with a major in Teaching English, as well as a Masters degree in Applied Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language. I have taught adult learners of English in community programs as well as private institutions and as a tutor. As a teacher, I have conducted professional development classes for my colleagues on the most effective methods for teaching students whose first language is not English. I have had experience teaching refugee children from Africa, children of visiting academics, recent adoptees and immigrant children. I have taught adult students preparing for advanced degrees as well as foreign business people, visiting scholars at local universities and au pairs. In short, my knowledge and experience cover many areas in the field of ESL. I feel extremely well qualified to tutor in this area.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught reading and writing skills to elementary students, first and second grade in particular. The children I teach have the additional challenge of learning English as their second language. I use innovative strategies for teaching sight words in context, writing stories with the child and using creativity and encouragement to foster motivation.
Spanish,

Spanish

My college major was Spanish. I speak Spanish fluently and used it daily in my teaching work with a Hispanic population for ten years. I am also proficient in reading and writing Spanish. As a college student, I completed academic work at a Spanish university for a year of academic credit. My continuing use of Spanish for the past 40 years has allowed me to maintain a high level of fluency and accuracy. I love the Spanish language and would be happy to help you with school work or learning Spanish as an adult. My enthusiasm for and knowledge of the language make this work enjoyable for me and for my students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Since I have been tutoring since 2009, I have helped students use their study time to the best advantage. I can support learning by suggesting ways to study and methods for organizing time and materials for the best outcome. I have over 25 years teaching experience in public schools, as well as ten years teaching adult classes in a continuing education program. My wide teaching experience, as well as my parenting experience with my own children who are now grown, have prepared me to help students study effectively.
Writing

Writing

I have tutored a bright high school student whose writing was weak. She worked hard on improving her sentence structure, vocabulary and critical writing. Her teachers recognized her improved writing and used her work as an example for other students. Her SAT writing score increased by 30%. My own writing skill contributed to my success in graduate school. I earned a 4.0 for my Masters in Applied Linguistics, and a 3.9 for my Specialist degree in Teaching English as a Second Language. Both degrees required academic writing at the highest level. I have also had my research work accepted for presentation at local and regional conferences.

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have just retired from full time work after twenty two years of teaching ESL in K-8 public school. I hold a Specialist degree in Teaching and Learning with a major in Teaching English, as well as a Masters degree in Applied Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language. I have taught adult learners of English in community programs as well as private institutions and as a tutor. As a teacher, I have conducted professional development classes for my colleagues on the most effective methods for teaching students whose first language is not English. I have had experience teaching refugee children from Africa, children of visiting academics, recent adoptees and immigrant children. I have taught adult students preparing for advanced degrees as well as foreign business people, visiting scholars at local universities and au pairs. In short, my knowledge and experience cover many areas in the field of ESL. I feel extremely well qualified to tutor in this area.
Study Skills

Study Skills

Since I have been tutoring since 2009, I have helped students use their study time to the best advantage. I can support learning by suggesting ways to study and methods for organizing time and materials for the best outcome. I have over 25 years teaching experience in public schools, as well as ten years teaching adult classes in a continuing education program. My wide teaching experience, as well as my parenting experience with my own children who are now grown, have prepared me to help students study effectively.

Special Needs

Phonics,

Phonics

As a teacher of English as a second or new language, I have studied phonics as a graduate student. I understand the relationship between the awareness of letter sounds and word formation for beginning readers. I am familiar with the importance of phonemic awareness in young learners who are making sense of the English language writing and reading system. I can support early literacy through practice and helping students make the connections between letters and their sounds and how to make words and read words following phonics patterns.
Study Skills

Study Skills

Since I have been tutoring since 2009, I have helped students use their study time to the best advantage. I can support learning by suggesting ways to study and methods for organizing time and materials for the best outcome. I have over 25 years teaching experience in public schools, as well as ten years teaching adult classes in a continuing education program. My wide teaching experience, as well as my parenting experience with my own children who are now grown, have prepared me to help students study effectively.

Sports/Recreation

Sewing

Sewing

I have been sewing since I was twelve years old. I have experience sewing adult and children's clothing, home decor items, such as pillows and curtains, large and small quilts and accessories, such as purses, tote bags, and grocery bags. I have experience teaching sewing and quilting classes to children and adults. Sewing is my favorite hobby! I enjoy sharing this valuable skill.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have just retired from full time teaching. I taught content subjects in public elementary schools from 1994 through 2016 as an ESL teacher, teaching the English language through content. I worked with classroom teachers every day in the regular classroom, co-teaching all elementary subjects in grades K-5. I was responsible for supporting learning for my students by making the content comprehensible for them, teaching in ways that addressed different learning styles as well as supporting vocabulary and content knowledge. My students were responsible for learning the same content as their native English speaking peers. It was my responsibility to teach the content standards to them as they learned to speak, read and write English. I can teach all K-5 content subjects.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have just retired from full time work after twenty two years of teaching ESL in K-8 public school. I hold a Specialist degree in Teaching and Learning with a major in Teaching English, as well as a Masters degree in Applied Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language. I have taught adult learners of English in community programs as well as private institutions and as a tutor. As a teacher, I have conducted professional development classes for my colleagues on the most effective methods for teaching students whose first language is not English. I have had experience teaching refugee children from Africa, children of visiting academics, recent adoptees and immigrant children. I have taught adult students preparing for advanced degrees as well as foreign business people, visiting scholars at local universities and au pairs. In short, my knowledge and experience cover many areas in the field of ESL. I feel extremely well qualified to tutor in this area.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught reading and writing skills to elementary students, first and second grade in particular. The children I teach have the additional challenge of learning English as their second language. I use innovative strategies for teaching sight words in context, writing stories with the child and using creativity and encouragement to foster motivation.
Spanish,

Spanish

My college major was Spanish. I speak Spanish fluently and used it daily in my teaching work with a Hispanic population for ten years. I am also proficient in reading and writing Spanish. As a college student, I completed academic work at a Spanish university for a year of academic credit. My continuing use of Spanish for the past 40 years has allowed me to maintain a high level of fluency and accuracy. I love the Spanish language and would be happy to help you with school work or learning Spanish as an adult. My enthusiasm for and knowledge of the language make this work enjoyable for me and for my students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Since I have been tutoring since 2009, I have helped students use their study time to the best advantage. I can support learning by suggesting ways to study and methods for organizing time and materials for the best outcome. I have over 25 years teaching experience in public schools, as well as ten years teaching adult classes in a continuing education program. My wide teaching experience, as well as my parenting experience with my own children who are now grown, have prepared me to help students study effectively.
Writing

Writing

I have tutored a bright high school student whose writing was weak. She worked hard on improving her sentence structure, vocabulary and critical writing. Her teachers recognized her improved writing and used her work as an example for other students. Her SAT writing score increased by 30%. My own writing skill contributed to my success in graduate school. I earned a 4.0 for my Masters in Applied Linguistics, and a 3.9 for my Specialist degree in Teaching English as a Second Language. Both degrees required academic writing at the highest level. I have also had my research work accepted for presentation at local and regional conferences.

Test Preparation

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have coached a high school student for the Reading and Writing portions of the SAT. This student has improved the SAT score by a significant margin.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have worked with a high school student over many months on academic writing to improve her overall skills and in preparation for the SAT Writing test. Her writing score improved by 40%. She was also a semi-finalist for the Georgia Governor's Honors summer program for which she was required to write an essay as part of the in-person interview process. I have a strong background in English grammar and academic writing and hold two advanced degrees.
PSAT

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Reviews


Great tutor!

Thanks so much for working with our sons again. They are getting more comfortable as time goes on. Looking forward to the next lesson.

Kim, 8 lessons with Dorothy Fonde

Wonderful tutor

My 9 year old son Max currently sees Fonde weekly. He attends a school that caters to learning differences. While the school does an amazing job, Fonde has been a great boost and support for him. Fonde sees him for Math and Spanish and he gets a little handwriting work also. While Max already does very well with math we wanted to make sure that he was being challenged according to his abilities and Fonde does just that. She keeps him slightly ahead of what he is learning in math class at school (according to Georgia standards), so when it comes time to learn these things in class he is confident and ready to dive in. Fonde doesn't push him beyond his abilities she simply challenges him and encourages him to meet up to his abilities. Spanish is not currently offered at my son's school in his grade level, but we know that this is the best time for him to learn another language. Fonde keeps Spanish fun and interesting. Overall, our son looks forward to his time with Fonde every week. She is patient and extremely kind. She has become a part of our family and we feel she is a treasure. We are so thankful that we found Fonde. I highly recommend her services to anyone at any age.

Dellanney, 54 lessons with Dorothy Fonde

She is the best

Dorothy is the best teacher I've ever spoken to. She's super qualified, nice, friendly, easy to talk to,It is much more motivation and a lot more fun learning English with her. Looking forward to meeting you next time.

I-JOU, 3 lessons with Dorothy Fonde

Knowledgeable Tutor

Great first day! My son enjoyed working with Dorothy, and looks forward to working with her again. The details of what she covered in writing was very thorough and most helpful. Thanks!

Mardessa, 58 lessons with Dorothy Fonde

Very Knowledgeable

The children really enjoy their time with Dorothy. She introduces learning through games with our 5 year old and it does help a lot, keeping boredom out of the classroom. She has the perfect approach and the children are looking forward to seeing her again.

Edith, 3 lessons with Dorothy Fonde

Committed, Prepared

I am an adult who was interested in learning Spanish to further my career. Over the last two months I have had several lessons with Fonde at my home. She is always puntual and prepared for the lessons. Her love for the language is evident and she has a passion for passing it on to others. She is recently retired from a career of teaching which makes her an ideal tutuor; you are one in a classroom with her and she gives you her individed attention. Whether you are a child/student who needs tutoring or an adult interested in learning the language, I highly recommend Fonde.

Eric, 25 lessons with Dorothy Fonde

Great tutor!

Dorothy is a wonderful tutor. She is so kind and patient and smart. She has great games to play with my son and she is good at coaxing him to do things. He performs much better with her than when I work with him! She is extremely reliable too. I highly recommend her!

Rachel , 17 lessons with Dorothy Fonde

Great tutor

She is helping my son improve his reading and writing skills. She was on time and very friendly. So far my son and I both enjoy her.

Asya, 42 lessons with Dorothy Fonde

Dorothy was exactly what we needed!

Dorothy helped my daughter get back into her "Spanish" mindset and offered some great suggestions for helping her to prepare for an interview in Spanish. In addition to being an excellent tutor, she is a friendly, interesting person. We would recommend her highly!

Kathy, 1 lesson with Dorothy Fonde
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