Experienced, Patient, all ages Teacher: content areas, Spanish, ESL
Experienced, Patient, all ages Teacher: content areas, Spanish, ESL
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.
Dorothy is innovative in her teaching techniques and incredibly patient with my children. She is kind, punctual and consistently prepares for the lesson in advance. I highly recommend her.Sarita, 127 lessons with Dorothy Fonde
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, 3 lessons with Dorothy Fonde
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, 51 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
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, 57 lessons with Dorothy Fonde
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
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
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
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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