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Gigi C.

Atlanta, GA

$35/hour

Effective and Patient K-6th & Spanish Tutor

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
4.9 average from 7 ratings

$35/Hour


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George Mason University
International Studies and Area Studies
University of Salamanca, Spain
Master's

Education

George Mason University (International Studies and Area Studies)

University of Salamanca, Spain (Master's)

About Gigi

I am a retired ESOL & Spanish teacher who loves children, reading, teaching and traveling. When I first started college I was thinking of becoming a diplomat so I majored in International Studies, as well as in Area Studies. It was in college that I started tutoring fellow students in Spanish, Latin America Affairs, and sharing our foods, music, dances & culture (I was elected as the President of the Latin American Students Association for three years in a row).

I fell in love with tutoring and this sharing of information across cultures. Upon graduating from college I landed my first job in Washington, D.C. but kept tutoring, and volunteering on the side through the Office of Latin American Affairs in the Nations Capital. Years later I moved to Atlanta and it was then that I decided to go into teaching. I completed the requirements to gain certification as an ESOL & Spanish Teacher. I worked in that capacity for Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, Georgia.

I previously taught ESOL/ESL at the Elementary and High School levels. My students came from different countries in Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. The degree of success I experienced with my students, as well as their parents was the high point of each day I worked as a Teacher. I also taught ESL night classes to the parents of my students.

I am a Spanish native speaker raised and educated in the U.S. as well as in Spanish America and Spain. I obtained a Master's degree in Spanish Language and Culture from the University of Salamanca in Spain where I lived for several years. I am well versed in all aspects of Spanish America to include the Language, History, Geography, Culture, Customs and general Traditions. I am also knowledgeable across culture about History and Geography of other parts of the World.

If you would like to work with a Tutor that loves helping students to succeed, and accomplish all that they can be please feel free to contact me. Your success is my main goal.
I am a retired ESOL & Spanish teacher who loves children, reading, teaching and traveling. When I first started college I was thinking of becoming a diplomat so I majored in International Studies, as well as in Area Studies. It was in college that I started tutoring fellow students in Spanish, Latin America Affairs, and sharing our foods, music, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 7 miles of Atlanta, GA 30324
In-person lessons
English:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary
Language:
Reading,
Spanish
History:
Geography, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I worked as a Certified ESOL/ESL Teacher for Fulton Co. Schools at the Elementary level for a period of 7 years.
My certification was also for Spanish.

I completed the ESL Coursework required by the State of Georgia from 11/2002 to 06/2003 earning a total of 16 credits needed.

I am bilingual (English/Spanish), a native Spanish speaker with a multicultural background, and extensive across culture knowledge and experience.

Phonics

As an ESOL Elementary Teacher I received substantial training and practice in Phonics.
Phonics was utilized as a main base for early reading instruction for K students (some even in PK).
Teaching of Word Sounds & decoding the words worked efficiently & effectively for early reading accomplishment.
All my students were able to become great readers with the teaching of Phonics learning how to read words in parts (sounding/combining each sound in the word to then said the complete word). The method was also used with students in higher grades (2nd & 3rd) to improve reading skills.

Reading

I have extensive experience working with Phonics & Reading/Reading Comprehension at the Elementary level. I have seventeen years of experience.

Spanish

I am a native Spanish speaker, hold a Master in Spanish Language & Culture from 'Universidad de Salamanca', in Spain, and have experience teaching Spanish.

George Mason University
International Studies and Area Studies
University of Salamanca, Spain
Master's

Education

George Mason University (International Studies and Area Studies)

University of Salamanca, Spain (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gigi will travel within 7 miles of Atlanta, GA 30324.