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Craig J.

Spanish & ESL Tutor

Spanish & ESL Tutor

$35/hour

  • 1,226 hours tutoring

About Craig


Bio

I am excited to accompany you through the journey of learning your second language! Everyone of my students has had great success improving his foreign language -especially in the key abilities of speaking and listening. I love teaching language and the number one key to success is making sure you have a solid second language foundation before covering more advanced skills. I also put an emphasis on speaking and vocabulary development, and I use grammar as only a scaffold to improve these...

I am excited to accompany you through the journey of learning your second language! Everyone of my students has had great success improving his foreign language -especially in the key abilities of speaking and listening. I love teaching language and the number one key to success is making sure you have a solid second language foundation before covering more advanced skills. I also put an emphasis on speaking and vocabulary development, and I use grammar as only a scaffold to improve these abilities. This focus on using the target language is so important because we learn language best and more naturally by first listening and speaking. Here is a little more about me education and background: I am a graduate from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a degree in Foreign Language and International Trade. While in university I taught Spanish and Latin Dance through the continuing education program at John A. Logan College. After graduating I lived in Colombia, South America. I have taught English in SENA (Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje), Institución Universitaria CESMAG, Universidad Mariana, Universidad de Nariño, and Open English.


Education

S.I.U.
Foreign Language and Int Trade
John A. Logan College
Other

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $35
  • Rate details: - One hour minimum. - 36 Hours Cancellation Policy (tutor discretion).
  • Lesson cancellation: 36 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

When I was studying in university I worked in the Illinois Migrant Council teaching ESL and life skills. Since graduating I have lived in Colombia, South America. Here I have taught English in SENA (Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje), Institución Universitaria CESMAG, Universidad Mariana, and Universidad de Nariño.
Spanish

Spanish

I have a degree in Foreign Language and International trade with an emphasis in Spanish. In addition, I was a Spanish Instructor at John A. Logan College for four years under the Continuing Education department. Currently, I am an expat who is dedicated to teaching both English and Spanish at various institutions in this area.

English

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

When I was studying in university I worked in the Illinois Migrant Council teaching ESL and life skills. Since graduating I have lived in Colombia, South America. Here I have taught English in SENA (Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje), Institución Universitaria CESMAG, Universidad Mariana, and Universidad de Nariño.

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

When I was studying in university I worked in the Illinois Migrant Council teaching ESL and life skills. Since graduating I have lived in Colombia, South America. Here I have taught English in SENA (Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje), Institución Universitaria CESMAG, Universidad Mariana, and Universidad de Nariño.
Spanish

Spanish

I have a degree in Foreign Language and International trade with an emphasis in Spanish. In addition, I was a Spanish Instructor at John A. Logan College for four years under the Continuing Education department. Currently, I am an expat who is dedicated to teaching both English and Spanish at various institutions in this area.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

When I was studying in university I worked in the Illinois Migrant Council teaching ESL and life skills. Since graduating I have lived in Colombia, South America. Here I have taught English in SENA (Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje), Institución Universitaria CESMAG, Universidad Mariana, and Universidad de Nariño.
Spanish

Spanish

I have a degree in Foreign Language and International trade with an emphasis in Spanish. In addition, I was a Spanish Instructor at John A. Logan College for four years under the Continuing Education department. Currently, I am an expat who is dedicated to teaching both English and Spanish at various institutions in this area.

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

When I was studying in university I worked in the Illinois Migrant Council teaching ESL and life skills. Since graduating I have lived in Colombia, South America. Here I have taught English in SENA (Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje), Institución Universitaria CESMAG, Universidad Mariana, and Universidad de Nariño.
Spanish

Spanish

I have a degree in Foreign Language and International trade with an emphasis in Spanish. In addition, I was a Spanish Instructor at John A. Logan College for four years under the Continuing Education department. Currently, I am an expat who is dedicated to teaching both English and Spanish at various institutions in this area.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

When I was studying in university I worked in the Illinois Migrant Council teaching ESL and life skills. Since graduating I have lived in Colombia, South America. Here I have taught English in SENA (Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje), Institución Universitaria CESMAG, Universidad Mariana, and Universidad de Nariño.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

When I was studying in university I worked in the Illinois Migrant Council teaching ESL and life skills. Since graduating I have lived in Colombia, South America. Here I have taught English in SENA (Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje), Institución Universitaria CESMAG, Universidad Mariana, and Universidad de Nariño.
Spanish

Spanish

I have a degree in Foreign Language and International trade with an emphasis in Spanish. In addition, I was a Spanish Instructor at John A. Logan College for four years under the Continuing Education department. Currently, I am an expat who is dedicated to teaching both English and Spanish at various institutions in this area.

Ratings and Reviews


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Great for my teenage son!

We were trying to cram in a lot of Spanish in a short time with my generally non-detail oriented son. My kiddo loves speaking languages, but not learning the details of languages. Craig was very patient and kept him working hard!

AMY, 9 lessons with Craig

Great Tutor

Craig is a really great tutor!! He helped me understand Spanish work that I was really having trouble with. He really helped me understand!!! Craig is a great teacher!

Niki , 2 lessons with Craig

Great teacher

My son likes his teacher and said Craig is great. After classes with Craig my son’s grades in Spanish began to rise and he began to understand this language more.

Baktygul, 9 lessons with Craig

Great teacher!

Craig was patient and helped me understand the basics. I look forward to more lessons and gaining a good foundation in order to learn Spanish.

Asia , 8 lessons with Craig

Great First Lesson

It's been several years since I have taken Spanish and I am in an intermediate College Course and need a refresher on basics to get back up to speed. First Lesson - everything was great! Craig was able to start me off on the right track. I have to walk before I can run so here we go! Already have more time scheduled, so more to come!

Annalyn, 3 lessons with Craig

Great teacher

Mr. Craig is really helpful and attentive. In our first lesson, I could realize how professional he is and he accommodates the needs of all English competence levels.

Taty, 5 lessons with Craig

he's an easy yes.

He broke down verb conjugation in the simplest of terms, and I instantly got it. Now I fully understand the basis of it. I'd been in class for weeks and was understanding nothing from my college professor. Craig teaches and I learn instantly.

KerryChad, 8 lessons with Craig

I am learning Spanish from the beginning

I didn't take Spanish in high school and I am trying to learn Spanish as a middle aged person. Craig has been an excellent teacher and I am going to keep taking lessons until I can have real conversations with Spanish speaking individuals. I highly recommend him.

Barry, 29 lessons with Craig

Patient and affordable

Very fun to work with, one lesson and I feel very happy making this choice. I feel very confident things will move well from here on out. Definitely would recommend.

Sade, 4 lessons with Craig
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$35/hour

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