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Felicia M.

Crystal Lake, IL

$48/hour

Spanish Success for Adults and Teenagers

1000+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/29/14
5.0 average from 479 ratings
Great Spanish Tutor
— Debbie, Saint Charles, IL on 3/10/16

$48/Hour


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Beloit College
Spanish
Chicago Theological Seminary
Other

Education

Beloit College (Spanish)

Chicago Theological Seminary (Other)

About Felicia

I majored in Spanish in college, which included a year in Ecuador. While there I lived with a family who did not speak English, and attended a university in the city of Quito where all of my classes were in Spanish. This provided me with an invaluable opportunity to learn Spanish at the level of a native speaker. Since college, I have learned first-hand that being bi-lingual sets one apart in searching for jobs and enhances professional opportunities within many industries. I am eager to help other students achieve similar outcomes by learning this valuable language.

Before I became a Spanish tutor, I taught English as a Second Language classes to high school students and adults for three years. As an ESL teacher, my students were all successful in their learning goals, and made significant improvements in their language skills. The students I have since tutored in Spanish have also shown tremendous amounts of progress - from improving grades and increasing confidence in class to improving fluency and communication skills in the workplace. I am patient and perceptive to the individual learning style of each student. This ability to personalize lessons is one of the many things that make me an excellent Spanish tutor, and set me apart from others. I recognize that everyone does not learn the same way, and I have a very individualized approach to teaching.

When appropriate, depending on a student's skill level, I can tutor entirely in Spanish. But regardless of the level a student is at, I have many creative strategies to use. Whether you're a beginner or in advanced Spanish, I am skilled at adapting my lessons to match your level. I have also developed hundreds of resources over the past few years, which I am happy to share with you.

I am flexible with scheduling, and have availability during the day, evenings, and on weekends. I am willing to tutor in-home or in a neutral place such as the public library or coffee shop. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you improve your Spanish language skills.
I majored in Spanish in college, which included a year in Ecuador. While there I lived with a family who did not speak English, and attended a university in the city of Quito where all of my classes were in Spanish. This provided me with an invaluable opportunity to learn Spanish at the level of a native speaker. Since college, I have learned Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Background Check: Passed

"Great Spanish Tutor"

- Debbie, Saint Charles, IL on 3/10/16

"Great Spanish Tutor"

- John, Yorba Linda, CA on 2/10/17

"Very good feedback with parent!"

- Risa, Saint Charles, IL on 2/2/17

"Wonderful Spanish Tutor"

- Selecia, Alpharetta, GA on 9/8/16

"Wonderful"

- Gina, Elgin, IL on 4/15/16

"Saved us with a test around the corner."

- Jill, Webster, NY on 12/18/15

"Great tutor!!"

- Anna, Kingston Springs, TN on 9/22/15

"Diligent and resourceful tutor."

- Laurie, Saint Charles, IL on 6/1/15
Language:
Spanish

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Approved subjects

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Spanish

I have a Bachelor's degree in Spanish and also spent a year living in Ecuador where I lived with a family and took university classes entirely in Spanish. As a result I am extremely fluent, and have a solid foundation in grammar and syntax. I also understand the importance of learning within and outside of the classroom. I have been tutoring students of all ages in Spanish, as well as adults who need to learn for various reasons, for the past three years. Prior to that, I taught ESL classes to Spanish-speakers. I have witnessed tremendous student success in both settings, because I go above and beyond to help my students reach their goals. I enjoy working with people one-on-one, or in small groups, because lessons can be individualized to meet each student's needs. I will bring whatever resources are necessary, will provide follow-up support after a lesson is over, and much more! An important part of being a good teacher is recognizing that people learn in different ways, and I pride myself on being able to adapt my lessons to match different learning styles. Reaching your goals is only an email away. I look forward to hearing from you!

Beloit College
Spanish
Chicago Theological Seminary
Other

Education

Beloit College (Spanish)

Chicago Theological Seminary (Other)

Great Spanish Tutor

My daughter is a freshman at Saint Charles North and has been struggling in her Spanish class. She has met with Felicia several times over the past few months and has received great help from a patient and kind tutor, who has the ability to explain the material in a way that makes sense! If you're looking for an excellent Spanish tutor, look no further.

— Debbie, Saint Charles, IL on 3/10/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $48.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Felicia will travel within 25 miles of Crystal Lake, IL 60014.