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Kathryn S.

Evanston, IL

$85/hour

Experienced Spanish teacher ready to help

20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 8/27/12
5.0 average from 16 ratings
Great tutor.
— Jill, Winnetka, IL on 7/31/13

$85/Hour


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Bachelor of Science, Xavier University
Spanish
Salem State University Graduate School
Master's

Education

Bachelor of Science, Xavier University (Spanish)

Salem State University Graduate School (Master's)

About Kathryn

Hola a todos!

I am a licensed Spanish teacher with 11 years of teaching experience. I am certified to teach Spanish to all grades (K-12) and I currently teach grades 6-8 in a high-achieving district. I completely understand the rigor that is involved in students' course loads and I am confident I can assist them while also reducing their stress. For non students, I would also be willing to tutor specifically in preparation for future trips abroad. I have my undergraduate degree in Spanish and education and a MAT (Masters of Arts in Teaching) Spanish as well. I have spent extended time living and studying in Madrid, Spain. Also, I spent two summers planning and leading trips for groups American teens in Granada, Spain. I have spent time in various other Spanish speaking countries as well.

I absolutely love teaching and my students say that I am able to break down the concepts for them in fun, creative ways that are easy to remember. I am also very energetic, patient and positive. At my current school, we don't use textbooks; instead we've written a communication driven curriculum revolving around authentic materials that many other school districts are trying to emulate. Surely this experience will be able to assist other students seeking a tutor.

I have taught and worked with all types of students- those who love Spanish, those who "hate" it, and everything in between. I also have three of my own children, who all have very different personalities and styles of learning. Whether you are looking to catch up, keep up, or get ahead, I can help you out. Though I don't use them in my own teaching, I am very familiar with many of the commonly used textbooks and I have tons of material that I have made on my own as well. I am also well versed in finding authentic materials to augment lessons.. I am confident I will be able to help you achieve your goals with the Spanish language and I'm looking forward to working with you!

Gracias y hasta pronto!
Hola a todos!

I am a licensed Spanish teacher with 11 years of teaching experience. I am certified to teach Spanish to all grades (K-12) and I currently teach grades 6-8 in a high-achieving district. I completely understand the rigor that is involved in students' course loads and I am confident I can assist them while also reducing
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

85 dollars per hour for one student, 120 dollars an hour for 2 students. More than 2 students would require further discussion.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Evanston, IL 60202
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor."

- Jill, Winnetka, IL on 7/31/13

"Very nice and well prepared"

- Joan, CORAL GABLES, FL on 10/8/12
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Proofreading, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Italian, Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Study Skills
Sports/Recreation:
Fitness, Track & Field

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Grammar

Grammar has always been a specialty of mine. Although it might seem strange, learning Spanish grammar really allowed me to better explain English grammar concepts. I have edited many peers' papers throughout the years. Finding ways to tweak sentences and paragraphs to make them sound even better is something I really enjoy doing.

Spanish

-7 years Spanish teaching experience
-Master of Arts in Teaching Spanish from Salem State University
-Bachelor of Arts from Xavier University in Spanish and Education
-Variety of abroad experiences
-As someone who learned Spanish as my second language as well as a teacher to a variety of skill levels, I understand the challenges that arise when learning a foreign language and how to find success.

Bachelor of Science, Xavier University
Spanish
Salem State University Graduate School
Master's

Education

Bachelor of Science, Xavier University (Spanish)

Salem State University Graduate School (Master's)

Great tutor.

Kathryn has been great at recommending websites for my daughter to go to practice what she is learning. We had a vacation break of 3 weeks and they started right back up. Great tutor.

— Jill, Winnetka, IL on 7/31/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $85.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

85 dollars per hour for one student, 120 dollars an hour for 2 students. More than 2 students would require further discussion.

Travel policy

Kathryn will travel within 15 miles of Evanston, IL 60202.