Illinois Licensed Classroom Spanish teacher offers tutoring
Illinois Licensed Classroom Spanish teacher offers tutoring
Susan holds 2 Illinois teaching certificates, a Masters Degree, and a Bachelors Degree in Spanish Education. She has 20 years of classroom experience teaching all ages of students, specializing in high school and college students, and adults. She is a renown Spanish teacher, combining many years of experience with recent academic training of best instructional practices (e.g. scaffolding, modeling, reflective teaching, differentiation) for the acquisition of all skills of foreign language;...
Susan holds 2 Illinois teaching certificates, a Masters Degree, and a Bachelors Degree in Spanish Education. She has 20 years of classroom experience teaching all ages of students, specializing in high school and college students, and adults. She is a renown Spanish teacher, combining many years of experience with recent academic training of best instructional practices (e.g. scaffolding, modeling, reflective teaching, differentiation) for the acquisition of all skills of foreign language; i.e. listening, speaking, reading, writing. Her innovative teaching strategies reflect her vast knowledge and skills in teaching Spanish as a foreign language.
In addition to support for the struggling student and enrichment for the succeeding student, Susan offers tutoring for students who are preparing for standardized exams: the Spanish AP language or literature exams, the CEEB language test, or the college proficiency exams.
Susan teaches to a wide range of ability levels and learning styles. She offers her services to special needs students, Bilingual students, adult students preparing for travel or new jobs. She customizes her services for tutoring or teaching to individuals, classes, or other teachers seeking tutorials to improve their own teaching strategies.
Susan distinguished herself when she initiated, designed and taught the first interdisciplinary course of its kind in Illinois for the acquisition of language proficiency through the academic content of social sciences. She also expanded high school Spanish programs to all levels of course offerings and contributed to schools becoming foreign language academies. She has piloted television courses for all domains of language acquisition at the college level. She has successfully persuaded school districts to offer foreign language instruction at the primary grades by her research and presentations as to how the brain learns language.
Susan is a native speaker since early childhood. She has lived in Spain and Costa Rica, has traveled extensively
Susan has been a pleasure to work with. She is very responsive and flexible with scheduling. My son is having difficulty in Spanish at school and Susan has found ways to tap into his learning style and preferences, and really help him learn the complexities of the language. She engages him in visual and auditory learning, not just textbook and worksheets, although she has also been able to effectively engage my son with the text as well. We have been very pleased and grateful that we have found Susan. She is helping to give my son a strong foundation in Spanish, which I am confident will allow him to build his skills as time goes on.Gabrielle, 11 lessons with Susan
Susan has been an excellent teacher to my son for Spanish III. She began working with him mid-quarter and helped him get an A on the final which raised his grade from a high C to a high B. Her knowledge of Spanish and her teaching technique have been invaluable to my son's understanding, knowledge, confidence and participation in this subject. We are continuing lessons with her this term and his grade has been an A all semester. Susan is a good communicator and has provided honest feedback. She has gone the extra mile to find time to meet with my son; she even scheduled a tutor lesson the night she got back from vacation because it was the only time my son could meet. I really appreciate her commitment to having my son succeed. We live 1/2 the country away from her, but the Skype tutoring is successful. We recommend that you meet and work with Susan for Spanish.Kelly, 30 lessons with Susan
Before I met Susan, I was taking private lessons for a year but still could not speak a word of Spanish. I’ve only been working with her for a few months and in that short time my oral language has improved drastically. She’s an amazing, fun and skillful teacher that makes lessons enjoyable and easy to learn.Electra , 13 lessons with Susan
My daughter struggled in Spanish 1 and started this school year off with similar struggles in Spanish 2. Her tests and quizzes averaged a C- in the first quarter at which point she asked me to find her a tutor as she was worried about falling further behind as the year progressed. After just 5 sessions with Susan, her second quarter test and quizzes are averaging a B. My daughter was apprehensive about online tutoring but she feels so much more confident in the class. She appreciates the extra study time focused specifically on what she needs help with. I highly recommend Susan!Michelle, 19 lessons with Susan
Excellent Spanish tutor
Susan taught my son the first time. She was very nice and taught very well. Susan was patient and highly knowledgeable about the subject matter. I would highly recommend her to all students seeking guidance in Spanish.Rupal, 22 lessons with Susan
Fun and knowledgeable!
In preparation for a job interview, Susan catered several sessions to help me get ready for a job interview in Spanish. She sent me vocabulary ahead of time to look at, and our sessions were based on the helpful vocabulary. She had my interview in mind as she prepared every activity, and I walked into my interview feeling confident! She is fun, kind and really invested in my learning and language development. I highly recommend Susan!Molly, 3 lessons with Susan
Insightful teaching method
Susan showed my daughter how to increase her Spanish reading comprehension through her unique teaching method. She is extremely patient and insightful. I highly recommend her!Tania, 19 lessons with Susan
La mejor profesora
I’ve been taking lessons with Susan for a month now. She uses images to help me memorize and learn faster. Sometimes she would speak kind of fast in Spanish but that’s because she wants your ears to get used to the language. She always has your best interest at heart. I can officially say I went from 0-100 real quick because I’m so much better at Spanish now. Of course, you have to practice a lot on your own too but that’s the case with every language. If you wanna be fluent in Spanish, give Susan a shot because she’s incredible at teaching. Her teaching technique is the best as it allows you to pick up a language very quickly. Give her a shot, you won’t regret it!Magdelane, 8 lessons with Susan
Patient and knowledgeable tutor!
Susan is tutoring my son who is a junior in high school. When he comes home with a smile on his face and not frustrated, it makes all the difference in the world! His teacher unfortunately doesn’t understand that writing rules on the board and speaking at them in Spanish is not teaching and does not inspire these kids to continue learning the Spanish language, as Susan has done with my son. Thank you, Susan!!Grace, 15 lessons with Susan
My son was receiving B- until the half of the first semester. So I contacted Susan because due to the excellent review and the distance. My son could finish the first semester with B+ only in two months. Then he finally received A for the second semester. Now my son has much more confidence in Spanish and is doing volunteer work in a Latino community. Thank you very much, Susan.SUE, 42 lessons with Susan
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