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 throughout the Spanish-speaking world, and has led student trips.
Here's what others have said about her:
Ms... is very well informed about the subject of early foreign language instruction at the elementary level (Principal of an elementary school on the North Shore).
One of your former students has identified you as the best teacher of her high school years (The College of the University of Chicago).
"Superior" ratings in teaching excellence & significant contributions (Chicago Public Schools).
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
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
Very knowledgeable and personable tutor
Susan has been a great tutor and terrific resource for questions. My Spanish grammar has improved dramatically and I really enjoy speaking Spanish with someone who can give me immediate feedback. I will be taking further classes in Spanish and will continue to use Susan as my tutor.Ben, 8 lessons with Susan
Knowledgeable and astute with assessment of different learning styles to meet my child's success in Spanish
She assess my son's learning style to make sure he was successful in Spanish. He is learning Spanish with the help from Dusam to help with reinforcement. Would highly recommend!Sarah, 15 lessons with Susan
Knowledgeable and insightful as to the best approach to teach the student.
My daughter transferred schools and was placed in a Spanish 4 class however there was a big gap in her Spanish from her previous school. This gap resulted in my daughter failing. After she started working with Susan her grades are now A's and high B's. Susan knows how to relate to the students and let's them know they can be successful. I couldn't be more pleased!!JoAnne, 21 lessons with Susan
Fantastic kick off session
It's pretty clear that she's good at teaching !! Easy to work with , she knew exactly what I needed from the beginning. Shared materials for me to work with at home.Anindya, 3 lessons with Susan
Best Spanish Tutor I Have Had
Susan is very dedicated to making sure you succeed and really understand the material, she is extremely pragmatic, flexible and patient. I was surprised and pleased when she began with a short survey to understand my learning style and how to best go about teaching me the material. She also made sure to take into account my personal goals and how to best make sure they get met. Absolutely Worth It.Trenton, 10 lessons with Susan
Response time: 10 hours