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Jeanne D.

Cambridge, MA

$60/hour

Older, Grayer, Better

5.0 average from 5 ratings

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Muhlenberg College
Spanish
Indiana University
Master's
Georgetown University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Muhlenberg College (Spanish)

Indiana University (Master's)

Georgetown University (Graduate Coursework)

About Jeanne

I have over 40 years of teaching experience and am still happily and successfully at it. Currently, I teach college literature and writing, and I teach ESL. My Spanish is near-native; in the past, I taught high school and college Spanish and in bilingual education programs. I have lived and taught abroad: Spain, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, and Ukraine. I can provide current professional references and student course evaluations, all of which are stellar. Yes, I am older and grayer, but still cool. I can create a comfortable relationship with both younger and adult students while being appropriately stubborn about the learning goals. My students often thank me for being "old school" about writing mechanics such as English grammar and punctuation, and they are grateful for my liberal use of a red pen. I tell them "R" is for "red" pen and also for "respect." When they work hard to complete or revise an assignment, I take time to read and respond to it.

One-on-one tutoring may not look like a two-way relationship, but it most definitely is. The student has the opportunity to work with a teacher at precisely his or her own learning pace and without reference to classmates who may be affecting his or her participation or achievement in some way. The tutor, in turn, is able to slow down and see the learning steps in more and better detail. Ultimately, we both go back into classrooms, each with new skills.

I hold an MS in Applied Linguistics with a concentration in language education.

I hold an MAT, and I use Spanish actively to communicate with my in-laws.

I hope something here has grabbed your attention and inspired confidence. I will do my best for you.
I have over 40 years of teaching experience and am still happily and successfully at it. Currently, I teach college literature and writing, and I teach ESL. My Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Cambridge, MA 02140
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Writing,
Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Handwriting

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Handwriting

When I completed my teacher certification program in Pennsylvania, (1973-74), my handwriting was assessed. Our writing needed to be clear on the board and in assignment corrections.
I was given penmanship lessons in grade school, including the handwriting physics for lefties, of which I am one. I can do/teach the Zaner Bloser method. I am pleasantly surprised that this is an area of interest in tutoring inquiries.

SAT Writing

I have been teaching writing for 45 years, including to ESL students who sometimes lack the cultural information needed to make good topic decisions and/or a sense for the cultural logic of college.

Muhlenberg College
Spanish
Indiana University
Master's
Georgetown University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Muhlenberg College (Spanish)

Indiana University (Master's)

Georgetown University (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jeanne will travel within 5 miles of Cambridge, MA 02140.