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University of Rochester
Political Science
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
MEd

Education

University of Rochester (Political Science)

University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MEd)

About Leigh

Hello! I have many years of teaching and tutoring in English, most often for students learning English as a Second Language. I've tutored age 4 through adult in ELL, been a History teacher, and Music teacher! My Masters in Education is in "History - Secondary Teaching, 5-8 and 8-12." I also taught Elementary Music and Dance for more than 3 years. I have a strong passion for social justice, international students, special needs students, and learning other languages.

Right now I am a substitute teacher, and enjoying this as well. My preference is to try out online tutoring and see how that goes. However, I am residing near Amherst, MA, and can easily get to downtown Amherst and various locations in surrounding towns.

I have recently helped High School seniors with their college essays, and have found this process quite fulfilling. I'm learning more about the college admission process and would love to apply my passion to helping students make their best self shine, and taking the skills onward in life as well.

I can teach English speaking, for people who want to work on reducing their accent, and on colloquialisms, or little subtle things that are hard to understand. I feel honored when my ELL Students have asked embarrassing, sensitive or private questions, that's not easy, but part of ELL is helping students learn both the culture and how things work on a pragmatic level from health care to educational institutions and how they work. I tutored a student on his first day here from Colombia when I was only 14 years old, and that experience shaped and changed me forever. I loved helping him, and I saw how needy he was. I like to combine my nurturing spirit to the tutoring process, and kids who need a little of both tend to feel very appreciative, as do their parents. I hope I can help you with what you need! If you think it's a good fit, send me a note and let's get started!

I have ESL Training at the Jones Library in Amherst, MA; ELL training with Holyoke, MA Public Schools. I tutored ESL students in West Springfield, held office hours after school for all students and spent a large amount of that time with the ESL students I had, helping them with all their assignments at times, not just History. I was a writing tutor in college for other college students, primarily ESL students. ESL Preferred Substitute Teacher in Amherst Public Schools currently, and I have taught ESL as a sub for 3 years now, grades K-12. I might pursue re-certification in this subject.

I taught "Writers' Workshop" to 6th graders, and History Writing with a little journalism to high school students.

I'm passionate and knowledgeable about all social studies topics, with special interest in American History, Civil Rights, Geography, US Law and Psychology (all classes I have taught). I've taught as a full time social studies teacher in two school districts, grades 6-12.

I have a Masters in Education from UMass, Amherst, in "History Teaching - Secondary Level"

I look forward to hearing about your needs, your schedule and your hopes!

Have a fabulous day!
Que tengas un buen dia! (Si, hablo un poco de Espanol.)
Bonne journée ! (Oui, je parle un peu de francais.)
Hello! I have many years of teaching and tutoring in English, most often for students learning English as a Second Language. I've tutored age 4 through adult in ELL, been a History teacher, and Music teacher! My Masters in Education is in "History - Secondary Teaching, 5-8 and 8-12." I also taught Elementary Music and Dance for more than 3 years. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Holyoke, MA 01040
English:
ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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University of Rochester
Political Science
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
MEd

Education

University of Rochester (Political Science)

University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $36.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Leigh will travel within 40 miles of Holyoke, MA 01040.