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Vicki S.

South Yarmouth, MA

$45/hour

Language Arts Including English, French and Spanish

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 3 ratings
Vicki is fantastique! I am so happy that I found her!
— Cathy, Pocasset, MA on 8/2/16

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UMass Boston
French

Education

UMass Boston (French)

About Vicki

I was born in the States, but raised in Casablanca, Morocco. I am bilingual English/French and proficient in Spanish. I taught English as a Second Language as a volunteer for Literacy Volunteers of America in Hartford, CT. I have taught French and Spanish at the High School level. For over 15 years I was a technical writer which requires strong written and oral communication skills. Also, during my years as technical writer, I was often asked to teach groups of my peers to run through the different applications of computer hardware and software about which I was writing. This is only to say that I have experience teaching all ages.

I have a love of languages and all aspects of language arts. Teaching and sharing knowledge are immensely satisfying occupations to me. I love books and find that when a child is able to read and is introduced to the right books - age appropriate and selected according to the child's interests - they become lifelong readers.

In my experience as a technical writer, specifically writing users' guides, I was able- through language - to guide a person through steps needed to perform various tasks. I received a performance bonus for one manual that I wrote and published. I believe this speaks to my expertise with the English language.

Growing up in Morocco I spoke both English and French at home, school, and play. I was also exposed to Spanish from a young age because my father and uncles and aunt spoke to my grandmother in Spanish. Later, when I studied Spanish at U MASS, it came very easily to me. Additionally, my education was in French and Spanish. I received an A for my Student Teaching courses. Finally, my years of combined experience as teacher of languages as well as teaching ESL for the Literacy Volunteers of America, qualify me to teach and/or tutor in these two languages.

Through my years of experience teaching, I have learned that I am able to connect with my students and develop genuine relationships with them. I was never the type of teacher who just stood up on her dais behind her desk. I never believed in creating walls between teacher and student.

I look forward to hearing from you and finding out how I can help you learn. Please contact me so that I can answer all your questions. We can then work out a schedule that accommodates both of us.
I was born in the States, but raised in Casablanca, Morocco. I am bilingual English/French and proficient in Spanish. I taught Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of South Yarmouth, MA 02664
In-person lessons

"Vicki is fantastique! I am so happy that I found her!"

- Cathy, Pocasset, MA on 8/2/16
English:
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French, Spanish
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary

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UMass Boston
French

Education

UMass Boston (French)

Vicki is fantastique! I am so happy that I found her! — Vicki got me started from our first interaction. She was punctual, professional, nice...she addressed my personal needs and really has planned a custom tutoring approach to my needs of improving my conversational French for an upcoming trip. I could not be more pleased! Vicki is a nice and interesting person and I really enjoyed our first meeting! Can't wait for the next! ...

— Cathy, Pocasset, MA on 8/2/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Vicki will travel within 20 miles of South Yarmouth, MA 02664.