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Heather K.

French, Spanish, English Teacher/Tutor

French, Spanish, English Teacher/Tutor

$40/hour

About Heather


Bio

I teach French and Spanish at Longmeadow High School (French 1 to AP and Spanish 1 and 2) and an Everyday French class for adults in Longmeadow. Previously, I taught ESL at Hampden Charter School of Science and ran an ESL class for adults through the East Longmeadow Library. I have worked with students of all ages from babies to adults and I enjoy all of them and the diversity.

I graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree in...

I teach French and Spanish at Longmeadow High School (French 1 to AP and Spanish 1 and 2) and an Everyday French class for adults in Longmeadow. Previously, I taught ESL at Hampden Charter School of Science and ran an ESL class for adults through the East Longmeadow Library. I have worked with students of all ages from babies to adults and I enjoy all of them and the diversity.

I graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree in French and Francophone Studies in 2013. As a graduate teaching assistant, I taught beginning and intermediate-level French language classes and a French film course conducted in English.

Before attending UMASS, I lived in Brittany, France for two years where I taught English to elementary school children aged 6 to 12 years old.

I earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in French Language and Literature at the University of Vermont in 2009. Over those four years, I volunteered in multiple ESL classrooms in Burlington public schools and worked as a French tutor for university students at UVM.

I hold a Professional License to teach Foreign Languages (French and Spanish) Grades 5-12 in Massachusetts and have passed the MTEL in French, Spanish, and ESL. I also hold a 100-hour Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification.

Teaching and learning are my passion, and I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others and helping students succeed. I specialize in languages including French, English, Spanish, and Polish. As both a language learner and teacher, I understand the challenges students may face when learning a new language and can help them overcome these difficulties. I cater my lessons to the specific needs and wants of the student (i.e. grammar, vocabulary, speaking, reading, writing, etc.). I like to incorporate culture and technology (including websites, music, films, and more) into my lessons and to encourage students to use the target language as much as possible.

I am flexible with both time and travel, and I am willing to tutor around Western Massachusetts. Please note that I have an 8-hour cancellation policy, although I do allow for make-up sessions. I prefer to meet with prospective students and their parents for a free introductory meeting to ensure that we are all on the same page.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve your academic or personal goals!


Education

University of Vermont
French Language and Literature
University of Massachusetts
MEd

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Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker who is passionate about languages, linguistics, and grammar. I began volunteering in ESL classrooms in Burlington, VT in 2007 and subsequently became TEFL certified (100 hours) in 2008. After completing my B.A. in 2009, I spent two years teaching English to elementary school children (aged 6 to 12 years old) in Brittany, France. I just recently completed a Master's of Teaching degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where I also worked as a graduate teaching assistant instructing beginning and intermediate-level French courses. My knowledge of foreign languages has greatly increased my curiosity and understanding of my own language and also helps me to relate to the challenges my students face when learning a new language.
French,

French

I have been teaching all levels of French (1-AP) at Longmeadow High School since 2014. I began studying French in middle school (1998) and haven't stopped. I have tutored students of all ages and taught hundreds over the years. I earned a B.A. in French Language and Literature from the University of Vermont in 2009 and studied abroad in Le Mans, France in 2008. After graduation, I taught English to elementary school children in Brittany, France for two years. I returned to the States to earn a Master's of Teaching degree in French and Francophone Studies from UMASS Amherst. There, I taught beginning and intermediate-level French language classes and a French film class to university students. I completed my practicum at Amherst Regional High School before starting at LHS.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have been teaching Spanish for the past 4.5 years at Longmeadow High School (currently on maternity leave). Before starting that job, I traveled to Costa Rica to take classes, travel, and immerse myself in the culture. to I studied Spanish during both my undergraduate and master's degrees at the University of Vermont and University of Amherst respectively. I passed the Spanish MTEL (Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure) and tutored student athletes at UMASS Amherst in beginning-level Spanish and French.
Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I recently graduated from UMASS Amherst with a Master of Teaching degree. I have taught students of all ages from elementary school children to college students. I recently spent two years teaching English to French school children aged 6 to 11. I have also worked at a summer camp with youth aged 4 to 16 and one summer specifically with the youngest campers (4 and 5 years old).
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I am a native English speaker who is passionate about languages, linguistics, and grammar. I began volunteering in ESL classrooms in Burlington, VT in 2007 and subsequently became TEFL certified (100 hours) in 2008. After completing my B.A. in 2009, I spent two years teaching English to elementary school children (aged 6 to 12 years old) in Brittany, France. I just recently completed a Master's of Teaching degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where I also worked as a graduate teaching assistant instructing beginning and intermediate-level French courses. My knowledge of foreign languages has greatly increased my curiosity and understanding of my own language and also helps me to relate to the challenges my students face when learning a new language.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker who is passionate about languages, linguistics, and grammar. I began volunteering in ESL classrooms in Burlington, VT in 2007 and subsequently became TEFL certified (100 hours) in 2008. After completing my B.A. in 2009, I spent two years teaching English to elementary school children (aged 6 to 12 years old) in Brittany, France. I just recently completed a Master's of Teaching degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where I also worked as a graduate teaching assistant instructing beginning and intermediate-level French courses. My knowledge of foreign languages has greatly increased my curiosity and understanding of my own language and also helps me to relate to the challenges my students face when learning a new language.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I am a native English speaker who is passionate about languages, linguistics, and grammar. I have passed the SATs, the GREs (Graduate Record Examinations), and the reading and writing sections of the MTEL (Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure). I began volunteering in ESL classrooms in Burlington, VT in 2007 and subsequently became TEFL certified (100 hours) in 2008. After completing my B.A. in 2009, I spent two years teaching English to elementary school children (aged 6 to 12 years old) in Brittany, France. I recently completed a Master's of Teaching degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where I also worked as a graduate teaching assistant instructing beginning and intermediate-level French language and French film courses. My knowledge of foreign languages has greatly increased my curiosity and understanding of my native language and also helps me to relate to the challenges my students face when learning a new language.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I am a native English speaker who is passionate about languages, linguistics, and grammar. I began volunteering in ESL classrooms in Burlington, VT in 2007 and subsequently became TEFL certified (100 hours) in 2008. After completing my B.A. in 2009, I spent two years teaching English to elementary school children (aged 6 to 12 years old) in Brittany, France. I just recently completed a Master's of Teaching degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where I also worked as a graduate teaching assistant instructing beginning and intermediate-level French courses. My knowledge of foreign languages has greatly increased my curiosity and understanding of my own language and also helps me to relate to the challenges my students face when learning a new language.
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I recently graduated from UMASS Amherst with a Master of Teaching degree. I have taught students of all ages from elementary school children to college students. I recently spent two years teaching English to French school children aged 6 to 11. I have also worked at a summer camp with youth aged 4 to 16 and one summer specifically with the youngest campers (4 and 5 years old).
English,

English

I am a native English speaker who is passionate about languages, linguistics, and grammar. I began volunteering in ESL classrooms in Burlington, VT in 2007 and subsequently became TEFL certified (100 hours) in 2008. After completing my B.A. in 2009, I spent two years teaching English to elementary school children (aged 6 to 12 years old) in Brittany, France. I just recently completed a Master's of Teaching degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where I also worked as a graduate teaching assistant instructing beginning and intermediate-level French courses. My knowledge of foreign languages has greatly increased my curiosity and understanding of my own language and also helps me to relate to the challenges my students face when learning a new language.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker who is passionate about languages, linguistics, and grammar. I began volunteering in ESL classrooms in Burlington, VT in 2007 and subsequently became TEFL certified (100 hours) in 2008. After completing my B.A. in 2009, I spent two years teaching English to elementary school children (aged 6 to 12 years old) in Brittany, France. I just recently completed a Master's of Teaching degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where I also worked as a graduate teaching assistant instructing beginning and intermediate-level French courses. My knowledge of foreign languages has greatly increased my curiosity and understanding of my own language and also helps me to relate to the challenges my students face when learning a new language.
French,

French

I have been teaching all levels of French (1-AP) at Longmeadow High School since 2014. I began studying French in middle school (1998) and haven't stopped. I have tutored students of all ages and taught hundreds over the years. I earned a B.A. in French Language and Literature from the University of Vermont in 2009 and studied abroad in Le Mans, France in 2008. After graduation, I taught English to elementary school children in Brittany, France for two years. I returned to the States to earn a Master's of Teaching degree in French and Francophone Studies from UMASS Amherst. There, I taught beginning and intermediate-level French language classes and a French film class to university students. I completed my practicum at Amherst Regional High School before starting at LHS.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have been teaching Spanish for the past 4.5 years at Longmeadow High School (currently on maternity leave). Before starting that job, I traveled to Costa Rica to take classes, travel, and immerse myself in the culture. to I studied Spanish during both my undergraduate and master's degrees at the University of Vermont and University of Amherst respectively. I passed the Spanish MTEL (Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure) and tutored student athletes at UMASS Amherst in beginning-level Spanish and French.
Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker who is passionate about languages, linguistics, and grammar. I began volunteering in ESL classrooms in Burlington, VT in 2007 and subsequently became TEFL certified (100 hours) in 2008. After completing my B.A. in 2009, I spent two years teaching English to elementary school children (aged 6 to 12 years old) in Brittany, France. I just recently completed a Master's of Teaching degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where I also worked as a graduate teaching assistant instructing beginning and intermediate-level French courses. My knowledge of foreign languages has greatly increased my curiosity and understanding of my own language and also helps me to relate to the challenges my students face when learning a new language.
French,

French

I have been teaching all levels of French (1-AP) at Longmeadow High School since 2014. I began studying French in middle school (1998) and haven't stopped. I have tutored students of all ages and taught hundreds over the years. I earned a B.A. in French Language and Literature from the University of Vermont in 2009 and studied abroad in Le Mans, France in 2008. After graduation, I taught English to elementary school children in Brittany, France for two years. I returned to the States to earn a Master's of Teaching degree in French and Francophone Studies from UMASS Amherst. There, I taught beginning and intermediate-level French language classes and a French film class to university students. I completed my practicum at Amherst Regional High School before starting at LHS.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have been teaching Spanish for the past 4.5 years at Longmeadow High School (currently on maternity leave). Before starting that job, I traveled to Costa Rica to take classes, travel, and immerse myself in the culture. to I studied Spanish during both my undergraduate and master's degrees at the University of Vermont and University of Amherst respectively. I passed the Spanish MTEL (Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure) and tutored student athletes at UMASS Amherst in beginning-level Spanish and French.
TOEFL

TOEFL

I am a native English speaker who is passionate about languages, linguistics, and grammar. I began volunteering in ESL classrooms in Burlington, VT in 2007 and subsequently became TEFL certified (100 hours) in 2008. After completing my B.A. in 2009, I spent two years teaching English to elementary school children (aged 6 to 12 years old) in Brittany, France. I just recently completed a Master's of Teaching degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where I also worked as a graduate teaching assistant instructing beginning and intermediate-level French courses. My knowledge of foreign languages has greatly increased my curiosity and understanding of my own language and also helps me to relate to the challenges my students face when learning a new language.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I recently graduated from UMASS Amherst with a Master of Teaching degree. I have taught students of all ages from elementary school children to college students. I recently spent two years teaching English to French school children aged 6 to 11. I have also worked at a summer camp with youth aged 4 to 16 and one summer specifically with the youngest campers (4 and 5 years old).
English,

English

I am a native English speaker who is passionate about languages, linguistics, and grammar. I began volunteering in ESL classrooms in Burlington, VT in 2007 and subsequently became TEFL certified (100 hours) in 2008. After completing my B.A. in 2009, I spent two years teaching English to elementary school children (aged 6 to 12 years old) in Brittany, France. I just recently completed a Master's of Teaching degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where I also worked as a graduate teaching assistant instructing beginning and intermediate-level French courses. My knowledge of foreign languages has greatly increased my curiosity and understanding of my own language and also helps me to relate to the challenges my students face when learning a new language.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker who is passionate about languages, linguistics, and grammar. I began volunteering in ESL classrooms in Burlington, VT in 2007 and subsequently became TEFL certified (100 hours) in 2008. After completing my B.A. in 2009, I spent two years teaching English to elementary school children (aged 6 to 12 years old) in Brittany, France. I just recently completed a Master's of Teaching degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where I also worked as a graduate teaching assistant instructing beginning and intermediate-level French courses. My knowledge of foreign languages has greatly increased my curiosity and understanding of my own language and also helps me to relate to the challenges my students face when learning a new language.
French,

French

I have been teaching all levels of French (1-AP) at Longmeadow High School since 2014. I began studying French in middle school (1998) and haven't stopped. I have tutored students of all ages and taught hundreds over the years. I earned a B.A. in French Language and Literature from the University of Vermont in 2009 and studied abroad in Le Mans, France in 2008. After graduation, I taught English to elementary school children in Brittany, France for two years. I returned to the States to earn a Master's of Teaching degree in French and Francophone Studies from UMASS Amherst. There, I taught beginning and intermediate-level French language classes and a French film class to university students. I completed my practicum at Amherst Regional High School before starting at LHS.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have been teaching Spanish for the past 4.5 years at Longmeadow High School (currently on maternity leave). Before starting that job, I traveled to Costa Rica to take classes, travel, and immerse myself in the culture. to I studied Spanish during both my undergraduate and master's degrees at the University of Vermont and University of Amherst respectively. I passed the Spanish MTEL (Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure) and tutored student athletes at UMASS Amherst in beginning-level Spanish and French.
Reading, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker who is passionate about languages, linguistics, and grammar. I began volunteering in ESL classrooms in Burlington, VT in 2007 and subsequently became TEFL certified (100 hours) in 2008. After completing my B.A. in 2009, I spent two years teaching English to elementary school children (aged 6 to 12 years old) in Brittany, France. I just recently completed a Master's of Teaching degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where I also worked as a graduate teaching assistant instructing beginning and intermediate-level French courses. My knowledge of foreign languages has greatly increased my curiosity and understanding of my own language and also helps me to relate to the challenges my students face when learning a new language.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I recently graduated from UMASS Amherst with a Master of Teaching degree. I have taught students of all ages from elementary school children to college students. I recently spent two years teaching English to French school children aged 6 to 11. I have also worked at a summer camp with youth aged 4 to 16 and one summer specifically with the youngest campers (4 and 5 years old).
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker who is passionate about languages, linguistics, and grammar. I began volunteering in ESL classrooms in Burlington, VT in 2007 and subsequently became TEFL certified (100 hours) in 2008. After completing my B.A. in 2009, I spent two years teaching English to elementary school children (aged 6 to 12 years old) in Brittany, France. I just recently completed a Master's of Teaching degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where I also worked as a graduate teaching assistant instructing beginning and intermediate-level French courses. My knowledge of foreign languages has greatly increased my curiosity and understanding of my own language and also helps me to relate to the challenges my students face when learning a new language.
French,

French

I have been teaching all levels of French (1-AP) at Longmeadow High School since 2014. I began studying French in middle school (1998) and haven't stopped. I have tutored students of all ages and taught hundreds over the years. I earned a B.A. in French Language and Literature from the University of Vermont in 2009 and studied abroad in Le Mans, France in 2008. After graduation, I taught English to elementary school children in Brittany, France for two years. I returned to the States to earn a Master's of Teaching degree in French and Francophone Studies from UMASS Amherst. There, I taught beginning and intermediate-level French language classes and a French film class to university students. I completed my practicum at Amherst Regional High School before starting at LHS.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have been teaching Spanish for the past 4.5 years at Longmeadow High School (currently on maternity leave). Before starting that job, I traveled to Costa Rica to take classes, travel, and immerse myself in the culture. to I studied Spanish during both my undergraduate and master's degrees at the University of Vermont and University of Amherst respectively. I passed the Spanish MTEL (Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure) and tutored student athletes at UMASS Amherst in beginning-level Spanish and French.
Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I am a native English speaker who is passionate about languages, linguistics, and grammar. I have passed the SATs, the GREs (Graduate Record Examinations), and the reading and writing sections of the MTEL (Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure). I began volunteering in ESL classrooms in Burlington, VT in 2007 and subsequently became TEFL certified (100 hours) in 2008. After completing my B.A. in 2009, I spent two years teaching English to elementary school children (aged 6 to 12 years old) in Brittany, France. I recently completed a Master's of Teaching degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where I also worked as a graduate teaching assistant instructing beginning and intermediate-level French language and French film courses. My knowledge of foreign languages has greatly increased my curiosity and understanding of my native language and also helps me to relate to the challenges my students face when learning a new language.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I am a native English speaker who is passionate about languages, linguistics, and grammar. I began volunteering in ESL classrooms in Burlington, VT in 2007 and subsequently became TEFL certified (100 hours) in 2008. After completing my B.A. in 2009, I spent two years teaching English to elementary school children (aged 6 to 12 years old) in Brittany, France. I just recently completed a Master's of Teaching degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where I also worked as a graduate teaching assistant instructing beginning and intermediate-level French courses. My knowledge of foreign languages has greatly increased my curiosity and understanding of my own language and also helps me to relate to the challenges my students face when learning a new language.
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading

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Excellent, balanced sessions!

Heather helps keep my daughter focused but also allows her to express her interests as a way to keep the language alive and real.

Chad, 22 lessons with Heather
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