University of Southern Maine (education, spanish)
i am a professional art, Spanish, French teacher. I have been teaching in public and private schools for 10 years. I have been tutoring for 2 years.
I am Franco-American. I was taught in French schools by Canadian nuns, French was the main language of instruction. My grandparents were immigrants from Quebec. I only spoke to them in French. While I was teaching I took many refresher courses in Quebec.
I can also speak Spanish. I had 13 college courses in Spanish. Most of them were immersion courses in Mexico. One of them was at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. I lived in Mexico for a short time. I worked in one private school part-time teaching English and in another as a substitute.
My teaching style is pretty open ended. i.e.: I can gear the course to the students educational needs. It can be a fun course or very serious academics. I can also tailor the course to the student's interests, given ample time.
Dolores Rollins i am a professional art, Spanish, French teacher. I have been teaching in public and private schools for 10 years. I have been tutoring for 2 years.
I am Franco-American. I
It was a pleasure this year to have Dolores as a tutor for French for my 12 year old daughter. For almost 2 months during summer, my daughter had tutoring sessions with Dolores twice a week. The goal was not to forget what she learned in school during school year, revisit and extend vocabulary, go over grammar and conjugation, and put all accumulated knowledge into practice. Dolores did it all and more.
Dolores was very inventive and creative, which made tutoring more fun. She brought balls, puzzles, and colored pencils to make tutoring more colorful and, as a result, enjoyable and effective. It's summer break, not school time. Also, I think my daughter gained a lot from communicating with Dolores. Dolores is very intelligent, patient, and has great personality. It's very important for kids to communicate with adults who are great role models.
As for communication and timing, I mostly communicated with Dolores either by e-mail, or personally: very effective. Dolores was always at our house promptly. After each class, Dolores wrote a review with highlights of the tutoring session so I could follow on what my daughter is currently learning. And the last thing I want to mention, that my daughter greatly enjoyed the time she spent with Dolores while improving her French. Dolores, thank you so much!! We would love to see you next summer!
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I taught in Middle school and High school for 10 years.
I lived in Mexico for a short time with a Mexican family.
My courses in Spanish were mainly immersion courses in Mexico.
For one year I was an interpreter for Spanish speaking persons for Catholic charities.