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Francisca R.

Spanish/French Tutor

Spanish/French Tutor

$55/hour

  • 921 hours tutoring

  • Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

About Francisca


Bio

I am a native Spanish speaker, fully bilingual in Spanish and English. I am certified to teach Spanish and French, as well as K-8th grade.

I grew up in Spain, where I attended a British school, and received an excellent education. My mother is Spanish and my father was American. I came to Michigan to go to college. I have been a Spanish teacher since 2000. I am also fluent in French and have a strong understanding of Italian. I have tutored privately, from children to teenagers to adults,...

I am a native Spanish speaker, fully bilingual in Spanish and English. I am certified to teach Spanish and French, as well as K-8th grade.

I grew up in Spain, where I attended a British school, and received an excellent education. My mother is Spanish and my father was American. I came to Michigan to go to college. I have been a Spanish teacher since 2000. I am also fluent in French and have a strong understanding of Italian. I have tutored privately, from children to teenagers to adults, for many years. I have helped many high school students significantly raise their grades in Spanish and French. I can also tutor in English and ESL, as well as preparing for SAT's and ACT's.

I have various methods of tutoring depending on the needs of my students. I believe in speaking the language, in using flashcards, and working with worksheets. I teach the necessary grammar lessons, following the student textbook, and finding supplemental material from other textbooks.

I have a wonderful rapport with students, and teaching a foreign language is my passion, which I convey to my students, and get them excited about the language.


Education

Michigan State University
undergrad
Wayne State University
Masters

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Computer

Macintosh

Macintosh

I am experienced in using all Apple products. I have an iPhone and an IPad that I use every day, for both personal use and for tutoring purposes. I know how to use and look for apps, how to find and save favorite websites. I do not have a Macintosh at the moment, but I use Macs with some of the students that I tutor. I love all of the Apple products. I have taught several people how to use iPads and iPhones, how to sync them and update them, and how to install apps. I would be able to help anyone not used to these devices.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught ESL at a public school for a year. I also taught ESL to Japanese businessmen in the automotive industry for several years. I went to a British school, and my grammar and spelling are perfect.
French,

French

Although I am a native Spanish/English speaker, I am also fluent in French. I began learning French when I was in third grade, and I took it throughout high school, and minored in French in college. I also lived in Paris for several months. I am currently tutoring seven high school students in French. They all attend one of the local IA schools. I am also tutoring two adults in French, both of whom are learning it for the pure pleasure of this beautiful language. Some years ago I worked for a foreign language center, and I taught French to business men who needed to learn it for work. My French accent is superb, and I am often thought to be a native French speaker. French is one of my favorite foreign languages, and I would love to help you learn it.
Grammar,

Grammar

My grasp of the English grammar is excellent. When I was growing up, I went to a British school in Europe. This school was run by a very proper British couple, both of them graduates from Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and they taught us the Queen's English from an early age. The GCSE exams that I took at this school, from London University, earned me enough credits to begin MSU as a sophomore. The English school system is one of the best in the world where grammar is concerned. I am a writer and an editor of a literary website, and I help many local poets to write their poetry with proper grammar. When texting first became popular, it took me a very long time to deign to use terms like "U R", and other shortened expressions, as I felt that my long ago British principals would shake their heads in displeasure if they ever found out! I can help you with any of your grammar problems.
Italian,

Italian

I have taken many years of Italian, and speak it very well. Growing up in Europe,I had many chances to visit Italy, which is a beautiful country. I would love to help you learn or improve your Italian.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have helped many college students edit and write papers, and I have helped them get very good grades on these papers. I can help with most college subjects, unless it is mathematical or very technical or using complex medical or legal terms. I excel at term papers and literary papers.
Spanish

Spanish

I am a native Spanish speaker. I have taught Spanish to both children and adults for many years. I currently teach Spanish at a middle school and I tutor in both Spanish and French to many high school students.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a fully certified teacher in the state of Michigan. I am certified to teach any subject K-8. I currently teach Spanish in the Berkley school district and last year I taught 4th grade. I can show proof of my certification or you can check with the state of Michigan.
Grammar,

Grammar

My grasp of the English grammar is excellent. When I was growing up, I went to a British school in Europe. This school was run by a very proper British couple, both of them graduates from Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and they taught us the Queen's English from an early age. The GCSE exams that I took at this school, from London University, earned me enough credits to begin MSU as a sophomore. The English school system is one of the best in the world where grammar is concerned. I am a writer and an editor of a literary website, and I help many local poets to write their poetry with proper grammar. When texting first became popular, it took me a very long time to deign to use terms like "U R", and other shortened expressions, as I felt that my long ago British principals would shake their heads in displeasure if they ever found out! I can help you with any of your grammar problems.
Reading,

Reading

I have always been an avid reader, ever since I was a young girl. I always excelled at reading comprehensions, finding it easy to not only enjoy what I read, but also was able to make sense of what I read. As a teacher, I help my students understand what they are reading, so that they can correctly answer questions about their comprehension of anything they have to read.
Spelling,

Spelling

My spelling skills have always been excellent ever since I was in high school. I always won most of the spelling contests at school, and where I work now, many of the teachers and students will ask or email me questions on how to correctly spell words. If you have trouble with spelling, I would love to help you overcome your problems. I have several ways to help my students learn how to spell better.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have helped many students with study skills. I have tips on how to prepare better for quizzes and tests, how to organize folders and three ring binders in order to be more organized. I help many of my current students become more responsible with homework.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I have an extensive knowledge of vocabulary, thanks to being an avid reader, and having had a classical British education. This knowledge can help me teach students who need to learn or review vocabulary for high school or college tests.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have a very strong grasp of grammar and I know how use this to teach students how to prepare for the English portion of the ACT. I feel that my British education prepared me for teaching the finer points of grammar to students of all nationalities. Knowing several foreign languages has also helped me understand grammar and how things should be written.
English,

English

I attended a British school from kindergarten until high school where I received a wonderful classical education. My grasp of English grammar, spelling, and my ability to write is very advanced. I am an avid reader and writer, and love to impart my knowledge of English. I have taken many writing courses, and I am an editor of a literature blog, where I not only write my own stories, but also edit stories sent to me to be posted on my blog. I would love to help you improve your English skills.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught ESL at a public school for a year. I also taught ESL to Japanese businessmen in the automotive industry for several years. I went to a British school, and my grammar and spelling are perfect.
Grammar,

Grammar

My grasp of the English grammar is excellent. When I was growing up, I went to a British school in Europe. This school was run by a very proper British couple, both of them graduates from Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and they taught us the Queen's English from an early age. The GCSE exams that I took at this school, from London University, earned me enough credits to begin MSU as a sophomore. The English school system is one of the best in the world where grammar is concerned. I am a writer and an editor of a literary website, and I help many local poets to write their poetry with proper grammar. When texting first became popular, it took me a very long time to deign to use terms like "U R", and other shortened expressions, as I felt that my long ago British principals would shake their heads in displeasure if they ever found out! I can help you with any of your grammar problems.
Literature,

Literature

I have many loves as an educator. If writing is one of them, reading literature is just as important to me. I attended a British school from kindergarten to 12th grade, and we read all the English classics before even getting to high school. I had read most of Shakespeare's plays before 10th grade. I have also read many of the American classics too, as well as most of the popular children's stories in existence. My oldest son loves to read as much as I do, and whenever he found a book he loved, he would pass it on to me. Last year I taught 4th grade, and I began to read a lot of the wonderful elementary books out there. I have read all the Twilight books and everything written by Rick Riordan. When I go to the library, I come out with no less than a dozen books that I read within just weeks. I love reading books, and then discussing them or finding meaning to them. I would love to help you with your literature classes.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have helped many college students edit and write papers, and I have helped them get very good grades on these papers. I can help with most college subjects, unless it is mathematical or very technical or using complex medical or legal terms. I excel at term papers and literary papers.
Reading,

Reading

I have always been an avid reader, ever since I was a young girl. I always excelled at reading comprehensions, finding it easy to not only enjoy what I read, but also was able to make sense of what I read. As a teacher, I help my students understand what they are reading, so that they can correctly answer questions about their comprehension of anything they have to read.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have helped several of my foreign language students with preparing for the SAT. My own British schooling helped me with grammar exams and vocabulary proficiency.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

Thanks to my British education, I have an excellent grasp of the English grammar. This helps me tutor students taking tests like the SAT and/or the ACT. I have a background in teaching vocabulary and in how to write properly.
Spelling,

Spelling

My spelling skills have always been excellent ever since I was in high school. I always won most of the spelling contests at school, and where I work now, many of the teachers and students will ask or email me questions on how to correctly spell words. If you have trouble with spelling, I would love to help you overcome your problems. I have several ways to help my students learn how to spell better.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

When I taught ESL for a language center, I had several students who were studying for the TOEFL. These students were of several nationalities. I would feel confident helping students study for and pass the TOEFL.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I have an extensive knowledge of vocabulary, thanks to being an avid reader, and having had a classical British education. This knowledge can help me teach students who need to learn or review vocabulary for high school or college tests.
Writing

Writing

I have always loved to write, beginning when I was very young. I wrote in diaries from age 6 until college. Even today I keep notes on things that I do and feelings I have. I write poems and short stories, and have had these posted on various literary websites. When I taught 4th grade, I was able to bring my love of writing to my students, encouraging them to write about things they knew, and shared my stories that I wrote about my own childhood. These days I write stories about my experiences as an adult. I would love to help you with any of your writing issues.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a fully certified teacher in the state of Michigan. I am certified to teach any subject K-8. I currently teach Spanish in the Berkley school district and last year I taught 4th grade. I can show proof of my certification or you can check with the state of Michigan.
English,

English

I attended a British school from kindergarten until high school where I received a wonderful classical education. My grasp of English grammar, spelling, and my ability to write is very advanced. I am an avid reader and writer, and love to impart my knowledge of English. I have taken many writing courses, and I am an editor of a literature blog, where I not only write my own stories, but also edit stories sent to me to be posted on my blog. I would love to help you improve your English skills.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught ESL at a public school for a year. I also taught ESL to Japanese businessmen in the automotive industry for several years. I went to a British school, and my grammar and spelling are perfect.
French,

French

Although I am a native Spanish/English speaker, I am also fluent in French. I began learning French when I was in third grade, and I took it throughout high school, and minored in French in college. I also lived in Paris for several months. I am currently tutoring seven high school students in French. They all attend one of the local IA schools. I am also tutoring two adults in French, both of whom are learning it for the pure pleasure of this beautiful language. Some years ago I worked for a foreign language center, and I taught French to business men who needed to learn it for work. My French accent is superb, and I am often thought to be a native French speaker. French is one of my favorite foreign languages, and I would love to help you learn it.
Reading,

Reading

I have always been an avid reader, ever since I was a young girl. I always excelled at reading comprehensions, finding it easy to not only enjoy what I read, but also was able to make sense of what I read. As a teacher, I help my students understand what they are reading, so that they can correctly answer questions about their comprehension of anything they have to read.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have helped several of my foreign language students with preparing for the SAT. My own British schooling helped me with grammar exams and vocabulary proficiency.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a native Spanish speaker. I have taught Spanish to both children and adults for many years. I currently teach Spanish at a middle school and I tutor in both Spanish and French to many high school students.
Spelling,

Spelling

My spelling skills have always been excellent ever since I was in high school. I always won most of the spelling contests at school, and where I work now, many of the teachers and students will ask or email me questions on how to correctly spell words. If you have trouble with spelling, I would love to help you overcome your problems. I have several ways to help my students learn how to spell better.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have helped many students with study skills. I have tips on how to prepare better for quizzes and tests, how to organize folders and three ring binders in order to be more organized. I help many of my current students become more responsible with homework.
Writing

Writing

I have always loved to write, beginning when I was very young. I wrote in diaries from age 6 until college. Even today I keep notes on things that I do and feelings I have. I write poems and short stories, and have had these posted on various literary websites. When I taught 4th grade, I was able to bring my love of writing to my students, encouraging them to write about things they knew, and shared my stories that I wrote about my own childhood. These days I write stories about my experiences as an adult. I would love to help you with any of your writing issues.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught ESL at a public school for a year. I also taught ESL to Japanese businessmen in the automotive industry for several years. I went to a British school, and my grammar and spelling are perfect.
French,

French

Although I am a native Spanish/English speaker, I am also fluent in French. I began learning French when I was in third grade, and I took it throughout high school, and minored in French in college. I also lived in Paris for several months. I am currently tutoring seven high school students in French. They all attend one of the local IA schools. I am also tutoring two adults in French, both of whom are learning it for the pure pleasure of this beautiful language. Some years ago I worked for a foreign language center, and I taught French to business men who needed to learn it for work. My French accent is superb, and I am often thought to be a native French speaker. French is one of my favorite foreign languages, and I would love to help you learn it.
Italian,

Italian

I have taken many years of Italian, and speak it very well. Growing up in Europe,I had many chances to visit Italy, which is a beautiful country. I would love to help you learn or improve your Italian.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a native Spanish speaker. I have taught Spanish to both children and adults for many years. I currently teach Spanish at a middle school and I tutor in both Spanish and French to many high school students.
TOEFL

TOEFL

When I taught ESL for a language center, I had several students who were studying for the TOEFL. These students were of several nationalities. I would feel confident helping students study for and pass the TOEFL.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a fully certified teacher in the state of Michigan. I am certified to teach any subject K-8. I currently teach Spanish in the Berkley school district and last year I taught 4th grade. I can show proof of my certification or you can check with the state of Michigan.
English,

English

I attended a British school from kindergarten until high school where I received a wonderful classical education. My grasp of English grammar, spelling, and my ability to write is very advanced. I am an avid reader and writer, and love to impart my knowledge of English. I have taken many writing courses, and I am an editor of a literature blog, where I not only write my own stories, but also edit stories sent to me to be posted on my blog. I would love to help you improve your English skills.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught ESL at a public school for a year. I also taught ESL to Japanese businessmen in the automotive industry for several years. I went to a British school, and my grammar and spelling are perfect.
French,

French

Although I am a native Spanish/English speaker, I am also fluent in French. I began learning French when I was in third grade, and I took it throughout high school, and minored in French in college. I also lived in Paris for several months. I am currently tutoring seven high school students in French. They all attend one of the local IA schools. I am also tutoring two adults in French, both of whom are learning it for the pure pleasure of this beautiful language. Some years ago I worked for a foreign language center, and I taught French to business men who needed to learn it for work. My French accent is superb, and I am often thought to be a native French speaker. French is one of my favorite foreign languages, and I would love to help you learn it.
Reading,

Reading

I have always been an avid reader, ever since I was a young girl. I always excelled at reading comprehensions, finding it easy to not only enjoy what I read, but also was able to make sense of what I read. As a teacher, I help my students understand what they are reading, so that they can correctly answer questions about their comprehension of anything they have to read.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a native Spanish speaker. I have taught Spanish to both children and adults for many years. I currently teach Spanish at a middle school and I tutor in both Spanish and French to many high school students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have helped many students with study skills. I have tips on how to prepare better for quizzes and tests, how to organize folders and three ring binders in order to be more organized. I help many of my current students become more responsible with homework.
Writing

Writing

I have always loved to write, beginning when I was very young. I wrote in diaries from age 6 until college. Even today I keep notes on things that I do and feelings I have. I write poems and short stories, and have had these posted on various literary websites. When I taught 4th grade, I was able to bring my love of writing to my students, encouraging them to write about things they knew, and shared my stories that I wrote about my own childhood. These days I write stories about my experiences as an adult. I would love to help you with any of your writing issues.

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught ESL at a public school for a year. I also taught ESL to Japanese businessmen in the automotive industry for several years. I went to a British school, and my grammar and spelling are perfect.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have helped many students with study skills. I have tips on how to prepare better for quizzes and tests, how to organize folders and three ring binders in order to be more organized. I help many of my current students become more responsible with homework.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have helped many students with study skills. I have tips on how to prepare better for quizzes and tests, how to organize folders and three ring binders in order to be more organized. I help many of my current students become more responsible with homework.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a fully certified teacher in the state of Michigan. I am certified to teach any subject K-8. I currently teach Spanish in the Berkley school district and last year I taught 4th grade. I can show proof of my certification or you can check with the state of Michigan.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught ESL at a public school for a year. I also taught ESL to Japanese businessmen in the automotive industry for several years. I went to a British school, and my grammar and spelling are perfect.
French,

French

Although I am a native Spanish/English speaker, I am also fluent in French. I began learning French when I was in third grade, and I took it throughout high school, and minored in French in college. I also lived in Paris for several months. I am currently tutoring seven high school students in French. They all attend one of the local IA schools. I am also tutoring two adults in French, both of whom are learning it for the pure pleasure of this beautiful language. Some years ago I worked for a foreign language center, and I taught French to business men who needed to learn it for work. My French accent is superb, and I am often thought to be a native French speaker. French is one of my favorite foreign languages, and I would love to help you learn it.
Italian,

Italian

I have taken many years of Italian, and speak it very well. Growing up in Europe,I had many chances to visit Italy, which is a beautiful country. I would love to help you learn or improve your Italian.
Reading,

Reading

I have always been an avid reader, ever since I was a young girl. I always excelled at reading comprehensions, finding it easy to not only enjoy what I read, but also was able to make sense of what I read. As a teacher, I help my students understand what they are reading, so that they can correctly answer questions about their comprehension of anything they have to read.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a native Spanish speaker. I have taught Spanish to both children and adults for many years. I currently teach Spanish at a middle school and I tutor in both Spanish and French to many high school students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have helped many students with study skills. I have tips on how to prepare better for quizzes and tests, how to organize folders and three ring binders in order to be more organized. I help many of my current students become more responsible with homework.
Writing

Writing

I have always loved to write, beginning when I was very young. I wrote in diaries from age 6 until college. Even today I keep notes on things that I do and feelings I have. I write poems and short stories, and have had these posted on various literary websites. When I taught 4th grade, I was able to bring my love of writing to my students, encouraging them to write about things they knew, and shared my stories that I wrote about my own childhood. These days I write stories about my experiences as an adult. I would love to help you with any of your writing issues.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have a very strong grasp of grammar and I know how use this to teach students how to prepare for the English portion of the ACT. I feel that my British education prepared me for teaching the finer points of grammar to students of all nationalities. Knowing several foreign languages has also helped me understand grammar and how things should be written.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have helped several of my foreign language students with preparing for the SAT. My own British schooling helped me with grammar exams and vocabulary proficiency.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

Thanks to my British education, I have an excellent grasp of the English grammar. This helps me tutor students taking tests like the SAT and/or the ACT. I have a background in teaching vocabulary and in how to write properly.
TOEFL

TOEFL

When I taught ESL for a language center, I had several students who were studying for the TOEFL. These students were of several nationalities. I would feel confident helping students study for and pass the TOEFL.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Francisca has been tutoring my daughter for several semesters

Francisca has been tutoring my daughter for several semesters. Spanish went from being the most challenging class to the one she gets straight A’s. Thank you very much for all you do, Francisca.

Ed , 56 lessons with Francisca

Very organized, knowledgeable and flexible

Francisca has been tutoring my daughter who is a freshman in high school. She is very organized, approachable and flexible in her tutoring. My daughter's grade has improved since she started learning from Francisca. She understands my daughter's specific assignments and is very responsive. I would recommend her to anyone. -Ruchi (12 lessons with Francisca)

Ruchi, 39 lessons with Francisca

Very knowledgable and patient

Francisca is tutoring my 5 year old twins. She is very patient with them. She is very knowledgeable and does many different lesson plans with them. Francisca uses work books, many different learning apps on the iPad, games, etc. She sets each class to the students needs.

Dayna, 8 lessons with Francisca

Talented and insightful tutor

Francisca is incredibly smart and provides unparalleled help and knowledge to all students she works with. Her grasp of languages is second to none and she demonstrates great patience and understanding. For her flexibility, knowledge and patience I highly recommend Francisca!

Mitchell, 67 lessons with Francisca

My kid loves her

FRANCISCA came in and she genuinely wanted to understand who my son was, his needs and his strengths. She has a lovely disposition and really put him at ease and gave him confidence in his skills and talents. We are looking forward to holding on to Fran for the rest of the school year. She turned that whole situation around.

Zak, 5 lessons with Francisca

Excellent Tutor

Francisca brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in teaching language. My son really felt in good hands with her. She made language learning fun as well as functional.

Dawn, 8 lessons with Francisca

Good approach with my two daughters

Base of conversation. Very appreciated. My daughters tells me that the lesson is interesting and funny. My daughter's are developing a greater interest in learning English.

Fabio, 4 lessons with Francisca

Very Accommodating

I'm at the end of high school Spanish II and finally understanding the language thanks to Francisca. She also fit me in for extra sessions before my exams. That helped bring my grade up a whole level!

Linda, 6 lessons with Francisca

Very efficient and patient

We were very fortunate to cross paths with Ms. Francisca back in September. The children liked her after their very first lesson. She was kind and patient with them and was able to tutor in Spanish and French with the same rigor. She was able to improve our freshman's grades from a B to now an A+ by working with his high school teacher. She definitely goes above and beyond our expectations.

Shilpa, 12 lessons with Francisca
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Francisca R.

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