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Nancy O.

English as a second language, French and Spanish Tutor.

English as a second language, French and Spanish Tutor.

$35/hour

  • 529 hours tutoring

  • Franklin, MI 48025

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Mulham, 15 lessons with Nancy

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About Nancy


Bio

I am an English teacher as well as a Spanish and French tutor.

My foreign language teaching background includes French and Spanish with elementary and high school students.

I have been working with adults with Arabic, Korean, Japanese and Spanish as their first languages, including engineers, doctors and pharmacists. Some of my students who are pharmacists are required to have high scores on the TOEFL exam, including 26 on speaking. I have had students who have achieved the required...

I am an English teacher as well as a Spanish and French tutor.

My foreign language teaching background includes French and Spanish with elementary and high school students.

I have been working with adults with Arabic, Korean, Japanese and Spanish as their first languages, including engineers, doctors and pharmacists. Some of my students who are pharmacists are required to have high scores on the TOEFL exam, including 26 on speaking. I have had students who have achieved the required scores, and others whose scores have improved with each test.

I enjoy tutoring because it allows my students to progress at the pace that works best for their learning style. Students can expect a warm and supportive learning environment. I pride myself on being able to identify an individual's strengths, and using them as encouraging starting points to target areas to work on. I will use your materials, review specific concerns, and augment each session with conversation practice. Additionally, I can recommend websites and materials that you may find helpful. Depending on the age of student, we can also review study skills.

About me: I love traveling and learning about foreign cultures. I've traveled extensively to French and Spanish speaking countries, most recently to Costa Rica and Ecuador. I also have a background in nature photography. Presently, I am studying Japanese.

I meet my students at Baldwin Library in Birmingham, The Bloomfield Township Library and The Farmington Hills Library on 12 Mile Road near Orchard Lake.


Education

McGill University
Psychology, Teaching
Michigan State University
Masters
Wayne State University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Franklin, MI 48025
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/10/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My MA degree was in Education and I spent a lot of time working on how young people learn a new language most easily. When adults choose to learn a second language, it requires focus, repetition and lots of practice, but ultimately it is a pleasure to be able to communicate in another language, regardless of your skill. English is my first language but having grown up in a French city, I have always had a second language as part of my life. As an adult I learned Spanish and I'm currently working on Korean. I have had students from Syria, Korea, Mexico, Japan and Peru.
French,

French

French is interesting, especially when you realize how much of the vocabulary is part of the English language. Although it sometimes appears to be difficult to pronounce, there is a lot of online exposure to French and with regular listening, repetition, and coaching, it can become familiar quickly, so that basic sentences can be utilized in a conversation. My goal as a teacher is to have my students feel comfortable trying out their language skills as quickly as possible, and to make the grammar easy to understand.
Spanish,

Spanish

Students prefer to cover the material they are required to learn for class, so that is where we start. In addition, I have students use their oral language while we are working, to lessen what is generally the most anxiety producing. I always compare and contrast Spanish and English grammar as students are not always sure of English grammar and that can be a handicap as they move forward in Spanish.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Initially I was a special education teacher working with students with a variety of diagnosed learning disabilities, both in public schools and private clinics. As a teacher certified through grade 9 in a variety of subjects, I have successfully taught students writing, reading skills, and foreign language.
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My MA degree was in Education and I spent a lot of time working on how young people learn a new language most easily. When adults choose to learn a second language, it requires focus, repetition and lots of practice, but ultimately it is a pleasure to be able to communicate in another language, regardless of your skill. English is my first language but having grown up in a French city, I have always had a second language as part of my life. As an adult I learned Spanish and I'm currently working on Korean. I have had students from Syria, Korea, Mexico, Japan and Peru.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I have studied French and Spanish, and also done extensive writing in both languages as well as in English for my MA degree. I'm very aware of the difference in trying to speak well enough for this exam compared to everyday conversation. I also understand the frustration of wanting to speak well and how difficult it can be to reach that goal. I have worked with students who speak Spanish and Arabic.
English, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Initially I was a special education teacher working with students with a variety of diagnosed learning disabilities, both in public schools and private clinics. As a teacher certified through grade 9 in a variety of subjects, I have successfully taught students writing, reading skills, and foreign language.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My MA degree was in Education and I spent a lot of time working on how young people learn a new language most easily. When adults choose to learn a second language, it requires focus, repetition and lots of practice, but ultimately it is a pleasure to be able to communicate in another language, regardless of your skill. English is my first language but having grown up in a French city, I have always had a second language as part of my life. As an adult I learned Spanish and I'm currently working on Korean. I have had students from Syria, Korea, Mexico, Japan and Peru.
French,

French

French is interesting, especially when you realize how much of the vocabulary is part of the English language. Although it sometimes appears to be difficult to pronounce, there is a lot of online exposure to French and with regular listening, repetition, and coaching, it can become familiar quickly, so that basic sentences can be utilized in a conversation. My goal as a teacher is to have my students feel comfortable trying out their language skills as quickly as possible, and to make the grammar easy to understand.
Spanish,

Spanish

Students prefer to cover the material they are required to learn for class, so that is where we start. In addition, I have students use their oral language while we are working, to lessen what is generally the most anxiety producing. I always compare and contrast Spanish and English grammar as students are not always sure of English grammar and that can be a handicap as they move forward in Spanish.
English, Reading, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My MA degree was in Education and I spent a lot of time working on how young people learn a new language most easily. When adults choose to learn a second language, it requires focus, repetition and lots of practice, but ultimately it is a pleasure to be able to communicate in another language, regardless of your skill. English is my first language but having grown up in a French city, I have always had a second language as part of my life. As an adult I learned Spanish and I'm currently working on Korean. I have had students from Syria, Korea, Mexico, Japan and Peru.
French,

French

French is interesting, especially when you realize how much of the vocabulary is part of the English language. Although it sometimes appears to be difficult to pronounce, there is a lot of online exposure to French and with regular listening, repetition, and coaching, it can become familiar quickly, so that basic sentences can be utilized in a conversation. My goal as a teacher is to have my students feel comfortable trying out their language skills as quickly as possible, and to make the grammar easy to understand.
Spanish,

Spanish

Students prefer to cover the material they are required to learn for class, so that is where we start. In addition, I have students use their oral language while we are working, to lessen what is generally the most anxiety producing. I always compare and contrast Spanish and English grammar as students are not always sure of English grammar and that can be a handicap as they move forward in Spanish.
TOEFL

TOEFL

I have studied French and Spanish, and also done extensive writing in both languages as well as in English for my MA degree. I'm very aware of the difference in trying to speak well enough for this exam compared to everyday conversation. I also understand the frustration of wanting to speak well and how difficult it can be to reach that goal. I have worked with students who speak Spanish and Arabic.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Initially I was a special education teacher working with students with a variety of diagnosed learning disabilities, both in public schools and private clinics. As a teacher certified through grade 9 in a variety of subjects, I have successfully taught students writing, reading skills, and foreign language.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My MA degree was in Education and I spent a lot of time working on how young people learn a new language most easily. When adults choose to learn a second language, it requires focus, repetition and lots of practice, but ultimately it is a pleasure to be able to communicate in another language, regardless of your skill. English is my first language but having grown up in a French city, I have always had a second language as part of my life. As an adult I learned Spanish and I'm currently working on Korean. I have had students from Syria, Korea, Mexico, Japan and Peru.
French,

French

French is interesting, especially when you realize how much of the vocabulary is part of the English language. Although it sometimes appears to be difficult to pronounce, there is a lot of online exposure to French and with regular listening, repetition, and coaching, it can become familiar quickly, so that basic sentences can be utilized in a conversation. My goal as a teacher is to have my students feel comfortable trying out their language skills as quickly as possible, and to make the grammar easy to understand.
Spanish,

Spanish

Students prefer to cover the material they are required to learn for class, so that is where we start. In addition, I have students use their oral language while we are working, to lessen what is generally the most anxiety producing. I always compare and contrast Spanish and English grammar as students are not always sure of English grammar and that can be a handicap as they move forward in Spanish.
English, Reading, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

My MA degree was in Education and I spent a lot of time working on how young people learn a new language most easily. When adults choose to learn a second language, it requires focus, repetition and lots of practice, but ultimately it is a pleasure to be able to communicate in another language, regardless of your skill. English is my first language but having grown up in a French city, I have always had a second language as part of my life. As an adult I learned Spanish and I'm currently working on Korean. I have had students from Syria, Korea, Mexico, Japan and Peru.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Initially I was a special education teacher working with students with a variety of diagnosed learning disabilities, both in public schools and private clinics. As a teacher certified through grade 9 in a variety of subjects, I have successfully taught students writing, reading skills, and foreign language.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My MA degree was in Education and I spent a lot of time working on how young people learn a new language most easily. When adults choose to learn a second language, it requires focus, repetition and lots of practice, but ultimately it is a pleasure to be able to communicate in another language, regardless of your skill. English is my first language but having grown up in a French city, I have always had a second language as part of my life. As an adult I learned Spanish and I'm currently working on Korean. I have had students from Syria, Korea, Mexico, Japan and Peru.
French,

French

French is interesting, especially when you realize how much of the vocabulary is part of the English language. Although it sometimes appears to be difficult to pronounce, there is a lot of online exposure to French and with regular listening, repetition, and coaching, it can become familiar quickly, so that basic sentences can be utilized in a conversation. My goal as a teacher is to have my students feel comfortable trying out their language skills as quickly as possible, and to make the grammar easy to understand.
Spanish,

Spanish

Students prefer to cover the material they are required to learn for class, so that is where we start. In addition, I have students use their oral language while we are working, to lessen what is generally the most anxiety producing. I always compare and contrast Spanish and English grammar as students are not always sure of English grammar and that can be a handicap as they move forward in Spanish.
Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

TOEFL

TOEFL

I have studied French and Spanish, and also done extensive writing in both languages as well as in English for my MA degree. I'm very aware of the difference in trying to speak well enough for this exam compared to everyday conversation. I also understand the frustration of wanting to speak well and how difficult it can be to reach that goal. I have worked with students who speak Spanish and Arabic.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Highly Recommend!! Intelligent, Responsible, Highly Motivated To Teach English!

I am so happy that I chose Nancy to study English. She was interested in which learning method is acceptable to me, she found out my weaknesses and improved them. Nancy recommended learning method at home. I’m particularly glad that Nancy responsibly corrected my mistakes in speaking, writing, reading, advised how to avoid them. I was surprised when she suggested to improve my writing skills and agreed to correct my essays being at home. She devoted to me a lot of time, motivated to continue learning English. Though sometimes I’ve been lazy to study English, after our lessons I always felt great, motivated and more and more self-confident. Since Nancy speaks and understands other languages (French, Spanish…), she is well aware of how students feel when they start learning a new language, she knows how to overcome the language barrier. I was sad to finish lessons with Nancy, because I’m going to move out to another state for good. I highly recommend Nancy! Lithuanian: Labai rekomenduoju !!!! Protinga, atsakinga, stipriai motyvuota išmokyti anglų kalbą! Aš labai laiminga, kad pasirinkau Nancy mokytis anglų kalbą. Ji domėjosi, koks mokymosi metodas man yra priimtinas, išsiaiškino mano silpnąsias vietas ir jas tobulinome. Nancy rekomendavo mokymosi metodus namie. Ypatingai džiaugiausi, kad Nancy atsakingai taisė mano kalbėjimo, rašymo, skaitymo klaidas, patardavo, kaip išvengti jų. Buvau nustebinta, kai ji pasiūlė patobulinti rašymo įgūdžius ir sutiko koreguoti mano rašinėlius būdama namie. Ji skyrė man labai daug laiko, motyvavo toliau mokytis anglų kalbą. Nors kartais ir tingėdavau eiti į pamoką, bet po pamokos visada jausdavausi puikiai, motyvuota ir vis labiau savimi pasitikinti. Kadangi Nancy puikiai moka daug kitų kalbų, taigi, ji puikiai žino, kaip jaučiasi studentas, kai jis pradeda mokytis naują kalbą, ji išmano, kaip įveikti kalbos barjerą. Man buvo liūdna užbaigti pamokas su Nancy, nes aš ketinu išsikraustyti į kitą valstiją visam. Aš labai rekomenduoju Nancy.

Reda, 28 lessons with Nancy

Intelligent and Thoughtful

It was when I left my 9 to 5 job that looked for the English tutor. I wanted to polish and upgrade my English speaking and writing. I thought a lot about whom I take the class with. I wanted to have a mature, female person who would understand my need of lessons. I searched the internet and saw the picture of Nancy. There she was. She looked perfectly matched with my wishes. When I met her in person, I knew she was the one I was looking for. She was intelligent, thoughtful and loving person without any cultural barrier. I was surprised at that she loved Korean food and drama and she even knew some Korean language. I took a class with her once a week. She knew why I was taking the class and tried to help me to have the confidence in my English as well as fix the flaws in it. She encouraged me to write and help me to get that better. She tried to help me to read at many different areas so I could have boundless knowledge with vocabulary. I was able to read and write English every day when I was taking the class with her and I wouldn’t be able to do that without her. Now, I am taking a break with the lesson with her because of my personal matter, but when I resume the lesson, I know it will be Nancy again and I am sure she can help me to speak English more fluently. 미국에서 살면서 늘 말하고 쓰는데 부족함을 느끼면서 살고 있어서, 다니던 직장을 고만두고나서 영어공부를 해야겠다고 생각했습니다. 좀더 성숙하고 나와 비슷하거나 나보다는 조금 나이가 든 인생경험이 많아서 서로를 이해 할 수 있는 여자 선생님과 공부 하고 싶다는 생각을 하다가 Nancy 의 사진을 보게 되고 연락을 하였습니다. 실제로 만나보았을 때, 내가 찾고 있던 사람이라는것을 알게 되었습니다. Nancy는 지적이고 매우 성숙한 사람이었으며, 다른 문화에 대한 거부감이 없는 사람이었습니다. 게다가 한국음식, 특히 김치를 좋아 한다 하였으며, 한국 드라마를 즐기고 있었고, 한국 말도 몇가지 알고 있다는것에 친근함을 느낄 수 있었습니다. Nancy는 저에게 책이나 잡지에 나온 기사들을 많이 읽을것을 권해 주었고, 제가 생각하는 그 어떤것도 글로 표현해 보도록 하였습니다. 대화시에도 잘못 된 표현들을 고쳐주어서 제가 가지고 있는 문제를 인식하도록 도와 주었고, 여러 분야에 대한 기사들을 읽어보게 하여 다양한 단어들을 접하게 도와 주었습니다. 제가 원하는 것이 무엇인지 알고 도와 주었습니다. Nancy와 수업을 하지 않았다면 매일 영어를 접할 기회가 없었을 것이고, 그 수업을 하면서 고치게 된것들이 있어 제 영어 수준이 향상 되었습니다. 지금은 개인적인 사정으로 잠시 수업을 쉬고 있지만, 다시 수업을 하게 되면 저는 Nancy와 할 것입니다. 저에게는 꼭 맞는 선생님 입니다.

Hyeon, 34 lessons with Nancy

Patient and Helpful Tutor

I just had a lesson with Nancy last weekend and I was so happy with her plan and way she's teaching me to improve my pronunciation. She prepared material for the lesson and I had a lot time to speak first, she then corrected me word by word. I really appreciate her patience with me and can't wait for the next class. Meanwhile I need to work hard on my side to practice every day to see the result.

Xu, 9 lessons with Nancy

Reliable and kind

Nancy had developed a wonderful relationship with my daughter, she is kind, encouraging, and thoughtful. They have worked on both French verbiage, pronunciation and sentence structure. In addition, Nancy helps her with English assignments as needed.

Molly, 19 lessons with Nancy

Knowledgeable, patient, easy to deal with, excellent tutor.

Nancy is very knowledgeable and patient. She is very nice and friendly. She helped me a lot in improving my English language by working with her on a variety of speaking questions and by correcting my essays. She is very professional and punctual. Two weeks ago, I took my test and finally had a big jump in my score. Thank you Nancy!

Basma, 13 lessons with Nancy

Great, very flexible tutor

Nancy has been tutoring my son in Spanish II /III over the last year. She thoroughly reviews the study materials in their study sessions, offers lots of positive encouragement, and has been very flexible with her availability. Overall she has been a big benefit in helping my son understand the Spanish language.

Tim, 32 lessons with Nancy

Great TOEFL Tutor

She is a great tutor. Since the first time, she was very focused on what we were doing and explaining to me everything I wasn't understanding. She prepared the class and gave me some tips for the test that helps me a lot. Nancy is a very nice person and very careful with the students.

Cami, 3 lessons with Nancy

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