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Alane R.

Spanish Instructor/Master's Degree

Spanish Instructor/Master's Degree

$25/hour

  • 21 hours tutoring

  • Grand Rapids, MI 49525

About Alane


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In addition to being bilingual--fluent in reading, writing, and speaking Spanish, I have worked in cross-cultural situations for many years. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Belize, I was assigned exclusively to the 4-H Youth program which specifically targeted rural young people of disadvantaged situations of Creole, Garifuna and Mayan descent, who were then brought to the National 4-H Centre for further training in agricultural and living skills. As a volunteer with Youth With a Mission (an...

In addition to being bilingual--fluent in reading, writing, and speaking Spanish, I have worked in cross-cultural situations for many years. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Belize, I was assigned exclusively to the 4-H Youth program which specifically targeted rural young people of disadvantaged situations of Creole, Garifuna and Mayan descent, who were then brought to the National 4-H Centre for further training in agricultural and living skills. As a volunteer with Youth With a Mission (an international and interdenominational mission organization), I traveled with a team that sought to serve the needs of people in refugee villages and impoverished city barrios through food and clothing distribution, teaching English, and medical outreach. I have also taught Spanish at the college level for more than 12 years, a task that often involves listening to and advising young people on their career choices or on their personal problems, and I worked with a foreign student exchange program here in Michigan, hosting, chauffeuring, teaching English as a Second Language, and overseeing 13-18 year olds from Spain, Mexico, Germany, China, Norway and Indonesia.

I have taught Spanish to kindergartners through 12th grade and even in college. I like to use a lot of gestures (TPR) to coordinate body and brain to help learning and retention. I include culture lessons, stories, and songs; I like to make use also of the abundant resources on the internet. I can provide basic Spanish lessons starting from the alphabet, etc., or tailor conversational phrases to fit your needs, such as medical terminology for healthcare providers or command Spanish for the criminal justice system.


Education

Purdue University
undergrad
Central Michigan
Masters

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Spanish

Lived and worked in various Spanish-speaking countries. Taught university level Spanish over 12 yrs. Flexible and innovative in teaching methods. Patient.

Elementary Education

Reading

English

Reading, Writing

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Spanish,

Spanish

Lived and worked in various Spanish-speaking countries. Taught university level Spanish over 12 yrs. Flexible and innovative in teaching methods. Patient.
Reading, Writing

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Spanish

Spanish

Lived and worked in various Spanish-speaking countries. Taught university level Spanish over 12 yrs. Flexible and innovative in teaching methods. Patient.

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Spanish,

Spanish

Lived and worked in various Spanish-speaking countries. Taught university level Spanish over 12 yrs. Flexible and innovative in teaching methods. Patient.
Reading, Writing

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Spanish,

Spanish

Lived and worked in various Spanish-speaking countries. Taught university level Spanish over 12 yrs. Flexible and innovative in teaching methods. Patient.
Reading, Writing

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Very knowledgeable tutor and relates well with student.

Alane is helping my teenager with Spanish and it is working out well. Alane is helping my daughter and giving her more confidence with the language. I would recommend her to any parent looking for a tutor.

Diane, 20 lessons with Alane

$25/hour

Alane R.

$25/hour

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