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Desiree C.

Pontiac, MI

$35/hour

Spanish, English, ESL

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$35/Hour


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Oakland University

Education

Oakland University

About Desiree

I graduated from Oakland University with a BA in Spanish Language and Literature and a certificate in teaching English as a second language. As part of my certificate program, I taught an English class to a small group of Spanish speakers at Hispanic Outreach in Pontiac. I also tutored an OU student from India. My Spanish coursework focused on reading Spanish-language literature and writing analytical papers about it, also in Spanish. I am fascinated by language in general and by the relationship between Spanish and English in particular. I also have a great love of literature which I am eager to share with my students.
When teaching or tutoring, I start by evaluating my students' needs as well as their strengths and weaknesses. Learning a second language involves four major areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing. I evaluate the student's skills in each area through conversation, reading aloud, and short writing assignments. I also conference with each student and ask them to evaluate themselves in each of the four areas. I like to incorporate stories, folklore and culture into my ESL lessons to help students understand the language in context. When teaching writing, I try to draw out my students' creativity and help them express their opinions with thought-provoking assignments.
I believe that a positive and encouraging attitude is essential to successfully teaching any subject. I treat all students with respect and strive to help them understand by relating the material to their own lives and experience.
I graduated from Oakland University with a BA in Spanish Language and Literature and a certificate in teaching English as a second language. As part of my certificate program, I taught an English class to a small group of Spanish speakers at Hispanic Outreach in Pontiac. I also tutored an OU student from India. My Spanish coursework focused on Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Pontiac, MI 48342
In-person lessons
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ESL/ESOL

I have a certificate in teaching ESL issued by the linguistics department of Oakland University in Rochester, MI, where I completed my BA in Spanish. As part of the certificate program, I taught a low-intermediate level English class to a small group of Spanish speakers, and I tutored a university student from India.

Oakland University

Education

Oakland University

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Desiree will travel within 15 miles of Pontiac, MI 48342.