Over 200 tutoring hours

Leigh A.

Rochester, MI

$30/hour

French, Spanish, English language and literature

Background check passed as of 8/24/14
5.0 average from 108 ratings
Extremely valuable when learning from her
— Sam, Auburn Hills, MI on 12/11/15

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Hunter College of the City of N.Y.
Stanford Univ.
Master's
Princeton Univ.
PhD

Education

Hunter College of the City of N.Y.

Stanford Univ. (Master's)

Princeton Univ. (PhD)

About Leigh

I have been tutoring since I was 15 years old because I am bilingual in French and English. I have been teaching French and Spanish at University since 1964 when I was a teaching assistant at Stanford University. I taught as a University Fellow at Princeton University in 1970.

I have also taught French and Spanish at Rider College, New Jersey, Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, Oakland Community College in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and Rochester College in Rochester, Michigan, where I am an adjunct in Spanish. I also teach at Rochester Community Schools (Adult Ed.). I have also taught children for the Rochester School System. I have French classes in my home, and I also have classes and tutoring sessions at other peoples' homes.

One of the things I have enjoyed the most have been my lessons through Skype because I have been able to teach people all over the world: Reading, England, Lausanne, Switzerland, Roumania, Singapore, Argentina, etc. Some of this work was done through Language Trainers.

My students usually do stay with me a long time because I make the lessons fun, and they learn at their own pace. Each person has a different way of learning, and I try to cater to that. For my Spanish students this year, we had a wonderful video I used for comprehension, and I was delighted to see that my students were able to understand nearly everything they heard by the end of the second semester. We also did Nulu articles, which were fun, and some Spanish stories from Youtube, which one of my students could imitate perfectly. We read some children's books too.

In my French classes, there are Youtube videos, TF1.fr., the French television station on the internet, and some wonderful kids' books to read.
I have been tutoring since I was 15 years old because I am bilingual in French and English. I have been teaching French and Spanish at University since 1964 when I was a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 3 miles of Rochester, MI 48307
Background Check: Passed

"Extremely valuable when learning from her"

- Sam, Auburn Hills, MI on 12/11/15

"Excellent!"

- Christina, Big Sandy, MT on 1/18/16

"Wealth of Knowledge"

- Cheryl, Royal Oak, MI on 8/14/15

"Great Tutor, Easy to work with"

- Claire, Bloomfield Hills, MI on 6/7/14
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

Wrote and edited Chaucer and the Craft of Fiction, for which I chose the top scholars of the day to contribute essays. Was nominated for a pushcart prize for my article, "The Two Sarahs of the Merchant's Tale," by Ball State University Forum, Wrote the fundamental paper, "Antinomic Cluster Analysis" on Chaucher, Currently write historical fiction novels for young adults. Have taught Freshman English for Rochester College and ESL for Pals International.

ESL/ESOL

I have scholarly books and articles on Chaucer; I have taught English at Rochester College, and I have taught ESL for PALS International.I am a writer of historical fiction for children and young adults. I won the Michigan State History Award for books for children and young adults for my The Journals of Kevin Murphy: Summer of the Bear.

French

I have my M.A. from Stanford University, M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University in French Medieval Literature. I attended the Universities of Genève, Switzerland, the University of Lausanne, in Switzerland, and the University of Lille in Boulogne-sur-mer in France. I lived in Les Issambres, France. I have taught French at Stanford, Princeton, Rider College, Oakland University, Oakland Community College, Language Trainers, Rochester Community Schools, at home and at people's houses over the years.

Grammar

Since I have three masters and a Ph.D. in French and Spanish, since I am a writer of historical fiction, and since I have written many books and articles in English, I guess my English grammar - my grammar in all three languages - in okay. I have also taught English grammar at Pals International and Rochester College.

Literature

I have scholarly books and articles on Chaucer; I have taught English at Rochester College.I am a writer of historical fiction for children and young adults. I won the Michigan State History Award for books for children and young adults for my The Journals of Kevin Murphy, I: Summer of the Bear.

Proofreading

I was the Editor-in-Chief of Solaris Press, where I edited the essays and books of the top professors in French and English. I have published 14 books of my own (three scholarly works, seven children's books, and four novels), two scholarly studies, an edition of an Old French Text, and two scholarly collections of essays.

Reading

I have two master's degrees from Stanford University, one in the poetry of François villon; the other in the entremeses of Cervantes. I have a Master's and a Ph.D. from Princeton University, where I specialized in textualism and a literary study of La Chastelaine de Vergi. I edited scholarly essays for The Craft of Fiction: Essays in Medieval Poetics and Chaucer and the Craft of Fiction. I have written seminal papers of Chaucer, and I write historical fiction for young adults.

Spanish

I have my masters in Spanish (Cervantes) from Stanford University. I taught Spanish at Rider College, New Jersey, and at Rochester College, Rochester, Michigan. I also tutor students in beginning Spanish.

Vocabulary

I have two master's degrees from Stanford University, one in the poetry of François villon; the other in the entremeses of Cervantes. I have a Master's and a Ph.D. from Princeton University, where I specialized in textualism and a literary study of La Chastelaine de Vergi. I edited scholarly essays for The Craft of Fiction: Essays in Medieval Poetics and Chaucer and the Craft of Fiction. I have written seminal papers of Chaucer, and I write historical fiction for young adults.

Writing

I have two master's degrees from Stanford University, one in the poetry of François villon; the other in the entremeses of Cervantes. I have a Master's and a Ph.D. from Princeton University, where I specialized in textualism and a literary study of La Chastelaine de Vergi. I edited scholarly essays for The Craft of Fiction: Essays in Medieval Poetics and Chaucer and the Craft of Fiction. I have written seminal papers of Chaucer, and I write historical fiction for young adults.

Hunter College of the City of N.Y.
Stanford Univ.
Master's
Princeton Univ.
PhD

Education

Hunter College of the City of N.Y.

Stanford Univ. (Master's)

Princeton Univ. (PhD)

Extremely valuable when learning from her — From my first lesson with Leigh I can tell she has a great deal of knowledge of the French language but also the culture as she has spent some time Europe. I think this will be extremely valuable when learning from her. She also offered a wide range of programs in order to cater for different peoples needs. For example, Business French, Advanced, or beginner, or a combination. Her method of teachi ...

— Sam, Auburn Hills, MI on 12/11/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Leigh will travel within 3 miles of Rochester, MI 48307.