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Shawna W.

Spanish and ESL Teacher Specializing in Grammar and Pronunciation

Spanish and ESL Teacher Specializing in Grammar and Pronunciation

$40/hour

  • North End Saint Paul, MN 55117

About Shawna


Bio

Hello! I'm Shawna, and I'm a highly-energetic teacher of English and Spanish with seven years of experience teaching ESL, EFL, and Spanish at the college level and in K12 public schools both in the US and abroad. My style is highly-interactive, student-centered language teaching and learning, in which the student's goals, interests, and motivations are foundational to every part of the lesson. My interests and specialties lie in pronunciation/phonology as key to successful communication and...

Hello! I'm Shawna, and I'm a highly-energetic teacher of English and Spanish with seven years of experience teaching ESL, EFL, and Spanish at the college level and in K12 public schools both in the US and abroad. My style is highly-interactive, student-centered language teaching and learning, in which the student's goals, interests, and motivations are foundational to every part of the lesson. My interests and specialties lie in pronunciation/phonology as key to successful communication and in physically engaging younger learners in language learning through songs, dance, and games. Most recently, I have been tutoring advanced English pronunciation to adults in higher education online/remotely in my spare time.

I hold a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (University of Minnesota). I have two years teaching experience of ESL/EFL at the college level (advanced: speaking, reading and composition), and hold a certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (University of Minnesota) as well as an English Language Training Certificate (Minnesota Literacy Council) and K12 Substitute Teaching License (Illinois). I have seven years part-time experience as private ESL tutor, specializing in pronunciation both in-person and online/remote along with three summers teaching EFL to seven-year-olds in northern Italy. I've spent one summer teaching EFL to Chinese college students in Wuhan, China, and two years as an English literacy/ESL tutor for second- and third-grade students in Minneapolis Public Schools.

For Spanish, I hold 18+ credits of graduate coursework in Hispanic Linguistics (graduate minor) including Spanish Language Acquisition and Methods in Foreign Language Teaching. I hold a BA in Spanish Studies (Linguistics), including teacher preparation program to teach Spanish K-12 (University of Minnesota). I have two+ years teaching experience in both a K-5 setting and at the college level (all beginning Spanish). I've completed four graduate research projects focusing on pronunciation of native and non-native speakers of Spanish and currently hold a K12 Substitute Teaching License (Illinois).

I am happy to talk through your language learning needs and goals and help to formulate a plan together. I am easy to reach, and look forward to working with you!


Education

(2013) University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Spanish Studies
(2015) University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Masters
(2015) University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Rate details: Hourly rate is flexible depending on whether lessons are delivered online or in-person and how much preparation work is required.
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Saint Paul, MN 55117
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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$40/hour

Shawna W.

$40/hour

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