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Lorrie J.

Black Mountain, NC

$55/hour

Language Teacher: English, Spanish, Portuguese

In-person lessons

$55/Hour


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Warren Wilson College
English
School of International Training
Master's
Union Institute and University
PhD

Education

Warren Wilson College (English)

School of International Training (Master's)

Union Institute and University (PhD)

About Lorrie

I believe that everyone can enjoy learning a new language. My methods are stimulating, clear and fun. I have a Master's degree in teaching ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Spanish. I am also able to teach beginning Portuguese. I have experience teaching English and Spanish at every level from kindergarten to college. My specialty is creating a warm communicative atmosphere where learning becomes a pleasure.

Although I have taught a great deal in the classroom, my specialty is individual tutoring. It is my pleasure to get to know a student well, to help him or her evaluate his or her language levels in writing, speaking, reading, and listening, and to develop an individual plan geared toward individual learning styles and goals.

Because I have reached fluency in Spanish and Portuguese, I know that language learning takes hard work, but it is also incredibly fun. All of my language teaching includes cultural exploration and genuine communication.

I enjoy travel, and have lived in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Brazil. However, my favorite times are spent with my two daughters and husband in our home in Swannanoa, North Carolina.

I hope to be part of your language learning journey soon.
I believe that everyone can enjoy learning a new language. My methods are stimulating, clear and fun. I have a Master's degree in teaching ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 35 miles of Black Mountain, NC 28711
In-person lessons
Science:
Anthropology
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, IELTS,
Literature, Writing
Test Preparation:
IELTS
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
IELTS,
Portuguese, Spanish
History:
Anthropology
Elementary Education:
Grammar

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.

Anthropology

I have earned a Doctoral Degree in Humanities and Culture.

I wrote an interdisciplinary doctoral dissertation that explored my travels with traditional plant healers in Brazil.

I have taken Master's level courses in teaching culture, and Anthrolinguistics.

I am a great reader of Anthropology and have received an award for cross-cultural understanding.

ESL/ESOL

Lorrie has a Masters Degree in teaching English to Speakers of Other
Languages. She has more than ten years of experience teaching ESOL adults and college students. Her methods are clear, enjoyable and grammatically and culturally accurate. She helps students to meet their own language goals whether they be English for conversation, the workplace, academics, medicine, or immediate travel. She has taught in the United Stares and abroad in many situations, but she especially enjoys tutoring individuals.

IELTS

I have a Master's Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

I have work experience teaching for the Toefl test. Skills gained in that experience can be transferred to IELTS.

I taught International students English for Academic Purposes for fifteen years.

Spanish

I am a fluent speaker of Spanish with a Master's in Teaching Spanish and living experience in Mexico, the Dominican Republic and the Southwestern United States.
I have taught Conversational Spanish privately and at the college level as well as Spanish for levels K-12.
I have particular expertise in Community Language Learning, a method that is engaging and tailored to the needs and experiences of the learner.
I am currently completing my Doctoral Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities and Culture.

Warren Wilson College
English
School of International Training
Master's
Union Institute and University
PhD

Education

Warren Wilson College (English)

School of International Training (Master's)

Union Institute and University (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Travel policy

Lorrie will travel within 35 miles of Black Mountain, NC 28711.