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Kathy J.

Chapel Hill, NC

$55/hour

Using Spanish in real life situations

In-person lessons

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Kalamazoo College
Spanish
University of Michigan
Master's
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
PhD

Education

Kalamazoo College (Spanish)

University of Michigan (Master's)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (PhD)

About Kathy

I have had over 30 years of experience teaching Spanish language, composition, reading and Spanish speaking to hundreds of high school, elementary and college age students. I have taught at Wisconsin State University, State University of New York at Geneseo, and the University of North Carolina.
One of my favorite efforts was teaching exceptional students at an elementary school in a summer enrichment program in Geneseo, NY. The second and third graders were so enthusiastic as they learned common short phrases, such as "What is your name?", "How old are you?", numbers, the alphabet and songs in Spanish.
When my 2 sons were in high school, I taught Spanish as a substitute teacher. Students seemed to enjoy having a fluent Spanish speaker who had traveled and studied in Spain and South America. I could relate tales of my travel experiences, in Spanish, that kept them attentive.
My "tutoring" methodology is to speak Spanish at all times. I teach using a variety of methods, including repetition, short conversations, functional Spanish (ie. how to function in a restaurant, for instance: reading the menu, ordering, paying the bill). This leads to greater facility in Spanish speaking settings.
I have had over 30 years of experience teaching Spanish language, composition, reading and Spanish speaking to hundreds of high school, elementary and college age students. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Chapel Hill, NC 27516
In-person lessons
English:
ESL/ESOL, Proofreading, TOEFL, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish,
TOEFL

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Spanish

If you look at my profile, you will see that I have lots of experience teaching Spanish conversation and grammar with excellent success. Many of my students have traveled to Spain and Spanish America and reported amazing fluency.

Kalamazoo College
Spanish
University of Michigan
Master's
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
PhD

Education

Kalamazoo College (Spanish)

University of Michigan (Master's)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kathy will travel within 20 miles of Chapel Hill, NC 27516.