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Roberta S.

Raleigh, NC

$30/hour

Well-traveled Spanish teacher in search of new opportunities

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/24/14
5.0 average from 65 ratings
Excellent Spanish tutor!
— Kerri, Raleigh, NC on 6/4/15

$30/Hour


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Carroll University
Spanish
Yes
Other

Education

Carroll University (Spanish)

Yes (Other)

About Roberta

I have taught Spanish at many levels--from first grade through adults! This breadth of experience gives me the ability to connect with my students no matter their background. Most recently I taught for thirteen years at Ravenscroft School in Raleigh. I am passionate about the Spanish language and its culture. Although not a native speaker, I fell in love with Spanish as a child admiring my babysitter's Spanish textbook! Not everyone can teach a foreign language. Being a native speaker is by no means a guarantee that you have the gift of teaching or know how to approach someone learning your language. How many of us are capable of teaching English even though it's our own language? The methods for learning language have changed drastically over the years. Through classes, seminars and training I constantly look for the most current trends in language education and implement these with others that are successful in a multi-faceted classroom. My colleagues describe me as articulate, passionate, a good communicator, and congenial. I love working with kids and have raised three of my own with a strong background in Spanish! I have taught Spanish at many levels--from first grade through adults! This breadth of experience gives me the ability to connect with my students no matter their background. Most recently I taught for thirteen years at Ravenscroft School in Raleigh. I am passionate about the Spanish language and its culture. Although not a native speaker, I fell Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Raleigh, NC 27614
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent Spanish tutor!"

- Kerri, Raleigh, NC on 6/4/15

"Great with my shy teenage son!"

- Rosanne, Wake Forest, NC on 5/31/17

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Tammy, Raleigh, NC on 4/21/16

"Excellent tutor!"

- Evie, Siler City, NC on 12/9/15

"Very good tutor!"

- Mary, Wake Forest, NC on 9/30/15

"Helpful Spanish Tutor"

- Craig, Raleigh, NC on 6/1/15

"Great Spanish Tutor!"

- Renee, Raleigh, NC on 6/4/14

"5 stars! Great, great, great"

- Michele, Raleigh, NC on 6/3/14
Math:
Elementary (K-6th)
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Spanish,
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th), Phonics, Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

English grammar, English literature, vocabulary and composition

Spanish

I have a college degree in Spanish and Secondary Education and more than twenty years of classroom experience.

Study Skills

I have been a teacher for over twenty five years and currently tutor in several subjects. My experience ranges from first grade through twelfth grade so I'm comfortable with students of varying levels. While tutoring I assess the students' strengths and challenges which allows me to tailor a program specific to their needs.

Writing

Teaching Spanish has been my passion for many years. Experience from first grade through adults gives me an insight as to how English speakers learn a foreign language. I will motivate and challenge students to reach their goals and enjoy it as well!

Carroll University
Spanish
Yes
Other

Education

Carroll University (Spanish)

Yes (Other)

Excellent Spanish tutor!

Roberta was a very patient and knowledgeable tutor. My daughter was really struggling in Spanish I and Roberta was fantastic in helping her not feel so discouraged and anxious. Her overall grade improved SIGNIFICANTLY and she did very well on her EOG. I highly recommend Roberta and will definitely be requesting her services again for Spanish II in the Fall!!

— Kerri, Raleigh, NC on 6/4/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Roberta will travel within 15 miles of Raleigh, NC 27614.