Carroll University (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 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
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!!
Roberta quickly picked up on where my daughter had gaps in her Spanish I and came up with a plan to close those. She truly enjoyed her first lesson and is looking forward to continuing.
Roberta is doing a wonderful job with my son. He said he wishes she was his real teacher. That says a lot in my book. Knowledgeable and very patient. Great experience so far!
My son learned so much from her for his Spanish III class. She is very knowledgeable and very nice and encouraging!
Roberta is patient and an excellent teacher. She is easy to communicate and plan with and has helped my teenage son tremendously
Roberta is a very good tutor! Has built rapport quickly with my 17 year old son, and the sessions have already improved his Spanish II scores, with only two sessions!
Roberta helped my sophomore son with Spanish for half the semester. He liked her a lot, and helped get him through the class. Roberta was always prompt, and pleasant. I can recommend her without hesitation.
Roberta has been an excellent AP Spanish tutor for my daughter. She is organized, on time, and quick to respond to emails. In addition she works well with my daughter. I highly recommend Roberta for any level of Spanish tutoring!
Roberta did an excellent job with our son who is 13 years old with all of the teen attitude. Roberta did a superb job teaching him and he really had a good time learning with Roberta. I can highly recommend her. Thanks Roberta.
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English grammar, English literature, vocabulary and composition
I have a college degree in Spanish and Secondary Education and more than twenty years of classroom experience.
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.
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!