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Lorri C.

Raleigh, NC

$40/hour

Fun and passionate Spanish tutor/athletics skills developer

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5.0 average from 4 ratings

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Meredith College
Spanish

Education

Meredith College (Spanish)

About Lorri

I am a former high school teacher/collegiate professor of Spanish whose passion for education and helping others to succeed comes from a lifelong love of learning. As a magna cum laude graduate with degrees in both Spanish and International Studies, I know that hard work, dedication to learning, a positive attitude and a sense of humor can really pay off. My love for Spanish began with a study abroad experience in Costa Rica, and was further developed by a study abroad experience in Argentina, as well as ESL tutoring positions held in both countries. I have been named to the Sigma Delta Pi National Honor Society for Spanish and have also received Meredith College’s Outstanding Student of Foreign Languages and Literatures Award. I am also a certified tutor through CRLA’s International Tutor Certification Program, and have tutored at Meredith College’s Learning Center in the past. I spent a year as an adjunct professor of Spanish at Wake Technical Community College and also spent two wonderful years teaching Spanish I-IV Honors at The Franklin Academy Charter High School. These many experiences with the Spanish language and the successes I have found have fed my love for the language and lead me to want to share that passion and success with others.

I have played or been involved with softball for nearly my entire life, and essentially grew up on the ball field. I played softball for three years at the collegiate level, was a collegiate team captain, and received various awards during my collegiate career, including the Jack Huber Award for Softball and the Coach Dean Burris Award. I also received several accolades for softball in high school, including two All-State honors. Now that my playing career has ended, I hope to help others achieve athletic success and develop their own love for the game.

While my experience with volleyball is slightly less than that with softball, I had a competitive high school volleyball career, was a two-time MVP, and have a great deal of experience assisting with skills camps at the high school level. I continue playing pick-up and beach games today as I further develop my skills and enjoyment of the game.

My entire teaching philosophy revolves around instilling a sense of passion for the subject matter. I believe that by developing this passion, we become more motivated to dedicate ourselves to success. I also believe in having fun, so I try to provide a challenging learning experience that is not overwhelming. I like to incorporate many different teaching and learning methods including conversational techniques, verbal and auditory exercises, fundamental drills, online resources, games, and of course, traditional textbook methods.

I hold myself to a high standard of education and skill development, and so I hold my students to that same high standard. I believe in open lines of communication and expect students to give me feedback, as I will give them feedback as well. I believe in fostering positive attitudes and an overall enjoyment of the task at hand.

If you hope to create new passions for language or sports, or just further develop an already existing passion, please contact me. I look forward to working with you!
I am a former high school teacher/collegiate professor of Spanish whose passion for education and helping others to succeed comes from a lifelong love of learning. As a magna cum laude graduate with degrees in both Spanish and International Studies, I know that hard work, dedication to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Raleigh, NC 27615
In-person lessons
Language:
Spanish
Sports/Recreation:
Softball,
Volleyball

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Softball

I have played softball for about 18 years, and have played in pretty much every different form of competitive softball possible. I grew up playing recreational ball, transferred over into school-sponsored sports in addition to travel and showcase-level softball. I received several accolades for softball in high school, including two North Carolina All-State honors. I just finished my third and final season of softball at the Division III collegiate level as catcher for Meredith College. During my time at the collegiate level, I acted as a team captain, and also received various awards, including the Jack Huber Award for Softball and the Coach Dean Burris Award. My 2014 conference season statistics include a .352 batting average, a .704 slugging percentage and a .993 fielding percentage. I also have past experience with volunteer coaching at the 18 under showcase level for the North Carolina Challengers-Renzi and have previously given hitting and catching lessons.

Spanish

I graduated magna cum laude from Meredith College (Raleigh, NC) with a BA in Spanish and International Studies, and was named to the Sigma Delta Pi National Honor Society for Spanish, as well as recipient of the college's Outstanding Student of Foreign Languages and Literatures Award. I have spent two semesters abroad, one in Costa Rica and one in Argentina, and developed fluency during that time, also gaining tutoring experience as I volunteered as an ESL tutor while there. I worked as a Spanish tutor for a year in Meredith College's Learning Center and am a Certified Level I Tutor through the College Reading and Learning Association's International Tutor Certification Program. I was an adjunct professor of Spanish at Wake Technical Community College and formerly taught levels I-IV Honors of Spanish at the high school level in Wake Forest. My Spanish teaching methods involve a mix of developing verbal, written, reading, and auditory skills, and I use traditional textbook methods coupled with conversational, multimedia and online exercises.

Volleyball

I played volleyball at the varsity level for four years in high school, and considered playing at the collegiate level, but chose to pursue a collegiate career in softball instead. I had a very competitive high school volleyball career, received several All-Conference honors and was named a two-time MVP. I continue playing pick-up and beach volleyball today. I have also assisted with several different skills camps in the past, for athletes both at the middle and high school levels.

Meredith College
Spanish

Education

Meredith College (Spanish)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lorri will travel within 20 miles of Raleigh, NC 27615.