Experienced, patient Spanish, French, and ESL teacher
Experienced, patient Spanish, French, and ESL teacher
I have 20 years experience as a classroom teacher and tutor. I have worked with elementary, middle and high school students teaching Spanish and French. I also have experience working with students to improve their organizational skills and effective learning strategies. I am very patient and encouraging. I take time to get to know my students to learn what their learning goals are and to assess their strengths and weaknesses so that I can develop an individualized learning plan for each...
I have 20 years experience as a classroom teacher and tutor. I have worked with elementary, middle and high school students teaching Spanish and French. I also have experience working with students to improve their organizational skills and effective learning strategies. I am very patient and encouraging. I take time to get to know my students to learn what their learning goals are and to assess their strengths and weaknesses so that I can develop an individualized learning plan for each student. I have lived in Costa Rica and in France and have excellent pronunciation in both French and Spanish. I am very positive and make learning fun. I love working with students one on one and watching them progress and build their confidence.
I also hold TESOL certification and have extensive experience working as a foreign language teacher and tutor. I understand what it takes to teach non native speakers English as I also have personal experience learning foreign languages. I have worked with adults and children, as a tutor, teaching them English as a second language.
I hold an experienced educator certificate from the state of NH with endorsements in Spanish and French which qualifies me to teach elementary, middle and high school. I have taught beginning and intermediate Spanish at the elementary, middle and high school years. I spent 11 years teaching middle school Spanish at a private independent middle school and many of my 8th grade students were able to go to Spanish level 3 as freshmen in high school. My students of all abilities have shown great improvement and did well in my classes. I have also tutored high school beginning level French and taught middle school French. Feedback from students and parents is that my classes are fun and interesting and as a teacher I provide feedback to students and parents.
The key to a good teacher-tutor relationship is good communication and a clear understanding of expectations. A positive relationship is critical to the success of one on one tutoring. I encourage you to
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Great and Responsive Spanish Tutor!
Catherine was terrific and really listed to what I wanted for my son's lessons. She came prepared with a lesson plan and worked patiently through my son's recalcitrance to draw him out and engage him in his learning. My son also appreciated how she asked him questions to make sure he practiced his verbal skills and I liked how she asked for both written and verbal responses Great job Catherine! We have now had 22 lessons with Catherine and each has been fabulous! She makes great lessons plans to specifically address each upcoming event and goes above and beyond in using other resources to help my son learn and grow. I appreciate her feedback, flexibility, lesson planning and adjusting to my son's needs. She is also very prompt and responsive with feedback and answering questions. She is truly the partner that every parent needs. I highly recommend her once again.Kshama, 35 lessons with Catherine
Catherine is very personable. Her gentle, patient and cheerful attitude is so encouraging! She made me instantly comfortable and it really helped ease my anxiety about speaking. Highly recommended!Jani, 3 lessons with Catherine
Catherine tutors my 8 year old daughter in Spanish. She uses creative ways to engage her in learning and my daughter absolutely loves her lessons. I would highly recommend Catherine as a tutor.Jessica , 13 lessons with Catherine
Patient and engaging
Catherine is tutoring my 7 year old in French. My daughter has zero history with French, so she needed to start from scratch. Catherine is creative, patient and keeps my daughter fully engaged! I highly recommend Catherine for a child or an adult.Sharon , 3 lessons with Catherine
She taught my self how to correctly using spainsh verbs and pronunciation. Catherine is such a good tutor and is very helpful. My son enjoyed his session with herVeronica, 6 lessons with Catherine
Catherine was very professional and knowledgeable. She worked with our son to review his assignment and the work he has been doing thus far in intermediate Spanish. This intermediate class is his first exposure to the language but after one lesson with Catherine, he felt very comfortable and confident working with her and has requested additional lessons.Remeise, 23 lessons with Catherine
Wonderful French teacher for our daughter
Catherine is a great with our daughter. She makes class interesting and our daughter is really progressing. Our daughter looks forward to her lessons which is very exciting to see.Dana, 22 lessons with Catherine
Catherine is working with my 7th grade daughter helping her get ready for an upcoming Spanish test. After only the first session it is clear that she has been an excellent choice and we have several more lessons to come in the next few days. My daughter's confidence has already improved and she is excited about the upcoming time with Catherine as they continue to prepare. Catherine has been wonderful with communication with me and even spent time reviewing some of my daughter's school work to familiarize herself with the material that will be covered on the exam. I am super impressed and will definitely continue to book tutoring sessions with her!Amy, 9 lessons with Catherine
she is really Patient and really nice definitely helped me and would like to have again. went over things i had trouble with and did an excellent jobAvi, 1 lesson with CatherineTutor responded:
Muchas gracias, You did a really good job today reviewing the grammar and vocabulary on clothing, colors and adjective/noun agreement. Your pronunciation was good, and you asked clarifying questions. By the end of the lesson you understood the concepts well. It was a pleasure working with you!
catherine is patient, flexible, articulate,kind She meets Student where they are and works with all types of learning styles She cares about Students and has passion for Spanish Highly recommend her for Students!!!!!!E, 19 lessons with Catherine
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