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Colleen Marie R.

Gouverneur, NY

$45/hour

Experienced German, French, English, Latin, & History Tutor

Background check passed as of 9/22/15
5.0 average from 7 ratings

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State University of New York at Empire State College
B.A. in German
Southern New Hampshire University Graduate School (History)
Enrolled
Stony Brook University
Graduate Coursework

Education

State University of New York at Empire State College (B.A. in German)

Southern New Hampshire University Graduate School (History) (Enrolled)

Stony Brook University (Graduate Coursework)

About Colleen Marie

I've been an adjunct instructor (tutor) of French and German at the State University of New York, Empire State College for six years and have formerly taught secondary English, French, German, and Latin at a boarding school in New England. During my time as a language teacher I founded and advised the German Club, in which students regularly viewed and discussed German-language films, participated in cultural activities, and put on a school-wide German dinner evening featuring authentic cuisine from the German-speaking countries. I have extensive experience tutoring and substitute teaching for two public school districts as well as privately from kindergarten to college-level. While a high school teacher in Massachusetts, I administered and proctored the ACT exam. As a professional public school tutor in New York State, I proctored and administered the Regents exam for home-bound students.

Additionally, I taught English as a Second Language to students in Germany at both the high school and adult levels. I am certified in German by The Goethe Institute in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany. I hold a B.A. degree in German with minor study in French and have lived in France, Germany, and England. I've travelled to Rome and other major cities in Italy, Switzerland, and francophone Belgium and Canada as well, which affords me the opportunity to bring firsthand cultural knowledge to my students when tutoring foreign languages.

In addition to my tutoring work, I'm a professional freelance editor and proofreader whose clients have included Chanel, McGraw-Hill, and American Express, among others. While an editor in New York City, I proofread educational materials, including the SAT Exam. I'm currently working on writing a teacher's guide for BEOWULF. I enjoy helping students who are struggling with Shakespeare, and to show them the relevance of his work today. My 9th and 10th grade English students performed HAMLET outdoors during my classes in Massachusetts, and I've also taught and/or tutored JULIUS CAESAR, ROMEO & JULIET, and MACBETH. I love to show my students that Shakespeare doesn't have to be boring!

I've worked with many troubled teens and gladly do so; I firmly believe that oftentimes young people just need to know that someone believes in them in order to reach their full potential. I have significant experience dealing with the needs of ADHD students, both in my professional and personal life.

I will tutor all subjects from grades K-8, and English, French, German, Latin, ESL, history, and social studies at all levels/for all ages. I use a highly individualized approach with each student, as each student has a different learning style, which I appreciate. I am patient, adaptable, and work hard at encouraging my students, especially those who are struggling. I enjoy working with students of all backgrounds. Thank you!
I've been an adjunct instructor (tutor) of French and German at the State University of New York, Empire State College for six years and have formerly taught secondary English, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Gouverneur, NY 13642
Background Check: Passed
Science:
Psychology
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French,
German,
Latin, TOEFL
History:
American History, European History,
Government & Politics, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

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European History

I'm currently pursuing a master's degree in History. History has been my favorite subject my entire adult life.

French

I currently teach French at SUNY Empire State College. I am a former high school French teacher; I have lived and studied abroad in France during college. I live near Qu├ębec and travel there and maintain contact with francophone French-Canadians.

German

B.A in German from the State University of New York

Certified in German as a foreign language by the Goethe Institute in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Have lived in Germany and traveled to Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Luxembourg (all German-speaking countries)

Currently an adjunct instructor of German and French at the State University of New York, Empire State College

Have taught German (as well as French, Latin, and English) as a full-time teacher at a private boarding school in New England

I've been a German speaker for 19 years.

Grammar

I am an adjunct language instructor at SUNY Empire State College, which including Grammar. Additionally I work as a freelance editor and proofreader with clients such as Chanel, American Express, The SAT Exam/College Board, and McGraw-Hill.

Reading

I am a homeschooling mother, former substitute teacher and tutor for two school districts in New York State for grades K-12, which included Reading.

Writing

I have been an editor and a publisher. I am a former high school English teacher, which included Writing.

State University of New York at Empire State College
B.A. in German
Southern New Hampshire University Graduate School (History)
Enrolled
Stony Brook University
Graduate Coursework

Education

State University of New York at Empire State College (B.A. in German)

Southern New Hampshire University Graduate School (History) (Enrolled)

Stony Brook University (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Colleen Marie will travel within 40 miles of Gouverneur, NY 13642.