Ohio University (Spanish)
I specialize in teaching Spanish to young adults and adults, and I am certified in teaching English to non-native speaking adults. I am a native English speaker with a bachelor's degree in Spanish and a CELTA certificate (the internationally recognized equivalent of TEFL).
I earned my CELTA from The University of Cambridge several years ago and have experience teaching English to Spanish speakers in Ecuador. I earned my bachelor's degree in Spanish from Ohio University, where I excelled in classes and won several department awards for my performance in classes. I also lived and studied in Ecuador for about four months. I was employed by the Athens Language Center (formerly the Athens Progressive Education Language Center) in Athens, Ohio, in 2014, where I taught beginner and intermediate Spanish to adult learners. I also have experience tutoring high schoolers in Spanish. I continue to work on my own Spanish fluency by reading Spanish language books, talking with Spanish-speaking friends and listening to Spanish language radio.
Typically, I give a short proficiency test to new learners to gauge their level of proficiency and get a sense of where they do well and where they could improve. I structure lessons from there, keeping the learner's goals and objectives in mind. I typically give homework assignments and periodic assessments.
Generally I am available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays in the Columbus, Ohio, area, though I prefer to give lessons in the evenings and on weekends. I would be glad to speak with learners (or their parents or guardians) prior to setting up a tutoring session. Please let me know at least 12 hours prior to canceling a session. I specialize in teaching Spanish to young adults and adults, and I am certified in teaching English to non-native speaking adults. I am a native English speaker with a bachelor's degree in Spanish and a CELTA certificate (the
Sarah was great to work with. Very patient with a beginner and very knowledgeable. I had fun and also felt like I learned a lot.
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