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Margaret P.

Portland, OR

$40/hour

Tutor w/ experience teaching abroad and tutoring in multiple languages

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 7 ratings
Adaptive and creative
— Janice, Happy Valley, OR on 11/11/16

$40/Hour


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Santa Clara University
French, Poli. Sci.
Johns Hopkins University
Master's

Education

Santa Clara University (French, Poli. Sci.)

Johns Hopkins University (Master's)

About Margaret

There are many subjects I like to study, and this is why I have such a wide range of experience! I am a certified TESOL instructor, and spent a year teaching English in Istanbul, Turkey.

Before that, I led French conversation classes while in college, and after that, I taught ESL classes for my term of Americorps service in San Jose, CA.
I love facilitating small groups and teaching one-on-one, and finding the aspect of a subject that can make it exciting to a student, whether that be theatre, art, history, or comedy.

I am a novelist by profession, and an editor by nature. I have a Cert. TESOL from Schull, Ireland. I received top marks on my SAT verbal scores, and won the English award for my year in high school. I love language, discovering meaning, and being creative with it.

I fell in love with French in high school, and went to a summer camp to accelerate my progress. I majored in French and Francophone Studies at university, and loved studying French 18th and 19th century literature. I have traveled in France and Quebec and communicated easily with native speakers. I took French classes during graduate school, and passed their competency test, requiring knowledge of many specialized political and economic terms.

I tutored beginning French students at university, and sought out people with which to keep my fluency current. I recently visited Paris, and was pleased to feel the language come back easily. I love the feel of it on my tongue, and enjoy getting others to make the peculiar French sounds too!

I'd love to get started tutoring students in Portland. If you want a dedicated teacher to help you with writing, reading, or French, message me!
There are many subjects I like to study, and this is why I have such a wide range of experience! I am a certified TESOL instructor, and spent a year teaching English in Istanbul, Turkey.

Before that, I led French conversation classes while in college, and after that, I taught ESL classes for my term of Americorps service in San Jose,
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Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Portland, OR 97210
In-person lessons

"Adaptive and creative"

- Janice, Happy Valley, OR on 11/11/16

"Relaxed, Knowledgable, Prepared With French Conversation"

- Mashall, Portland, OR on 9/6/16
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Santa Clara University
French, Poli. Sci.
Johns Hopkins University
Master's

Education

Santa Clara University (French, Poli. Sci.)

Johns Hopkins University (Master's)

Adaptive and creative

Margaret has not only perfect pronunciation and intonation (so important in learning French), but also the perfect personality for a tutor. She focuses on the lesson and the language yet is open and personable as well. For me, she has adapted lessons to suit my needs and requests and makes me feel completely at ease. I highly recommend her services to anyone wanting to learn French or to impro

— Janice, Happy Valley, OR on 11/11/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Margaret will travel within 10 miles of Portland, OR 97210.