Boston State College (Spanish)
Shippensburg University (Master's)
I have taught Spanish and English as a Second Language for over 25 years. I take great pride that several of my students have followed in my footsteps and are now teachers as well. Learning another language takes much practice and patience. I attempt to make learning as interesting and fun as possible. I have much enthusiasm and passion that is very contagious.
As a university student and a public school teacher I have had many opportunities to travel and live in Spanish speaking countries- Spain, Mexico, Chile and Argentina. In addition to teaching high school Spanish I have also taught ESL to young people and adults. In 2008 I participated in the Fulbright teacher exchange in Cardenas, Mexico. I taught English to university students at the Colegio de Postgraduados, Campus Tabasco for one year. In exchange, the Mexican teacher taught Spanish to my high school students in Pennsylvania. In Mexico I lived in a community where very few people speak English and was was fully integrated into the Mexican language and culture. It was a wonderful opportunity to strengthen my Spanish skills as well as make life long friends.
I began my study of Spanish when I was 12 years old. I have many Spanish speaking friends with whom I communicate regularly. I continue my study of Spanish grammar and syntax.
I am available to tutor after 4 PM and on the weekends. Learning another language can be a lot of fun and very beneficial as well. I have taught Spanish and English as a Second Language for over 25 years. I take great pride that several of my students have followed in my footsteps and are now teachers as well. Learning another language takes much practice and patience. I attempt to make learning as interesting and fun as possible. I have much enthusiasm and passion that is
Jennifer is great with our 8 year old. We wanted someone who would really get the fundamentals down before moving on to other parts of the language, and in the two classes so far she has been really great and our daughter is very engaged.
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I have a master's degree in English. I have taught English as a Second Language to adolescents and adults in both the United States and Mexico. i have also tutored high school students in English.
In addition to teaching high school Spanish I have taught English as a Second Language for the past 30 years. I have taught children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings- public school, community college, local farms as well as the Perry County, PA prison. I have taught English to speakers of many different languages. It has been very rewarding to work with people from different countries and cultures. I have learned a lot from them as well as helping them to improve their written and spoken English. I have a variety of materials that make learning fun and very beneficial.
I graduated from college with a BA in Spanish education. I obtained my master's degree in EngIish. I am certified to teach Spanish and English in Pennsylvania. I am a native speaker of English and began speaking Spanish when I was 12 years old- 40 years ago.