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Ellen T.

Honey Brook, PA

$45/hour

Ellen T. Spanish, English Pronunciation for Foreign Nationals

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 11/13/13
4.7 average from 23 ratings
She's a peach. Patient, offers many tips for learning.
— Pat, Reinholds, PA on 6/5/15

$45/Hour


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Temple University
Education
Temple University
Master's

Education

Temple University (Education)

Temple University (Master's)

About Ellen

Hello language students! I have always enjoyed foreign languages, especially Spanish, French and Italian. From childhood I knew I always wanted to teach. I have a Master's degree in Spanish from Temple University. I am PA certified in French and minored in Italian. I have taught in public education for 35 years, in city, archdiocese, and private schools. I also have private tutoring experience from a Pilot program teaching adult Mexicans English, to in-home tutoring of adults and children.
My focus is toward inspiring students to achieve their full potential. My talent is being able to slow things down into bite-size pieces so a student who is struggling with basic concepts can understand, succeed and master the nuances of a foreign language. This can be at an elementary level up to a salesperson going overseas for the first time dealing with cabs, hotels, menus and foreign currency. I can help as I have traveled several times to Europe, Mexico and South America.
I particularly enjoy tutoring beginning to advanced levels of ESL (English as a second language) to adults and children. My forte is with native Spanish speakers, however I can help anyone desiring to lose a foreign accent to speak, read and write American English in minimal time. This is especially important for those adults in business or industry.
I am looking forward to working with you!
Hello language students! I have always enjoyed foreign languages, especially Spanish, French and Italian. From childhood I knew I always wanted to teach. I have a Master's degree in Spanish from Temple University. I am PA certified in French and minored in Italian. I have taught in public education for 35 years, in city, archdiocese, and private Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Honey Brook, PA 19344
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"She's a peach. Patient, offers many tips for learning."

- Pat, Reinholds, PA on 6/5/15

"Patient With Me"

- Robert, Coatesville, PA on 9/18/14

"Wonderful tutor - patient, friendly, clear."

- Nicole, Pottstown, PA on 9/17/14

"Very Flexible!"

- Laura, Elverson, PA on 8/16/14
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French, Italian,
Spanish
Business:
ESL/ESOL

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

English

Along with helping people learn English I work with them specifically on pronunciation so they learn American English, not English with a Spanish or Indian accent, for example. I correct/explain any grammar mistakes and we practice reading and writing as well.

ESL/ESOL

I am currently tutoring a few Hispanics in English. I tutored and facilitated a class in English to Mexican immigrants for 10 weeks in 2006 which was very helpful to the adult students. Over the past 3 years I have been in contact with Hispanic adults who need tutoring help and have helped them when I can. Perhaps through this service I can help them more.

Italian

Educationally I had minored in Italian in College. I have traveled several times in Italy on different touring vacations and practiced speaking as often as possible. Another occasion, on sabbatical, I lived with a family in Siena for 3 weeks and traveled a lot in Europe. I have just tutored a couple this summer in Italian for a trip they took in August, which they enjoyed very much.

Spanish

I have a Master's degree in Spanish and have taught it for 35 years. I currently speak Spanish with adults I tutor and need to assist in a volunteer capacity. I have tutored and taught Spanish in many venues to adults and children.

Temple University
Education
Temple University
Master's

Education

Temple University (Education)

Temple University (Master's)

She's a peach. Patient, offers many tips for learning.

Ellen started off with basics, e.g. numbers, days of the week, etc. Her explanations regarding the days of the week and the months connected to means of remembering them.

— Pat, Reinholds, PA on 6/5/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ellen will travel within 15 miles of Honey Brook, PA 19344.