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Ashley B.

Greenville, SC

$50/hour

Bilingual Spanish/ESL Tutor for teenagers and adults

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
5.0 average from 12 ratings
A natural teacher.
— Edwin, Tryon, NC on 3/9/13

$50/Hour


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Furman University
Spanish

Education

Furman University (Spanish)

About Ashley

I graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree from Furman University in 2007 with a major in Spanish and a concentration in English as a Second Language. While at Furman, I participated in two study abroad programs, studying grammar, literature, and art history at La Universidad de Antonio Nebrija in Madrid, Spain and also studying history and literature at the Universidad Mayor in Santiago, Chile. Following graduation, I was selected to spend a year teaching English in Mexico at the Universidad Internacional in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.

I also served as the Bilingual Partnership Specialist for the state of South Carolina for the 2010 Census and was responsible for community outreach among the Hispanic community. I planned and implemented my own radio show in Spanish that aired twice a week via RadioLuz 1240AM and did weekly interviews on Super Impacto 103.9 FM.

In the 2010-2011 school year, I taught Spanish 1 at a charter high school in Greenville, S.C. I taught 6 classes of Spanish 1 and had about 120 students total, while also privately tutoring students in both Spanish 1 and 3.

For the past 5 years, I have worked with Greenville Literacy Association as a Senior Program Manager where I have written ESL curriculum, taught ESL classes to adults for levels 0 through 6, as well as pronunciation, reading, and writing classes. I have also worked with many ESL students one-on-one and enjoy designing lessons appropriate for their level and goals. Additionally, in 2014, I completed a TESOL (Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages) Certificate with English for Life Academy and acquired even more expertise in teaching ESL and writing communicative language lesson plans.

As a non-native Spanish speaker, I feel that I actually have the advantage when it comes to tutoring someone in Spanish because I had to learn the language myself. I know the struggles that are involved and am able to explain the grammar and rules in a way that a native Spanish speaker can't. I have been studying Spanish for over 12 years and have lived in a Spanish-speaking country, having had to adapt to the culture and rely only on my Spanish-speaking ability. I love the Spanish language and am very adept in explaining the grammar and aiding students in mastering the language themselves.

I look forward to working with you. Please feel free to message me with any questions and/or to check my availability.
I graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree from Furman University in 2007 with a major in Spanish and a concentration in English as a Second Language. While at Furman, I participated in two study abroad programs, studying grammar, literature, and art history at La Universidad de Antonio Nebrija in Madrid, Spain and also studying history Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Greenville, SC 29607
In-person lessons

"A natural teacher."

- Edwin, Tryon, NC on 3/9/13

"Very pleased."

- Herb, Spartanburg, SC on 12/31/12
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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Furman University
Spanish

Education

Furman University (Spanish)

A natural teacher.

Ashley is a natural teacher. She not only has absolute command of the language but also has the ability to make a point in many different ways to reach the student. She is very patient and willing to try different methods to help a student reach his/her goal. Importantly as well, she is also very nice. I look forward to working with her in the future. Ashley is very helpful with useful/practical

— Edwin, Tryon, NC on 3/9/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ashley will travel within 25 miles of Greenville, SC 29607.