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Norma B.

Spanish & ESL certified Teacher / Piano & Pilates Instruction

Spanish & ESL certified Teacher / Piano & Pilates Instruction

$43/hour

  • 401 hours tutoring

  • Austin, TX 78717

About Norma


Bio

I am an effective and experienced Spanish and ESL teacher, as well as a Piano and Pilates instructor with great interpersonal skills. I enjoy working with students of all ages from children to older adults. I have taught elementary, middle school, high school and College level courses. I have been told that my classes are dynamic, creative and motivating. I try to make learning fun for my students.

I am an effective tutor/instructor and I worked for several years in a large classroom...

I am an effective and experienced Spanish and ESL teacher, as well as a Piano and Pilates instructor with great interpersonal skills. I enjoy working with students of all ages from children to older adults. I have taught elementary, middle school, high school and College level courses. I have been told that my classes are dynamic, creative and motivating. I try to make learning fun for my students.

I am an effective tutor/instructor and I worked for several years in a large classroom environment for a prestigious Elementary and Middle school. This experience has allowed me to learn a variety of teaching techniques depending on the students learning styles. I also like to create useful class materials such as visuals, audio, etc. that help students with their learning process.

Additional Skills:
Proficient with technology
Excellent communication and listening skills
People person
Skilled developing good relationships with students and parents.
Experienced with communicative teaching techniques and classroom management


Education

Eastern Michigan University
Education and Spanish Linguistics
Florida Atlantic University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $43
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 12 miles of Austin, TX 78717
  • Lesson cancellation: 36 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/1/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop

I studied professional photography at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and I got a 2 year diploma in Commercial and Fashion photography. I took several Adobe Photoshop courses including advanced courses such as color correction. Before becoming a teacher, I worked for a professional photographer in Miami and I used to do a lot of retouching work in Photoshop. If you are looking for a tutor who knows in depth knowledge of professional photography tricks and work done in Photoshop, I can help you. I love Photoshop, it's amazing!

Business

Marketing,

Marketing

Before I became I teacher, I was a Marketing guru and worked for large corporations. I graduated from EMU with a bachelors of Business and majored in Marketing. After I graduated I went to work for Clear Channel which is the largest radio and outdoor advertising firm in the US. At first, I worked as an account executive where I learned a lot about sales and corporate partnership management. After a few years I was promoted to a multi-cultural marketing role where I led the development and execution of many nation-wide campaigns for companies such as Coca-Cola and Western Union. Later I went back to school to become a teacher, I taught Marketing I and II in a community college and high school. I have also tutored private college students and helped them with their projects and case studies.
Microsoft PowerPoint

Computer

Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I studied professional photography at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and I got a 2 year diploma in Commercial and Fashion photography. I took several Adobe Photoshop courses including advanced courses such as color correction. Before becoming a teacher, I worked for a professional photographer in Miami and I used to do a lot of retouching work in Photoshop. If you are looking for a tutor who knows in depth knowledge of professional photography tricks and work done in Photoshop, I can help you. I love Photoshop, it's amazing!
Microsoft PowerPoint

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am certified ESL Teacher/Instructor. As part of my certification I moved to Guatemala to teach English as second language in a large and very prestigious English School named IGA. I worked with students of all ages from 5 to 18 and also with adults. I really enjoy working with students of different nationalities and backgrounds and I try to make the class fun for my students regardless of their English level. I learn so much from my students and their culture, but I also try to teach them the cultural part that comes with English as a language. If you are looking to improve your English skills: Speaking, listening, reading or writing I can help you!
Spanish,

Spanish

I have been teaching Spanish and English as a second language privately and in a classroom environment for many years. I received my ESL Teaching certification from a prestigious international language school in South America named IGA. After getting certified, I worked for this school for over two years. During this time I had the opportunity to work with students of all ages (5 years old - adults) and also from many different countries and backgrounds. I was known for making my class interesting and fun! Currently I live in the Austin area and I tutor children, teens and adults. Spanish is my first language, and I enjoy helping my students with their Spanish skills including writing, speaking, listening and reading. I am a people person and I customize my lessons depending on the student's learning style.
Grammar, Microsoft PowerPoint

Elementary Education

Grammar

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am certified ESL Teacher/Instructor. As part of my certification I moved to Guatemala to teach English as second language in a large and very prestigious English School named IGA. I worked with students of all ages from 5 to 18 and also with adults. I really enjoy working with students of different nationalities and backgrounds and I try to make the class fun for my students regardless of their English level. I learn so much from my students and their culture, but I also try to teach them the cultural part that comes with English as a language. If you are looking to improve your English skills: Speaking, listening, reading or writing I can help you!
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I am a certified English as second language teacher. I worked as a full time teacher for an international language school in Guatemala and Florida and part of the curriculum included TOEFL preparation for international students trying to get accepted into college. I taught TOEFL courses both in the classroom and 1 on 1 with private students.
English, Grammar

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am certified ESL Teacher/Instructor. As part of my certification I moved to Guatemala to teach English as second language in a large and very prestigious English School named IGA. I worked with students of all ages from 5 to 18 and also with adults. I really enjoy working with students of different nationalities and backgrounds and I try to make the class fun for my students regardless of their English level. I learn so much from my students and their culture, but I also try to teach them the cultural part that comes with English as a language. If you are looking to improve your English skills: Speaking, listening, reading or writing I can help you!
Piano,

Piano

I took seven years of formal classical piano lessons. I studied with European teachers who were professional pianists. I have provided piano lessons to children from ages 5 - 12.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have been teaching Spanish and English as a second language privately and in a classroom environment for many years. I received my ESL Teaching certification from a prestigious international language school in South America named IGA. After getting certified, I worked for this school for over two years. During this time I had the opportunity to work with students of all ages (5 years old - adults) and also from many different countries and backgrounds. I was known for making my class interesting and fun! Currently I live in the Austin area and I tutor children, teens and adults. Spanish is my first language, and I enjoy helping my students with their Spanish skills including writing, speaking, listening and reading. I am a people person and I customize my lessons depending on the student's learning style.
English

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am certified ESL Teacher/Instructor. As part of my certification I moved to Guatemala to teach English as second language in a large and very prestigious English School named IGA. I worked with students of all ages from 5 to 18 and also with adults. I really enjoy working with students of different nationalities and backgrounds and I try to make the class fun for my students regardless of their English level. I learn so much from my students and their culture, but I also try to teach them the cultural part that comes with English as a language. If you are looking to improve your English skills: Speaking, listening, reading or writing I can help you!
Spanish,

Spanish

I have been teaching Spanish and English as a second language privately and in a classroom environment for many years. I received my ESL Teaching certification from a prestigious international language school in South America named IGA. After getting certified, I worked for this school for over two years. During this time I had the opportunity to work with students of all ages (5 years old - adults) and also from many different countries and backgrounds. I was known for making my class interesting and fun! Currently I live in the Austin area and I tutor children, teens and adults. Spanish is my first language, and I enjoy helping my students with their Spanish skills including writing, speaking, listening and reading. I am a people person and I customize my lessons depending on the student's learning style.
TOEFL

TOEFL

I am a certified English as second language teacher. I worked as a full time teacher for an international language school in Guatemala and Florida and part of the curriculum included TOEFL preparation for international students trying to get accepted into college. I taught TOEFL courses both in the classroom and 1 on 1 with private students.

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am certified ESL Teacher/Instructor. As part of my certification I moved to Guatemala to teach English as second language in a large and very prestigious English School named IGA. I worked with students of all ages from 5 to 18 and also with adults. I really enjoy working with students of different nationalities and backgrounds and I try to make the class fun for my students regardless of their English level. I learn so much from my students and their culture, but I also try to teach them the cultural part that comes with English as a language. If you are looking to improve your English skills: Speaking, listening, reading or writing I can help you!
Piano,

Piano

I took seven years of formal classical piano lessons. I studied with European teachers who were professional pianists. I have provided piano lessons to children from ages 5 - 12.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have been teaching Spanish and English as a second language privately and in a classroom environment for many years. I received my ESL Teaching certification from a prestigious international language school in South America named IGA. After getting certified, I worked for this school for over two years. During this time I had the opportunity to work with students of all ages (5 years old - adults) and also from many different countries and backgrounds. I was known for making my class interesting and fun! Currently I live in the Austin area and I tutor children, teens and adults. Spanish is my first language, and I enjoy helping my students with their Spanish skills including writing, speaking, listening and reading. I am a people person and I customize my lessons depending on the student's learning style.
English

Music

Piano

Piano

I took seven years of formal classical piano lessons. I studied with European teachers who were professional pianists. I have provided piano lessons to children from ages 5 - 12.

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am certified ESL Teacher/Instructor. As part of my certification I moved to Guatemala to teach English as second language in a large and very prestigious English School named IGA. I worked with students of all ages from 5 to 18 and also with adults. I really enjoy working with students of different nationalities and backgrounds and I try to make the class fun for my students regardless of their English level. I learn so much from my students and their culture, but I also try to teach them the cultural part that comes with English as a language. If you are looking to improve your English skills: Speaking, listening, reading or writing I can help you!
Marketing

Marketing

Before I became I teacher, I was a Marketing guru and worked for large corporations. I graduated from EMU with a bachelors of Business and majored in Marketing. After I graduated I went to work for Clear Channel which is the largest radio and outdoor advertising firm in the US. At first, I worked as an account executive where I learned a lot about sales and corporate partnership management. After a few years I was promoted to a multi-cultural marketing role where I led the development and execution of many nation-wide campaigns for companies such as Coca-Cola and Western Union. Later I went back to school to become a teacher, I taught Marketing I and II in a community college and high school. I have also tutored private college students and helped them with their projects and case studies.

Sports/Recreation

Fitness

Fitness

Fitness instructor, teaching group classes at 24 hour fitness. Pilates, Barre and senior fitness. Health and fitness coach. I focus on the student's needs. I combine stretching routines, cardio/warm up exercises, muscle strengthening workouts, and back alignment exercises for a well balanced fitness routine. I would love to help you achieve your health and fitness goals.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am certified ESL Teacher/Instructor. As part of my certification I moved to Guatemala to teach English as second language in a large and very prestigious English School named IGA. I worked with students of all ages from 5 to 18 and also with adults. I really enjoy working with students of different nationalities and backgrounds and I try to make the class fun for my students regardless of their English level. I learn so much from my students and their culture, but I also try to teach them the cultural part that comes with English as a language. If you are looking to improve your English skills: Speaking, listening, reading or writing I can help you!
Piano,

Piano

I took seven years of formal classical piano lessons. I studied with European teachers who were professional pianists. I have provided piano lessons to children from ages 5 - 12.
Spanish

Spanish

I have been teaching Spanish and English as a second language privately and in a classroom environment for many years. I received my ESL Teaching certification from a prestigious international language school in South America named IGA. After getting certified, I worked for this school for over two years. During this time I had the opportunity to work with students of all ages (5 years old - adults) and also from many different countries and backgrounds. I was known for making my class interesting and fun! Currently I live in the Austin area and I tutor children, teens and adults. Spanish is my first language, and I enjoy helping my students with their Spanish skills including writing, speaking, listening and reading. I am a people person and I customize my lessons depending on the student's learning style.

Test Preparation

TOEFL

TOEFL

I am a certified English as second language teacher. I worked as a full time teacher for an international language school in Guatemala and Florida and part of the curriculum included TOEFL preparation for international students trying to get accepted into college. I taught TOEFL courses both in the classroom and 1 on 1 with private students.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.7 (73 ratings)
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(58)
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(12)
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(2)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(1)

Reviews


Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Norma was super accommodating and flexible with schedule and my ever changing hours. We started exactly on time and established my level and went over a few things in the beginning of the book that Norma recommended. I really liked my lesson, Norma was very detailed and patient. Looking forward to learning more!

Katrina, 1 lesson with Norma

Very knowledgeable, but internet problems

Norma seemed very knowledgeable and experienced in her field - would have loved to have picked her brain a little, but the location she chose had poor internet service and I was unable to access my computer or my phone. Her computer was affected also, so we did not have much of a chance to work on what I had planned to. Since I was under a time constraint, I couldn't meet again, but did end up figuring out most of what I needed to at home. If I need further help in this area, I would certainly be interested in connecting with Norma again - but maybe at a different location.

Petra, 1 lesson with Norma

Very Helpful

Norma was very helpful and flexible with her time, in helping me with a PowerPoint presentation. I had never used PowerPoint before and needed to give a presentation for a job interview within a week. I received great reviews on my presentation, so I am so thankful for Norma's help!

Leslie, 22 lessons with Norma

Awesome Tutor!

Today I really like the way she went away from the text and tested our skill. We are slowly but surely learning the things we need to know. Not a bunch of non relevant stuff. We think she's great!

Tanishia, 20 lessons with Norma

$43/hour

Norma B.

$43/hour

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