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Nellysford, VA

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Mary Baldwin College
M.A. - The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Master's

Education

Mary Baldwin College

M.A. - The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (Master's)

About Didi

As a foreign language teacher with an emphasis on humanities and language arts, I believe a student's understanding of a subject depends on his/her willingness to learn and ability to comprehend that all disciplines are inter-related.
Based on this concept, if my chosen method to bridge the gaps proves frustrating to the student, I will approach the problem from another angle. It is important to earn a student's trust and respect during this process, creating a focused, yet relaxed atmosphere. Good learning skills are built on this. Perseverance and patience will make success attainable.
In my experience with tutoring a foreign language, the most critical factor is learning the basic rules of grammar.
Building blocks of knowledge from these makes a clearer picture. All logical steps become increasingly apparent and motivation is strong to continue.
Another crucial factor is simply understanding what is expected when resolving any assignment. Reading comprehension comes into play with all studies, leading to clear, concise, purposeful resolutions. To this end I have had great pleasure in not only helping my peers in college, but seeing happy results with struggling students.
As a foreign language teacher with an emphasis on humanities and language arts, I believe a student's understanding of a subject depends on his/her willingness to learn and ability to comprehend that all disciplines are inter-related.
Based on this concept, if my chosen method to bridge the gaps proves frustrating to the student, I will
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Nellysford, VA 22958
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Science:
Anthropology
Art:
Art History
English:
ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French, Spanish
History:
American History, Anthropology, European History, Geography, Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary

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.

Spanish

I learned Spanish as a 3-year old living in Mexico. I subsequently was schooled for a time in an all-Spanish speaking school, switching later to a British system of schooling in Mexico City. I spent time traveling throughout Mexico during my ten years living there, learning about the country and culture.

I chose a double major in Spanish and French Literature, earning a B.A. at Mary Baldwin College. I am fluent in both languages, as I studied French in Europe, where I traveled and lived over 5 years. I am a great fan of Hispanic music, food and lifestyle. Until recently, I drove and supervised Hispanic crews for a cleaning company. It was a very insightful experience.

Mary Baldwin College
M.A. - The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Master's

Education

Mary Baldwin College

M.A. - The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Didi will travel within 25 miles of Nellysford, VA 22958.