Over 100 tutoring hours

Karen D.

Roanoke, VA

$35/hour

Spanish / English Tutor in Roanoke VA - experienced, patient, caring!

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Background check passed as of 11/14/15
5.0 average from 68 ratings
Wonderful!!
— Lisa, Vinton, VA on 1/5/16

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Guilford College
Spanish

Education

Guilford College (Spanish)

About Karen

As a former high school Spanish teacher, I am well versed in the mechanics of Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and composition. These are an important part of learning the language -- but to me, the most essential ingredient in learning Spanish is to make it come alive! Conjugating endless lists of verbs is boring, but being able to communicate with people in a second language is enormously satisfying and enjoyable. I will help you learn the basics and then assist you in developing your fluency so that you can actually carry on a conversation with native Spanish speakers. I have been tutoring for more than ten years and I genuinely love my work. Let me help you open the door to Spanish fluency! As a former high school Spanish teacher, I am well versed in the mechanics of Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and composition. These are an important part of learning the Read more

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Cancellation
3 hours notice required

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Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Roanoke, VA 24019
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Wonderful!!"

- Lisa, Vinton, VA on 1/5/16
Karen replied on 1/10/2016

Thank you so much for this positive feedback! I thoroughly enjoy working with your son. He is a very sweet young man who works hard and has a great attitude. I'm very proud of the progress he has made and I'm confident he will continue to do well.

"Very Reliable"

- Teresa, Roanoke, VA on 11/1/14

"Very patient"

- Adrian, Salem, VA on 9/30/14

"Very nice!"

- Donna, Roanoke, VA on 12/17/12
Karen replied on 12/17/2012

Thank you, Donna! It is a pleasure working with your daughters. They are very motivated students with a great work ethic. Thanks for the opportunity to help them bring up their grades in Spanish III.

English:
English,
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish

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English

When I was in high school, I scored in the 700's on my SAT's, and in college, I was placed in the Honors English class. I have always been very strong in composition and vocabulary, and enjoy sharing my love of language with my students. Learning proper English grammar, spelling, composition, and pronunciation is essential to building a successful career in any field.

ESL/ESOL

I have been a private tutor for more than ten years, and I love to see students gain confidence as they learn new skills. In addition to my tutoring experience, I work part time as an ESL and Spanish instructor for an international language school, offering both face-to-face and online lessons.

I am a very patient teacher, using the natural conversational approach to learning so that my students develop an "ear" for the language rather than memorizing vocabulary and grammar rules. In addition, I've been learning a second language (Spanish) since I was 11 years old, so I understand how frustrating it is when you struggle to communicate your thoughts but don't have the vocabulary to express yourself. Let me help you develop your listening comprehension and improve your ability to speak, read, and write English fluently!

Spanish

I first started studying Spanish in 6th grade and have continued to build my fluency for nearly 40 years. I've been a high school Spanish teacher and currently work part time as an instructor for an international language school. I've been tutoring for well over a decade with students from junior high to college level, as well as adult professionals who want to improve their ability to communicate in the workplace. I'm very comfortable conversing in Spanish and have a strong command of grammar, vocabulary, and cultural context. Most importantly, I love teaching and try to make it engaging and enjoyable.

Guilford College
Spanish

Education

Guilford College (Spanish)

Wonderful!! — Karen is really the best. She is patient and continues to build confidence in my son. My boy was unfortunately behind at his school (not known to us because he had all "B's" in the class. ..spanish 1) then when we decided to home school him and found out how behind he really was we enlisted Karen to help. Great decision because in a matter of weeks she was able to bring him right up to speed so we ...

— Lisa, Vinton, VA on 1/5/16

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Students wishing to receive a discounted rate can prepay a bundle of tutoring services. Please see the Wyzant payment policy page for details. I look forward to working with you!

Travel policy

Karen will travel within 20 miles of Roanoke, VA 24019.