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Maile B.

MA & 20yrs. helping French, Spanish, & English make sense!

MA & 20yrs. helping French, Spanish, & English make sense!

$45/hour

  • 481 hours tutoring

About Maile


Bio

Languages, cultures and performance have always fascinated me. My Thesis research for both MAs focused on the border of France and Spain, so I had to master those languages. I think of language learning like a puzzle or a game of chess: you learn the rules and then you can play!

I taught English language and literature at the New Sorbonne and Sciences-Po in Paris as well as French, Spanish and English at several international schools. I am IB certified for French Language B SL/HL and my...

Languages, cultures and performance have always fascinated me. My Thesis research for both MAs focused on the border of France and Spain, so I had to master those languages. I think of language learning like a puzzle or a game of chess: you learn the rules and then you can play!

I taught English language and literature at the New Sorbonne and Sciences-Po in Paris as well as French, Spanish and English at several international schools. I am IB certified for French Language B SL/HL and my students have a 100% pass rate. I am passionate about teaching, and I love tutoring because of the personal focus, finding the strategies that make YOUR brain work best.

I have a Master's in Anthropology, another MA in Theatre, and a BA in Romance Languages and Literatures. I always teach languages with a view to understanding the culture and with equal emphasis on linguistics and communication. My goal when tutoring and teaching is to make my students want to immerse themselves in the target language and culture.
I earned my Hatha Yoga certification in 2013 after getting certified as Pilates instructor in 2004. I have taught in studios, gyms, schools, and even a couple of diplomatic agencies while teaching abroad!

Having taught around the world and worked as a writing tutor during graduate school, I have taught/tutored English to people with many different mother tongues. I have also studied 7 languages, which has helped me to work out some of the puzzles of translation. Learning to be patient with myself as a language learner has made me more patient as a language teacher.

Thank you for reading! I look forward to helping you unravel the mysteries of languages and improve your literary and analytical skills!


Education

Hamilton College
French and Spanish
Indiana University Bloomington
Masters
Aberystwyth University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $45
  • Rate details: Cancellation with under 24hrs results in a charge unless another client fills that time slot or we are able to complete the lesson w/in 24hrs.
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Subjects

Art

Theater

Theater

My Master's in Theatre included several different modules, with coursework in Traditional Western Theatre, many different kinds of Eastern and other Indigenous performance traditions in Comparative Dramaturgies, and Intercultural Theatre. I worked extensively in Devised and site-Specific Performances, which was the focus of my thesis, presented at and performed in workshops in the UK, and evaluated countless performances.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL as well as French and Spanish in multiple countries. I have lived and worked with students from all over, including Taiwan, Turkey, and I spent 2 years teaching ESL at the Sorbonne and Sciences-Po in Paris. In graduate school I worked as a university writing tutor, helping international students with essays, lab reports and their PhD dissertations.
French,

French

BA French and Spanish, MA research in SW France, teaching French for over a decade.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have proofed and edited works from short stories to full-length novels and biographies. Clients have been both native English speakers and foreigners writing in English who need help with grammar but also with flow. I also did subtitling work in France for films.
Spanish,

Spanish

BA Spanish and French, teaching high school Spanish since 2013, began teaching college Spanish in 1999
Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL as well as French and Spanish in multiple countries. I have lived and worked with students from all over, including Taiwan, Turkey, and I spent 2 years teaching ESL at the Sorbonne and Sciences-Po in Paris. In graduate school I worked as a university writing tutor, helping international students with essays, lab reports and their PhD dissertations.
Literature,

Literature

I have taught Literature classes all over the world: English, French and Spanish literature. In graduate school I spent 3 years as a university writing tutor, helping students improve their writing and literary analysis. I have taught in private and international IB/AP schools, and at the Sorbonne in Paris I spent two years teaching courses in Shakespeare and Modern American Drama.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have proofed and edited works from short stories to full-length novels and biographies. Clients have been both native English speakers and foreigners writing in English who need help with grammar but also with flow. I also did subtitling work in France for films.
Grammar

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL as well as French and Spanish in multiple countries. I have lived and worked with students from all over, including Taiwan, Turkey, and I spent 2 years teaching ESL at the Sorbonne and Sciences-Po in Paris. In graduate school I worked as a university writing tutor, helping international students with essays, lab reports and their PhD dissertations.
French,

French

BA French and Spanish, MA research in SW France, teaching French for over a decade.
Spanish

Spanish

BA Spanish and French, teaching high school Spanish since 2013, began teaching college Spanish in 1999

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL as well as French and Spanish in multiple countries. I have lived and worked with students from all over, including Taiwan, Turkey, and I spent 2 years teaching ESL at the Sorbonne and Sciences-Po in Paris. In graduate school I worked as a university writing tutor, helping international students with essays, lab reports and their PhD dissertations.
French,

French

BA French and Spanish, MA research in SW France, teaching French for over a decade.
Spanish

Spanish

BA Spanish and French, teaching high school Spanish since 2013, began teaching college Spanish in 1999

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL as well as French and Spanish in multiple countries. I have lived and worked with students from all over, including Taiwan, Turkey, and I spent 2 years teaching ESL at the Sorbonne and Sciences-Po in Paris. In graduate school I worked as a university writing tutor, helping international students with essays, lab reports and their PhD dissertations.
French,

French

BA French and Spanish, MA research in SW France, teaching French for over a decade.
Spanish

Spanish

BA Spanish and French, teaching high school Spanish since 2013, began teaching college Spanish in 1999

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL as well as French and Spanish in multiple countries. I have lived and worked with students from all over, including Taiwan, Turkey, and I spent 2 years teaching ESL at the Sorbonne and Sciences-Po in Paris. In graduate school I worked as a university writing tutor, helping international students with essays, lab reports and their PhD dissertations.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL as well as French and Spanish in multiple countries. I have lived and worked with students from all over, including Taiwan, Turkey, and I spent 2 years teaching ESL at the Sorbonne and Sciences-Po in Paris. In graduate school I worked as a university writing tutor, helping international students with essays, lab reports and their PhD dissertations.
French,

French

BA French and Spanish, MA research in SW France, teaching French for over a decade.
Spanish

Spanish

BA Spanish and French, teaching high school Spanish since 2013, began teaching college Spanish in 1999

Examples of Expertise


Maile has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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First lesson

It was a great first lesson. She helped me read through different texts and helped me pronounce and articulate multiple aspects within the French language. It was nice finally getting to speak French with someone, especially a teacher who is positive and gives positive yet helpful feed back.

Brian, 1 lesson with Maile

the best session ever

This tutor brought to life what was thought to be drained...my Spanish knowledge. I cannot wait to continue lessons with her and see where it leads me to. I believe I will have a dynamic time with these lessons and it will help me become fluently bilingual

Ken, 1 lesson with Maile

Knowledgeable and helpful tutor

I have only had a few lessons so far, but I am really enjoying our sessions. She is really great about changing the scenarios to help me understand and improve my skills.

Andrea, 4 lessons with Maile

Makes learning fun!

I would highly recommend Maile as your French tutor! Maile truly does make learning French fun! She has a very methodical yet relaxed way of teaching so you are always learning but it feels really light and easy. Most importantly, she always injects a lot of humor, light heartedness and tid bits on French culture so each lesson is really interesting and fun. You can tell Maile is just an amazing teacher. She can get on your level right away, identifying exactly where you are and making the best lesson accordingly. She is also extremely patient and always knows when to clarify or correct without overdoing it. I personally am an adult trying to relearn French and Maile has made every lesson enjoyable where I not only learn, but want to keep learning. Would definitely recommend for all your French tutoring needs!

Morgan, 19 lessons with Maile

Such a difference!

I'm a pretty good writer and presented, but Ms Maile saw things that would never have occurred to me as I come to things from a speaker's not writer's standpoint. She made my written arguments much more relatable and succeeded where I had been having trouble.

Russell, 2 lessons with Maile

Grammar and proofreading whiz!

I used Maile B for proofreading to assist with a professional services blog that I write. I have found her to be extremely capable and very knowledgeable on grammar. She has also been very responsive to my requests and is a perfect proofreader for my needs.

Makela, 3 lessons with Maile

Talented and engaging teacher

My high school aged daughter just had her first lesson with Maile and is extremely happy with how much she learned in just an hour! Maile is great at explaining grammar, making sure the student understood and retains the information, and makes the lesson fun.

Susanne, 10 lessons with Maile

The best!

I decided to go with her for my 11 year old sons French tutor and I don’t regret it at all! She is great with kids, funny, and interesting! I recommend her to all ages.

Kristy , 109 lessons with Maile

Session went well!

My 13 year old daughter said Maile helped very much with French tutoring! Tutor is knowledgeable and friendly. Looking forward to more sessions!My 13 year old daughter said Maile helped very much with French tutoring! Tutor is knowledgeable and friendly. Looking forward to more sessions!

Daniel, 40 lessons with Maile

Incroyable (Incredible)

I have taken French classes, but this lesson was the best lesson ever. The French lesson was clear and gave me the confidence to speak French! Maile is a brilliant teacher who makes learning French understandable & fun! Mavish

Mavis, 62 lessons with Maile
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