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Stephen S.

Tacoma, WA

$50/hour

Experienced Classroom Teacher of Spanish and ESL

In-person lessons

$50/Hour


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BA, University of Colorado Boulder
Spanish Literature
LaSalle University
MEd
Arcadia Univeristy
Graduate Coursework

Education

BA, University of Colorado Boulder (Spanish Literature)

LaSalle University (MEd)

Arcadia Univeristy (Graduate Coursework)

About Stephen

I am well-traveled internationally, confident and respectful of living and working in diverse cultures and languages with extensive living experience in Bolivia, Mexico and Chile, advanced aptitude in linguistic acquisition with Degrees in Spanish, Russian, and ESL, lived abroad and in multiple areas of the USA. I demonstrate resourcefulness and initiative in years of contracting in independent and contracted work with an expert knowledge of theory and practice.

In the classroom I've worked with a multitude of textbooks and school curriculum and have adapted content-specific texts with lesson plans for teachers with ESL students. I am experienced in teaching novice to advanced learners and children as well as adults in ESL and EFL in all aspects of language use.

I design language specific objectives to guide students through new vocabulary while reflecting on their own passions enabling them to align intrinsic motivations to proven learning strategies. Example language objectives may include any theme that interests the student such as workplace jargon, hobbies, athletics, or academic subject terminology. Example lesson plans incorporate production skills of writing and speaking and listening to ease grammar acquisition through rote memorization.

The cornerstones to my coaching style are the fundamentals of athletics including endurance, balance and technique as well as social-emotional fundamentals such growth mindset, teamwork, and joy. My hope is that players that work with me discover in training the knowledge, skills, and
goal-setting abilities to help them to successfully continue in the sport at the highest level as well as to create pathways by which they can be healthy contributing members of the community beyond the training grounds and give back to the game in some way themselves

If you are serious about learning and are willing to give an honest effort, I can support you.
I am well-traveled internationally, confident and respectful of living and working in diverse cultures and languages with extensive living experience in Bolivia, Mexico and Chile, advanced aptitude in linguistic acquisition with Degrees in Spanish, Russian, and ESL, lived abroad and in multiple areas of the USA. I demonstrate resourcefulness and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Tacoma, WA 98403
In-person lessons
English:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Soccer

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.

ESL/ESOL

After obtaining a TEFL certificate in 2000 my first experience teaching ESL full time was in Mexico. There I was the lead teacher for 4th and 5th grade students and tutored college-level students as well. After completing my M.Ed. I studied ESL at the postgraduate level and was certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Soccer

Along with a Masters in Education, I am an D-license USSF candidate coach and Level 2 NSCAA Goalkeeper. Coach and I am the State Director of Just4Keepers, an international goalkeeping coaching and merchandise company from Liverpool, UK. I have coached at multiple levels throughout my career as well as have played at the professional level in Chile and Bolivia.

BA, University of Colorado Boulder
Spanish Literature
LaSalle University
MEd
Arcadia Univeristy
Graduate Coursework

Education

BA, University of Colorado Boulder (Spanish Literature)

LaSalle University (MEd)

Arcadia Univeristy (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Stephen will travel within 20 miles of Tacoma, WA 98403.