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Teaches: English

Languages: English, Spanish

Female, From United States, Living in Orlando, United States

Local time: Aug 30, 2014 18:40   (Eastern Standard Time)

I have taught Language for 21 years in a Secondary environment, and I've privately tutored all ages for 10 years. I have a Master's degree in Education with an emphasis on teaching English. I've also been trained for SAT/ACT test preparation.
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100 - 120 ITC per hour
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Conversational English
  • English
  • 277 completed session(s)
  • Package
100 ITC per hour
=10.0USD
SAT Test Prep
  • English
  • 14 completed session(s)
  • Package
120 ITC per hour
=12.0USD

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50 ITC 30 minutes
=5.0USD
"Repetition is the key to learning."

I've taught language on a high school level for twenty years, and I love it! Many of my current students who never thought that they could learn Spanish are conquering that doubt because they have set goals. We add a little of the language at a time.

In Chicago, my students all spoke Spanish as their first language. I taught them grammar from the beginning, and we studied Reading everyday. The reading comprehension practice built their vocabulary. Of course, the mandatory English conversation is what causes the vocabulary to solidify; the thinking process in English eventually surfaces.

I've traveled to several Spanish-speaking countries in the last decade, and there is a great desire to speak English. One thing holds people back, and it is fear. Don't be afraid--take that giant step! In Brazil I taught Portuguese-speaking adults how to speak key phrases in English to function in a business environment, and I didn't speak a bit of Portuguese. It was successful because we communicated very slowly and OFTEN. Writing things down and learning how to spell is important,yes, but it is the oral practice that makes the difference in climbing through that window of THE LANGUAGE BARRIER that scares people.

Work Experience

    • Secondary Teacher
    • City Baptist School
    • 1992 - 2002
    • Chicago United States
    Taught English to Spanish-speaking students from Chicago.
    • Secondary Teacher
    • Ocala Christian Academy
    • 2002 - present
    • Ocala (outside of Orlando) United States
    Language and Religion teacher

Education

    • Hyles-Anderson College
    • 1986 - 1992
    Master's , Education

Certificates

    • EDUCATORS CERTIFICATE
    • ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS INTERNATIONAL
    • 2002
    It gives me the liberty to teach on a Secondary level. All teachers are reviewed every 5 years and issued an up-to-date certificate. In 2007 I was recognized with a Lifetime Certificate in the subject of religion because of my experience.
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ESLStephanie

 Professional Teacher

Completed sessions 340
Students 60
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Professional Lessons
Informal Tutoring
Instant Tutoring
Teacher sinceJun 12, 2012
Last session Aug 28, 2014