"English Language Instructor"
I have been an English language instructor abroad and domestically for over eight years. I have experience in academic/intensive English and survival English. I can teach any skill (listening, speaking, reading, writing), vocabulary, grammar, literature, etc. I also have experience in English language test preparation. I also proofread, edit and write as well.
I am a fluent Spanish speaker; therefore, able to translate and/or teach Spanish as well. I love tutoring and teaching because it h... ... More
"Spanish Educator and Latin American and Caribbean Scholar"
As a native Spanish speaker, an English language learner, the parent of two bilingual children, and an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, I have experienced first-hand the doâ€™s and donâ€™ts of acquiring a new language. It is very important to focus on all language areas: reading, writing, conversational and presentational speaking, as well as listening. However, foreign language instruction also involves teaching about local and global Spanish communities, making connections between su... ... More
I have been in education for close to twenty years on both the elementary and secondary school level. This includes over ten years as a reading and writing teacher in elementary schools;in addition I have also been a volunteer reading tutor for The Children's Literacy Center since 1996.
I have a Masters Degree in Elementary Education with a focus on reading and writing and assisting students with remedial reading. On average, my students reading skills have increased one grade level in the ... ... More
"Certified Spanish K-12 Teacher"
I am currently certified to teach Spanish at all grade levels in the state of Colorado. I am passionate about Spanish language and culture, and you will see that my passion bleeds over into all I do. I am looking to tutor students or young adults during the summer months, and I am open to any level, whether they are beginning to learn from scratch or just hoping to improve the skills they already have. I have been to 6 Spanish-speaking countries, including a semester teaching Spanish in Mexic... ... More
Patty P. is very professional and competent yet relates easily to my 14 year old son. Her years of experience working with children at different levels and abilities is quite apparent. Patty's teaching style and use of the SLANT program is the key to my child's success.
We have seen improvement in just three short weeks. My son looks forward to his sessions. Knowing that he is comfortable working with her is amazing. We highly recommend Patty P..
Kristen L. from Colorado Springs, CO
"Reading Specialist-Certified in SLANT (based on Orton-Guillingham)"
As an elementary and then middle school teacher, I realized the importance of reading instruction for student success in all academic areas. I have a Master's Degree in reading and am endorsed as a reading specialist. With 15 years of experience as a classroom teacher and 5 years experience as a middle school reading specialist Iâ€™ve been able to help struggling readers not only improve their reading skills but gain self-esteem and confidence in the process. To round out my training I became... ... More
Amy is a very patient and helpful tutor. My daughter has only been to one session with her but she zeroed in on some of her deficiencies and offered useful general advice for taking the SAT and ACT. She wasn't condescending, critical, or rushed, and her explanations were easy to understand. We will be going back!
Update: We used Amy for the last few months. Today my daughter got her ACT back - her improvement was off the chart! She went from a composite score of 24 last fall to a 30 this spring. Amy's tips helped on all subjects. Her English 24 went to 31; her Math 27 went to 32; Her 23 Reading went to 25 and her 22 Science went to 32. She really enjoyed working with Amy and obviously, it was helpful! THANKS AMY!!!!
Melissa H. from Colorado Springs, CO
"Let an Experienced English Teacher tutor you towards excellence!"
As a veteran English teacher and tutor of nearly 30 years, I have taught and tutored students in an array of study areas. I have worked with ELL/ESL teen and adult students from around the world on vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, reading, writing, and TOEFL preparation.
Likewise, I have worked with middle and high school students on reading comprehension, literary study, composition, grammar, vocabulary, speech, and standardized test preparation.
Moreover, I have led numerous ACT and ... ... More