I learned Spanish to the Advanced Placement level (complete college level). I read in Spanish now at a technical level. I function in conversation in Spain and Mexico, traveling and holding professional conversations as needed.
We can get to a good speaking ability, so that your Spanish class is not a chore. You can gain confidence speaking for your travels, or for speaking with relatives. My Spanish teachers were from Argentina and Cuba during high school, and from Uruguay during my college course.
I have a solid knowledge of the Spanish grammar system, and I can to explain it to you clearly. We will work with your books or lessons (homework) from your course, if you like.
SPANISH VOCABULARY AND PERSUASIVE WRITING
I can also help you build your vocabulary in a fun and interesting way. I have taught another subject (medical ethics, moral issues in philosophy) for my career, so I know how to teach you how to express yourself in a conversation, interacting with different viewpoints and opinions, if that is what you need. I am an expert on persuasive arguments and essays, having graded students on philosophical essays for more than 20 years.
I have a B.A. in French Language and Literature from the University of Toledo (2013).
I learned French to attain a high level of writing and speaking ability--I talk with French speakers on Skype for fun. I can help you get the grammar as well help you acquire a real speaking ability, so that you can be confident in class, or have fun on your travels.
FRENCH FOR ADULT LEARNERS
I learned french as an adult learner (in my 50s) so I know how to help adults learn effectively with different techniques than for younger teens.
We can talk about a lot of interesting issues and ideas in French, as well as get you to master the basics for your courses or work.
FRENCH VOCABULARY AND PERSUASIVE WRITING
I can help you build your vocabulary in a fun and interesting way. I have taught another subject (medical ethics, moral issues in philosophy) for my career, so I know how to teach you how to express yourself in a conversation with different viewpoints and opinions if that is what you need. I am an expert on persuasive arguments and essays, having graded students on philosophical essays for more than 20 years.
I have friends of all ages--20s to 50s--in many countries. They speak with me to practice their English, while I speak with them in French to practice.
I am just starting my retirement profession of language instruction, so I have only helped friends with their language learning. But my teaching knowledge and techniques from ethics and philosophy courses spans over 20 years of experience.
I have two sons who are succeeding in top universities in different parts of the country (University of California, Virginia Tech University) and I have helped them with their foreign language homework. One of my sons has a learning disability affecting reading and language acquisition; I was able to help him fulfill his language requirement for high school.
I have traveled solo as a woman, making my own arrangements in Europe, solving travel problems with in a foreign language.
I can talk with people of all backgrounds and ages.
I am a person with a religious faith, and respect all religious faiths.
I like swimming, kayaking, fishing, reading, conversation.
I can discount my rate for regular, continuing students, and adjust payments for special situations.
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