I am a National Board certified teacher with 28 years of experience teaching Spanish at all levels from kindergarten to college. My master's is in Bilingual/Multicultural Education, and I have lived and worked as a teacher in Mexico. I have also studied at the University of Salamanca in Spain. I give lessons to students at all levels and any age group. My lessons are tailored to your needs. I find out where you need the most help and meet you where you are, scaffolding the lessons until you are able to reach mastery of the concepts or content giving you difficulty.
I have taught for a total of 28 years, in elementary schools, middle schools, a high school for 17 years, and a community college for several years. My experience also includes teaching live via satellite in a distance education program, which eventually aired on The Learning Channel. I lived in Mexico for a total of 8 years and taught school there for 2. I also tutored in a school for students learning English while in Mexico. My job was to help those who could not pass the test that would allow them to go on to the next level achieve success with that, and my students always passed the test. Over the years, I have taught over a thousand students. Some of my students have even gone on to become fluent speakers themselves. I have been speaking the language since a very young age and have native-like proficiency. While English is my first language, I am completely comfortable in the Spanish language and am confident that I can help students get through any roadblocks to achieving success in their learning of the language.
National Board Certification in Spanish
Master's Degree in Bilingual/Multicultural Education
28 years teaching Spanish at all levels from kindergarten to college
Who's Who Among America's Teachers recipient
National Telecon Award for Distance Education
Taught on The Learning Channel
Kathy has a deep love for her work. She made me feel appreciated as a student. She strongly believes in the success of the student. She has much experience with Spanish speakers and has a beautiful understanding of how to teach the language.
Kathy has both an impeccable understanding of the Spanish language and a gift for meeting the needs of ALL types of students. Having had her as a teacher for Spanish II, I can honestly say that she made what I thought would be an impossible class, a very interactive and enjoyable one. She is very considerate and attentive to the needs of her students, and she always made time to answer questions and make clarifications both during and after class. Beyond her reputation as a great teacher, Kathy is one of the most interesting and kind people I've ever had the pleasure to meet. Even through online tutoring, I am sure that her helpfulness and kind spirit will shine.
Kathy is a fabulous teacher and is always there to help. She is patient when working with children and is understanding of a student's learning capabilities. I would recommend her to any student who is needing help in learning Spanish.
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