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Melissa
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Melissa
« Elizabeth is an amazing teacher who is able to differentiate instruction in order to accommodate the needs of her students. She is fluent in Spanish and English, and I have witnessed her "magic" in grammar, writing, and literacy instruction. Elizabeth and I have co-taught English and ESL English together for four years--during the regular school session and in the summer. I would not hesitate to recommend her for teaching and tutoring opportunities. You will be very pleased. »
$35/h
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Lessons offered by Elizabeth
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Spanish
  • Oral expression - Spanish
  • Oral comprehension - Spanish
  • Vocabulary - Spanish
  • Writing comprehension - Spanish
  • Writing expression - Spanish
Levels
  • All Levels

Native speaker of Spanish with 17 years of experience teaching foreign language to all age groups

Methodology

As I mentioned, I have taught Spanish in elementary school from pre-K to 5th grade. I have also taught Spanish I, II and III at the middle school level where students earn these high school credits through the Honors Program. I learned a great deal from these experiences about working with young learners and utilizing their creativity and enthusiasm to learn to help them have a positive experience learning Spanish while making sure they received a strong foundation that would help them be successful in the advanced Spanish courses. As a Spanish tutor with high school students and with adults, I was able to expose my students to the culture, literature, and social issues of Hispanic communities around the world, while strengthening their proficiency in the language. As far as my teaching methodology, I like to involve students in their own learning experience. I like to help them identify how they learn best and how they can improve. I believe in active learning, and I want my students to be full participants in their learning. I like to use different types of resources from songs, literature, language drills, to movies. I use technology and interactive tools as much as possible, but I also know the benefits of direct instruction.

Background

I am a native of Colombia. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Foreign Language Teacher with a Major in Teaching English and Spanish as Foreign Languages and a Minor in Teaching French as a Foreign Language. I have been teaching for 17+ years. I have taught Spanish at the elementary and middle school level. I have also tutored high school students preparing for the AP Spanish test, as well as adults who want to improve their conversational skills and/or their knowledge of Spanish grammar. I also have vast experience in teaching English as a foreign and second language which has given me a great understanding of the learning and acquisition of languages. It has also given me essential knowledge that I have been able to apply to the teaching of Spanish to native speakers of English.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $35/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $125
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $250

Details

I typically have to travel long distances to a tutoring location so my rate includes the cost for travel. Students must cancel at least 6 hours in advance to be able to reschedule a lesson at no cost.

Lessons offered by Elizabeth
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Spanish
  • Oral expression - Spanish
  • Oral comprehension - Spanish
  • Vocabulary - Spanish
  • Writing comprehension - Spanish
  • Writing expression - Spanish
Levels
  • All Levels

Elizabeth's resume

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in Education: Major: Teaching of English, Spanish and French as a Foreign Language. Universidad Industrial de Santander. Bucaramanga, Colombia (2000).

Graduate Level Course in English Phonetics and Phonology.
Universidad Industrial de Santander. Bucaramanga, Colombia (2003)

Master’s in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Universidad de Jaén, Spain. (2009)

Master’s in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language, Universidad de León, Spain. (2012)

ESL K-12 and Spanish K-12 Virginia Certification.

Languages: Spanish (native speaker), fluent English and French.

Computer skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet (research and navigation).

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

William Fleming High School
Roanoke City Public Schools 08/2014 – present
Teacher of English as a Second Language / ELL department chair

Manage direct reading and writing instruction for ELL students in grades 9-12. Co-teach English 10, 11 and 12 with Language Arts teachers, and help modify instruction and assessments for ELL students taking these courses. Among others, department chair duties include: creating the schedule of ELL students, collaborating with content area teachers to meet the needs of ELL students in their classes, participating in student support meetings, creating and overseeing the implementation of LEP plans that determine how ELL students participate in SOL testing, working closely with families of ELL students to help them assimilate to a new country, and support their students’ personal and academic success, and evaluating the performance of ELL instructional aides.

James Madison Middle School
Roanoke City Public Schools 08/2010 – 06/2010
Teacher of Spanish as a Foreign Language

Managed high-school credit courses of Spanish I, II and III for honor students in 6th through 8th grade. Collaborated with other middle and high school Spanish teachers to design midterm and final exams for Spanish I, II and III. Designed materials to accompany the RCPS Spanish curriculum of these courses and worked with Roanoke City supervisor of World Languages and other Spanish middle school teachers to evaluate the effectiveness of the high school level courses at the middle school level.

Highland Park, Wasena, Raleigh Court and Virginia Heights Elementary Schools
Roanoke City Public Schools 08/2008 – 06/2010
Teacher of Spanish as a Foreign Language

Managed classes of elementary school children learning Spanish as a Foreign Language. Collaborated with other elementary Spanish teachers and the Roanoke City supervisor of World Languages to create and carry out Roanoke City’s 4th and 5th grade Spanish program. Worked with the IB program at Highland Park elementary to meet the foreign language needs of students in pre-K through 5th grade.

Frances Hazel Reid ES 08/2005 – 06/2008
Loudoun County Public Schools, VA
Teacher of English as a Second Language K-5

Managed classroom of Limited English Proficient students at grade levels K-5. Designed and implement sheltered instruction. Collaborated with regular classroom teacher to differentiate instruction and assessment for LEP students. Kept and updated record of students’ files. Prepared report cards of students’ progress and held parent-teacher conferences.




Universidad Santo Tomas 02/2002 – 07/2005
Bucaramanga – Colombia
Teacher of English as a Foreign Language

Managed classes of college students learning English as a Foreign Language. Implemented language course and curriculum adopted by the institution and the language department. Collaborated in designing and implementing assessment tools. Graded students’ work and exams. Provided both quantitative and qualitative reports of students’ progress. Incorporated technology into curriculum by guiding students in using available resources on the Internet for English language learners. Used communicative projects such as pen-pals with college students from English speaking countries.


Universidad Industrial de Santander 10/2003 – 06/2005
Bucaramanga – Colombia
Assistant professor of Segmental English Phonetics and Phonology

Assumed all responsibilities of professor including lesson plan design and implementation, instruction, assessment of students and grading. Provided individual assistance in developing end-of-term projects.


Colegio San Pedro Claver (elementary school) 02/2002 – 04/2003
Bucaramanga – Colombia
Teacher of English

Managed classroom coverage of 2nd grade English instruction as well as instruction of other subjects taught in English such as Science and Phonics. Designed and implemented lesson plans and assessment. Maintained communication with parents and provided after-school support to students when needed. Collaborated with regular classroom teachers in planning projects, field trips and end-of-quarter examinations. Participated in professional development and staff meetings.


PRAXIS ENGLISH ACADEMY 02/2000 – 12/2001
Bucaramanga – Colombia
Academic supervisor

Assumed chair responsibilities of the language institute’s academic department. Trained and hired staff. Planned and organized professional development for faculty. Hired, trained and supervised receptionists. Maintained communication with students to provide academic support and assure students’ satisfaction with the program. Performed administrative duties such as organizing staff meetings, teacher performance evaluations, student surveys, and record-keeping of student files. Worked collaboratively with teachers to improve the program and integrate new trends in foreign language teaching.





PRAXIS ENGLISH ACADEMY 02/1998 – 11/1999
Bucaramanga – Colombia
Teacher of English

Managed small groups of students learning English at different age levels. Collaborated with other teachers and staff in improving the language program and implementing strategies to increase students’ successful completion of the course. Integrated technology into curriculum, guiding students to use resources such as software and Internet websites to practice language skills and improve their English.




PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS


Literacy Groups – Steps to Literacy (2006)

Accelerated Second Language Acquisition – Jim Cummins (2006)

Differentiation of Instruction – A Guide for Foreign Language Teachers – Deborah Blaz (2007)

Effective Second Language Acquisition – Stephen Krashen (2007)

ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo (2008, 2009)

VESA (Virginia ESL Supervisor’s Association) Annual Conference (2016)

The 2 reviews on Elizabeth
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2 recommendations

Melissa

Elizabeth is an amazing teacher who is able to differentiate instruction in order to accommodate the needs of her students. She is fluent in Spanish and English, and I have witnessed her "magic" in grammar, writing, and literacy instruction. Elizabeth and I have co-taught English and ESL English together for four years--during the regular school session and in the summer. I would not hesitate to recommend her for teaching and tutoring opportunities. You will be very pleased.

L
Liz

Elizabeth is amazing! She is passionate about her students and will go above and beyond to make sure they are learning classroom lessons and life lessons. I highly recommend her as I know she would be an asset to any program.

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