Ms. Mary G.
specializes in Polyglot: ESL, French, Spanish, Italian, Latin, Greek, Russian, German · female
"Everyone that knows me knows I love languages: all of them! I've studied 17 so far. (Swahili is next!) I have a B.A. in English, one in Biblical Languages, and an M.A. in German Translation (form Kent State). Even as a professional translator/editor, I've found time to teach and coach students on their foreign-language journeys for over 20 years. I really enjoy being a mentor to language-learners, and we more...
"Everyone that knows me knows I love languages: all of them! I've studied 17 so far. (Swahili is next!) I have a B.A. in English, one in Biblical Languages, and an M.A. in German Translation (form Kent State). Even as a professional translator/editor, I've found time to teach and coach students on their foreign-language journeys for over 20 years. I really enjoy being a mentor to language-learners, and we often form friendships that last long after our lessons end because they know I care both about their linguistic progress and their success in life.
My specialties are English (including TESOL & IELTS), Russian, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Latin, Koine Greek, Braille, and Morse code. I've taught everything from university courses to one-on-one tutoring. I love working with students of all ages and abilities, helping them excel in a wide variety of subjects. My students say I'm a good listener, patient, and teach in a thorough and understandable way that takes their questions and learning challenges into account and addresses them well.
I use visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning techniques, incorporating colors, props, songs, hand motions, etc., to aid in understanding and vocabulary acquisition. We draw flash cards, come up with mnemonic devices, play games, make videos, and do anything else that makes language study fun and motivating for students. Occasionally,, we go to a store, visit a zoo or park, make a recipe, etc., to provide even more practical language use.
There are few things in life I enjoy more than teaching others to speak the languages I love, so message me, if you've ever been told or thought you "can't" learn a language. In my experience, it's the teaching methods that don't work, not the student that can't learn, and believe me, I have a lot of experience. I look forward to hearing from you and showing you that you can learn that language you've always wanted to speak, but were afraid to start. My mission is to show others language-learning is fun and easy. Let me show you!" less...
|fee:||$45 (for 60 min)|
|travel distance:||40 miles|
|meeting type:||either in-person or online|
Education and Qualifications
York College, English and also Biblical Studies
Kent State University, Masters
Mason, OH 45040
|Vocabulary - Grammar - French - General Computer - German - Microsoft Word - Phonics - Latin - Spanish - Music Theory - Writing - Geography - English - ESL/ESOL - World History - Italian - GRE - Proofreading - GED - SAT Writing - TOEFL - PSAT - Spelling - ACT Reading - ACT English - ACT Math - ACT Science - Russian - Greek - Braille - French Horn - IELTS|