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Ms. Nicole M.

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"Hello, and welcome! My name is Elizabeth, and I have 30 years teaching experience in Spanish, ELL/TOEFL, as well as, anthropology and the social sciences. I have traveled and lived most of my life outside of America, although I'm a native English speaker. Therefore I have a unique cultural perspective in the acquisition of a language. Owing to the fact of having learned four languages fluently and am more...

"Hello, and welcome! My name is Elizabeth, and I have 30 years teaching experience in Spanish, ELL/TOEFL, as well as, anthropology and the social sciences. I have traveled and lived most of my life outside of America, although I'm a native English speaker. Therefore I have a unique cultural perspective in the acquisition of a language. Owing to the fact of having learned four languages fluently and am currently studying a fifth one, I am extremely well-versed in language acquisition

My level of proficiency as an educator is with children as young as kindergarteners to adults, by instructing students to learn a foreign language or to hone their skills in an unfamiliar tongue. My lessons are centered around the use of humor, utilization of realia, Total Physical Response, cultural aspects of the subject being taught, and, in addition, demonstration of the placement of the tongue and formation of specific sounds by the mouth in order to produce the correct sound(s) of the words or phrases being taught . This is done in order to strengthen the muscles used in each specific language, because every language uses a distinct set of muscles.

What inspires me to work as a teacher is the joy of a student once he/she has correctly mastered a new concept; and she/he being able to express him/her self orally and in writing in the target language or subject.

My experience as an ESL teacher has been varied. I've worked with students who are unable to read and write, non-native elementary to high school English learners, in addition to medical professionals.

Additionally, I hold a TEFL certificate from Trinity College Cambridge, England, with both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Spanish and Intercultural Communications (=cultural anthropology).

What makes me a superb ELL, Spanish, anthropology, and social sciences teacher is that I'm fluent in Spanish and am a native speaker of English. In addition, I've lived in France, Spain, England, Norway, Switzerland, Mexico, and Guatemala; as a result, I have extensive experi" less...

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fee: $30 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 0 miles
meeting type: online (only)

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Education and Qualifications

certified: Nicole M. is a certified tutor

Sewanee The University of the South, French, Spanish, Anthropology

UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County), Masters

Trinity College, Cambridge University, Other

Beaumont, TX 77706

Subjects Tutored

Vocabulary - Grammar - Reading - Spanish - Geography - English - ESL/ESOL - Literature - World History - Proofreading - TOEFL - Anthropology - Sociology