I am a very patient and dedicated tutor! I grew up in a multilingual home; French was my first language, and English was my second at a very young age, and I studied Spanish from elementary school to college. Not only that, but I was exposed to Spanish as it was spoken at home as well and I grew up watching TV in the language. Summers spent in Puerto Rico and 15 years in Miami helped me to become very fluent. I formally studied French at the college level, lived on an island that belongs to F... [more]
I have had experience teaching English to speakers of other languages. I have taught using the total immersion method, which is an effective system, and yet does not allow the use of any other language besides the language being taught. Another method I have used is the Side by Side language books. Also, there are students who like to be able to sometimes refer to their native language during lessons. It helps them in the learning process. I am fluent in French, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and can communicate in Portuguese. I am very patient and enjoy teaching English to my students. Sometimes I incorporate their interests into our lessons, depending upon what they are looking for. It's always important that the student feels motivated and encouraged by his/her progress, which the student can see, with regular quizzes. I like to keep the learning environment fun and cheerful. It's important to me that my students feel at ease and that they look forward to their lessons. I think in this way they learn more.