Norma B.


Norma B.

Tutor

Austin, TX 78745

Will travel 10 miles

$43 per hour.

4.71 69 ratings

Spanish & ESL certified Teacher / Piano & Pilates Instruction

I am an effective and experienced Spanish and ESL teacher, as well as a Piano and Pilates instructor with great interpersonal skills. I enjoy working with students of all ages from children to older adults. I have taught elementary, middle school, high school and College level courses. I have been told that my classes are dynamic, creative and motivating. I try to make learning fun for my students. I am an effective tutor/instructor and I worked for several years in a large classroom e... [more]


Grammar


Microsoft PowerPoint


Spanish

I have been teaching Spanish and English as a second language privately and in a classroom environment for many years. I received my ESL Teaching certification from a prestigious international language school in South America named IGA. After getting certified, I worked for this school for over two years. During this time I had the opportunity to work with students of all ages (5 years old - adults) and also from many different countries and backgrounds. I was known for making my class interesting and fun! Currently I live in the Austin area and I tutor children, teens and adults. Spanish is my first language, and I enjoy helping my students with their Spanish skills including writing, speaking, listening and reading. I am a people person and I customize my lessons depending on the student's learning style.


English


ESL/ESOL

I am certified ESL Teacher/Instructor. As part of my certification I moved to Guatemala to teach English as second language in a large and very prestigious English School named IGA. I worked with students of all ages from 5 to 18 and also with adults. I really enjoy working with students of different nationalities and backgrounds and I try to make the class fun for my students regardless of their English level. I learn so much from my students and their culture, but I also try to teach them the cultural part that comes with English as a language. If you are looking to improve your English skills: Speaking, listening, reading or writing I can help you!


Adobe Photoshop

I studied professional photography at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and I got a 2 year diploma in Commercial and Fashion photography. I took several Adobe Photoshop courses including advanced courses such as color correction. Before becoming a teacher, I worked for a professional photographer in Miami and I used to do a lot of retouching work in Photoshop. If you are looking for a tutor who knows in depth knowledge of professional photography tricks and work done in Photoshop, I can help you. I love Photoshop, it's amazing!


TOEFL

I am a certified English as second language teacher. I worked as a full time teacher for an international language school in Guatemala and Florida and part of the curriculum included TOEFL preparation for international students trying to get accepted into college. I taught TOEFL courses both in the classroom and 1 on 1 with private students.


Elementary (K-6th)

I am an experienced classroom teacher, certified in English and Spanish as a second language. I have worked for years as a substitute teacher from K-8. Currently, I work mostly with children 5 to 12 years old. I am creative and I teach using hands on activities, songs, educational videos and every day life activities in a fun safe environment.


Piano

I took seven years of formal classical piano lessons. I studied with European teachers who were professional pianists. I have provided piano lessons to children from ages 5 - 12.


Business

I have an extensive background in Business. I graduated from EMU with a major in Business Administration and minor in marketing. Fresh out of college I worked for a large corporation, Clear Channel Communications as an account executive. I grew and developed business in the Miami area and I was promoted to Multi-Cultural business specialist a few years later. I took continuing education training in business development, project management and sales strategy. I found a love for teaching later on during my 30's and I started to tutor and eventually I got my teaching certificate.


Marketing

Before I became I teacher, I was a Marketing guru and worked for large corporations. I graduated from EMU with a bachelors of Business and majored in Marketing. After I graduated I went to work for Clear Channel which is the largest radio and outdoor advertising firm in the US. At first, I worked as an account executive where I learned a lot about sales and corporate partnership management. After a few years I was promoted to a multi-cultural marketing role where I led the development and execution of many nation-wide campaigns for companies such as Coca-Cola and Western Union. Later I went back to school to become a teacher, I taught Marketing I and II in a community college and high school. I have also tutored private college students and helped them with their projects and case studies.


Fitness

Fitness instructor, teaching group classes at 24 hour fitness. Pilates, Barre and senior fitness. Health and fitness coach. I focus on the student's needs. I combine stretching routines, cardio/warm up exercises, muscle strengthening workouts, and back alignment exercises for a well balanced fitness routine. I would love to help you achieve your health and fitness goals.