Have you always wanted to learn Spanish or English, but don’t have time for a college-level course?
Do you need to know Spanish or English for work?
Do you need one-on-one attention?
Do you feel like you never learned how to speak in your previous Spanish or ESL classes?
Are you or your child failing a Spanish or ESL course and need to catch up?
Hola! I’m Rachel I am a native English speaker and I have been a Spanish teacher for over 10 years. I just moved back from Spain, where I lived and worked for the last 2 years, and would love to help you. I have a BA in Spanish from IUP and a M.Ed. in Education from Duquesne University. I have taught Spanish and ESL to kids and adults of all levels and backgrounds around Pittsburgh and through the US, and am confident I can help you reach your goals. I am bilingual and have worked using Spanish in both Spain and the USA. To date, all of my students who came to me failing a course, ended the course passing with a C+ or higher.
How are my classes different?
I am not a tutor. I am a private teacher! You get the benefit of having a real teacher sitting beside you, one-on-one.
I was a public-school teacher at one of the best school districts in the country before moving to Spain and am an expert in teaching using the latest educational theories in Second Language Acquisition, which is a branch of Linguistics. Using this method of teaching, I am able to increase the output of spoken Spanish or English and comprehension compared to traditional methods of teaching that include memorizing grammar charts and vocabulary lists. You will be speaking more and have a more hands-on, immersive approach to learning Spanish or English that will greatly benefit your learning and increase your confidence!
Each student will have his/her/their own personalized lesson plan every class. With my classes, you will also have your own Google Drive folder with all of the materials we use in class, including lists of all of the videos we watch. ESL courses will include the books we use in the course. You can download this folder and use these materials forever. The ESL materials are valued over $200. You are not required to buy anything, except writing materials and a notebook.
If you have coursework from school to work on, we can work on that. We can study for your tests or final exams. This is your class. We will go at your pace.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions! I look forward to working with you.
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers