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Hi! I'm Erin. I love helping people reach their goals and learn new things. I am a professional language and writing instructor and am experienced in teaching people how to read, write, speak and understand grammar. I have over 7 years of experience teaching and tutoring both Spanish and English. I am fluent in Spanish, English and French. I have many years of experience preparing students for the TOEFL and OPI. I also have prepared students for the ACT test.

As a teacher I love helping people succeed and feel confident in themselves, and learn to overcome their obstacles. I'd love to get to know you, and your goals for improvement.

Erin’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Brigham Young University - Bachelors, Linguistics

Graduate Degree: Brigham Young University - Masters, TESOL

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 32

ACT English: 32

ACT Math: 30

ACT Reading: 30

ACT Science: 35

SAT Composite: 1360

SAT Math: 650

SAT Verbal: 710

Hobbies

cooking, lacrosse, traveling, my family

Tutoring Subjects

ACCUPLACER ESL Prep

ACCUPLACER ESL - Listening Prep

ACCUPLACER ESL - Reading Skills Prep

ACCUPLACER ESL - Sentence Meaning Prep

ACCUPLACER Language Use Prep

ACCUPLACER WritePlacer Prep

ACT English

ACT Reading

ACT Writing

College English

Conversational Spanish

MCAT Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

French

French 2

French 3

French 4

GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Analytical Writing

High School English

High School Writing

Languages

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing

Phonics

Public Speaking

SAT Subject Test in Spanish with Listening

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Spanish

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

Spanish 4

Spelling Bee

Test Prep

TOEFL Prep

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that teaching should be tailored to the student and that no one method works best for everyone. I try to get to know my students and use different methods that might work for them individually.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

In my first session with a student, I might do a skills evaluation and find out what they do or do not know and what specific goals we can achieve in the amount of time we have, and make a plan on how to achieve them. We also would start with questions the student has and make a list of topics he/she would like to cover. Then, we could get started!

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Students can become independent learners by making connections between things they do know and new information. My job as a teacher is to help them make those connections, then have lots of practice with me, and then on their own to see if they understand!

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Everyone is motivated in different ways. In order to keep motivation, I try to verbally communicate with my students if what we are doing is helpful or interesting to them. Then, we adjust changing methods or ideas, or refocusing on goals as necessary.