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I am a bi-lingual tutor in English and Spanish. I have a Master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. I specialize in reading comprehension, grammar, and writing in both languages.

Allie’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Creighton University - Bachelors, Sociology

Graduate Degree: Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey - Masters, TESOL


Reading, traveling, listening to music, cooking

Tutoring Subjects


Adult Literacy

Conversational Spanish

Elementary School Reading


English Grammar and Syntax


Essay Editing

High School English


Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension



Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

Spanish 4


Q & A

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

I think that you need to meet the student where they are at in the learning process. Next, as a tutor, I need to see what their learning style is like in order to best serve them.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

I use their textbook, worksheets, and audio/visual resources.

What is your teaching philosophy?

I strive to help students become lifelong, independent learners.

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

I would interview the student about their needs. I would do a diagnostic test, if applicable. I would also ask them about their learning style(s).

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By scaffolding the lessons to enable them to do the work themselves.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Make it fun. Make it a challenge. With respect to language learning, I would try to tailor the session to their interests.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

I would check in about their learning styles first. Then I would revise the lesson to help them connect with the concept in a way that fits how they learn.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

1. Pre-reading 2. Guided reading 3. Facilitate a discussion 4. Identify key words

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Creative dialogues, audio-visual resources, and their own interests.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

Again, it's about finding their "why" and helping feed their interest in the subject.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

Mini-quizzes, project based learning, and formative assessment.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

I think you build a student's confidence by facilitating graduated levels of difficulty.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

1. Ask them 2. View their previous work 3. Have them do a diagnostic