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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


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