I have a highly interactive style that uses stories we create together, props, slides, music, and clips to teach consistently in the target language, and not in English "About French or Spanish". You will be able to comprehend and respond in the language from Day One. The method uses high frequency structures that will get the student able to understand, speak, read, and write in an effective and fun way. I am a credentialed French and Spanish teacher, and I have taught all levels. I have a Masters in Education, yet what is most important is the way that I learn playfully teaching and using compelling comprehensible input. I also have an 100 ESL certificate, and I also often teach how to pass the TOFEL Exam.
I enjoy playfully creating stories using animal beanie babies that the student and I co-create using the key targeted structures that are the focus. I love working with kids as well as adults and especially love to see that anyone can learn to speak a language when the mateial is memorable and humor is involved! Learning is most effective when the learning is compelling and fun!
I do French already for about a year with Reed and she is an excellent teacher! Very understanding, no pressuring and a very good teacher overall
I only have words of gratitude for everything Reed Goodey did for me from the first day I met her. She is an infinite source of love and her support has been essential in my learning of English and also about the North American culture. Professional, patient, completely dedicated, and creative. She made me fall in love with the language and all her support was essential to give me the confidence to write and speak English and to have fun learning. Reed Goodey is pure light and her love for teaching and respecting my personal process was one of the most unforgettable experiences of my life. I will always be grateful to her.
Reed is the BEST of tutors and teachers and has a true gift for foreign language acquisition and making it FUN and sticking LONG-TERM! She is always light, spontaneous, and different than any other tutor due to her unique style and integration of fun stories which she somehow is able to weave in perfectly. I cannot recommend Reed enough - book her now if you want to hold onto language long term and have FUN while doing it.
I meet through Zoom and share the file with the student to review later. I use slides, memes, songs on youtube with corresponding interaction sheets, slides for 'movietalks...clips on youtube that i narrate and pause and ask questions of the student. I use lots of high frequency oral work. I send the student the zoom link, and it's easy to connect anywhere in the world.
I have a BA in French literature and a Minor in Spanish, yet have studied in both France and mexico and traveled extensively. I have been a middle school and High school teacher for only 20 years, and currently teach Spanish in a K8 school. I also speak Italian and love learning and traveling. I have also taught ESL and i have a Masters in Education.