Greetings! My name is Eloise Orr and I am eager to be your Spanish tutor. I have been studying Spanish (speaking, reading, and writing) since highschool. I majored in Spanish in college, and I was a bilingual teacher in Chicago Public Schools for over than ten years. I also taught for one year in Sevlille, Spain. I resigned from teaching in order to pursue a new career. I am currently a graduate student working on my second masters degree in Speech Language Pathology. I have never done on-line tutoring before, but I have an affinity for education.
I have travled to many different Spanish-speaking countries (Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Panamá). I'm friendly, hardworking, and efficient. Below are a list of my credentials. I hope to be of service you!
2003 - B.A. Spanish from University of Illinois @ Urbana
2010 - M.S.Ed Elementary Education from Northern Illinois University
2013 - Illinois Professional Educator License with endorsements in: Bilingual Education (Spanish) and Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL)
2008-2018 - Bilingual Teacher in Chicago Public Schools
2016 - Present - M.H.S. Speech Language Pathology at Governors State University (expected graduation May 2020)
I love when I can see the "light bulb come on," when a student finally grasps a concept they could not previously understand. As an educator, there is no greater joy than knowing you helped someone learn.
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I like to begin by learning about the students' strengths and areas of needed improvement. I also like to learn about the students' interests so they may be incorporated into lessons.
I meet students where they are and try my best to incorporate their areas of strength to build up their areas of weakness.
I administer weekly quizzes (created by me) to monitor the student's progress.
I have a current Professional Educator License in the State of Illinois, and was an elementary school teacher for Chicago Public Schools for over ten years. During that ten years, I attended numerous professional development sessions, weekly grade-level meetings, and earned a Master of Science degree in education with a focus in bilingual education.
I also taught English to students and faculty at IES Velázquez in Seville, Spain for the 2006-2007 academic year.