Language tutoring - English, German, Spanish
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Jean L.Aug 19, 2016Verified
She is tutoring my husband with English. She has helped his confidence level so much!Jul 21, 2016Verified
Engaged Laura for Spanish language instruction. Laura is very personable, and seeks out what is the best learning method for the person. Instruction with Laura is rewarding and enjoyable at the same timeJan 18, 2016Verified
Laura helped me with an essay I was writing for admission into the nursing program at UW Parkside. She was very quick with her responses back to me and had a lot of wonderful feedback to help me better my essay. I really appreciate the time she took to help me.Jan 10, 2016Verified
Laura worked with me on an extensive book project on contemporary art for the University of Lüneburg, and her profound grasp of the subtleties of language was invaluable, particularly in editing such complex subject matter. As a translator it is extremely important to me to be able to work with a good editor, who is not only technically versed in grammar and punctuation, but also approaches each text with sensitivity and understanding, as Laura Freeburn certainly does.Aug 11, 2015
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?For tutoring, my prices depend on how far I have to travel. For essay coaching, I usually negotiate a flat fee.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I find out what services they require and give them an honest assessment of whether I am qualified to provide those services. We settle on a price and, if necessary, a meeting place. For language tutoring, I am willing to give an initial free lesson so the client can decide if I meet their needs.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a master's degree in German language and literature. In high school Spanish, I got a 5 on the AP exam and came in 2nd in the state of Illinois on the National Spanish Exam. During my college years I studied for 2 months at the Centro de estudios para extranjeros (CEPE) of the University of Guadalajara. I took some French in high school and have had extended opportunities to practice it in France and Canada. I limit my teaching to beginners in French because I haven't done advanced studies in it. With regard to writing, I have many years of experience including my master's thesis, a couple of published articles, and many texts that I have had to translate from German into good English.