Jessica Mealey Spanish Lessons

Jessica Mealey Spanish Lessons

4.7 (3)

About this pro

I have been teaching for 10 years and I am experienced in a variety of accents, lexicon and grammar. Spanish is my passion and I have taught all levels. I am certified to teach AP Spanish Language and Culture. I have a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. I have traveled to various Spanish speaking countries during college while working on my bachelor's in Spanish Language, Literature & Culture and after with student trips and personal trips. 

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Hyattsville, MD 20785
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3 Reviews

4.7

  • Alicia Lin Chen

    In Spanish 4, I liked working with Jessica Mealey as we read the book “En el tiempo de la mariposa” because the book made me feel like a real student in a spanish country since the book was all in Spanish. I also liked the class discussion we had in AP Spanish Class. I believe It enable me to improve my spanish speaking into a more fluent, smooth and professional one. In Mrs.Mealey class, it was a fun because as Mrs.Mealey is very easygoing, the projects were never boring. In both spanish 4 and AP spanish, we had a cooking project. We had to record ourself while cooking and it was fun! In my second cooking project, I had to work with a partner and we had fun while recording and the foods were delicious!

  • Sarah Jacobson

    Mrs. Mealey always pushed me to work harder. She made class fun and interactive by giving us food projects, skits, poster projects and more to get us not only more involved in the class, but more involved in the cultures of the countries we studied. When I didn't understand a topic or lesson, she took the time to give me an extra lesson or explanation of the topic and gave me extra time to work on an assignment if I didn't fully understand it the first time around. She wanted us to not only do good in her class, but to enjoy it and enjoy learning, which is why she is one of my favorite teachers.

  • Lidia Lopez

    She is excited to teach the subject. She knows the content very well and uses different strategies to ensure comprehension.



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First, we have a one on one meeting to determine needs and if I can help the student. Second, we would review the material the students have access to or their classroom teacher provided. I would assess their level and make a plan to go from there. 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am a Spanish teacher. I have taught in the classroom as well as conducted one on one tutoring. 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My standard pricing is typically $25-$40 per hour depending on the level of the student and the goals set for the plan we arranged at the first meeting. 


How did you get started teaching?

I majored in Education in college, went right into a master's program and began teaching fresh out of the program. I always loved Spanish and helping others so the career seemed fit for me. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with elementary age to adult students. I have taught native speakers to beginning learners and students with learning disabilities. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

At my school I am the Spanish Honor Society Advisor and we held a Latin Night celebration to teach others about Hispanic culture, music and food. 


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Learning a language is 80% self-motivation. I am here to help you and teach you tricks to remember the material but when it comes down to it the student needs to take the reigns and find techniques that work best for him/her. 


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Students should provide a scenario and ask how the teacher would handle explaining a concept or something to the student to get a feel for their style. They should also ask about use of technology and additional resources. 


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