Catherine Donnelly
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Catherine Donnelly

Catherine D.

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Levels taught:
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I believe that learning languages should be fun! I grew up in a bilingual household and languages have always been a huge part of my life. I love sharing my passion with my students. I think it is important to tailor our time together to meet your goals, and to do it in a creative and flexible way. I also am a continual language learner, so I understand the struggle and am always finding new online tools to help the learning process. I've been tutoring and teaching English and Spanish for 10 years, and can't wait to work with you!

About Catherine D.

I'm a world travel junkie and coffee lover. I grew up in the SF Bay Area in a bilingual household, and continued to explore the world and the diverse and vibrant people who fill it. I studied Spanish and International Studies as an undergrad, and used my language skills to tutor throughout university, and ever since. I pursued dual careers in education and translation, working as a linguist and teaching in both the United States and Spain. In my free time, I've explored Western Europe, Asia, and Latin America. I work hard to be an accessible language instructor and hone my own skills by continuing to be a language learner myself! The current language I'm working on is French. I love meeting new people and sharing experiences and am looking forward to meeting you!

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Experience

Online Instructor
Feb 2020 - Present

Freelance

I work both with independent clients and online schools to provide courses that range from ESL, to Spanish, to ELA. I love meeting new students!

Spanish<>English Translator
May 2018 - Present

Freelance

I work on legal, educational, and medical documents for private firms and independent clients.

Bilingual Education Assistant
Sep 2018 - Jun 2019

High School

I worked as a bilingual EA, reteaching high school lessons and reinforcing Spanish grammar and English writing.

English Conversation Instructor
Oct 2013 - Jun 2015

Spanish Department of Education

Worked in Elementary and Middle schools as the English Conversation Instructor, focusing on pronunciation and verbal fluency.

Education

Master's in Education
Sep 2018 - May 2020

Pacific University

B.A. in Spanish Literature and Global Studies
Aug 2008 - Jun 2012

UC Irvine

Languages

Catalan

Limited Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

ELA Secondary Level Instruction
Apr 2019

Oregon

Passed the state exam for teaching ELA courses at a secondary level
Spanish Secondary Level Instruction
Feb 2019

Oregon

Passed the state exam for teaching Spanish at a secondary level

Awards

Cum Laude
Jun 2012

University of California, Irvine

Regent's Scholarship
Aug 2008

University of California Regents

Affiliations

Phi Beta Kappa
Aug 2012
The Phi Beta Kappa Society celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Its campus chapters invite for induction the most outstanding arts and sciences students at America’s leading colleges and universities. The Society sponsors activities to advance these studies — the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences — in higher education and in society at large.

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