Lisa Reutenauer

Lisa R.

Stockton, CA

About Lisa R.

Lisa teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: September 2003
Last sign in: 6 days ago

Overview

Hello there!
My name is Lisa and I believe that we are all given gifts to share them with others.
That's why I teach.
I'm a multilingual percussionist and health and harmony seeker; I've taught French, Spanish and ESL for many years in several parts of the world. I've also studied, played and tutored traditional Ghanaan and Malinke percussion for almost 10 years and have acquired strong polyrhythmic foundation.
I love and can teach the art of Calligraphy, including mainly French and Arabic calligraphy.
I earned a BA in Linguistics from UC Berkeley and have acquired and developed a lot more academic skills that I'd be happy to transmit (see my list of subjects).
I'm also a mother of 2 little boys and a little girl, 5 and 2 years old and a 9 months old- my real full time job these days! I still do my best to remember to take a break and breathe to become a better human being through meditation I'd be happy to teach you what I know.
My motto: PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE, HUMBLY HONOR YOUR MISTAKES AS TEACHERS AND TRULY BELIEVE IN YOUR ABILITIES.
Very much looking forward to meeting you!

Experience

Independent language tutor and teacher

Jan 2001 - Present
Sound bridge (self)

Tutoring and teaching ESL, French, Spanish and percussion to students age 2 to 80 in 3 different continents.

French teacher

Apr 2012 - Aug 2013
The Renaissance International School

French teacher in primary and elementary in trilingual Montessori based school.

ESL teacher and Academic Inspector

Feb 2009 - Jun 2010
Université Kofi Annan, Guinée Conakry

Teaching English to Guinean students in Conakry, Republic of Guinea, as well as reviewing University's academic programs to optimize curriculum quality.

Farmer

Jan 2008 - Dec 2008
Ferme de Malplaquet, France

Caring for and milking animals on a dairy farm. Making dairy products and selling them at farmer's markets with farmer group.

Education

BA Linguistics

Sep 2003 - Dec 2005
UC Berkeley

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Teaching of English as a Foreign Language Certificate (ToEFL)

Jul 2006
Oxford Seminars

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4 Reviews on Lisa R.

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Connie Aug 21, 2015
French · Online
Verified Student
Lisa is amazing. Really knows her stuff and pays attention to her students needs. Always makes sure she is ready and prepared for each lesson as well. I would recommend her for any type of student.
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Timothy H. Jul 28, 2015
French · Online
Verified Student
I am very pleased with my online lessons with Lisa. She is fluent in both French and English. Her depth of language understanding and her skill in teaching come through clearly in all sessions.. Lisa is comfortable to work with. She stays on task with the basics, which I asked for, and she is also able to move in directions which I suggest based on my current interests. Beyond all this, I sense that she is a very good person who is "present" during the sessions.l Highly recommended.
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Gail Jul 28, 2015
Calligraphy · Online
Lisa is very talented as well as patient. I enjoyed our time together learning the style and practicing the art of calligraphy. I highly recommend her.
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Jürgen Z. Mar 21, 2015
French · Online
Verified Student
Lisa is a native speaker, knows well French grammar, adapts to students needs and is a patient and skilled instructor. Highly recommendable.