Foreign Language Tutoring

Our Foreign Language Coaching Difference

At Educational Connections, we offer more than just a foreign language tutor – every student benefits from working with a dedicated, highly qualified coach to help bridge the gap between subject mastery and the organizational, test-taking and other executive function skills essential for them to thrive.

The first step in each of our coaching programs is to have you speak with one of our program managers to assess your student’s unique needs around not just particular subject matter, but also any potential executive function skills that would benefit them. This program manager will stay with your family throughout your student’s journey.

Next, your program manager will hand-select the coach best suited to your child’s needs and personality. The coach will engage in virtual instruction focused on knowledge review and executive functions skills as dictated by the student’s needs and plan.

Throughout the coaching process, parents will receive progress reports after each session, letting them know what their child has worked on and what has been assigned for homework.

Our coaches do not deliver strategies in a cookie-cutter fashion like many other tutoring services. Rather, they deliver a customized program designed to meet the unique needs of your child’s specific learning style.

Virtual One-on-One Tutoring for Families in Virginia, Maryland, D.C., and Beyond

Many students feel that they are incapable of learning a foreign language. Classes in school can move very quickly, require a great deal of memorization, and provide very little feedback from the teacher due to the size of the class.

Additionally, your child may struggle to stay on track if their class is remote (completely or in part). All of these factors can create a stressful experience that causes students to give up language learning as soon as they are no longer required to take the class.

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Our foreign language tutors are proficient or fluent in their designated language and have ample teaching experience. They are invested in not only getting students to learn the target language but also to enjoy the process and build executive function skills necessary for foreign language success. By providing highly customized, dynamic lessons in a one-on-one virtual setting, our tutors will help your child develop the following skills:

Speaking

Working in a one-to-one setting and getting immediate feedback will allow your child to develop fluency, an authentic accent, and confidence to use the language beyond the classroom.

Listening

Through exposure to native-level speaking, your child will acquire vocabulary and learn to hone in on the important details in a conversation.

Reading

Our tutors will use high-interest, authentic materials to teach your child strong reading comprehension skills and develop a robust vocabulary.

Writing

By assigning dynamic writing tasks, our tutors encourage students to use vocabulary, develop fluency, and synthesize old and new concepts.

Grammar

Understanding grammar is central to being able to learn a new language.  Rather than explaining rules and drilling students on them, our tutors provide overt instruction to connect grammar topics with larger communication contexts.

Cultural Context

Language is not just about the words it contains. It is affected greatly by the people who use it. Our tutors help language come alive by teaching their students about the cultures that use it.

We offer tutoring in the following foreign languages:

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Latin

  • ESOL

  • Other (Ask us!)