Spanish Etc. of Pearland

4310 Bailey Rd. Suite 108
Pearland, Texas 77584
832-594-9439
Email: shanwag@shanwag.com

 

SERVICES

We offer private sessions in:

  • reading comprehension.
  • writing composition.
  • foreign lanquages such as French, Spanish, and English.

Small-group sessions cover:

  • tutoring for secondary students enrolled in foreign language courses at middle school, high school, or collegiate levels.

Small-group Tutoring SessionDescription
Tutorial Sessions Offered (Spanish and/or French)Offered for both secondary and college students, tutorial sessions are aligned with the courses in which students are enrolled on a first-come-first-served basis. Homework completion, test preparation, and oral fluency are the primary objectives. Supplemental materials are provided, as needed, at no additional charge.
ESL ClassesSpeakers of foreign languages who are transitioning to English benefit from this engaging session, during which homework completion, test preparation, and oral fluency are emphasized. Supplemental materials are provided, as needed, at no additional charge.

  • The following classes may be scheduled in conversational French, Spanish, or English for pupils in preparation for formal study or international travel.

Conversational CourseDescription
Beginning Students who have limited oral or written Spanish, French, or English proficiency are placed in this course, regardless of previous studies. Oral assessments are conducted free of charge. However, written assessments are only conducted by request for a fee of $25.00.
Intermediate Students with advanced or native proficiency in Spanish, French, or English are enrolled in this course. Chapter books guide the lessons during which grammatical concepts are introduced, reviewed, and applied in practical conversation.
Mommy and MeMothers attend these beginning classes with their children. Stories, games, songs, and crafts (that reflect students’ interests) supplement written activities in Spanish, French, or English.
ConversationalHigh school and college students who have been enrolled in Spanish, French, or ESL classes on campus, yet want to develop oral proficiency, are urged to take this course. Homework completion and test preparation are no longer the focus. Attendees hone conversational skills in practical situations while integrating personal interests.
AdultThis is a refresher course, also appropriate for beginners. Oral proficiency is the primary goal; though written proficiency among participants may vary, it is also honed in either Spanish, French, or English.
Specialty Spanish Professional and paraprofessionals in education, medicine, banking, or law enforcement may request this class. A minimum of five participants is required.
A MAXIMUM OF TEN STUDENTS MAY BE PLACED IN ONE CLASS.

 

Workshops

Two and four-hour workshops for small and large groups of elementary, middle, high school, or college students are scheduled on demand.  As a general rule, home-schooled students participate in age-appropriate seminars.

Workshop Information

Workshop InformationDescription
Rap and Read(For Elementary and Middle Schools) Students are equipped with proven strategies to successfully comprehend reading selections and to correctly respond to questions on standardized reading exams. The Four P's to Pass make students accountable for pre-reading passages, perusing paragraphs, picking answers, and proving them. Mnemonics, music, and movement are then utilized to dramatically improve retention. Concepts such as understanding word meaning, finding the main idea, identifying cause and effect, making inferences, drawing conclusions, and recognizing context clues are covered. By feeling prepared to master reading objectives, students enjoy bolstered confidence and a sense of accomplishment.
Grooving Grammar Groovin' Grammar was created to add spice to traditional grammar instruction. After identifying the most common pitfalls in English usage, participants engage in chanting to facilitate memorization of the parts of speech and their correct usage. Unforgettable songs and chants empower attendees to avoid errors in written and spoken communication like subject-verb disagreement, double negatives, apostrophe omission, pronoun disagreement, adjective and adverb misuse, prepositional mistakes, and incorrect verb use. This workshop is especially effective for regular and ESL students who have difficulty expressing their thoughts in standard English. Students walk away with tools to broaden their vocabulary, speak confidently, and create meaningful sentences.
Writing: The Inking of Your ThinkingThis workshop covers the organization, elaboration, and editing strategies required to create well-organized and precise written works. Schools choose one focus (e.g. organization, elaboration, or editing) to be covered per two-day seminar, since all topics cannot be adequately covered. The Five P's of Powerful Papers (e.g. prompt, ponder, points, paragraphs, perfection) provide the framework for each workshop, after which the main objective becomes the focus. In the organization portion, students learn and utilize strategies and vocabulary to respond to various types of prompts. Twenty-one elaboration strategies are modeled during the elaboration workshop. Pupils are required to select the strategies that appeal to them most before utilizing them in context with proper punctuation. Finally, common writing pitfalls such as vagueness, wordiness, and poor sentence structure are the focus on the workshop on editing.

Two and four-hour seminars for adults are entitled:

  • Precise Pronunciation
  • Grown Folks’ Grammar
  • Rewriting 101
  • Book Building (Every book begins with a thought)
  • Participatory Parents

 

Why Our Strategies Work

Website lessons and webinars reinforce course objectives. (www.shanwag.info)

Oral and written proficiency, taught methodically, are equally emphasized.

Relatable and practical conversation promotes fluency in stages, progressing from one-word utterances to complex sentences.  Students who take risks, apply patterns, and supplement classwork usually accelerate their fluency in their target languages.

Kindness is our trademark.  Students are encouraged to pose questions, seek clarity, and express opinions respectfully.

 

FEES

Tutoring Fees
Private$50.00 per hour
Small-group$25.00 per student per hour
Workshops$25.00 per person and up
Rates are discounted for families who enroll two or more siblings concurrently.

 

PAYMENT

New clients receiving one-on-one, private tutoring who register at three-month, six-month, or twelve-month intervals pay a non-refundable $50.00 registration fee.
Payments are due (by mail or over the phone) by the 1st of each month.  If payment has not been made by the 5th of each month, the time slot will no longer be available.

 

SCHEDULING

Clients receiving private, one-on-one tutoring sessions have the option to receive ongoing or temporary sessions (with a three-month minimum). Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. SPACES ARE NEITHER GUARANTEED NOR HELD FOR CLIENTS WHOSE ATTENDANCE LAPSES.

 

2018-2019 CLASS SCHEDULE

Spanish Etc. of Pearland Fall Class Schedule 2018-2019 Academic Year
Conversational Spanish Class - BeginnersAges 6-10Monday6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Spanish 1 Small-Group TutoringTuesdays5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Dual Language Small-Group TutoringElementaryTuesday6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Spanish 2 Small-Group TutoringTuesday7:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Conversational Spanish ClassAdultTuesday8:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Conversational Spanish Class - BeginnersAges 6-10Wednesday6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Spanish 2 and 3 Small-Group TutoringThursday7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Conversational Spanish Class - BeginnersAges 6-10Saturday5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Conversational Spanish (High School pupils who have taken Spanish 2)Sunday4:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Note: Availability for private sessions varies. Please email for availability. shanwag@shanwag.com

 

 

ATTENDANCE

Only one monthly planned absence can be made up. Unannounced absences (that are non-emergencies) cannot be made up. Depending on availability, make-up sessions for private students might be conducted in a small-group session.

 

TESTIMONIALS

Testimonials from Satisfied Customers (Tutoring)
Mrs. Wagner is very flexible and compassionate. She really cares about my daughter’s progress in her dual credit classes. Though my daughter is finishing Spanish 3 Dual Credit this summer, she will continue being under Mrs. Wagner’s tutelage to further develop her fluency. My eight-year old, who just got started, loves Mrs. Wagner’s classes. I highly recommend her to anyone who is serious about becoming bilingual. The sessions are worth every penny.
Mrs. Chatman, parent

Mrs. Wagner is an excellent tutor who knows how to help students master the material. Since she has been tutoring me in dual credit Spanish, I’ve earned nothing but A’s and a few B’s. Also, her hourly rates are reasonable!
Savannah Chatman, Dawson High School

After observing Mrs. Wagner in her first session with my son, I felt relieved and reassured that all would end well. It is evident that she really loves teaching. My only regret is I didn’t know about her services sooner!
Shonthenia Edwards

She is a very motivating teacher who worked wonders in a short time. My failing grade in Spanish rose to a solid B. Muchísimas gracias, Señora Wagner.
Norval Edwards, Linebacker at Lamar High School (Mrs. Wagner’s alma mater)

She is awesome! Mrs. Wagner made a huge difference is my progress. I look forward to her sessions and enjoy every moment. I love the way she simplifies concepts!
Nicole Williams, Dawson High School

As a parent, I realize there is no way my daughter would have made it in dual credit Spanish classes without your expertise. You are truly a Godsend. Thank you!
Rashun Williams, parent

It was refreshing to witness my son’s immediate progress in Spanish, a class that he now loves thanks to Mrs. Wagner. Jules actually looked forward to going to tutoring during the time in his day normally reserved for basketball. That speaks volumes! His grade rose by two levels! We will definitely be returning this academic year! It was a worthwhile investment. My children embraced Spanish when Mrs. Wagner embraced them.
Theresa Moor

She really broke things down and built my confidence in the only class that frustrated me. As a result, I quickly understood and began to really enjoy Spanish. I can’t wait until my fall sessions begin!
Jules Moor, Dawson

After just one session with Mrs. Wagner, I earned a perfect score on my test the next day! She effortlessly and patiently answered all my questions! So, I recommend her not only for students struggling with Spanish, but for those who want to enhance their conversational skills!
Jillyan Moor, Dawson High School