GRASSHOPPER LANGUAGE LEARNING

Individualized Tutoring Journeys

Welcome!

Online Tutoring

$50/hour $60

Online Small Group French Classes

1 Hour Consultation & Mini Lesson

$50/hour $60

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What Makes My Classes Unique?

I transport you down rabbit holes of cultural quirks, mystical tales, memorable conversations, and teachable moments.

As we go, I help you develop a natural accent and speech style that works for you, so you can find your unique voice and expression in this new language.

Above all, I connect you to new parts of the world and bring you closer to the people you are learning to communicate with. Together, we can bridge cultural gaps and find understanding within the global community of today.

More Language Support

Distance Writing Support

Writing expert for English, French, or Spanish.

  • Are you self-studying French, but need someone to go over your written work?
  • Need help revising work emails when English is not your first language?
  • Want someone to go through your Spanish paper to see how you can improve the wording and flow?
  • Just want a language pen pal to prepare for your next trip?

Simply send me your work, I’ll add the feedback, and you can review it whenever you like.

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Basic Revision Rate: $8 / 250 words

  • Edits made using the “suggest changes” mode on Google Docs.
  • Suggestions to improve the wording, grammar, and tone of the writing.
  • Quick turnaround of less than 24 hours (may be 48 hours during high-volume periods. Please inquire.)

 

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In-Depth Revision Rate: $10 / 250 words

  • Edits made using the “suggest changes” mode on Google Docs.
  • Suggestions to improve the wording, grammar, and tone of the writing.
  • Quick turnaround of less than 24 hours (may be 48 hours during high-volume periods. Please inquire.)
  • Detailed comments providing explanations on grammar rules for common mistakes.
  • Teachable moments, sending you links to helpful resources for common errors.
  • Understand your mistakes to improve your writing and progress.

 

Classes for Kids

$20 for 30-min or $30 for 45-min

Some children learn better in shorter sessions. That way we can keep things light & fun.

I invent fun games and bring captivating storybooks. They won’t even realize how much they are learning, and will look forward to each language playtime!

Why “Grasshopper”?

The Spanish word for grasshopper is actually “saltamontes,” which literally means “mountain jumper”. This truly represents my style of teaching: boundless exploration, curiosity, and “traveling” via the language itself.

Learning a language allows you to surpass borders, communication barriers and cultural differences, so you can have a deeper connection to others and a stronger awareness of the world we live in. 

Since the movie Karate Kid, “young grasshopper” has also come represent an eager student, ready to dive in. It’s this very passion for learning that brings the student and I together as we embark on each language journey together.

My World Travels

24 COUNTRIES. 141 CITIES. N. AMERICA, S. AMERICA, EURPOPE, ASIA, AUSTRALIA.

“To have another language is to possess another soul.”

– Charlemagne

Testimonials

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING

As a French person living in Calgary, Katrina has helped me improve my English skills, especially my pronunciation.

The lessons are far from boring! She adapts to my needs and my preferences, which wouldn’t be the case in a school.

She is also a wonderful person who is patient, understanding, and always smiling. She helped me build up a lot of confidence in my English.

I look forward to each of our lessons. She was the teacher I was looking for.

Candice Charavin

French

SPANISH LANGUAGE LEARNING

Katrina is a bright, caring, and engaging teacher whose thoughtful approach to language learning makes all the difference.

She puts in the work behind the scenes to make sure she comes to your session with a learning plan tailored to your specific needs and goals. Plus she knows how to motivate her students and make every session fun! 

I would recommend Katrina to anyone who wishes to learn a new language or build on past skills. Gracias Katrina!
Avril

Canadian

CHINESE LANGUAGE LEARNING

I’ve taken Mandarin classes with Katrina (beginner level) for nearly half a year and had such an amazing time learning from her.

Not only was she super motivated to teach me new things (including tricks to remember all the details), but also I had so much fun going through all the languages we have in common.

At the end of the day, if I wasn’t able to understand the meaning of a word, we would find a way to get it explained in English, Spanish, French or Portuguese…

I totally recommend Katrina if you want to take your language skills to the next level! Thank you very much, Katrina! 谢谢

Thiago Valentin de Oliveira

Brazilian

FRENCH LANGUAGE LEARNING

Katrina is a gifted teacher who makes learning fun and tailors content to my interests and ability.

She is always positive and encouraging. She genuinely cares about my process and celebrates my accomplishments with me.

Lynne

British

PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE LEARNING

Katrina really helped me improve my level of Portuguese. The fact the she speaks many different languages was helpful as we could make links with other languages I know and help me understand concepts better.

Stéphanie Tsang

French Canadian

ENGLISH & CHINESE LANGUAGE LEARNING

My 9-year-old and I took English and Chinese lessons with Katrina and we call her ‘the amazing teacher’. She is full of good ideas, very friendly and my son loves her!

I strongly recommend her to anybody who wants to learn in the best way.

She also gave us some tips that helped us handwrite faster and more clearly…. AMAZING!!

Josée and Max

French Canadian

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