About

Meet Rosi!

Profesora Freeman is a creative, innovative instructor and as a native Spanish speaker, teaches a wide range of students and program levels from middle school through college level courses. Her commitment to inspire love of learning and curiosity for the world around us makes her a sought-after instructor and speaker.

 

She's helped dozens of students improve their performance in Spanish preparing doctors, attorneys, and school personnel for successful communication in total immersion environments.

Rosalinda Freeman instructed Spanish at Brophy College Preparatory as well as Arizona State University. Previously, she spent eight years with Great Hearts Academies, first at Veritas Preparatory Academy and then as Master Teacher of Modern Languages at Scottsdale Preparatory Academy.

 

Rosalinda is considered a “highly qualified” teacher by the State of Arizona in both Spanish and History.  She is currently the owner and director of Magnus Language Institute, which she founded in 2014. Rosalinda is also an Adjunct Professor of Spanish at Grand Canyon University and Mesa Community College. 

She conducted research in the use of computers in second language acquisition and teaches several online learning classes.  

Education:

College Board AP Institute, Fordham University, New York, NY, June 2015

Certificate: Teacher of AP Spanish Literature and Culture

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, May 2004

Master of Arts in Spanish Linguistics

University of Rhode Island / Centro Hispano Continental, Salamanca Spain, 2002 Graduate courses in Spanish Language and Sociolinguistics

 

College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, May 1996

BA International Studies

L’Université de Grenoble, Grenoble, France, 1994-95 French Studies Diploma (D.E.L.F.)

Our Team!

Natalie Dupor Schmidt

Spanish & Language Arts Tutor

My name is Profesora Natalie Dupor Schmidt and I have been educating students of all ages for the past 30 years.  My family and I moved to Arizona in August 2019 from the land of bratwurst and cheese (a.k.a. Wisconsin ;) and we are thrilled to be living in the Valley of the Sun!

 

I was born and raised in Waukegan, Illinois, received my B.A. in Economics and Spanish from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and studied at the Universidad de Madrid, España for my semester abroad.

 

After graduating, I worked as a Systems Analyst at Baxter Healthcare Corporation in Deerfield, Illinois where I was also the liaison for our Puerto Rico office.  During that time, I realized how much my experience abroad in Spain and my love for the Spanish language and culture had influenced my life and I decided that I wanted to share my passion with others by becoming an educator.

I was awarded a Teaching Assistant Scholarship from Marquette’s Graduate School where I taught Spanish courses to undergraduate students while working on my Masters of Arts in Teaching Degree and my Wisconsin Teacher Certification.

 

Since then, I’ve taught Spanish to students of all age levels, kindergarten through 12th grade and now, the college level; Grand Canyon University and Rio Salado College.  I have also taught ESL courses to Latino middle and high school students as well as adults.  In addition, I work as an interpreter and an academic trainer and coach.

 

Besides teaching in the classroom, I have been able to bring my classroom to life by organizing educational trips and traveling with my high school students to Costa Rica, Spain and France for over 20 years.  Those experiences were extremely fulfilling, eye-opening and life-changing!  Each trip that I have taken with students has had an enormous impact on both my life and my students’.

 

My husband and I have been enjoying the natural beauty of Arizona and love to go hiking and exploring.  We also enjoy gardening and spending time with our two college-aged children and our adorable pets – dos gatos y un perro!

Michele Dooley

Math & English Tutor

I grew up in a family that prioritized education and have continued my schooling and self education to this day. I earned a degree in accounting from Arizona State University, because it made sense and was practical, and worked for a top worldwide accounting firm. Yet, I always felt my passion was with children and their education.

Finally, I decided to make my dream a reality. I went back to school to earn my credential and masters at Azusa Pacific University. My favorite assignments involved working with struggling students who needed someone in their corner. Over the past ten years, I’ve taught English and math both in California and Arizona and love it.

My most enjoyable aspect of teaching is one-on-one tutoring which allows me to focus on the individual student. I love learning about and helping children find and appreciate their strongest self. When a child is able to release their anxiety and focus on the subject at hand they are much more successful. There is noting better than getting a child to laugh and let down their guard before tackling a particularly tough area of math.

I’ve specialized in reducing math anxiety while tutoring online. There are so many innovative techniques one can use to help a child release their math fears. I’m always looking for new ways to inspire my students and help them achieve success in math and in life. I also focus on life skills of the heart and mind. I believe these life skills will continue to support children all areas of school, as well as life. Examples of such skills are: Perseverance, effort, organization, sense of humor, curiosity that are seeds planted today but continue to bloom over a lifetime. A list is attached if you are interested.

Sophie
Administrator

Mimi
Marketing Director

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