Jeffrey Finnie


Teaching style
Pair and small group oral and written activities. Percent of Spanish used by teacher AND students in class: Intermediate I and II: 90-100%.

Homework, participation and attendance
Intermediate I & II – Two in-class essays and two oral presentations = 20%, in-class activities and homework = 20%

Tests and quizzes
Intermediate I

  • Five chapter tests = 40%
  • Weekly vocabulary quizzes = 10%
  • Make-up exams allowed for emergencies verifiable in writing.

Intermediate II

  • Three chapter tests = 40%
  • Weekly vocabulary quizzes
  • Make-up exams allowed for emergencies verifiable in writing.

Background and other interests
I have my doctorate in education from Saint Louis University in 2007. I have traveled to Spain four times, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Mexico. I am a full-time high school teacher, where I teach AP and IB level Spanish and lower level French.