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I do not consider native speakers as necessarily qualified to tutor a 
foriegn language, anymore than I would consider a native English speaker 
automatically qualified to tutor English.

I refer the applicants to one of our professors for assessment on language 
proficiency.

On Mon, 8 Sep 2008 12:58:21 -0400, Leslie Limardo <[log in to unmask]> 
wrote:

>Hello everyone,
>
>I'm in the process of hiring tutors and was wondering how you look at
>native language speakers. 
>
> 
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>Do you give an exam to test their proficiency? 
>
>If they are exempt from taking a language do you count that as
>proficiency? 
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>Any information would be helpful.
>
>Thank you in advance.  
>
> 
>
>Leslie Limardo
>
>Assistant Dean for Academic Support
>
>Columbia University
>
>School of General Studies
>
>Academic Resource Center
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>308 C Lewisohn Hall
>
>p. 212.854.4097
>
>f. 212.851.0750
>
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