Hello! Hola! Bonjour and Konnichiwa! I am Raquel and I specialize in English (Literature and composition)and I am a highly qualified English teacher in West Valley.
I began tutoring six years ago and my goal is for students to have a better understanding and knowledge of proper grammar and how to shape their everyday words into something beautiful—into something articulate and useful. Having the knowledge of my subject is not enough to help my students, though. I aim to give each student the individual help that they need and work with students to bring out their potential while establishing expectations and mutual respect. I also aim for my students to be able to take what they learn and apply it to everyday use which, no matter what field they choose, involves professional verbal and written communication. This is an important factor because I follow the ideals of Constructivism; in which scaffolding students based off of their previous knowledge is the key. My ultimate goal is to connect the bridge from teaching to learning.
Fun facts about me:
-I began formally studying visual art (classes and programs) ten years ago.
-I study Japanese and French.
-I was in the performing arts prep school in high school (for ballet and piano).
-I almost majored in Animation/Graphic Design.
-I studied ballet and piano in high school.
-I love comics, anime and finding new music.
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