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Es un placer. My name is David. I have spent 50% of my 24 year teaching career teaching Spanish to high school students. Spanish is my first language. Being raised in a 1st generation Mexican-American family with 7 siblings- my transition to learning, speaking, reading and writing another language had given me the real-life experiences to teach a foreign language. During my 25 year tenure as an Educator in both Arizona and California- I have utilized my experiences of learning a new language with students and teachers who teach students who speak Spanish and are learning English. I have had the opportunity to work extensively with students from all walks of life, whether they be native or heritage Spanish speakers, or students learning Spanish as a second language. My upbringing and professional experiences have given me a broader perspective of attacking languages to make them come alive and fulfilling to my students.
As for the other 50% of my teaching experience? I taught all grade levels except for Kindergarten. Other than Spanish- I especially enjoy helping students with their math, reading and writing challenges. I look forward to working with you or your student to make language interesting and applicable for future endeavors. As for my present endeavors- I enjoy working with families and their college-bound students prepare for the financial aid process (FAFSA) by educating the student and the family on how to best obtain financial aid for them and their student so that college becomes affordable and financially attainable and parents don't have to go broke in the process.
I played competitive baseball up until I graduated from college in 1985. The position I played was catcher and a little of 3rd Base. I also coached baseball at the little league level up to high school.
I have played basketball and coached basketball for as long as I loved playing and watching the game. My competitive basketball playing days only lasted up until I graduated from high school. However, I began coaching soon after I graduated from college in 1985. I have coached age levels from 5 years of age to high school. I presently officiate high school basketball games as well as boys and girls park and recreation league games.
I am certified as a Late-Stage College Planning Specialist which allows me to assist students and parents plan for college funding and the financial aid process prior to their entrance into college. I show families where scholarship money can be found- especially through private universities- and utilize strategies that will present improved financial need which translates into more grants, scholarships and endowment monies from colleges and universities- all without using or spending their own savings or taking out huge college loans.
I have been an elementary school teacher in California before moving to AZ in 2006. I am certified to teach grades k-8 with an endorsement in ESL.
I am certified to teach in all grade levels (K-12) and have an endorsement to teach ESL in the states of AZ and CA.
I have taught my son how to play golf since he was 4 years old. He is now almost 20 years old and is playing golf in college. As a sports coach- I have the approach to be patient and knowledge to help a child to adult learn the basics of golf. I have also taken a college-level golf class to understand the nuances of the game- including the rules associated with golf; the proper etiquette and attire when playing the game.
I have taught reading in grades 1st-5th grades. I have also taught reading as a middle school and high school ELD Teacher.
I graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University- a private Christian university. I also am a CCV Youth Coach and help lead young male teenagers in Bible study.
As a former Public School Spanish teacher- and as a second language learner myself- I have the a special understanding of language learning and teaching that allows each of my students to really learn a new language without all the stress involved.
As a second language learner who had to learn to spell in English, I picked up techniques that aren't taught in school. Also, I have a background in Education and feel more than qualified to assist you in your desire to spell.
I would like to add study skills to my subjects list. Being a veteran and experienced teacher with over 20 years in the classroom- I feel I am qualified to assist elementary and middle school aged students with their study habits and skills.
Great tutor — David is a great tutor. David seems very well prepared, is always on time, very personable and knows Spanish very well. (I did expected this last part because he has taught high school Spanish for several years.) If you are looking for a reliable, diligent tutor, David is a great choice! ...
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