Well, I have a master's degree in Spanish and Learning Styles, and a B.A. in Spanish, so I just love teaching! Last year I completed my BCLAD (language learning theories) certification from Stanford. After several years of tutoring Spanish, French, and English, I am very happy to have had 100% returning Spanish, French, and English writing students as well as positive feedback from each student. In the accompanying picture, I am translating for President Clinton for the Red Cross; it was an honor to translate for him as I love languages and helping people, especially for the Red Cross Disaster Relief services.
I tutor Spanish, French, English, SAT English, SAT Writing, and writing strategies as well as computer applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, iPhoto, iMovie, keynote, Pages (for Mac) all in Spanish or English.
My style is RELAXED and very positive, as I teach a foreign language it's even FUN whether it be a computer application or a language lesson, including writing. I think feeling comfortable is most important when trying to understand a new language. I also bring various techniques that include technology, short grammar videos, games, short culture videos, songs that the student likes, and texts from topics that the given student likes. I really customize each training session to get my student up to speed and able to understand the given concepts, no matter if it is Spanish 1, Spanish 5, French 2 or Italian 1.
I lived in Spain in college and visited in high school. I've traveled to Mexico, Aruba, and El Caribe. I have been proud of my 100% retention of all students whom I have tutored because I am helpful, easy going, and effective. Currently I teach teachers at a high school. I have taught Spanish at the high school, college, and middle school levels (Spanish I, Spanish II, Spanish III, Spanish IV, and Spanish V). And I've also taught English and French 1 and visited a great French family in Lyon, outside Paris for a wonderful 2 months. Last summer, I went to Italy and loved that travel experience, too, because I was able to apply my Italian courses from way back in college each day. (I translated for friends for the last 4 weeks, which helped my overall comprehension, grammar rules, and fluency in Italian, my fourth language.)
I am looking forward to taking the fear out of learning a language for you one day soon, and I currently teach technology to teachers and Spanish at a high school. I've taught Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Inspiration, and Publisher with simple and easy-to-understand handouts for more than 6 years.
Please note my many and numerous 2013, recent, 5-star ratings and recommendations, and I look forward to working with you one day soon. If you may have any questions, just let me know.
At the present time, I prefer to tutor at the Campbell library if this may work for you.
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