Hola! Ni hao! Hello! My name is Danielle, and I am excited to offer tutoring for anyone seeking help with English as a Second Language (ESL), Spanish, K-8 reading/language arts or math, and any level writing or grammar. I have always had a love of learning and of sharing that love with others and have greatly enjoyed the opportunities I've had to do so. This love of learning complimented with a respectable breadth of study has allowed me to become confident in a variety of subjects, and my specialty is languages/linguistics.
After numerous years of study and practice, four of which included advanced college courses, I have a near-native fluency in Spanish. I also have significant experience with Mandarin Chinese. I double-majored in both Spanish and Chinese at the University of the Pacific and graduated in 2011 summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree. I also received several awards from the Department of Modern Languages and Literature throughout my academic career. My experience learning a second and third language makes me uniquely qualified to help second-language students by giving me practical insight into the second-language acquisition process. Beyond that, I also am currently finishing a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages certificate, so I have taken actual courses on relevant topics such as second-language acquisition and how to teach listening and speaking.
I do also have experience in tutoring itself. I have tutored Spanish to other college students, and I also spent several months tutoring first- and second-graders -- mostly in reading but occasionally in math as well. Additionally, I have been teaching on a volunteer basis as part of my church’s young women’s organization, so I have also had some experience with teenagers. I have found that my strengths in patience, creativity, and problem-solving have been assets to my tutoring and well-received by my students.
I believe that with these strengths, along with sound subject knowledge, relevant experience, and - most importantly - enthusiasm in helping others to learn, I can offer exceptional tutoring. If you have any questions or would like more information or references, please don’t hesitate to ask.I look forward to meeting you!
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