Hello, my name is Moises and I love teaching and tutoring Spanish to students from different backgrounds.
My first experience tutoring students was as a volunteer at the high school where I attended. I worked there for one summer helping students in improving their writing assignments as well as helping them to revise their homework and class-work.
I also have worked as a student-peer mentor at the college where I obtained my baccalaureate degree. Working as a mentor helped me to develop listening and communication skills that are essential when tutoring and teaching. Working as a mentor not only allowed me to be familiar with the different challenges that students commonly face, but it also gave me the abilities to help students to cope with obstacles as well as to motivate them to continue furthering their education.
I also have student teaching experience at the college level. I have worked as a lower division Spanish Instructor for two years at the University of California, Davis. Working as Spanish Instructor has given me the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in teaching and tutoring students.
In order to better develop students’ listening comprehension and oral skills, the language that I encourage in my tutoring sessions is Spanish. I use a friendly pedagogy that allows me to break down complicated concepts into simple examples that my students can grasp even when the language used is Spanish. To make my classes and tutoring sessions more appealing to students, I use cognates, images and do a lot of repetition to facilitate students` understanding. I believe that learning a new language should be fun. Therefore, in every tutoring session I implement communicative activities that allow students to put into practice what they learn.
I look forward to meeting and working with students who want to learn or develop fluency in Spanish.
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