I have a love for languages and love to teach others about them. I have a knack for understanding their complexities and turning them into something understandable. I understand that most people do not see language the way I see it, and it is apparent that it is difficult for most people to wrap their mind around such seemingly foreign concepts. I can help people realize that these concepts really aren't that foreign and that they are things we employ in our daily speech. Not only that but some things are even easier to express in other languages that make total sense once you set your mind to it. Once you learn a second language thoroughly the third, fourth and fifth come much more quickly; because you will start realizing patterns that exist in just about every language.
My love for languages started in high school. I took Latin for three years and it opened my mind to the processes that many modern languages use. Slowly I began studying independently other languages and started to see the similarities between Latin and German and Spanish and Arabic. And its that way with most languages. Once you understand one or two it is easier to understand the next.
I learned Spanish fluently from having spent two years in Argentina where I served as a missionary. There I was able to exercise my language skills daily and helped me further understand my aptitude for language. I then learned Portuguese. I am now studying Arabic and Hebrew at a university level and have reached a moderate level of fluency in Arabic. I do a great deal of independent study to help broaden my understanding of these languages and to sharpen my ability to communicate in them.
While I have yet to receive a degree in this field I consider myself a good tutor because of my love for languages and a desire to share that passion with others. I not only teach the language but also the culture behind them. That, in my opinion, gives a much better understanding of the language itself.
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