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), various iPad apps, 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
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 and 2014 , 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 within 10 miles of San Bruno, if this may work for you. Classes Saturday mornings are fine.