I am an experienced Spanish and elementary school teacher who has received many awards for her success in improving students' reading and writing skills. I hold a CA Multiple Subject Teaching Credential which qualifies me to teach all the subjects in the elementary school curriculum. My success as a teacher gave me the opportunity to become, on one occasion, the reading specialist of the entire school and, on another occasion, the school principal, a position I held for five years. Currently I am a university supervisor working with student teachers for San Jose State University, San Jose,
I not only tutor conversational Spanish for adults but also middle and high school Spanish. In addition I specialize in preparing k-6 students attending dual immersion programs. i am native speaker of Spanish which enables me to provide my students with an excellent model of the spoken and written languages. I use a very interactive teaching method that immediately engages and motivates students and as a result they learn Spanish easily and without pressure.
My educational background has supported me greatly during my entire professional career by making me feel successful at all times. I am a graduate from one of the most distinguished institutions of higher education in the country: Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City. It was there where I earned a Masters Degree and a Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) with emphasis in the education of language teachers.
As your tutor I welcome you to a quiet and positive learning environment in which every teaching strategy I use and every learning activity I organize will reinforce not only your desire to learn but also your motivation to study. I create this positive environment on the basis of respect, responsibility and the reassurance that you will succeed. I have a motto "you can and will succeed" in your subject matter. This motto is real and entirely supported by my vast professional experience and solid educational background.
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