¡Hola a todos/as! My name is Nina. I have a passion for Spanish that developed during my 14 years studying the language. In May 2011, I received a B.A. in Spanish from Bates College. As the culmination of my collegiate experience, I wrote a seventy-five page senior thesis in Spanish about the gender representations in "Los cachorros" and "La ciudad y los perros," two works by the Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa. During my junior year of college, I studied abroad in Lima, Peru for ten months. This was an incredible experience that allowed me to develop fluency in the language. I also spent a month backpacking on my own through Panama and Costa Rica during the summer of 2012.
With regards to my skills in tutoring, since October 2011 I have tutored Spanish to students of various levels and ages (from a second-grader to an adult learner), creating individualized strategies and lesson plans to fit each student's particular needs. Furthermore, I worked for a year as a bilingual teacher's assistant in a third grade classroom. Working with students in small groups and one-on-one has given me the invaluable teaching skills that I would utilize as your tutor. I currently work as a Spanish translator in addition to tutoring.
Moreover, I love helping others. I am good at thinking of multiple ways to explain concepts if someone does not understand my initial explanation. I myself need to ask lots of questions when I am learning new material, so I fully encourage questions from others. I am also a fun, enthusiastic, and creative tutor.
I would love to share my passion for Spanish as your tutor! I look forward to hearing from you.
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