Hi, my name is Abrian and I am excited to work with your child to help them get the results and advancement they are looking for! I am a certified teacher with 7 years of teaching experience. I have a Masters Degree in Education from Northwestern University. I have taught 2nd grade
for 4 years and specialize in helping struggling readers gain the skills they need to advance to reading
at or above grade level. I have experience working with special needs
students with dyslexia
disorders. I have worked with students with varieties of different learning styles and know how to differentiate lessons to offer specialized instruction based on students’ needs to gain the best results possible. Not only is this especially important to improve reading skills but in all subjects. Through my experience in teaching and tutoring based on student need, I have seen dramatic improvement in all subjects I have worked on with my students.
As an educator in Madrid for 3 years, I worked with students from all over the world and became fluent in Spanish
. While I took Spanish class for many years, I specialize in conversational Spanish and can help students take what they learn in class and start becoming comfortable speaking the language
! I can also offer assistance to those students who are struggling with any aspect of learning Spanish. I have learned the language as a student in class, as a foreigner living in a new country and as a teacher teaching Spanish so I can offer a wide range of tools for the struggling Spanish learner.
As an elementary educator with 7 years of experience I have knowledge in all elementary subjects and have worked with many different types of learners. I specialize in language arts
) but am also eager to help in the area of math
and social studies
I have found, after working as a teacher over the years, the value of study skills
. These skills are an integral
part of the success of your child. I am very passionate about this aspect of education. This skill comes very natural to me and it is a part of what I have been doing with my students all the years of my teaching. If this is something you would like your child to work on, I am the tutor for you. I have tools and tricks that I have used with my students to get organized and have seen how well these tools work. Music
I began taking voice lessons at the age of 12 and continued taking private vocal lessons and performing in choirs at the University of Denver. I performed in musical theatre
in high school, university and professionally for 5 years. I also performed in an a cappella group and theatre company while living in Madrid. I was a professional back-up vocalist in Chicago for a recording company in 2004-2005. I taught private vocal lessons at the American School of Madrid for 3 years for students ranging from 5 years-18 years of age.