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I am currently an undergraduate student at George Washington University. I am double-majoring in Anthropology and Dance and I am minoring in Spanish. I took my first Spanish course my freshman year of high school and began college in the Advanced I Spanish Course and am near fluent. I am passionate about both the Spanish language and culture and am even more passionate about spreading it through other people. I love tutoring and am really excited to work with all levels of Spanish students!
In the past, I have worked with students in grade school, from 6th to 11th grade, but believe I can work with younger and older kids, as well. I worked through my high school program and successfully helped students with comprehension, literature, grammar, writing, and even cultural concepts. In order to understand a lot of Spanish grammar and literature, one must first understand how the Spanish and Latin American cultures differ from our own. My tutoring method is very casual, comfortable, and conversational. I was there once, so I know how it feels to struggle with language. I understand the nerves and the frustrations; when I tutor, I am sure to use up the hour(s) efficiently, and you will not leave the same way you came. I assure you that your frustrations/confusions walking into our session will be eased and clarified. I lead organized tutoring sessions where I present strategies to make your Spanish learning experience easier. I teach you, but I do not tell you what or how to think. You will develop skills on your own that I simply guide. This is your journey and I cannot wait to help you.
Awesome Tutor — Marissa is an awesome tutor and she really gets through to people well. She always takes the time to go over every topic and makes sure the person she is tutoring understands the information. I feel that Marissa is a great teacher and really knows what she is talking about. ...
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