Hello my name is Valerie M. and I would love to help you on your quest to learn Spanish! In the next year I plan to become a full time Spanish teacher, but in the meantime, I know I could be a huge help to you or your student in learning the Spanish language. I am a 2011 graduate of Georgia State University in Atlanta Georgia, with my Bachelors of Arts and Science in Spanish and International Business. Throughout my coursework I learned many key skills that go hand in hand with learning and teaching the Spanish language. These skills include but are not limited to, my vast knowledge of Spanish grammar and sentence structure, correct pronunciation, reading, writing and conversing. Additionally, while living and studying abroad in Costa Rica, I was able to immerse myself in not only the language, but also the culture. As with every language, understanding the culture becomes an important part of speaking the language properly. Through my education and experiences I am now fluent in Spanish and have a great understanding of the inner workings of the language.
My teaching methods range between structural and creative, and I will help to ease you through the learning process step by step. By this I mean that first I will employ teaching methods that spark your interest, and as you become comfortable with the usage, I will then explain how and why it works. I will work with you at your own pace, and fully explain the lessons so as to teach you everything from the basics to the advanced. Depending on the student's needs, I can offer my own lesson plans on key topics and vocabulary, or I can assist you in work you have already been assigned from another teacher. I can work with most any situation!
I have always had a passion for teaching, and have a knack for adjusting to each students individual learning style. I strongly believe that my approach will make learning Spanish a positive and productive experience. I am in the process of obtaining my certification to teach full time in Georgia through the GSAT certification exams, and will begin actively seeking a teaching position in the coming year. I would love to help you in your endeavor to begin or expand your knowledge of the Spanish language and/or culture, and to do so at a reasonable and unbeatable rate. My coursework covered advanced courses in Spanish grammar, conversation, linguistics, business and translation, and along with my studies and experience abroad, I am an ideal candidate to tutor Spanish. I have a passion for both the Spanish language and for helping others to learn. I hope to be able to work with you in the future to advance or begin your skills in this language.
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