I'm in a unique position as a Spanish
tutor as I've had the benefit of learning Spanish both inside of the classroom and out since I was a child. Gus, one of my best friends growing up, is a Mexican immigrant. His family became like a second family to me and I spent a lot of time at their house. As Gus's parents began learning English
, I began learning Spanish. Because of this, I was able to learn Spanish with native speakers through conversation and a need to communicate.
I also studied the language
in school since the sixth grade
and developed knowledge of proper grammar
and conjugations. I enhanced these studies in high school and received a BA in Hispanic Studies in college. This field focused on culture, literature
, and linguistics studies (all of which were conducted in Spanish).
I had the opportunity to study abroad in Chile. While I was there I worked at a restaurant, volunteered at a grade school
, attended a Chilean University, and lived with a host family. This allowed to immerse myself even further into the language and culture behind the words.
Since college, I've been able to utilize my Spanish speaking skills in a variety of professional environments. I was a Personal Banker with Wells Fargo, worked in Insurance Account management for State Farm, and most recently worked a Global Immigration law
firm. At each of these institutions I was hired for and primarily used my Spanish-speaking skills.
I'm currently a global client manager at a large telecommunications firm, leaving my schedule open to tutoring nights/weekends. Through my work I also have access to and use great web and video collaboration technologies remotely for tutoring
3 hours notice required
Travels within 4 miles of Chicago, IL 60647