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 have worked with a Global Immigration law firm. At each of these institutions I was hired for and primarily used my Spanish-speaking skills.
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