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Nina H.

Malden, MA

$45/hr

Tutora de español divertida (Fun Spanish tutor)

Usually responds in about 13 hours

Tutora de español divertida (Fun Spanish tutor)

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¡Hola a todos/as! My name is Nina. I have a passion for Spanish that developed during my 14 years studying the language. Academically, I graduated summa cum laude from Bates College in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. As the culmination of my collegiate experience, I wrote a 75-page senior thesis in Spanish about the fatalistic gender representations in Vargas Llosa’s Los cachorros and La ciudad y los perros. I also have extensive experience traveling in Latin America. During my junior year of college, I lived in Lima, Peru for a year. There, I studied in a local university and volunteered with Centro de Promoción y Defensa de los Derechos Sexuales y Reproductivos, a nonprofit working to protect sexual and reproductive rights and to advocate for the Peruvian LGBT community. I returned to Peru for a month-long trip this year. In 2012 I spent a month backpacking on my own through Panama and Costa Rica, and I have visited Chile and Ecuador as well.

With regards to my skills in tutoring, since October 2011 I have tutored Spanish to students of various levels and ages (from a second-grader to an adult learner), creating individualized strategies and lesson plans to fit each student's particular needs. Furthermore, I worked for a year as a bilingual teacher's assistant in a third grade classroom. Working with students in small groups and one-on-one has given me the invaluable teaching skills that I would utilize as your tutor. Moreover, I love helping others. I am good at thinking of multiple ways to explain concepts if someone does not understand my initial explanation. I myself need to ask lots of questions when I am learning new material, so I fully encourage questions from others. I am also a fun, enthusiastic, and creative tutor.

Apart from experience tutoring Spanish, I also have a background in translation, transcription, interpreting, and language editing. I have worked as a Spanish translator with The Translation & Interpreting Center in Denver since January 2013. There, my primary focus has been translating the affidavits of domestic abuse victims from Spanish to English. The organization also gave me the opportunity to transcribe and translate a video interview of a domestic abuse victim. I have experience with language editing as well, having assisted scholar Mary Berg in editing a recent edition of the nineteenth-century novel Aves sin nido. Moreover, I just completed a community interpreting course with Language Connections.

I would love to share my passion for Spanish as your tutor! I look forward to hearing from you.

English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, Reading, Spanish, Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, Spanish

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Bates College

Education

Bates College

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Nina will travel within 10 miles of Malden, MA 02148.


About Nina

¡Hola a todos/as! My name is Nina. I have a passion for Spanish that developed during my 14 years studying the language. Academically, I graduated summa cum laude from Bates College in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. As the culmination of my collegiate experience, I wrote a 75-page senior thesis in Spanish about the fatalistic gender representations in Vargas Llosa’s Los cachorros and La ciudad y los perros. I also have extensive experience traveling in Latin America. During my junior year of college, I lived in Lima, Peru for a year. There, I studied in a local university and volunteered with Centro de Promoción y Defensa de los Derechos Sexuales y Reproductivos, a nonprofit working to protect sexual and reproductive rights and to advocate for the Peruvian LGBT community. I returned to Peru for a month-long trip this year. In 2012 I spent a month backpacking on my own through Panama and Costa Rica, and I have visited Chile and Ecuador as well.

With regards to my skills in tutoring, since October 2011 I have tutored Spanish to students of various levels and ages (from a second-grader to an adult learner), creating individualized strategies and lesson plans to fit each student's particular needs. Furthermore, I worked for a year as a bilingual teacher's assistant in a third grade classroom. Working with students in small groups and one-on-one has given me the invaluable teaching skills that I would utilize as your tutor. Moreover, I love helping others. I am good at thinking of multiple ways to explain concepts if someone does not understand my initial explanation. I myself need to ask lots of questions when I am learning new material, so I fully encourage questions from others. I am also a fun, enthusiastic, and creative tutor.

Apart from experience tutoring Spanish, I also have a background in translation, transcription, interpreting, and language editing. I have worked as a Spanish translator with The Translation & Interpreting Center in Denver since January 2013. There, my primary focus has been translating the affidavits of domestic abuse victims from Spanish to English. The organization also gave me the opportunity to transcribe and translate a video interview of a domestic abuse victim. I have experience with language editing as well, having assisted scholar Mary Berg in editing a recent edition of the nineteenth-century novel Aves sin nido. Moreover, I just completed a community interpreting course with Language Connections.

I would love to share my passion for Spanish as your tutor! I look forward to hearing from you.

Education

Bates College

Education

Bates College


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Malden, MA 02148

Nina’s Subjects

English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, Reading, Spanish, Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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