I have over 10 years of experience teaching Spanish as a second language. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from the Catholic University of Ecuador; and a minor degree in Spanish/English translation and interpretation from the same institution.
I became part of the Maryland Court System of Interpreters in 1999. I have extensive knowledge of the Spanish Language and the important aspects to be taken into consideration when translating or interpreting information into English. I have the ability to teach students different techniques that can be utilized to better understand the grammar, vocabulary and phonetics of the second language.
I have taught Spanish at E.F. International School in Quito, Ecuador to students from middle, high school and college levels. I also have experience teaching English as ESOL to middle and high school students in Ecuador.
I am currently working as a Spanish tutor in the Montgomery County of Maryland. I have been working with students from elementary, middle and high school during the past 12 months.
I recently completed a 90 hour course on child development at Prince George's Community College. I am currently teaching Spanish to this age group at a Language Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.
I am a highly educated individual with a passion for teaching Spanish as a second language and sharing the Hispanic culture with others. I am open minded, energetic, enthusiastic, and focused on customer satisfaction.
My technique as a tutor consists of utilizing the target language 99% of the time. I use simple, direct language and choose vocabulary and structures that incorporate large amount of material that is familiar to the student. I frequently break down directions and new information into small, incremental steps and lessons. I use concrete materials, visuals, gestures, facial expressions, and movement.
My classes for toddlers and preschool age children use age appropriate educational material, games, story time while introducing vocabulary through chanting, singing, mimics and energetic body language. The children work on target language 99% of the time while working on fine and gross motor skills at the same time.
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