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Hello to all! My name is Asha. I recently relocated to Maryland from Alabama to pursue my dreams and live life with a purpose! I graduated from the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB) with a B.A. in Spanish. During my college years, I was actively involved in community service, which led me to explore the field of teaching and tutoring. I’ve taught and tutored people of all ages, from elementary school kids to adults.
On the flip side, I enjoy writing (novels and songs), traveling, and meeting new people. My greatest experience so far was having the opportunity to study abroad in Costa Rica for a month. Not only was I able to immerse myself in another culture, I improved my Spanish-speaking skills to where I became completely fluent. As far as writing, I am set to have my first book published by next year.
If you are seeking someone that's passionate about teaching, genuinely concerned about your progress in the subject you’re trying to learn or improve on, and makes learning enjoyable, I'm that person. Spend a couple of hours a week with me, and you will not be disappointed!
As an Adult Basic Education teacher, one of the subjects I teach is math. I have extensive knowledge in concepts such as fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, and word problems. Math can be a very difficult subject for some, so I break down those concepts to where the student can understand in basic terms. I use worksheets, textbooks, and flashcards as my supplementary learning material, but am open-minded in regards to using other material. It’s all based on what works best for the student!
I have been teaching ESL for the past three years, working with students at all levels (beginner to advanced). I focus mainly on verbal communication (listening and speaking), but I also emphasize oral communication (reading and writing) depending on the student’s needs. I start off with a basic introduction to the English language (alphabet, numbers, and greetings/conversational phrases) and then gradually advance to vocabulary and grammar.
A specific example of a learning method I used with my previous students: I wrote a series of short stories about my ESL experiences at a church I volunteered at. I integrated the stories into my lesson plan, and the objective was to help the students improve their reading skills. However, I observed a major improvement in their listening and speaking (pronunciation) skills as well. As a result, I received nothing but positive feedback!
I love teaching English, and I make sure my students are enthusiastic about learning! If you are looking for someone patient and understanding to guide you through your journey of learning English, I’m that person!
If you would like to improve your Spanish-speaking skills in a conversational setting, or are struggling in your Spanish class, I am the perfect person to steer you in the right direction! I graduated with a B.A. in Spanish, and in my last semester of college, I studied abroad in Costa Rica. I am highly fluent, and can read and write in Spanish as well. I’ve provided one-on-one lessons and translation services to friends and co-workers.
I am absolutely passionate about Spanish, and I spread that passion to my students! As the world becomes increasingly globalized, the demand for learning another language is at an all-time high. If a student’s aim is to become bilingual in both English and Spanish, I can help him or her accomplish that objective. If he or she wants to pass that Spanish class, I help him or her create an individualized study plan focusing on all weaknesses, which can range from vocabulary to grammar to pronunciation.
I am very results-oriented, and I encourage my students to list their goals with an end result in mind. Failure is not an option!
So Far, So Good — My son has had four sessions with Asha. She is very prompt and very professional. He says that Spanish is clicking for him for the first time. I am pleased with the results so far. ...
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