I am a 19-year-old sophomore at Randolph college, and I'm double majoring in English and Spanish and minoring in theatre. I was a Spanish tutor for my first three semesters here, and I tutored and interned in the Spanish department at my high school in New Hampshire for three years. I love teaching one on one and in small groups.
One of the best ways I have found to help students with a subject they are struggling with is to relate it to something they know. For instance, when tutoring a college senior in Spanish a while back, I related a grammatical principle to a musical one (the young man in question was the co-founder and president of one of my college's a cappella groups), and he was able to understand a concept with which he had been struggling for weeks.
Part of why students love me (I still get bombarded with hugs when I visit my high school) is that I teach with patience and respect. No matter the age of the student I am working with, I treat him or her as an equal. I use this approach to teaching, because I personally have always learned more from teachers who respected me. This is not to say that I coddle students in any way. I expect a good work ethic, a willingness to learn, and an open mind.
Unfortunately, I do not have my own vehicle. I'm willing to travel by foot/bike up to 2 miles from campus, or meet at the Lipscomb Library on campus, unless of course you wish to provide the transportation. I can also tutor online, via Skype or another chat program.
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