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I have been teaching at the secondary and undergraduate levels for 17 years. As a teacher of Spanish, I have not only an excellent command of the Spanish language, but also a great deal of cultural knowledge. I lived in Chile in South America for 18 years and in Spain for four. I have traveled throughout Latin America and Spain and consequently I make my classes come alive with real life experiences. I believe that all language classes should include as much authentic material as possible so that students may relate to the culture, not just the language. This helps to motivate a student to learn and connect with another culture, something that is very important in today's world.
My BA is in Spanish and French, my MA is in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from New York University and my doctoral studies are in the area of International Education. While living in Chile, I tutored secondary and elementary level students and taught undergraduate courses at a private university.
My teaching style is communicative. Though I place emphasis on the ability to communicate ideas, I also stress grammar and vocabulary. All the skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening) are fundamental to becoming proficient in a second language. My classes focus on mastering all skills and the methods are meaningful and relevant to the age of the student I tutor.
I am a certified college consultant and a Professional Member of IECA. I have over fifteen years of experience in the field and have successfully guided many students towards undergraduate and graduate study in the US and Canada. I assist students with their college essays, personal statements and supplements. I also assist with the selection of colleges and academic programs. My work frequently includes interview coaching and resume writing. As a college consultant, I am well informed about academic programs and college trends and spend a good deal of my year visiting college campuses.
The best! — In one word: FABULOUS! My son is 4 years behind on Spanish and thanks to Carole he feels much more comfortable in class, got some great grades, which was an immediate confidence boost. Carole is wonderful with him, patient, sweet, extremely professional, always on time and has a fun and effective way of teaching the language. Born to teach! ...
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