I am a recently retired professor (University of Nevada, Reno) with many years of teaching experience in various areas and age levels. At present I am looking to use my knowledge and skills to help students who might need some extra assistance, while earning some supplementary retirement income for myself.
I have a PhD in Spanish literature (with a minor in Latin) and an M.A. in Spanish and English language, as well as certificate in English as a Second Language (ESL)
At the university level I have taught Spanish language, literature and culture, Core Humanities (including writing in English), and various world literature courses, particularly Spanish, Latin American, English, American, and European literatures. At the adult level I have taught ESL, both in the U.S. and abroad. Before graduate school I also taught Spanish at the high school level. I do not normally work with students under 16.
My primary interests would be helping students, 16 and over, to improve their writing, grammar, and vocabulary in both languages, tutoring both AP and non-AP advanced secondary students or college students in Spanish or English as well as English writing, grammar, and vocabulary. I am also qualified to teach basic music notation and beginning piano (I am a performing jazz/Latin vocalist and former church organist).
In terms of location, my policy is generally to work with students in libraries or coffee shops, rather than coming to the homes of strangers. Once I get to know the student, I might be willing to come to a student's home under special circumstances. I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you!
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