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 a certificate in English as a Second Language
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 to work with students at the UNR library, public libraries, or coffee shops. I do not normally come to students' homes or work places. I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you!
12 hours notice required
The following tutoring fees for any of my subject areas:
1 hour: $45
Cancellation fee: $45 if under 12 hours in advance.
Mileage/driving time might also be assessed, depending upon the situation.
Travels within 7 miles of Reno, NV 89503