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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 (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 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!
My undergraduate minor is in English (advanced degrees in Spanish, English, and Latin), and I have taught many courses in which literature was the key component, including Core Humanities and the English versions of Don Quixote and other literature originally written in other languages. I also have extensive experience in many kinds of writing: graduate papers, scholarly articles, newspaper stories, and publicity. I have worked extensively with students of various levels, helping them to improve their writing, as well as their comprehension of literature.
I have an excellent English grammar, writing, and vocabulary background, along with experience teaching English as a Second Language in the U.S. and abroad. My specialty within ESL would be teaching Spanish speakers.
I am a trained classical musician and jazz singer. I can teach basic music notation and how to write simple jazz or pop charts with chords (for example, charts for a vocalist to give to his/her accompanist). Or I can teach anyone how to read notes and play basic piano.
I am a trained classical musician (piano and organ) and jazz singer. I can teach anyone how to read notes and play basic piano. I can also teach basic music notation and how to write simple jazz or pop charts with chords (for example, charts for a vocalist to give to his/her piano or guitar accompanist).
For the majority of my adult life I have taught Spanish and Latin American literature, Spanish language, and Spanish culture, in both Spanish and English. My experience is primarily at the college/university level, although I also have taught and tutored high school Spanish students and have worked on the AP Spanish literature exams with the Educational Testing Service.
I also have many years of experience interpreting and translating (Spanish-English-Spanish), in both business and social services contexts.
Excellent — Judith has an excellent knowledge of Spanish, providing my son with grammar and rules that increased his comprehension. She comes prepared with a smile and positive attitude! ...
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