I am a native speaker of Spanish
and love introducing students to all aspects of Spanish language
and culture. I believe that each student has a unique and individual learning style and my job as a successful educator is to work with that student in order to find his/her best way to learn. I enjoy giving students the tools to be successful, not only in Spanish language learning, but throughout all of their courses.
Since 2003, I have been a teacher of Levels I-V AP Spanish
as well as Spanish for Native Speakers Level I & II, 6 sections each year, with an average class size of 25 in each section. I have a 100% pass rate (a score of 3 or higher is eligible for college credit and is considered a passing score) with the AP Spanish Language and Culture exam; 66% of my students received a score of 5 with the remaining students receiving 4s and 3s. The national average for a score of 5 is 27%.
I cover the spectrum of vocabulary
instruction and pronunciation from elementary basic to intermediate advanced, utilizing a variety of teaching techniques to encompass all learning styles and inclusion for special needs
students. I use a variety of innovative and creative techniques to introduce and help students master unfamiliar grammar
. In addition to my curriculum planning, I have successfully planned/implemented and led 4 school trips abroad to enhance language learning and cultural awareness for over 70 students. I am a peer educator to my department to share unique techniques to improve student writing
To demonstrate how much I love working with children and teenagers in different capacities, I have been an assistant and head swim
coach for 3 teams with responsibility for over 400 swimmers, several of whom achieved district level time standards, Junior Olympic time standards and YMCA National time standards. I am committed to learners of all levels, ages and interests and enjoy sharing my time and knowledge with them.
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Travels within 20 miles of West Grove, PA 19390