I am a third year student at a college in Northern Georgia. I am majoring in Community Development and minoring in Spanish and Linguistics. I have a passion for people and for language. Part of my major is empowering people to succeed, regardless of race, sex, socioeconomic background, etc.
I will tell you my experience with the two areas in which I am most equipped: Spanish and basketball.
At my college and most colleges, students are expected to satisfy a language requirement. Since I have exempted that requirement because of my level in Spanish, I often tutor students during lunch and dinner for Spanish so that they can fulfill their language requirement. Students seek me out during the week for help on their Spanish homework, especially with pronunciation. I lived in Costa Rica for an entire school year after high school, doing an intensive Spanish program. I have made straight A's in all of my Spanish classes. I also volunteer at a Latino social connection center in Chattanooga. My job there is to watch Latino children while their mothers take classes. So, in short, I have no officially documented tutoring experience, but I can assure you that I can teach you or your child. My two little sisters can attest to this fact.
—My tutoring methods would start by asking the student their level of education/competency in the language. After knowing where they are, I would like to know where the student would like to go. For example, "I need help pronouncing the double r/l" or "I need to know when and how to use the subjunctive." Maybe this student needs help doing a project or reading a book. I am excited and prepared to help, but I do ask that the student inform me what material he/she is covering so I can review the material and not waste any of your time/money. If the student is needing general help in Spanish, I will sit down with the student and determine which areas I should focus on with him/her.
My goal in teaching Spanish is that the student actually understands what they are speaking and writing. I prefer the ability to speak over the ability to write, because I think that it is more useful in today's world, but I work to improve both areas.
For over ten years of my life, I have played basketball on a competitive team. Three of those years were spent on the Varsity team of a nationally ranked high school. I played on multiple AAU teams, including GA Pistols Gold. For eight years of my career, I was trained by two ex-NBA players and one nationally-recognized trainer. I played my freshman year in college, but decided to work on Spanish and music instead of pursuing my basketball career. My experiences teaching basketball are these:
-Three years teaching at Wesleyan High School basketball camps
-Skills training at an inner city camp in Chattanooga, TN
-Basketball specialty training at Camp All-American in Johns Creek, GA
--My training methods would involve agilities, shot technique, and ball-handling drills. Depending on what you or your child's needs are, I will focus on that which the athlete needs most training.
I hope that I can assist you or your child!
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