I am a bilingual (English and Spanish) tutor with over ten years of education experience in various capacities, including teaching and tutoring. My passion is helping others realize their own greatest potential. I love to explore, learn and create. My focus is on student empowerment. Not only do I help students master technical skills pertinent to their subject, I also encourage student growth and confidence through a hands-on, Socratic teaching method. I want students to feel confident and secure in their abilities and have the skills necessary to succeed.
I believe in a student-centered learning environment. In tutoring, I focus and tailor my lessons based on each unique individual and their situation. I learn what the student's goals are and what skills and abilities the student needs to develop in order to achieve those goals. I find what motivates each individual student to learn and structure lessons around his or her personal interests. I adapt content to the student's personal learning style. By making learning personally meaningful to the student, I encourage a passion for discovery and a continued desire to excel.
While I am capable and competent in several subjects, I specialize in the English and Spanish languages and Test Prep. I earned my B.A. in Spanish with a focus on linguistics, literature, and culture. I have lived and worked in several Spanish speaking countries. I am TEFL/TESOL certified and have taught English to children, high school students, and adults in foreign countries. I also have extensive experience as a tutor and have helped students reach their academic goals as well as achieve their desired scores on standardized tests. In the U.S., I have worked with high school students studying for the ACT and SAT. I have also worked with non-native English speakers in Panama on GRE preparation.
Subjects I teach include (but are not limited to): SAT/ACT/GRE Test Preparation; Spanish (all levels); English Literature, Reading, Writing, Grammar, and Vocabulary; Spanish Literature, Reading, Writing, Grammar, and Vocabulary; and English for non-native speakers. I have experience and enjoy working with students of all ages.
As a tutor, I enjoy opening students up to the excitement of learning. There is nothing more satisfying than shaping a student on the path to being technically capable and confident in his or her abilities. A student working with me can expect an engaged learning environment, the right amount of challenge to succeed, and to discover the force of his or her own self.
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