Hello there and thank you for taking a look at my profile. My name is Luann and I have a passion for language
in general, be it English
. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, with a minor in Spanish, from Texas State University. I am also currently in graduate school and have very little availability, but please feel free to inquire with me and we'll see if our schedules may coordinate.
I took my first Spanish class in eighth grade and instantly fell in love with the language. This has taken me to two Latin
American countries where I've lived and taught English or studied Spanish. In the summer of 2009 I traveled to Monterrey, Mexico with a university-sponsored program. I lived there for one month and took Spanish courses at El Tecnológico de Monterrey. In the summer of 2010 I traveled to Chile where I lived and taught English for six months under the English Opens Doors Program, sponsored by the Chilean government. I taught high school students for three months, and then moved to middle school for three more months. This gave me lots of experience managing classrooms, planning lessons, and developing my own teaching style.
I've also volunteered as an ESL
(English as a Second Language
) Instructor here in Austin, TX. I taught at Emmanuel Methodist Church and El Buen Samaritano, a non-profit organization
with the goal of helping Austin Latino families lead healthy and productive lives. These have all been rewarding experiences which have furthered my passion for both languages, English and Spanish.
I would love to help you, the student, with any kinds of school assignments (papers, spelling
, tests, book reports, etc.) that you may be struggling with. Or, if you just want to improve your reading
/spelling skills in English or Spanish, I could certainly help you do that. Either way, we will get you going in the right direction and on your way to academic success.