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I have extensive experience teaching all levels of Spanish. I have 8 years teaching experience in Spanish in 2 private High Schools, teaching Spanish 1-4 and Dual Credit Spanish and as an Adjunct Professor in Spanish at Texas Wesleyan University. I earned a Master of Arts degree in National Security Affairs/Latin American Studies from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and graduated with honors in Spanish at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA. Additionally, I attended the Don Quijote Institute of Languages, Guanajuato, Mexico in their Superintensive course.
I enjoy teaching Spanish to all age groups and integrate a variety of techniques to reach the student. I do not simply teach from the book. (That can get boring.) I have a wide variety of materials to aid in the learning process and make learning a foreign language less foreign and intimidating to the student.
My professional credentials in the Spanish language span three decades. As an Air Force officer in the 1980s, I was a specialist in Latin American intelligence, performing English-to-Spanish and Spanish-to-English translation services. I received a Master's degree in Latin Ameria Studies from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, and I graduated with honors from the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA. Later I attended the Don Quixote Institute of Languages, Guanajuato, Mexico, attaining "advanced C1" level in their superintensivo course. During the past decade, I have been teaching all levels of Spanish in several private high schools and at a university. My teaching style includes a mix of technical grammar comprehension and immersion drills. I integrate a variety of techniques (visual aids, sound aids, animation, hands-on, verbal and nonverbal activities) to ensure complete understanding of the specific concepts.
Amazing ability to pinpoint areas of need — Cynthia has a uncanny ability to break down lessons to help me understand the material. I was impressed with her level of preparation for each session. She comes ready to target the areas that are needed with a variety of reading and writing material. I also appreciate her ability to incorporate different styles of learning. Cynthia created visual representations through charts as well as movem ...
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