My name is Carmen and I was an English teacher in South Korea. I taught ages 5 through 10 for a year and a half, and in college, I had initiated and instructed Adobe software workshops for students who wanted to learn and expand the basic knowledge that was given in the classroom.
I love to tutor as well one-on-one. I did this regularly in college to help Spanish majors with their homework and to challenge them with their conversation skills. I grew up in Chile, South America until high school; therefore, I am fluent in Spanish and enough in French to have studied literature at the French Immersion high school program in Henrico county, Richmond, VA.
With smaller children, I like to integrate into lesson plans and learning games (or helping with homework) that caters to the specific child's learning ability. That can be oral, audible, and even kinetic for young boys that have difficulty seating for long periods of time.
I prefer only speaking the language that is being taught if it is language specific tutoring session. It is difficult at first, but as my preschoolers learned in Korea, they can't go to the bathroom until they could say, "May I go to the bathroom please?" With software on the other hand, I will not be speaking in 0s and 1s, but with adequate words that are not too tech savvy at first. Although, in time a vocabulary will be developed.
Hope to hear from you soon and start learning!
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