Columbia College, Columbia University
Columbia University (Master's)
I love helping my students become better writers. I help you understand the assignment and come up with a game plan for your essays, reports and any other writing assignments in English and Spanish. I am very passionate about writing and editing. I enjoy helping people overcome their fears of writing and writers block so that they can instead focus on creating poignant and clever material for their school or work assignment.
My tutoring methods vary depending on students' abilities and needs. I like to make learning fun by relating subjects to other topics that students already know and understand easily so that they can feel more at ease with the subject. At each session I review the student's knowledge and comfort with the subject and needed assignment (and or task) and then go over the the critical areas and probe with verbal questions that give me an indication of the student's level of comprehension of the subject. After the initial review and critical area lesson, students will practice the knowledge learned by solving problems and questions. Problems and questions can be part of assignments (current or previous) or will be developed by me before the lesson (if and when I have enough information of the areas of need before the lesson) or during the lesson. In the case of tutoring to learn or improve English or Spanish proficiency, conversations and flash cards with key words and phrases are instrumental. Before the end of each session, I will go over next steps and recommendations for students to do after the session. For continuous students, we will go over the areas to be covered during the next session and deliverables from the student for the next session. These "deliverables" are not a homework assignment, but they will be related to help the student with school homework or desired subject proficiency goals. I love helping my students become better writers. I help you understand the assignment and come up with a game plan for your essays, reports and any other writing assignments in English and Spanish. I am very passionate about writing and editing. I enjoy helping people overcome their fears of writing and writers block so that they can instead
claudia knew how to get in there and connect with my daughter, figure out what level my daughter was at and dissect the class to be able to concentrate on the areas of concern. Awesome!
Claudia helped me with becoming a better writer on my essays. I liked her approach in that we began by focusing on the structure/outline of an essay before writing it.
Claudia is very nice and comfortable to work with. I look forward to meeting with her again in January once school starts again - and I have another essay due.
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I am a fluent Spanish speaker and have extensive writing and reading proficiency. I also have a Minor in Spanish Literature from Columbia University. I studied abroad in Madrid Spain via the Middlebury Language program. In addition, I also use spanish in business settings on a regular basis and translate business documents from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English on a regular basis for my job.