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Adyn M.

Mckinleyville, CA

$43/hour

Enthusiastic and Engaging Spanish Tutor and Teacher

$43/Hour


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B.A.-Humboldt State University
Spanish

Education

B.A.-Humboldt State University (Spanish)

About Adyn

I have been a student of Spanish for the last 16 years and have been lucky enough to experience a variety of learning environments. My Spanish journey began with a k-5 immersion program. I continued learning in a traditional classroom environment throughout high school and into university.

Last summer I lived abroad in León, Spain as a student of the language and culture. While there I worked for an organization called the Fundación de Familias Monoparentales Isadora Ducan where I developed educational activities for and worked with children ages 5-12. We wrote acrostic poems, built models of constellations, worked with a 3D printer and much more.

At this same organization I was part of a conversational english program for students ages 12-17. We met four times a week and discussed a different issue at each meeting. We talked about teenagers and social media, the environment, differences between Spain and the United States, and everything else under the sun! Their confidence with speaking english grew each day and by the end of the summer conversation flowed quite naturally.

For the past year I have been tutoring high school and university students. My work with university students involves assisting with the editing of papers and presentations, discussing study strategies, imparting tips and tricks for retaining concepts, discussing students' educational goals and practicing conversational skills. I meet weekly with other Spanish tutors and the chair of the Spanish department to discuss our experience as tutors, what it means to be a tutor and to clarify specific grammatical concepts.

My work with high school students is much more independent and has allowed me to design programs of study for individual students based on their interests and educational goals. I meet twice weekly with one student and once a week with a pair of students. We discuss their progress in class and their concerns, go over homework, prepare for tests, play games, and practice conversational skills. Through independent tutoring I have become driven to help students learn and fall in love with Spanish using their own passions. I work with a student who wants to become a professional snowboarder and loves to mountain bike. Last week we read an article about why people should try snowboarding and then I had him tell me about his most recent adventure. We drew his favorite ski resort and the parts of a snowboard. Learning a language by learning about what you love is such an exciting and motivating strategy. I am in the process of developing a lesson about mountain biking as well.

Six months ago I began working as a Spanish teacher in a 6 & 7 grade classroom. My co teacher and I taught twice weekly in the mornings and met weekly to develop lessons and plan the semester. We put on a fashion show, sang songs, made hot chocolate, wrote poems and played a lot of games! We also had pen pals from an English class taught by an old classmate of mine in southern Spain. Having pen pals was really exciting for everyone and contextualized the language learning experience.

I have enjoyed working as a translator for the past year as well. I recently finished translating a gallery book on a exhibition of African Masks and am now working on translating web pages for the Klamath Connection program at Humboldt State University.

Learning Spanish has been my passion for a long time but my appreciation for the language has grown exponentially since I began tutoring and teaching. I love tutoring because it really allows me to work deeply with a client to discover the way they want to learn, what excites them and where their passions lie. Learning a language can seem daunting but with a little help it can rock your world! I look forward to helping you achieve your educational goals, whatever they may be! I'm excited to meet interested parties. Please contact me soon to begin.
I have been a student of Spanish for the last 16 years and have been lucky enough to experience a variety of learning environments. My Spanish journey began with a k-5 immersion program. I continued learning in a traditional classroom environment throughout high school and into university.

Last summer I lived abroad in León, Spain as a
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Mckinleyville, CA 95519
Language:
Spanish

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B.A.-Humboldt State University
Spanish

Education

B.A.-Humboldt State University (Spanish)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $43.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Adyn will travel within 20 miles of Mckinleyville, CA 95519.