San Francisco State University (Spanish)
College of San Mateo (Graduate Coursework)
My interest in becoming a Spanish teacher is driving my passion for helping Spanish learners to be successful in school, and I would like to make a difference in their lives. I decided to start working here as a tutor to help new students that need my assistance learning Spanish or English as a second language and also to develop a new experience, build confidence and make an impact on new students. Many students do not know how important and effective learning a second language is, and one of my job is sharing this important information that I have. Something caught my attention to become a teacher when I entered high school and made me want to study language as my career. I was convinced by the organization and motivations of my ESL professors, and I decided to become an ESL or Spanish professor in the future.
My counselor and professors helped me to continue my education at San Mateo Adult School, where I received my high school diploma. It was very interesting and productive to work in small groups once in a while with adult students because I learned about how to interact with other students from different background. I transferred to San Mateo College (CSM) where I was an ESL tutor and a mentor for many students in the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS). Also, I was an ESL and Spanish tutor for some students for Puente Club organization. I successfully completed the Associate in Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and completed the transfer requirements for San Francisco State University (SFSU).
I transferred to SFSU in the Fall 2014, and I decided to major in Spanish. I was also required to volunteer 40 hours of tutoring in one of my English class, in the 826 Valencia program in San Francisco. It was exciting to tutor many children and teenagers from different middle school and high schools. I also learned how to interact with students from distinct background and different cultures. Last year, I worked on my early field experience hours as a teaching assistant at the Half Moon Bay High School in a Spanish classroom. I learned new techniques on how to interact with new students, how to be organized, and how to plan out each class lesson every time I was at this school.
Now, I am more convinced about my career as a Spanish teacher at a high school. I consider myself bilingual and bicultural in Spanish and English. Also, I am a teacher assistant at the Cabrillo Adult Education Program, an English as a second language school for adults in Half Moon Bay. Other than my experience as a tutor, teaching assistant, and a role model for many of my friends, I consider myself persistent, hard-working, organized, humorous, patient and understanding. I have a highly interest in helping students with their education. I will teach them how important is to continue an education and obtain a career in the future. I believe that my personality and my desire to teach Spanish will help me develop close relationship with students, colleagues and anybody that might seek for my help, advice, and support. My interest in becoming a Spanish teacher is driving my passion for helping Spanish learners to be successful in school, and I would like to make a difference in their lives. I decided to start working here as a tutor to help new students that need my assistance learning Spanish or English as a second language and also to develop a new experience,
Ignacio has been great. He is responsive, on-time, patient and helpful. We appreciate the work he has done with our son who is a sophomore in HS. Our son's understanding and grade has improved. Thank you Ignacio.
Ignacio met with my (teen) daughter, who was very confused about certain tenses in Spanish. He explained everything to her in a patient, calm and pleasant way. My daughter tends to get frustrated/flustered when having confusing things explained to her, but they had a great, productive--and calm--lesson together. He has a very calm, friendly and professional manner, so I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Ignacio came on board fully prepared with a level of commitment to create the type of success needed and necessary in every classroom. His style of teaching enabled our son to open up and express himself in Spanish. We highly recommend Ignacio for tutoring given his positive approach to academics.
Ignacio was able to help my daughter work through ser/ estar confusion today. He made the lesson clear and engaging and now my daughter gets it!
Ignacio is very organized. He taught exactly according to his plan. He is very energetic and we like his class.
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In life, any thing could be hard but nothing should be impossible. This is the quote I tell anyone who is trying to achieve a goal. I graduated from San Francisco State University last May 2016 with a BA in Spanish, and I'm a fluent speaker. I started to work all over the Bay Area two months ago and have 4 years of tutoring experience with elementary, middle school, high school and adult students. If you would like to know more about my education, see my profile for more information or let me know if you have any question. Hope to hear from you soon.