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Central Connecticut State University (International Sudies)
The University of Phoenix (Graduate Coursework)
I have my Master's in Psychology from the University of Phoenix and I have been working in Human Services for 5 years. I have counseling experience with individual, families, and groups. I also have a degree in international studies with a focus on Spanish/Latin America/Caribbean. I have studied Spanish for many years and I absolutely love it. In 2007 I became a Literacy volunteer and did that program for 2 years. I had a total of four students whom I helped gain proficiency in English and I helped one student pass her citizenship test. My teaching style is that I make up a lesson plan each week. I have my students do a combination of reading and writing and then they get to choose what they want to do at the end of the lesson if we have extra time. I have my Master's in Psychology from the University of Phoenix and I have been working in Human Services for 5 years. I have counseling experience with individual, families, and groups. I also have a degree in international studies with a focus on … Read more
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I have my Master's Degree in Psychology and I have tutored college students in English and Spanish. I have experience with the college application process: including essay writing, editing, networking, and individual career counseling. I helped my ESL student obtain her citizenship in English and I helped her with career counseling and resume prep.
I have been in the literacy volunteer program for about a year. I do enjoy teaching in this program. I have had three students so far. I have helped my students gain confidence in their reading and writing. For example I used the language experience: which I have the students talk about their day and I write it down on paper. We fix the mistakes together and I have the students take out the meaningful or difficult words they have problems with understanding. My students do enjoy this exercise. I would periodically administer tests in both reading and writing and both my students improved their scores after I tutored them. I helped my current student pass her citizenship test. We worked on her pronounciation, writing, and reading. I also do fun activities with my students to get them more active. For example, I played the card game war with my past student. When we declared war I had her say three sentences in English and I would say my sentences in Spanish. It was a good trade off for us. I helped her practice her English speaking skills and she helped me with my Spanish speaking skills.