Western Connecticut University, CT (BA in Spanish)
Sourthern Conneciticut State University (Master's)
My name is Mildred. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish obtained at Western Connecticut State University in 2003 and a Master’s Degree in Spanish at Southern Connecticut State University in 2009. Spanish is my first language and as a tutor will use my linguistic skills and knowledge of the culture in the classroom with my students. Through my extensive volunteer teaching experience, I have developed a passion for teaching. Between 2006 and 2009, I worked with adults who speak Spanish, but did not read or write the language. I used phonetics, sentence structure, proper grammar, and extensive writing to effectively teach them to read and write the Spanish language. They came to understand the importance of reading and writing in their own primary language. Also, I have some experience teaching young teenagers and children Spanish as a second language. I would welcome the opportunity to use my teaching skills as a tutor.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: I have worked as a tutor with adults who speak Spanish, but did not read or write their own language. I used phonetics, sentence structure, proper grammar, and extensive writing to effectively teach them to read and write the Spanish language. They had come to understand the importance of reading and writing in one’s own primary language. Also, I have experienced teaching young teenagers and children Spanish as a second language. For example, if I wanted to teach the numbers in Spanish, I started with the first 10 numbers 1-10.
APPROACH TO TUTORING: When I am tutoring to my students, I always explain to them that everything in the class is put attention for the lesson. In addition, I try leaving a sense or support by providing references to material that can help advance the student knowledge. I try to guide and coach to assist the student to become a successful and independent learner. My name is Mildred. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish obtained at Western Connecticut State University in 2003 and a Master’s Degree in Spanish at Southern Connecticut State University in 2009. Spanish is my first language and as a tutor will use my linguistic skills and knowledge of the culture in the classroom with my students. Through my
$60.00 per hour, local area, includes Trumbull, Bridgeport, Stratford and Fairfied.
In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.
To obtain a position as a Spanish Tutor in which I can utilize my skills and extensive experience in the field.
Master of Science in Spanish, August 2009
Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut
Research Project: “The picaresque to modern times” written in Spanish “La picaresca a la época moderna”
Bachelor’s Degree in Art with a Minor in Spanish, January 2003
Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, Connecticut
Languages: Spanish, excellent reading, fluent speaking
Computer: Windows, XP, 7, Power Point, a Word, Excel
Ability to work independently and as part of a team and good skills in math.
RELATED VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Spanish Teacher (1/2008-11/2009)
Caroline’s House, Bridgeport, Connecticut
Teach Spanish to adults to read and write in their own language.
Spanish Tutor (8/2006-1/2008)
C. Family Residence, Bridgeport, Connecticut
Teach Spanish grammar and culture to a teenage student. Assist translation from English to Spanish.
English Tutor (9/2004-12/2005)
Mercy Learning Center, Bridgeport, Connecticut
Teach English as a second language to adult person.
Substitute Teacher (11/2014-Present)
Danbury Public School
Reports to school office at beginning of school day to pick up required materials/schedule of classes and at the end of the school day to return materials. Follows sign out procedures as prescribed by the principal. Carries out a program of study prescribed in the lesson plans left by the classroom teacher. Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students. May perform duties usually required of absent teacher such as lunchroom duty, hall monitoring, etc. Employs instructional methods and materials that are most appropriate for meeting lesson objectives. Straightens chairs, tables, clears chalkboard, etc. Takes attendance in accordance with school procedures
Club Z Tutoring
Teach basic math skills to nine years old boy. Assist translation from Spanish to English.
Spanish Tutor (3/2012-5/2012)
B.Family Residence, Trumbull, Connecticut
Teach basic Spanish as a second language to a five years old child.
Home Depot, Bridgeport, Connecticut
Receive payment by cash, check, credit cards, vouchers, or automatic debits. Issue receipts, refunds and credits due to customers. Answer customer’s questions, and provide information on procedures and policies. Sell tickets and other items to customers. Process merchandise returns and exchanges.
Office Clerk (11/1993-12/1995)
Steinbach, Bridgeport, Connecticut
Review files, records, and other documents to obtain information regarding requests for credit card transactions and answer the phone. Operate office machines, photocopiers and scanners, facsimile machines, voice mail systems, and personal computers.