University of Rochester (Anthropology)
SIT Grad (Master's)
When I began tutoring, I was only six years old. My mother was a teacher and she tutored me after school among her own students. I admired her patience, her ease with explanation and offered my tutoring services to my cousins every time I got to visit them. At that age, I felt the best part about getting an education was sharing the knowledge.
In college, I became a workshop leader for a computer programming course and a tutor for French. I felt capable in teaching both which was why I applied for the position. While doing it, I found myself learning and mastering the subject with the student and I became more passionate about it. After college, I continued to volunteer as a tutor and sometimes teacher. Most recently, I tutored adults and young children in the English language as a Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica. English is my second language, therefore, I had to attend ESL classes from middle school until high school. I learned English through reading. Additionally, For three months, I was trained on ESL for Spanish speakers. I attended school taught in French in Haiti for thirteen years. Also took an advance course in college to speak at a professional level. I learned Spanish in college and lived in Costa Rica for two years and is fluent in both writing speaking and understanding. I was tested advanced high during my Peace Corps service.
What attracts me about tutoring is being able to simplify the problem and stimulate student's thinking. I am a visual learner so when I am tutoring, I like to employ theater, drawing anything that will help the student internalize the subject. I am very patient, I help my student build confidence and support them in setting their own learning objectives. When I began tutoring, I was only six years old. My mother was a teacher and she tutored me after school among her own students. I admired her patience, her ease with explanation and offered my tutoring services to my cousins every time I got to visit them. At that age, I felt the best part about getting an education was sharing the knowledge.
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I served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica where I taught English classes for preschoolers, young adults, and adults. These classes were basic, intermediate and advanced conversational. I am not a native speaker and had to learn the language through ESL classes in middle school. I have learned to master the language and I can relate to student in that way. I can teach them the techniques to learning a new language both for writing and speaking purposes.
I grew up speaking French and also used it in the college.
Proofreading requires being detail oriented, patient and having a good grasp of the language. I have years of experience writing in the English language. This includes college and graduate studies written work. In my profession, I conduct research, write and edit manuals. I am keen to detail and patient.
Please review my profile about my credentials.
I have lived in Costa Rica for two years and tested Advanced high for the Peace Corps language assessment.