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Connie B.

Spanish Speaking Woman Loves Working with Kids and Adults

Spanish Speaking Woman Loves Working with Kids and Adults

$30/hour

  • 88 hours tutoring

  • Port Orange, FL 32129

About Connie


Bio

The only subject that came easily to me in high school was Spanish, and to a lesser degree, French. When I started college, I was a Spanish major. That year I won a Travel Fellowship which required me to spend 6 weeks in a foreign country. I did not have the funds necessary to supplement the small fellowship, so the college got me a job at a Girl Scout camp in Puerto Rico. It was love at first sight - living with people who spoke this lovely language, and were eager to help me progress in...

The only subject that came easily to me in high school was Spanish, and to a lesser degree, French. When I started college, I was a Spanish major. That year I won a Travel Fellowship which required me to spend 6 weeks in a foreign country. I did not have the funds necessary to supplement the small fellowship, so the college got me a job at a Girl Scout camp in Puerto Rico. It was love at first sight - living with people who spoke this lovely language, and were eager to help me progress in it. It was so engaging and rewarding that I transferred to the University of Puerto Rico a year later. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, I went to Miami to work with Cuban Refugees. It was lower-level social work, which required home visits, interviews and referrals to social and medical services.

My career after that was in the federal government, where I had little use for my language skills. I traveled to Spain, Colombia and Peru (twice) over the years, and back to Puerto Rico. When I was in Peru with a group 10 years ago, I informally served as interpreter. In Italy and with Portuguese speakers, I am able to hold conversations, based on my knowledge of the roots of the Romance languages.

With adults, I work on pronunciation and vocabulary, while sitting informally in their living room or office. With younger students, I sit at a table and review homework followed by a short conversation in Spanish. At each session I try to introduce a new word or subject area in Spanish. I am available for phone consultation and unscheduled tutoring sessions.


Education

UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO
undergrad
Temple University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $30
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Port Orange, FL 32129
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/7/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Spanish

Homeschool

Spanish

Language

Spanish

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Spanish

Summer

Spanish

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$30/hour

Connie B.

$30/hour

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