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Attending Florida State University (Psychology)
I currently an undergrad student at FSU studying psychology and music, with a minor in Spanish. I'm hoping to find a tutoring position in Spanish, but I would also be open to helping middle/high school students with essay writing or helping ESOL students with English lessons.
In terms of my qualifications and abilities, I have plenty of experience with helping my classmates and younger students with their SAT writing skills and regular IB/AP essays in my last two years of high school. I consider myself a proficient writer and received high marks on the SAT, all of my final exams and the final English class I completed in the fall semester of 2015. This past year I also spent a few hours each week working as a research assistant for a sociology professor at FSU, which included time spent on proofreading and annotating academic research papers. This experience has contributed to my abilities in quickly catching mistakes and revising papers for fluidity.
In terms of tutoring ESOL students in basic English language and grammar, I just recently became interested and involved. My parents are both non-native English speakers, so I have always naturally corrected them on simple errors in their speech and writing, which has helped me develop a certain patience for this group of students. This past summer, however, was the first time I formally tutored someone in English. I tutored a 13-year-old student in Peru while I was volunteering there for three months. With her very minimal background in English, we were able to review simple vocabulary for colors, numbers, and food, and then move on to the present tense for simple verbs and possessive nouns. This whole learning experience took place over the span of two months.
In terms of tutoring students in Spanish, I have more experience. I am a native Spanish speaker, coming from a fully Venezuelan family! I always speak Spanish at home, and I constantly speak Spanish with my family and foreign friends whenever we text or talk on the phone as well. In addition, I have been taking Spanish classes since I was 13 to improve my reading and writing abilities, which is what led me to begin pursing a minor in Spanish while I study at FSU. I also began formally tutoring in Spanish this past summer in Peru when I was living with non-native speakers who wanted to improve their Spanish-speaking skills while they were volunteering. I currently an undergrad student at FSU studying psychology and music, with a minor in Spanish. I'm hoping to find a tutoring position in Spanish, but I would also be open
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