University of Richmond (Spanish)
My specific interest in joining the Wyzant tutoring community sparks from my passion for education. In August of 2008, I started as a faculty member at the Blue Ridge School: I’ve been immersed in education ever since. My time at both the Blue Ridge School and Darlington School afforded me the opportunity to work with students in many capacities – in the classroom (teaching Spanish), in the dorm, and on the playing field.
Aside from working in schools as a faculty member, I’ve worked in education with Southern Teachers Agency (STA), an educational consulting firm, as a consultant, and in my current role as the Alumni Relations Manager at Oglethorpe University. At STA, I routinely connected with independent school administrators to discuss their specific faculty and staff hiring needs and initiatives. I also visited college campuses across the southeast to recruit individuals who would be an asset to our candidate pool.
For any candidates interested in teaching Spanish, I interviewed them to assess their Spanish skill set. My role at Oglethorpe focuses primarily on relationships- with the hope of bolstering Oglethorpe alumni involvement. I’ve served as a Spanish tutor in the Atlanta area, as well- having worked with students from Riverwood International Charter School and the Brandon Hall School during the 2015-2016 school year.
In conjunction with my valuable professional experiences here in the U.S., I’ve also worked amongst international educators. Each July since 2008, I’ve traveled to Barcelona, Spain to chaperone and lead teenagers who are participants in the Columbia University Summer High School Program: Barcelona. After five years of dedicated work, I was tapped to become the program Director. As Director, I manage our Residential Staff, coordinate program details, and serve as the primary contact for students and their parents.
Each of my professional roles has called for empathy, patience, efficiency, superb organization, and a keen social intellect. These are traits that I undoubtedly possess and they’re traits I would continue to utilize while tutoring through Wyzant. Concerning my knowledge and experience with Spanish, I've used my Spanish skills in all of my professional endeavors. From teaching, to interviewing potential teachers in the target language, to consulting with University officials from the University of Barcelona, my Spanish skills have never wavered. I'm a firm believer in the "use it or lose it" philosophy with foreign languages. In other words, I've used my Spanish constantly since my undergraduate studies and I've not lost any of the basis of knowledge acquired during those years- in fact, I've only built upon them.
This same philosophy will translate to my tutoring style- we're going to maximize the use of Spanish during our tutoring sessions and, little by little. we'll build your base of Spanish knowledge to eventually become quite robust. I’m confident that I can effectively assist in your acquisition of the Spanish language. Whether you're a beginner or a novice- there's always more to learn.
I'm available most weeknights and Sunday evenings. Let's get the process started to improving your Spanish skills!
Hope to hear from you soon!
My specific interest in joining the Wyzant tutoring community sparks from my passion for education. In August of 2008, I started as a faculty member at the Blue Ridge School: I’ve been immersed in education ever since. My time at both the Blue Ridge School and Darlington School afforded me the opportunity to work with students in many capacities –
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