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Curtis S.

Iowa City, IA

$30/hour

Learning a foreign language isn't easy, and I can help!

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University of Iowa
Spanish

Education

University of Iowa (Spanish)

About Curtis

I am currently a Spanish major completing my last year at the University of Iowa. My career plans consist of interpreting and translation. I have been passionate about foreign language since my first year of high school, and nothing excites me more than the thought of helping students with a subject I plan to dedicate my life to. Learning a foreign language in the classroom isn't always an easy task, especially if learning new languages isn't a passion of yours. I understand that not everyone enjoys Spanish, and oftentimes the language course someone finds himself or herself in is not self-elected; but whatever your need for a Spanish tutor may be, I can help!
As a person, I'm a pretty fun guy. I am personable, approachable, and people tend to feel comfortable around me. However, I also have a very serious outlook on education. I am patient, thorough, and receptive to the needs of others – but I do hold myself, and therefore my learners – to a reasonable standard. It is important for a tutor to understand that simply knowing the material is not enough to teach it, but rather, being able to help the student understand it. As a student and as an individual who is always eager to help others, conveying ideas and concepts is something I am able to do very well. I have a flexible schedule, with all of my weekends and evenings free, along with select afternoons. Depending on your needs, I have access to a variety of teaching utensils to guide your learning experience. I have a flexible cancellation policy (one hour in advance) as I understand that things do come up.
I currently do not have a strong tutoring history, but I do have prior experience teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) classes to monolingual Spanish speakers in the surrounding community. I have always excelled in the classroom, and after 4 years at the University as Spanish student, and a prior four-year high school Spanish student, I am fully aware of what a student might need in the classroom . Outside of the classroom, I have spent time in Colombia, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic to further my understanding of the language. With the combination of understanding classroom dynamics (familiarity with effective teaching strategies, terminology used by teachers, etc.) accompanied with a wide variety of experiences with native speakers inside and outside the country, I am certainly capable of helping you understand the material in the way that fits you best.
I am currently a Spanish major completing my last year at the University of Iowa. My career plans consist of interpreting and translation. I have been passionate about foreign language since my first year of high school, and nothing excites me more than the thought of helping students with a subject I plan to dedicate my life to. Learning a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Iowa City, IA 52240
In-person lessons
Language:
Spanish

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University of Iowa
Spanish

Education

University of Iowa (Spanish)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Curtis will travel within 20 miles of Iowa City, IA 52240.