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Allison F.

Greenwood, IN

$60/hour

Spanish tutor for all language levels

In-person lessons

$60/Hour


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Illinois State University

Education

Illinois State University

About Allison

My Teaching Philosophy
My overall passion in life is the power of communication through languages. In a way, I felt like I had two different childhoods: the time spent with those relatives that only speak English was correlated with my mothers’ side of the family, and the time spent with relatives that spoke Spanish was correlated with my fathers’ side of the family.With my great grandparents hailing from Mexico, I grew up learning and loving the Mexican culture. Somehow, I have always known that I would become a foreign language teacher because Spanish is not just a language to me, it is the voice of millions of people around the world that I can converse with, connect with, and always learn more from because we share that common language. Having traveled to Mexico several times during my childhood, I soon adopted another world as a child; my world in Mexico and then my world as an “American” in the United States. However, as I have grown older, I have seen firsthand the rise of the Hispanic population within our country, and now as a young adult, I feel like my two worlds of two different languages has evolved into a new, complex, and fascinating culture.

I hope to share my passion for Spanish with my students through focusing on culture more than mechanical things like grammar (although this is also very important) because the culture of the Hispanic world is so unbelievably intriguing, and focusing on culture will also give students the opportunity to “see” beyond the classroom walls, helping them to formulate new thoughts about what this world has to offer them.

Having students converse solely in the target language in class as well as having students use the language beyond the school setting are the biggest goals I wish to accomplish during my teaching career. I plan to use field trips as an encouragement for students to use the language outside the classroom, having students order in Spanish at an authentic restaurant, volunteer to read to children in Spanish at the local library, and other activities that actively puts the students beyond the classroom walls and shows students that being bilingual opens their lives up to new and fulfilling opportunities.

From a very young age, I have felt as though half of my personality and half of who I am were created by my Mexican heritage. I am so proud to be multiracial, and I have seen firsthand how wonderful belonging to multiple cultures can be. I want nothing more but to teach my students to become bilingual and a part of another world wide community that offers an unlimited amount of life-long, life-changing experiences. I look forward to continuing to learn alongside my students. I aspire to be fluent in several other languages, and hope to eventually teach French and Italian in addition to Spanish. My greatest joy in life is languages, and I look forward to sharing this passion with my students, sharing with them what I have learned that the Spanish speaking world has to offer: an unlimited amount of amazing possibilities.



My Teaching Philosophy
My overall passion in life is the power of communication through languages. In a way, I felt like I had two different childhoods: the time spent with those relatives that only speak English was correlated with my mothers’ side of the family, and the time spent with relatives that spoke Spanish was correlated with my
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Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Greenwood, IN 46143
In-person lessons
Language:
Spanish

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Illinois State University

Education

Illinois State University

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Travel policy

Allison will travel within 15 miles of Greenwood, IN 46143.