Experienced Spanish Teacher P-16
Experienced Spanish Teacher P-16
I am a veteran secondary education teacher of Spanish who has taught middle and high school Spanish as well as undergraduate Spanish at Purdue. I have lived abroad and studied or have conducted research in Mexico, Spain, Uruguay, Argentina, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. For my research, I specialize in Heritage Spanish, Afro-Hispanic and Spanish Caribbean culture and literature. I am also extremely familiar with Chicano and Puerto-Rican American cultures. I have taught all levels of...
I am a veteran secondary education teacher of Spanish who has taught middle and high school Spanish as well as undergraduate Spanish at Purdue. I have lived abroad and studied or have conducted research in Mexico, Spain, Uruguay, Argentina, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. For my research, I specialize in Heritage Spanish, Afro-Hispanic and Spanish Caribbean culture and literature. I am also extremely familiar with Chicano and Puerto-Rican American cultures. I have taught all levels of high school Spanish, including AP. Although I am secondary certified, I have also taught elementary school Spanish for grades 1, 3, 4, and 5. I have a lot of experience with children of all ages either through my career or volunteer work for my family's activities.
What I love most about tutoring is helping the students. By the time a student searches for a tutor, he or she is at a very low point in their language-learning confidence. I break down the difficult pieces and make it very easy for students to understand and internalize and eventually use with confidence the different structures. Spanish is not difficult--perhaps the way you had been presented with it was just not the best way to reach you. All students are capable of mastering Spanish according to their abilities. It is a matter of figuring out what methods work best with each individual.
I am a non-native speaker of Spanish, testing at the highest level of proficiency possible. I have 25 years experience teaching Spanish through the undergraduate level. I have a full Master's and am ABD for my PhD in Spanish. I have traveled to and conducted research in a variety of Spanish-speaking countries. Therefore, my linguistic varieties with which I am familiar are many. I love the Spanish language and the rich cultures throughout the world.
If you have ever gotten "stuck" and have needed different ways to understand and to internalize the language, then contact me for a session. I have 25 years of teaching materials and techniques I have developed to get students
Rhonda has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 5 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Patient and Knowledgeable
Rhonda is a very dedicated teacher with plenty of different resources to help. She knows the AP Spanish area very well, and she knows what’s required for specific parts of the AP test. She gives me a lot of tips and phrases I could use to level up my score. She has really helped me with speaking and fluency, I definitely feel like it’s easier to speak in Spanish now. Rhonda will always explain to me the words or anything else that I don’t understand, and her patience is never ending. I highly recommend her for AP spanish preparations, and overall if you are struggling in Spanish.Pawel, 52 lessons with Rhonda
Knowledgeable, patient and accommodating.
Rhonda helped put me back on track for studying for the AP Spanish test and came to the rescue considering the short time I have to do that. We are still working on preparing and so far so good.Gamila, 3 lessons with Rhonda
Personalized service, good with teens, detail oriented
Rhonda works with my 15-year-old daughter. She tailors the lessons to her interests and is very patient with her. My daughter looks forward to working with her every week. I highly recommend Rhonda!April, 9 lessons with Rhonda
Knowledgeable and engaging teacher!
Rhonda is very knowledgeable, engaging, organized and well prepared for her session with us. She helped my eighth grader with Spanish and was great! We will come back for more lessons with her.Padma, 20 lessons with Rhonda
Response time: 3 hours