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Daniel H.

Salem, MA

$30/hour

Communicate, Do Not Regurgitate

20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 8/12/16
4.7 average from 13 ratings
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— Elise, Wilmington, MA on 8/6/16

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Salem State University
Spanish

Education

Salem State University (Spanish)

About Daniel

I think language learning is important. When learning another language the most important thing is to be able to communicate your idea, many students are just taught to regurgitate phrases and vocabulary without any use for it. Language is learned through interaction with others. Being able to speak another language means you can communicate. You can explain your idea. Learning simple phrases, which have their uses especially for a tourist, but when using the language it's more important to be able to communicate. It can be a lot of fun, I can teach Spanish students more than asking how to go to the bathroom. Learn about TV, movies, music, food and more all while learning Spanish!

I have worked with several ESL students from different backgrounds and ages. Much like Spanish, sitting in class and learning phrases does not teach a lot. Students learn more through using the language and learning through things like TV, movies, tv, etc.

I have studied Spanish for well over 8 years, I am currently a Spanish major at Salem State University, and tutored several students in college in the Spanish language, including students whose first language is not english. I have worked with ESL/ELL students in elementary schools as a one on one tutor. I worked as an English teacher teaching English to high school students studying abroad here in america. I received an advanced score on my AAPPL (Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages) from American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. In college I have taken classes dedicated to Spanish tutoring and other education classes.

I have tutored many students who were studying for their exams as well as students who wanted to improve their language skills. I worked with students of various levels in Spanish, some advanced and some beginner students.

I am available from Sunday through Saturday. My current rates are $20/hr for online lessons. I am willing to work online with students from anywhere and local students I am more than happy to work with in person, preferably in a place such as a library.

I am a very patient tutor and I am willing to explain something several times and will explain in other ways that best suit the student's understanding. My biggest concern when tutoring/teaching is that they understand the content. I have strategies I teach students to understand the more complex topics in language. Learning a language does not have to be boring.
It can be a lot of fun and interesting! Sitting around and memorizing and repeating phrases doesn't teach much. I teach through using the language through interaction, music, TV, etc.

In addition to Spanish I have excellent vocabulary skills and have helped students improve their vocabulary. What I have learned from studying to become a translator is there is more than one way to express the same thing and it depends on formality, rhythm, etc. I have taken a linguistics class as well and have learned how to break down words in order to decipher their meaning without a dictionary.

I am an avid reader as well. Reading is an important skill to have and many people have difficulty with some literature due to the language used. It does not have to be as complicated and tedious as an English class. Within books is quite a bit of humor, Shakespeare was known for his jokes but not many English teachers will teach that. Even in classical mythology there are fascinating tales from all over the world. The Titans and the Olympians fought a great war for control of the world. The Tuatha de Dannan fighting the Fomorians in Ireland and the stories of their battle poems. Of course the classical Arthurian Legends create a mythical world of their own. The world is filled with fascinating stories.
I think language learning is important. When learning another language the most important thing is to be able to communicate your idea, many students are just taught to regurgitate phrases and vocabulary without any use for it. Language is learned through interaction with others. Being able to speak another language means you can communicate. You Read more

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Cancellation
3 hours notice required

$20/hour for online lessons Group rates are available as well

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Salem, MA 01970
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"Great tutor!"

- Elise, Wilmington, MA on 8/6/16

"Great tutor!"

- Mary, Arlington, MA on 4/7/17

"Patient and Knowledgeable"

- Jennifer, Marblehead, MA on 1/19/17
Language:
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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Literature

As someone who loves to read I have stories from a variety of subjects. I have read fairytales and folktales from around the world, various pieces of literature and poetry. As a literary translator I have read a number of different works in different languages. Some books I have read are Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Le mort D'arthur, Macbeth, Don Quixote, the works of Homer, Socrates, Hesiod's Theogony, and other great literary works.

Public Speaking

I work as an interpreter and translator. Part of my work requires me to have excellent verbal communication skills. Additionally I have taken courses dedicated to public speaking. What I have learned in that class is proper body language, how to articulate, and connect with the audience.

Spanish

I have been studying Spanish for over 8 years and have tutored/taught as well. I have worked with students ESL students helping to improve their English. I have been a Spanish tutor as well working with a variety of students, some whose first language is not English. I received an advanced score on my AAPPL (Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages) Exam, which is created by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
*Exam results are available upon request.

Vocabulary

I have take courses dedicated to advanced writing in english as well as linguistic courses. From the English course the purpose was to further develop writing and vocabulary skills. In linguistics I learned to identify parts of words and decipher their meaning without a dictionary.

Salem State University
Spanish

Education

Salem State University (Spanish)

Great tutor!

He was fantastic -just on the first session. He gave my daughter great tips . So glad he agreed to tutor my daughter

— Elise, Wilmington, MA on 8/6/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

$20/hour for online lessons Group rates are available as well

Travel policy

Daniel will travel within 20 miles of Salem, MA 01970.