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James M.

Winston Salem, NC

$35/hour

Knowledgeable and Patient Spanish Tutor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 8/27/14

$35/Hour


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Guilford College
Spanish, Business

Education

Guilford College (Spanish, Business)

About James

My desire to teach comes from my lifelong passion for learning. As a student of Spanish my entire life, I know the challenges that come with mastering this beautiful language. Having grown up speaking Spanish at home, I understand the nuances of the language and the proper pronunciation that it requires. I finished my first year of teaching Spanish last year, and can proudly say that it has positively impacted my life. My family has a tradition of teaching and it is something I find very intrinsically rewarding.

I specialize in teaching Spanish for success in school or developing proficiency in reading and writing. One of my goals is to keep the student challenged, but not overwhelmed because I understand how daunting learning a new language can be.

I have high standards for myself, which I translate to challenging lessons for my students. It is important to master the basics of language, before going on to more difficult subject matter such as grammar and sentence construction.

I try to be flexible with my time and allow my students a quiet, comfortable study space to work with me. I encourage feedback on all levels and I am willing to work around your schedule to meet your student's needs.

If you are not completely satisfied, neither the student nor the parent will be billed for the lesson. I assign challenging homework that is meaningful to the student, and give periodic assessments and report cards to demonstrate the growing knowledge of the student.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve success in your study of this wonderful language!
My desire to teach comes from my lifelong passion for learning. As a student of Spanish my entire life, I know the challenges that come with mastering this beautiful language. Having grown up speaking Spanish at home, I understand the nuances of the language and the proper pronunciation that it requires. I finished my first year of teaching Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Winston Salem, NC 27103
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 2, SAT Math
Science:
Psychology
English:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Spanish

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Spanish

I have a Bachelor of Arts from Guilford College, and I have studied my entire life to learn Spanish and its inherent grammatical structures. I grew up speaking Spanish in my household because my family is from Northern Spain, from a region called Castilla-Leon. I have completed a study-abroad in an adjacent region called Aragón, volunteering in the mountain village Secastilla by helping rebuild decaying architecture with an Aragonese engineer of the locality.

My teaching methods involve a challenging pace into learning basic grammar and sentence construction, with an emphasis on mastering vocabulary and proper pronunciation. The dialect I use in my Spanish tutoring will be Castellano, but I will also pronounce in standard dialect, as I did when I taught last year at Meadowlark Middle for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.

Guilford College
Spanish, Business

Education

Guilford College (Spanish, Business)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

James will travel within 20 miles of Winston Salem, NC 27103.