Passaic County Community College (Teaching Education)
I am college student at PCCC studying Education. When I transfer, I want to double major in Secondary Education and Spanish. I also earn my certification in ESL as well. I am bilingual, (I am half Puerto Rican) and I learned Spanish through friends and family as well as academically. In my Spanish classes, I always took a level ahead of my grade because my teachers saw that I thrived and preferred a challenging course load. During my freshmen and sophomore years, I volunteered to privately tutor some of Spanish-speaking students from my high school's ESL class after school a few days a week. My senior year, I opted out of AP Spanish and instead decided to do an independent study in an ESL class.
For the independent study, I worked with several students from very diverse backgrounds including the Republic of Georgia, Syria, El Salvador, Colombia, South Vietnam and Thailand. The main focus of my study was to see the various levels of student language acquisition and how their native language related to English. I also determined the method of language retention and the rate of retention in the individual student based on their personal learning style(s) (i.e., auditory, kinetic, visual, etc.).
I look forward to meeting you and discussing the goals for your needs of the student as an individual as well as a whole! I believe that English is one the most challenging languages to learn but it is not impossible. I am more than happy to facilitate the process for you and I am excited to see my students grow! Have a great day! I am college student at PCCC studying Education. When I transfer, I want to double major in Secondary Education and Spanish. I also earn my certification in ESL as well. I am bilingual, (I am half Puerto Rican) and I learned Spanish through friends and family as well as academically. In my Spanish classes, I always took a level ahead of my grade
I am willing to offer a discount for students wanting to learn Spanish who book for a min. of 2 hours a week over a min. of three months for $35/hr
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I was one of the most highly regarded students in my class for ability to not only retain the information but being able to challenge and give a new perspective to various subjects, such as suffrage, the Civil War and even current day history that we as Americans are making by the minute. When I learn and teach history to my peers or students, I make the emphasis on the content and the present day relation of a subject in time rather than dates. While dates are important in history such as December 7th, 1941, I would much rather focus on the what-ifs and whys, in order to allow the student to feel what it was like to be in that situation in time.
I have been the volunteer mentor, SLT (Servant Leader in Training) under Streamside Camp and Conference Center which is a non-denominational Christian camp for three years. I was a camper and earned up to the 2nd to last bible rank within the camp.
I am the assistant to the head of the children's church at my church. I lead in children's bible study every 1st Sunday.
I co-attend my main English-speaking church as well as a neighboring Spanish speaking church in order to grow in my faith while using both languages.
My expertise that I place emphasis on in my tutoring is reading comprehension, essay formation and writing and literature comprehension. I study college level English as well.
I have an extensive knowledge and experience with working with ESL students. I have done in depth reach as a independent study on student language acquisition among high school ESL students. My research has been used for study on future students at my alma mater.
I worked extensively with preschool age students in teaching them to improve and gain independence when writing their names. I am knowledgeable in writing in script as well as manuscript. I teach handwriting with patience and many examples to allow the student to flourish as well as working at their own pace.
I was the top student in my Public Speaking class. And I am a keynote speaker in my church's annual Women's conference. I am a representative of my church's young adult and teen international conference program. I am the keynote translator between my English-Speaking church to the local Spanish speaking churches and outreach programs.
I have recently worked in a daycare with preschool age students in group and individual settings on their reading/reading comprehension skills. I am an avid reader myself in English/Spanish and I encourage for students to master this important life skill at a young age.
I have been studying Spanish for over ten years. In my studies, I was always taught advanced lessons in comparision to my average national level. I am also a native Spanish speaker.