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Muhlenberg College (English and Spanish)
I first fell in love with tutoring when I was still a college student - I became a writing tutor for my college, where I worked for three years. During that time, I fell in love with the writing process, and, even more so, I loved hearing my tutees as they unraveled their own brilliant ideas.
During my time in college, I majored in both English and Spanish. In order to develop my Spanish skills, I studied abroad in Argentina where I took classes and lived with a host family. It was an amazing experienced that allowed me to become a confident Spanish speaker! I learned how important it is to develop communication skills by being brave and SPEAKING the language (as opposed to just drilling grammar in my room all the time).
After I graduated from college in 2014, I went to live in Ecuador, where I got CELTA certified to teach English as a Foreign Language. I lived in Ecuador for about a year teaching children, teenagers and adults how to communicate in the English language.
As a writer, I know that, sometimes, putting your ideas down on paper can be an immense challenge. That is why I, as a writing tutor, love to help students embrace the writing process. As oppose to just sitting with a tutee and marking corrections on the essay, I much prefer to not only read through the essay together, but to also talk about it. This allows my students to identify their strengths and weaknesses as writers - and thus allows them to grow as writers. With each new draft is a new opportunity for growth. I believe that writing is not merely a means of expressing ideas - it is a means of developing those ideas. I aim to help my students not only to grow as writer but as thinkers.
After my experiences abroad, I know how intimidating it can be to learn a new language - but I also learned how empowering it can be. One on of my greatest strengths, as a tutor, is that, while I am very patient with my students, I also know how to offer them linguist challenges that are relevant to their everyday lives. I recognize that, while grammar studies can be helpful, the primary goal of language learning is express ones self in the language - I want my students to walk away from each session feeling more confident in the language.
Every lesson I tutor aims to be engaging, thought-provoking, and, most importantly, student-centered! Let me know if you are interested in receiving lessons. I'd be happy to meet you! I first fell in love with tutoring when I was still a college student - I became a writing tutor for my college, where I worked for three years. During that time, I fell in love with the writing process, and, even more so, I loved hearing my tutees as they unraveled their own brilliant
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