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Krystie F.

Wayne, NJ

$45/hour

ESL/Spanish Tutor

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Currently attending William Paterson University
Psychology

Education

Currently attending William Paterson University (Psychology)

About Krystie

Hello !

My name is Krystie Fernandez and I am a 22-year old student in college majoring in Psychology. I am bilingual in both English and Spanish.

My story:
When I was a child, my first language was Spanish. When I learned English I didn't want to speak Spanish because everyone in school spoke English. Spanish was something I was ashamed of speaking because I grew up in a town where the percentage of Spanish-Speaking people was about 5%. My family, being the traditional Latinos they were, would yell at me for not embracing my culture. My Spanish was not as good as when I was a child, and my parents were pretty upset that they let that happen. So they began speaking only Spanish with me. Everyday I'd come home from school speaking English, and they'd never answer. So I was being forced to speak Spanish in order to communicate. At first it was frustrating because I didn't want to speak it. For me, English was easier. But soon, I got used to it, and even sooner, I sounded fluent with no accent. After entering high school and meeting people who wish they spoke Spanish, I realized I wanted to thank my parents. I really had appreciated that they made me bilingual. So I decided that I wanted to truly master the Spanish language by learning how to read and write. I joined AP Spanish, where we learned grammar, literature, and writing in Spanish. Back then, being bilingual meant nothing. But today, many jobs require you to be bilingual in English and Spanish. And that's where opportunities flourished for me. I learned how important it is nowadays to know these two languages.

What I do and Why:
Upon learning both languages, I found myself picking out the best methods for me to learn. As a child until the end of high school, I constantly tried to figure out the best methods of learning languages. With research, and trial/error, I realized that there are so many interactive ways to learn a language and actually have the brain retain the information. After researching languages, by majoring in Psychology, I figured out ways the brain can retain new information. After putting all the information together, I realized I wanted to apply my knowledge with experience. So I took up Italian, to test my methods with learning a new language and found them effective for myself. I then took up tutoring to help children and adults learn and master these two languages (English and Spanish). I have been tutoring for a year now and my students and I find satisfaction in teaching my methods. I'd like to consider myself patient, honest, and non-judgmental. Teaching and language are not my major in college, but they are something I enjoy doing and have experience in.

Hopefully, the parent or student reading this, decide to take a chance with me and allow me to help the student rise and actually enjoy learning a new language. Whether it's helping with Spanish homework, or ESL, or one on one tutor sessions, I hope I can be there to help.
Hello !

My name is Krystie Fernandez and I am a 22-year old student in college majoring in Psychology. I am bilingual in both English and Spanish.
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Policies
Cancellation
16 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 1 miles of Wayne, NJ 07470
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading

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Currently attending William Paterson University
Psychology

Education

Currently attending William Paterson University (Psychology)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 16 hours notice required

Travel policy

Krystie will travel within 1 miles of Wayne, NJ 07470.