University of Pennsylvania (Communication)
Born and raised in beautiful Panama to an American mother and a Colombian father, I grew up speaking both English and Spanish at home. I moved to the United States for college and have lived in New York since graduation. I absolutely love teaching, and there are few things that get me more excited than seeing my students improve.
I started teaching at a young age, leading SAT Prep classes at the Panamanian branch of Kaplan as a summer internship while in college. I attended the University of Pennsylvania, where I helped friends with their Spanish classes: correcting essays, sitting down for language practice/conversations, and answering whatever questions they would have. After graduation, I worked, among other places, at the Embassy of Panama to the UN. As part of my responsibilities, I translated all kinds of documents and interpreted for Panamanian officials on state visits. Now that I am pursuing acting, my flexible schedule allows me to tutor any time, pretty much anywhere in the city.
Technically speaking, not only am I a native Spanish speaker, but I've been trained rigorously in the various rules of the language, from appropriate conjugation to accent placement. Having a perfect command of English (a "second" native tongue for me), I can easily bridge any problem areas. My vast knowledge of Latin American authors allows me to provide the right reading material at all levels. A conversationalist by nature, I will make your learning experience both fun and practical, without compromising clarity or correct usage. Contact me to schedule our first class today! Born and raised in beautiful Panama to an American mother and a Colombian father, I grew up speaking both English and Spanish at home. I moved to the United States for college and have lived in New York since graduation. I absolutely
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