Writing, Braille, and Spanish Tutor
Writing, Braille, and Spanish Tutor
My name is Wenwei and I graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Romance Studies. After I graduated, I spent an entire year by myself in Chile and Argentina to improve my Spanish and explore unfamiliar cultures. Before being able to speak fluent Spanish, I depended on my Spanish professors and TAs to provide both a formal and conversational overview of the language. They engaged me, challenged me, interacted with me, and taught me the discipline required to reach a...
My name is Wenwei and I graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Romance Studies. After I graduated, I spent an entire year by myself in Chile and Argentina to improve my Spanish and explore unfamiliar cultures. Before being able to speak fluent Spanish, I depended on my Spanish professors and TAs to provide both a formal and conversational overview of the language. They engaged me, challenged me, interacted with me, and taught me the discipline required to reach a high level of fluency. Similarly, I received invaluable assistance from the Ohio State Writing Center when I was taking my Introductory English and Literature courses. The tutors helped shape me into the writer I am today. They answered any and all of my questions and helped me with every single stage of the writing process. As a result, I don't struggle as much now when I compose papers. When I’ve worked as a tutor, I use what I learned in the past to teach or coach students through difficult problems and do my best to guide them towards a solution.
I have three years of experience working at The Ohio State Writing Center with native speakers and non-native speakers alike on all stages of the writing process -- everything from brainstorming and revisions on drafts to fine-tuning products. I am a tutor that relies on an indirect Pedagogical strategy, i.e., I ask questions to guide you to clarify and concisely communicate your ideas. If you are just looking for someone who will correct mechanical errors and tell you how to "fix" your paper, I am not the right person for your needs. However, I have over 600 hours of experience teaching ESL, where I did have the opportunity to proof read documents. Please don't request this service if you are not 100% satisfied with the organization and the content of the writing.
Additionally, I worked as a Spanish tutor, specializing in clarifying difficult grammatical concepts and helping with vocabulary retention. Both my degree in Romance Studies and year abroad in South America give me the flexibility to offer you a university approach to learning Spanish or teach you how I obtained fluency after learning tedious verb conjugations. I took 8 semesters of college-level Spanish as part of my degree requirements. As a Romance Studies major with a concentration in Spanish, I learned grammatical concepts common to Romance Languages, e.g., Spanish, French, and Italian. My approach to teaching Spanish is quite similar to my method for tutoring writing: very indirect so that you can think the problem through with my guidance. With my formal background and my real-life experience, I will be able to walk you through any questions you have.
I can also teach Braille - the system of dots that the blind and visually impaired use as a writing system. In fact, I taught Braille by using round candies as dots.
Throughout high school and college, I have both tutored and have been tutored, so I can anticipate and adapt to your learning style and empathize with your learning blocks. I am either professional or I create a more informal learning environment, depending on what makes you feel comfortable. Please don't hesitate to ask questions or ask for help!
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Very knowledgeable and patient. Interested to know where I want to go with my studies. I am excited to continue my lessons with her. The format is good and easy to understand.Colleen, 25 lessons with Wenwei