University of Dallas (MBA)
I was born in Havana, Cuba and came to the United States when I was two. I had the privilege to have my grandparents live with my family which forced my sisters and me to practice Spanish at home. I attended Ursuline Academy where I took four years of advanced Spanish and minored in Spanish while attending SMU in Dallas. I spent a semester abroad in Madrid Spain during my junior year at SMU which not only perfected my Spanish but increased my knowledge of the Spanish culture.
I have done voluntary tutoring in different periods of my life. Some while I was in school and some while I was working full time as an energy consultant. Even though my professional experience is not in the educational field, I have learned patience, listening skills and problem solving as a sales consultant.
I was not blessed with children of my own but I was blessed with thirteen nieces and nephews that I adore. I have watched them excel throughout their short life, some quicker than others and I get great satisfaction in seeing that. That is what I want for you as a student. For you to achieve your goal whether it be to improve your grades in Spanish, become more proficient in the language or simply be able to conduct a conversation with other Spanish speaking individuals that are part of your social circle. My approach will be to first to learn a little about you and what your goals are. I will ask you questions such as how quickly do you want to reach that goal; are you doing this for you or as an obligation that has to be met. I will ask you how often do you want to meet, what is your pace. I will ask you what your greatest difficulty is in learning the language and how we can tackle that obstacle that is preventing you to learn Spanish. I will share with you some of the difficulties I encountered, and believe me there were many, while I was at school and I was trying to learn a new subject. My hope for you is that by achieving your goal and learning Spanish, which you will, you will also gain confidence in yourself which is one of the keys to success. I cannot wait to meet you!!
Annie I was born in Havana, Cuba and came to the United States when I was two. I had the privilege to have my grandparents live with my family which forced my sisters and me to practice Spanish at home. I attended Ursuline Academy where I took four years of advanced Spanish and minored in Spanish while attending SMU in Dallas. I spent a semester abroad
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