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B.A. - Texas A&M University (Speech Communication)
Texas Wesleyan School of Law (J.D.)
I am an Estate Planning/NFA trust attorney who loves the Spanish language! I received my Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication with a minor in Spanish from Texas A&M University (Whoop!) in 2006. I then went on to receive my Juris Doctor from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (now Texas A&M University School of Law) in 2010, and was licensed to practice law in May 2011.
Prior to undergraduate, I elected to and completed Spanish courses I-IV in high school, with Spanish IV being the Advanced Placement ("AP") class for my school. I ended up clepping out of 10 college hours via the CLEP test administered by Texas A&M University.
While in law school, I served for a year as a Teacher's Assistant ("TA") for Legal Writing and Analysis. During that time, I tutored and instructed those students who either needed additional help with the course or for those who wanted extra practice. Outside of legal writing, the subjects I covered while tutoring were legal source citations, both state and federal, as well as research tools and methods for writing projects. As a TA I oversaw approximately 35 to 40 students.
I enjoy helping others to grow in their knowledge and understanding of Spanish and/or law. Both are such an important skill/life tool to have in this current time and especially in Texas. Beyond that, I just love tutoring/teaching because of all the different people I get to meet and know!
I have a minor in Spanish from Texas A&M University. The coursework that contributed to receiving the minor were: Fonetica (phonetics of Spanish); History of Uruguay from 1800s to present and other courses focusing solely on the language of Spanish. All of the courses taken were given in the Spanish language, no English spoken. All of the tests were the same. The last and most influential piece towards my minor was when I studied abroad in Toledo, Spain for the summer of 2005. I studied at the Universidad de Toledo while there and lived with a host family.
I believe my experience and education allows me to accommodate a variety of students:
For the elementary, middle school, high school, or college-age student who needs general assistance in Spanish, I am able to provide help with homework and specific skills or areas of concern. Instructional goals and objectives can vary from week to week, as needed.
For the pre-K or Kindergartener student whom the parents want to introduce to the language, I am willing to offer a basic beginning of knowledge with word associations, flash cards, etc. Parents and I can work together to make sure and implement those learning tools which the child appears to excel at the most. My main goal with this is to begin to have the child learn the Spanish equivalent of everyday items/sayings that they use.
I am currently a practicing attorney, and received my JD from Texas Wesleyan School of Law. I graduated in the top 16% of my class from law school, and graded on to Law Review. My current areas of law I practice are in Estate Planning and NFA Trusts/Entities.
As already mentioned, while in law school I served as a TA for Legal Writing and Analysis. With this, I oversaw and tutored approximately 35 to 40 students.
During our initial meeting, we will discuss your child's strengths as well as your concerns. As a team, we will devise a plan that best suits your child's needs, and can create a timeline for reaching specific goals.
My hours are fairly flexible. At first, all meetings will need to occur at a public location to be decided on between myself and the parents (or student in case of adult/college age). Once all parties are comfortable with each other, then we can discuss other arrangements for location. Except for emergencies and illness, I have a 16 hour notice cancellation policy, but I do offer makeup sessions, as needed. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions about the cancellations policy or other issues.
I look forward to working with you. I am an Estate Planning/NFA trust attorney who loves the Spanish language! I received my Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication with a minor in Spanish from Texas A&M