belmont university (Spanish)
Olivet Nazarene University (Master's)
Southern Oregon University (Master's)
I come with a plethora of experience in Spanish. I am currently a high school Spanish teacher. I have taught levels I, II, III, IV and two levels of native speaker courses. 95% of the courses for my Master's degree from Southern Oregon University were taken in Guanajuato, México. I am no stranger to foreign travel and I believe my experiences lead me to have an even broader and deeper understanding of the language. One of my life's goals is to visit all of the Spanish speaking countries to broaden my understanding of the language even more.
I am a firm believer in the TPRS (Total Physical Response Storytelling) method of foreign language. When I first started teaching I taught from traditional textbooks. With time and my own studies I discovered that traditional teaching was not providing students with the fluency that contextual Spanish offers. TPRS is also the only method that has been researched enough to prove that the method actually works. This method includes reading, writing, speaking and listening in the foreign language. Traditional methods only focus on grammar and the memorization of vocabulary and occasionally focus on speaking, reading and listening. I come with a plethora of experience in Spanish. I am currently a high school Spanish teacher. I have taught levels I, II, III, IV and two levels of native speaker courses. 95% of the courses for my Master's degree from Southern Oregon University were taken in Guanajuato, México. I am no stranger to foreign travel and I believe my experiences lead
This is my rate for working one-on-one with an individual. If group lessons are desired, the rate would change but does not double or triple, etc.
We started using Tim about the second week of my daughters Spanish II class. Tim was a lifesaver and we will never be able to thank him enough for helping our daughter go from a low A to a high A! He made it easy for her to learn, and he made it easy for us to meet. He was willing to drive 30 minutes from his home to come meet us once a week. Tim goes above and beyond most tutors we have had. He loves teaching Spanish which makes learning it so much easier especially for kids who just cannot wrap their brains around it. He doesn't just teach them the school work, he communicates in Spanish with the kids helping them better understand what the class assignments are and how they really work in the real world. He would also give her flash cards to help her understand and learn the vocabulary she would have. If my daughter was going into Spanish III next year we would definitely keep Tim. It was sad the last time we met with him because he was not just a tutor, he vacant a friend. He is truly passionate about what he does and that is hard to find.
Tim help my daughter who is a junior in high school . She told me he was the best tutor she has ever had. I would definitely recommend him to tutoring Spanish.
I have nothing but good things to say about Tim the Tutor... competent, educated, patient, prompt, kind... a great teacher who took the time to teach my daughter Spanish. He came to our home two nights a week for about an hour and a half. In the few months that he worked with her, she has been able to learn more than she ever would have learned in a classroom because it was one on one, and she had to learn to speak Spanish, not just read or write it. I have been very happy with this experience and would highly recommend it.
Of the program my son is trying to pass needed him on a very short notice and responded quickly
I tutored ESL in home for several months a few years ago. I also taught English in Mexico for an entire school year. I also taught ESL at McClellan community college in Waco for two semesters. I had a variety of cultures represented. All the students were very pleased with my ability to explain the uniqueness of pronunciation as well as culturally strange things. Many times my students would be so thankful to finally understand certain things that no one ever explained before. They appreciated my complete transparency.
I am fluent in the language as well as having a master's in Spanish.