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Amanda M.

San Marcos, TX

$30/hour

Spanish Tutor and Elementary Teacher!

In-person lessons

$30/Hour


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B.A University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus
Linguistics
Texas State University
Master's

Education

B.A University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus (Linguistics)

Texas State University (Master's)

About Amanda

My teaching experience comes from a variety of life experiences. I am a native to the island of Puerto Rico. I was schooled at a private academy where teachers always pushed me to do my best and succeed. Since graduating, I complete a BA in Linguistics and Speech Communication and minored in Foreign Languages. I've taught/tutored children and adults Spanish and Portuguese. Once I started to see that my skills were needed in other areas, I moved to the United Stated where I took a job with Pearson Education. Working at Pearson I had a lot of contact with educators who always said I should consider the field. I worked with K-12 Assessments for a while and eventually decided to do my MA in Elementary Education with a EC-6 Bilingual certification. I am currently towards the end of that journey. I am in the process of student teaching in order to fulfill the last requirement to complete my degree in Dec 2015.

My specialty is all content areas in Elementary Education and some Foreign Languages such as Spanish, French and Portuguese. I hold all students I tutor accountable for their work and provide them with ample time and examples to practice their skills. I always encourage them to succeed and progress, even when some subjects still seem difficult to understand. Everyone is held to a high standard.

I've worked in schools with students who are remedial, SPED and have RTI, IEP or 504 plans. I'm most qualified to assist students who are English Language Learners, even if they do not speak English well or I am not familiar with their first language. Please keep this in mind since I know these are the students who are in most need of additional support in American Schools.

I've worked at several language centers and companies such as Berlitz, Pearson Education and Freestyle Language Center. I can help students improve grammar, but most of the tutoring I've done has had a conversational focus. Some students are looking to develop their second language and some adults have come to me because they are about to travel and would love to practice a new language beforehand.

I've always had a strong interest in literature, poetry and philosophy. A lot of students find it hard to understand literature since it is essential to develop critical thinking and make real-world connections. Also, it is necessary to understand the text and be able to infer. I've helped many student to succeed in this process by teaching them how to use their metacognitive skills.

I am about to be EC-6 Bilingual Certified. I've taken all the required coursework in the field and can tutor any content area in the state of Texas according to TEKS, ELPS and Texas College Readiness Standards.

I have an open schedule during the summer and a more limited one during the Fall. Please contact me if you need any assistance with Elementary Education, have an English Language Learner child or are an adult who is looking to practice a second language.
My teaching experience comes from a variety of life experiences. I am a native to the island of Puerto Rico. I was schooled at a private academy where teachers always pushed me to do my best and succeed. Since graduating, I complete a BA in Linguistics and Speech Communication and minored in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
10 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of San Marcos, TX 78666
In-person lessons
Music:
Salsa Dancing
Art:
Photography, Salsa Dancing
English:
Grammar, Literature, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
STAAR, TOEFL
Computer:
Photography
Language:
Portuguese, Spanish, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Salsa Dancing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a BA in Linguistics and Foreign Languages from the University of Puerto Rico and a MA in Elementary Education with an EC-6 Bilingual Certification in the state of Texas.

I tutored at Centro Precoz - San Juan, PR and student taught and tutored at Mendez Elementary, De Zavala Elementary and Blazier Elementary in Texas.

B.A University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus
Linguistics
Texas State University
Master's

Education

B.A University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus (Linguistics)

Texas State University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 10 hours notice required

Travel policy

Amanda will travel within 30 miles of San Marcos, TX 78666.