Enthusiastic and effective Spanish Tutor, Instructor, and Teacher!
Enthusiastic and effective Spanish Tutor, Instructor, and Teacher!
My name is Brandon. I'm 33 years old (15 years teaching and tutoring experience) and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish on April 22nd, 2011 from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. I graduated with Departmental Honors in Spanish and was selected by three of my professors in the Education Department to be one of thirty five alumni at the university to be on the Professor's Honor Roll. I taught Spanish 1, 2, and 3 as a Spanish Instructor at a private college (OWATC) for two years....
My name is Brandon. I'm 33 years old (15 years teaching and tutoring experience) and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish on April 22nd, 2011 from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. I graduated with Departmental Honors in Spanish and was selected by three of my professors in the Education Department to be one of thirty five alumni at the university to be on the Professor's Honor Roll. I taught Spanish 1, 2, and 3 as a Spanish Instructor at a private college (OWATC) for two years. All of the students grew in conversational Spanish skills, had fun, and I absolutely loved my experience with them. I held two main Spanish Tutor positions at Weber State University for 1 1/2 years and helped other students progress in their courses. I took Spanish in junior high and high school. I became fluent in speaking, reading, writing, and translating while serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico for approximately two years by listening to the Mexican people, sharing religious beliefs and eternal truths, translating, studying, and applying new knowledge immediately and frequently. I lived, served, and learned in La Cruz de Elota, El Dorado, Costa Rica (city), El Dorado, Tanques, Escuinapa, Mazatlán, La Paz, Culiacán, and Rosario, Sinaloa for a total of 1 1/4 years. I also live in San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas for another 7 1/2 months. The life lessons that I learned with the Mexican people are priceless and some of the most valuable lessons I have ever learned. I am and will be grateful and blessed forever from experiencing and learning the Mexican culture. I am also an Eagle Scout (1990).
After returning home I built upon my previous experience by continuing collegiate-level courses, my favorite being a study abroad course to Guatemala to help women, who were the descendants of Mayan ancestors, to develop mini-businesses and improve their economic circumstances to provide schooling for their daughters in rural (San Pedro de la Laguna) Guatemala. Our group also learned common phrases spoken in the native dialect there called Tz'utujil and visited the Mayan Ruins of Petén in northern Guatemala. I returned to Ogden to give a presentation of my experience in Petén to interested members in the community.
I continued to improve fluency by attending a Spanish-speaking branch for church, making Spanish-speaking friends by using Spanish in public, including natives from Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Peru, and Spain, listening to Juan Luis Guerra and many other Latin singers, and much more. I volunteered to teach ESL classes at the Weber County Main Library in Ogden to men and women wanting to learn English that couldn't afford paying for it. Most were Spanish speakers, but there were two students from Taiwan and one from Russia who attended. The highlight was taking them to a nearby grocery store and having them ask random employees where things were located. Their confidence level went up amazingly that day. I also volunteered as a reading tutor at an elementary school to help children improve their reading comprehension skills, as well as volunteering at the World Language Fair two times to help direct and assess Spanish-student skills at the junior high level in poetry and friendly competition between school teams in the Spanish Culture Bowl. I helped with parent teacher conference, translating for Spanish-speaking parents who wanted to help their children in a more effective way. I love the Spanish language and have enjoyed sharing it with many friends of a variety of ages. I have been tutoring in person and online with Wyzant Tutoring for several years now and enjoy how I am not only allowed, but encouraged to cater to the individual needs of each client.
I love tutoring with Wyzant because I can focus on and cater to the needs and life of my students at their pace and teach exactly what they want to learn. I also like to help my students use the language in real-life situations when they are ready, to boost their confidence, knowledge, and experience using the Spanish language. It is a privilege to help my clients achieve their educational goals, whatever they may be. I am eager to meet you interested clients! Please contact me soon to get started!
The BEST Tutor!!
Brandon is absolutely amazing!!! My daughter has had many lessons with him and each lesson has continued to build her confidence in Spanish. Brandon is always enthusiastic, encouraging and patient. He is always prepared for each lesson. We highly recommend Brandon to anyone who truly wants to learn the Spanish language.Betty, 26 lessons with BrandonTutor responded:
I love working with Amadi. She tries her best, listens well, is teachable, has a fun personality, and focused on the task ahead.
Excellent efficient tutor
First lesson with Brandon. He was excellent, right to the point and efficient! My son liked that Brandon is fluent in both languages, amazing! Looking forward to more learning and progress. Thank you, Wyzant.Ally, 10 lessons with BrandonTutor responded:
Max just got 100% on his table setting and prepositions of location quiz in Spanish! Congratulations!
Brandon has been working with my daughter for about 6 months now. She has come a long way in Spanish. Thanks to Brandon's way of making learning fun, Spanish has gone from her least favorite to her most favorite subject.Sujatha, 28 lessons with BrandonTutor responded:
Sujatha continues to impress no matter what kind of test she is taking in her Spanish class, even at the national exam level. She has an upbeat and funny personality, which keeps communication rolling! :)
Knowledgeable tutor with custom approach to each student
My daughter was going to her sophomore year with zero knowledge of Spanish. After 6 months of lessons she covered almost completely the full grammar of the language! Amazing! We are going to continue, while she needs to prepare for her APYana, 94 lessons with BrandonTutor responded:
I love meeting with Kassy and Jessica! They are very committed, fun, hard-working, and speak Spanish really well with what they learn.
My son says he not only learns a lot working with Brandon, but his humor makes the lesson enjoyable. Sessions have been a great help so far!Cara, 4 lessons with Brandon
Energetic and engaging
My 11-year-old son has tutored with Brandon for eight months. He loves it and looks forward to it every week because Brandon is so fun and engaging. Their sessions help my son keep up his Spanish while we live abroad! Highly recommend Brandon!Megan, 38 lessons with BrandonTutor responded:
Parker is very fun to work with! We both like to talk sports, family activities, and many other topics in Spanish. :)
One hour and our son was reenergized and back on track for the classroom. Looking forward to the next session. Covered tense, locations, vocabulary and study tips.Kevin, 17 lessons with BrandonTutor responded:
I was able to work with both Kirk and Isabel during the latter part of the school year and really enjoyed their energy, dedication, and effort during each Spanish lesson. Great job, guys!
Phenomenal tutor and coach
Brandon's positive, can-do approach and good sense of humor has really helped our high school honor student succeed in Spanish, the one course that has been a challenge. It is no exaggeration to say that Brandon has been the key to learning and applying the material and keeping Spanish from ruining an excellent GPA the past year and a half through weekly lessons. Last year Brandon's final exam study plan, tailored to our son's specific needs, was critical to achieving a decent grade. The online format works great for our son and our busy schedule. We strongly recommend Brandon as a teacher, tutor and coach.Sam, 60 lessons with BrandonTutor responded:
Sam has been great to coordinate lessons and his son Pete has been very fun to work with. We have had a lot of constructive and fun lessons, became friends, and helped Pete improve his grades.
Knowledgeable and fun tutor!
Brandon taught my son Spanish II vocabulary. He helped correct grammar and pronunciation. I saw my son smiling and enjoying his class while he was listening and learning. This was our first session with Brandon. My son has already requested me schedule the next class!Dhruv, 19 lessons with Brandon
I had my first lesson with Brandon last week. He covered the basics very well, and we went over several topics. Brandon is good at adjusting to my pace and the lesson went smoothly. Looking forward to the next lesson!Vileena, 16 lessons with BrandonTutor responded:
I love working with Vileena! She is easy to communicate with, has a great personality, works hard, and has initiative.
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