College of William & Mary (Economics)
I have tutored Spanish before, and it's something I enjoy. While studying for my degree in economics at The College of William & Mary, I became well-acquainted with the struggle of a new, complex subject. I want to be a guide to help those who are discouraged by the complexity of studying a new language.
I strive to make a personal and academic connection with my clients during tutoring. My style can be as structured or free-form as desired. I can help my clients work through problems in a textbook in preparation for a test, or I can bring poetry and music for translation for a more culturally-based learning experience. The decision is up to you!
I started learning Spanish in high school and have always loved it. I was so enthusiastic about the language that I successfully campaigned for the addition of Spanish IV to the list of electives when I was in 10th grade.
I continue to be passionate about languages, especially Spanish. I took 2 more Spanish classes in college and spent a summer interning with a bilingual nonprofit in Peru. I also lived in the Spanish House in college, an arrangement where you live with other Spanish speakers in order to improve in the language. I have spent 5 of the last 24 months in Spanish-speaking countries, including Peru, Panama, and Mexico. I listen to a lot of Spanish music (my favorite songs are by Calle 13 and Enrique Iglesias), and I watch tons of movies and TV shows from Spain and Latin America (No Se Aceptan Devoluciones is great if you like laughing and crying; anything directed by Del Toro or Almodovar is sure to confuse and inspire; every movie that stars Gael Garcia Bernal will be worth your time.) I am excited to share my passion for the Spanish language with my clients!
Feel free to send me a message to set up a session! I work a traditional 9-5 job during the day, but my evenings and weekends are almost always free. I'm excited to start right away helping you reach your Spanish goals! I have tutored Spanish before, and it's something I enjoy. While studying for my degree in economics at The College of William & Mary, I became well-acquainted with the struggle of a new, complex subject. I want to be a guide to help those who are discouraged by the complexity of studying a new language.
I strive to make a personal and
We went over que and quien and what I struggled on my last exam. He broke down the parts I didn't understand and helped with my spanish vocabulary. The practice and break down has made me feel so much more comfortable in my spanish class now.
I loved the visual approach to teaching and was very accommodating to my busy schedule and my convenience. I will be much more comfortable communicating in my travels now!
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I love the Spanish language! I have travelled extensively throughout Peru and parts of other Latin America. I chat with Spanish-speaking friends daily and watch television series in Spanish to keep my skills sharp! I started with Spanish 1-4 in high school, adding a Spanish conversation and a Spanish literature course while at the College of William & Mary. During my junior and senior years of college I lived in the Spanish House, a living learning environment whose residents all spoke Spanish and helped one another learn vocabulary, grammar, and culture.
I have also used Spanish to a great extent outside of the classroom. I spent the summer of 2015 doing an internship in economic development in rural Peru, relying on Spanish on a daily basis. Since that experience I have returned to Latin America on multiple occasions (without any fellow English speakers--relying totally on Spanish) for a total of two additional months.
Back in the US I watch television and listen to music in Spanish on a daily basis. I also keep in constant contact with my friends in Latin America to keep my skills sharp!