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State University of New York at Albany (Linguistics'Spanish)
State University of New York at Albany (MEd)
The best teachers are also students, and I consider myself a lifelong student! To me, each student is like learning a new subject. As I study these fascinating individuals, I am able to learn how they learn so that my instruction is tailored to their unique minds. My classes and tutoring are designed to be fun, interactive and stress-free while still challenging each student to reach their fullest potential. Learning a new language can make us feel very vulnerable. I have found that students feel very comfortable learning with me. My goofy sense of humor extinguishes feelings of embarrassment, creating a space where expression can flow freely.
I have been teaching and tutoring for over 15 years and take great joy in my craft. As a certified teacher, my credentials include a BS in Linguistics, a BA in Spanish, and a MS in Education as well as a multitude of teaching and learning opportunities both in the United States and abroad.
During the initial consultation, I will work with the student to see what their goals are for our tutoring sessions. We will get to know each other and while doing so, I will be testing their knowledge of Spanish. From this initial consult, I will make my recommendations as to how often we should meet and what kinds of work will need to be done. Learning a language is a commitment and requires a lot of time and energy. It should be taken seriously, but it should also be fun! The best teachers are also students, and I consider myself a lifelong student! To me, each student is like learning a new subject. As I study these fascinating individuals, I am able to learn how they learn so that my instruction is tailored to their unique minds. My classes and tutoring are designed to be fun, interactive and stress-free while
Group rates are $40 per student, per hour.
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I have a BS in Linguistics, a BA in Spanish and an MS in Education. I'm also a certified secondary teacher (Spanish) in WA, and earned my teacher certification in NY.