Award-Winning Spanish Tutors in The University of New Mexico, NM
Brenda I am a great tutor because I am patient and I am attentive to my students needs. I specialize in teaching English and languages to students of all ages. I have spoken Spanish for 43 years, German for 38 years and French for 37 years.
Pepperdine University - Bachelors, Latin American Studies, German, French
Stefan ...biology, so I specialize in health and sciences. Other subjects I am well versed include English, Spanish, Math, Chemistry, Psychology and Physics. I have taken SAT and ACT tests and I also have experience in AP testing as well. I love helping others learn about the world around them, because I believe knowledge is the...
University of New Mexico-Main Campus - Current Undergrad, Biology
Catherine ...and worked in both France and the U.S. During my time in France, I also studied fine and graphic arts. I have several years' experience as a teacher and tutor. Having traveled extensively around the globe, I am very passionate about the connection between tourism and language, which led to my creating a French for...
Northern Illinois University - Bachelors, French
Emily ...for language learning, I am interested in teaching Spanish, teaching English as a Second Language, and teaching English abroad. I am also interested in Social Work, because I love working with people, especially youth and children. I am particularly passionate about at-risk education that expands opportunities to those from backgrounds of lower socioeconomic status.... My basic belief about the purpose of life is to be happy. Since the purpose of education is to prepare students to lead successful lives, it is important to keep in mind that people subconsciously equate success with happiness. In our culture, success is typically assessed in terms of career achievement or monetary gain. However, success is really about how happy one is with his/her accomplishments, which may or may not be associated with an occupation or income. One's happiness may be based on fame, wealth, power, career accomplishments, personal accomplishments, love, family, friendship, et cetera. People who value wealth over all else will be happy if they are successful in accumulating money. People who value family over all else will be happy if they have close relationships at home and with extended family members. Teaching appeals to me as a career because of this purpose: to teach students how to identify what makes them happy and how to become successful, happy people that contribute to society. Because each person holds different values, education must be tailored to the individual, so that each student may pursue the unique path that will lead to happiness. I intend to make sure that each child knows how to define success for themselves and also realize that everyone views success differently based on their values. As a teacher of the Spanish language as well as Spanish, Hispanic, and Latino/a culture, I would have three main objectives. The most obvious is for my students to reach a level in which they are able to effectively express themselves in the target language using what they have learned. I also intend to dispel misconceptions about other cultures. This is imperative in any era, but especially now in respect to Spanish, Hispanics, and Latino/as, who are expected to comprise half of the population of the United States by the year 2050. The third objective is to help students understand why certain cultures are the way they are today by teaching them about past events (i.e., Brazil doesn't speak Spanish due to the Treaty of Tordesillas). Knowledge is not power; the application of knowledge is power. Therefore, I will focus on each student's interests so they develop ways to apply the learned material, thereby making the knowledge meaningful to them. Students will be grouped based on shared interests. Each member feels appreciated by the others for what they discuss, because the topics are relevant to all of them. Fostering confidence in these groups enables students to feel more comfortable with communicating (and inevitably making mistakes) with each other in Spanish. Problem-solving strategies are crucial in the event that a student doesn't know a word. One essential strategy is circumlocution, in which a speaker uses words in the target language to describe the term that they do not know in the target language. For this reason, I will evaluate students based on their written and oral communication to see if I am meeting my objective concerning effective expression in Spanish. As a teacher, my responsibility is to create a welcoming and safe environment. Students learn better in low-anxiety settings in which they feel a sense of belonging. They will feel more comfortable asking an approachable teacher questions, thereby receiving clarification, and allowing the teacher to identify problem areas. Students need to feel comfortable enough to speak in Spanish and make mistakes, which elicits the correction they use to learn. If teachers appear fond of their students, the students will internalize the notion that they are important and worthy of happiness. As a result, they will be motivated to perform better so that they will be prepared to succeed in their pursuit of happiness.
Ramapo College of New Jersey - BA, Spanish Language Studies
Lauren ...Masters degree in Linguistics/TESL from Indiana State University. I also have a TESL Certificate from the Trinity Institute that I received in Pontevedra, Spain. I have had the wonderful opportunity to work as an ESL professor in South Korea. I worked at Information and Communications University (which was incorporated in to KAIST) and the Gongju...
University of New Mexico-Main Campus - Bachelors, Languages
Indiana State University - Masters, Linguistics/TESOL
Crystal ...community college in the adult education department. Over the years, many of my adult students have arrived in my class reading and doing math at elementary school levels. With these students, I work tirelessly one-on-one to prepare them for their future endeavors. As a tutor, I have the privilege of watching my students grow every...
The University of Tennessee-Martin - Bachelors, Spanish
Mississippi State University - Masters, Secondary Education
Charla ...of the semester. I am whole-heartedly committed to educating myself and others through empowerment, confidence-building, and patience. Everyone learns in different ways but that shouldn't keep knowledge out of reach. If you have trouble learning in the classroom and are looking for an innovative teacher who incorporates the real world into the materials you need...
Roanoke College - Bachelors, Business Administration and Spanish Literature
University of New Mexico-Main Campus - Masters, Latin American Studies
Emma ...forward to beginning my career in public interest law serving New Mexico’s immigrant community after I take the bar exam in July. I also have a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico in English and Foreign Languages. I love tutoring and have a lot of experience teaching skills like writing, editing, public speaking,...
University of New Mexico-Main Campus - Bachelors, English, Languages
University of New Mexico-Main Campus - PhD, Law
Luz Marina ...I practiced dentistry for twenty-five years. In addition, I was a missionary with Saint Vincent of Paul Community helping the needy. When I moved to United States, I started to teach Spanish. Right now, I am an innovative and enthusiastic teacher with thirteen years of experience helping my students to success and, opening their minds...
Our Lady of Rosary (Funza-Colombia) - Bachelors, Commercial Technical High School
Colegio Odontologico Colombiano (Bogotá-Colombia) - Masters, Dentist DDS
Rachel ...favorite hobbies, salsa dancing. I am currently working on completing my Master's degree, but have my Master's equivalent in Education coursework. I have three children of my own and have taught hundreds more! I am excited to get to know you or your child and to collaborate on a plan to meet your educational needs.
UC Davis - Bachelors, Sociocultural Anthropology