I was born in a small town in Argentina and moved to the U.S. right before starting high school. In high school I began to learn French, and my love for the language eventually turned into a major in college, along with Psychology. My experience with tutoring began in 2010 when I was working towards earning my undergraduate degrees. I began to tutor university students in Spanish and French as well as some Psychology and Social Work courses. I also worked in a French immersion preschool and studied abroad for a summer while I was a student. After graduating, I moved to France for eight months to teach English at two elementary schools. I moved to Chicago in September 2014 and I'm ready to continue teaching and tutoring foreign languages!
University of Missouri-Columbia - BA, Psychology, French
ACT Composite: 30
ACT English: 32
ACT Reading: 33
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a first session, I would address areas where the student feels he/she is struggling. I would also ask about learning styles and personal preferences so I can tailor the sessions to the student's needs!
How would you help a student stay motivated?
In order to help a student stay motivated, I would make the session more interesting to him/her by finding and creating activities that are consistent with the student's interests and likes. I think it also helps to keep the end-goal in mind!
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I find out the student's learning style and ask him/her to tell me what has worked well for him/her in the past. If they enjoy a certain kind of activity, I can plan more activities like that. If there's a certain activity that they struggle to engage in, I stay away from it. Communication is key.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
It depends on what the student wants and needs. If a student would like to use their book from school, we can use that. Sometimes students may find it helpful to review old exams and homework assignments. Otherwise, we can use other resources such as looking for information or material online.
What is your teaching philosophy?
Teaching and learning should be engaging for both the teacher and the student. I always strive to get to know students so I can tailor sessions to their preferences and needs.