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Carynne

I am a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and International Studies with a concentration in Latin America. I have spent time traveling and living in Latin America over the past few years and truly love the Spanish Language.
When I was in college, I tutored Spanish for a year and a half, working with traditional and non-traditional students. I love tutoring Spanish because it allows me to keep up with grammar, while also sharing one of my favorite subjects and cultures. Learning a language is hard, I've been working on it for 12 years, so I feel like I can connect to all types of students at different levels. It's amazing to see how far students can come, just with a little extra confidence boost and perspective that tutoring sessions can provide.

Undergraduate Degree:

 University of North Carolina at Wilmington - Bachelors, Spanish

AP Statistics: 4

AP US History: 4

AP Human Geography: 5

In my free time I enjoy running, being outside, finding local ice cream shops, and exploring new places.

CLEP Prep

CLEP Spanish

Conversational Spanish

SAT Subject Test in Spanish with Listening

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Spanish 1

What is your teaching philosophy?

In order to have a great tutoring session, I think the student should have confidence in their tutor. I like to start out forming a relationship with the student to find out where they are currently in their studies in order for us to strengthen bases and move forward. I like using the textbooks and materials students have from classes, but also bring in my favorite online games and videos to cater to all types of learning styles. I am a patient tutor and think a basic understanding of Spanish is extremely important to being successful in classes.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Learning a language involves a lot of practice. Practice can be fun if someone is creative, so I try to give as many ideas for studying as possible to find a way that is right for each individual.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I help students stay motivated by seeing how much they have improved. If there is a hard day, I like to go back to an easier grammar topic and build back up confidence before moving on to another topic.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

If a student has difficulty learning a skill, I like to see if there are any online resources that maybe present the skill or concept differently for a new perspective. I also like to use a new learning method when that is an option.