I have always had an interest in Spanish. Even before learning it in a formal school, I read Spanish children's books The sound and written script amongst other aspects of the language are enough to get excited about!
Academically, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Michigan State University. I am certified to teach Spanish throughout the state. I started teaching in 2012 on the high school level. My minor is in English. There are similarities between both languages and I would assist you in using them to your advantage.
Learning a language allows you to experience different cultures. During my time studying in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, I was able to learn about accents, foods and become more aware of the world.
Concerning teaching styles, I believe it is best for students to learn through hands on and practical situations. A language means more to a person when it is applicable to his or her everyday life. When I studied in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico I used Spanish daily. I encourage students to use Spanish each day. Through steady practice students can make great improvements!
I would love to work with you , whether you are looking for someone to help you in school, work or to learn a second language . I would love to help you reach your goals! ¡Me encantaría trabajar con usted!
Michigan State University - Bachelors, Spanish
ACT Composite: 24
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
During the first session, I would ask what are the student's interests. I would try to work those answers into the lesson. Also, we would complete the student's homework. I would do my best to see that the student understands the material. It is important that he or she does more than memorize, but understands Spanish.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Being an independent learner comes when people realize that Spanish is useful and more than a routine. I would put some culture and applicable situations in every lesson.