Hello, Bonjour and ¡Hola!
For the past ten years I have been a high school teacher and tutor of both Spanish and French. I also teach and tutor English as a Second Language outside of the high school setting for both children and adults. I enjoy reading, traveling and learning languages. I am currently learning Bulgarian as I will be marrying my fiancé, a native of Bulgaria, this summer.
I have an extensive experience of teaching languages at a variety of levels: from introductory courses to Advanced Spanish AP. While I understand that not everyone has a knack for language, I truly believe that everyone has the ability to learn (and use!) a language to a certain extent. Practice is key! I strive to recognize my students' strengths and weaknesses early on so that I may prepare lessons that best fit their needs and learning styles.
Because I believe in a world that values multiculturalism and diversity, I support people learning a language not only with the linguistics of the language, but I strive to include cultural awareness in my lessons, as I recognize that language and culture are interwoven.
UMass Dartmouth - Bachelors, Spanish and French
UMass Dartmouth - Masters, MAT