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Sam

I'm a recent Colorado State University graduate with a Languages, Literature, and Culture degree with a concentration in Spanish. A semester abroad in Argentina solidified my passion for the Spanish language, and I want to help others succeed in their own Spanish-speaking endeavors. I'm incredibly social and want you to feel at ease as we learn and excel at Spanish together. I can't wait to meet you!

Undergraduate Degree:

 Colorado State University - Current Undergrad, Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture

Singing, working out, reading, photography.

Conversational Spanish

Spanish 1

What is your teaching philosophy?

Repetition is crucial, especially for new students. There's nothing wrong with making flashcards!

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Get to know them and find out how they work best so that we can get the most out of each session.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Teach them effective methods to study and give them reliable sources to reference, so that they aren't Google Translating everything!

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Remind them that school is hard, but it's also the greatest thing that is offered to us for free!

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

Approach the situation from several different perspectives to find the one that works for the student.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

I like to have them read aloud because it increases the likelihood that they will understand, but also helps me to hear how they're reading it to themselves so that I can catch any problems.