Languages and understanding other cultures are my passions! I was raised as a bilingual; Spanish and English were taught to me since I was born. I also studied English in the International Schools I attended and can understand well the grammar and the language structure. Moreover, when I graduated from high school I left one year to La Rochelle, France where I learned French fluently. Surprisingly, while in France I met a German and I began studying the language when I returned to my home country and tried to travel to Germany on every long vacation I had while attending college. While in college, I was exempt from taking English and French as the program in Liberal Arts required it and took several foreign language subjects while pursuing my Masters such as: French for the Professions, Portuguese (Brazil) Literature and Poetry, among others. During the pursuit of my undergraduate and graduate degrees I had to write very often essays among others, which I always excelled at. I enjoy writing!
I have a Master of Arts degree in World Cultures and Literatures with a concentration in Latin America from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts with a minor in International Politics from the Metropolitan University in Caracas, Venezuela. I was a Language Tutor and Instructor for the Learning Support Services Center at the University of Houston main campus a few years ago where I had the opportunity to teach Spanish grammar, verbal and written lessons to UH students pursuing a minor in Spanish. I taught groups of eight people. At LSSC, I also helped students to improve their grammar, verbal and written skills in English and French. During that time I was able to earn a certificate in Regular Tutoring from the College Reading and Learning Association. Also and while in Venezuela, I often tutored high school students and adults in English and French. Finally, my level of German is intermediate (Level 6 in a scale of 10) and I could tutor basic levels 1 and 2.
Universidad Metropolitana - Bachelors, Liberal Arts
University of Houston - Masters, World Cultures and Literatures
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe teaching should be about contributing positively to the lives of people. I strongly believe that education is the key to the success of a society. I also think that a balance of positive reinforcement, discipline and patience is the key to successful tutoring.