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Mikel

Hi! My name is Mikel and I am a native Spanish teacher with more than 8 years of experience teaching MATH and SPANISH at bilingual schools for primary to middle school grade levels in the United States and Spain. I am currently working as a middle school (6th, 7th and 8th grades) math teacher for a bilingual charter school in Albuquerque. I have a bachelor´s degree in Education with an endorsement in foreign languages and a bachelor´s degree in Telecommunications Engineering. I am a very creative person, I work as filmmaker writing my own scripts and directing my short films and music videoclips. I also love making music. I look forward to speaking Spanish with you or to teach you some middle school math!

Undergraduate Degree:

 Public University of Navarra - Bachelors, Telecommunications Engineering

Creativity. Make music, short films and music videoclips. Self development

Art

Conversational Spanish

IB Film

Spanish 1

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

I would present myself, share some information about me, and then I would ask the student about his/her school, what does s/he want to learn, what help does s/he need, the books s/he is using...

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

* Giving the student the resources s/he needs for the learning process. * Teaching him/her how to use these resources. * Showing him/her some practical examples before s/he tries alone. * If it is possible, show the student how to correct his/her own answers.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

One of the things students must understand is that mistakes don't exist. What we call "mistakes" are stages of the learning process. We must learn from the "mistakes" and not get frustrated.