Award-Winning Tutors in Albuquerque International Sunport, NM
Nikki ...Albuquerque, New Mexico public schools. I love my profession and I love to connect with families and their children in a positive and loving way with the intention and hope that my presence in a child's life is motivating, reassuring and inspiring. I am a tournament Chess player and have used the skills of Chess to teach mathematics and simple concepts in social studies ( geography, society, government systems). I can't wait to do my...
Bachelor's - BA, Anthropology
Master's - MA, Education
State Certified Teacher
Codi ...is so wonderful and has some really friendly, interesting people. I currently hold a license to teach kindergarten through 8th grade in Albuquerque, with specialties (a.k.a. endorsements/HQT) in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), general science, and visual arts. I can have basic conversations in Spanish, but am not fluent in that language. I have many strategies that I use in my teaching that reaches all students. I focus on expanding upon their...
University of New Mexico-Main Campus - Bachelors, Biology
University of New Mexico-Main Campus - Masters, Elementary Education
Susanne ...years. I am a natural teacher and a forever-student. I have a B.A., an M.A., and a Ph.D. I love learning, and I love how positively the life of the mind impacts one’s existence in this world. I enjoy sharing this with others, and my ability to assist a wide-variety of types of learners is confirmed by the hundreds of students who have attested to my ability over the years and in different settings and...
University of Oklahoma Norman Campus - BA, Letters
University of New Mexico-Main Campus - PhD, Philosophy
Jadd ...I received an extensive education on everything from the nuts and bolts of word choices and sentence structure to the underlying philosophy behind good writing. In the years since, I have put my knowledge of writing to use in both a journalistic and marketing capacity, writing everything from news blurbs to product copy to editorials. I am an avid reader and have spent the better part of two decades absorbing new ideas about the craft...
Eckerd College - Bachelors, Creative Writing
Stefan ...educational career. Currently, I am enrolled at the University of New Mexico for my second year. My major is biology, so I specialize in health and sciences. Other subjects I am well versed include English, Spanish, Math, Chemistry, Psychology and Physics. I have taken SAT and ACT tests and I also have experience in AP testing as well. I love helping others learn about the world around them, because I believe knowledge is the key...
University of New Mexico-Main Campus - Current Undergrad, Biology
Stephanie ...were truly effective for me. It is my belief that the reason for this was a lack of understanding my personal learning style. My Philosophy is that adaptability is the key to teaching anyone a new concept. I've been in Real Estate for over 15 years and am also pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice. I am highly proficient in the following areas: 1. English / English Literature 2. Real Estate / Property Management 3. Law...
New Mexico State University-Dona Ana - Current Undergrad, Criminal Justice
Katie ...teaching in several different capacities for seven of them. I love working with students on a one-on-one basis, and use a warm, humorous approach to put students at ease and take the pressure off them so that they can learn without feeling stressed. I believe there is a solution to every problem, and there is no right way to learn something. People learn in different ways, it's just a manner of finding what's best for...
The University of New Mexico - Bachelors, Studio Art
The California Institute of The Arts - Masters, Theatre - Design and Production
Joan I am a recently graduated MD pursuing a career in medical research. I also have a biochemistry, mathematics and computer programming background. I have benefited greatly from many different teachers, tutors and mentors throughout my lifetime and enjoy benefiting others in this same way. In addition to tutoring students here, I teach Sunday school as well as judge and mentor students for science fair with my husband.
The University of New Mexico - Bachelors, Biochemistry
The University of New Mexico - PhD, Medical Doctorate
Emily ...Language Studies and a certification from the state of New Jersey to teach Spanish K-12. Because of my passion for language learning, I am interested in teaching Spanish, teaching English as a Second Language, and teaching English abroad. I am also interested in Social Work, because I love working with people, especially youth and children. I am particularly passionate about at-risk education that expands opportunities to those from backgrounds of lower socioeconomic status.... My basic belief about the purpose of life is to be happy. Since the purpose of education is to prepare students to lead successful lives, it is important to keep in mind that people subconsciously equate success with happiness. In our culture, success is typically assessed in terms of career achievement or monetary gain. However, success is really about how happy one is with his/her accomplishments, which may or may not be associated with an occupation or income. One's happiness may be based on fame, wealth, power, career accomplishments, personal accomplishments, love, family, friendship, et cetera. People who value wealth over all else will be happy if they are successful in accumulating money. People who value family over all else will be happy if they have close relationships at home and with extended family members. Teaching appeals to me as a career because of this purpose: to teach students how to identify what makes them happy and how to become successful, happy people that contribute to society. Because each person holds different values, education must be tailored to the individual, so that each student may pursue the unique path that will lead to happiness. I intend to make sure that each child knows how to define success for themselves and also realize that everyone views success differently based on their values. As a teacher of the Spanish language as well as Spanish, Hispanic, and Latino/a culture, I would have three main objectives. The most obvious is for my students to reach a level in which they are able to effectively express themselves in the target language using what they have learned. I also intend to dispel misconceptions about other cultures. This is imperative in any era, but especially now in respect to Spanish, Hispanics, and Latino/as, who are expected to comprise half of the population of the United States by the year 2050. The third objective is to help students understand why certain cultures are the way they are today by teaching them about past events (i.e., Brazil doesn't speak Spanish due to the Treaty of Tordesillas). Knowledge is not power; the application of knowledge is power. Therefore, I will focus on each student's interests so they develop ways to apply the learned material, thereby making the knowledge meaningful to them. Students will be grouped based on shared interests. Each member feels appreciated by the others for what they discuss, because the topics are relevant to all of them. Fostering confidence in these groups enables students to feel more comfortable with communicating (and inevitably making mistakes) with each other in Spanish. Problem-solving strategies are crucial in the event that a student doesn't know a word. One essential strategy is circumlocution, in which a speaker uses words in the target language to describe the term that they do not know in the target language. For this reason, I will evaluate students based on their written and oral communication to see if I am meeting my objective concerning effective expression in Spanish. As a teacher, my responsibility is to create a welcoming and safe environment. Students learn better in low-anxiety settings in which they feel a sense of belonging. They will feel more comfortable asking an approachable teacher questions, thereby receiving clarification, and allowing the teacher to identify problem areas. Students need to feel comfortable enough to speak in Spanish and make mistakes, which elicits the correction they use to learn. If teachers appear fond of their students, the students will internalize the notion that they are important and worthy of happiness. As a result, they will be motivated to perform better so that they will be prepared to succeed in their pursuit of happiness.
Ramapo College of New Jersey - BA, Spanish Language Studies
Bonnie ...Native American languages, and recently moved to New Mexico to work in Native American language education. My BA is in English, and I have tutored many different types of students, including refugees. I especially enjoy tutoring students in English literature, writing and editing, linguistics, and ESL. I am an experienced public speaker and am able to coach students in making and preparing for presentations as well. I love getting to know my students personally, and...
Boise State University - Bachelors, English/Linguistics
University of Hawaii at Manoa - Masters, Linguistics