I am working on a Ph.D in Translation Studies and Spanish Literature at UC-Irvine. I've been speaking Spanish for 19 years, translating for 14 years, and teaching beginning and intermediate Spanish for the last two years. I tutor Spanish and English literature, grammar and composition, math from elementary school through Algebra 2 and Geometry, and ISEE preparation.
My expertise in Spanish and English comes from years of translating and especially editing translations (nine years). My expertise in math comes from me being a bit of a nerd (ok - maybe more than a bit).
I first tutored algebra and geometry while I was still in high school. More recently, I have been tutoring my own daughters (14, 11, and 7)— an adventure for me, as their different learning styles keep me on my toes. One daughter has Aspberger's; and the other two have AD/HD.
My experience tutoring Spanish comes from the roughly 170 students that I’ve worked with over the last few years. Here are some of the comments from my last class’s students:
“Profe Carr is engaging, caring, and helpful. He explains difficult concepts better than any other Spanish teacher I've had, and he helped me to love the language again.”
“Honestly, Professor Carr was hands-down the very best professor that I have ever had. He was funny, extremely concerned about the student's education [sic], made every effort to get to know the students, and was able to create a classroom atmosphere that was open and comfortable for learning and growth.”
“Professor Carr is one of the teachers who have touched and impacted my life for good.”
Learning any subject takes work—sometimes hard work—but it should also be FUN. As a teacher and a tutor (and as a student), my goal is always to find the fun.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Brigham Young University - Bachelor in Arts, Spanish Translation
Graduate Degree: Brigham Young University - Master of Arts, Hispanic Literatures
Footbag (hacky sack), guitar, mountain biking, singing, football, tennis, Legos, sci-fi and fantasy satire
Elementary School Math
High School English
Study Skills and Organization