I am a graduate of the University of Georgia. I received a Bachelor's Degree in both Spanish and Political Science. During my undergraduate career, I spent my junior year as an exchange student at the University of Puerto Rico taking classes in Spanish linguistics, business Spanish, American Foreign Policy, and Constitutional Law. I later studied law for a year and a half and then attended the University of California Los Angeles, where I received a graduate certificate in Spanish Interpretation & Translation.
In my free time I enjoy the performing arts, going to the movies, learning new languages, and reading.
I have tutored students previously from elementary to middle school age. I have also conducted conversational English classes for college students and adults while living in Puerto Rico. Additionally, I have tutored adults in Spanish as well. I love working with students of all ages! I love to incorporate role play exercises with my tutoring sessions along with other activities. I like to make sessions interactive.
The subjects I am available to tutor are all levels of Spanish, elementary and middle school math up to Pre-Algebra, U.S. government & Politics, and sociology.
I look forward to helping you achieve your academic goals!
Undergraduate Degree: University of Georgia - Bachelor in Arts, Political Science, Spanish
Graduate Degree: University of California-Los Angeles - Unknown, Spanish Interpretation and Translation
Performing Arts, Going to the Movies, Learning new languages, reading
What is your teaching philosophy?
Consistent study with creative tools will lead to retaining information more quickly!
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I believe in using games and activities to motivate my students and keep them engaged.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would continue to present the information in various formats.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I like to first find out how much the student understands by asking questions, having them complete exercises, and then beginning where I discover that there is lack of knowledge.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I like oral and written exercises to determine retention of information.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
I continuously compliment the student when they show understanding of the material.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I like to use written assessments.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Books with written exercises as well as online exercises.