I am a recent graduate of Truman State University. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language & Literature with a minor in Linguistics in May 2013. Throughout college, I tutored almost every level of Spanish that required tutoring at my university-- from introductory Spanish 101 to advanced Spanish Conversation. At Truman, tutoring is required for all students up to a certain level of classes regardless of their ability or performance. Because of this, we were referred to as “peer teachers” rather than “tutors” because we reinforced the information that was taught in class. In addition to tutoring, I also volunteered around the Kirksville area and helped Spanish speakers with limited English proficiency (LEP) complete their tax forms, learn English and communicate during their child’s parent-teacher conferences. I attribute my competency in Spanish in part to the twelve years for which I have studied the language in school, as well as to my time spent studying abroad in Spain. I lived in Murcia, Spain for five months where I attended classes held in Spanish with native students. Additionally, it was a smaller city with very few English speakers, making it necessary to speak Spanish at all times. I believe my time abroad has taught me many invaluable lessons, and has taken my grasp of the language to a new level. My plan for the future is to return to school and work towards my Masters in Education in order to become a Spanish teacher. I am highly passionate about Spanish and all aspects of language and thoroughly enjoy sharing this passion with others. I like to tell stories about my time in Spain or share fun facts about the language and relate them to subjects that my students are studying. In my spare time I enjoy learning languages, crafting, hiking, and thrifting.