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James

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I am a graduate of both Loyola University Maryland and Fordham University. At Loyola, I earned my Bachelor's degree in History and Spanish. I studied numerous aspects of World History and focused my thesis on Medieval Spain. I earned my Master's from Fordham in Medieval Studies, with concentrations in History and Islamic Studies. After earning my Master's, I worked in Spain as an English Teaching Assistant for a bilingual high school in Madrid over the past academic year. I had the privilege to lead classes in various subjects, namely English, History, and Art, while also giving students one-on-one attention to help with particular difficulties they were having in English. My tutoring experience began as a peer tutor at Loyola, where I tutored History and Spanish. In Spain I tutored students, teachers, and parents in English. My favorite subjects to tutor are Spanish and History because they are essential for the development of communicative and analytic skills, which are essential for success in university and graduate level studies.

During my lessons, I effectively collaborate with my students to discover their learning tendencies and habits so that they can quickly develop a strong understanding of the subject based on their strengths. My lessons are filled with discussion and dialogue in order that my students do not become bored with the material, but remain engaged and do not feel like they are being lectured. My goal in tutoring is to ensure that my students become motivated to constantly improve themselves; in doing so, they will develop a lifelong love of learning and a drive to succeed in any aspect of life.

Aside from teaching, I am an avid sports fan, particularly of football, baseball, soccer, and golf. I also enjoy traveling, having done so extensively throughout Spain and other places in Europe, such as Rome, Paris, and Germany. There is nothing quite like speaking the native language (whether it's Spanish or broken French, Italian, and German) and experiencing the architecture, food, art, and music of all these places far away from home. These experiences have reinforced my appreciation for History and Spanish, as well as for the diversity of the world in which we live.

James’ Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Loyola University Maryland - Bachelor in Arts, History; Spanish

Graduate Degree: Fordham University - Master of Arts, Medieval Studies

Hobbies

Sports (Football, Baseball, Soccer, Golf), Cooking, Video Games, Traveling, Reading (historical novels/fantasy), and Creative Writing.

Tutoring Subjects

AP Human Geography

AP Spanish Language & Culture

AP World History

College English

College Geography

Conversational Spanish

English

ESL/ELL

European History

Geography

High School English

High School Geography

Languages

Latin

Latin 1

Latin 2

Social studies

Spanish

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

Spanish 4

World Religions