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Hola, I speak Italian & Spanish. Growing up, my parents' desire to help others caused us to move a lot. I went to school in Italy & Ecuador. Later on, I took Spanish in middle school and took a class in Italian history in Italian to reinforce my spelling. I have family in Europe & Latin America, this has allowed me to meet new friends all over the world and be more open to cultures in general. I also have my degree in interior design which has allowed me to learn so much about people's cultures and traditions. I feel confident in teaching because learning should be fun when there is a spark of curiosity for something you are passionate about.

Toa’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Boston Architectural College - Bachelor of Science, Interior Architecture

Hobbies

Yoga, Laccrosse, Running

Tutoring Subjects

Architectural Design

Architecture

Contemporary Architecture

Conversational Italian

Conversational Spanish

History of Architecture

Italian

Languages

Social Sciences

Spanish

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

Spanish 4


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

PRACTICE MAKES YOU BETTER.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

See previous examples of work that they have been working on.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By assigning him/her homework and giving them some themes that they are interested in.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

REWARD him/her with something they like, such as a movie.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

Have them break it up and simplify.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

Read more, listen to music or watch videos; we are all visual or other types of learners.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Set up goals.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

Play games.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

Have them teach me and see where the problem is.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

Keep track of their scores.