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Ilene

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I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Business/Management with a concentration in Spanish from Clark University, and my Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. I have tutored children in elementary education as a volunteer tutor for the Harlem Tutorial Program while completing my Masters degree and living at International House, a graduate school-housing center. At international House, I also participated in a language exchange program, where I had the opportunity to begin learning French while teaching English to graduate students looking to improve their English language skills.

I am most passionate about tutoring Spanish, as my fluency in spoken and written Spanish has been the key to my career success as a Registered Dietitian (RD) over the past 12 years. My father was born and raised in Havana, Cuba, so my exposure to the Hispanic language and culture began at a young age. This motivated me to pursue the formal study of Spanish, including AP Spanish in high school, and thereafter I received a top score on the New York State Spanish Regents examination. During my junior year at Clark University, I participated in a semester long study abroad program in Segovia, Spain. Between all of my coursework conducted in Spanish and my profound experience living with a Spanish family in Spain, I was able to solidify my command for the language and understanding of the culture. Additionally, I have taught adult, children's and prenatal yoga classes in Spanish. I am truly excited to help students of all ages to learn and improve their Spanish language skills. I also would love to help healthcare professionals, including Registered Dietitians, to learn Spanish to better communicate with their patients and clients.

My tutoring style in highly interactive, fun, and encouraging. I have observed that both children and adults learn best through hands on application, repetition, and practice! In my spare time I enjoy practicing and teaching yoga, reading anatomy books, singing, and listening to my favorite music playlists.

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Ilene’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Clark University - Bachelor in Arts, Business/Management

Graduate Degree: New York University - Master of Science, Clinical Nutrition

Hobbies

Yoga, reading, singing, listening to music

Tutoring Subjects

AP Spanish Language & Culture

Conversational French

Conversational Spanish

French

French 1

Languages

Nutrition

Science

Spanish

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

Spanish 4


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