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Raza

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Hope all is well. I am a fluent Spanish, Portuguese, and Urdu speaker. As a non native speaker of Spanish, I know the struggle of grasping concepts and grammatical structures that don't exist in English. My goal is not only to help students excel in their Spanish course, but to actually take personal interest in the language as well as culture. Nothing gives me more pleasure than sharing my knowledge and personal experiences with students.

I am currently completing graduate coursework at the Johns Hopkins University. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs- International Economics and Latin American Studies from the George Washington University. I also hold a Certificate in Contemporary Latin American Studies from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

My professional experience has been with International Development in Latin America. I am deeply passionate about the region and culture as I have lived, worked, studied, and travelled throughout the region.


Raza’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: George Washington University - Bachelor in Arts, International Affairs- International Economics, Latin American Studies

Graduate Degree: Johns Hopkins University - Certificate, Investments

Hobbies

Dancing, Music, Finance, Current Affairs

Tutoring Subjects


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Build confidence, tackle bottlenecks, and internalize the subject.

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

Ask them what their goals are, what topics trouble them, and review their homework assignments.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Internalize the subject.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Build Confidence.

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

Tackle bottlenecks through individualized exercises.

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

Build a framework to approach every passage.

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

Building confidence.

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

By creating vision.

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

Individualized exercises.

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

Positive thinking and making them aware of their strengths.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

Ask them and constantly look for weaknesses to improve.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

Making the session about them and what they want to achieve.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

Online quizzes, hardcopy handouts, and music.