I have been tutoring Spanish for over 15 years, from Beginner through Advanced, including AP and college-level. I am patient, reliable, and good at simplifying and explaining complex ideas. I love teaching and helping people to learn. I graduated with a degree in Spanish from Duke University and also hold a master's in International Relations from NYU.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I like to get a feel for what the student needs help with, and what kind of learner he/she is (e.g. verbal, visual, etc.). I ask a lot of questions, and work from there to make sure that my style fits.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
That's ultimately the goal, to give a student the right tools and structure to figure out how the language works.