I am a passionate ESOL and Spanish instructor specializing in the interactive, communicative approach to learning language. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education – Foreign Language with 11 years of experience. I have had the pleasure of teaching everyone from kindergarteners to adults. I love teaching, and seeing the improvement my students make through their lessons with me is invaluable.
I specialize in teaching English and Spanish as second languages. Through the use of stimulating activities and student-centered methodology, you can learn and have fun during my lessons. I will personalize materials based on your learning style. I sometimes assign homework in order to help my students practice their new language, and provide periodic assessments to check their progress.
I want my students to enjoy my lessons and want their parents to be satisfied with my service, so I often ask for feedback.
I look forward to hearing from you and helping you improve your confidence and grades in English or Spanish.
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Every student has the ability to learn. It's my job as a tutor to identify the student's learning style and what is needed to build the confidence to excel.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would use a variety of different activities to find out the student's level of knowledge, what interests him/her, and what the goal of tutoring is.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Provide activities that make it fun to learn a new language, and in turn, the student will become interested in finding out more on their own.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Using different resources like worksheets, videos, songs, and real-life examples, etc., help students not get bored with language and apply it to their everyday experiences.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would provide more examples and opportunities for practice.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
First, I would give students short texts about subjects that interest them. Then, I would coach the student in reading sub-skills such as scanning and key word identification.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I would assess the student's current level and then give the student activities where she/he will be successful to build confidence and reinforce prior knowledge.