I am a current Spanish/English teacher and tutor. I have two year's experience teaching in a traditional classroom setting, as well as several years' experience tutoring students one-to-one. I acquired my language skills by living in Spain, writing a thesis in Spanish, and by pursuing a Bachelors of Arts in Hispanic Literatures from Ohio University's Honors Tutorial College. In the fall of 2016, I will begin a PhD program in the same field of study. Though my ultimate goal is to become a college-level Spanish professor, I have experience working with a wide variety of English and Spanish students, ranging in age from preschoolers to retirees, and ranging in experience from novice to advanced. I have taught in a variety of contexts, ranging from Montessori schools to art museums to traditional classroom settings. I enjoy working with a diverse group of students and presenting information to them in a manner that coincides with their individual learning styles. Whatever the students' academic background, the philosophy I abide by as an educator is to provide my students with a strong basis of knowledge that will ultimately enable them to learn independently. I help students achieve such independence by identifying fractures in the foundations of their knowledge and by rectifying these fractures with encouragement, instruction, and additional resources for the student to pursue at their own pace. When I am not helping folks learn English and Spanish, I enjoy studying other languages and learning history.
Ohio University-Main Campus - Bachelors, Spanish