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Kayla

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Ciao a tutti! As a trilingual speaker of English, Italian, and Spanish I understand what it is like when you need to learn another language and want to feel like you can speak it as if it is your mother tongue.

I focus on conversational skills. It's important to learn how to converse and feel comfortable in the language you are learning. Grammar is indeed very important but knowing everyday expressions and phrases in the language you want to learn is just as important. My goal is for my students to be able to speak fluently and freely without having to constantly think about conjugating verbs.

Whether your goal is to improve in order to ace your current class or to learn skills for an upcoming trip out of the country don't hesitate to contact me! We can go over your goals and create a plan to help you achieve them.

Kayla’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of South Florida-Main Campus - Bachelors, World Languages

Graduate Degree: Nova Southeastern University - Masters, Marine Science

Hobbies

playing and watching sports and reading

Tutoring Subjects

Conversational Italian

Italian

Spanish 1

Spanish 2


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My philosophy is centered around engaging my student and making them feel confident and at ease with the material. Learning can and should be fun.

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

In the first session, I always go over the student's goals so we can make an organized plan to achieve them.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I can help a student become an independent learner by providing them with the tools and knowledge to aid them to continue on and further their knowledge independently.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I would help a student stay motivated by keeping it fun and making sure that they are engaged and understand the material.