I am a bilingual teacher at CHS in SF. I have 20 years as a teacher. I have been working in Mexico and here in NM. I have a Master in Bilingual Education from NMHU. I worked at the SFCC here in a program ABE for 3 years where I taught ESL classes to adult people.
My experience that you can notice immediately since the first class because I will get you the opportunity to learn Spanish or English by using a lot of teaching strategies and Ludic activities. I am sure that you will feel confident and good with my classes. And I will be always interested in your progress and in your learning needs.
Estoy seguro que conmigo podras aprender mucho y espero que pronto y con la constancia puedas en un corto tiempo: hablar, escribir, entender y leer el lenguaje espaol ya que yo soy un hablante Nativo del idioma y asi, puedas ser un hablante bilingue.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: ENSM - Bachelors, Education
Graduate Degree: New Mexico Highlands University - Masters, Curriculum Design with emphasis in Bilingual Education
Read Spanish Literature. Play Soccer. Watch Movies
Q & A
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
To introduce myself and to discuss the class goals.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By feeling confident and comfortable with my class.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By using a large number of teaching strategies.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
To review, to recap, to explain or to change the materials.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
To provide them a lot of reading strategies and to start with easy readings.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Dialogs, complete paragraphs, choral repetitions, writing short compositions, matching vocabulary, etc.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
To reteach the lesson, and to ask for any questions or concerns.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Repetition, take notes, read short stories, practice in pairs.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
By applying formative and summative techniques like testing or rubrics.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I need to know their personal goals and expectations.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Pictures, handouts, internet, newspaper articles, copies of short stories.
What is your teaching philosophy?
My student needs to know how important is to be a bilingual person.