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Elga

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I have a Bachelors Degree in Hispanic Literature and a minor in Theatre from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus.
I am working in my Masters Degree which is in Curriculum and Instruction with a minor in Spanish from the University of Puerto Rico as well.
I am a certified Distance Professor (Metropolitan University of Puerto Rico).
I have worked as a High School Spanish/ Theater teacher in private and public schools. I also have worked with Pearson Educational.
“The teacher is of course an artist, but being an artist does not mean that he or she can make the profile, can shape the students. What the educator does in teaching is to make it possible for the students to become themselves.”
- Paulo Freire

Elga’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras - Bachelors, Hispanic Literature

Graduate Degree: University of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras - Masters, Curriculum and Teaching

Hobbies

Flamenco dancer, ballet and fitness

Tutoring Subjects

Art

CLEP Prep

CLEP Spanish

Conversational Spanish

IB Theatre

Languages

Spanish

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

Spanish 4

Test Prep


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that all people can learn. We only have to look for new ways of teaching because everyone learns in a different way. I believe in the philosophy of Paulo Freire, Vygotsky and Piaget.

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

I will do some dynamics to meet and get to know each other.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

I will dramatize the selection. Usually if they can see it as a visual story, they will understand what is happening between lines.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

I will use a lot of assessments.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

I will recognize their effort.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

I will do a diagnostic test.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

I use music, books, videos and movies.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I will encourage the student to do some other studies, like an assignment.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I would give them praise when they worked and tell them that they can become anything they want.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

I will use art and theatre to help them.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

I like to use music, but it depends on the subject and what we are working on.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

I motivate them through their journey.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

It depends on what they need. I use a diagnostic test to see where they are and what they need.