My interests are literature and languages. I grew up in Barcelona, Spain. I speak Spanish fluently and I love teaching it to others.
Undergraduate Degree: University of North Carolina at Pembroke - Bachelors, Spanish
Graduate Degree: Saint Johns University - Masters, Spanish
I love watching foreign movies, going to museums, enjoy reading, traveling and trying out different food.
What is your teaching philosophy?
To promote positive learning and achieve a strong academic foundation.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Ask the student about the subject. Get an overview of his lessons and what the student finds challenging.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Assigning the student work on a topic that we have reviewed.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would find a teaching method that works with the student.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Practicing with several readings and asking lots of questions.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
It is always good to try different activities to find the best learning experience.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I would try to connect to a topic the student enjoys, or I would try to include technology to the lesson.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Reviewing at the end of the lesson and asking questions related to our lesson.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
I explain my own personal experience as a student.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I try to find out the student's strengths and weaknesses.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Books, online materials or personal materials.