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Ronald

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I taught high school Spanish classes for 25 years and tutoring for 5 years. I have found that speaking Spanish, music, repetition and review help the student understand the language much better. I believe in interaction and use the motto "Every Student Every Day."

Ronald’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Miami University-Oxford - Bachelors, Political Science/Spanish

State Certified Teacher

Hobbies

Bowling, Cleveland Browns and my two dogs. I also like to travel.

Tutoring Subjects

Conversational Spanish

Languages

Spanish

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

Spanish 4


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe students learn differently. Immersion, music, repetition and review will lead to much better success.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

Giving them a few practice problems in grammar, vocabulary, conjugation and form of verbs.

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

Introduce myself, and listen to the student to find out what areas the student is struggling in.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By allowing a student to use resources available.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Encouraging the student every day.

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

I would go over the skill. Practice, Practice, Practice.

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

I usually have students translate paragraphs. This helps in understanding.

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

I found that practice with worksheets, conversation and music helps.

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

I usually allow the student to discuss what the day was like, speaking and writing in Spanish.

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

I would use worksheets and give them some questions to answer in Spanish.

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

Encouragement. Go over questions and let the student answer.

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

When I see a student struggling, I change directions and proceed with new material.

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

I use music, flashcards, and worksheets.