The unique, almost fantastic experiences of my childhood have instilled in me not only the desire to teach others, but also prepared me with the skills and abilities necessary to complete this task.
I grew up in Paraguay, SA, where I gained cross-cultural abilities, fluently learning the languages (Spanish and Guaran), achieving a thorough understanding of the people and culture, and accommodating and assimilating the views of my parents' American culture with the views of the Paraguayan culture in which I was immersed. All of this has contributed to the arsenal of skills I use in teaching, ranging from my bilingualism to my empathetic understanding of people to my unending desire for gaining knowledge and sharing it with others.
Seeing the combination of a sad lack of good education in my town in Paraguay and the relative ignorance of so many people in the U.S. (particularly when it pertains to anything outside of their own little world) has made me appreciate the true impact that education can and should have.
My desire to tutor and teach stems from a yearning to contribute to that impact in whatever small way I can. Whether this minuscule contribution be in sharing my talent for language to help someone learn Spanish, or using my cross-cultural experience to relate to someone trying to learn English, or even just sharing my passion for music through teaching guitar.
Hopefully, with my unique background and the three or so years of experience I have had in tutoring elementary age children, I can use what skills and abilities I have to contribute just a fraction more to the enormous impact that education can, should, and hopefully will have, first on the individual, then the society, and ultimately, the world.