Spanish Tutoring By Experienced UCBerkeley And Stanford Grad.
Hello there, I believe my service as a tutor stands out because of my experience and training; I have worked with children, teenagers, adults- from grade school through graduate school- and I have first-hand experience and knowledge of Latin American languages and cultures as well.
I enjoy working with students and teaching language and literature as well. Teaching brings joy and fulfullment and it is wonderful to watch students grow and learn and succeed.
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?
When starting, we discuss individual goals and motivations: are they academic, personal, professional? What do you need help with? Writing, fluency, reading, speaking, all of the above? We discuss current goals and come up with a plan for achieving them.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
BA in Spanish and Portuguese from UCBerkeley
MA in Latin American Studies from Stanford University
C.Phil. degree: completed all PhD coursework and exams- in Hispanic Languages and Literatures- UCLA.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Typically 42$ hourly-rate (utilizing Zoom); PayPal, Venmo or Zelle invoicing available. Currently using Zoom but can possibly meet in San Gabriel Valley at library/cafe'.
How did you get started teaching?
I first started teaching at UCBerkeley, where I began tutoring Spanish as an undergraduate. At Stanford graduate school, I was an English-in-Action language partner, and at UCLA, as a PhD student, I taught undergraduate Spanish classes. I do have a full-time career currently, but continue tutoring.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with various levels, including high school, middle school, and college students from campuses including Occidental, Mount Saint Mary's and USC. Currently I work with middle and high school students.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
A recent event that moved me was when a student shared that she really enjoys learning about Latin American culture, so we agreed that she would watch the film Roma, and then we discussed how it addresses universal themes. My student was very inspired to learn the language so that she can access culture, specifically. She went on to pass her AP Spanish exam.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
I would advise a student to meet with a tutor for a one-on-one to see if it's a good fit. Be detailed with your tutor, let them know what's going on with your learning, and what areas you may be struggling with, and try to have fun.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What do you expect from a tutoring session? How can I help you achieve your goals?