Spanish from Scratch - Spanish Language Tutoring
Hired 15 times
7 years in business
Cash, PayPal, Venmo
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Jul - Dec
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
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- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
My main process of learning any language for everyone is as follows: 1. Learn and perfect the sound system (pronunciation) 2. Recall and use common vocabulary with mnemonic devices (not memorizing or reviewing) 3. Teach and guide student in basic grammar practice After assessing the students level of language-competence, we then brainstorm together as to what goals they want to meet. Once we have our goals, I make customized lesson plans to achieve those goals based on the 3 points listed above (in order). Some students want help with their classwork while others want to have complete fluency. Each individual lesson will look a little different based on the goals that we want to meet. But but these three goals always stay the same.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
–8 months abroad in Spain and Guatemala -1 year service commitment (Americorps) at the Latino Economic Development Center as an Employment Counselor (teaching and speaking primarily in Spanish. Full-time day-job) –B.A. in Spanish Studies, from Iowa State University, with a minor in Linguistics –Over a year of experience in tutoring and teaching Spanish (see above for references and reviews) –Tutored college-level Spanish courses at Iowa State University (Academic Success Center) -Coursework in education and teaching curriculum: Grades 7-12 Classroom Technology, Early Field Experience, and Introduction to ESL literacy –Language Tutoring Certificate – (Minnesota Literacy Council)