EducationSeattle University, Spanish and International Studies Majors
I have also spent time studying at la Universidad de Granada in Granada, Spain, la Universidad Iberoamericana in Puebla, Mexico, and la Universidad de las Americas Puebla in Puebla, Mexico.
ExperienceIn November 2012 I started formally tutoring Spanish. I enjoy tutoring because I feel that I have a good grip on the language and can explain well to a non-native speaker the best methods for mastering a new language. Because I learned from the ground up and had no prior language experience 6 years ago when I started Spanish, I'm fully aware of the frustrations and difficulties one experiences in learning a new language. I believe there should be a greater emphasis on speaking and comprehension of conversations in language tutoring and instruction, rather than just reading and writing. It can take a lot of time and practice for one to be able to master even the simplest techniques in Spanish, however I can adapt to any learner's speed so that they gain a thorough understanding of the topics before moving on. I develop unique lesson plans for each student I work with to ensure consistent progress and reinforcement of the language.
In high school I took Spanish 1, 2, 3, and AP Spanish 4. I received a 4 on the College Board AP Spanish test in 2012. I also took Spanish community college classes while I was in high school to gain further instruction outside of my high school classroom. I now exercise my professional Spanish skills interning in Seattle at a non-profit and as a Spanish tutor at Seattle University.
HobbiesI enjoy doing yoga, trying new foods, cooking, exploring the city, traveling, and playing soccer. Spanish is my biggest interest however--I love traveling to places where I can improve my fluency and gain a greater understanding of other cultures.
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My high schedule needs and far location didn't work to get tutoring in the end, but I really appreciate how much Paige was willing to do her part to make things happen. She is courteous and responsive as well as creative in working with our needs. I wish we could have used her as our tutor, a pleasure to work with!
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