Lots of talking and learning based on examples acquisition. In order to produce, you need to induce. Also I tend to let my learners walk by themselves, make mistakes but always watching their backs. I never let anyone down. However the key is the interest and motivation of the student. Everything else should come naturally.
I am a language instructor with experience in both private and public system ( College and University). I have thought languages for about 10 years now and I can assure you a tailor-made experience with proven results teaching techniques. Ready to learn? because I am ready to guide you to your dream.
I charge 25$ for a beginner student but with a student that has previous knowledge of the language, I can teach for 20$ an hour.
An Hispanic Studies Graduate from the University of Puerto Rico. As a Language Instructor, I always wanted to find a way that my students could enjoy their learning experience. Over the years, I learned that the most important skills of an educator is passion, patience and dedication. I am looking for an experience that makes me a better human being but also that could make me understand more the subtleties of the relation between language and society.
2012 - Present University of Puerto Rico (San Juan, PR, United States of America)
M.A Hispanic Studies
Latin American Literature
2010-2011 University of Puerto Rico (Cayey, PR, United States of America)
International Exchange Program
Latin American History
Spanish (Grammar and Spelling)
2009 - 2012 Bishop's University (Lennoxville, QC, Canada)
B.A Modern Languages
Spanish (Language, Culture, Cinema)
Italian (Language, Culture, Cinema)
ESL (English as a Second Language)
2007 - 2009 Cégep de Sherbrooke (Sherbrooke, QC, Canada)
D. E. C. Modern Languages (Diploma of College Studies)
Spanish (Language, Culture, Literature, Linguistic)
German (Language, Culture, Literature)
French ( FLE, French Literature, Grammar & Spelling)
ESL (Language, Literature, Linguistic, Grammar & Spelling)
January 2018 - August 2018 Miami Dade College, Florida, USA
Language Laboratory Technician
Was in charge of an interactive language laboratory for the most important college of the state of Florida. I had to guide students through their learning of English from A1 to C1. I helped with the technical ( computer) component of their learning. I also tutored in Reading, Writing and Speech.
August, 2017 - November 2017 University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
Was in charge of the new arrivals at the Seminario Federico de Onís (Estudios Hispánicos). Learned some of the Library of Congress codification. Attended the students visiting the books collection. Worked on the transcription of some forgotten puertorican works in order the re-edit them for general public.
August 2013 - May 2014 University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
Research Assistant (Spanish and Caribbean Literature)
Learned more about the academic publishing/editing world. Worked on Spanish Golden Age Moorish literature with Dra. María Luisa Lugo of the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus for one semester. The following semester was dedicated to a re-edition of different puertorican poets’ works under the supervision of Dr. Miguel Ángel Náter.
August, 2012 - July 2017 University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
Laboratory Instructor (Modern Languages, French)
Taught conversational French to 8 different groups a day (30 minutes session). Provided explanations on French Grammar, Culture and Literature. Planned week’s activities beforehand. Assisted different professors at the same time in their teaching. Evaluated twice a month the learning process of the students through oral presentations.
I believe that my experiences talk for themselves.
Through my career in public relations / education I have learned that one of the best feeling in life is to “Help-thy-neighbor”. There is nothing like a stranger’s smile.
Perfection is only achievable through practice and repetition.
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