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1st lesson free!
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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Fede
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Spanish
  • Oral expression - Spanish
  • Oral comprehension - Spanish
  • Vocabulary - Spanish
  • Writing comprehension - Spanish
  • Accent reduction-Spanish
Levels
  • All Levels

Highly qualified Spanish teacher with over 5 years of experience for private or group lessons.

Methodology

Throughout my Masters degree and previous schools that I have taught at, I learned to integrate pedagogical theories and practices in my classroom instruction with my own experience as a language learner.  My teaching philosophy involves Paul Sandrock’s integrated performance assessment method that uses ACTFL’s (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) proficiency scales as a benchmark for the assessment and a clear measurement of student learning.  Many school districts adopt ACTFL’s proficiency levels as a benchmark for measuring student success in a world language classroom. I believe that my experience growing up in Latin America and being fully bi-lingual have given me many examples of immersion type situations that I use in alignment with the ACTFL proficiency levels to plan rich, meaningful lessons that align with district and school wide objectives.  

Background

I was born in Costa Rica and I am a native speaker with a deep understanding of the Spanish language.  I speak English and Spanish fluently without an accent and I specialize in accent reduction. I learned how to develop my bi-lingual abilities through a combination of growing up in Costa Rica and excellent education. Later in life during my formal studies I used this broad knowledge of life in Latin America by aligning my experiences with common core learning objectives such as ACTFL’s world language proficiency levels. These are a benchmark from which to measure proficiency, which are widely used by many private and public schools.  Therefore, I teach by incorporating contextual ways that combine Integrated Performance Assessments with a bounty of personal experiences growing up in Latin America.

Rates

Transportation Fee : $5
Rate for online lessons : $20/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $19
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $17
Lessons offered by Fede
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Spanish
  • Oral expression - Spanish
  • Oral comprehension - Spanish
  • Vocabulary - Spanish
  • Writing comprehension - Spanish
  • Accent reduction-Spanish
Levels
  • All Levels

Fede's resume

Education

Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York, USA 6/2013
Master of Arts in Teaching, Spanish
Recipient of a minority fellowship

Glion University, Bulle, Switzerland 11/2006
Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Human Resources
Le Cordon Bleu Culinary arts Program
Recipient of an Inter-Americana scholarship

Blue Valley High School, Escazu, Costa Rica 1998-2001
Private High School
Student teacher ratio 12:1

Towne Lake Baptist School, Irving, Texas 1990-1998
Private Middle School
Student teacher ratio 8:1


Teaching Experience


Carolina Language Institute
Spanish Teacher/Tutor 9/2018 – Present
• Teach multiple levels of Spanish.
• Develop contextually engaging lesson plans to assimilate how Spanish
is used in Latin America.
• Communicate with students to ensure their needs are being met.



Pacific Ridge School, Carlsbad CA (Private School)
Spanish Teacher 8/2017 – 12/2017
• Taught 7th grade and High School level 2 Spanish classes.
• Developed contextually engaging lesson plans to assimilate how Spanish
is used in Latin America.
• Met with Spanish department to plan curricular scope and sequence.
• Advisor to 7th grade.





Sacramento Country Day School, Sacramento CA (Private School)
Spanish Teacher 8/2015 – 6/2017
• Taught 6th, 7th, 8th and High School Advanced level Spanish classes.
• Developed contextually engaging lesson plans to assimilate how Spanish
is used in Latin America.
• Met with Spanish department to plan curricular scope and sequence.
• Advisor to 7th grade.

Woodlawn High School, Baltimore MD (Public School)
Spanish Teacher Certified for grades 6-12 8/2014 – 6/2015
• Taught 4 sections of Spanish 2 and 2 sections of Spanish 4Honors.
• Planned curricular scope and sequence.
• Developed common core centered lesson plans in conjunction with
other departments.
• Aided faculty and staff in transitioning to a new grade reporting
and parent/guardian communication software.




Dewitt Middle School, Ithaca NY (Public School)
Spanish Teacher Certified for grades 7-12 9/2013 – 6/2014
• Taught 2 sections of Spanish level 1 for 7th grade and 3 sections
of Spanish level 2 for 8th grade students.
• Met with Spanish language department to review current textbooks and teaching materials.
• Led Spanish AIS (Academic Intervention Services) for struggling students
to ensure all students learning.
• Held periodical meetings with core subjects to develop inter-disciplinary
unit plans with common core standards.

Dewitt Middle School, Ithaca NY
Lansing High School, Lansing NY 1/2013 – 5/2013
Spanish Student Teacher
• Designed and implemented culturally relevant lesson plans using ACTFL’s 5C’s,
for 7th and 8th grades from fifteen different countries.
• Held periodical meetings with core subjects to develop inter-disciplinary
unit plans with common core standards.
• Integrated technology and Spanish culture into lessons to provide students
with an immersion type learning environment.

Spencer Van Etten School District, Spencer NY 2009 – 2010
Spanish Substitute Teacher
• Substitute taught High School and Middle School honors and regular classes.
• Attended regular department meetings to curriculum plan.
• Designed and implemented lesson plans using the ACTFL 5C’s as a framework.
• Designed lesson plans that involved Latin American culture and that students
could compare to the culture in the USA.

Certifications
• Maryland State and New York State Certified Spanish single subject in
Middle School and High School grades 6-12.

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