Information About C. WilliamIslands Trust tutor
I am a MA in Anthropology with a minor in Linguistics. I trained in Spanish on-location in California doing work with immigrants to the region, as well as in Mexico. I have also been published in a book about language instruction.
I have tutored in private settings for over seven years now. I have had wide success with my students. Some of whom went from pre-beginner to conversational within a 6 or 7 month period.
I believe that language exists in context. As such, teaching grammar in segregated chunks from one another is not as effective as teaching language as a whole. As such, I try to cover the grammar within a 6-9 week period, and then focus heavily on conversation, reading, and sentence construction. I teach a little about linguistic theory in order to grasp some of the more abstract thinking processes required for effective second-language acquisition. I'm confident that within 6 months (depending on a 4 hours/week schedule) that we will be conversing in Spanish about our day to day activities.
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Additional Languages: French, Spanish
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: No (✘ Not On File)
- University of Guelph (2011) - Graduated with a BA in Anth and Linguistics (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
- LDS Church (2006) - 2 year mission amongst Spanish speakers (Professional) (✘ Not On File)