I've taught Spanish language and literature for 24 years as a high school tutor, and adjunct professor at numerous colleges and universities. I also teach at corporations and via non-profit professional groups whose members require basic Spanish for professional purposes. Among my specialty courses are Spanish for: Nurses, Lactation Consultants, Doctors, Social Workers, Educators and (believe it or not) Spanish for Tap Dancers.
My teaching style is dynamic. I believe that negative emotion can inhibit language learning, so I work to create a positive emotional atmosphere in my classes and documents. Storytelling with words and images and humor are keys to my method, as well as approaching old grammar topics in brand new ways. I do not teach Spanish via immersion: rather, I prefer to explain grammatical principles in English followed by intensive practice and conversation in Spanish. I specialize in adult language education.
Gold Star Teacher, Wyzant.com
B.A., Yale University. Currently pursuing MFA in Creative Writing at the Sewanee School of Letters.
Dorothy Potter Snyder Spanish Teacher, Curriculum Developer Education •Yale University, BA in Languages and Literature (1982) Teaching Adjunct Professor of Spanish •United States Lactation Consultant Association, (online webinars), Spanish for lactation consultants. Created specialized curriculum for lactation consultants. •Princeton Adult School (Princeton, NJ), 2008-present •Chazen School of Business, Columbia University (New York, NY), 2008-2009 •New York College of Medicine (Valhalla, NY), 2001-2002 •Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University (Bronx, NY) 1992-2002 Private School Spanish Teacher: •Roadmap for Language – New York, NY (2008-present) – Spanish teacher in web-based teaching environment. •ABC Language Exchange - New York, NY (2002-2009) •El Taller Latino Americano - New York City, NY (1991 to 2000). Head teacher and program coordinator of non-proft Spanish language school. Corporate Spanish Teacher: •Trinity Investments (New York, NY), 2008-present •CAI Advisors & Co. (New York, NY), 2010 •General Motors (New York, NY), 2001 •Jacobi Hospital (Bronx, NY), 1998-1999 •Catholic Medical Centers (Brooklyn, NY), 1996-1998 •Montefore Hospital (Bronx, NY), 1990-1994 •Brooklyn Legal Services (Brooklyn, NY), 1991 Publications •Salsa Piano, with Hector Martignon, Hal Leonard Co. (2005) •Spanish for Medical Students, privately published by The Einstein College of Medicine (2003) •Queridos Padres, Hispanic Policy Development Project (1990)