I have seven years of teaching experience. I started teaching high school and after two years switched to middle school. I love teaching such an energetic group of kids. While teaching high school, I was offered a spot with the LearnServe Program hosted by the Washington International School. We traveled with about 10 local schools and 15 students. While there, we visited Asuncion and Carapegua where we did community service work and hosted teacher trainings. I also attended the International Baccalaureate Conference in Ottawa, Canada, where we created unit plans and discussed teaching strategies.
I try to get all students involved in class. Language is learned by practicing the vocabulary and grammar. I have students create projects, play games, work in groups, act out stories and skits and practice having conversations with one another.
I attended the University of Salisbury where I was on the dean's list for 9 semesters. I was also inducted into the National Hispanic Honor Society.
I received my bachelor's degree in psychology and Spanish from the University of Salisbury, and one year later received my teaching certificate. During college I was able to study abroad in Malaga, Spain. I studied at the University of Malaga during summer term. I am currently assisting the University of Maryland where I am working on my Masters in Education: Human Development and Quantitative Methodology.
I also have 4 years experience teaching Spanish to children ages 1-10. I have worked in foreign language immersion centers, summer camps, tutored and sponsored after school study sessions. Visit my blog: www.teachlearnspanish.blogspot.com "It's more than just Spanish!"