I have taught Spanish for over 15 years in various settings. In public school, as a tutor to children of all ages as well as Community coops such as home schoolers.
My basic teaching style is to have fun. I incorporate "Multiple Intelligences" in my teaching so that the students learn the language not from a text book but by using their own specific learning style. I play lots of games with my kids and I also set up different scenarios during class time. One time they will walk into a Spanish restaurant and order off a menu in Spanish (or they don't eat); another time they go to the mechanic shop and try to explain what is wrong with their vehicle in Spanish. Of Course, this is after many weeks of immersion in the language. I use a lot of technology and games such as jeopardy or concentration.
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I am currently working on my Master's in Education. There may be a possibility of a doctorate looming out on the horizon.
I was born in Cuba during Fidel Castro's takeover of the country. My parents fled from communism with nothing but their clothes on their backs when I was 9 months old. I was raised in Miami, Florida with 3 million other Cubans (ask me how I survived that!). While Spanish was my first language, I have an excellent command of both English and Spanish. I am completely fluent in both and have translated for insurance companies and other businesses. Children learn when the environment is safe and fun. My goal in teaching is to make the students feel at home with me. Teaching the Cultural aspects of Hispanic-America has also shown my students that people around the world are just like them. My job is to make the Tower of Babel seem less confusing!