I am a charismatic, creative and well-spoken professional that focuses on holistic development of each student in the subject they are learning. I truly take the time to get to know my students in order to cater the learning process to their specific needs and interests and make it enjoyable for them.
I strongly promote a personalized education and try to make materials as tangible and relatable as possible for each student so that it the standardized materials become easier to process and so that success is more rewarding.
Having worked as a tutor, college counselor, TA and teacher in a variety of subjects to students of all ages and backgrounds, I am a well-rounded and have a strong set of transferable skills, insight and resources to share with my students. I graduated with highest honors from the University of Colorado and worked for the Resident Life and Leadership program for 3 years mentoring students and helping them achieve academic and social success. Studying anthropology gave me a unique awareness of the learning process and how humans digest information which I use masterfully in my classes.
I have since been certified in Peace and Conflict Studies, Religious Studies, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Child Welfare Policy (GAP Travel) and have earned awards for Achievement in Intercultural Education (CIEE) and Excellence in Leadership (GAP Travel).
I pride myself in my ability to mentor and help students set strong academic/career/personal goals, igniting their potential and forging pathways for future endeavors.
As a fierce advocate for equal and universal availability to any sort of education, I am a particularly passionate instructor of foreign languages and cultural-mentor, as these grants learners access to futures they might not have considered or been considered for prior. Being multilingual myself and given my experiences teaching languages and other topics I know I will be a key to opening this door—they key, however, is nothing without the hand(s) that turns it. I hope to make these prospects clear to those I would mentor while also seizing the chance to promote intercultural exchanges.
I am proactive, consistent and meticulous in my work, but I make sure to add a dash of humor in fun to everything that I do. Let's have some fun and learn!
I love sharing my passion for the subjects I teach (foreign languages, culture, anthropology, history, writing) and seeing that passion evolve in the students. It is so rewarding to me when students make meaningful connections to the subject and materials. My favorite moments are when students realize their immense potential to be successful in any subject they put their mind to.
Lola is fluent in the languages but more importantly she has a thorough understanding of the culture in terms of gender, socioeconomics, the cost of imperialism, and race/ethnic divisions. Lola is well read and well traveled, which gives her many examples to pull from. She is also enthusiastic about language and culture.
Lola is so knowledgeable but also extremely passionate, making her an amazing and engaging tutor!! Her wealth of wisdom and passion for the culture makes her an invaluable.
Lola is a great tutor! Everything she says is interesting and well explained. Her knowledge about history and culture is enormous.
Lola was my guide for a Belize and Guatemala Tour. She was fabulous! She easily spoke in both English and Spanish fluently. Her knowledge and passion about Central America was obvious. She was able to relate facts about Latin America and how issues in those countries related to our home countries! She educated and entertained us every day! Just fabulous!
In the first lesson I like to begin with a discussion of motivation and setting goals for the learning process, so that I may form lesson plans that cater to the student. I proceed with an overall assesment of student's knowledge and level, and discuss the assesment with the student.
Bachelor of Arts- ANTHROPOLOGY w/ highest honors from University of Colorado and Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra (Santiago, Dominican Republic)
I have been certified in Peace and Conflict Studies, Religious Studies, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Child Welfare Policy (GAP Travel) and have earned awards for Achievement in Intercultural Education (CIEE) and Excellence in Leadership (GAP Travel).
Depending on the needs/level of the student, lessons run between 20-65 USD/hour.
Possible packages include 5 X 25mn lessons for 100USD.
I am willing to work with the student to decide pricing. If student is in school and is needing help with schoolwork/has their own materials,the price is on the lower end of the scale.
My first experiencing teaching was working in a community center in Nicaragua the summer of 2008. I immediately found my place connecting with students and have since honed my teaching skills with students from over 30 countries.
I have worked with all levels and from all sorts of backgrounds
3-5 year olds learning their own language and adding new languages in (EN/FR/SP)
5-8 year olds
9-11 year olds
12-14 year olds Middle School students
14-18 year olds High School + College Prep Students
and adults up to their 60s
from the United States, Canada, Europe, Thailand, Mexico and Central America