I have a degree in Spanish from Denison University, and I have experience working with a variety of students from beginner to advanced as a tutor at my university. I also have experience living, working, and studying in three Latin American countries for nearly a year in total. I’m a firm believer in a holistic approach to language learning where cultural knowledge is incorporated into the learning process!
I really believe in the power of language to open people up to new opportunities and possibilities, and I love being able to help my students acquire such an important skill! My favorite parts of being a tutor are the challenge of finding the best strategy to convey the material to my students and the gratification that comes when I see my students making concrete improvements in their language skills.
She is absolutely great with kids .. Energetic and patient
Julia was my tutor for two semesters at school. I was having a hard time keeping up in my Spanish class and she worked with me through different concepts at my own pace to help me understand them better. I have dyslexia and ADHD and Julia was really great at teaching me things in a way that made sense to me.
The first thing I like to do when working with a new student is to discuss what they want to get out of our sessions. I’ve found that it’s really helpful to have expectations set up beforehand in order to make the most of our time together. I then like to discuss their preferred learning style and adjust my tutoring to that. After each session, I review the concepts that we worked on with the student and address any additional questions.
I have a B.A. in International Studies and Spanish from Denison University where I also worked as a Spanish tutor for three years. I have worked as a photography instructor in Peru for four months, studied at a Chilean university for five months, and conducted research in Chile and Argentina for two months During these experiences, I exclusively communicated with my colleagues and students in Spanish. My experiences in these countries allowed me to gain a certain level of cultural knowledge in addition to the more academic knowledge and experience I gained from studying Spanish in university.
For one student, I charge $30 for an hour. For each additional student, I charge 50% of the original rate. For example, two students for an hour would be $45.
I first became a tutor after being recommended by my professors for a Spanish tutoring position with the Academic Resource Center at my university based on my level of fluency in the language. I found that I enjoyed helping other students improve their language skills, and I sought out more tutoring opportunities, such as working with Chilean university students to improve their English.
I have experience working with elementary age, teenage, and adult language learners. I have taken several courses on language acquisition and am knowledgable of the best strategies to help learners of all ages improve their language skills.