Hello. I have had experience both as a teacher in a classroom environment and as a tutor in a one on one environment. I have 17 years service as a Spanish teacher in the high school level. I have also tutored children and adults of various ages in Spanish, ESL and in core subjects such as Math and English. I have been an advocate for language learning and learning other cultures through travel and immersion for almost 20 years. I like to share this passion with my students. What I love ... [more]
I have taught high school Spanish for 17 years and during that time I also tutored teenagers privately in Spanish. From 1999 to 2016 I tutored 20 students individually in a one on one basis, some of which were not just in Spanish but also in core level math, English & sciences.
I am the son of Portuguese immigrants from the island of Madeira. I grew up in a predominately Portuguese speaking household and attended bilingual K & 1st grade in Lowell, Massachusetts. I then received my undergraduate Minor in Portuguese at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. I recently visited Portugal(Lisbon & Madeira) for 16 days during the holiday season 2016-17 and gained proficiency speaking with relatives and locals.
I have used Microsoft Windows for many professional and personal purposes. As a high school Spanish teacher, I have used various formats and applications as teaching tools and have worked with students in typing (Word), slideshows (PowerPoint), audio comprehension (Media Player) and more. I believe that I can use my background in helping others grasp a fundamental knowledge of Microsoft Applications.