EducationI am a University-level Spanish Professor. I hold a Doctorate by the University of Barcelona and Duke University in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language, and two master's, one in Spanish creative writing by the University Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain), and another in Second Language Acquisition (University of Barcelona, Spain)
I enjoy working with students of all ages! I teach AP Spanish, and all levels of Spanish Language and Literature courses. I have been teaching for 10 years, the last three at Duke University, and three as an independent tutor, with two more while at Duke University.
ExperienceAs a Tutor, I taught Spanish at elementary level (immersion programs) for Math, Science, and Reading; College level Spanish Literature, Language, and Composition (also publishing in peer-reviewed journals), Spanish for Heritage Speakers, and for non-natives. I do use a variety of methods, hands-on, demonstration, technology enhanced, visual aids, oral input, small group practices, etc. I do encourage learner's autonomy, and have helped improve one letter grade minimum to students not already in A level.
Rates are affordable, offer discounts depending of number of hours contracted per week. My usual rate is $45, but if 3 + hours are contracted for each week, I offer specials. Also, with 3 and 6 months packages. Results are ALWAYS guaranteed.
I request kindly cancellations to be made with 48 hours notice, so that I can schedule another student in your place. Thanks,
HobbiesI love to discover new cultures, traditions, and values, so when I am not teaching, I am travelling. That includes exploring political, as well as geographical landmarks. I am an avid climber, hiker, (amateur) Photographer, Writer, and painter. I enjoy International Film, particularly Chinese, Indian, and European, love reading, Music, Visual Arts, Performance Arts, and swimming. I have friends in probably close to every country of this beautiful planet.
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I really enjoy working with Sylvia! She is a native Spanish speaker and thus has really been helping me improve my Spanish in all aspects. She works with me comprehensively and gets me engaged in speaking, reading, writing and listening in Spanish which allows for a more well-rounded understanding of the language. Not to mention she is extremely relatable and patient. I highly recommend working with her!
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