Chris Potts

Chris P.

Riverdale, MD

About Chris P.

Chris teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: October 2014
Last sign in: More than two months

Overview

I am a college graduate and a true lover of language and world cultures. I have studied Spanish traditionally and independently for many years and now work as an interpreter and translator. In 2012, I enrolled into a cultural exchange program in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. There, I solidified my Spanish skills over the four months that I stayed there through my host family and matriculation at two local universities, as well as working at a local NGO.When tutoring students I employ various techniques to make the subject matter more relatable to the student, enabling them to learn without a monotonous experience. For example, through music and film students are able to see how certain phrases in different contexts are used all while being entertained. This method makes the vocabulary more relevant and therefore easier to retain.

Whether you need help with pronunciation, grammar, verb conjugations, cultural clarifications or just need to improve conversation, we will work together until your needs are met. I am able to travel for lessons and also available online through video chat. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you on your way to becoming a Spanish speaker! ¡Nos vemos!

Experience

Spanish Tutor
Oct 2014 - Present
Online

Spanish Tutor
Aug 2013 - Dec 2013
University Language Dept.

Education

Spanish
Aug 2009 - May 2014
Howard University
Liberal Arts Program
Jan 2012 - Apr 2012
CIEE/FLACSO

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

CPR/First Aid/Lifeguarding/AED
May 2014
American Red Cross

Awards

Departmental Honors
May 2014
Howard University Department of World Language and Culture

2 Reviews on Chris P.

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Galina B. Dec 13, 2015
Verified Student · Spanish · In home
Chris is a fantastic teacher. He's a lot of fun and very patient with my daughter. she improved her grade from D to B+ in two weeks.
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Aj A. Feb 10, 2015
· Spanish · In home
Great Tutor! Helped me get to speaking proficiency!
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