Garrett Leatherman
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Garrett L.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hello! My name is Garrett and I am a fluent Spanish speaker. I have been learning the language for 20 years and counting, and have been teaching it for 2 years and counting.

My passion for languages, most especially Spanish, comes through in my lessons with students. I make the process of learning Spanish engaging, intriguing, and productive. I aim to break down large, difficult concepts into bite-sized pieces to keep you engaged, encouraged, and constantly achieving small goals on the way to the big ones!

About Garrett L.

I am an experienced tutor with 2+ of experience teaching Spanish, Italian, English, Writing, and Philosophy. Having been introduced to the language at 3 years old and studying it at a high level for 20 years, Spanish is by far what I teach best. I currently am one semester away from graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Spanish. In addition to my studies, I use Spanish every day given that most of my friends are native speakers of the language. I also minor in Italian and am in the process of becoming fluent in it.

As an avid student of languages, I understand the frustrations and challenges that come with learning a new tongue. My goal is to simplify the process for you as best as I can to keep you from getting overwhelmed, which happens all too often when learning a language. Rather than teaching you the subjunctive, for instance, I aim to break this broad, complex concept down into smaller, easier steps that put you on an effective track to understanding it as a whole. Moreover, given my extensive experience of conducting one-on-one lessons, I know how to plan lessons to suit your needs and goals.

Though I am not a native speaker, I have a deeper understanding of the Spanish language than most native speakers, just as fluent, non-native speakers of English are normally more familiar with the mechanics of the language than most who call it their mother tongue.

I specialize in Spanish grammar, but I have experience and am equally qualified to help you with skills in conversation, pronunciation, writing, reading, and listening.

I would love to help you learn the language that has been dear to me nearly my entire life, so don't be shy to reach out to me or to go ahead and schedule a session with me!

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Andrea Ramirez De La Hoz
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Garrett is the best teacher I've ever had, he is so patient and is wonderful at explaining concepts. He is also respectful and responsible.
You won't regret having a tutoring session with him. He is the best!

Posted Jan 4, 2021
Karina
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After lessons with Garrett i feel so much more confident in my speaking skills. I was always afraid of speaking in another language, after these lessons i wont be afraid anymore. He is always prepaired for our lessons and i really enjoy them.

Posted Jan 4, 2021
Peter Plunert
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Best language teacher I ever had!!!

Posted Jan 4, 2021
Pavel
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I was already speaking Spanish and I could understand a fair bit. Garrett has helped increase and correct my vocabulary and given me confidence to speak more. He's a great teacher AAA+, highly recommended!

Posted Jan 4, 2021
Angie Perez Pajaro
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Very good teacher. He clearly explains the topics at at hand, makes the class intriguing, corrects you when needed, gives you room to think and organize your ideas, which is different from how other teachers do it here in Colombia. I understand him, and the class is fun.

Posted Jan 3, 2021
Brianna
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Garrett was the writing fellow for my English class and thanks to him I did very well on my final essay. I wanted to improve my introduction paragraph and organization of my essay and Garret helped me surpass my expectations. After meeting with Garrett, I feel more confident in my writing skills.

Posted Jan 2, 2021

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Experience

Tutor
Jun 2020 - Present

Preply

Online tutor in English for native and non-native speakers around the world. Ages range from 8-45.

Writing Tutor
Aug 2019 - Present

Towson University

Help university students from all disciplines with every stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to polishing final drafts. Sessions are one-on-one and range from 30-60 minutes.

Tutor
Jan 2018 - Present

Towson University

Leading one hour, one-on-one sessions in Spanish, Italian, and Philosophy.

Writing Fellow
Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

Towson University

Writing tutor assigned to one college writing course. Collaborate with professor and students for an entire semester in one-on-one sessions as well as group/class lessons teaching fundamental, college-level writing concepts, such as thesis statements, paragraph structure, outlines, etc.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish / double minor in Italian & Philosophy
Jan 2017 - Present

Towson University

Spanish Language & Culture
Jan 2018 - May 2018

Universidad Nebrija

Irish Cultural Studies
Jun 2016 - Jul 2016

American University Dublin

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Italian Writing Award
May 2020

Towson University

Affiliations

Sigma Delta Pi
Nov 2019
Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, is a non-profit organization incorporated in the State of South Carolina, a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and partners with the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Estudio Internacional Sampere, the Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Estudios Norteamericanos Benjamin Franklin, the Universidad Veritas, the International Association of Hispanists and the North American Academy of the Spanish Language.

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