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Paul D.
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Learn Spanish with the help of a constructive instructor and native Spanish speaker
First of all, my classes are fun and interesting. I adapt the content, strategy, mood, activities and level according to the student´s needs and age level. They are student centered, meaning the student participates almost just about as much as the teacher, in other words, they are very dynamic. I utilized a hands-on communicative approach intertwined with mixed strategies for the purposes of inclusivity, as every person is unique, whatever is your strength in learning, I will cover it. I work on the pronunciation to try to get the learner to pronounce as close to a native speaker as possible. My classes are in a spirel shape which go forward and backwards to reinforce the previous learning, and steady evaluation. I tell the student about the Hispanic culture and history and the similarities among the English language or other languages that I have knowledge. My classes are curriculum based, they follow a pattern of real-life functionality combined with grammar to produce effective language communication. My classes start with a short activity to catch the student´s attention. Then, there is a warm-up acitivity, which could be related to the day´s class, previous class or both. Follows an activity that introduces the objective of the class. Immediately, the body of the class combined with productive activities (the student produces language: written or oral). At last the closure: an activity that allows the student to produce what he or she learned during the class.
About Paul D.

I focus in getting the student happy, meaning, quality of classes provided and a good relationship. That said, I do an assessment of the student´s needs and objective for taking the Spanish language classes. Following that, I develop a custumized curriculum according to those needs. Every student is unique, therefore, I adapt to that student after having a few classes. Then, I provide that specific mood and ambience for the classes. I am a native Spanish Speaker. I posses the soft qualities needed for a teacher to be successful, specially in the language teaching arena. I am sociable, patient, detail oriented, cooperative, flexible and creative. While was pursuing my Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, I worked for a language institute teaching Spanish and English. I taught students of all age levels. Two years later after finishing my Bachelor´s degree, I obtained a scholarship to pursue a Master of Arts in Management. Immediately after I graduated, I work as a Bilingual (Spanish-English) Educational Assistant for Saint Paul Public Schools. With these business knowledge on hand and the experience of teaching English and Spanish, I developed published an eBook named: Business Spanish Language Course for beginners. I have developed substantial educational teaching experience in the language arena, in language institutes, technical business institutes, corporate training, and high school teaching, as is shown on my resume. I have just finished working as a Spanish, Life Skills and Speech and Debate Teacher for Jefferson Preparatory High School, from Aug. 2019 to May 2020. I taught Spanish I, II and III from 9th to 12th grade with a strong focus on student-centered classes which resulted in high engagement. I promoted the parents’ involvement and I am willing to establish a Spanish Club as an extracurricular activity. Also, I worked as a Spanish Instructor at Northern Arizona University for 2 years, from 2017 to 2019. Before this, I worked in Obair, I trained a communicational-business goal for Corporate Executives. First, we diagnose the customer. Then, we plan an integrated communicational business goal according to the customer’s needs. Some of the training were: negotiations theory and practice (utilizing business cases, in audiovisual equipment), making presentations, and written communication. I posses the educational background and the teaching professional experience to meet and exceed your Spanish language learning.

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Paul D.
Teaches Online
Learn Spanish with the help of a constructive instructor and native Spanish speaker
First of all, my classes are fun and interesting. I adapt the content, strategy, mood, activities and level according to the student´s needs and age level. They are student centered, meaning the student participates almost just about as much as the teacher, in other words, they are very dynamic. I utilized a hands-on communicative approach intertwined with mixed strategies for the purposes of inclusivity, as every person is unique, whatever is your strength in learning, I will cover it. I work on the pronunciation to try to get the learner to pronounce as close to a native speaker as possible. My classes are in a spirel shape which go forward and backwards to reinforce the previous learning, and steady evaluation. I tell the student about the Hispanic culture and history and the similarities among the English language or other languages that I have knowledge. My classes are curriculum based, they follow a pattern of real-life functionality combined with grammar to produce effective language communication. My classes start with a short activity to catch the student´s attention. Then, there is a warm-up acitivity, which could be related to the day´s class, previous class or both. Follows an activity that introduces the objective of the class. Immediately, the body of the class combined with productive activities (the student produces language: written or oral). At last the closure: an activity that allows the student to produce what he or she learned during the class.
About Paul D.

I focus in getting the student happy, meaning, quality of classes provided and a good relationship. That said, I do an assessment of the student´s needs and objective for taking the Spanish language classes. Following that, I develop a custumized curriculum according to those needs. Every student is unique, therefore, I adapt to that student after having a few classes. Then, I provide that specific mood and ambience for the classes. I am a native Spanish Speaker. I posses the soft qualities needed for a teacher to be successful, specially in the language teaching arena. I am sociable, patient, detail oriented, cooperative, flexible and creative. While was pursuing my Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, I worked for a language institute teaching Spanish and English. I taught students of all age levels. Two years later after finishing my Bachelor´s degree, I obtained a scholarship to pursue a Master of Arts in Management. Immediately after I graduated, I work as a Bilingual (Spanish-English) Educational Assistant for Saint Paul Public Schools. With these business knowledge on hand and the experience of teaching English and Spanish, I developed published an eBook named: Business Spanish Language Course for beginners. I have developed substantial educational teaching experience in the language arena, in language institutes, technical business institutes, corporate training, and high school teaching, as is shown on my resume. I have just finished working as a Spanish, Life Skills and Speech and Debate Teacher for Jefferson Preparatory High School, from Aug. 2019 to May 2020. I taught Spanish I, II and III from 9th to 12th grade with a strong focus on student-centered classes which resulted in high engagement. I promoted the parents’ involvement and I am willing to establish a Spanish Club as an extracurricular activity. Also, I worked as a Spanish Instructor at Northern Arizona University for 2 years, from 2017 to 2019. Before this, I worked in Obair, I trained a communicational-business goal for Corporate Executives. First, we diagnose the customer. Then, we plan an integrated communicational business goal according to the customer’s needs. Some of the training were: negotiations theory and practice (utilizing business cases, in audiovisual equipment), making presentations, and written communication. I posses the educational background and the teaching professional experience to meet and exceed your Spanish language learning.

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since {{year}}

Teaching since 1990

Education

Master of Arts in Teaching Spanish: linguistics, pedagogy and literature

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Teaches ages 6+

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Spanish, Speech and Debate and Life Skills Teacher
Nov 2019 - May 2020
Jefferson Preparatory High School
• Plan the course, the syllabus according to the school’s learning objectives. • Focused on ACTFL Standards to implement a communicative approach for learning which improved the overall performance of the students’ skills. • Utilized continuous formative assessment, rethinking the instructional strategies and based content. • Designed summative assessments based in the feedback from the formative assessments. • Implemented Hispanic culture within the classes, improving the students’ engagement. • Elaborated a 70% student performance report and tutored the low-performance students.
Spanish Instructor
Aug 2017 - May 2019
Northern Arizona University
• Implemented a conversational approach based on ACTFL Standards, supported on hands-on conversational extracurricular activities and research on sociocultural theories that skyrocketed the students’ engagement, performance and learning. • Utilize Bblearn technology platform to coordinate my job. • Design and plan the classes with a continuous improvement approach according to the students learning feedback. • Evaluate the student's skills: reading, listening, writing and talking with formal and informal assessments. • Promote a positive and above average student's performance that gave the students confidence to achieve their learning objectives. • Embrace Hispanic culture within the course following ACTFL Standards, that resulted in higher engagement and enriched learning. • Incorporate technology, the wide offer of internet tools, and make it part of the Spanish course. • Utilize different teaching styles for inclusion having in mind the handicap and the minorities that allowed to close the gaps among the best and least performers.
Master of Arts in Teaching Spanish: linguistics, pedagogy and literature
Aug 2017 - May 2019
Northern Arizona University
Master of Arts in Management
Jan 2002 - Dec 2003
Hamline University
English
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Japanese
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Master of Arts in Teaching Spanish: linguistics, pedagogy and literature
May 2019
Northern Arizona University
The Master of Arts in Teaching Spanish is designed to prepare you to apply the most current methods, strategies, and technologies for teaching Spanish in a classroom environment that fosters cultural diversity. The MAT Spanish offers a professional foundation in the academic areas of Teaching and Pedagogy, Literature and Culture, and Linguistics to prepare teachers to excel in a rapidly changing classroom with an increasing number of bilingual and heritage language speakers.
TKT- Teachers Knowledge Test at the British Council Caracas, Venezuela
Nov 2011
Cambridge Assessment
TKT is a series of modular teaching qualifications which test your knowledge in specific areas of English language teaching. It will help you to build your confidence, and is a cost-effective way to get an internationally recognised qualification. Whether you are a new teacher or have years of experience, TKT is ideal for people who need to prove their teaching knowledge with a globally recognised certificate.

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30 minutes
$40
45 minutes
$57
60 minutes
$67
90 minutes
$87
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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