- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been teaching for 11 years, having taught students of all ages. Speaking is just as important as reading & writing, so there are always lots of dialogues & conversations. I also incorporate everyday experiences to make the language more accessible. I love languages & cultures, and try to make learning a new language an amazing experience!
- Teaches students:
- Ages 8+
- Teaching since:
I am currently a college professor. I received my Bachelors from Penn State University and my Masters from the University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Having lived in Spain, I learned first-hand the importance of being able to communicate. I emphasize oral communication equally with reading & writing skills.
Even though I teach collegians, I have also taught young children & older adults. I adapt my teaching methods to best suit whatever age group I am working with.
I love languages and cultures, and am always trying to learn new things. As a student of dance for many years, I am a fan of Spanish & Hispanic music, which I also incorporate into some of my lessons.
I have also done interpretation and translation, so I can provide some instruction in those areas as well.
My goal is not only to teach Spanish, but to also create curiosity and enthusiasm for the language, culture & history of such a large & diverse population,
I went into this knowing nearly nothing about the Spanish language. This would not be brief if I listed everything I now know about the language (I still
have much to learn). I give Profesora F. excellent on all aspects of
teaching, plus the she made learning a lot fun. She is a great teacher.
Profesora F. is a very caring and considerate teacher. I was going through a rough time when she was teaching me, and she was patient and willing to work with me to help me succeed. She always encouraged me and made me determined to do well. She is a wonderful teacher and person.Show More
Spanish with Profesora F. was awesome. I took Spanish back in high school and honestly I could not stand it. But she really made the class fun and inviting.
I probably learned the most from her than from any other professor. She made the class!!!
She's a really good teacher. And being her student helped me a lot more than just learning Spanish. She is a great mentor and person. And I appreciate her being patient and understanding and very kind to me. One of the best teachers I've ever had.Show More
Tina is great. My family is from Puerto Rico, but I never really learned to speak our language. Since taking lessons from Tina, I am now able to speak with my grandparents! And when my grandfather was in the hospital, I was able to be his interpreter. She makes learning fun, and I love when she tells me stories about her time in Spain. Her enthusiasm not only for the language but for teaching as well is something I never experienced. She's an amazing teacher.Show More
Tina is a wonderful Spanish teacher. I have had Spanish classes in school for years, but I never really learned enough to be able to speak or read and truly understand it. With her help, I am finally able to speak in full sentences and understand what other speakers are saying. She is very knowledgeable and extremely patient as well. I highly recommend Tina if you are looking for an kind, considerate, professional teacher.Show More