Medford, MA, 02155
Joined on September, 2015
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EducationBaylor University - Bachelors, University Scholars Program , University of Massachusetts-Boston - Current Grad Student, Applied Linguistics
ExperienceI am a tutor in Medford, Massachusetts. I have a bachelor's degree from Baylor University, have completed graduate work in publishing and writing at Emerson College, and am currently enrolled at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where I am working toward an M.A. in Applied Linguistics.In 2003, I went to Spain to study for a semester. After arriving in Madrid, I needed to take a bus to my university. I ended up at the wrong station, tired, confused, and not proficient in Spanish. A kindly cab driver noticed that I was confused and helped me find the right station and bus. I repeatedly encountered similar support and kindness over the next months from the community and university. These experiences in Spain helped me to improve my Spanish fluency and develop an interest in language and linguistics. It was thinking about these experiences that prompted me to change my career direction from publishing to linguistics.My education will allow me to work with English language learners. Additionally, my studies at Baylor University provided a good foundation for tutoring students in a variety of subjects. I am able to tutor students of every age and level in reading, literature, writing, and Spanish. Assisting students in developing the study skills and organizational habits to succeed in academic studies is also an interest. I love to work with students who are preparing for tests. Providing students with the necessary skills to demystify exams like the TOEFL, SAT, and ACT is a rewarding experience.My interests include linguistics, literacy and writing, gardening, and cycling. I also enjoy time with my husband, small daughter, and dog. I am working on knitting projects to keep all three of them warm during the coming winter.
HobbiesLinguistics, Literacy and Writing, Knitting, Gardening, Cycling
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