Carol Stream, IL, 60187
Joined on February, 2013
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EducationB.A. Spanish, Wheaton College 2013
B.A. Psychology, Wheaton College 2013
Cumulative GPA: 3.86/4.0
Psi Chi International Honor Society Member
Wheaton Scholastic Honor Society Member
ExperienceHello, my name is Hilary, and I graduated from Wheaton College in 2013 with degrees in Psychology and Spanish.
I currently teach middle and high school Spanish and am completing my fifth year in the classroom. I am also completing graduate coursework in education.
As a tutor, I focus on helping students build basic vocabulary and grammar skills in Spanish. Initially, I help students create objectives and goals for their Spanish learning. Once goals are set, students and I work together using a modified version of a curriculum I use to teach my current Spanish students. Students will have access to vocabulary sheets, grammar explanation sheets, and practice worksheets.
Learning a foreign language can be challenging, but the outcome is worth the efforts. Whether it is for personal enrichment or to boost a resume, acquiring Spanish communication skills opens up the world in a variety of ways to the learner.
In order to better help students, I also apply many of the skills and methods I learned in Methods of Teaching Foreign Language, Advanced Grammar and Composition, and Spanish Conversation classes at Wheaton College.
While studying abroad in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Cuba, I learned to appreciate the diversity and rich history of Hispanic cultures, and I incorporate historical and cultural readings as part of my curriculum (Unfortunately, historical and cultural concepts are often overlooked in the classroom, but these areas are critical components of Spanish competency tests if students should choose to go on to more advanced courses)
HobbiesAlong with Spanish, I have a passion for fitness. I am currently a group fitness instructor at various gyms in the Wheaton area.
I am also an avid reader, host a book club for students at my current school, and am part of an adult book club. I know it's quirky, but I really enjoy Amish fiction and fantasy books.
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