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James W.

I am finishing my second semester in the Spanish Master's and the Translation/Interpretation programs at Georgia State University. My ultimate goal is to get my PhD and be a tenured Spanish professor somewhere. While I was in undergrad I spent a few years working with the residence hall staff, and I find the field of student relations to be interesting and an essential part of university life. At my undergraduate institution, I worked as a German tutor for several semesters. Then, I was the resident assistant for a foreign language oriented residence hall where I tutored in Spanish, French and German. At Georgia State I have tutored Spanish in the language lab. I have tutored a variety of students: older, skilled, younger, not as skilled, advanced, intermediate. The first thing I always do is find what the problem is. Oftentimes the person wanting to be tutored does not know exactly where their difficulties are coming from, especially with a foreign language, so working backwards is often essential. I give a plethora of examples while I am tutoring a certain concept. I sometimes use supplemental material as well: pictures, diagrams and videos to help explain certain concepts and differentiate my strategies for different learners. While I strive to stay in the target language as much as possible, the impetus for doing so is much lower in a tutoring session. Clarifying grammatical concepts in English is often a necessity. Tutoring should be as low anxiety as possible for both the tutor and the tutee so that learning can best be facilitated. Fun Facts: I am passionate about many things. I enjoy reading comics, playing games, running (although I do not do it very quickly), watching movies and, above all, teaching foreign languages. I have a small collection of watches, which is something very few people are interested in nowadays. This pains me greatly.

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I am finishing my second semester in the Spanish Master's and the Translation/Interpretation programs at Georgia State University. My ultimate goal is to get my PhD and be a tenured Spanish professor somewhere. While I was in undergrad I spent a few years working with the residence hall staff, and I find the field of student relations to be interesting and an essential part of university life. At my undergraduate institution, I worked as a German tutor for several semesters. Then, I was the resident assistant for a foreign language oriented residence hall where I tutored in Spanish, French and German. At Georgia State I have tutored Spanish in the language lab. I have tutored a variety of students: older, skilled, younger, not as skilled, advanced, intermediate. The first thing I always do is find what the problem is. Oftentimes the person wanting to be tutored does not know exactly where their difficulties are coming from, especially with a foreign language, so working backwards is often essential. I give a plethora of examples while I am tutoring a certain concept. I sometimes use supplemental material as well: pictures, diagrams and videos to help explain certain concepts and differentiate my strategies for different learners. While I strive to stay in the target language as much as possible, the impetus for doing so is much lower in a tutoring session. Clarifying grammatical concepts in English is often a necessity. Tutoring should be as low anxiety as possible for both the tutor and the tutee so that learning can best be facilitated. Fun Facts: I am passionate about many things. I enjoy reading comics, playing games, running (although I do not do it very quickly), watching movies and, above all, teaching foreign languages. I have a small collection of watches, which is something very few people are interested in nowadays. This pains me greatly.

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Type of Tutoring In-Person, One-on-one
Locations Your Office, Student's Home
Degrees

Georgia State University
Bachelor's

Tutoring Subjects

Languages: French

Tests: ACT English, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, GRE Psychology, MCAT Writing

Elementary Topics: Study Skills

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Location
  4200 South Freeway Suite 608, Fort Worth, TX 76115
Phone
  (646) 448-8183
Website
  frogtutoring.com

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In 2009, Roland Omene, a TCU bio-chemistry graduate, founded Frog Tutoring. The company originated in Fort Worth, TX, and is quickly expanding to cities all over the country. Frog Tutoring was founded under the belief that all students deserve tutoring regardless of age. We believe the first step in successful tutoring is finding the “right” tutor. That is why we only hire the top students and graduates from local colleges in the area. Each one of our well-trained tutors specializes in at least one area of expertise and is eager to aid in the academic success of the students they tutor. Frog Tutors are not just intelligent individuals, but role models who inspire their students to achieve success both academically and personally. - See more at: http://frogtutoring.com/about_us#sthash.ov47ISCO.dpuf

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