- Montgomery, Alabama
- October 15, 2020
I am an organized and creative individual, passionate about sharing my love of the Spanish language and Spanish-speaking cultures with others. I use innovative teaching methods, and I continually adapt my classes to better serve my students.
The masters in Spanish program at Baylor afforded me with many wonderful opportunities to further my knowledge and gain experience. This comprehensive program not only allowed me to study Spanish-speaking literature and linguistics, but also allowed me to work as a tutor, conduct Bible study in Spanish, and teach my own 1401 class. This program greatly prepared me for a career as an educator of Spanish.
Teaching Spanish classes with innovative techniques and modern practices for Spanish 2, Honors Spanish 2, Honors Spanish 3 and AP Spanish Language & Culture. By incorporating the 5C’s, students work to develop reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the target language. Students complete many types of assessments, including, but not limited to, compositions, oral interviews, and workstations. Previously taught Spanish 1A, 1B and 6th Grade Enrichment in the middle school for three years.
Taught one Spanish 1401 class for both the Fall and Spring semesters. Spanish 1401 represented the first semester of the Spanish language requirement for undergraduate students. The class studied and was tested on various topics, including the present indicative, present progressive, the preterit, adjectives, indirect/direct object pronouns, etc. Students also completed a family tree project and a cultural presentation.
Tutored undergraduate students and led chat sessions that helped students practice speaking in Spanish. First semester observed lower-level Spanish classes and assisted once a week with an upper-level Spanish grammar/syntax class. Second semester observed teaching mentor's Spanish 1402 class and occasionally taught lessons for mentor's Spanish 1402 class. Spanish 1402 represented the second semester of the Spanish language requirement for undergraduate students.