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WYMAN - Prof spanish - West Des Moines
$26/h
1st lesson free!
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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by WYMAN
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Spanish
  • Oral expression - Spanish
  • Vocabulary - Spanish
  • Oral comprehension - Spanish
  • Writing comprehension - Spanish
  • Accent reduction-Spanish
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College / University
  • Adult Education
  • MBA
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2
  • ILR Level 3
  • ILR Level 4
  • ILR Level 5
  • Other
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • children

Professional Spanish Interpreter, Native English speaker. Offering tutoring in Spanish. Over 10 years' experience teaching and tutoring.

Methodology

My teaching method is based on the student's learning style. Style is very laid back and flexible to student's needs. In regards to language learning, very detail-oriented and repetition is key. I'm flexible to follow the established lessons with which the student needs assistance.

Background

I am a Certified Medical Interpreter-Spanish. Grew up bilingual. BA in Spanish, Translation/Interpreting Program graduate. 12 years' experience in language services industry. Also several years experience tutoring and substitute teaching Spanish at various ages and levels, and teaching college-level ESL. Former students greatly improved their language comprehension and grades as a result of my tutoring.

Rates

Transportation Fee : $20
Rate for online lessons : $24/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $22
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $20

Details

Rates apply to all levels of students.
1-hour minimum.
24-hour cancellation: $20.00.
Canceled without notice/no-show fee: applicable rate (1 hour) plus additional travel time, if applicable.
All travel time is charged using trip time per GoogleMaps, prorated per minute.
Bulk rates are per hour.

Lessons offered by WYMAN
Individual
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Spanish
  • Oral expression - Spanish
  • Vocabulary - Spanish
  • Oral comprehension - Spanish
  • Writing comprehension - Spanish
  • Accent reduction-Spanish
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College / University
  • Adult Education
  • MBA
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2
  • ILR Level 3
  • ILR Level 4
  • ILR Level 5
  • Other
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • children

WYMAN's resume

ACHIEVEMENTS, EDUCATION, and PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

1. Certified Medical Interpreter–Spanish; 2012-present.
Certifying body: National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI) CMI# 100511.
2. Participant at Industry conferences, training & professional development; 2006-present.
Most recent: NATI Annual Conference, 08/02/19-08/03/19:
• Overcoming the Impact of Trauma on Interpreters & Translators (Bancroft).
• Addressing Cultural Issues when Interpreting for Nutrition (Martínez, Spacek).
• Shifting Levels of Language Competency & the Effect on the Interpreter (Langan).
3. Presenter at Industry conferences; 2012-present.
Most recent: NATI Annual Conference, 08/02-03/19:
• Upgrade Your Professional Medical Vocabulary (3 hours)
Advanced Terminology Workshop for Spanish Medical Translators and Interpreters.
• Interpreting Terms on the Procedure Consent Form (1 hour)
Advanced Terminology Workshop for Spanish Medical Translators and Interpreters.
4. Training Facilitator
• Basic Interpreter Training for Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa (16 hrs.); 2018.
• Fundamentals of Healthcare Interpreting Training Course (30 hrs.); 2016.
• Basic Interpreter Training (16 hrs.), Mercy Medical Center Des Moines (MMC); 2012-2015.
5. Mentor
• To Northwestern College Interpreting/Translation Program intern; 2019 (106 shadowing hours).
• To Des Moines University bilingual 3rd-year podiatry resident at MMC; 2017.
• To multiple interpreter trainees and aspiring interpreter trainees at MMC; 2011-2018.
6. Editor, Basic Interpreter Training, Healthcare Participant Manual, MMC; 2013.
7. Contributor, Introduction to Translation Principles and Practice for Interpreters, MMC; 2012.
8. Innovator
• Translation-sharing database for hospitals and clinics, MMC; 2012.
• Diglot format protocol for informed consents, legal documents and filled forms, MMC; 2012.
9. Student
• Professional Development, ongoing; 2008-present.
• Guided Interpreter/Translator Practicum (160 hours), MMC; 2010.
• Basic Interpreter Training (20 hours), MMC; 2010.
• Certificate of Specialization, Interpreting & Translation (Generalist),
Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC); 2008.
• Bachelor of Arts Degree – Spanish, Northwest Missouri State University;
Emphasis in Literary Translation; Minor in Creative Writing; 1994.
10. Peer Review Participant (interpreting)
Peer shadowing, mastery-of-skills assessments, debriefings, formal professional skills enhancement through peer review, MMC; 2010-2018.
11. Adapted Spanish NIHSS Stroke Scale (with permission); 2016.
12. Certificate of Competency in Language Interpreting, Language Line University; 2010.
________________________________________
ASSOCIATIONS:
1. Iowa Interpreters and Translators Association (IITA); Board Director 2019-present, 2012-2014; Active Member and Presenter.
2. American Translators Association (ATA); Voting Member.
3. Mid-America Chapter of the American Translators Association (MICATA); Member & Presenter.
4. Nebraska Association of Translators and Interpreters (NATI); Member & Presenter.
5. International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA); Member.
6. ProZ.com; Professional Member Plus.
7. Cosnautas; Subscriber, User, Contributor.
8. Success by Rx; Subscriber and User.
________________________________________
EXPERIENCE:
1. Owner and Manager at WyGlot, LLC; 2017-present.
2. Language Services Provider at WyGlot, LLC; 2017-present.
3. Translations Coordinator at Mercy Medical Center Des Moines (MMC); 2012-2018.
4. Translator, Editor, Copyeditor, Proofreader (full-time in-house) at MMC; 2010-2018.
5. Medical Interpreter (full-time in-house) at MMC; 2010-2018.
6. Freelance translation & interpreting: medical, legal, education, business, conference; 2008-2014.
7. Qualified General Interpreter ENES, State of Iowa Roster; 2008-present.
8. Adjunct and Substitute Instructor, Spanish HiSET at DMACC; 2016-2017.
9. Adjunct and Substitute Instructor, English as a Second Language at DMACC; 2008-2016.
10. Assistant and Substitute Instructor, Spanish (6th grade) at Bergman Academy; 2016-2017.
11. Tutor – Spanish, English, English as a Second Language, Writing at DMACC; 2007-2010.
12. Substitute Adjunct Instructor, Spanish at DMACC; 2007-2009.
13. Study Abroad/Travel for Language and Culture Immersion
• Spain (42 weeks).
• Mexico (16 weeks).

MEDICAL INTERPRETING EXPERIENCE
SKILLED IN CONSECUTIVE, SIMULTANEOUS, AND SIGHT-TRANSLATION. (99% MEDICAL. 99% ON-SITE.)

Total Medical Encounters: 8,752
Total Medical Interpreting Hours: 12,224

OTHER INTERPRETING EXPERIENCE (Less than 1% of total experience): simultaneous conference interpreting, schools (IEP meetings, parent-teacher conferences, etc.), law enforcement, DOT (Driver's License), depositions, escort, business/financial, miscellaneous/other community interpreting, etc.

TRANSLATION EXPERIENCE

Total Documents: 327
Total Pages: 916
Total Words: 211,110
90% Peri-medical content

GENERAL TRANSCRIPTION EXPERIENCE

Total Transcriptions (wide range of subject matters): 3,751
English > English: (Transcription and Review/Editing): 3,724
Spanish > Spanish: {Transcription and Review/Editing): 27

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