In terms of my methodology for both Spanish and ESL lessons, I can tutor students of all ages. When I begin tutoring a student, I find out what they’d specifically like to improve, and base my lessons on their goals. If a student would like to improve on a general level, then each lesson would typically be a mix of vocabulary on a certain topic (like vacation, work, or the family), one or two topics in grammar (like the difference between por and para and the imperative form), and culture/reading/conversation as time permits. However, this curriculum is flexible and customizable. Also, I can assign additional exercises to take home if the student wishes. I would like to help you bridge the gap between your native country's culture and language and the language and cultures of the English-speaking world. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me. I look forward to working with you!
En cuanto a metodología, puedo trabajar con estudiantes de cualquier edad. Cuando empiezo a trabajar con un estudiante, averiguo que específicamente quieren mejorar, y baso mis lecciones en sus metas. Si un estudiante quiere mejorar de una manera general, divido mis lecciones entre un tema de vocabulario (p. ej. vacaciones, familia o deportes), uno o dos temas de gramática (p. ej. pronombres reflexivos y contracciones) y conversación/lectura/cultura de acuerdo con el tiempo que tengamos. Sin embargo, se puede cambiar este currículo. Más aún, si un estudiante quiere, le puedo dar ejercicios adicionales para llevar a la casa. Me gustaría ayudarte a formar una conexión entre el idioma y la cultura de tu país y el idioma y las culturas de países anglohablantes. Si tienes cualquier pregunta no dudes en contactarme. ¡Espero conocerte pronto!
Hi, my name's Steven and I'm interested in working with you on your English skills. Throughout my years in college and law school, I've developed very strong English reading, writing, and speaking abilities. For example, while in law school I completed a nearly forty-page article for the Cardozo Journal of Law & Gender, in which I analyzed certain New York state laws and proposed a new law and an amendment to a current law. Furthermore, I have some experience teaching English to low-income children in India. Lastly, I have experience writing at an intern level for publications such as the Miami New Times and Sun-Sentinel Next Generation.
Hola, me llamo Steven y quisiera dar clases particulares en inglés. A lo largo de mis estudios universitarios y de derecho (posgrado), he desarrollado una gran capacidad para leer, escribir y hablar en inglés. Por ejemplo, durante mis estudios de derecho, escribí un artículo de casi cuarenta páginas para la Revista de Derecho y Género de la Facultad de Derecho de Cardozo, en el cual analicé ciertas leyes estatales de Nueva York y planteé una nueva ley y una enmienda a la ley actual. Más aún, tengo algo de experiencia en enseñar inglés a niños de bajo ingreso en la India. Finalmente, tengo experiencia en escribir para publicaciones incluyendo Miami New Times y Sun-Sentinel Next Generation.
Mobilization for Justice, Taxpayer Assistance Program, New York, NY
Volunteer Law Clerk, November-December 2017
Assisted English- and Spanish-speaking clients with matters including an Offer in Compromise and an employer’s over-reporting of income. Communicated with state and federal tax agents to obtain tax transcripts and to request holds on tax collections. Answered calls made to the weekly clinic hotline.
Legal Aid Society, Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, New York, NY
Intern/Volunteer Law Clerk, September-November 2015 & March-May 2017
Assisted English- and Spanish-speaking clients with matters including the payment of tax debt for purposes of naturalization and the exclusion of a cancellation of debt from income. Prepared personal financial worksheets as part of applications to relieve taxpayers from tax debt. Edited the Spanish translation of a presentation on lease negotiation tips for local commercial tenants.
Torres Law, P.A., Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Associate, August 2019-March 2020
Drafted and revised project description and risk factors sections for private placement memoranda. Prepared documents such as pledge agreements, investor notices, partnership agreement amendments, and loan agreement amendments for various projects, including those involving EB-5 investors. Completed a memorandum and presentation script on a client’s rights regarding default issuance stock and the SEC’s regulation of cryptocurrency, respectively.
Legal Aid Service, Taxpayer Clinic and Consumer Law Unit, Plantation, FL
Volunteer Law Clerk, April-July 2019
Compiled Forms 433-A and 656 as part of IRS Offers in Compromise. Wrote offer in compromise pleading letters to maximize the likelihood that clients’ offers would be accepted. Prepared applications for criminal record sealings and expungements, as well as documents such as petitions and orders to seal.
Agostino & Associates, Hackensack, NJ
Per-Diem Associate, March-September 2018
Updated principal’s international tax collections guidebook and added a new section that covered topics such as FBAR standard of proof and jurisdictional issues. Published article on how taxpayers who prevail in administrative proceedings against the IRS can recover costs through Sec. 7430 of the Internal Revenue Code. Revised an article and outline about the role of the media in tax controversy.
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, NY
Juris Doctor, May 2016
Honors: Staff Member, Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender (2014-15)
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Bachelor of Arts in European History with a Minor in Psychology, June 2011
SKILLS & CERTIFICATIONS
Spanish (fluent). Bar Admissions: FL (2018), NY (2018), NJ (2018).
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I’ve known Steven since we were children. Steven’s an understanding and helpful person, and as an English and Spanish speaker myself, I can assure you that he speaks both languages fluently. I’m sure that his language skills and likeable personality would make for a great tutoring experience.
Steven is a very patient person with a lot of knowledge ,and I am sure he will be a great teacher.
He has a perfect Spanish .
Steven is a native English and Spanish speaker. I have had the pleasure of knowing him for many years. He is honest, reliable, patient, and very smart. You will be very happy you chose him as your teacher.
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