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« Pamela cares deeply for her students and is always willing to find and learn the best strategies for each individual child. »
$50/h
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Lessons offered by Pamela
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Spanish
  • Accent reduction-Spanish
Levels
  • Senior
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2
  • ILR Level 3
  • ILR Level 4
  • ILR Level 5
  • Other
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

SSL Bridge to other people and cultures

Methodology

Good morning. My name is Pamela Wecker and I am a 1-12 grade teacher with a specialization in second language education, teaching Spanish through the Latin American culture, history, traditions, and current events. I also teach the language through a full program from Spain (vocabulary, communication, grammar, and culture) for after school activities, or one to one tutoring. Ever since 1997 when I started my first job at Southwood pre-school, I have been dedicated as a professional to my job and vocation. As a teacher, I am, and have been over the years, especially passionate about three main pedagogical areas: maximizing individual student performance (using differentiation inside the classroom), inspiring students’ interest and motivation in learning Spanish, and instilling a sense of self-worth among all students.

Background

-American International School Nido de Aguilas (2009-2016)- Chile
-Lakewood HS (2007-2008)- Long Beach
Teacher of SSL levels I, II, III and IV (Spanish as a second language, and Latin American History 6-8)
Experienced in planning complex cultural walks around the city
Instructor of Second Step Program (Student Success through Prevention)
Advisor for 10/16 students
Middle School & High School Tutor
HOUSE Program Assistant (Community Service)
HAIKU
POWERSCHOOL
GRADEBOOK
40 + hours of capacitation (seminars and workshops) per year

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : $50/h

Details

My years of experience and the program/material used to teach the language

Lessons offered by Pamela
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Spanish
  • Accent reduction-Spanish
Levels
  • Senior
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2
  • ILR Level 3
  • ILR Level 4
  • ILR Level 5
  • Other
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Pamela's resume

Profile


Dedicated, experienced, and responsible bilingual instructor
Innovative philosophy with traditional foundations - expert in encouraging socialization, creativity, collaboration, individual work, and group work
Focused on developing positive social behavior and improving student self-confidence
Excellent collaborative relationship with bosses, colleagues, students, and parents
Always on time, responsible, and committed to the standards of the establishment
Use of motivation and effective instruction (oral, written, and social) in the classroom
Clear objectives of the 21st Century Collaborative Education
Effective use of ipads/tablets inside the classroom
Member of the School Accreditation Committee, SSL-Middle School
Member of the Middle School Student Life Committee

Tests passed in the state of CA: CBest-CSet-BClad


Work experience

EMOTIONAL-ACADEMICS-TECHNOLOGY-COLLABORATION




2009-Present Nido de Aguilas, Santiago, Chile ((concealed information)

Teacher of SSL levels I, II, III and IV (Spanish as a second language, and Latin American History 6-8)
Experienced in planning complex cultural walks around the city
Instructor of Second Step Program (Student Success through Prevention)
Advisor for 10/16 students
Middle School & High School Tutor
HOUSE Program Assistant (Community Service)
HAIKU
POWERSCHOOL
GRADEBOOK
40 + hours of capacitation (seminars and workshops) per year

2007-2009 Long Beach California School District / USA

Spanish Teacher ¾, Lakewood High School
Permanent Sub for the Long Beach District
Incorporation of the traditional teaching plan plus individual and collaborative work among students
A teacher that uses her native Spanish (Chile) to create a permanent bridge for a complete understanding between teacher and learners
Teach the Spanish language through the Latin American History


2004-2008 Fremont Elementary School, Long Beach / California / USA


Teacher Assistant (Permanent volunteer)
Performing joint work with teachers applying the school traditional instructions in both, individually and group collaboration
35 students per class
Bilingual support for learners with special needs


1997-1999 Southwood Preschool, Torrance / California / USA

Development of a specialized plan for preschoolers between 2 and 5 years of age
Development of daily school plan, supervision of assistants, and exploring the interest of the learner through academic, mental, and spiritual guidance
Responsible for hiring new assistants and teachers
Weekly meetings with parents to deliver reports on their children’s progress


1994-1995 Senior Care, Miami / Florida / USA

Responsible for individual care for the elderly
Implement an atmosphere of patience and concern
Daily development of interpersonal skills for each individual in a specialized way

Education

Present: Continuously attending workshops and seminars for work improvement, academic excellence, child development, and Brain Based learning


2007-2009 CSULB (California State University Long Beach), Long Beach/California/USA

Postgraduate in Multicultural Education
Minor with honors in Spanish
Teaching Credential courses
2000-2003 CSUDH (California State University Dominguez Hills), Long Beach/California/USA

Graduated: Bachelor of Liberal Arts
Graduated: Baccalaureate in Spanish
Honors degree in bilingual range


1998-2000 El camino College, Torrance/California/USA

Bachelor of Liberal Arts


1994-1998 Miami Dade Community College, Miami/USA

Graduate: Specialized English studies
Bachelor of Arts
Participated in a sport scholarship for being outstanding volleyball athlete


1991-1992 UMCE (Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación), Santiago/Chile

Special Education program, specialize in learning disabilities and Autism

Additional Information


Born and raised in Santiago, Chile until the age of 19
Native Spanish Speaker
Living in the USA from 1993
American Citizen since 2009
Mother of 2 children (17 and 14 years old)
Sportswoman and precursor of a healthy life
Chilean and American citizen

Reviews on Pamela
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1 recommendation

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Asjley

Pamela cares deeply for her students and is always willing to find and learn the best strategies for each individual child.

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