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24 years of experience as Latin American Studies professor, Ph.D., fluent Spanish of course.

Methodology

Content-based learning. I.e. subject matter should be relevant to students' circumstances, actually learning something in the language, not just drilling grammatical exercises ad infinitum. Have not just taught within but directed teaching programs, including a graduate program in Spanish.

Background

24 years of experience teaching in US at premium institutions, thousands of successful students, B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Spanish and Portuguese, lived and worked in Madrid, Barcelona, Sâo Paulo, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, East LA, Coral Gables,

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $40/h
Lessons offered by Jonathan
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Spanish
  • Oral expression - Spanish
  • Vocabulary - Spanish
  • Oral comprehension - Spanish
  • Writing comprehension - Spanish
  • Writing expression - Spanish
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • 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
  • For children

Jonathan's resume

As of August 1st, 2018, with a focus on pedagogical ability:

Teaching Posts

Summer 2015-Present Professor
Latin American Studies
Bennington College, Bennington, VT 05201
Summer 2012-Summer 2015 Chair, Isabelle Kaplan Center for Languages and Cultures
Summer 2009-Summer 2015 Associate Professor
Fall 2004–Summer 2009 Assistant Professor

3/2, designing syllabi for and teaching all levels of Spanish, always through content, including advanced tutorials, the Master of Arts in Teaching a Second Language program, and numerous collaborations ranging from “Borges and Math” with the Physics faculty to “The Textual City” with the resident architect.

Fall 2010-Summer 2015 Visiting Associate Professor
Fall 2007- Summer 2010 Visiting Assistant Professor, Spanish
Williams College, Department of Romance Languages, Williamstown, MA 01267

Fall 2006-Spring 2010 Center for Creative Teaching
Bennington College, Bennington, VT 05201

1 yearlong course, Reflective Practice, preparing graduate students for submission of the Professional Portfolio.

2003-Summer 2004 Coordinator of Spanish
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

4/3 (intermediate levels and Heritage Program), in addition to overseeing part of the program, designing syllabi and writing exams.

2002-03 Visiting Lecturer in Spanish
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
4/4 (intermediate levels).

2001-02 Visiting Lecturer
Department of Spanish
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

3/3 course load (all levels including graduate translation).

1999-2000 Language Tutor
Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies
University College London

2/2 (translation seminars).

1994-98 Assistant Lecturer in Spanish
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
2/1 (all levels).

Research Interests

19th- and 20th-Century Latin America (literature, philosophy, politics, history, art, space).

Cultural Studies.

Cross-cultural Narratives of Travel.

19th- and 20th-Century Peninsular Fiction.

20th-Century British Fiction.

Second Language Acquisition.
Publications
(all journals appear on the MLA’s Master List)

Ed. Evelyn Waugh Studies. 49.1 (2018).

Ed. Evelyn Waugh Studies. 48.3 (2018).

Ed. Evelyn Waugh Studies. 48.2 (2017).

Ed. Evelyn Waugh Studies. 48.1 (2017).

Ed. Evelyn Waugh Studies. 47.3 (2017).

Ed. Evelyn Waugh Studies. 47.2 (2016).

Ed. Evelyn Waugh Studies. 47.1 (2016).

“Opacity, Masochism, and Death.” Reframed: Perspectives on the Madeleine P. and Harvey R. Plonsker Collection. Williamstown: WCMA, 2016. 46-47.

Ed. Evelyn Waugh Studies. 46.3 (2016).

Ed. Evelyn Waugh Studies. 46.2 (2015).

Ed. Evelyn Waugh Studies. 46.1 (2015).

Ed. Evelyn Waugh Studies. 45.3 (2014).

Trans. “About Peace” and “Armed Struggle.” By Marcelino Freire. Review: Literature
and Arts of the Americas. 88 (2014): 48-51.

Ed. Of Bales and Banking: Growing Up in 1950s Rural England. Portsmouth: Tricorn,
2013.

“Nostalgia for Novelty.” Rev. of The Modernist Novel: A Critical Introduction, by
Stephen Kern. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2011. Evelyn Waugh Studies. 44.2 (2013): 30-33.

“Emollient Schisms.” Rev. of Atlantic Republic: The American Tradition in English
Literature, by Paul Giles. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2006. Evelyn Waugh Studies. 42.3 (2012): 13-17.

Trans. “On Edge.” By Jorge Accame. Bennington: Bird Press, 2010.
(concealed information)

“Slogans and Attitudes.” Rev. of The Image of the English Gentleman in Twentieth-
Century Literature: Englishness and Nostalgia, by Christine Berberich.
Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007. Evelyn Waugh Newsletter and Studies. 40.2 (2009): 15-
20.

“Canudos: un contexto histórico y la memoria ficticia.” La historia en controversia:
reflexiones, análisis, propuestas. Ed. Eduardo Cavieres F. Valparaíso: Pontificia
Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, 2009. 151-61.

“Homely Thoughts.” Rev. of Nation and Novel: The English Novel from its Origins to the
Present Day, by Patrick Parrinder. Evelyn Waugh Newsletter and Studies. 40.1 (2009): 21-24.

Excess Baggage: A Modern Theory and the Conscious Amnesia of Latin Americanist
Thought. New York: Lang, 2009.

“Other Peoples’ Dyschronia.” Rev. of Ethics and Nostalgia in the Contemporary Novel,
by John J. Su. Evelyn Waugh Newsletter and Studies. 39.2 (2008). 21-24.

“Late and Getting Later.” Rev. of “Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited and Other Late
Novels,” by Bernard Schweizer (A Companion to the British and Irish Novel: 1945-2000. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2005. 254-65). Evelyn Waugh Newsletter and Studies. 37.3 (2007). 15-16.

“Quick Fixes.” Rev. of The Road of Excess: A History of Writers on Drugs, by Marcus
Boon. Evelyn Waugh Newsletter and Studies. 37.2 (2006). 11-14.

“Déjà-Vu All Over Again.” Rev. of Radicals on the Road: The Politics of English Travel
Writing in the 1930s, by Bernard Schweizer. Evelyn Waugh Newsletter and Studies. 36.1 (2005). 9-11.

“False Modesty.” Rev. of Colonial Odysseys: Empire and Epic in the Modernist Novel,
by David Adams. Evelyn Waugh Newsletter and Studies. 35.2 (2004). 11-13.

“The World Is Always Too Much.” Rev. of Evelyn Waugh and the Modernist Tradition,
by George McCartney. Evelyn Waugh Newsletter and Studies. 35.2 (2004). 8-10.

“Excess Baggage: A Modern Theory and the Conscious Amnesia of Latin Americanist
Literature.” Diss. U College, U of London, 2004.

“Et in Arcadia Non Ego.” Rev. of Evelyn Waugh: A Literary Biography, 1924-1966, by
John Howard Wilson. Evelyn Waugh Newsletter and Studies. 35.1 (2004). 7-10.

“Brideshead Re-modernized.” Evelyn Waugh Newsletter and Studies. 34.2 (2003). 1-5.

“Narrative Entrapment: Carlos Fuentes’ Una familia lejana.” Confluencia 18.2 (2003).
138-48.

“Tangential Perambulation: The Expropriated Pasts of Jorge Luis Borges’ ‘La otra
muerte’.” Revista/Review Interamericana 32 (2002). 1-9.

“Álvaro de Campos: Um Romântico Comprometido.” Taíra 11 (2001). 133-39.

Trans. “News about the Jewish Community upon Its Departure.” By Luis Suárez
Fernández Bilbao. The Jews of Spain and the Expulsion of 1492. Moshe Lazar
and Stephen Haliczer, eds. Bakersfield, CA: Labyrinthos, 1997. 263-76

Trans. “The Theme of Spain in the Sephardic Haskalah’s Literature.” By Elena Romero.
The Jews of Spain and the Expulsion of 1492. Moshe Lazar and Stephen Haliczer,
eds. Bakersfield, CA: Labyrinthos, 1997. 311-27.

Professional Development and Service

Winter 2015-Present Fiduciary Committee

Summer 2015 Dean of Students Search Committee

Spring 2015 External Reviewer for Literature
Spanish Search (sabbatical replacement)

Fall 2014-Present Languages Series (started and continued)

Fall 2014 Convocation Address
Tenure Review for Tufts

Summer 2014 Dean of Admissions Search Committee

Spring 2014-Present Director of GANAS (migrant workers’ organization)

Spring 2014 Spanish Search (sabbatical replacement)
Italian Search (sabbatical replacement)

Winter 2014 Led Field Work Term trip to the Arizona-Sonora border

Fall 2012-Summer 2015 Curriculum Planning Committee

Summer 2012-Summer 2014 Director, Master of Arts in Teaching a Second Language

Summer 2012-Summer 2013 Acting Director, Center for Creative Teaching

Spring 2012-Present Steering Committee, Center for the Advancement of Public
Action

Spring 2012 French Search Committee

Fall 2011-Spring 2012 External member, Poetry Search Committee
External member, Non-fiction Search Committee

Spring 2011 Speaker on the United Nations’ Convention on the
Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Spring 2010 Speaker at the Master of Arts in Teaching Commencement.

Spring 2009 Speaker at the Senior Theses Reception.
Speaker at the Master of Arts in Teaching Commencement.

Fall 2009-Spring 2012 Foreign Language Book Committee

Fall 2008-Spring 2009 Spanish Search Committee

Spring 2008 Spanish Search Committee

Fall 2007-Spring 2008 Italian Search Committee

Fall 2007-Spring 2009 Academic Policy Committee

Fall 2007, 2008, 2009 Spanish Orientation

June 2007 In a bid to provide consistent advice to
students, visited Chile with a group headed by Butler University’s Institute for Study Abroad from June 9-18. Witnessed programs in Valparaíso and Santiago, meeting Chilean faculty and advisors on international study, along with peers from the US.

Spring 2007 French Reading Group.
Speaker at the Master of Arts in Teaching Commencement.
Hosted Social Science Colloquium for students who had completed culminating work in the discipline.

Winter 2007 Spoke on the notion of Graduate School at the Senior Conference.
Retreat with other faculty and administrators to discuss course design.

Summer 2005 Exam Consultant / Writer
National Evaluation Systems, Hadley, MA

Fall 2004-Present Foreign Language Committee

Professional Affiliations

Peer Reviewer, The Hague Journal of Diplomacy (since 2012)
Editor of Evelyn Waugh Studies (Associate Editor 2006-Spring 2015)
Modern Language Association
New England Council of Latin American Studies
Languages
Native English. Near-native Spanish. Venerable French and Portuguese.
Education

1999–2003 PhD in Spanish and Latin American Studies
Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies
University College London

1994–99 PhD Candidate in Spanish
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
University of Southern California, Los Angeles

1993–94 MA in Hispanic Studies
Department of Spanish and Spanish-American Studies
King’s College London

1988-92 BA (Hons.) in Hispanic Studies
Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
University of Bristol, England

1983–88 Wellington College
Berkshire, England
Areas of Specialization: French, English, Spanish (both Language and Literature)

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