Vince McNeil Jr.
My Approach to Tutoring
Throughout my years of teaching and tutoring, one thing I've learned is that teaching young adults or children and teaching adults have many similarities. The campus of thought for teaching young students is larger and requires more attention paid by the educator or tutor. On the opposite side of the spectrum, adults face the difficulties of the lack of "mental elasticity" in learning; however, both youth learners and adults learners have questions, concerns, and trouble focusing at times and require interesting, interactive lessons to fully engage their minds in the material in order to absorb it at the rate which is necessary and most comfortable for them. In the past I've taught all age ranges on a multitude of topics. I've taught theater skills to children, tutored mathematics to teenagers, taught music to young adult professionals, and taught the Spanish language to post-critical period adult learners well into their 40s. With such a range of experience, I have the ability to be focused and patient with the student in order to maintain constant progress and create an atmosphere of comfort where they feel free to ask questions, demonstrate what they do and don't know, and be creative, all while going at a pace that suits their academic needs and their attention span.
My Tutor Profile
Spanish, Portuguese, English Grammar, Linguistics, ESL, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalc, Calculus
- Trenton Catholic Academy - Hamilton, NJ - Valedictorian - Class of 2009
- La Fundación José Ortega y Gasset - Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha - 2012
- Temple University - Philadelphia, PA - B.A. Spanish, Mathematics - 2013
- Temple University - Philadelphia, PA - M.A. Hispanic Linguistics - 2018
Summary of my Experience
- Spanish Teacher - Norris Square Children's Center, Philadelphia, PA
- Create lesson plans for second language acquisition for post critical period adult educators
- ESL Teacher - Norris Square Civic Association, Philadelphia, PA
- Create lesson plans for second language acquisition for post critical period parents of Head Start program students
- Focus on linguistic phenomena that present themselves in second language acquisition from Spanish to English such as orthographic errors due to phonology and lack of usage of helping and modal auxiliary verbs.
- Setup language scenarios to be spoken through in order to prepare for interviews
- Music Director - The Graduates - Villanova University, Radnor, PA
- Drama Teacher - Christian Art and Music Program, Hamilton, NJ
- CIT - Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation
- Community Outreach and Skill Workshop Coordinator - Insomnia Theater - Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
- Holiday Charity Drive Coordinator - Support Center for Child Advocates, Philadelphia, PA
- Intern - Project Shine, Philadelphia, PA
- Guest - Real Faith TV, Bordentown, NJ
- Treetender - Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Philadelphia, PA