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Tutor profile: Katherine H.

Katherine H.
Spanish / English Language Tutor // Freelance Translator
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About Katherine

About Katherine
As a California native, I have grown up around the Spanish language, choosing to continue my studies through university level courses which gave me the tools necessary to become fully bilingual in my travels throughout Latin America. My language abilities have taken me from university courses and server work in one of the busiest bars in Buenos Aires, to in-house translator between local and foreign staff at a boutique hotel in Nicaragua, and up to Guatemala, where I worked in a classroom at a school for impoverished children and volunteered...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I teach therapeutic riding to children and adults with physical, cognitive and mental disabilities, which has gifted me with endless patience and the ability to teach to different learning styles. I have taught horsemanship and team-building exercises to locals and been a classroom assistant in Antigua, Guatemala. (Teaching done in Spanish). I took over teaching weekly English lessons to the local staff at my hotel in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.
Universidad del Salvador
Political Science
2013 - 2014
McGill University
Spanish and Portuguese - Hispanic Languages and Bilingual Issues
Bachelor's Degree
2010 - 2014

Work Experience

Work Experience
Lead-Up Antigua, Volunteer
2017 - 2017
Provide safe environment for equines and participants by explaining and demonstrating safe horse-handling techniques in Spanish Support staff and answer questions regarding horse knowledge Composure under high-stress situations Team-building and coaching in Spanish
Education for the Children - Antigua, Guatemala, Classroom Assistant
2017 - 2017
Assist first grade teacher in Spanish-speaking classroom Supervise class of 20+ students while teacher conducts one-on-one verbal exams Leadership and supervision in Spanish, working with young children
Rancho Chilamate - Escamequita, Nicaragua, Guest Experience
2015 - 2017
Run tours out to beaches, providing information on local community and flora and fauna, learned from local knowledge • Maintaining a safe environment during high risk activity In-house translator to ensure communication between Nicaraguan and American staff Hospitality skills and composure under stressful situations Teach English as a second language weekly to the local staff Work with local community to keep the rivers, streets and beaches free of garbage Recruited and facilitated World Vets spay and neuter clinic for local community...
Kiva - San Francisco, California, Review and Translation Intern
2014 - 2015
Review and update volunteer forum weekly to bring staff attention to pressing issues in volunteer community Screen applicants for prospective Spanish translators Write features and compile monthly newsletter to send out to volunteer community Run troubleshooting and facilitate staff/volunteer meetings, including international video conferences in English and Spanish Proficiency in a variety of programs including Salesforce, Pentaho, Jira, Google Drive, ReadyTalk Data analysis and summarization
El Alamo Bar - Buenos Aires, Argentina, Server
2013 - 2013
Serve food and drinks to hundreds of clientele per night in Spanish Communication with bar staff in Spanish Handle monetary transactions Greater understanding of dialects including Argentinean and Colombian Spanish

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