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Craig J.

USD $18/hr

Spanish Tutor

Tutor Information


Hello! My name is Craig and I am eager to work with you. Here is some information about me so that you can decide if I am the right person to help: I am a graduate from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a degree in Foreign Language and International Trade. My love of language started in high school when I was an exchange student in Panama. I lived for six months with a local host family, I learned to speak Spanish and I adapted to the culture. This experience has made me a much more flexible person, better able to work and communicate with people from other cultures and backgrounds. Learning Spanish has also made me much better at understanding my own native language. While in university I taught Spanish and Latin Dance through the continuing education program at John A. Logan College. Since graduating I have lived in Colombia, South America. Here I have taught English in SENA (Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje), Institución Universitaria CESMAG, Universidad Mariana, and Universidad de Nariño. I love helping others, which always makes teaching people a pleasure. My teaching methods include games and conversation, along with grammar and sentence structure exercises. I think it is important to combine the best aspects of the Indirect and Grammar Based Methods. I hope this information helps you to make your choice!


Carbondale, Illinois, United States


English, Spanish





Middle School
High School


Southern Illinois University

2011 - 2013
Foreign Language & International Trade

Work Experience


January 2016 - November 2016
English Instructor
Teaching English

Institución Universitaria CESMAG

February 2015 - January 2016
English Teacher
Teaching English

Universidad de Nariño

September 2013 - November 2013
English Teacher
Teaching English

Universidad Mariana

July 2013 - November 2014
English Teacher
Teaching English


January 2010 - present
Spanish & ESL Tutor
Tutoring Spanish & English

Illinois Migran Council

January 2010 - November 2010
Teaching English and life skills

John A. Logan

January 2009 - November 2011
Continuing Education Instructor
Teaching Latin Dance and Spanish