Saron Smith-Hardin, M.A. is a professional language educator, applied linguist and Spanish-English interpreter/translator based in New York City. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish & Latin American Studies from Guilford College and spent semesters abroad studying Spanish Language & Literature in Guadalajara, Mexico and Madrid, Spain. She went on to receive her Master’s of Arts in Applied Linguistics from University of Massachusetts Boston, focusing on second language acquisition in adolescents and adults.
Driven by her own language learning success, Saron began teaching English as a Second Language in 2005 and later spearheaded a community ESL tutorial program for adult immigrants and refugees in Greensboro, NC. She established herself as a Spanish Language educator at Greensboro Day School, and soon started up her own private tutoring business, honing her skills in customized one-on-one teaching, integrating the use of multiple intelligences theory, styles & strategies-based learning and differentiated instruction. She has travelled extensively throughout Guatemala, eventually founding the non-profit organization Mayan Solidarity Network. Saron is also a professional Spanish-English interpreter and translator specializing in the medical field.
Saron's approach to education gives learners the opportunity to achieve success, develop independence and find their own voices in new contexts. Saron is truly inspired by the language learning process—in herself and in her students—and is dedicated to the highest quality, most effective and most engaging Spanish & English instruction possible.
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