When hired by Signet, Freddy was extensively trained and vetted as an academic coach. His prior experience working as a residential counselor for Spectrum Youth & Family Services in Burlington, VT, a transitional housing program for local homeless youth, has given him a deep understanding of young people and has made him an excellent mentor for many types of students. He has helped many students improve their executive functioning in a wide variety of subject areas spanning the humanities and STEM.
Freddy is also a talented Spanish tutor. Freddy began excelling in Spanish during his time in high school, attending Saint John's Preparatory school in Danvers, MA. There, he had the opportunity to travel to both Spain (Segovia) and Costa Rica (San Juan) through a foreign exchange program and service trip program respectively. In college, at Saint Michael's College just outside of Burlington, VT, he scored a nearly perfect score on his entrance exam and jumped straight into high-level classes. Not only did he excel in class, taking multiple Spanish classes per semester while tutoring on the side, he also was able to return to Spain. He began in Pamplona, Spain his freshman year, after being asked by the leading professors to serve as student liaison for the trip. There he had the opportunity to stay with an elderly Pamplona native while travelling the Northern countryside and taking classes at the Universidad Pública de Navarra (UPNA). Freddy continued traveling the country and ended his semester abroad getting a job in Comillas, Spain working for the Middlebury Monterey Language Academy (MMLA).
Freddy has recently returned to Massachusetts after living in Burlington for the past several years. He has a wide variety of interests, including computer games, skiing, listening to music, and occasionally works as a DJ. He loves to talk and make people laugh and would be lost without his morning cup of coffee.
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