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Claudia S.

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San Clemente, CA (92672)

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I am native speaker of Spanish/Portuguese, and have been living in the USA for over 25 years and US citizen. I have upper lever courses in South America as well as in the USA. My graduated courses, in Education Cultural diversities and Technology/ teaching credential have been completed at National University. My undergraduate courses in Dance was completed at University of California, Irvine.

I have been teaching languages for about twenty five years around the world and exploring their cultures. I have many personal interest and activities that will relate to students around the world while teaching languages as well as other subjects courses.

I have been teaching multiple subjects in Spanish at a language Middle School in Laguna Beach, California. Teachers are from all different parts of the world, which help me to make friends from different background and relate well to their culture.

My current job is at a private High School for children of a very high level of commitment, capable of achieving the best GPAs. Currently, I am teaching foreign languages (French/Spanish), World history, American history, Cultural geography, Anatomy, Biology and Psychology.

I have also been substituting in Spanish classes at a local high school in San Clemente, Capistrano Unified School District.

I am a dancer, who explores dances from around the world. I have honors in teaching Artsbridge which teaches a subject, in a public school settings related to Arts.

My son has been enrolled at a local immersion program since Elementary school, and attending middle school higher level of Spanish. I have been blessed to have volunteered at his school for that many years enriching my experience in teaching.

Sessions will include manipulatives, technologies and different learning styles and activities. Students will be asked to not only to learn the written language but also speak it. I am energetic and enthusiastic about teaching and look forward to working with you.
I appreciate the value of learning another language.

My High School students call me sweet & committed.


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Claudia’s subjects

ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary
Anatomy, Anthropology, Astronomy, Geology, Nutrition, Psychology, Sociology
Photography, Video Production
ESL/ESOL, French, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish, TOEFL
American History, Anthropology, Classics, European History, Geography, Social Studies, World History
Music Theory, Salsa Dancing
Ballroom Dancing, Film, Photography, Salsa Dancing, Theatre, Video Production
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th), ESL/ESOL, French, Reading, Spanish, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
Ballet, Ballroom Dancing, Bodybuilding, Fitness, Salsa Dancing, Tango, Yoga
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, French, Grammar, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish


I have experience in every technique of ballet classical (Chequetti, Vaganova, RDA, ABT, bourgenville) either by performing, teaching and upper division university classes. I am very comfortable teaching every level of classical ballet, and my students have excelled under my choreography supervision in all levels of competition. I have acquired all required certifications by intense practice and dance auditions and as required for my BA in dance and performances at UCI. I am very confident of my skills in dance.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am currently completing my Master in Education Leadership at National University. I work in a local High School, teaching many subjects, Spanish 1, 2, 3, and 4; French 1, 2, 3, and 4; AP Biology; Anatomy; World History; Cultural Geography; some English; and some Math. I have taught many years for a local middle school in Laguna Beach. I am compelled and ready to teach many subjects in Middle School. I have volunteered for my son's school when he was in middle school teaching English, writing, reading, math and social sciences.

Social Studies

I have taught Social Studies in a local high school for over 5 years. World History has been my strength, and my passion for many years. As I have become citizen of the United States, its history have become very intriguing to me. I am a passionate and resourceful teacher, very capable of guiding and teaching valuable studying habits. I also teach Psychology and Sociology, giving me valuable skills to address disadvantage learners.


I have taught Sociology in a local high school for over 5 years. I am a passionate and resourceful teacher, very capable of guiding and teaching valuable studying habits. I also teach Psychology, giving me valuable skills to address disadvantage learners.


In my class I will focus in vocabulary for conversation and key grammatical structures.
I will teach students how to organize a verb chart that will help them succeed in memorizing and applying all the verb tenses to be learned.We also watch videos related to Hispanic cultures and focus on a different Spanish-speaking country each chapter.

Homework questions from school will be explained and corrected, also includes reading short articles, poems or stories. Generally I like to have the students work on writing, the first drafts of compositions are written during class time; and the second (final) drafts, outside of class.
I will require students to work on an outline of the book they are using, a strategy on taking notes of essential grammatical concepts.

Study Skills

I teach Study Skills as well as leadership at a local high school. I am a passionate and resourceful teacher, very capable of guiding and teaching valuable studying habits. I also teach Psychology and Sociology, giving me valuable skills to address disadvantage learners.

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UC Irvine

NAtional (Master's)

Irvine Valley College, Saddleback College (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

A special rate available for a group of three - $25 per person.

Travel policy

Claudia will travel within 15 miles of San Clemente, CA 92672.

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