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Fabia F.

San Leandro, CA

$39/hr

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Background check passed as of 11/11/14
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First, I learned to learn. Then, I studied the different forms of understanding. That is how I learned to teach, with professors like Howard Gardner at Harvard University, where I completed an Ed.M. in Interactive Technology. My B.A. is from UC Berkeley in Languages and Symbolic Systems, including Spanish, French, Italian, Art History, and Architecture. I was educated in Switzerland, Chile, England, France, Italy, and the United States. I am multilingual and multicultural, and a passionate Knowledge Engineer and transmitter of knowledge. I worked for 15 years with the Stanford Overseas Studies Program. As a Linguist, I now specialize in pronunciation correction, and in phonetic transcription in multiple languages.

I'm available part-time for tutoring, in the San Francisco Bay Area. I look forward to our classes together.

Testimonials

"A great teacher"

- Jennifer, Fremont, CA on 6/18/13

"Great Writing Tutor"

- Hongjae, Berkeley, CA on 11/11/14

"Professional and engaging tutor"

- Michele, San Francisco, CA on 10/5/14

"Great Lesson"

- Torrey, San Leandro, CA on 8/20/14

"The Best English Tutor!"

- Olivia, Redwood City, CA on 4/14/14

"Pick Fabia for your student!"

- Alice, San Carlos, CA on 1/17/14

"Fantastic! "

- Cherry, Berkeley, CA on 12/2/13

"Great tutor and lovely person."

- Julie, San Francisco, CA on 7/9/13

"What a great tutor Fabia is!"

- SALLY, El Cerrito, CA on 3/30/13

"Very nice, very patient , and very passionate."

- Mia, San Leandro, CA on 12/31/12

"A Fun & Fluent Collaborator!"

- Bob, Sacramento, CA on 10/3/12

"All around amazing tutor!! "

- Sophie, Shingle Springs, CA on 7/18/12

"Great tutor"

- Maria, San Francisco, CA on 7/7/12

"Excellent writing tutor"

- Dell, Oakland, CA on 5/21/12
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Test Preparation:
CBEST,
TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Sewing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

CBEST

I can help you prepare for the CBEST quickly and efficiently, by identifying your weaknesses and then reinforcing your understanding and language usage. I am available both or face-to-face tutoring, as well as for on-line (Skype, GoogleChat, etc.) sessions.

English

I will teach you to communicate effectively in English, and give you the tools to continue to learn English throughout your life. I specialize in pronunciation, and pronunciation correction.

I earned a B.A. at UC Berkeley, and an Master's in Education at Harvard University.

ESL/ESOL

I taught ESL at the Berkeley Adult School as part of my work/study as an Undergraduate student at UC Berkeley.

I earned a B.A. at UC Berkeley, and an Master's in Education at Harvard University. I am available for face-to-face tutoring, as well as for on-line sessions.

French

I will teach you to communicate effectively in French, and give you the tools to continue to learn French throughout your life. I specialize in pronunciation.

Grammar

If you are ready to start writing and speaking English properly, I will help you correct your English grammar and syntax.

I earned a B.A. at UC Berkeley, and an Master's in Education at Harvard University. I am available for one-on-one meetings, as well as on-line sessions.

Italian

I will teach you to communicate effectively in Italian, and give you the tools to continue to learn Italian throughout your life. I specialize in pronunciation.

Macintosh

I worked for Stanford University for 15 years, and we only used Macs. I own a MacBook Pro.

Microsoft Excel

I will help you overcome the fear of a blank spreadsheet on the screen in MS Excel, and you will gain the tools to learn the features of MS Excel which are useful to you.

Microsoft Word

I will help you overcome the fear of a blank page on the screen in MS Word, and you will gain the tools to learn the features of MS Word which are useful to you.

Sewing

I learned to sew at the Hove County Grammar School for Girls in southern England, as a teenager. Since, I have made clothes for children and adults, and now I sew custom rod sleeves for fly fishing rods and rod pouches for fishing reels, as part of our small fly fishing rod making business. I have made clothes and simple costumes using commercial patterns, and I have also designed my own. I have a Singer Tradition sewing machine. I do not have experience with automated embroidery machines or overlock sewing machines.

Spanish

I will teach you to communicate effectively in Spanish, and give you the tools to continue to learn Spanish throughout your life. I specialize in pronunciation, and can work with you in both Latin American Spanish and Iberian Spanish (for Spain).

TOEFL

To prepare you for the TOEFL, we will work on grammar, reading comprehensions skills, vocabulary, and test-taking skills. My tutoring will be tailored to your specific needs, addressing your particular weaknesses, and taking advantage of your individual strengths.

I earned a B.A. at UC Berkeley, and an Master's in Education at Harvard University.

Writing

I will teach you to communicate concisely and effectively in writing, and give you the tools to continue to improve your writing skills throughout your life.

I earned a B.A. at UC Berkeley, and an Master's in Education at Harvard University.

University of California, Berkeley
Symbolic Systems
Harvard University - School of Education
Master's

Education

University of California, Berkeley (Symbolic Systems )

Harvard University - School of Education (Master's)

A great teacher — Fabia is an experienced tutor; she is able to pinpoint my problems in writing quickly through my speaking and writing samples. During the process of working with her, I always felt comfortable and relaxed, since she usually provided some positive comments before we waded through all my problems. Her explanation on how to differ and use certain words were very clear and impressive. She often clari ...

— Jennifer, Fremont, CA on 6/18/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $39.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Contact me regarding your specific situation and needs. There are special rates for multiple-hour or multiple student lessons, and discounts for lesson packages.

Travel policy

Fabia will travel within 20 miles of San Leandro, CA 94577.


About Fabia

First, I learned to learn. Then, I studied the different forms of understanding. That is how I learned to teach, with professors like Howard Gardner at Harvard University, where I completed an Ed.M. in Interactive Technology. My B.A. is from UC Berkeley in Languages and Symbolic Systems, including Spanish, French, Italian, Art History, and Architecture. I was educated in Switzerland, Chile, England, France, Italy, and the United States. I am multilingual and multicultural, and a passionate Knowledge Engineer and transmitter of knowledge. I worked for 15 years with the Stanford Overseas Studies Program. As a Linguist, I now specialize in pronunciation correction, and in phonetic transcription in multiple languages.

I'm available part-time for tutoring, in the San Francisco Bay Area. I look forward to our classes together.

Testimonials

"A great teacher"

- Jennifer, Fremont, CA on 6/18/13

"Great Writing Tutor"

- Hongjae, Berkeley, CA on 11/11/14

"Professional and engaging tutor"

- Michele, San Francisco, CA on 10/5/14

"Great Lesson"

- Torrey, San Leandro, CA on 8/20/14

"The Best English Tutor!"

- Olivia, Redwood City, CA on 4/14/14

"Pick Fabia for your student!"

- Alice, San Carlos, CA on 1/17/14

"Fantastic! "

- Cherry, Berkeley, CA on 12/2/13

"Great tutor and lovely person."

- Julie, San Francisco, CA on 7/9/13

"What a great tutor Fabia is!"

- SALLY, El Cerrito, CA on 3/30/13

"Very nice, very patient , and very passionate."

- Mia, San Leandro, CA on 12/31/12

"A Fun & Fluent Collaborator!"

- Bob, Sacramento, CA on 10/3/12

"All around amazing tutor!! "

- Sophie, Shingle Springs, CA on 7/18/12

"Great tutor"

- Maria, San Francisco, CA on 7/7/12

"Excellent writing tutor"

- Dell, Oakland, CA on 5/21/12
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Education

University of California, Berkeley
Symbolic Systems
Harvard University - School of Education
Master's

Education

University of California, Berkeley (Symbolic Systems )

Harvard University - School of Education (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required

Contact me regarding your specific situation and needs. There are special rates for multiple-hour or multiple student lessons, and discounts for lesson packages.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of San Leandro, CA 94577

Fabia’s Subjects

Elementary Education:
Grammar
Test Preparation:
CBEST,
TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Sewing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Fabia F.

Fabia F. passed a background check on 11/11/14. The check was ordered by Fabia through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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