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Claudia V.

Bethesda, MD

$55/hr

Certified Native Spanish All Levels:HW & Test Prep/Conv.Skills

Usually responds in about 54 minutes

Certified Native Spanish All Levels:HW & Test Prep/Conv.Skills

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A second language is proven to boost creativity, empathy and cognitive functions, while putting us on a path to increased academic and career success. I have been tutoring and teaching Spanish in the Washington area +15 years. I worked at the United Nations (UNHCR) for six years, as translator, interpreter and teacher. I also worked with FLES (Foreign Language in Elementary Schools, at Montgomery County public schools,learning to be extremely kind and patient, especially with young children. I have been teaching Spanish in other countries, and as a native Spanish speaker I also know the challenges of learning a foreign languages, because I am also fluent in English, German and Italian. I volunteer as an interpreter for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

I have mentored high school students AP/SAT and IB, as well as diplomats, development specialists in one-on-one training. Many of my former students are now successful professionals in Latin American countries, working with local counterparts. A large portion of my students have been highly rated in their Spanish language tests (U.S. government), required to pass and secure related jobs here with the State Department or overseas in Spanish speaking countries.

TUTORING LOCATIONS:
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*In the convenience and comfort of your own home (certain locations only, please email your street name and zip code to find out if it is within my travel range, may required minimum of 90 minutes per session).

*I also like to meet at the Davis or Bethesda Public Library: Friday afternoons and Saturdays. Please contact me for specific times and information (60 minutes per session minimum).

*Open to other location suggestions, or I could go to your office during lunch time.

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GENERAL TUTORING HOURS:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00AM - 8:00 PM.

I always do my best to accommodate my students for the dates and the times they prefer.

Testimonials

"Very knowledgeable, flexible, easy to work with, a great tutor!"

- Allyson, Gaithersburg, MD on 12/11/14
Claudia replied on 12/15/2014

Dear Allyson,

I am so thankful for your kind comments. Past weeks working with your daughter were pleasant moments that I enjoyed a lot, because she is a great student, intelligent and dedicated. I am certain that she will be very successful in the future. Thank you very much again!

Claudia

"Patient and flexible"

- Ruth, Herndon, VA on 12/22/14

"Connects with her students"

- Phyllis, Bethesda, MD on 9/29/14

"Great tutor - get her if you can!"

- Janet, Silver Spring, MD on 7/28/14
Claudia replied on 7/29/2014

Dear Janet,
I am so grateful for your kind comments. You have been an enjoyable student as well! It has been very nice for me seeing how fast you have been understanding Spanish, speaking and reading. Your abilities are amazing! Congratulations! Let's continue with this success! A million thanks for letting me be part of this. Claudia

"Extremely good instructor!"

- Diane, Chevy Chase, MD on 7/20/14
Claudia replied on 7/29/2014

Hola Diane!

Te agradezco muchísimo tu amable recomendación. Es siempre un gusto estar contigo en las sesiones, pues compartimos muchos intereses y tu has sido muy dedicada en todas las clases. Espero que sigas leyendo y aprendiendo mas cada día. Muchas gracias de nuevo! Claudia (Hi Diane! I appreciate very much your kind recommendation. It is always a pleasure to be with you at meetings, as we share many interests and you are a very dedicated in all classes. I hope you keep reading and learning more every day. Thank you very much again!)

"Great Tutor!"

- Luz, Silver Spring, MD on 5/31/14
Claudia replied on 6/1/2014

Hola! I am so glad that your grades have been improving. You are a wonderful student: attentive, responsible, and smart. I hope you continue with your studies in Spanish, as you are very capable and prepared.

"Great SpanishTutor "

- David, Chevy Chase, MD on 4/10/14

"Ideal Tutor for Students of All Ages"

- Sylvia, Arlington, VA on 3/25/14

"Very good at explaining Spanish, kind, and builds confidence."

- Amanda, Chevy Chase, MD on 3/3/14

"Spanish lesson."

- Kelly, Bethesda, MD on 2/7/14
Claudia replied on 2/20/2014

Thank you very much for writing this kind message! Working with Bennett has been wonderful, since he is so nice and talented. He has been putting a lot of effort and seems to be enjoying the classes very much.

"Great tutor "

- Samantha, Washington, DC on 12/14/13

"Great Spanish language tutor of incredible value!!!"

- Manoj, Gaithersburg, MD on 12/6/13

"Very Knowledgable and Patient"

- Yanning, Rockville, MD on 12/5/13

"Excellent tutor"

- Patricia, Oakton, VA on 11/25/13

"Gaining Confidence in Spanish!"

- Greg, Alexandria, VA on 10/25/13

"Excellent tutor!"

- Douglas, Chevy Chase, MD on 10/7/13

"Claudia was great!!"

- Rebecca, Bethesda, MD on 9/19/13

"Great tutor, personable and responsive"

- Nadya, Rockville, MD on 9/12/13
English:
Reading, Writing
Science:
Sociology
Language:
Italian, Spanish
Elementary Education:
Reading, Study Skills
Homeschool:
Reading, Spanish,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
Italian, Spanish

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.

College Counseling

I am certified in Psychology & Counseling (George Washington University)and Social and Behavioral Sciences Diploma. I am also a member of the American College Counseling Association. As an active conference participant and social science research fellow in different colleges and universities, I have had the opportunity to acquire additional expertise on vocational training, and expand a valuable practice/research network with multiple counseling centers.

Sociology

I have a bachelor and master degree in Sociology and Public Policies. With more that 15 years of experience in social research, I have acquire all needed knowledge to advise and evaluate projects in multiple areas of public/private interest.

I taught Sociology of Education, Methodology and Research Techniques as well as Latin American History in different universities in Mexico, El Salvador and in Bolivia.

Spanish

I have been teaching Spanish in other countries, and have long years of experience tutoring high school students AP/SAT, as well as adults working at the United Nations (UNHCR) for six years, as translator, interpreter and teacher. I worked for 5 years in FLES (Foreign Language Elementary School) all around Montgomery County. I have a degree in Sociology and M.A. in Political Science.

Study Skills

I am certified in Psychology & Counseling (George Washington University), Social and Behavioral Sciences. I have a Master's in Education and participated in different conferences and research programs in multiple universities across the nation.

Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City)
Sociology
Universidad Catolica Boliviana-International Int Harvard
MBA
Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City)
MBA

Education

Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City) (Sociology)

Universidad Catolica Boliviana-International Int Harvard (MBA)

Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City) (MBA)

Very knowledgeable, flexible, easy to work with, a great tutor! — My daughter was seeking an immediate tutor without success for her last five weeks in college level Spanish 3. She needed immediate help to pass the course. We found Claudia under WyzAnt tutoring. She was prompt in responding and very flexible with her schedule, able to accommodate whatever time my daughter needed. Most importantly, though, she was very knowledgeable in the subject matter of Spani ...

— Allyson, Gaithersburg, MD on 12/11/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Groups of 2 or more: discount 30%/person

Travel policy

Claudia will travel within 25 miles of Bethesda, MD 20817.


About Claudia

A second language is proven to boost creativity, empathy and cognitive functions, while putting us on a path to increased academic and career success. I have been tutoring and teaching Spanish in the Washington area +15 years. I worked at the United Nations (UNHCR) for six years, as translator, interpreter and teacher. I also worked with FLES (Foreign Language in Elementary Schools, at Montgomery County public schools,learning to be extremely kind and patient, especially with young children. I have been teaching Spanish in other countries, and as a native Spanish speaker I also know the challenges of learning a foreign languages, because I am also fluent in English, German and Italian. I volunteer as an interpreter for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

I have mentored high school students AP/SAT and IB, as well as diplomats, development specialists in one-on-one training. Many of my former students are now successful professionals in Latin American countries, working with local counterparts. A large portion of my students have been highly rated in their Spanish language tests (U.S. government), required to pass and secure related jobs here with the State Department or overseas in Spanish speaking countries.

TUTORING LOCATIONS:
------------------------------------------
*In the convenience and comfort of your own home (certain locations only, please email your street name and zip code to find out if it is within my travel range, may required minimum of 90 minutes per session).

*I also like to meet at the Davis or Bethesda Public Library: Friday afternoons and Saturdays. Please contact me for specific times and information (60 minutes per session minimum).

*Open to other location suggestions, or I could go to your office during lunch time.

________________________________________

GENERAL TUTORING HOURS:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00AM - 8:00 PM.

I always do my best to accommodate my students for the dates and the times they prefer.

Testimonials

"Very knowledgeable, flexible, easy to work with, a great tutor!"

- Allyson, Gaithersburg, MD on 12/11/14
Claudia replied on 12/15/2014

Dear Allyson,

I am so thankful for your kind comments. Past weeks working with your daughter were pleasant moments that I enjoyed a lot, because she is a great student, intelligent and dedicated. I am certain that she will be very successful in the future. Thank you very much again!

Claudia

"Patient and flexible"

- Ruth, Herndon, VA on 12/22/14

"Connects with her students"

- Phyllis, Bethesda, MD on 9/29/14

"Great tutor - get her if you can!"

- Janet, Silver Spring, MD on 7/28/14
Claudia replied on 7/29/2014

Dear Janet,
I am so grateful for your kind comments. You have been an enjoyable student as well! It has been very nice for me seeing how fast you have been understanding Spanish, speaking and reading. Your abilities are amazing! Congratulations! Let's continue with this success! A million thanks for letting me be part of this. Claudia

"Extremely good instructor!"

- Diane, Chevy Chase, MD on 7/20/14
Claudia replied on 7/29/2014

Hola Diane!

Te agradezco muchísimo tu amable recomendación. Es siempre un gusto estar contigo en las sesiones, pues compartimos muchos intereses y tu has sido muy dedicada en todas las clases. Espero que sigas leyendo y aprendiendo mas cada día. Muchas gracias de nuevo! Claudia (Hi Diane! I appreciate very much your kind recommendation. It is always a pleasure to be with you at meetings, as we share many interests and you are a very dedicated in all classes. I hope you keep reading and learning more every day. Thank you very much again!)

"Great Tutor!"

- Luz, Silver Spring, MD on 5/31/14
Claudia replied on 6/1/2014

Hola! I am so glad that your grades have been improving. You are a wonderful student: attentive, responsible, and smart. I hope you continue with your studies in Spanish, as you are very capable and prepared.

"Great SpanishTutor "

- David, Chevy Chase, MD on 4/10/14

"Ideal Tutor for Students of All Ages"

- Sylvia, Arlington, VA on 3/25/14

"Very good at explaining Spanish, kind, and builds confidence."

- Amanda, Chevy Chase, MD on 3/3/14

"Spanish lesson."

- Kelly, Bethesda, MD on 2/7/14
Claudia replied on 2/20/2014

Thank you very much for writing this kind message! Working with Bennett has been wonderful, since he is so nice and talented. He has been putting a lot of effort and seems to be enjoying the classes very much.

"Great tutor "

- Samantha, Washington, DC on 12/14/13

"Great Spanish language tutor of incredible value!!!"

- Manoj, Gaithersburg, MD on 12/6/13

"Very Knowledgable and Patient"

- Yanning, Rockville, MD on 12/5/13

"Excellent tutor"

- Patricia, Oakton, VA on 11/25/13

"Gaining Confidence in Spanish!"

- Greg, Alexandria, VA on 10/25/13

"Excellent tutor!"

- Douglas, Chevy Chase, MD on 10/7/13

"Claudia was great!!"

- Rebecca, Bethesda, MD on 9/19/13

"Great tutor, personable and responsive"

- Nadya, Rockville, MD on 9/12/13
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Education

Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City)
Sociology
Universidad Catolica Boliviana-International Int Harvard
MBA
Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City)
MBA

Education

Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City) (Sociology)

Universidad Catolica Boliviana-International Int Harvard (MBA)

Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City) (MBA)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required

Groups of 2 or more: discount 30%/person

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Bethesda, MD 20817

Claudia’s Subjects

English:
Reading, Writing
Science:
Sociology
Language:
Italian, Spanish
Elementary Education:
Reading, Study Skills
Homeschool:
Reading, Spanish,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
Italian, Spanish

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 Claudia V.

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