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Lori B.

Immersive Spanish, SAT, Reading, Writing, Public Speaking

Brooklyn, NY (11215)

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I have over three years experience teaching reading, writing, and Spanish. Previous clients include Campbell's Soup Company and Barry Callebaut Inc. I am additionally a certified English-Spanish interpreter.

As a tutor, I offer a personalized approach that is both effective and fun. I will use whatever it takes to help you learn, whether it is through songs, images, phrases, lecture - you name it! I pre-plan lessons and keep in regular contact with my students in between classes to assure that you are at your best.

So if you're looking to learn creatively and effectively, then I'm your gal.

A little bit about me: I come from a Cuban household and I grew up speaking Spanish. I graduated in May 2012 from Swarthmore College with high honors in Theater and Spanish language literature. By the combination of my upbringing and my education, I possess both an intuitive and learned understanding of Spanish that enables me to better communicate both its rules and nuances to non-speakers.

I have a strong reading and writing background, scoring a near perfect score score in reading and comprehension on my SATs and consecutive 5s on all of my AP English and Literature exams. I hold various playwriting, awards including from the South Eastern Theater Conference and Florida Stage, and recently debuted my own one-woman show in the Philadelphia Fringe festival. From March through July 2013, I worked in as a private English instructor in Paris teaching small children and working adults alike.

I live to share my passions with others, and tutoring has become a fulfilling way to do just that.


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Lori’s subjects

SAT Math
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
American History, European History, Religion, World History
Salsa Dancing
Salsa Dancing, Theatre
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Salsa Dancing, Yoga
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Spanish


I have been helping students in English and Literature for nearly three years both in the U.S. and abroad. Whether it is preparing for APs, SATs, or simply improving your performance in English, I will help you every step of the way.

I graduated Swarthmore College with high honors, scored a near perfect on the Reading and Writing Portion of my SAT, and scored consecutive 5's on all of my English Literature AP exams. I am happy to share all of my secrets.


I have been teaching English for over two years. I recently returned from France, where I worked as an English teacher from March through July in 2013.

I teach students of all kinds: adults, children, businessmen--everyone. I specifically tailor classes to your needs and interests to help you learn best.

In addition to grammar and conversation, we also work on pronunciation and accent reduction.

Public Speaking

I have a lot of experience teaching public speaking to individuals and full classrooms of students. My training and wisdom comes from my extensive theater background. I graduated from Swarthmore College in May 2012 with high honors in theater and I continue to work professionally.

I have performed in New York City as part of the International WOW Company, directed and founded by Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Josh Fox. I continue my work in Philadelphia where I will be appearing in the 2012 Fringe Festival with my original solo performance piece, The Funeral of Enerio López.

My teaching credits include instructor at InterACT performing arts camp in West Palm Beach Florida. I have also led workshops in acting at the Bak Middle School of the Arts and Dreyfoos High school of the Arts. I individually coach a number of students in audition technique, monologue work, and public speaking. Several of my students have found confidence in their performance instincts and have excelled.


I graduated Swarthmore College with high honors in Spanish Language Literature and Theater. I completed two written thesis, a solo performance piece as well as a thesis in Spanish.

Tutoring has been one of my many passions for several years now. Since high school,
I have been tutoring a variety of subjects including reading, writing, English language, Spanish, proofreading, public speaking, and theater to students from elementary age to adults.

As a tutor, I figure out how you learn best and use it. Whether it is through visualization, songs, or concepts of any kind, my priority is to help you discover your strengths as a learner and to use them in all subjects.


I have over three years experience teaching Spanish, as well as a license in English-Spanish interpretation. Previous clients include Campbell's Soup Company and Barry Callebaut Inc.

I grew up speaking Spanish at home, and I later graduated from Swarthmore College in 2012 with high honors in Spanish language literature. By the combination of my upbringing and my education, I possess both an intuitive and learned understanding of Spanish that enables me to better communicate both its rules and nuances to non-speakers.

I tutor a range of different students from middle-school age to adults; from students struggling with the subject in school to those seeking conversational skills for work and travel.

I believe learning should be engaging and hands-on. I use real-world examples, humor, and games to further contextualize knowledge and to improve your command of the language.

Spanish is one of my passions. In addition to sharing the language with my students, I share Latino culture through anecdotes, music, and food.


I have been involved in theater for nearly seven years. I attended magnet arts middle school and high school and have received training in summer conservatory programs including the Tisch School of the Arts Experimental Theater Wing Theater Workshop, as well the Yale Summer Conservatory for Actors. I am currently working to complete an honors major in theater with an honors history minor at Swarthmore College and will be completing two performance thesis by Spring 2012.

My performance credits include both professional and academic productions. In summer of 2009, I performed Off-Broadway under the direction of Oscar-nominated Josh Fox as part of the International WOW Company. The performance, entitled "Reconstruction," was part of 2009 Summer Ice Factory Festival in Soho. In college, I have been featured in a number of roles including MARTHA from Edward Albee’s "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf," KALE in Itamar Moses' "Outrage," WOMAN/DIET COMMISION/ YOUTH2 in George Bernard Shaw's "Far-Fetched Fables," JUROR #6 in Reginald Rose’s "Twelve Angry Men," and LYSISTRATA in the upcoming 2011 production of Aristophanes’ "Lysistrata." Other performance credits include the part of ANNA in Paula Vogel’s "The Baltimore Waltz" as part of the 2009 Directing I showcase and the part of WOMAN in David Ives’ "Sure Thing" as part of the 2008 campus one-act play festival. Furthermore, I recently directed and presented Act III from Caryl Churchill’s "Top Girls" as part of the 2010 Directing Showcase.

In addition to performance, I have experience in play-writing and have received a number of awards including the 2007 South Eastern Theater Conference “Best Secondary School Play” Award, "First Place" in the 2007 and 2008 Florida Stage Young Playwright’s Festival, and various critic’s choice and superior awards in play-writing during the 2006, 2007, and 2008 Florida District and State Thespian Festival. At Swarthmore, I have studied play-writing with Adriano Shaplin and will be originating a solo-performance piece February of 2012 in collaboration with a professional artist.

My teaching experience ranges from individual coaching in performance to classroom workshops. In 2008, I along with other students formed the Dreyfoos Student Theater Council at my high school. I arranged as well as led free workshops in various techniques, such as tremoring. In 2008, I led two extensive workshops in acting at the Bak Middle School of the Arts. From 2009-2010, I individually coached a number of students in preparation for theater auditions to magnet arts middle and high school programs, all of whom were accepted to the program of their choice.

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Swarthmore College (Spanish and Theater)

The BEST Spanish tutor! — Out of every tutor I have ever had, Lori is by far the best. For someone like myself who loves to study language, that is really saying something! If you are interested in learning Spanish, there is no one else I would recommend. Lori is creative in her teaching method so you do more than spend an hour translating sentences from English to Spanish. Instead, you learn the language and grammar whi ...

— Kim from Brooklyn, NY on 1/21/14

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Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

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Lori will travel within 15 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11215.

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