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Ernesto S.

Experienced Spanish and ESL Tutor

Bellevue, WA (98008)

Travel radius
15 miles
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I have been teaching Spanish and English to children and adults since 1998. From Florida I moved to Albuquerque to study Communications at the University of New Mexico, and later I began working in the television production industry. At this time, I was in charge of writing scripts in Spanish and English for a travel TV show. Later, I worked as a freelance writer and editor for public television stations in Florida.

In 2002 I moved to Oviedo, Spain to complete my master's degree in Spanish, and to teach English. Six years later, I returned to the United States to study education and ESL at City University of Seattle, and later I began to work for the Bellevue School District.

As a personal tutor, first I like to identify my student's strengths and needs to customize my lessons and present the material in an engaging and simple way. After I introduce my lesson objective and main concepts, I usually start with simple and practical exercises before getting into the grammatical structure of the language, but I always emphasize real-life scenarios and the natural use of the target language. My communicative approach reflects global influences and a rich vocabulary.

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Ernesto’s subjects

Video Production
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Drawing, Painting, Video Production
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish


I have a bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of New Mexico. In the past I have worked on oil paintings and wood sculpture. Presently I am working on a series of realistic charcoal drawings.


In 2002 I moved to Spain to study art history. Six years later I returned to the United States and moved to Bellevue to study education at City University of Seattle, and later I began to work for the Bellevue School District.

My teaching style is stress-free but consistent. I like to emphasize the structure of the language but I know that practice is the best way to master any new skill. My communicative approach reflects global influences and a rich vocabulary.

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City University of Seattle (ESL )

Universidad de Oviedo (Master's)

Great tutor - gets results, friendly and flexible — Ernesto has been tutoring my son in year 2 (sophomore) Spanish for 3 months and we are already seeing a significant improvement in his grades and confidence in the language. Ernesto has the right combo of being approachable and a work ethic that is needed in a tutor. He is responsive to my son's needs and is happy to review course work, prep for a test or suggest a topic for study as needed. He is ...

— Linda from Redmond, WA on 12/22/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ernesto will travel within 15 miles of Bellevue, WA 98008.

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