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Giovanna U.

Tacoma, WA

$50/hr

Interested in learning or improving your Spanish?

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I am a Spanish native speaker with 22 years of teaching experience, both at high school and college level, here in the U.S. and abroad. I started my teaching career when I graduated with a B.A. in Secondary Education and Comparative Literature from a South American Institution of higher education. Since relocating to the U.S. and while completing graduate studies-I hold an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Hispanic Literature from a Midwestern University- I have been successfully teaching at the college level.

Findings in the field of second language teaching and learning have proved that learners need to focus on content (message) as well as on form (grammar & syntax.) Additionally, proficiency requires that the target language be used meaningfully. Consistent with those findings, I opt for an information-based approach and if your goal is to immerse yourself in the language, I will conduct the class almost exclusively in Spanish.

Testimonials

"First lesson with Giovanna."

- Susan, Gig Harbor, WA on 8/30/13

"Willing to adjust to my needs"

- Richard, Tacoma, WA on 7/22/14
English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Spanish

I am native Spanish speaker with over 20 years of teaching experience both at high school and college level as well as in the U.S. and abroad.

Since relocating to the U.S. 16 years ago, I have successfully taught at the college level for 15 years: 11 years as an instructor at Indiana University and for the last five years as a college professor in a small university on the West Coast.

In 2006 I had the opportunity to work as a Spanish Teacher for the Indiana University Honors Program in Foreign Languages for High School Students, Valencia, Spain (summer) and from 2005-2007, I worked as a tutor for CIBER (Center for International Business Education and Research) at Indiana University.

Teaching Institute
Education
Indiana University
Master's
Indiana University
PhD

Education

Teaching Institute (Education)

Indiana University (Master's)

Indiana University (PhD)

First lesson with Giovanna. — This was a wonderful starter lesson. I am pleased that Giovanna knows so much about the ACTFL since that is one of the major exams I will have to take and pass at the Beginning Advanced level before receiving a Spanish endorsement. I look forward to continued lessons and am excited about improving my language proficiency. Thank you Giovanna for being flexible with meeting places. See you Wednesday ...

— Susan, Gig Harbor, WA on 8/30/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Giovanna will travel within 9 miles of Tacoma, WA 98406.


About Giovanna

I am a Spanish native speaker with 22 years of teaching experience, both at high school and college level, here in the U.S. and abroad. I started my teaching career when I graduated with a B.A. in Secondary Education and Comparative Literature from a South American Institution of higher education. Since relocating to the U.S. and while completing graduate studies-I hold an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Hispanic Literature from a Midwestern University- I have been successfully teaching at the college level.

Findings in the field of second language teaching and learning have proved that learners need to focus on content (message) as well as on form (grammar & syntax.) Additionally, proficiency requires that the target language be used meaningfully. Consistent with those findings, I opt for an information-based approach and if your goal is to immerse yourself in the language, I will conduct the class almost exclusively in Spanish.

Testimonials

"First lesson with Giovanna."

- Susan, Gig Harbor, WA on 8/30/13

"Willing to adjust to my needs"

- Richard, Tacoma, WA on 7/22/14
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Education

Teaching Institute
Education
Indiana University
Master's
Indiana University
PhD

Education

Teaching Institute (Education)

Indiana University (Master's)

Indiana University (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 9 miles of Tacoma, WA 98406

Giovanna’s Subjects

English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, 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 Giovanna U.

Giovanna U. passed a background check on 4/2/14. The check was ordered by Giovanna through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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