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Teresa G.

Daly City, CA

$60/hr

Stanford English & Spanish Tutor - 5*ratings. MA in Spanish, Lang.

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Universidad de Granada, Spain and U of Delaware
Spanish, Learning Styles
U. of Delaware
Master's
Stanford - Bilingual credential entitled BCLAD
Other

Education

Universidad de Granada, Spain and U of Delaware (Spanish, Learning Styles)

U. of Delaware (Master's)

Stanford - Bilingual credential entitled BCLAD (Other)

About Teresa

Well, I have a master's degree in Spanish and Learning Styles, and a B.A. in Spanish, so I just love teaching! Last year I completed my BCLAD (language learning theories) certification from Stanford. After several years of tutoring Spanish, French, and English, I am very happy to have had 100% returning Spanish, French, and English writing students as well as positive feedback from each student. In the accompanying picture, I am translating Spanish for President Clinton for the Red Cross; it was an honor to translate for him as I love languages and helping people, especially for the Red Cross Disaster Relief services.

I tutor Spanish, French, English, SAT English, SAT Writing, and writing strategies as well as computer applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, iPhoto, iMovie, keynote, Pages (for Mac), various iPad apps, all in Spanish or English.

My style is RELAXED and very positive, as I teach a foreign language it's even FUN whether it be a computer application or a language lesson, including writing. I think feeling comfortable is most important when trying to understand a new language. I also bring various techniques that include technology, short grammar videos, games, short culture videos, songs that the student likes, and texts from topics that the given student likes. I really customize each training session to get my student up to speed and able to understand the given concepts, no matter if it is Spanish 1, Spanish 5, French 2 or Italian 1.

I lived in Spain in college and visited in high school. I've traveled to Mexico, Aruba, and El Caribe. I have been proud of my 100% retention of all students whom I have tutored because I am helpful, easy going, and effective. Currently I teach teachers at a high school. I have taught Spanish at the high school, college, and middle school levels (Spanish I, Spanish II, Spanish III, Spanish IV, and Spanish V). And I've also taught English and French 1 and visited a great French family in Lyon, outside Paris for a wonderful 2 months. Last summer, I went to Italy and loved that travel experience, too, because I was able to apply my Italian courses from way back in college each day. (I translated for friends for the last 4 weeks, which helped my overall comprehension, grammar rules, and fluency in Italian, my fourth language.) I taught Spanish college level 105, Spanish 106, Spanish 107 and Spanish 201.

I am looking forward to taking the fear out of learning a language for you one day soon, and I currently teach technology to teachers, English as a second language, and Spanish at a large high school. I've taught Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Inspiration, and Publisher with simple and easy-to-understand handouts for more than 6 years.

Please note my many and numerous , 98.8% 5-star ratings and recommendations for my English, Spanish, French and computer applications students from 2010 until present. I look forward to working with you one day soon. If you may have any questions, just let me know.

At the present time, I prefer to tutor within 12 miles of Daly City, if this may work for you. Classes on Saturday mornings are fine. Questions? Just let me know. I try to respond to emails within a few hours.
Well, I have a master's degree in Spanish and Learning Styles, and a B.A. in Spanish, so I just love teaching! Last year I completed my BCLAD (language learning theories) certification from Stanford. After several years of tutoring Read more

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24 hours notice required

I do offer one, free 20-minute lesson, or consultation. So I'd be happy to meet with you briefly, or have a short lesson & discuss your specific needs, at no charge.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Daly City, CA 94015
Background Check: Passed

"Really Comes Through"

- Walter, Santa Clara, CA on 5/16/11

"Great Spanish Teacher"

- Udey, Saratoga, CA on 5/9/12

"Very happy with the tutoring "

- Mahesh, San Jose, CA on 1/8/12

"Excellent tutor with great teaching techniques"

- Shane, San Jose, CA on 11/17/11

"Great Tutor"

- Krupakar, Santa Clara, CA on 8/10/11

"very good tutor"

- Kwangho, Cupertino, CA on 5/5/11

"Excellent Spanish Tutor"

- Juan, San Jose, CA on 4/29/11

"Out look organizatio"

- Steve, San Jose, CA on 2/10/11

"Excellent Microsoft Office Tutor" - Irene from Campbell, CA reviews Teresa G. from Campbell, CA"

- Irene, Campbell, CA on 11/17/10

"Excellent Spanish Tutor"

- Beth, Saratoga, CA on 11/7/10

"Great tutor"

- Daria, San Jose, CA on 11/6/10

"Great Spanish Tutor"

- Joan, Los Gatos, CA on 10/19/10
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
General Computer,
Macintosh,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French, Spanish,
TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Dyslexia
Business:
Business, Career Development, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
French, SAT Reading, Spanish,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development, CBEST,
GED, Praxis,
PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Tennis
Corporate Training:
Business, Career Development, ESL/ESOL,
French, General Computer,
Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

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CBEST

As a teacher, I had to pass the CBEST test to apply for and teach in California. My BA, MA, years of teaching experience, and taking the test myself have all helped me to become an effective CBEST coach and tutor.

English

I have tutored and taught English at the middle school, high school and college levels, in Boston, Newport Beach, San Jose, and Granada Spain. I studied Languages and linguistics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. I enjoy helping my students understand various types of text, including: novels, short stories, poetry, and even textbooks. I enjoy analyzing and explaining all grammar rules in clear, specific steps, even with pictures, timelines, whatever it may take for the learner to understand.

ESL/ESOL

I went to graduate school in which I studied Foreign Language Learning (Pedagogy), also known as second language acquisition and Spanish. Our University had a unique program with Universidad de Granada Spain, so I have helped ESL students at both the college and high school levels in both the U.S. and in Spain when I lived there.

After grad school, I taught ESL for two summers at Cushing Academy in Boston where they have over 40 levels of English as a second language. I then taught ESL English as a second language in Costa Mesa for two years.

Afterwards, I took a position as a teacher trainer and high school. While at Fairmont Prep, I was asked sub often as an ESL instructor, and then later to lead a group of 24 ESL students throughout Prague, Vienna and Berlin and had a fabulous trip with all students. Before and after the trip, I coordinated parent meetings, the ESL culture assignments while traveling, last minute details, FAQ’s, and the trip blog. Currently, I teach high school Spanish in San Jose each day, and quite often teach ESL, as needed. My years of experience teaching ESL/ESOL, living in Spain, and leading a group of ESL learners abroad have helped me become a qualified ESL tutor.

General Computer

I have been teaching adults software for more than 10 years. I currently teach teachers at a 1:1 laptop school so I have to be aware and able to answer any question on a number of different applications, websites, etc. I feel that my MA in Learning styles is crucial in my ability to teach sometimes the many steps in learning a new computer program or system. I have also trained telecommunications and financial software so I have real world experience.

Back in 1999, when the state of Idaho required the passing grade of a general computer test on topics such as desktop publishing, databases, spreadsheets, the internet, Multimedia, Word, Outlook, etc. I passed with a very high score, and ended up training teachers for two years for a company called Futurekids, who offered professional development of computer skills to teachers, who needed to pass this test.

For the last ten years, I have attended CUE, Computer Using Educators, who has an annual techie conference in which I am able to keep up to speed on the latest and greatest ways of technology integration. In the past several years, I have helped choose hardware and software for the "Classroom of the Future" that includes smart boards, remote clickers, document projectors, the mimio, to software such as inspiration, united streaming, google earth, etc. I was instrumental in testing with teachers and students the most effective ones, and getting them into the lab for them to use, inc. Qwizdom instant remotes. And I like introducing and teaching powerpoint, excel, access, from apple: imovie, comic life, keynote, numbers, pages; to google docs, google notebook, google research, to any computer program or skill that they need, inc. short cuts to the importance of backing up one's data and organizing files on an external drive, server, not just the memory sticks.

Macintosh


I currently work at a Macintosh 1:1 laptop school. I am in charge of teaching the teachers all the technology. We only have Macs on our campus, no PCs. Therefore, I have to know any and all questions about Macs, these can include the ilife suite, which includes iphoto, idvd, imovie, as well as other useful software like Numbers, Keynote, Pages, Garage Band, Podcast maker, etc. Teaching these topics for more than a few years have really helped me learn all I can about Macintosh computers. I also troubleshoot them for both teachers and students as needed, from spilling coke on them, to testing, batteries to hard drive crashes. I love being an active, happy mac user and now wont go back to PC.

Microsoft Outlook

I have taught Microsoft Outlook more than seven years to over 300 adult learners, from a school teacher, to a CEO of a company to a principal of very busy schools. I know how to communicate and teach any adult (or at any age since I have taught students in grades 2 up to high school and college) the best way to navigate throughout Outlook and use it in the most efficient ways possible for them. I've also read through over 16 manuals and have hand picked specific chapters for the exact learner and what they need, from calendar meeting requests, to calendar scheduling, to creating subfolders for their mass amounts of email to stay organized, yet not missing an important email to reply to. I also taught Outlook for 2 years for a software training company called Futurekids. Thus, I feel I have the background and knowledge to help anyone learn Outlook, regardless of the version that they are using.

Microsoft Windows

I have taught Microsoft Windows since 1999, so for more than eight years to over 340 adult earners, from a school teacher, to a CEO of a company to a principal of very busy schools. I know how to communicate and teach any adult (or at any age since I have taught students in grades 2 up to high school and college) the best way to navigate throughout Windows and use it in the most beneficial ways possible for them.

I've also read through over ten manuals and have hand picked specific chapters for the exact learner and what they need, from exploring their machine, to file management, to managing downloads, the importance of an anti virus software, managing their applications, etc. I also taught Windows for 2 years for a software training company called Futurekids. Thus, I feel I have the background and knowledge to help anyone learn Windows, regardless of the version or year that they are using.

Praxis

I have a MA in Spanish and had to pass the Praxis CSET test a few years ago. I also have a BA in Spanish, and I lived and studied in Spain for a year in college, so I feel quite confident in my Spanish abilities. I also translate for the Red Cross and have been deployed nationally to translate English to Spanish for Disaster Relief Services.

Spanish

I have a Master's degree in Spanish and Learning Styles, and I have a B.A. in Spanish, so I just love teaching Spanish. I have lived in Spain various times, including college.
Last year, I completed my BCLAD (language learning theories) certification from Stanford.
I have translated for President Clinton for the Red Cross Disaster Services.
I have taught Spanish at the middle school, high school (Spanish I, II, III, IV, V, and AP), and college levels (Spanish 105 and 106).
I lived in Spain in college and visited in high school. I've traveled to Mexico, Aruba, and other Spanish speaking nations. Thus, I am totally fluent in the Spanish language and enjoy teaching others how to learn and master the Spanish language.

Study Skills



I have taught various grade levels for many years. I have taught high school full time for 3 years, college for 2 years, 4th, 5th and 6th learners full time as a teacher for 2 years.
Currently, I teach teachers and students at a Technology Magnet high school and love what I do.

I have a Masters Degree in Spanish and Learning Styles, which is how people learn. I have taken courses in grad and undergrad school that explained the different types of study skills for various types of learners. How people learn fascinates me, so that is why I am an effective study skills tutor as I can and know how to tailor a lesson to meet the various needs of each learner, including visual, audio, hands on, cooperative, etc and how to apply to it various lessons.
I also taught students and teachers for eight years as an Instructional Technology Coordinator to enhance learning and studying skills using technology as a tool. I have attended many conferences about effective learning strategies and enjoy helping students improve their overall study skills, including a 20 hour workshop on study skills this past August.

Please see recent reviews from students that state how they like how I am able to differentiate and enhance my teaching methods for each student, as needed, as no one learns in the same way.

Universidad de Granada, Spain and U of Delaware
Spanish, Learning Styles
U. of Delaware
Master's
Stanford - Bilingual credential entitled BCLAD
Other

Education

Universidad de Granada, Spain and U of Delaware (Spanish, Learning Styles)

U. of Delaware (Master's)

Stanford - Bilingual credential entitled BCLAD (Other)

Really Comes Through — Teresa has really come through for my son. We asked her to do intensive work with our son (multiple weekly sessions) in order to help him make up work he needs in order to graduate. She has helped him chew through an astounding number of assignments while coordinating with his school to ensure that she knows all the assignments needed. I did not think my son could get as far as he did as fast a ...

— Walter, Santa Clara, CA on 5/16/11

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I do offer one, free 20-minute lesson, or consultation. So I'd be happy to meet with you briefly, or have a short lesson & discuss your specific needs, at no charge.

Travel policy

Teresa will travel within 15 miles of Daly City, CA 94015.

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