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Kristina P.

Fairfax, CA

$75/hour

I make learning Spanish fun and effective!

10+ Hours
4.8 average from 10 ratings
Knowledgeable and Patient
— Mary, Aptos, CA on 11/6/16

$75/Hour


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U.C. Berkeley
Interdisciplinary
Santa Clara University
Other

Education

U.C. Berkeley (Interdisciplinary)

Santa Clara University (Other)

About Kristina

I LOVE helping people to learn Spanish! I am a "natural" teacher with a knack for understanding individual's unique learning styles. I am able to see the minds of my students at work, and have the ability to meet and match their language acquisition needs. As a fun-loving, extrovert who thrives on diversity and challenge, I fill tutoring sessions with fun, energy and opportunities to build language skills through success and positive feedback.

I've studied German and French, but am only proficient in Spanish, so I understand that learning a second or foreign language can be difficult. I have lived in a foreign country, and as a result have a deep compassion for what it takes to acclimate to expat living. I also have been fortunate to receive a world-class education; my high school, undergraduate and graduate schools were all very rigorous and I always excelled in reading, writing, and all things related to communications. So, between my natural abilities, my education and my real-world experience - I am an ideal candidate help my students excel.

I started studying Spanish formally in Junior High and continued with great success through High School. I passed the Spanish AP Test and enrolled in the Center for Foreign Studies at the University of Guadalajara, México, where I studied Language, History, and Culture for an academic year. By the time I left Mexico to attend U.C. Berkeley, I was conversationally bilingual.

In 2016, I attended the International Teacher Training Organization in Guadalajara, México to obtain my TESOL Certification. I stayed in México for 5 additional months to practice my teaching skills in a native Spanish speaking setting, as well as to sharpen my own Spanish language skills.

I am a warm, friendly and encouraging teacher who will makes students feel comfortable at every level of instruction. I am available as early as 10am and as late at 8pm. I am happy to come to you, or to meet by video call. I look forward to hearing what would make your Spanish learning experience rewarding and meaningful!
I LOVE helping people to learn Spanish! I am a "natural" teacher with a knack for understanding individual's unique learning styles. I am able to see the minds of my students at work, and have the ability to meet and match their language acquisition needs. As a fun-loving, extrovert who thrives on diversity and challenge, I fill tutoring sessions Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I am happy to discount my tutoring services for a multiple-visit / package purchase; depending on frequency and length of commitment. Just ask!

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Fairfax, CA 94930

"Knowledgeable and Patient"

- Mary, Aptos, CA on 11/6/16

"Friendly and helpful tutor"

- Abigail, San Rafael, CA on 4/3/17
English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
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.

ESL/ESOL

I am an ESL Teacher at Marin County's largest community service organization that addresses the needs of the Spanish-speaking community here. I have a class of 30 adults, advanced Beginners, supported by 2 teaching aides. This class keeps me connected to the material and learning at this level.

U.C. Berkeley
Interdisciplinary
Santa Clara University
Other

Education

U.C. Berkeley (Interdisciplinary)

Santa Clara University (Other)

Knowledgeable and Patient

Kristina takes the time to know the student and find out their learning needs. She is engaging and makes the session enjoyable and productive.

— Mary, Aptos, CA on 11/6/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I am happy to discount my tutoring services for a multiple-visit / package purchase; depending on frequency and length of commitment. Just ask!

Travel policy

Kristina will travel within 20 miles of Fairfax, CA 94930.