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Kristina P.

Fairfax, CA

$70/hour

I make learning English and / or Spanish fun and effective!

4.8 average from 9 ratings
Knowledgeable and Patient
— Mary, Aptos, CA on 11/6/16

$70/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 language almost as much as I love being in-service and helping others to learn! 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 was volunteering as an ESL teacher on the side until I realized how much I loved it and decided to change careers. I went to the International Teacher Training Organization in Guadalajara, Mexico to get my TESOL Certification in January of 2016. I stayed there 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 started studying Spanish formally in Junior High School 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, Mexico, where I studied language, history, and culture for 2 semesters. By the time I left Mexico to attend U.C. Berkeley, I was bilingual. I recently returned to Mexico to refresh those skills and continue to study at the Junior College.

I am a warm, friendly and encouraging teacher who will make you feel comfortable at any level of instruction, from early beginner to very advanced. 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 English or Spanish learning experience rewarding and meaningful!
I LOVE language almost as much as I love being in-service and helping others to learn! 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 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 5 miles of Fairfax, CA 94930

"Knowledgeable and Patient"

- Mary, Aptos, CA on 11/6/16
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: $70.00

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 5 miles of Fairfax, CA 94930.