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Gina P.

Los Angeles, CA

$70/hour

IELTS, TOEFL, ESL, German and Spanish

Background check passed as of 11/18/16
5.0 average from 3 ratings
she is the best tutor i have ever met
— Asma, Los Angeles, CA on 8/2/15

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Scripps College
European Studies
CSU Los Angeles
Master's

Education

Scripps College (European Studies)

CSU Los Angeles (Master's)

About Gina

My success as a teacher is due to the fact that I love teaching and seeing my students progress in the learning process and succeed in realizing their goals. Having taught at UCLA Extension since 1996 and at Santa Monica College before that, my student evals have always ranged between 3.9 and 4.0 out of 4.0. One year ago, I received the Distinguished Teacher award at UCLA Extension. This award was given to the 13 best teachers out of thousands at the university. Cherishing this prestigious recognition, I always try my best to acclimate myself to the students and figure out the best methods for them to improve.

I specialize in IELTS, TOEFL, and WPE exams. In addition, I love teaching Spanish, German and English. My strategy is to show the students how to put together the information that they need to develop their knowledge and use it immediately. At the beginning of each lesson, I do fun reviews on what was taught the lesson before. Then, I use visuals to explain the new material. The students are able to see improvement after their first lesson, and this improvement gives them the motivation to continue to challenge themselves and reach higher.

I make sure that students know at the beginning of each lesson what the objective for that lesson will be. Just before the lesson is finished, I make sure that the student sees that the objective has been met. That is why I can guarantee that my students will be 100% satisfied with each and every lesson. If not, I will not bill for the class.

To give my students extra flexibility, I am able to teach online or at a quiet place convenient to them.

I am a teacher because I love teaching. I love seeing my students reach their goals, and that is why I am excited about teaching any new student who truly desires to learn and succeed. If you are ready to learn, I am ready to help you get that score you need and develop your knowledge.

My success as a teacher is due to the fact that I love teaching and seeing my students progress in the learning process and succeed in realizing their goals. Having taught at UCLA Extension since 1996 and at Santa Monica College before that, my student evals have always ranged between 3.9 and 4.0 out of 4.0. One year ago, I received the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

A different rate is available for online classes.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90024
Background Check: Passed

"she is the best tutor i have ever met"

- Asma, Los Angeles, CA on 8/2/15
English:
ESL/ESOL,
IELTS,
TOEFL
Test Preparation:
IELTS,
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
German,
IELTS,
Italian, Spanish,
TOEFL

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ESL/ESOL

I hold an M.A. in Education, with an emphasis on Teaching English to Other Speakers (TESOL). In addition, I have taught English as a Second and Foreign Language at UCLA Extension, Santa Monica College, and various community colleges and universities abroad. Also, I have coordinated and taught teacher training classes for those who wish to become ESL teachers.

German

I studied at the University of Heidelberg as an undergraduate in my junior year. I spoke German at home and then decided to study it formally from the age of 13. I taught German at Santa Monica College for one year. In addition, I taught German for over 4 years at language schools in California and in Europe.

IELTS

I have been an official IELTS examiner since November 2012. I examine at ELS Language Centers in Santa Monica, California. In addition, I hold classes for IELTS preparation at UCLA Extension's American Language Center and for Global Classroom. I have been tutoring IELTS since before I became an IELTS examiner (since 2010).

Spanish

I am an experienced Spanish language tutor and teacher. I have been teaching Spanish for the past 13 years to adults and teenagers. I am really good at simplifying the rules and having students learn the basics of the language so that they can build upon that and become confident language learners.

I learned to speak Spanish from relatives, majored in it in college, and taught it in private language schools here and abroad. I have also taught at community colleges and universities in the United States (Santa Monica Community College and UCLA Extension).

I hold a master's in teaching.

TOEFL

At UCLA Extension, I served as the coordinator for the TOEFL classes for three years. In that capacity, I had to design and implement curriculum, train other instructors, and hold in-service information sessions to see how TOEFL could be integrated within the already standard ESL curriculum. In addition, I have tutored TOEFL for the past ten years.

Scripps College
European Studies
CSU Los Angeles
Master's

Education

Scripps College (European Studies)

CSU Los Angeles (Master's)

she is the best tutor i have ever met — Gina taught me how to get good score in IELTS exam, she has good skills in writing and speaking. I recommend to take class with her to know what I'm talking about. ...

— Asma, Los Angeles, CA on 8/2/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

A different rate is available for online classes.

Travel policy

Gina will travel within 40 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90024.