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Serena S.

Experienced Writing and Spanish Tutor

Experienced Writing and Spanish Tutor

$50/hour

About Serena


Bio

To all those struggling through English and Spanish, Fear Not. An experienced (over 25 years) English and Spanish tutor is here to help. I also teach Writing (grammar, composition, and SAT/ACT test prep). If forced, I have also helped write essays on theology and other random topics. How did I get this way? It started in high school, when I swept all the awards for English. Once I could drive, I tutored all the time.

In college, my papers were good enough to cushion my GPA so that I could...

To all those struggling through English and Spanish, Fear Not. An experienced (over 25 years) English and Spanish tutor is here to help. I also teach Writing (grammar, composition, and SAT/ACT test prep). If forced, I have also helped write essays on theology and other random topics. How did I get this way? It started in high school, when I swept all the awards for English. Once I could drive, I tutored all the time.

In college, my papers were good enough to cushion my GPA so that I could graduate cum laude. I also won an award based on an essay that my (Shakespeare) professor entered for me. I was supposed to be a doctor, but quit medical school after one year. It probably did not help that I had spent the last two years living abroad in Madrid and Paris, respectively. Anatomy is not fun after that. My friends still laugh at me for not passing nutrition. Now they are doctors so have every right to do that. But I also have the right to remind them who essentially authored their personal statements for residencies, fellowships, and beyond. These people owe me free medical care for life.

During law school, I clerked for a judge in Argentina (great for my Spanish, not my career) and won an award, not for a regular class like normal folk, but for a writing seminar. After passing the Bar, I worked as a legal writer at a newspaper. I gave up my byline for the courtroom, wrote some killer briefs, and continue to write way too much content for law firms and websites. Whenever possible, I tutor because I also have expensive hobbies like dancing and riding, neither of which pays.

Students are loyal to me, I think, because I'm honest and don't waste time. If I do, it will be about some tangentially-related topic that should be a life lesson, really. Although I am very serious about said topic, students just cannot stop laughing, not the response I'd expect. But as long as they are learning and improving (which they all do), who am I to deny them some fun? My claim to fame is that all my students have a humorous "I'll never forget" moment from lessons that stay with them for life.

Please feel free to contact me. I will do my best to prioritize new students in my schedule.


Education

University of Southern California
English, Spanish
Southwestern University
J.D.

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90019
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Spanish,

Spanish

I am a Spanish tutor with over 20 years of experience.
Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Spelling,

Spelling

I am the Winner of William James Undergraduate Essay Competition and CALI Excellence Award in Legal Writing, which involves Spelling.
Grammar, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

English Grammar Writing SAT Writing ACT Writing Spanish Vocabulary Spelling Proofreading
Spelling,

Spelling

I am the Winner of William James Undergraduate Essay Competition and CALI Excellence Award in Legal Writing, which involves Spelling.
ACT English, Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

English,

English

English Grammar Writing SAT Writing ACT Writing Spanish Vocabulary Spelling Proofreading
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a Spanish tutor with over 20 years of experience.
Spelling,

Spelling

I am the Winner of William James Undergraduate Essay Competition and CALI Excellence Award in Legal Writing, which involves Spelling.
Writing

Language

Spanish

Spanish

I am a Spanish tutor with over 20 years of experience.

Most Popular

English,

English

English Grammar Writing SAT Writing ACT Writing Spanish Vocabulary Spelling Proofreading
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a Spanish tutor with over 20 years of experience.
Writing

Summer

Spanish,

Spanish

I am a Spanish tutor with over 20 years of experience.
Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English, SAT Writing

$50/hour

Serena S.

$50/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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