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Adriana R.

Native Spanish speaker | Experienced Spanish and Music Educator

Native Spanish speaker | Experienced Spanish and Music Educator

$45/hour

  • 164 hours tutoring

  • Grand Lake Oakland, CA 94611


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About Adriana


Bio

¡Hola!
I am a Colombian professional musician with experience in Spanish and Music Education.

-About my music teaching experience:
I am professional Flute player with experience teaching students of all backgrounds. From elementary school students to university undergraduates, I have given classes in Flute technique, music theory, sight singing, and ear training. I have had the opportunity to work with many exceptional musicians across different music genres: Classical, Contemporary,...

¡Hola!
I am a Colombian professional musician with experience in Spanish and Music Education.

-About my music teaching experience:
I am professional Flute player with experience teaching students of all backgrounds. From elementary school students to university undergraduates, I have given classes in Flute technique, music theory, sight singing, and ear training. I have had the opportunity to work with many exceptional musicians across different music genres: Classical, Contemporary, Experimental/Electronic music and Latin American music. I’ve been part of projects around the world (Colombia, the United States, France, Uruguay, and México), including chamber music groups, symphony orchestras, wind ensembles, opera, interdisciplinary collaborative works, young composer’s premieres, new music and Latin American music.

Some projects included:
• Music Ensembles: Mills College - Contemporary Performance Ensemble, National Symphony of Colombia, The Ibero- American Symphony Orchestra of Uruguay Jeunesses Musicales, University of Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, L’Orchestre de Flutes Francais, El Bosque University Symphony Orchestra, Javeriana University Symphony Orchestra, among others.
• Festivals: Process Dance Festival 2017, Signal Flow 2014 -2016, Texas Flute Festival 2010, Oaxaca Music Festival 2008-2007, among others.

Some of the Music programs I’ve worked with include:
• University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
• Batuta National Music Foundation (Colombia)
• El Rosario School (Barrancabermeja, Colombia)
• Javeriana University (Bogota, Colombia)
• Among others.

In my classes, I like to encourage my students to be as creative they want to be applying the concepts they learn during class. I got a certification in Suzuki Method Philosophy and have experience learning and teaching music through Orff Method.

-About my Spanish teaching experience:
I have been active as a Spanish language and culture educator, working with students from Pre-K through Middle School, in Spanish programs serving different schools throughout the Bay Area. I also have experience as an educational supervisor and curriculum designer.
In my classes, I try to connect with my students' interests and needs in order to create interactive lessons. These are my teaching techniques:
1. Bilingual/Full immersion classes (depending on students' proficiency).
2. Use of cultural context to introduce Spanish grammar and vocabulary topics.
3. Using musical techniques to improve pronunciation and memorize vocabulary.
4. Creative writing exercises to encourage the use of Spanish as an expression tool.

My main goal for my students is to encourage them to practice in contexts of interaction in the world around them. Also, I highly encourage my students to discover Latino/Hispanic culture, an important tool that will give them a better understanding of the Spanish language, including grammar. I am looking forward to helping you build your strength and confidence learning Spanish.

Spanish qualifications:
- Native speaker.
- Three years of experience in different school districts around the Bay Area.
- Wide range teaching different school levels (from Kindergarten to Middle School)
- Past experience as curriculum developer and Spanish programs manager.
- Experience teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) in Colombia which gave me a perspective on how to approach a foreign language from our native language.

Music qualifications:
- Bachelor in Music | Major in Flute Performance (Javeriana University - Bogota, Colombia)
- Master's and Post master's degree in Music in Flute Performance from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
- Certified in Suzuki music method philosophy (Suzuki Association of the Americas).
- +10 years of experience in music education in Colombia and the USA from elementary school students to university undergraduates.
- Experience as Project Coordinator and Music Director.
- Experience as a performer with different music projects in Colombia, the USA, Mexico, France, and Uruguay.


Education

Javeriana University / Colombia
BM in Music
University of Arkansas
Masters
University of Arkansas
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Oakland, CA 94611
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/28/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Spanish

Spanish

My Spanish qualifications are as follows: I am a native speaker. And I have three years of experience in different school districts around the Bay Area. I also have a wide range teaching different school levels (from Kindergarten to Middle School). And I have past experience as curriculum developer and Spanish programs manager. Additionally, I have experience teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) in Colombia which gave me a perspective on how to approach a foreign language from our native language.

History

Music History

Music History

At Javeriana University, I studied music history for 3 years as part of the core Bachelor of music curriculum. I completed my undergraduate thesis on the history of flute pedagogy in Bogota (Colombia) from the late 19th century until today. As a graduate student, I completed music history classes such as Bibliography of Music history and Beethoven – Life and Music, among others. During this program, I did research and writing on the music of Olivier Messiaen. As a music history educator, I taught music appreciation classes to children and teenagers at Batuta National Music Foundation in Colombia, among other music programs. At the University of Arkansas, I worked as a graduate assistant to the undergraduate music history class.

Homeschool

Spanish

Spanish

My Spanish qualifications are as follows: I am a native speaker. And I have three years of experience in different school districts around the Bay Area. I also have a wide range teaching different school levels (from Kindergarten to Middle School). And I have past experience as curriculum developer and Spanish programs manager. Additionally, I have experience teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) in Colombia which gave me a perspective on how to approach a foreign language from our native language.

Language

Spanish

Spanish

My Spanish qualifications are as follows: I am a native speaker. And I have three years of experience in different school districts around the Bay Area. I also have a wide range teaching different school levels (from Kindergarten to Middle School). And I have past experience as curriculum developer and Spanish programs manager. Additionally, I have experience teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) in Colombia which gave me a perspective on how to approach a foreign language from our native language.

Most Popular

Spanish

Spanish

My Spanish qualifications are as follows: I am a native speaker. And I have three years of experience in different school districts around the Bay Area. I also have a wide range teaching different school levels (from Kindergarten to Middle School). And I have past experience as curriculum developer and Spanish programs manager. Additionally, I have experience teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) in Colombia which gave me a perspective on how to approach a foreign language from our native language.

Music

Flute,

Flute

I have a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from Javeriana University (Bogota, Colombia) and a Master's and a Post-Graduated degree in Flute Performance from the University of Arkansas. I have 10+ years experience of teaching experience in Flute lessons and workshops, from beginners to advanced level. I have taught students ranging from elementary school to university undergraduates.
Music History,

Music History

At Javeriana University, I studied music history for 3 years as part of the core Bachelor of music curriculum. I completed my undergraduate thesis on the history of flute pedagogy in Bogota (Colombia) from the late 19th century until today. As a graduate student, I completed music history classes such as Bibliography of Music history and Beethoven – Life and Music, among others. During this program, I did research and writing on the music of Olivier Messiaen. As a music history educator, I taught music appreciation classes to children and teenagers at Batuta National Music Foundation in Colombia, among other music programs. At the University of Arkansas, I worked as a graduate assistant to the undergraduate music history class.
Sight Singing,

Sight Singing

At Javeriana University, I studied solfege for +3 years as part of the main structure class as a Music major. I have experience singing in children choirs and college level choirs. I have experience teaching sight singing to children and teens at Batuta National Music Foundation in Colombia and to college students at Javeriana University in Bogota, Colombia.
Music Theory

Summer

Spanish

Spanish

My Spanish qualifications are as follows: I am a native speaker. And I have three years of experience in different school districts around the Bay Area. I also have a wide range teaching different school levels (from Kindergarten to Middle School). And I have past experience as curriculum developer and Spanish programs manager. Additionally, I have experience teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) in Colombia which gave me a perspective on how to approach a foreign language from our native language.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Great Tutor Thus Far

My son Adrian had his first lesson with Adrianna last week and loved it. He is a bilingual speaker but tends to only listen in Spanish and speak in English :( After his first lesson with Adriana he is already using more Spanish words to describe things rather than just responding in English. We hope that through more classes he will continue to speak in Spanish and embrace his bilingualism.

Alex, 6 lessons with Adriana

Adriana was great - friendly and fun to work with

Our first lesson started with greetings and basic conversation. It was fun and we look forward to continuing lessons with her. She made the lesson fun for my teenage daughter by working in references to pop culture, and was very patient.

Gigi, 15 lessons with Adriana

Wonderful tutor and my son loves her.

She was able to determine the issues my son has with reading and she designed a plan to help him. We just started so I'll update with more information in a few weeks but judging from the first lesson, we are very hopeful and I'm confident Adriana is as wonderful as she seems.

Alice, 47 lessons with Adriana

Great lesson

Adriana came to our first lesson with a clear plan to assess my level of Spanish comprehension and speaking ability. She listened to my reasons for taking Spanish classes and my personal goals and crafted a lesson that I enjoyed very much. I am looking forward to taking regular lessons from Adriana.

Manel, 27 lessons with Adriana

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Adriana R.

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