Over 100 tutoring hours

James B.

Palmdale, CA

$45/hour

Spanish Tutor - MA in Spanish Literature with BA in Spanish Language

5.0 average from 81 ratings
Very knowledgeable. Very positive. Very encouraging.
— Vickie, Lancaster, CA on 10/8/15

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CSU Northridge
Spanish
CSU Northridge
Master's

Education

CSU Northridge (Spanish)

CSU Northridge (Master's)

About James

I'm a native English speaker with a Master's Degree in Spanish and a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish Language & Culture, both from Cal State Northridge. I speak, read and write Spanish fluently. Like most people who learn Spanish as a second language, I began studying it as a freshman in high school. In junior college I continued taking Spanish and soon found that I enjoyed those classes more than those pertaining to my major at the time. This prompted me to switch majors from Architecture to Spanish. Before transferring to CSUN I completed an AA in both Spanish and French. At CSUN I obtained my BA & MA in the Spanish language. While the bulk of my graduate studies pertained to Spanish literature, I particularly enjoy the grammar aspect of the language. I've always enjoyed learning other languages and as a non-native speaker of Spanish, I have a firsthand understanding of the troubles and frustrations that accompany its study as a second language. I'm a native English speaker with a Master's Degree in Spanish and a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish Language & Culture, both from Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

Basic Tutoring (Supplemental Instruction): $45/hr | Teaching (Complete Instruction): $55/hr | Multiple Student Fee: + $10/hr for 2nd Student, + $5/hr for any additional student after 2nd

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Palmdale, CA 93551
Background Check: Passed

"Very knowledgeable. Very positive. Very encouraging."

- Vickie, Lancaster, CA on 10/8/15

"James is a Great Tutor"

- Mark, Lancaster, CA on 6/17/14

"Great, Experienced Tutor"

- M, Palmdale, CA on 11/8/12
Math:
Prealgebra
English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish

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ESL/ESOL

I enjoy learning foreign languages and believe that everyone should speak at least two languages. Myself, I'm a native English speaker and I've studied both Spanish and French. Through these studies, I've come to understand the mechanics of the English language better than I had prior to learning other languages. My experience makes me well suited for Spanish speakers looking to further their understanding of the English language. If that's you then I could be the right tutor for you.

Spanish

I firmly believe in the importance of learning other languages. Myself, I have studied French and dabbled in Portuguese as well, but Spanish has always been my focus. As someone who learned Spanish as a second language, I have a firm grasp of all concepts relating to grammar and sentence structure and can easily understand the frustrations that come from trying to learn a foreign language. It takes time to learn another language, but the task can be significantly easier when accompanied by someone who's already been through the same.

CSU Northridge
Spanish
CSU Northridge
Master's

Education

CSU Northridge (Spanish)

CSU Northridge (Master's)

Very knowledgeable. Very positive. Very encouraging. — Always looking for ways to help our son grasp things easier. Encouraging. Always having available different activities to practice on. Things that help reinforce what he needs to learn. Pushes our son along to move forward with gentleness and positive manner. Very professional. Very positive. ...

— Vickie, Lancaster, CA on 10/8/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Basic Tutoring (Supplemental Instruction): $45/hr | Teaching (Complete Instruction): $55/hr | Multiple Student Fee: + $10/hr for 2nd Student, + $5/hr for any additional student after 2nd

Travel policy

James will travel within 15 miles of Palmdale, CA 93551.