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Alina R.

Effective Native Spanish Tutor/ Exam Prep (AP Spanish, SAT Spanish)

Effective Native Spanish Tutor/ Exam Prep (AP Spanish, SAT Spanish)

$75/hour

  • 157 hours tutoring

  • San Diego, CA 92130

"Great Spanish tutor"

Jack, 10 lessons with Alina

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About Alina


Bio

¡Hola! ¿Qué tal?
My name is Alina and I love teaching Spanish and helping students to improve their Spanish.
For the last 20 years, I have been teaching Spanish in different countries as Brazil, USA, and Spain. I have worked with students attending High School (Torrey Pines, Canyon Crest Academy, Francis Parker, The Bishop's School, Cathedral Catholic High School, La Jolla High School, Pacific Ridge School, The Waldorf School of San Diego, and more), Middle School (Carmel Valley Middle...

¡Hola! ¿Qué tal?
My name is Alina and I love teaching Spanish and helping students to improve their Spanish.
For the last 20 years, I have been teaching Spanish in different countries as Brazil, USA, and Spain. I have worked with students attending High School (Torrey Pines, Canyon Crest Academy, Francis Parker, The Bishop's School, Cathedral Catholic High School, La Jolla High School, Pacific Ridge School, The Waldorf School of San Diego, and more), Middle School (Carmel Valley Middle School, San Diego French and American School), College (UCSD, Minnesota University). Also, I am a Professor at the University, and I offer taylor-made programs focus on the needs of my adult students.
I love helping students with their Spanish classes, getting them ready for a trip to a Spanish speaking country, or preparing them for a standardized tests like AP Spanish Language & Culture, SAT Special Subject Spanish, IB Spanish. In my classes I always find new ideas to teach grammar and vocabulary. I use different videos and podcasts to improve my students' listening and speaking skills, and to teach Spanish culture.
I am used to the different American textbooks used in Middle, High School and College, but I also have plenty of materials, and books coming from Spain that I like to share with my students. These textbooks have a more communicative approach, and my students generally enjoy them.
I have created my own blog where my students can find information related with the Spanish Language & Culture, recipes, Spanish exhibitions, grammatical and cultural notes, Spanish jokes... In addition, they can leave their opinions, communicate with other students or with myself... everything using the target language (Spanish).
I have a large experience with Corporate Spanish classes. These are tailor-made classes that will help a corporation with its specific needs in Spanish. I have trained a wide amount of executives, professionals, and college students in Spanish as a Second Language, Business Spanish as well as cross-cultural coaching.
Thank you for having taken the time to read my profile. I would like to have you or your kids as student.
I look forward to hearing from you soon!
¡Hasta pronto!


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  • Hourly rate: $75
  • Rate details: Group rates: ** 2 students: $120 per hour *** 3 students: $150 per hour
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of San Diego, CA 92130
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/18/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Spanish,

Spanish

I hold a Master Degree in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language, as well as a Teacher Education Credential. As a result of many years of teaching experience, I have developed excellent communication, leadership, organizational, and time management skills. I also prepare students for specific Spanish test as: AP Spanish, SAT Spacial Subject Spanish, IB Spanish or DELE (Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language), Official Accreditation of the degree of fluency of the Spanish Language, issued and recognized by the Ministry of Education of Spain.
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Homeschool

Spanish,

Spanish

I hold a Master Degree in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language, as well as a Teacher Education Credential. As a result of many years of teaching experience, I have developed excellent communication, leadership, organizational, and time management skills. I also prepare students for specific Spanish test as: AP Spanish, SAT Spacial Subject Spanish, IB Spanish or DELE (Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language), Official Accreditation of the degree of fluency of the Spanish Language, issued and recognized by the Ministry of Education of Spain.
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Language

Spanish,

Spanish

I hold a Master Degree in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language, as well as a Teacher Education Credential. As a result of many years of teaching experience, I have developed excellent communication, leadership, organizational, and time management skills. I also prepare students for specific Spanish test as: AP Spanish, SAT Spacial Subject Spanish, IB Spanish or DELE (Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language), Official Accreditation of the degree of fluency of the Spanish Language, issued and recognized by the Ministry of Education of Spain.
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Most Popular

Spanish,

Spanish

I hold a Master Degree in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language, as well as a Teacher Education Credential. As a result of many years of teaching experience, I have developed excellent communication, leadership, organizational, and time management skills. I also prepare students for specific Spanish test as: AP Spanish, SAT Spacial Subject Spanish, IB Spanish or DELE (Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language), Official Accreditation of the degree of fluency of the Spanish Language, issued and recognized by the Ministry of Education of Spain.
French

Summer

Spanish,

Spanish

I hold a Master Degree in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language, as well as a Teacher Education Credential. As a result of many years of teaching experience, I have developed excellent communication, leadership, organizational, and time management skills. I also prepare students for specific Spanish test as: AP Spanish, SAT Spacial Subject Spanish, IB Spanish or DELE (Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language), Official Accreditation of the degree of fluency of the Spanish Language, issued and recognized by the Ministry of Education of Spain.
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Excellent tutor, very patient

Alina is a great tutor. She’s experienced, always prepared and very patient. She helps my son with the lessons that the school did not finish and does an excellent job. She has all the knowledge in Spanish and always makes sure that my son understands what he’s learning. She also prepares a variety of materials to help my son understand more in grammar. And my son is more confident to speak in Spanish too. I am sure that my son will be able to continue his Spanish course in school on a well-built foundation in the upcoming semester. I am very happy to have found Alina!

Chuan-cheng, 8 lessons with Alina
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much for your nice words. I appreciate it.

Amazing and Super Helpful

I've been coming to Alina for a few weeks now and I can already see a difference in my confidence during spanish class. I am much more open with speaking aloud and having small conversations with people in the language. She helped me understand past rules that I didn't pick up on in previous years of learning spanish. This small yet big change allowed me to improve greatly. I highly recommend her as she has a good energetic way of teaching and helping students that guarantees confidence and improvement in the language whether in their verbal skills or reading/writing skills.

Ilona, 10 lessons with Alina
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much, Lona, for your feedback. I fully appreciate it.

Very knowledgable teacher, knows how to teach

Alina does a very good job teaching advanced Spanish. She is kind and patient with student and apparently knows what to teach since she was a school teacher before. She also prepare materials for the kids. We are glad we found her, as our school Spanish IV teach is a part time teacher and not very available for students.

Xing, 4 lessons with Alina
Tutor responded:

Thank you for your nice words. It is always a pleasure to work with motivated students as your son. Alina.

Fabulous tutor! HIGHLY recommend!!!

Alina has been the perfect tutor for my son! She started working with him after he began struggling with some new concepts taught in his Spanish class. Alina was able to quickly assess the areas he needed to work on and tailored the instruction in a way that allowed him to quickly grasp the new concepts. She is always prepared for anything he needs help with and is extremely patient with him. My son looks forward to working with Alina and has done very well in Spanish since seeing her. I highly recommend Alina for anybody wanting to learn and/or improve their Spanish skills.

Lisa, 4 lessons with Alina
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much, Lisa, for your feedback. It was a pleasure to work with your son. I hope we will work together in the near future!

Alina is very knowledgeable and patient with her teaching.

Alina helped strengthen the areas in which needed reviewing. I feel stronger in my capability and am empowered by the confidence I now carry in this subject. I am looking forward to success in my test scores, which will reveal all. I will continue using Alina for my future tutoring needs. Thank you, Alina. Thank you, WyzAnt.

Gale, 1 lesson with Alina
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Sarah, for your kind words. I will be happy working with you again in the future.

Fantastic Spanish Tutor

Alina is a fantastic Spanish tutor! She is patient and works with her student to understand the language instead of just telling them the answer. Her knowledge is invaluable when your student gets into the higher levels of Spanish. Just wish we had found her sooner!

Tina, 2 lessons with Alina
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much for your Kind words, Tina. It was a pleasure working with Audrey!

Excellent tutor!

Alina was an excellent tutor and I really enjoyed working with her. She had a lot of exercises for me to practice and I learned something new every session. There was never a dull moment in the learning process and the time went by fast. She was very patient and loved to teach. I would recommend her to anyone trying to learn Spanish from the beginning. I thoroughly enjoyed having her as a tutor and loved her style of teaching.

Lori, 9 lessons with Alina

Very Accessible, Thorough Feedback and Is Receptive to Our Needs

My high school daughter has recently begun tutoring with Alina to strengthen her Spanish speaking skills. She is enjoying working with Alina and looks forward to her tutoring sessions. Alina works with her if she has questions with homework assignments but also has her own "lesson planning" ideas that she also incorporates into the session. So far I am very pleased with the quality of the tutoring as is my daughter.

Stephanie, 16 lessons with Alina

Great

Alina was a very effective tutor for my child, and she was very kind, smart, and an overall outstanding person for help in all levels of Spanish. I would highly recommend her for any Spanish learners and speakers seeking for help and lessons.

Vivian, 4 lessons with Alina

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