Over 50 tutoring hours

Alina R.

San Diego, CA

$70/hr

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

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Background check passed as of 6/18/14
5.0 Avg. Rating
 
 
32 Ratings
 
 
5hrs Response Time
Fabulous tutor! HIGHLY recommend!!!
— Lisa, Santee, CA on 6/25/15

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About Alina

¡Hola! ¿Qué tal?

My name is Alina and I love teaching Spanish and helping students to improve their Spanish fluency.

For the last 20 years I have been teaching Spanish in different countries as Brazil, USA, and Spain. I have worked with students attending Upper School (Torrey Pines, Canyon Crest Academy, Francis Parker, The Bishop's School, Cathedral Catholic High Schoo, La Jolla High 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), and also with adult students from different corporations.

I love helping students with their Spanish class, a trip to a Spanish speaking country, a technique translation or, even, preparing them for a standardized tests like AP Spanish Language & Culture, SAT Special Subject Spanish, IB Spanish, DELE, NSE (National Spanish Exam). In my classes I always find new ideas to teach grammar and vocabulary. I use different videos and podcasts to improve listening and speaking skills, and to teach my culture.

I am used to the American textbooks used in High School or College, but I also have plenty of materials, and books coming from Spain. 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 about different events 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!
¡Hola! ¿Qué tal?

My name is Alina and I love teaching Spanish and helping students to improve their Spanish fluency.

For the last 20 years I have been teaching Spanish in different countries as Brazil, USA, and Spain. I have worked with students attending Upper
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Group rates: ** 2 students: $90 per hour *** 3 students: $100 per hour

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of San Diego, CA 92130
Background Check: Passed

"Fabulous tutor! HIGHLY recommend!!!"

- Lisa, Santee, CA on 6/25/15
Alina replied on 6/26/2015

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. "

- Gale, Encinitas, CA on 6/8/15
Alina replied on 6/8/2015

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

"Fantastic Spanish Tutor"

- Tina, Solana Beach, CA on 4/7/15
Alina replied on 4/7/2015

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

"Excellent tutor!"

- Lori, San Diego, CA on 2/2/15

"Very Accessible, Thorough Feedback and Is Receptive to Our Needs"

- Stephanie, Rancho Santa Fe, CA on 5/29/14

"Great"

- Vivian, Carlsbad, CA on 5/21/14

"Very helpful"

- Richard, Solana Beach, CA on 2/24/14

"Experienced and skilled teacher."

- Edith, San Diego, CA on 2/8/14
Language:
French, Spanish
Homeschool:
French, Spanish
Corporate Training:
French, Spanish

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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.

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 ...

— Lisa, Santee, CA on 6/25/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $70.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group rates: ** 2 students: $90 per hour *** 3 students: $100 per hour

Travel policy

Alina will travel within 5 miles of San Diego, CA 92130.

Background Check Status for Alina R.

Alina R. passed a background check on 6/18/14. The check was ordered by Alina through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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