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Alina R.

San Diego, CA

$60/hour

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

Background check passed as of 6/18/14
5.0 average from 66 ratings
Excellent tutor, very patient
— Chuan-cheng, San Diego, CA on 7/6/16

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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.
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!
¡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,
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Policies
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

"Excellent tutor, very patient"

- Chuan-cheng, San Diego, CA on 7/6/16
Alina replied on 7/8/2016

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

"Amazing and Super Helpful"

- Ilona, San Diego, CA on 3/17/16
Alina replied on 3/17/2016

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

"Very knowledgable teacher, knows how to teach"

- Xing, San Diego, CA on 3/13/16
Alina replied on 3/14/2016

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

"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 2/25/14

"Experienced and skilled teacher."

- Edith, San Diego, CA on 2/8/14
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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.

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 i ...

— Chuan-cheng, San Diego, CA on 7/6/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

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.