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Todd S.

Experienced Spanish tutor

Experienced Spanish tutor

$45/hour

  • 353 hours tutoring

  • San Francisco, CA 94115

About Todd


Bio

I've been studying Spanish for more than 20 years! My love and passion for the language inspired me to move to Madrid, Spain. I immersed myself in the culture and lived with a Spanish family who spoke no English. I enrolled at Autonomous University of Madrid and studied Modern History of Spain. I love to engage learners of all ages! My love of Spanish is infectious! I empathize with students who are struggling with learning a foreign language and help to make it relevant to their life...

I've been studying Spanish for more than 20 years! My love and passion for the language inspired me to move to Madrid, Spain. I immersed myself in the culture and lived with a Spanish family who spoke no English. I enrolled at Autonomous University of Madrid and studied Modern History of Spain. I love to engage learners of all ages! My love of Spanish is infectious! I empathize with students who are struggling with learning a foreign language and help to make it relevant to their life experience.

I've worked for Stanford University's Online High School for many years. As a result, I have a unique perspective on the rigorous demands of pre-collegiate students who strive to excel. I bring individualized attention to each student and work to find a teaching method that fits their needs. I welcome all students, regardless of circumstance. I'm an outstanding tutor and mentor. I look forward to hearing from you!

Lived and Studied in Madrid, Spain 1996-97
Taught intensive Spanish class Summer, 1998
Private tutor Spanish Conversation 2000-present

Scored 99th percentile on Grammar portion of SAT
Worked as an English Tutor for Japanese foreign exchange students
Strong record of proofreading


Education

Tufts University
Internl Relations

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of San Francisco, CA 94115
  • Background check passed on 12/14/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

General Computer

Corporate Training

Spanish,

Spanish

Lived and studied in Madrid, Spain Taught Intensive Spanish language course for Middle School Worked at Stanford University Online High School
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Spelling,

Spelling

I won a Spelling Bee in my Middle School and earned the right to participate in the Contra Costa County School District Spelling Bee.
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

Spelling,

Spelling

I won a Spelling Bee in my Middle School and earned the right to participate in the Contra Costa County School District Spelling Bee.
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Spanish,

Spanish

Lived and studied in Madrid, Spain Taught Intensive Spanish language course for Middle School Worked at Stanford University Online High School
Spelling,

Spelling

I won a Spelling Bee in my Middle School and earned the right to participate in the Contra Costa County School District Spelling Bee.
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Language

Spanish,

Spanish

Lived and studied in Madrid, Spain Taught Intensive Spanish language course for Middle School Worked at Stanford University Online High School
ESL/ESOL

Most Popular

Spanish,

Spanish

Lived and studied in Madrid, Spain Taught Intensive Spanish language course for Middle School Worked at Stanford University Online High School
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL

Sports/Recreation

Yoga

Yoga

Completed Yoga Alliance RYT500 certification in 2016. Trained to be a Yoga Teacher for Teens. I specialize in Vinyasa and Hatha flow based styles.

Summer

Spanish,

Spanish

Lived and studied in Madrid, Spain Taught Intensive Spanish language course for Middle School Worked at Stanford University Online High School
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (90 ratings)
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Positive, Happy, Encouraging

Todd has been a great help to my son - very patient, and always so positive and encouraging. And he's really reliable. If I had a tutor like Todd when I was in high school I think I'd be speaking Spanish today!

Sara, 30 lessons with Todd

Great help for my freshman son!

Flexible, patient and super helpful! Todd has tutored and continues to help my son (15 years old) with Spanish and World History. He’s been great! Thank you, Todd! πŸ™πŸ»

Elena, 11 lessons with Todd

Great tutor - friendly, knowledgeable and skilled!

The kids loved their lesson with Todd, he helped to identify and explain areas of confusion and build confidence and enjoyment of the language. Before he left they were already asking for another session!

Karen, 13 lessons with Todd

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

My son is always looking forward to the class, and his Spanish grade has improved. Lessons are well planned. Todd makes learning active and entertaining. I would highly recommend Todd.

Yuliya, 18 lessons with Todd

Effective First Session

Todd worked well with my daughter and was able to jump right in and be effective on the first session. He was able to establish a ease and comfort that enabled my daughter speak and study with him.We look forward to continuing lessons.

Holly, 1 lesson with Todd

Knowledgeable and enthusiastic

Todd is tutoring my son in high school Spanish 3. My son didn't excel in Spanish 1 or 2 so he's finding Spanish 3 a challenge but he needs three years of language to maximize his chances of getting into a UC school. My son reports that Todd is very helpful, which is a relief.

Bridget, 23 lessons with Todd

To quote my daughter "just what i needed!"

My daughter was struggling with conjugation and when to use what tense and when. She came away from the lesson feeling like she totally had a handle on it for the first time. She's looking forward to the next session!

Alison, 2 lessons with Todd

Todd Is awesome!

Worked wonderfully with my 13 year old son. Am very happy to have found him and will continue working with him because he is so great!

Jessica , 3 lessons with Todd

Knowledgable, patient and tuned in to student's needs

Todd has only seen my highschool son three times and is already having impact on his Spanish understanding and grade. Todd is tuned in to what our son needs to work on and even brought him a complete Spanish Verb dictionary to help with homework. Todd is a great find!

Margaret, 25 lessons with Todd
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$45/hour

Todd S.

$45/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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Response time: 4 hours