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Todd S.

San Francisco, CA

$45/hour

Experienced Spanish tutor

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 12/14/15
5.0 average from 42 ratings
To quote my daughter "just what i needed!"
— Alison, San Francisco, CA on 5/11/17

$45/Hour


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Tufts University
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Tufts University (Internl Relations)

About Todd

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
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 Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of San Francisco, CA 94115
Background Check: Passed

"To quote my daughter "just what i needed!"

- Alison, San Francisco, CA on 5/11/17

"Todd Is awesome!"

- Jessica, San Francisco, CA on 11/18/16

"Knowledgable, patient and tuned in to student's needs"

- Margaret, San Francisco, CA on 10/28/16
Science:
Nutrition
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Spelling,
Vocabulary
Business:
ESL/ESOL

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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.

Tufts University
Internl Relations

Education

Tufts University (Internl Relations)

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, San Francisco, CA on 5/11/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Travel policy

Todd will travel within 15 miles of San Francisco, CA 94115.