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Debbie B.

San Jose, CA

$50/hour

Knowledgeable Jr. High/ High School Tutor, Specializing in Spanish

In-person lessons
300+ Hours
4.9 average from 127 ratings
Highly recommended teacher/tutor
— Youngsun, Campbell, CA on 5/10/16

$50/Hour


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Bethany University
Social Science

Education

Bethany University (Social Science)

About Debbie

My favorite subject to tutor is Spanish. But I enjoy working with students in English (grammar/composition), World History, U.S. History and learning how and what to study for tests. My goal is to help students see success in learning whatever subject is in front of them. I currently work with elementary students, teaching Spanish, but I have also been tutoring about a dozen high school students in Spanish 1, 2 and 3 over the past 4 years.

I love to travel and lived in Mexico and Venezuela for 4 years while in my teens. Thus began my love of the Spanish language and enjoying cultures and languages. I welcome getting to work with your student!
My favorite subject to tutor is Spanish. But I enjoy working with students in English (grammar/composition), World History, U.S. History and learning how and what to study for tests. My goal is to help students see success in learning whatever subject is in front of them. I currently work with elementary students, teaching Spanish, but I have also Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

If I tutor a group of students, a rate of $35 rate will apply to each student. I cannot tutor Spanish to a group larger than 5 students.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of San Jose, CA 95124
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Highly recommended teacher/tutor"

- Youngsun, Campbell, CA on 5/10/16
Debbie replied on 5/11/2016

Youngsun, thank you so much for your kind words and feedback. I really appreciate them!

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Jackie, San Jose, CA on 6/6/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Jim, San Jose, CA on 6/1/14

"Excellent Spanish Tutor"

- Ellie, San Jose, CA on 5/29/14

"Amazing Tutor"

- Sabine, Santa Clara, CA on 1/14/14

"Wonderful Tutor!"

- Jeanne, Los Altos, CA on 6/16/13
English:
Bible Studies,
English,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Spanish
History:
American History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Bible Studies

I graduated from a Bible College. I also am a pastor's wife and have taken as well as taught about 10 Bible Studies at my church. I also took several Bible classes when I was at Bible college.

Elementary (K-6th)

I teach Spanish and assist in an elementary school - K-5 - and so I am able to tutor elementary students in all subjects. I also enjoy working with these age groups.

English

I have taught English to Freshman. I have also taught/tutored English to several junior high students as well as high school students. I have helped students write research papers, do persuasive essays, write college applications. I have a good grasp of writing, reading comprehension, spelling, and vocabulary.

Phonics

I have a good grasp of the English language and love working with phonics. Also, as a Spanish teacher, I have seen the importance of phonics in the English language as well!

Reading

I am very familiar with reading, writing, spelling, grammar and composition writing. I have also helped my own children (3 grown daughters - 2 who are college graduates). I enjoy working with students - helping them in their writing and research projects. I would welcome working with your child.

Spanish

I tutor high school students in Spanish 1, 2, and 3 with great results! I enjoy working with high school students and taught Spanish 1 at Valley Christian High School Summer School several years ago.

Spelling

One of my past jobs was typing and transcribing reports for a private investigator. I have also edited research papers for high school students. I also have a good vocabulary and am able to spot spelling errors quickly.

Study Skills

I have been a teacher for almost 10 years. I have tutored several students in the past few years, helping them organize their work, creating a weekly calendar of their classes, determining when and what they need to study for. I also help students narrow down their subject matter and focus on the key items to study for. I have worked with all ages of students - junior high through high school. I have also worked with international students where English is their second language. I have helped them compose written language assignments and research papers.

Writing

I have written many reports and papers for classes. Most recently, I have taken several classes with University of Phoenix where I have to write papers and I have consistently received an A on my own papers. I know I can help students write a good essay, research paper, persuasive essay, etc.

Bethany University
Social Science

Education

Bethany University (Social Science)

Highly recommended teacher/tutor

My son started Spanish when he started high school and has struggled in the class from the beginning. The class lesson wasn't for the beginners, so I found Debbie to help him. She has been helping my son a lot and explains how the words work as well as the grammar/vocabulary. As a kind and considerate tutor, she understands the level of the learner so she knows how to assist in any way possible

— Youngsun, Campbell, CA on 5/10/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

If I tutor a group of students, a rate of $35 rate will apply to each student. I cannot tutor Spanish to a group larger than 5 students.

Travel policy

Debbie will travel within 10 miles of San Jose, CA 95124.