Aura G.

Santa Barbara, CA

$60/hr

AP English/ESL/Spanish - High school teacher for 17 years

In-person lessons
Replies in 2 hours
Background check passed as of 7/27/14
5.0 Avg. Rating
 
 
4 Ratings
 
 
2hrs Response Time
Excellent Teacher
— Anna, Santa Barbara, CA on 8/26/14

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San Francisco State University
California State Hayward
Master's
California State Hayward teaching credential
Other

Education

San Francisco State University

California State Hayward (Master's)

California State Hayward teaching credential (Other)

About Aura

I have been a high school English, ESL and Spanish teacher for seventeen years. I spent most of my time in California, then taught in Uganda, East Africa for three years, two in New Mexico and now I live back in California. I hold a master's degree in English literature, a TESOL, a BA in International Relations with a minor in Spanish, and a teaching credential for both New Mexico and California.

I am known for being relaxed with students and have a fun rapport, yet I push them to be their best at the same time.

In regards to Spanish, I am not totally fluent and do not feel comfortable tutoring at the higher level. I have taught first year Spanish and that's where I'm most comfortable helping.

I live in downtown Santa Barbara.
I have been a high school English, ESL and Spanish teacher for seventeen years. I spent most of my time in California, then taught in Uganda, East Africa for three years, two in New… Read more

Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required

If I must commute more than 10 miles, rate increases to $60 per hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent Teacher"

- Anna, Santa Barbara, CA on 8/26/14
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish,
Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading, Spanish

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English

I hold a master's degree in English literature and I have taught high school English at every level for seventeen years.

ESL/ESOL

I hold a TESOL certificate and I have taught ESL for several years at the beginning and intermediate levels.

Grammar

I hold a master's degree in English literature and I have taught AP English which has an explicit focus on teaching grammar. I have taught high school English for seventeen years.

Spanish

I taught beginning and intermediate Spanish at the high school level for three years. I took three years of Spanish in high school and I took four Spanish classes in university. I have spent entire summers in Honduras, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Spain in an effort to use and improve my own Spanish. I understand the process of learning a foreign language which makes me a stronger teacher.

Writing

master's in English
bachelor's in International Relations
TESOL
California and New Mexico teaching credential
seventeen years of teaching high school English (AP, ESL, and regular)

San Francisco State University
California State Hayward
Master's
California State Hayward teaching credential
Other

Education

San Francisco State University

California State Hayward (Master's)

California State Hayward teaching credential (Other)

Excellent Teacher — I have asked Aura to help my 12 year old son to become confident in English, which is his third language. In four days, Aura has been able to teach him new words and verbs, revise what he knew, giving him the pleasure of the correct pronunciation. Aura is an excellent teacher, patient, attentive, very easy to reach by e-mail. No doubts, I will surely recommend her. ...

— Anna, Santa Barbara, CA on 8/26/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

If I must commute more than 10 miles, rate increases to $60 per hour.

Travel policy

Aura will travel within 10 miles of Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

Background Check Status for Aura G.

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