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Aura G.

Santa Barbara, CA

$50/hour

AP English/ESL/Spanish - High school teacher for 20 years

20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 7/28/14
5.0 average from 10 ratings
Excellent Teacher
— Anna, Santa Barbara, CA on 8/26/14

$50/Hour


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

Education

San Francisco State University (International Relations)

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 twenty 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 twenty 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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required

If I must commute 10 miles+ one way then my rate increases to $60/hour to cover fuel costs & extra drive time. Tutoring AP classes or SAT/ACT prep increases the hourly rate to $60/hour

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent Teacher"

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

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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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
International Relations
California State Hayward
Master's
California State Hayward teaching credential
Other

Education

San Francisco State University (International Relations)

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 rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

If I must commute 10 miles+ one way then my rate increases to $60/hour to cover fuel costs & extra drive time. Tutoring AP classes or SAT/ACT prep increases the hourly rate to $60/hour

Travel policy

Aura will travel within 10 miles of Santa Barbara, CA 93111.