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Claudia H.

Santee, CA


Writing, Math, History, and Spanish Tutoring from an Ivy League Grad

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 24 ratings
Getting better at writing essays
— David, Santee, CA on 12/25/15

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Columbia College, Columbia University
Columbia University


Columbia College, Columbia University

Columbia University (Master's)

About Claudia

My tutoring subjects of expertise are math (basic to calculus), writing for many subjects both in English and Spanish, English grammar and composition, literature, American and world history, and Spanish writing and language lessons. My subjects of expertise are all subjects that I am very passionate about and have studied extensively during my undergraduate and graduate education at Columbia University. I also have extensive experience using my subjects of expertise on a regular basis for my work as a policy researcher. My work entails writing about policy and economic development and includes both quantitative and qualitative historical analysis.

My tutoring methods vary depending on students' abilities and needs. I like to make learning fun by relating subjects to other topics that students already know and understand easily so that they can feel more at ease with the subject. At each session I review the student's knowledge and comfort with the subject and needed assignment (and or task) and then go over the the critical areas and probe with verbal questions that give me an indication of the student's level of comprehension of the subject. After the initial review and critical area lesson, students will practice the knowledge learned by solving problems and questions. Problems and questions can be part of assignments (current or previous) or will be developed by me before the lesson (if and when I have enough information of the areas of need before the lesson) or during the lesson. In the case of tutoring to learn or improve English or Spanish proficiency, conversations and flash cards with key words and phrases are instrumental. Before the end of each session, I will go over next steps and recommendations for students to do after the session. For continuous students, we will go over the areas to be covered during the next session and deliverables from the student for the next session. These "deliverables" are not a homework assignment, but they will be related to help the student with school homework or desired subject proficiency goals.
My tutoring subjects of expertise are math (basic to calculus), writing for many subjects both in English and Read more

24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Santee, CA 92071
In-person lessons

"Getting better at writing essays"

- David, Santee, CA on 12/25/15
Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Prealgebra
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development, College Counseling, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
ESL/ESOL, Spanish,
American History, Classics, European History, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Career Development, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

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I am a fluent Spanish speaker and have extensive writing and reading proficiency. I also have a Minor in Spanish Literature from Columbia University. I studied abroad in Madrid Spain via the Middlebury Language program. In addition, I also use spanish in business settings on a regular basis and translate business documents from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English on a regular basis for my job.

Columbia College, Columbia University
Columbia University


Columbia College, Columbia University

Columbia University (Master's)

Getting better at writing essays — Claudia helped me with becoming a better writer on my essays. I liked her approach in that we began by focusing on the structure/outline of an essay before writing it. Claudia is very nice and comfortable to work with. I look forward to meeting with her again in January once school starts again - and I have another essay due. ...

— David, Santee, CA on 12/25/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Claudia will travel within 20 miles of Santee, CA 92071.