Patient, Bilingual English/Spanish Tutor for Spanish, English, Writing
Patient, Bilingual English/Spanish Tutor for Spanish, English, Writing
Hi, I'm Alissa G., M.A. Spanish, and I enjoy helping students and professionals (high school through adult) achieve their goals in Spanish language, English Language Arts, and Writing. I am patient, detailed, and passionate about all my areas of interest (foreign language, arts and humanities). My rates are always negotiable! I love to provide proofreading and editing services for writing of any discipline. I especially like helping international/ESL students with their writing, since I know...
Hi, I'm Alissa G., M.A. Spanish, and I enjoy helping students and professionals (high school through adult) achieve their goals in Spanish language, English Language Arts, and Writing. I am patient, detailed, and passionate about all my areas of interest (foreign language, arts and humanities). My rates are always negotiable! I love to provide proofreading and editing services for writing of any discipline. I especially like helping international/ESL students with their writing, since I know how challenging it is to write a scholarly piece in your foreign language! I generally edit at a rate of 6 pages per hour, so you can estimate how long it will take me to work on your piece (this is of course subject to change depending on the essay content).
I have a Master's degree in Spanish and spent almost a year living abroad in Madrid, Spain. I hold a Statement of Eligibility in Florida for K-12 Spanish. I have always loved the Spanish language because of my desire to learn more about my maternal family's Cuban and Spanish ancestry. I didn't grow up bilingual, unfortunately, so I had to learn Spanish in school. It took many years of study, but I finally did it! I am fluent in Spanish and I know how to explain the similarities and differences between English and Spanish to my students. I think the fact that Spanish is my second language is actually a benefit to my students, because I can relate to their journey to second language acquisition, and I know the internal processes of trying to translate idiomatic expressions or ideas. I also know a lot about a native Spanish speaker's mindset because of my experiences communicating with Spanish speakers from all different Hispanic countries. I am fascinated by language and am constantly curious to learn more!
I have experience tutoring high school and college students. My Spanish students have included advanced levels such as honors, IB Spanish, AP Spanish, and graduate level Spanish writing.
When it comes to my tutoring methods, I am casual, relatable, and informal. My personality type is more introverted than extroverted, so I work well one-on-one and enjoy getting to know my students individually. This helps me adapt our sessions to their unique needs. I don't typically use my own materials or curriculum, but can definitely create tailored homework and assignments upon request. Again, it always depends on what the student needs.
I offer both in-person and online tutoring. I work with students all across the country, so no need to worry if you're in a different time zone! I am happy to work with your schedule and adjust mine as needed.
Thanks for taking a look at my profile. I look forward to working with you or your child!
CANCELLATION POLICY - PLEASE READ!!!
For any missed *in-person* sessions that require me to travel to meet you, without at least 2 hours notice (no-shows), you will be charged the *full* lesson fee. Thank you for understanding the time it takes for me to travel to and from our session location, and for communicating clearly to me when you cannot make a session.
For any missed *online* sessions, you will be charged 50% of the lesson fee without 1 hour advance notice on the first session missed. On the second missed session, you will be charged 75% of the full lesson fee. On the third (and final) no-show, I will charge 100% of the lesson fee. I understand that sometimes technical difficulties occur with online lessons, so I am willing to wait 15 minutes, but please be responsible and respectful and do your best to communicate that to me. If you are not online 15 minutes after our scheduled lesson time and you still have not communicated to me at all, I will assume you are a no-show, and will therefore close the session and issue a cancellation fee.
Thanks for taking the time to read the above. I look forward to working with you (or your child)!
Perfect Spanish tutor
Oh my god I never seen a such perfect Spanish tutor before! It's not exaggerated! Some things that it's difficult to learn for me I can remember soon now. She gave a very detailed lecture and I believe that she is the first tutor, which I want to ask a favor when I have some problems or questions in the future. I really hope that she can be my professor on campus! I have learned Spanish one month until now and actully am bored and thinking about giving it up, but after the lesson I took today, I want to learn Spanish better.Keyun, 1 lesson with AlissaTutor responded:
Thank you so much Keyun for your feedback! I am so happy I was able to help you with your Spanish work, and that you scored well on your quiz after our tutoring session. It was a pleasure to work with you. Good luck with everything, and feel free to reach out if you need more sessions!
Extremely knowledgeable and helpful
Alissa helped me restructure my sentences to create a more engaging essay. She is extremely patient and helped me correct every single sentence I had. She taught me a couple grammar rules that will inevitably help me in the long run. She definitely perfected my paper. Highly recommended!Ayah, 2 lessons with Alissa
Alissa was a great help with my paper and was very thorough with the editing. I look forward to working with her in the future.Cole, 1 lesson with AlissaTutor responded:
Thanks for your feedback! It was a pleasure to be of service and I also look forward to working with you again.
We had conversations in Spanish and after she provided me words that I had trouble with. She then tested me afterwards which really helped. I would deff reccomend taking classes with Alissa!Karina, 1 lesson with Alissa
Matthew is really enjoying this class. For the first time I see him without stress as he studies Spanish. Alissa is an amazing tutor.Deena, 9 lessons with AlissaTutor responded:
I am so glad to hear this! Matthew is a bright student and I enjoy working with him. Thanks!
Alissa has been fantastic in helping me proofread a 45-page thesis. She caught almost all of the little mistakes and had thoughtful and useful commentary. She was often available at the last minute (which was a lifesaver) and even when she wasn't available in time for a round of edits she made sure to send me her comments in time for the next round. I would definitely recommend Alissa to anyone who may speak Spanish with fluency, but struggles with the written word.Delany, 3 lessons with AlissaTutor responded:
I truly enjoyed reading and editing your thesis en español! Thank you for entrusting me with such a huge piece of hard work.
She is helping me with my Spanish class that I’m taking this semester. We worked on many things! we got a lot done. She was very knowledgeable and patient. I already booked my next session !Kianna, 5 lessons with AlissaTutor responded:
Thanks for the feedback, Kianna! Looking forward to working with you again.
Very kind, professional, and also very helpful for Spanish speaker
I’m an international student and English is my second language, so I struggle with English writing the whole time; however, Alissa is very kind and professional and also helped me out with my essay. She corrected my grammar and structure! I fully recommend her as a tutor.Maria Teresa Marquez, 6 lessons with Alissa
Alissa helped me twice for my paper. High quality service! My paper was around 19 pages. She only took 30 mins to correct some of my minor errors on the paper. Much better than the writing center they are offering in the universities.Kyle, 7 lessons with AlissaTutor responded:
So glad I could help! Thank you so much for leaving a review. It really helps me to have the feedback, and it helps future students learn more about me and my services. I'm happy to help you again in the future whenever you need it. Take care!
Extremely knowledgeable! She was both patient and helpful. I would recommend her to anyone in search of a Spanish tutor.Nylasia, 1 lesson with AlissaTutor responded:
Thank you Nylasia! I'm glad we were able to get through the technical difficulties. It was a pleasure to help you with Spanish. I appreciate the feedback and look forward to working with you in the future!
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