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Alissa G.

Here for YOU - help with Writing & Spanish

Here for YOU - help with Writing & Spanish

$65/hour

  • 868 hours tutoring

About Alissa


Bio

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). 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...

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). 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 (subject to change, depending on essay content).

I have a Master of Arts in Spanish and studied abroad in Madrid, Spain. I have always loved the Spanish language because of my desire to learn more about my maternal family's Cuban and Spanish ancestry. Because I wasn't raised bilingual, I had learn Spanish by studying for many years. 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. I am fascinated by language and 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 typically use students' materials for our sessions, and occasionally bring other materials if needed/requested.

Thanks for taking a look at my profile. I look forward to working with you or your child!

**NO IN PERSON LESSONS.**


Education

University of Vermont
B.A. Studio Art and Music
Middlebury Language Schools
Masters
200-hour Yoga Teacher in Spanish, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Rina Yoga
Other

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $65
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  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/30/2017

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I have done lots of freelance proofreading and copy editing of works in various formats, including the book The Striker by Luis Lázaro Tijerina (Ra Press 2014), which won an award for Best Short Story Collection by the Adirondack Center for Writing.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I was the proofreader/editor for a book called The Striker and Other Short Stories by Luis L. Tijerina, (Ra Press 2014), which won an award for Best Short Story Collection by the Adirondack Center for Writing.
Spanish

Spanish

M.A. Spanish Language and Literature (2015) from the Middlebury Language Schools (an extension of Middlebury College). I studied abroad at the Middlebury School in Spain and lived in Madrid, Spain for 11 months while earning my Master's. I also worked as an ESL tutor for native Spanish speakers from Latin America, so I have an excellent command of certain regional differences in the Spanish language. In 2016 I did my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Spanish with Rina Jakubowicz.

Elementary Education

Grammar

Grammar

I have done lots of freelance proofreading and copy editing of works in various formats, including the book The Striker by Luis Lázaro Tijerina (Ra Press 2014), which won an award for Best Short Story Collection by the Adirondack Center for Writing.

English

English,

English

I have always been intensely passionate about the English language and language in general. I love proofreading, editing, and writing. I have experience as a freelance copy editor for fiction and non-fiction manuscripts and documents.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have done lots of freelance proofreading and copy editing of works in various formats, including the book The Striker by Luis Lázaro Tijerina (Ra Press 2014), which won an award for Best Short Story Collection by the Adirondack Center for Writing.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I was the proofreader/editor for a book called The Striker and Other Short Stories by Luis L. Tijerina, (Ra Press 2014), which won an award for Best Short Story Collection by the Adirondack Center for Writing.
Writing

Writing

I am happy to help anyone improve their writing, be it academic, professional, or literary. One of my previous editing clients was Vermont author Luis L. Tijerina, whose manuscript I edited for The Striker and Other Short Stories (published in 2014 by Ra Press and winner of Best Short Story Collection by the Adirondack Center for Writing). I also have experience helping high school and college students with their academic essays (including college applications and personal statements for graduate school). I particularly enjoy helping international students whose native language is not English.

Homeschool

English,

English

I have always been intensely passionate about the English language and language in general. I love proofreading, editing, and writing. I have experience as a freelance copy editor for fiction and non-fiction manuscripts and documents.
Spanish,

Spanish

M.A. Spanish Language and Literature (2015) from the Middlebury Language Schools (an extension of Middlebury College). I studied abroad at the Middlebury School in Spain and lived in Madrid, Spain for 11 months while earning my Master's. I also worked as an ESL tutor for native Spanish speakers from Latin America, so I have an excellent command of certain regional differences in the Spanish language. In 2016 I did my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Spanish with Rina Jakubowicz.
Writing

Writing

I am happy to help anyone improve their writing, be it academic, professional, or literary. One of my previous editing clients was Vermont author Luis L. Tijerina, whose manuscript I edited for The Striker and Other Short Stories (published in 2014 by Ra Press and winner of Best Short Story Collection by the Adirondack Center for Writing). I also have experience helping high school and college students with their academic essays (including college applications and personal statements for graduate school). I particularly enjoy helping international students whose native language is not English.

Language

Spanish

Spanish

M.A. Spanish Language and Literature (2015) from the Middlebury Language Schools (an extension of Middlebury College). I studied abroad at the Middlebury School in Spain and lived in Madrid, Spain for 11 months while earning my Master's. I also worked as an ESL tutor for native Spanish speakers from Latin America, so I have an excellent command of certain regional differences in the Spanish language. In 2016 I did my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Spanish with Rina Jakubowicz.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have always been intensely passionate about the English language and language in general. I love proofreading, editing, and writing. I have experience as a freelance copy editor for fiction and non-fiction manuscripts and documents.
Spanish,

Spanish

M.A. Spanish Language and Literature (2015) from the Middlebury Language Schools (an extension of Middlebury College). I studied abroad at the Middlebury School in Spain and lived in Madrid, Spain for 11 months while earning my Master's. I also worked as an ESL tutor for native Spanish speakers from Latin America, so I have an excellent command of certain regional differences in the Spanish language. In 2016 I did my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Spanish with Rina Jakubowicz.
Writing

Writing

I am happy to help anyone improve their writing, be it academic, professional, or literary. One of my previous editing clients was Vermont author Luis L. Tijerina, whose manuscript I edited for The Striker and Other Short Stories (published in 2014 by Ra Press and winner of Best Short Story Collection by the Adirondack Center for Writing). I also have experience helping high school and college students with their academic essays (including college applications and personal statements for graduate school). I particularly enjoy helping international students whose native language is not English.

Sports/Recreation

Yoga

Yoga

I am registered with Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level. I completed my training entirely en español! I have experience and training in a variety of styles: hatha, vinyasa, yin, gentle, chair. I am happy to offer private yoga classes online!

Summer

Spanish,

Spanish

M.A. Spanish Language and Literature (2015) from the Middlebury Language Schools (an extension of Middlebury College). I studied abroad at the Middlebury School in Spain and lived in Madrid, Spain for 11 months while earning my Master's. I also worked as an ESL tutor for native Spanish speakers from Latin America, so I have an excellent command of certain regional differences in the Spanish language. In 2016 I did my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Spanish with Rina Jakubowicz.
Writing

Writing

I am happy to help anyone improve their writing, be it academic, professional, or literary. One of my previous editing clients was Vermont author Luis L. Tijerina, whose manuscript I edited for The Striker and Other Short Stories (published in 2014 by Ra Press and winner of Best Short Story Collection by the Adirondack Center for Writing). I also have experience helping high school and college students with their academic essays (including college applications and personal statements for graduate school). I particularly enjoy helping international students whose native language is not English.

Examples of Expertise


Alissa has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 74 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Experienced and friendly tutor.

Alissa helped me practice my Spanish as I prepared for the IB exam. It was very helpful to have someone who was friendly, knowledgeable, and patient work with me as a I studied. With her help, I was able to increase my Spanish vocabulary, grammar knowledge, and conversational skills, which allowed me to be fully prepared going into the exam.

Jennifer, 13 lessons with Alissa
Tutor responded:

Thanks for your review! You've been a pleasure to work with. I'm happy I could support you in preparing for the IB Spanish exam!

Knowledgable, result-driven and caring tutor

I am so happy to have found Alissa on Wyzant. My daughter is the quiet and shy kind and I was worried about how would virtual tutoring work out. It has worked out quite well. Her grades have improved and she is more confident about her AP exam. I am sure this is because Alissa is such a personable, resourceful and caring tutor. Not only does she understands the subject matter but also understands the needs of individual kids. She put in the effort to understand the areas of weakness for my daughter and created a plan for her. This has worked out very well for my daughter. More importantly, Alissa takes personal interest and pride in the success of her tutees, and really cares for their success.

Swati, 23 lessons with Alissa

Patient and detailed tutor.

I have been working with Alissa for a couple of months now and our tutoring sessions have been imperative in making me feel more confident with my Spanish. She clearly explains grammar, proofreads my writing, and patiently helps me with my comprehension. It is really useful to have an extra hour of just talking in Spanish, especially because I am learning from home so I don't get as much speaking practice. She is also very quick to respond to messages and accommodating.

Rosemary, 24 lessons with Alissa
Tutor responded:

¡Muchas gracias, Rosemary! It's been a pleasure watching you grow in your Spanish language skills in preparation for your AP Spanish exam.

Very patient and very nice tutor

Alissa helped me with my Spanish speaking skills and was engaging, patiently corrected me, and thoroughly explained my mistakes and interesting facts about the language.

Liz, 6 lessons with Alissa

Experienced Tutor

My son completed two review sessions with Alissa. She was very knowledgeable in Spanish. Alissa helped teach him how to use verbs in the imperfect tense to allow him to prepare for an oral Spanish presentation.

Harold, 3 lessons with Alissa
Tutor responded:

Thanks for your feedback! It was a pleasure helping your son. Please reach out when he needs assistance with Spanish again.

Experienced Tutor

My son completed his 1st session with Alissa. She was very knowledgeable in Spanish. Alissa helped teach him how to use verbs in the imperfect tense to allow him to prepare for an oral Spanish presentation.

Harold, 3 lessons with Alissa

Knowledgeable tutor

Alissa was great. Very helpful and polite. She explained everything thoroughly. She introduced a tense that was never taught to my daughter in school before. Will be scheduling another appointment soon.

Antonia, 1 lesson with Alissa

Patient and informative tutor.

Today in tutoring I went over possessive adjectives, nouns, gender, and articles. Alissa took the time to explain everything in a pace that I was comfortable with. If I did not understand something she tried to explain it in a different way so it made sense. I would highly recommend her as tutor!

Meaghan, 4 lessons with Alissa
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Meaghan! I'm looking forward to our next session :-).

Very Knowledgeable, Patient, and Helpful

Alissa was very timely with everything, and whenever I would send her a message about scheduling, she would reply very quickly. She was very easy to work with, very supportive and patient. She’s also super knowledgeable on Spanish: she’s a native speaker that teaches her language in a way that can be understood by us non- natives. I would definitely recommend her for anything related to Spanish. Thank you so much, Alissa!!

Diane, 15 lessons with Alissa
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