NATIVE Speaker-Elementary, Middle, High School; University and Adults
NATIVE Speaker-Elementary, Middle, High School; University and Adults
I am a native of Lima, Peru with a Bachelor's Degree in Foreign Language Education (Spanish) (K-12) and a Master's of Education in Adult Learning-Secondary Education (Spanish). I also have a Bachelor's Degree in International Business. My expertise comes from teaching Spanish to Middle and High School students as well as teaching Spanish at the University level. I also have experience tutoring Spanish to Elementary, Middle, High School and University students as well as adults. In addition,...
I am a native of Lima, Peru with a Bachelor's Degree in Foreign Language Education (Spanish) (K-12) and a Master's of Education in Adult Learning-Secondary Education (Spanish). I also have a Bachelor's Degree in International Business. My expertise comes from teaching Spanish to Middle and High School students as well as teaching Spanish at the University level. I also have experience tutoring Spanish to Elementary, Middle, High School and University students as well as adults. In addition, I possess knowledge of Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatic concepts as well as editing, proofreading, writing, evaluating and translating skills.
My passion for teaching Spanish comes from enriching the lives of my students through language and culture. Throughout the years, I have been very fortunate to have worked with some great students who are now life-long learners of Spanish. Tutoring gives me the opportunity to make a difference in the life of those that need my help and I find this type of experience extremely rewarding.
My professional experience includes but is not limited to promoting the use of the target language inside and outside of the classroom by using real life context; emphasizing the usage of proper grammar and pronunciation of the target language, taking into consideration the linguistic and sociolinguistic capabilities and prior knowledge of each student; creating learning incentives that offer the students opportunities to think not only about the language itself, but also about the acquisition process; utilizing technology base activities that foster and improve language skills; and incorporating strategies and teaching styles that enhance and simplify the learning process while promoting cultural enrichment.
My schedule is flexible and I welcome the opportunity to help you achieve your goals, attain better grades, and become proficient and fluent in Spanish. I can meet in person or on-line. Look forward to hearing from you and GRACIAS!
Paola is a fantastic teacher. She has shown great flexibility in creating a program that is catered specifically to my level of Spanish. Though we typically review my writing and discuss current events, Paola could take on any level of Spanish student! She has shared numerous resources, news websites, movies, shows, etc. to supplement our classes. She constantly adapts our program to make it work for me, my level, and my interests. I really enjoy our classes and wish I had time to take them more than just once a week. Regardless of your level of Spanish, Paola is the perfect teacher.Felipe , 11 lessons with Paola
I cannot recommend Paola enough! She is an amazing teacher. In just a few lessons, she was able to assess my proficiency and tailor our lessons accordingly. Not only is she super accommodating but also very encouraging and attentive! I’m so glad to have met her!Ayse, 7 lessons with Paola
Well Rounded Lessons
Paola has offered a series of different avenues to practice learning Spanish, through writing essays, having conversations in Spanish, reviewing the textbook and workbook as well as presenting me with plenty of online learning tools. All these work together to help round out the skills that it takes to learn a language.Dan, 27 lessons with Paola
Great first lesson
Paola did a great job of putting us both at ease and tailoring our lesson and journey around our goals. We are hoping to learn enough to be able to communicate with our daughter's in-laws in Costa Rica. Looking forward to growing in our Spanish learning!Bill, 26 lessons with Paola
Knowledgeable, personable & talented!
This was our 1st trial session with Paola & I can tell you that we immediately knew we want to book her to become regular students. SHE IS AMAZING! She has her strategy for assessing where the student is, she blends fun exercises with theory, and she is warm in her approach. Can't wait to learn more. With Paola, I feel confident that we'll be fluent in Spanish.Delmonica, 23 lessons with Paola
Great teacher, very patient and teaches well.
My son had his first lesson with Paola and he really enjoyed her teaching methods. She let’s kids decide how they want to learn the language, and uses the options that are best for them.Prema, 31 lessons with Paola
Paola helped me with my Spanish 2001 course. She is very understanding and always willing to help. She is familiar with the Spanish courses at UGA. I could not do it without her!M, 6 lessons with Paola
Engaging and nurturing Spanish tutor for our children
Our children are at a different school this year for NTI and it teaches a language other than what they'd been learning - Spanish. So, we were interested in making sure they didn't lose the skills they have been building to this point. We have engaged with Paola for a couple of months now and have been so pleased. After assessing the levels of both children (8 and 6) Paola developed a plan in which she connects with them weekly and supports their ongoing learning. She suggests materials (handouts, supplemental websites, etc.) for each lesson. While she connects with them online, I am able to do some work but I enjoy listening in and hearing how positive she is, inspiring and motivating them to want to learn more. Even with quite a bit of online learning during the day, they still get excited for their time with her. Paola has a nurturing soul that comes through when spending time with her. I'd highly recommend Paola for others with children interested in learning or building upon their existing Spanish skills.London, 30 lessons with Paola
Paola is a wonderful tutor! I am taking Spanish 2001 at UGA and our sessions together have been so helpful. She is knowledgeable and always prepared for our sessions. She makes me feel comfortable speaking the language and has helped me improve my grammar skills. Highly recommend!Alyssa, 16 lessons with Paola
Great, Patient, and Supportive Teacher
Paola D. is an amazing tutor. From someone who had grown to hate spanish after taking college spanish 1 and 2, she has shown me the joy in learning it. I am currently in Spanish 2001 and she has helped me get confident and prepared to speak and read in Spanish. She took the time to learn where I was at and what I was having trouble understanding. She continues to provide various ways to teach to customize how I learn beat. Strongly recommend!!Bailee, 8 lessons with Paola
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