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Shayna K.

Language Instructor! 9 yrs exp. ESL and Spanish

Language Instructor! 9 yrs exp. ESL and Spanish

$45/hour

  • 15 hours tutoring

  • Kailua, HI 96734

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About Shayna


Bio

I love language, I love teaching, and I love helping people better communicate in their target language!

Whether learning English as a Second Language or Spanish, I aim to improve comprehension, writing and verbal skills.

For those who want to learn a language outside of a school setting, whether English as a Second Language or Spanish, I create the lesson plans and pick the textbook according to the goals of the student. These sessions may occur in the form of a small or large...

I love language, I love teaching, and I love helping people better communicate in their target language!

Whether learning English as a Second Language or Spanish, I aim to improve comprehension, writing and verbal skills.

For those who want to learn a language outside of a school setting, whether English as a Second Language or Spanish, I create the lesson plans and pick the textbook according to the goals of the student. These sessions may occur in the form of a small or large personalized class setting created by myself, or in one on one tutoring.

For adults who wish to learn Spanish for business, fun or upcoming travels, I create a personalized course or crash course, including cultural notes according to one’s destination.

For those who wish to learn English as a second language, I understand the need and desire to be able to communicate with co-workers and one’s community. I am passionate about being of assistance in this process! Besides the workings of grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary, I like to add cultural notes and uses of colloquial English.

In a session for a student learning language in a school setting, I lead the student through a lesson plan based on their classwork. I buy their book in order to prepare accordingly. Based on the student's needs, I give a full lesson on grammar, as well as go over homework, old tests, study for tests and work on papers and presentations. I try and make all of this interesting!

I not only want to improve grades, but foster a greater appreciation for languages and the cultures that surround them. I find all the aspects of language interesting, including their linguistic, historical and cultural facets.

I majored in Spanish and minored in French at UC Davis. I've taken classes in teaching Spanish as a foreign language, including lesson plans, methodology and in-classroom experience. I have been tutoring since 2008, from elementary to college students and am currently and ESL teacher for adults.

As part of my $45 rate, you will be able to email or text me questions from homework or about a specific concept any day of the week. I edit and proof-read papers outside of the tutoring hours. I supply worksheets to take-home for extra practice, although this is optional :) I buy the book(s) used in the classroom to create relevant lesson plans.


Education

UC Davis
Spanish

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Rate details: Includes emailing/ texting questions anytime, editing papers outside of tutoring, buying student's book to create lesson plans and take-home worksheets specific to their classwork.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 12 miles of Kailua, HI 96734
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/15/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Language has always been my favorite subject, whether the aspects of my first language, English, or learning those of another language. At UC Davis, I majored in Spanish and minored in French. I love being able to explain concepts that can be hard to learn in a large classroom setting. I feel that everyone can learn a language with help and practice. I have also taken many education classes, specifically about teaching a second language. I have tutored since 2008. I am currently translating a novel from English to Spanish.
French,

French

I studied French all through lower and high school until there were no more classes for me to take. I then started Spanish. Language has always been my favorite subject. At UC Davis, I majored in Spanish and minored in French. I love being able to explain concepts that can be hard to learn in a large classroom setting. I feel that everyone can learn a language with help and practice. I have also taken many education classes, specifically about teaching a foreign language. I have tutored since 2008.
Grammar,

Grammar

As a language major, with teaching in-classroom experience, I have an extra thorough knowledge of grammar, as well as how to explain it. I was an honor student at UC Davis. I love to write and am currently translating an English novel into Spanish.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have 7 years of experience tutoring. Before that, I was an honor student at UC Davis. Most of all, I love studying and teaching language. As part of this, I enjoy writing, reading and editing. I am currently translating a novel from English to Spanish. I enjoy the creative aspects of reading and writing as well as the mechanics of grammar and organization, which makes proof-reading a fun (and I do mean fun :) past time.
Spanish

Spanish

I studied French all through lower and high school until there were no more classes for me to take. I then started Spanish. Language has always been my favorite subject. At UC Davis, I majored in Spanish and minored in French. I love being able to explain concepts that can be hard to learn in a large classroom setting. I feel that everyone can learn a language with help and practice. I have also taken many education classes, specifically about teaching a foreign language. I have tutored since 2008. I am currently translating a novel from English to Spanish.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

As a language major, with teaching in-classroom experience, I have an extra thorough knowledge of grammar, as well as how to explain it. I was an honor student at UC Davis. I love to write and am currently translating an English novel into Spanish.
Reading,

Reading

I have 7 years of experience tutoring. Most of all, I love studying and teaching language. As part of this, I enjoy writing, reading and editing. I am currently translating a novel from English to Spanish. I was an honor student at UC Davis. I enjoy the creative aspects of reading and writing as well as the mechanics of grammar and organization.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I have 7 years of experience tutoring. I love writing, editing, reading and using language. I am currently translating a novel from English to Spanish. I was an honor student at UC Davis. Language, whether it is my first language, English, or a foreign language, has always interested me. As part of language, I have been able to increase my vocabulary as well as find it's similarities among different languages and roots in Latin.

English

English,

English

As a language major, with teaching in-classroom experience, I have an extra thorough knowledge of grammar, reading and writing, as well as how to explain it. I was an honor student at UC Davis because I love learning and have been taught how to study. I love to write and am currently translating an English novel into Spanish.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Language has always been my favorite subject, whether the aspects of my first language, English, or learning those of another language. At UC Davis, I majored in Spanish and minored in French. I love being able to explain concepts that can be hard to learn in a large classroom setting. I feel that everyone can learn a language with help and practice. I have also taken many education classes, specifically about teaching a second language. I have tutored since 2008. I am currently translating a novel from English to Spanish.
Grammar,

Grammar

As a language major, with teaching in-classroom experience, I have an extra thorough knowledge of grammar, as well as how to explain it. I was an honor student at UC Davis. I love to write and am currently translating an English novel into Spanish.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have 7 years of experience tutoring. Before that, I was an honor student at UC Davis. Most of all, I love studying and teaching language. As part of this, I enjoy writing, reading and editing. I am currently translating a novel from English to Spanish. I enjoy the creative aspects of reading and writing as well as the mechanics of grammar and organization, which makes proof-reading a fun (and I do mean fun :) past time.
Reading,

Reading

I have 7 years of experience tutoring. Most of all, I love studying and teaching language. As part of this, I enjoy writing, reading and editing. I am currently translating a novel from English to Spanish. I was an honor student at UC Davis. I enjoy the creative aspects of reading and writing as well as the mechanics of grammar and organization.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I have 7 years of experience tutoring. I love writing, editing, reading and using language. I am currently translating a novel from English to Spanish. I was an honor student at UC Davis. Language, whether it is my first language, English, or a foreign language, has always interested me. As part of language, I have been able to increase my vocabulary as well as find it's similarities among different languages and roots in Latin.
Writing

Writing

I have 7 years of experience tutoring. I love writing and editing. I am currently translating a novel from English to Spanish. I was an honor student at UC Davis. Language, whether it is my first language, English, or a foreign language, has always interested me. As part of my love for studying language, writing, grammar, and teaching have always come naturally.

Homeschool

English,

English

As a language major, with teaching in-classroom experience, I have an extra thorough knowledge of grammar, reading and writing, as well as how to explain it. I was an honor student at UC Davis because I love learning and have been taught how to study. I love to write and am currently translating an English novel into Spanish.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Language has always been my favorite subject, whether the aspects of my first language, English, or learning those of another language. At UC Davis, I majored in Spanish and minored in French. I love being able to explain concepts that can be hard to learn in a large classroom setting. I feel that everyone can learn a language with help and practice. I have also taken many education classes, specifically about teaching a second language. I have tutored since 2008. I am currently translating a novel from English to Spanish.
French,

French

I studied French all through lower and high school until there were no more classes for me to take. I then started Spanish. Language has always been my favorite subject. At UC Davis, I majored in Spanish and minored in French. I love being able to explain concepts that can be hard to learn in a large classroom setting. I feel that everyone can learn a language with help and practice. I have also taken many education classes, specifically about teaching a foreign language. I have tutored since 2008.
Reading,

Reading

I have 7 years of experience tutoring. Most of all, I love studying and teaching language. As part of this, I enjoy writing, reading and editing. I am currently translating a novel from English to Spanish. I was an honor student at UC Davis. I enjoy the creative aspects of reading and writing as well as the mechanics of grammar and organization.
Spanish,

Spanish

I studied French all through lower and high school until there were no more classes for me to take. I then started Spanish. Language has always been my favorite subject. At UC Davis, I majored in Spanish and minored in French. I love being able to explain concepts that can be hard to learn in a large classroom setting. I feel that everyone can learn a language with help and practice. I have also taken many education classes, specifically about teaching a foreign language. I have tutored since 2008. I am currently translating a novel from English to Spanish.
Writing

Writing

I have 7 years of experience tutoring. I love writing and editing. I am currently translating a novel from English to Spanish. I was an honor student at UC Davis. Language, whether it is my first language, English, or a foreign language, has always interested me. As part of my love for studying language, writing, grammar, and teaching have always come naturally.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Language has always been my favorite subject, whether the aspects of my first language, English, or learning those of another language. At UC Davis, I majored in Spanish and minored in French. I love being able to explain concepts that can be hard to learn in a large classroom setting. I feel that everyone can learn a language with help and practice. I have also taken many education classes, specifically about teaching a second language. I have tutored since 2008. I am currently translating a novel from English to Spanish.
French,

French

I studied French all through lower and high school until there were no more classes for me to take. I then started Spanish. Language has always been my favorite subject. At UC Davis, I majored in Spanish and minored in French. I love being able to explain concepts that can be hard to learn in a large classroom setting. I feel that everyone can learn a language with help and practice. I have also taken many education classes, specifically about teaching a foreign language. I have tutored since 2008.
Spanish

Spanish

I studied French all through lower and high school until there were no more classes for me to take. I then started Spanish. Language has always been my favorite subject. At UC Davis, I majored in Spanish and minored in French. I love being able to explain concepts that can be hard to learn in a large classroom setting. I feel that everyone can learn a language with help and practice. I have also taken many education classes, specifically about teaching a foreign language. I have tutored since 2008. I am currently translating a novel from English to Spanish.

Most Popular

English,

English

As a language major, with teaching in-classroom experience, I have an extra thorough knowledge of grammar, reading and writing, as well as how to explain it. I was an honor student at UC Davis because I love learning and have been taught how to study. I love to write and am currently translating an English novel into Spanish.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Language has always been my favorite subject, whether the aspects of my first language, English, or learning those of another language. At UC Davis, I majored in Spanish and minored in French. I love being able to explain concepts that can be hard to learn in a large classroom setting. I feel that everyone can learn a language with help and practice. I have also taken many education classes, specifically about teaching a second language. I have tutored since 2008. I am currently translating a novel from English to Spanish.
French,

French

I studied French all through lower and high school until there were no more classes for me to take. I then started Spanish. Language has always been my favorite subject. At UC Davis, I majored in Spanish and minored in French. I love being able to explain concepts that can be hard to learn in a large classroom setting. I feel that everyone can learn a language with help and practice. I have also taken many education classes, specifically about teaching a foreign language. I have tutored since 2008.
Reading,

Reading

I have 7 years of experience tutoring. Most of all, I love studying and teaching language. As part of this, I enjoy writing, reading and editing. I am currently translating a novel from English to Spanish. I was an honor student at UC Davis. I enjoy the creative aspects of reading and writing as well as the mechanics of grammar and organization.
Spanish,

Spanish

I studied French all through lower and high school until there were no more classes for me to take. I then started Spanish. Language has always been my favorite subject. At UC Davis, I majored in Spanish and minored in French. I love being able to explain concepts that can be hard to learn in a large classroom setting. I feel that everyone can learn a language with help and practice. I have also taken many education classes, specifically about teaching a foreign language. I have tutored since 2008. I am currently translating a novel from English to Spanish.
Writing

Writing

I have 7 years of experience tutoring. I love writing and editing. I am currently translating a novel from English to Spanish. I was an honor student at UC Davis. Language, whether it is my first language, English, or a foreign language, has always interested me. As part of my love for studying language, writing, grammar, and teaching have always come naturally.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

Language has always been my favorite subject, whether the aspects of my first language, English, or learning those of another language. At UC Davis, I majored in Spanish and minored in French. I love being able to explain concepts that can be hard to learn in a large classroom setting. I feel that everyone can learn a language with help and practice. I have also taken many education classes, specifically about teaching a second language. I have tutored since 2008. I am currently translating a novel from English to Spanish.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Language has always been my favorite subject, whether the aspects of my first language, English, or learning those of another language. At UC Davis, I majored in Spanish and minored in French. I love being able to explain concepts that can be hard to learn in a large classroom setting. I feel that everyone can learn a language with help and practice. I have also taken many education classes, specifically about teaching a second language. I have tutored since 2008. I am currently translating a novel from English to Spanish.
French,

French

I studied French all through lower and high school until there were no more classes for me to take. I then started Spanish. Language has always been my favorite subject. At UC Davis, I majored in Spanish and minored in French. I love being able to explain concepts that can be hard to learn in a large classroom setting. I feel that everyone can learn a language with help and practice. I have also taken many education classes, specifically about teaching a foreign language. I have tutored since 2008.
Reading,

Reading

I have 7 years of experience tutoring. Most of all, I love studying and teaching language. As part of this, I enjoy writing, reading and editing. I am currently translating a novel from English to Spanish. I was an honor student at UC Davis. I enjoy the creative aspects of reading and writing as well as the mechanics of grammar and organization.
Spanish,

Spanish

I studied French all through lower and high school until there were no more classes for me to take. I then started Spanish. Language has always been my favorite subject. At UC Davis, I majored in Spanish and minored in French. I love being able to explain concepts that can be hard to learn in a large classroom setting. I feel that everyone can learn a language with help and practice. I have also taken many education classes, specifically about teaching a foreign language. I have tutored since 2008. I am currently translating a novel from English to Spanish.
Writing

Writing

I have 7 years of experience tutoring. I love writing and editing. I am currently translating a novel from English to Spanish. I was an honor student at UC Davis. Language, whether it is my first language, English, or a foreign language, has always interested me. As part of my love for studying language, writing, grammar, and teaching have always come naturally.

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She makes studying Spanish easier because it was not boring.

We reviewed some things from Spanish one. It was nice that she kept things interesting. I was not bored like I was in class at times.

Renzo, 6 lessons with Shayna

Amazing tutor!

For the first time in some years my wife found a tutor like Shayna, amazingly clear, focused, nice, interesting and generous about time. For her, the more important thing is to get your students to understand, even if she needs to finish the lesson later.

Pablo, 1 lesson with Shayna

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