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Fabia F.

Idaho Falls, ID

$29/hr

Experienced Tutor with Harvard Master's degree

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Background check passed as of 1/29/15
4.9 Avg. Rating
 
 
731 Ratings
 
 
3hrs Response Time
A great teacher
— Jennifer, Fremont, CA on 6/18/13

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University of California, Berkeley
Symbolic Systems
Harvard University - School of Education
Master's

Education

University of California, Berkeley (Symbolic Systems )

Harvard University - School of Education (Master's)

About Fabia

Learn to learn! Improve your English, Spanish, French, or Italian. Do you wish you could write and speak better? Do you need help using computers? Study or work efficiently in English, and maybe also in Spanish or French. Bilingual professionals earn higher salaries.
Are you forgetting the foreign language you learned in High School? It's all still there!
Are you planning a trip to Europe or Latin America? I can help you prepare for it.
I was educated in Switzerland, Chile, England, France, Italy, and the United States. I am multilingual and multicultural, and a passionate Knowledge Engineer and transmitter of knowledge. I worked for 15 years with the Stanford Overseas Studies Program. As a Linguist, I now specialize in pronunciation correction, and in phonetic transcription in multiple languages.

I look forward to our classes together.
Learn to learn! Improve your English, Spanish, French, or Italian. Do you wish you could write and speak better? Do you Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

Discounted rates for multiple-hour or multiple student lessons, and discounts for lesson packages. Free estimates and special deals for specific situation and needs.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Background Check: Passed

"A great teacher"

- Jennifer, Fremont, CA on 6/18/13

"Reviewed various emails, 2 paragraphs and some letters. "

- Gat, Sunnyvale, CA on 8/9/15

"Enthusiastic and helpful tutor!"

- Jenny, Danville, CA on 6/18/15

"Having tons of fun learning with this master of language!"

- Jessica, Alamo, CA on 6/9/15

"Fabia's use of technology to share her knowledge was a key reason I choose her"

- Todd, Dublin, CA on 6/3/15

"Fabia is patient, motivating and knowledgeable."

- Amy, Oakland, CA on 5/30/15

"Gifted teacher"

- Barbara , Fremont, CA on 5/30/15

"Great Writing Tutor"

- Hongjae, Berkeley, CA on 11/11/14

"Professional and engaging tutor"

- Michele, San Francisco, CA on 10/5/14

"Great Lesson"

- Torrey, San Leandro, CA on 8/20/14

"The Best English Tutor!"

- Olivia, Redwood City, CA on 4/14/14

"Pick Fabia for your student!"

- Alice, San Carlos, CA on 1/17/14

"Fantastic! "

- Cherry, Berkeley, CA on 12/2/13

"Great tutor and lovely person."

- Julie, San Francisco, CA on 7/9/13

"What a great tutor Fabia is!"

- SALLY, El Cerrito, CA on 3/30/13

"Very nice, very patient , and very passionate."

- Mia, San Leandro, CA on 12/31/12

"A Fun & Fluent Collaborator!"

- Bob, Sacramento, CA on 10/3/12

"All around amazing tutor!! "

- Sophie, Shingle Springs, CA on 7/18/12

"Great tutor"

- Maria, San Francisco, CA on 7/7/12

"Excellent writing tutor"

- Dell, Oakland, CA on 5/21/12
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT English, CBEST,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Sewing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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CBEST

I can help you prepare for the CBEST quickly and efficiently, by identifying your weaknesses and then reinforcing your understanding and language usage. I am available both or face-to-face tutoring, as well as for on-line (Skype, GoogleChat, etc.) sessions.

English

I will teach you to communicate effectively in English, and give you the tools to continue to learn English throughout your life. I specialize in pronunciation, and pronunciation correction.

I earned a B.A. at UC Berkeley, and a Master's in Education at Harvard University.

ESL/ESOL

I taught ESL at the Berkeley Adult School as part of my work/study as an Undergraduate student at UC Berkeley.

I earned a B.A. at UC Berkeley, and a Master's in Education at Harvard University. I am available for face-to-face tutoring, as well as for on-line sessions.

French

I will teach you to communicate effectively in French, and give you the tools to continue to learn French throughout your life. I specialize in pronunciation.

Grammar

If you are ready to start writing and speaking English properly, I will help you correct your English grammar and syntax. I earned a B.A. at UC Berkeley, and a master's in education at Harvard University. I am available for on-line sessions.

Italian

I will teach you to communicate effectively in Italian, and give you the tools to continue to learn Italian throughout your life. I specialize in pronunciation.

Macintosh

I worked for Stanford University for 15 years, and we only used Macs. I own a MacBook Pro.

Microsoft Excel

I will help you overcome the fear of a blank spreadsheet on the screen in MS Excel, and you will gain the tools to learn the features of MS Excel which are useful to you.

Microsoft Word

I will help you overcome the fear of a blank page on the screen in MS Word, and you will gain the tools to learn the features of MS Word which are useful to you.

Public Speaking

I work with students who needed to prepare for Toastmasters, scenes on stage and screen, professional presentations, and academic lectures. Some of my students are native speakers of English and they need to learn strategies such as accent reduction, vocabulary selection, stage posture, voice projection, breathing and pausing. Others are speakers of foreign languages who need the same skills in their own language or, if the target language is English, they need phonetic correction, enunciation/pronunciation clarification, accent control, and vocabulary management. I have worked with actors and voice actors in English, Spanish, French, and Italian. I have presented (with an without microphone) in front of audiences of up to 700 people, have led countless orientation sessions for overseas studies students at Stanford University, and I was a multi-lingual tour guide and events Master of Ceremonies at Club Med for 5 years.

SAT Writing

Performing well on the SAT requires knowledge and strategy. I provide support during the preparation for the SAT. There are many ways to improve your score, beyond memorizing word lists, which will only help in a limited way. Let's review the basics, such as grammar, punctuation, and error correction, using simple and practical patterns, which will be useful also in the future.

Sewing

I learned to sew at the Hove County Grammar School for Girls in southern England, as a teenager. Since, I have made clothes for children and adults, and now I sew custom rod sleeves for fly fishing rods and rod pouches for fishing reels, as part of our small fly fishing rod making business. I have made clothes and simple costumes using commercial patterns, and I have also designed my own. I have a Singer Tradition sewing machine. I do not have experience with automated embroidery machines or overlock sewing machines.

Spanish

I will teach you to communicate effectively in Spanish, and give you the tools to continue to learn Spanish throughout your life. I specialize in pronunciation, and can work with you in both Latin American Spanish and Iberian Spanish (for Spain).

TOEFL

To prepare you for the TOEFL, we will work on grammar, reading comprehensions skills, vocabulary, and test-taking skills. My tutoring will be tailored to your specific needs, addressing your particular weaknesses, and taking advantage of your individual strengths.

I earned a B.A. at UC Berkeley, and a Master's in Education at Harvard University.

Vocabulary

My background in Linguistics and my command of Spanish, French, Italian, and German, with some studies in Russian and Japanese, have broadened my language skills to include roots and prefixes from various sources. My vocabulary is comprehensive also because I am an avid reader and researcher, and because I have tutored doctoral students and professionals in many different fields and occupations.

Writing

I will teach you to communicate concisely and effectively in writing, and give you the tools to continue to improve your writing skills throughout your life.

I earned a B.A. at UC Berkeley, and a Master's in Education at Harvard University.

University of California, Berkeley
Symbolic Systems
Harvard University - School of Education
Master's

Education

University of California, Berkeley (Symbolic Systems )

Harvard University - School of Education (Master's)

A great teacher — Fabia is an experienced tutor; she is able to pinpoint my problems in writing quickly through my speaking and writing samples. During the process of working with her, I always felt comfortable and relaxed, since she usually provided some positive comments before we waded through all my problems. Her explanation on how to differ and use certain words were very clear and impressive. She often clari ...

— Jennifer, Fremont, CA on 6/18/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $29.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Discounted rates for multiple-hour or multiple student lessons, and discounts for lesson packages. Free estimates and special deals for specific situation and needs.

Travel policy

Fabia will travel within 10 miles of Idaho Falls, ID 83402.

Background Check Status for Fabia F.

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