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Claudia V.

Certified Native Spanish All Levels:HW & Test Prep/Conv.Skills

Certified Native Spanish All Levels:HW & Test Prep/Conv.Skills

$80/hour

  • 1,985 hours tutoring

  • Bethesda, MD 20817

About Claudia


Bio

Last year, I was honored with a ranking in the top 250 of more than 72,000 WyzAnt tutors nationwide.
I have been tutoring and teaching Spanish in the Washington area 15+ years and worked at the United Nations (UNHCR) for six years, as translator, interpreter and teacher. As a teacher, I also participated for 4 years at FLES (Foreign Language in Elementary Schools) at Montgomery County Public Schools. I have mentored high school students AP/SAT and IB, as well as diplomats, development...

Last year, I was honored with a ranking in the top 250 of more than 72,000 WyzAnt tutors nationwide.
I have been tutoring and teaching Spanish in the Washington area 15+ years and worked at the United Nations (UNHCR) for six years, as translator, interpreter and teacher. As a teacher, I also participated for 4 years at FLES (Foreign Language in Elementary Schools) at Montgomery County Public Schools. I have mentored high school students AP/SAT and IB, as well as diplomats, development specialists in one-on-one training. Many of my former students are now successful professionals in Latin American countries, working with local counterparts. A large portion of my students have been highly rated in their Spanish language tests (U.S. government), required to pass and secure related jobs here with the State Department or overseas in Spanish speaking countries. Spanish lessons from my home via Skype is another possibility in case you are interested.

Teaching Spanish in other countries has been also part of my assets, because as a native Spanish speaker, I acknowledge the challenges of learning a foreign language. since I am also fluent in English, German and Italian. I volunteer as an interpreter for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

TUTORING LOCATIONS:
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*In the convenience and comfort of your own home (certain locations only, please email your street name and zip code to find out if it is within my travel range, may required minimum of 90 minutes per session).

*I also like to meet at the Davis or Bethesda Public Library: Friday afternoons and Saturdays. Please contact me for specific times and information (60 minutes per session minimum).

*Open to other location suggestions, or I could go to your office during lunch time.

* Skype lessons according to my availability.

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GENERAL TUTORING HOURS:

Because I tutor a large number of students, my availability is limited.

I am available from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Thursday, and 11:30 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday. I am also happy to meet students for late sessions, 8:00 to 10:00 pm Monday through Thursday.

I am typically booked from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Monday through Thursday, though I can sometimes accommodate one-time requests during those times. If these are the only times that work for you, please message me anyway, and I may be able to accommodate you if another client cancels.


Education

Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City)
Sociology
Universidad Catolica Boliviana-International Int Harvard
MBA
Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City)
MBA

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $80
  • Rate details: Groups of 2 or more: discount 30%/person!
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Bethesda, MD 20817
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/23/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Spanish,

Spanish

I have been teaching Spanish in other countries, and have long years of experience tutoring high school students AP/SAT, as well as adults working at the United Nations (UNHCR) for six years, as translator, interpreter and teacher. I worked for 5 years in FLES (Foreign Language Elementary School) all around Montgomery County. I have a degree in Sociology and M.A. in Political Science.
Italian

Elementary Education

Study Skills

Study Skills

I am certified in Psychology & Counseling (George Washington University), Social and Behavioral Sciences. I have a Master's in Education and participated in different conferences and research programs in multiple universities across the nation.

History

Sociology

Sociology

I have a bachelor and master degree in Sociology and Public Policies. With more that 15 years of experience in social research, I have acquire all needed knowledge to advise and evaluate projects in multiple areas of public/private interest. I taught Sociology of Education, Methodology and Research Techniques as well as Latin American History in different universities in Mexico, El Salvador and in Bolivia.

Homeschool

Spanish,

Spanish

I have been teaching Spanish in other countries, and have long years of experience tutoring high school students AP/SAT, as well as adults working at the United Nations (UNHCR) for six years, as translator, interpreter and teacher. I worked for 5 years in FLES (Foreign Language Elementary School) all around Montgomery County. I have a degree in Sociology and M.A. in Political Science.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I am certified in Psychology & Counseling (George Washington University), Social and Behavioral Sciences. I have a Master's in Education and participated in different conferences and research programs in multiple universities across the nation.

Language

Spanish,

Spanish

I have been teaching Spanish in other countries, and have long years of experience tutoring high school students AP/SAT, as well as adults working at the United Nations (UNHCR) for six years, as translator, interpreter and teacher. I worked for 5 years in FLES (Foreign Language Elementary School) all around Montgomery County. I have a degree in Sociology and M.A. in Political Science.
Italian

Most Popular

Spanish,

Spanish

I have been teaching Spanish in other countries, and have long years of experience tutoring high school students AP/SAT, as well as adults working at the United Nations (UNHCR) for six years, as translator, interpreter and teacher. I worked for 5 years in FLES (Foreign Language Elementary School) all around Montgomery County. I have a degree in Sociology and M.A. in Political Science.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I am certified in Psychology & Counseling (George Washington University), Social and Behavioral Sciences. I have a Master's in Education and participated in different conferences and research programs in multiple universities across the nation.

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I am certified in Psychology & Counseling (George Washington University)and Social and Behavioral Sciences Diploma. I am also a member of the American College Counseling Association. As an active conference participant and social science research fellow in different colleges and universities, I have had the opportunity to acquire additional expertise on vocational training, and expand a valuable practice/research network with multiple counseling centers.
Sociology,

Sociology

I have a bachelor and master degree in Sociology and Public Policies. With more that 15 years of experience in social research, I have acquire all needed knowledge to advise and evaluate projects in multiple areas of public/private interest. I taught Sociology of Education, Methodology and Research Techniques as well as Latin American History in different universities in Mexico, El Salvador and in Bolivia.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I am certified in Psychology & Counseling (George Washington University), Social and Behavioral Sciences. I have a Master's in Education and participated in different conferences and research programs in multiple universities across the nation.

Science

Sociology

Sociology

I have a bachelor and master degree in Sociology and Public Policies. With more that 15 years of experience in social research, I have acquire all needed knowledge to advise and evaluate projects in multiple areas of public/private interest. I taught Sociology of Education, Methodology and Research Techniques as well as Latin American History in different universities in Mexico, El Salvador and in Bolivia.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I am certified in Psychology & Counseling (George Washington University), Social and Behavioral Sciences. I have a Master's in Education and participated in different conferences and research programs in multiple universities across the nation.

Summer

Spanish,

Spanish

I have been teaching Spanish in other countries, and have long years of experience tutoring high school students AP/SAT, as well as adults working at the United Nations (UNHCR) for six years, as translator, interpreter and teacher. I worked for 5 years in FLES (Foreign Language Elementary School) all around Montgomery County. I have a degree in Sociology and M.A. in Political Science.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am certified in Psychology & Counseling (George Washington University), Social and Behavioral Sciences. I have a Master's in Education and participated in different conferences and research programs in multiple universities across the nation.
Italian

Test Preparation

College Counseling

College Counseling

I am certified in Psychology & Counseling (George Washington University)and Social and Behavioral Sciences Diploma. I am also a member of the American College Counseling Association. As an active conference participant and social science research fellow in different colleges and universities, I have had the opportunity to acquire additional expertise on vocational training, and expand a valuable practice/research network with multiple counseling centers.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Very Helpful

Claudia has already, with just a few lessons, helped Ryan to gain aptitude in Spanish. After first lesson, he got 100% on his following test. Thank you Claudia

Esther, 9 lessons with Claudia

A wonderful teacher

Claudia is a terrific tutor--accommodating and patient. She taught me Spanish 3 and prepared me to take the exam which involved a great deal of grammar, cultural knowledge and vocabulary.

Peter, 78 lessons with Claudia

Kind, Expert Spanish Tutor

Claudia reviewed course material for the entire academic year with my son in preparation for his final exam. This review was extremely helpful with identifying areas of strength and weakness. My son felt very comfortable with Claudia and recommends her to others.

Beverly, 1 lesson with Claudia

Patient and helpful

Claudia has helped my daughter with IB2 Spanish. My daughter's conversational and writing skills have greatly improved with Claudia's help; she is now even considering to continue Spanish (very unlikely before Claudia) in college.

Letitia, 17 lessons with Claudia

Excellent at explaining tricky concepts!

Claudia has done a wonderful job of keeping my son, who has memory and attention issues, caught up with the class. He is well prepared for every test!

Emily, 26 lessons with Claudia

Outstanding Spanish Tutor

Claudia has been an outstanding, warm and reliable tutor and mentor to my daughter, who is in advanced level Spanish classes in high school. While my daughter was doing reasonably well in classes before meeting Claudia, she did not have a passion for the language and viewed her Spanish skills as a weakness. Claudia has brought to my daughter the joy of understanding a foreign language thoroughly, and now by daughter excels in class and has seen considerable improvement in performance on her AP/SAT subject tests in Spanish. Thanks so much to Claudia!

Ernesto, 40 lessons with Claudia

Effective tutor and a nice lady

My son was far behind in Spanish in 8th grade. He was getting C- six months ago. Then I found Claudia through WyzAnt. He started working with her about four months ago once a week and then ramped up to twice a week, except for a couple of months in the summer when he was away. Now he is 6 weeks into 9th grade. His grades are in the 90th-95th percentile. This week he go extra credit for his composition. We are very happy with the result. Plus, Claudia is just a very nice person to work with. And she is always flexible and does her best to accommodate changing schedules. A great professional.

Jing, 168 lessons with Claudia

Excellent Spanish language tutor

Claudia was a real help to my daughter in securing an A grade for her Spanish 4 class in her University. I found Claudia under WyzAnt tutoring. I was not sure if tutoring will help my daughter as it is a college course but her first class with Claudia proved me that my daughter was in good hands. Claudia was very prompt and flexible with her schedule. She was very knowledgeable in the subject material of Spanish and helped my daughter extensively. My daughter started loving Spanish language after taking classes with Claudia. She made a significant progress in speaking Spanish. Thank-you very much Claudia for helping my daughter in her success with Spanish at the college and more importantly helping her in developing an interest in the Spanish language! I would definitely recommend Claudia to anyone who needs Spanish tutoring.

Nisha, 11 lessons with Claudia

Patient and flexible

12/16/13: We particularly like it that Claudia speaks a lot of Spanish during our lessons even though we are beginners. It's helping us get used to the sound of spoken Spanish. She is very flexible too, which helps with our busy schedules. 3/19/14: We are understanding spoken Spanish more and more. Last time, I realized I am understanding whole sentences, not just groups of words! 7/21/2014: We are starting to have small conversations using the words we are learning. It's a challenge but shows that I am learning more than I realized. 8/25/2014: There are fewer and fewer words I can't understand even when Claudia is speaking at a normal rate. It's very encouraging! 10/7/2014: We just got back from vacation in Italy and I was able to write a 2-page essay on our trip in Spanish. I would not have believed I could do that when I started - not quite a year ago! 12/22/14: We are reviewing some grammar and learning new tenses. Some structures in Spanish are unusual but the examples Claudia provides helps make them very clear. 1/17/2015: The homework assignments are especially useful and plentiful. I think I am finally getting the difference between past and imperfect from doing the latest homework! 2/8/2015: I am starting to understand more words and phrases on the radio which is a great step forward for understanding spoken Spanish. I am sure that is due to Claudia's speaking it so much during our lessons. She is very patient with my mistakes which encourages me to keep trying.

Ruth, 38 lessons with Claudia
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