Over 1000 tutoring hours

Claudia V.

Bethesda, MD

$60/hr

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

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Excellent Spanish language tutor
— Nisha, Gaithersburg, MD on 7/15/15

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

Education

Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City) (Sociology)

Universidad Catolica Boliviana-International Int Harvard (MBA)

Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City) (MBA)

About Claudia

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.
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
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Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

Groups of 2 or more: discount 30%/person!

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Bethesda, MD 20817
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent Spanish language tutor"

- Nisha, Gaithersburg, MD on 7/15/15

"Patient and flexible"

- Ruth, Herndon, VA on 2/9/15

"Very professional, great tutor"

- Lena, Washington, DC on 1/12/15
Claudia replied on 1/14/2015

Thank you very much for your kind comments. I have been so enthusiastic working with your daughter, because we can comment things in German, in Spanish and not only in English. I am also learning a lot with her high level of Spanish. Her pronunciation is so good and I am glad she is interested on going to Spain and practice everyday. You all are kind and wonderful family.

"Very engaging and pleasant"

- Kathleen, Silver Spring, MD on 1/11/15
Claudia replied on 1/14/2015

Dear Kathleen,
Thank you so much for your kind comments. It has been a pleasure for me to see your interest to perfect your Spanish. It is very incentivizing to see your day-to-day interest. You are a great person and it is a great pleasure for me to work with you.

Querida Kathleen,
Muchisimas gracias por tus amables comentarios. Ha sido un gusto para mi ver tu interes por perfeccionar tu espanol. Es muy incentivante ver tu interes dia a dia. Eres una gran persona y es una gran placer para mi trabajar contigo.
Claudia

"Very knowledgeable, flexible, easy to work with, a great tutor!"

- Allyson, Gaithersburg, MD on 12/11/14
Claudia replied on 12/15/2014

Dear Allyson,

I am so thankful for your kind comments. Past weeks working with your daughter were pleasant moments that I enjoyed a lot, because she is a great student, intelligent and dedicated. I am certain that she will be very successful in the future. Thank you very much again!

Claudia

"Connects with her students"

- Phyllis, Bethesda, MD on 9/29/14

"Great tutor - get her if you can!"

- Janet, Silver Spring, MD on 7/28/14
Claudia replied on 7/29/2014

Dear Janet,
I am so grateful for your kind comments. You have been an enjoyable student as well! It has been very nice for me seeing how fast you have been understanding Spanish, speaking and reading. Your abilities are amazing! Congratulations! Let's continue with this success! A million thanks for letting me be part of this. Claudia

"Extremely good instructor!"

- Diane, Chevy Chase, MD on 7/20/14
Claudia replied on 7/29/2014

Hola Diane!

Te agradezco muchísimo tu amable recomendación. Es siempre un gusto estar contigo en las sesiones, pues compartimos muchos intereses y tu has sido muy dedicada en todas las clases. Espero que sigas leyendo y aprendiendo mas cada día. Muchas gracias de nuevo! Claudia (Hi Diane! I appreciate very much your kind recommendation. It is always a pleasure to be with you at meetings, as we share many interests and you are a very dedicated in all classes. I hope you keep reading and learning more every day. Thank you very much again!)

"Great Tutor!"

- Luz, Silver Spring, MD on 5/31/14
Claudia replied on 6/1/2014

Hola! I am so glad that your grades have been improving. You are a wonderful student: attentive, responsible, and smart. I hope you continue with your studies in Spanish, as you are very capable and prepared.

"Great SpanishTutor "

- David, Chevy Chase, MD on 4/10/14

"Ideal Tutor for Students of All Ages"

- Sylvia, Arlington, VA on 3/25/14

"Very good at explaining Spanish, kind, and builds confidence."

- Amanda, Chevy Chase, MD on 3/3/14

"Spanish lesson."

- Kelly, Bethesda, MD on 2/7/14
Claudia replied on 2/20/2014

Thank you very much for writing this kind message! Working with Bennett has been wonderful, since he is so nice and talented. He has been putting a lot of effort and seems to be enjoying the classes very much.

"Great tutor "

- Samantha, Washington, DC on 12/14/13

"Great Spanish language tutor of incredible value!!!"

- Manoj, Gaithersburg, MD on 12/6/13

"Very Knowledgable and Patient"

- Yanning, Rockville, MD on 12/5/13

"Excellent tutor"

- Patricia, Oakton, VA on 11/25/13

"Gaining Confidence in Spanish!"

- Greg, Alexandria, VA on 10/25/13

"Excellent tutor!"

- Douglas, Chevy Chase, MD on 10/7/13

"Claudia was great!!"

- Rebecca, Bethesda, MD on 9/19/13

"Great tutor, personable and responsive"

- Nadya, Rockville, MD on 9/12/13
English:
Reading, Writing
Science:
Sociology
Language:
Italian, Spanish
Elementary Education:
Reading, Study Skills
Homeschool:
Reading, Spanish,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
Italian, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

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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

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.

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

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.

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

Education

Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City) (Sociology)

Universidad Catolica Boliviana-International Int Harvard (MBA)

Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City) (MBA)

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 mate ...

— Nisha, Gaithersburg, MD on 7/15/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Groups of 2 or more: discount 30%/person!

Travel policy

Claudia will travel within 25 miles of Bethesda, MD 20817.

Background Check Status for Claudia V.

Claudia V. passed a background check on 8/3/13. The check was ordered by Claudia through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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