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Jorge A.

Spanish native speaker, bilingual in English

Spanish native speaker, bilingual in English

$30/hour

  • 157 hours tutoring

About Jorge


Bio

Hi,
my name is Jorge A. (also, Mr. A.). I am originally from Avilés, Asturias, in Northern Spain. I am a native speaker of Spanish. I came to the United States of America after graduating with a BA in English at the Universidad de Oviedo, in Spain, where I concentrated my research on English Renaissance literature, especially on William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, John Dryden, Aphra Behn, Elkanah Settle, Lodowick Carlell, etc. In Western Massachusetts, I took some graduate courses on...

Hi,
my name is Jorge A. (also, Mr. A.). I am originally from Avilés, Asturias, in Northern Spain. I am a native speaker of Spanish. I came to the United States of America after graduating with a BA in English at the Universidad de Oviedo, in Spain, where I concentrated my research on English Renaissance literature, especially on William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, John Dryden, Aphra Behn, Elkanah Settle, Lodowick Carlell, etc. In Western Massachusetts, I took some graduate courses on language acquisition and methodology over a year in order to be granted my teaching diploma (CAP or Certificado de Aptitud Pedagógica) in my home country by transferring the credits. At the University of Massachusetts-Amherst , I continued my studies and obtained my Masters in Hispanic Literature and Linguistics, with a concentration on the Spanish literature of the Golden Age, especially Lope de Vega. After that, I transferred to the University of Chicago, where I completed my Ph. D in Spanish, with a concentration on the works of Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote. I never abandoned my studies at the Universidad de Oviedo and I completed a PhD in English, with a concentration on the English adaptations of Spanish plays during the reign of King Charles II in the second half of the seventeenth century.
Outside my graduate work, I like to extend my academic research to issues related to teaching and education. As my résumé will show in further detail, over the last nineteen years, I have worked hard to complement my teaching experience with theoretical knowledge on teaching and language acquisition. In the past, the University of Chicago has invited me to talk about my experience as an international instructor working across divisions in the College. Recently, I have been selected by the NHAWLT (New Hampshire Association of World Language Teachers) to give three lectures about the use of creative writing in order to teach culture in the L2 in the Spanish classroom, about how to address racism and cultural stereotypes


Education

Universidad de Oviedo, Spain
English
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Masters
University of Chicago
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $30
  • Rate details: I charge $40 per hour for in-person sessions. I will also reduce my fees to $35 per hour if I tutor in-person two hours in a row the same day. For my online sessions, I charge $30 per hour.
  • Lesson cancellation: 5 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Spanish,

Spanish

I think I can help you with Spanish. I work with all kinds of levels and interests.
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Portuguese, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

History

American History, European History, Geography

Homeschool

Spanish,

Spanish

I think I can help you with Spanish. I work with all kinds of levels and interests.
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing

Language

Spanish,

Spanish

I think I can help you with Spanish. I work with all kinds of levels and interests.
ESL/ESOL, Portuguese

Most Popular

Spanish,

Spanish

I think I can help you with Spanish. I work with all kinds of levels and interests.
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL, Geography

Summer

Spanish,

Spanish

I think I can help you with Spanish. I work with all kinds of levels and interests.
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading

Examples of Expertise


Jorge has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Knowledgeable and fun tutor

Jorge has been tutoring my 14 year old son for couple of weeks now. He is knowledgeable, patient and fun. My son enjoys attending his sessions and says that Jorge makes learning Spanish fun. Jorge covers the beginning Spanish concepts and provides needed exercises for him. He provides extra practices to do after the session to make sure my son learns the concepts and goes over these the following session.

Unal, 16 lessons with Jorge
Tutor responded:

Thanks, Unal. It is a pleasure to work with Ahmed. He is an intelligent boy.

Very knowledgable, friendly. Great guy.

First meeting: Went over fundamentals (Ser, Estar, Tener) I hadn't covered since 30 years ago. Really useful! Jorge and I spoke (to the extent I could) in Spanish, which was great. It gave me a sense of where I'm at and where I need to go to master the language going forward. Really looking forward to next meeting.

Mike, 34 lessons with Jorge

Excellent Spanish Tutor

Jorge has been tutoring my daughter for the last month. She is in a 6th-grade Spanish dual immersion program. Jorge has been able to help her with grammar rules and academic vocabulary. He looks over her assignments and practices conversation with her. He is a native Spanish speaker and also speaks English well. Jorge is personable, friendly, and dependable.

Michelle, 13 lessons with Jorge
Tutor responded:

Thanks, Michelle. I enjoy tutoring your daughter very much. She is great and is improving her oral skills a lot.

GREAT TUTOR

Jorge gave my daughter a lesson that really helped her to visualize what she was learning about. He was very patient and that made her very comfortable to talk a lot more!

Carissa, 1 lesson with Jorge
Tutor responded:

Thanks, Carissa. Please let me know when you want to schedule another lesson.

meets students where they are at

My son has been working with Jorge now for a few weeks. Jorge took the time to get to know my son and how he learns best. He found things of common interest between the two of them and uses them as examples when teaching. Jorge challenges him (a good thing!), yet also makes sure he understands the current concept before moving on. He provides him with content to use for practice between lessons as well. My son looks forward to his sessions with Jorge. I would strongly recommend him as a Spanish mentor / tutor. He is very qualified and quite approachable!

Wendy, 21 lessons with Jorge
Tutor responded:

Thanks, Wendy, for your nice words. I am always looking forward to working with your son. He is a really good student and he is improving a lot.

Communicative and patient

We studied irregular verbs--which are extremely difficult to absorb. Jorge and I reviewed common irregular verbs and used them in sentences.

Alison, 9 lessons with Jorge
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