Fun Spanish and English for all levels, ages and learning styles
Fun Spanish and English for all levels, ages and learning styles
I am Carina and hold a Master's in Education from Lesley College, MA. I was born in Argentina. I have been studying English since I was 4. I used to teach English there until I moved to the US in 1996. Since then I have been teaching Spanish both in language institutes in New York city and close to my current home in Newburgh, NY. I love languages, teaching and people. I am fully bilingual and I live a bilingual life raising my daughter who is ten and my son who is 3 years old as...
I am Carina and hold a Master's in Education from Lesley College, MA. I was born in Argentina. I have been studying English since I was 4. I used to teach English there until I moved to the US in 1996. Since then I have been teaching Spanish both in language institutes in New York city and close to my current home in Newburgh, NY. I love languages, teaching and people. I am fully bilingual and I live a bilingual life raising my daughter who is ten and my son who is 3 years old as I expose them to both Spanish and American languages and cultures daily.
I believe everybody regardless of age and experience can learn if I respect the student's needs, pace and learning style , and if I tap into his or her interests, likes and strengths. Covering a comprehensive approach that includes speaking, reading, writing and listening is necessary since these four areas of knowledge feed off each other. Knowledge, fun, flexibility, resourcefulness, creativity together with the specific teaching strategies and attitudes will guarantee an effective pleasant experience for the student.
I encourage, I model, I give feedback, I challenge, I praise, I reward as needed. I welcome mistakes since I see them as opportunities to learn. I take advantage of as many chances as possible to provide cultural information to give a context and to enrich the learning as well. I give homework because I know practice produces learning and learning reinforces motivation.
I can't wait to meet you, my new student!
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An amazing Spanish tutor!
I have been working over the past months with Carina to improve my oral proficiency in Spanish. In my time with her, we talk about a variety of topics and role play scenarios that would be included in an exam, like the OPI. Carina reviews grammar in a way that is always clear and she introduces me to new vocabulary and idiomatic expressions. It is difficult to sum up what a great experience I have had working with Carina - she is a creative, patient and accommodating teacher who motivates and strives to work with you towards reaching your goals in the Spanish language. Without a doubt, I highly recommend Carina!!Kara, 37 lessons with Carina
To Be and Accents
We covered "to be", various verb uses and conjugations. Lessons are going well. Carina is helping to back up what I already know and don’t know!! Carina has a helpful and thoughtful style of teaching.Michael, 9 lessons with Carina
Attentive and Knowledgeable Tutor!
Everything was great as usual! We discussed the main points for TOEFL speaking part and also practiced with reading part. Thanks a lot!Alena, 19 lessons with Carina
Great Spanish teacher
I have been taking classes with Carina for several months now. Carina is an excellent Spanish teacher- she adapts the classes to your individual interests and needs and it never gets boring. I can highly recommend her!Kathrin , 37 lessons with Carina
One amazing teacher!
As good as it gets. Combines grammar and conversational in the most creative and engaging way. I am looking forward to our next session. I am finally able to overcome my fear of speaking Spanish. Bravo Carina!Tsipi, 16 lessons with CarinaTutor responded:
Muchas gracias, Tsipi! With a committed student like you it's very easy and fun!
Amazing: Knowledgable, Helpful and Incredibly Interesting
Carina is an excellent tutor. She is able to tailor our lessons to the exact areas I need most help in and knows how to make our discussions both interesting and funEthan, 14 lessons with Carina
She was very patient with my girls, which had a lot of question.
My girls loved her, it as the first class and they were so comfortable with her. They asked question and Carina made it easy for them to understand each and one of the words and sentences , she gave the girls. Carina played with the girls has they learned Spanish. I'm very pleased with the lessons, can't wait for more classes for girls to learn.Martha, 16 lessons with Carina
Excellent tutor who tailors lessons to the student's needs
I really enjoyed my first class with Carina. We jumped straight in, translating some phrases I prepared in advance allowing Carina to tailor the class specifically to my needs. I liked that Carina also broke down each phrase explaining the pronouns, verbs, adjectives with different examples which will allow me to build upon this lesson. My extended family is Argentinian so she also highlighted differences in Argentinian Spanish which was very helpful. We did this lesson via Skype which I found to be an effective communication method. It is helpful that Carina writes down the Spanish words on a whiteboard during the lesson. Looking forward to learning more with Carina in future lessons.Arlene, 55 lessons with Carina
Amazing tutor! Very patient and flexible
I started one-to-one lessons with Carina several months ago. I would come to her home and we would have one-hour sessions twice a week. She was very flexible about the content and pace. A regular textbook approach didn’t work for me, because of my specific situation (especially because I would like to learn Argentine Spanish rather than Central American pronunciation - Carina can help with both). Carina made me feel very comfortable with my level of knowledge so that I could speak more and then slowly helped me to improve. She corrects my grammar and vocabulary in a way that helps me to learn better. My Spanish has significantly improved since I started taking classes with her! Later on we switched to Skype lessons. I didn’t think of Skype as a good way to learn Spanish before, but now I see how much more convenient it is. I will soon be moving to a different state and plan to continue our Skype lessons. Thank you, Carina, for all your help!Valentina, 19 lessons with Carina
Great tutor/teacher. Very patient and flexible.
I have been studying Spanish with Carina for several months now. She is very professional, patient and engaging as a teacher. We often do a mix of speaking and writing exercises. I have my own workbook that I work from, but our sessions are geared towards what I want to focus on mostly. When I have no clue what to do, she always has suggestions. She stays on top of me about grammar, pronunciation and using new vocabulary which is important for speaking a new language. I feel that I am becoming more confident in my knowledge and ability to speak without too much hesitation. Additionally, her rates are reasonable. She even offers Skype as an option which provides flexibility when in a time crunch. I tried another tutor in the area before finding her, and knew from the first session that it was a great fit for me. I highly recommend Carina!Marcy, 64 lessons with Carina