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Tiffany S.

U.S. News Writer; Certified EFL, Spanish Teacher with M.S. Translation

U.S. News Writer; Certified EFL, Spanish Teacher with M.S. Translation

$45/hour

  • 930 hours tutoring

About Tiffany


Bio

*I'm only available for ONLINE lessons at this time.*

I've been tutoring for over a decade, starting in high school. In college, I worked as an SAT, ESL & Spanish tutor for Varsity Tutors, and then I decided to go out on my own. I've instructed countless students, both in the U.S. and abroad, who have struggled with grasping a foreign language. From English instruction at a university in southern Mexico to private Spanish lessons for adult learners in New York, I've truly worked with every...

*I'm only available for ONLINE lessons at this time.*

I've been tutoring for over a decade, starting in high school. In college, I worked as an SAT, ESL & Spanish tutor for Varsity Tutors, and then I decided to go out on my own. I've instructed countless students, both in the U.S. and abroad, who have struggled with grasping a foreign language. From English instruction at a university in southern Mexico to private Spanish lessons for adult learners in New York, I've truly worked with every kind of student.

I love tutoring because it allows me to get to know my students closely and to cater to their individual needs, which is more difficult in a classroom setting. My main goal is for my students to develop critical thinking skills that are essential to language learning but can also be transferred to other areas of life, such as college, the workplace, and the personal realm.

Aside from my degrees in Spanish and translation, I have authentic, long-term experience with the language. I started studying Spanish as a child, always with teachers who were native speakers. In college, I took linguistics courses in Madrid and eventually moved to the rural state of Chiapas, Mexico after my undergrad studies. I've been teaching in Mexico for 5+ years, and I'm very passionate about my work. There's nothing like learning a language from someone who lives where it's spoken and can tell you about the culture firsthand.

If you're interested in English writing or reading classes, I can assist you with that, as well. I've always prided myself on getting an 800 on the SAT Writing. Other than test scores, though, what speaks to my English skills is my long history of online articles. My informative pieces on writing, college admissions, and the SAT have been published on websites like College Confidential, U.S. News, Accepted, and more.

I look forward to meeting you!


Education

SUNY Stonybrook
Spanish
City college of New York University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $45
  • Rate details: At this time, I am only able to offer online lessons.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/23/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Spanish,

Spanish

Aside from my degrees in Spanish and translation, I have authentic, long-term experience with the language. I started studying Spanish at age 10, always with teachers who were native speakers. I spent a summer studying linguistics in Madrid and eventually moved to the rural state of Chiapas, Mexico, after my undergrad studies. There I lived on a small diary ranch, learning and using Spanish everyday to complete my tasks as an agricultural worker. I still use my Spanish frequently as a self-employed document translator.
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

My undergrad education classes required familiarity with and analysis of the Common Core standards. We had to create sample lessons for Spanish and English classes in line with the Common Core. Also, as a substitute teacher in the Huntington public schools, I gained first-hand experience with Common Core through teaching the lessons the regular teachers left me.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

I've subbed at public primary schools in the Huntington school district. At these grade levels, and especially in the kindergarten classes, handwriting is practiced on a daily basis. The students are given lined white boards, markers, and erasers to practice letters and words upon the teacher's dictation. I taught these type of classes about 3 times a week.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My undergrad degree required coursework in Educational Psych. As an experienced teacher, I am aware of the different learning styles--visual, auditory, etc.--and how to recognize them in my students. A visual learner can benefit from drawing pictures and charts to prepare for a test; an auditory learner can benefit from reading notes aloud or having notes read to him/her.
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

IELTS,

IELTS

I have five years' professional experience teaching English as a second language to students in New York and Mexico. I have been tutoring one of my students specifically in IELTS prep for more than a year. My degrees in Spanish linguistics and translation have allowed me to pick up effective techniques for learning another language, and my experience as an educator has shown me the best techniques for teaching another language.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I was a former English teacher in Mexico and private TOEFL tutor in Mexico.
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Handwriting,

Handwriting

I've subbed at public primary schools in the Huntington school district. At these grade levels, and especially in the kindergarten classes, handwriting is practiced on a daily basis. The students are given lined white boards, markers, and erasers to practice letters and words upon the teacher's dictation. I taught these type of classes about 3 times a week.
Spanish,

Spanish

Aside from my degrees in Spanish and translation, I have authentic, long-term experience with the language. I started studying Spanish at age 10, always with teachers who were native speakers. I spent a summer studying linguistics in Madrid and eventually moved to the rural state of Chiapas, Mexico, after my undergrad studies. There I lived on a small diary ranch, learning and using Spanish everyday to complete my tasks as an agricultural worker. I still use my Spanish frequently as a self-employed document translator.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My undergrad degree required coursework in Educational Psych. As an experienced teacher, I am aware of the different learning styles--visual, auditory, etc.--and how to recognize them in my students. A visual learner can benefit from drawing pictures and charts to prepare for a test; an auditory learner can benefit from reading notes aloud or having notes read to him/her.
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Spelling, Writing

Language

IELTS,

IELTS

I have five years' professional experience teaching English as a second language to students in New York and Mexico. I have been tutoring one of my students specifically in IELTS prep for more than a year. My degrees in Spanish linguistics and translation have allowed me to pick up effective techniques for learning another language, and my experience as an educator has shown me the best techniques for teaching another language.
Spanish,

Spanish

Aside from my degrees in Spanish and translation, I have authentic, long-term experience with the language. I started studying Spanish at age 10, always with teachers who were native speakers. I spent a summer studying linguistics in Madrid and eventually moved to the rural state of Chiapas, Mexico, after my undergrad studies. There I lived on a small diary ranch, learning and using Spanish everyday to complete my tasks as an agricultural worker. I still use my Spanish frequently as a self-employed document translator.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I was a former English teacher in Mexico and private TOEFL tutor in Mexico.
ESL/ESOL

Most Popular

Spanish,

Spanish

Aside from my degrees in Spanish and translation, I have authentic, long-term experience with the language. I started studying Spanish at age 10, always with teachers who were native speakers. I spent a summer studying linguistics in Madrid and eventually moved to the rural state of Chiapas, Mexico, after my undergrad studies. There I lived on a small diary ranch, learning and using Spanish everyday to complete my tasks as an agricultural worker. I still use my Spanish frequently as a self-employed document translator.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My undergrad degree required coursework in Educational Psych. As an experienced teacher, I am aware of the different learning styles--visual, auditory, etc.--and how to recognize them in my students. A visual learner can benefit from drawing pictures and charts to prepare for a test; an auditory learner can benefit from reading notes aloud or having notes read to him/her.
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have tutored around 10 different students in college application essay writing, as well as on how to use online search engines and printed books to find colleges that fit their needs. I have also written many different articles about college admissions, SAT and ACT scores, application essays, and tips for a successful semester. These articles have been published on U.S. News, Fast Web, College Confidential, and other websites designed for new college students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My undergrad degree required coursework in Educational Psych. As an experienced teacher, I am aware of the different learning styles--visual, auditory, etc.--and how to recognize them in my students. A visual learner can benefit from drawing pictures and charts to prepare for a test; an auditory learner can benefit from reading notes aloud or having notes read to him/her.
ESL/ESOL

Special Needs

Speech,

Speech

My degrees in Spanish (B.A.) and Translation (M.S.) have required coursework in phonetics and phonology. These subjects look at the human anatomy required to articulate sounds and the brain's role in allowing the mouth and respiratory system to produce such sounds. As a foreign language teacher, I'm aware of how to produce the phonemes needed to speak another language and how to explain the way proper pronunciation is achieved.
Study Skills

Study Skills

My undergrad degree required coursework in Educational Psych. As an experienced teacher, I am aware of the different learning styles--visual, auditory, etc.--and how to recognize them in my students. A visual learner can benefit from drawing pictures and charts to prepare for a test; an auditory learner can benefit from reading notes aloud or having notes read to him/her.

Summer

Spanish,

Spanish

Aside from my degrees in Spanish and translation, I have authentic, long-term experience with the language. I started studying Spanish at age 10, always with teachers who were native speakers. I spent a summer studying linguistics in Madrid and eventually moved to the rural state of Chiapas, Mexico, after my undergrad studies. There I lived on a small diary ranch, learning and using Spanish everyday to complete my tasks as an agricultural worker. I still use my Spanish frequently as a self-employed document translator.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My undergrad degree required coursework in Educational Psych. As an experienced teacher, I am aware of the different learning styles--visual, auditory, etc.--and how to recognize them in my students. A visual learner can benefit from drawing pictures and charts to prepare for a test; an auditory learner can benefit from reading notes aloud or having notes read to him/her.
ESL/ESOL, GED, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have tutored around 10 different students in college application essay writing, as well as on how to use online search engines and printed books to find colleges that fit their needs. I have also written many different articles about college admissions, SAT and ACT scores, application essays, and tips for a successful semester. These articles have been published on U.S. News, Fast Web, College Confidential, and other websites designed for new college students.
Common Core,

Common Core

My undergrad education classes required familiarity with and analysis of the Common Core standards. We had to create sample lessons for Spanish and English classes in line with the Common Core. Also, as a substitute teacher in the Huntington public schools, I gained first-hand experience with Common Core through teaching the lessons the regular teachers left me.
IELTS,

IELTS

I have five years' professional experience teaching English as a second language to students in New York and Mexico. I have been tutoring one of my students specifically in IELTS prep for more than a year. My degrees in Spanish linguistics and translation have allowed me to pick up effective techniques for learning another language, and my experience as an educator has shown me the best techniques for teaching another language.
Regents,

Regents

I am instructing my long-term student G. how to prepare for the Spanish regents next month. I have close familiarity with the Spanish and English Regents, thanks to my undergrad education classes and first-hand tutoring experience. The online availability of past Regents exams makes it a subject that is easy to learn about and provide authentic practice material to students.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I was a former English teacher in Mexico and private TOEFL tutor in Mexico.
GED

Examples of Expertise


Tiffany has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Muy Bien! Highly recommend!

Tiffany is an incredible teacher. I currently have a primal grasp of Spanish and attempting to learn to better communicate with my partner's family. Tiffany's lessons are fun, as she mixes conversational styles of learning while keeping traditional exercises light, enjoyable and educational. She's able to give history and clarification as needed. I highly recommend her!

Michael, 13 lessons with Tiffany

Would love to work with Tiffany again.

Tiffany is very detail and motivating. She helped me gather my thoughts and helped my thought process flow. I would love to work with her again. I'm setting up another appointment with Tiffany before the end of the week.

Sonia, 2 lessons with Tiffany

Great Tutor!

Tiffany is a pleasure to work with. She is knowledgable and detail oriented. I defiantly recommend Tiffany if you need to improve your speech and presentation skills.

Liya, 8 lessons with Tiffany

Five Star Tutor

I am so impressed with Tiffany. She knows the dialects of different country including different word usages. Her teaching is structured with a textbook which I appreciate and like. Tiff is enthusiastic and always on time. I’m old, but she’s patient with me. Thank goodness. Even though she is young, she’s a seasoned pro with passion. I definitely recommend her. FYI. Her picture on Wyzant does not do justice.

Jay, 3 lessons with Tiffany

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

I've had the pleasure of working with Tiffany for almost 2 months now and what I enjoy the most is her patience and flexibility in working with an adult student especially at this stage in my Spanish learning journey. She frequently responds straightaway when I have a question or concern. During our lessons she's friendly, calm and let's me take my time. I'm looking forward to partnering with Tiffany to see how far we can take this thing!

Lauren, 21 lessons with Tiffany

Great Tutor!

Tiffany is a pleasure to work with. She is knowledgable and detail oriented. I defiantly recommend Tiffany if you need to improve your speech and presentation skills.

Liya, 8 lessons with Tiffany

Patient

Tiffany helped me work on my YouTube language teaching projects. She gave me some good ideas and guidances. Her voice is nice. Looking forward to the following classes!

Kelly, 26 lessons with Tiffany

PHENOMENAL!

Tiffany is absolutely incredible! She always takes so much time to really walk me through each lesson and ensure that I’m understanding all of it. Really goes at an easy-going pace and is so sweet throughout it all! She’s been my tutor for 3 months now and I’m already feeling so confident with speaking and understanding Spanish!

Amber, 67 lessons with Tiffany

Patient

Tiffany helped me work on my YouTube language teaching projects. She gave me some good ideas and guidances. Her voice is nice. Looking forward to the following classes!

Kelly, 26 lessons with Tiffany
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