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

1,320 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $50

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Tiffany S.'s Photo

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

1,320 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

1,320 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Tiffany


Bio

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

I've been teaching languages for over a decade now. During undergrad, I worked as an SAT, ESL, and Spanish tutor for Varsity Tutors before deciding 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 schools in southern Mexico to private Spanish lessons for adult learners in New York, I've truly worked with every kind of...

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

I've been teaching languages for over a decade now. During undergrad, I worked as an SAT, ESL, and Spanish tutor for Varsity Tutors before deciding 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 schools in southern Mexico to private Spanish lessons for adult learners in New York, I've truly worked with every kind of student.

Aside from my degrees in Spanish and translation, I have authentic, long-term experience with the language. I started studying Spanish as a child and always with teachers who were native speakers. In college, I took linguistics courses in Madrid and eventually moved to the beautiful rural state of Chiapas, Mexico. 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.

Furthermore, I'm proud to now be working toward my second master's degree, through UMass Boston, which will be in Applied Linguistics. In my free time, I study German intensively, so I can one day pursue a Ph. D in Linguistics.

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 U.S. News, Yahoo News, College Confidential, and more.


Education

SUNY Stonybrook
Spanish Language and Literature
(Graduated) New York University
Masters
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: I'm only offering virtual classes via Zoom at this time.
  • 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, German, 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.
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, 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, SAT 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, German

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, German, 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.
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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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4.9 (416 ratings)
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Reviews

Professional, experienced, and dynamic!

I have taken a few different ESL lessons during my journey to become proficient in English, including a course at Columbia University. Thus, I got a chance to meet many teachers, but Tiffany is a special one. In my opinion, Tiffany's ability to connect with students is unique--she knows exactly what the student needs to achieve his/her goal. I like the structure of our lessons; the homework contains specific exercises that focus on improving my weaknesses. My current goal is to achieve a score of 100 on the TOEFL, and I feel I'm getting closer after every lesson with Tiffany and completing the homework she assigns, which is always customized and never overwhelming. In addition, Tiffany has a pleasant personality, a positive vibe, and a great sense of humor--all of these features make our lessons more enjoyable. If you are looking for someone who is professional, experienced, and dynamic--don't look anymore, she is right here! :)

Alexandra, 20 lessons with Tiffany

Responsive and Organized

We hired Tiffany to help our daughter with SAT Reading. Tiffany was super responsive to messages and very organized with her scheduling. She never arrived late to a session and never cancelled or rescheduled a single session. Our daughter likes her a lot and enjoyed the sessions. Tiffany provided several useful tips on strategy for attacking both the Reading and Writing sections of the SAT.

Shawn, 11 lessons with Tiffany

Great Teacher, professional and patient

The combination of Tiffany's technique-based approach and ESL teaching experience has allowed her to prepare my son for the SAT in a way that neither individual study nor group classes could have. On a personal level, Tiffany is pleasant, patient, communicative, and responsible. We highly recommend her as an SAT tutor for students who speak English as a second or third language.

Yi, 37 lessons with Tiffany

Exelente!

Haberla encontrado en este sitio ha sido genial. Tyffany, mi profesora de Ingles, es genial y muy amable, incluso divertida. Me esta ayudando a aumentar mi nivel de Ingles. Ella a sido muy buena ya que genera confianza para que yo pueda mejorar mis habilidades en el idioma. La verdad es que sus clases son muy entretenidas y divertidas. Se las recomendaría a cualquiera que quiera aprender o mejorar sus habilidades lingüísticas.

VICTOR, 9 lessons with Tiffany

Maestra detallista y constante

La maestra Tiffany , es una excelente educadora del idioma ingles, hace ejercicios tanto como en los libros y ejemplos cotidianos , me corrige cada y cuando pronuncio mal alguna palabra para darme cuenta de su verdadera pronunciacion, es muy atenta en los detalles y siempre esta al pendiente de mi trabajo en casa , es una maestra divertidad y me gusta la forma de dar sus clases 100% recomendable estudiar con ella.

Ricardo, 5 lessons with Tiffany

Knowledgeable tutor

Tiffany helped my students work on their argumentative contest. She is very knowledgeable and definitely knows how to guide the students through the whole process. I am looking forward to working with her more.

Fiona, 22 lessons with Tiffany

Effective and very kind and understanding Spanish tutor

Tiffany could not have been kinder or more understanding when my son was resistant to getting some preparation for the Spanish Regents. She was very flexible and offered to email with him first to develop a comfort level. Then they had two one-hour sessions where she taught practical, astute strategies and also built confidence. My son readily said that it was very helpful for him and shared the strategies he learned with excitement. I would definitely recommend Tiffany, both for her expertise and her wonderful people skills.

Dolores, 4 lessons with Tiffany

Mastery of Spanish with a kind heart

We reviewed a poetic song that I had written in Spanish. Tiffany kindly pointed out both spelling and grammar mistakes I made. Overall, the experience was informative and delightful!

Natividad, 2 lessons with Tiffany

Very informative and strategic

I've been going to Tiffany for SAT/ACT Reading and Writing & Language and she's helped me so much by introducing and improving strategies on each section. So far, she's helped me increases my ACT English and Reading score by 5 points in the span of 4 lessons!

Camila, 20 lessons with Tiffany
Hourly Rate: $50
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