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Claudia S.

Experienced ESL/Spanish teacher, all levels all ages

Experienced ESL/Spanish teacher, all levels all ages

$50/hour

  • 401 hours tutoring

  • Portland, OR 97229

"Knowledgeable, effective and positive"

Brenda, 21 lessons with Claudia

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About Claudia


Bio

I have been teaching ESL and Spanish for over 15 years. I am also fluent in Italian. I have taught in elementary schools as well as at the University of Southern California. I have a TESOL degree and have also done extensive translations. I have a lot of experience with one-on-one tutoring as well. I am passionate about teaching and helping students succeed.
Language fluency: Spanish, English, Italian, and Papiamento

Educational Background: Bachelor of Arts from the University of California...

I have been teaching ESL and Spanish for over 15 years. I am also fluent in Italian. I have taught in elementary schools as well as at the University of Southern California. I have a TESOL degree and have also done extensive translations. I have a lot of experience with one-on-one tutoring as well. I am passionate about teaching and helping students succeed.
Language fluency: Spanish, English, Italian, and Papiamento

Educational Background: Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Santa Barbara
Teaching English as a Second Language Credential (TESOL) from UCLA

Work Experience: I have been an ESL tutor and TOEFL preparation instructor in Italy; an Elementary school teacher, 4th grade at The International School of Curacao (Caribbean); an ESL instructor at PAPIA institute, teaching children from K-8th grade in Curacao; a Spanish instructor to doctors in Curacao; a Spanish instructor at the University of Southern California (USC); an ESL instructor at USC; and an ESL instructor at EF Language Institute in California, teaching ESL to international high school and college students. I also worked with Hap Palmer as a songwriter. I translated two educational CDS from English to Spanish.


Education

UC Santa Barbara
undergrad
UCLA
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 8 miles of Portland, OR 97229
  • Lesson cancellation: 5 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/17/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

ESL teaching certificate Have taught all levels
Grammar, Italian, Proofreading, Spanish

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught both 1st grade and 4th grade in a private elementary school. I have also taught ESL to children in various schools. I have a TESOL credential. To earn this, I had to student teach at an elementary school as well.
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

ESL teaching certificate Have taught all levels
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught both 1st grade and 4th grade in a private elementary school. I have also taught ESL to children in various schools. I have a TESOL credential. To earn this, I had to student teach at an elementary school as well.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

ESL teaching certificate Have taught all levels
English, Reading, Spanish, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

ESL teaching certificate Have taught all levels
Italian, Spanish, TOEFL

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught both 1st grade and 4th grade in a private elementary school. I have also taught ESL to children in various schools. I have a TESOL credential. To earn this, I had to student teach at an elementary school as well.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

ESL teaching certificate Have taught all levels
English, Reading, Spanish

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

ESL teaching certificate Have taught all levels

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught both 1st grade and 4th grade in a private elementary school. I have also taught ESL to children in various schools. I have a TESOL credential. To earn this, I had to student teach at an elementary school as well.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

ESL teaching certificate Have taught all levels
Italian, Reading, Spanish

Test Preparation

TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Passionate, fun, and great with kids!

We are so thankful we found Claudia! She’s passionate in teaching, experienced , and understands kids mind very well. She gave my 5 years old daughter such fun Spanish lessons that my daughter couldn’t wait to see her every time.

Trang, 11 lessons with Claudia
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much, Trang! I love working with Mena.

Can't say enough positive things!

Claudia is patient, kind and encouraging. She has given our son the confidence to speak and practice Spanish out loud - which he was always hesitant to do (so learning was slow). She works on current school work and makes sure they are up to speed and even ahead of class.

Susie, 24 lessons with Claudia
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much, Susie!

Patient, knowledgeable, friendly, punctual.

My 15 y/o was very receptive to the way Claudia taught. Claudia helped our daughter raise her grade to a "B". When our daughter said she needed help again this semester, we didn't hesitate to schedule Claudia on a weekly basis.

Faye, 29 lessons with Claudia
Tutor responded:

Thank you! It is very rewarding to see how a student improves.

Claudia is very good tutor. She tests your knowledge and takes time to personalize your classes. encouraging and patient.

At our first lesson, she was going through many topics to see where am I in my Spanish learning. Then we covered some basic verbs, time, numbers and greetings. Looking forward the next lesson! Muchas gracias!

Gabriela, 3 lessons with Claudia
Tutor responded:

Thank you Gabriella!

Couldn't ask for a better tutor

Claudia was very responsive to my original inquiry, and answered the first day. She came prepared for the first lesson with recommended books, and basically a course syllabus, based on what I had told her I was seeking. Additionally, she obviously has a passion for teaching, plus an enthusiasm for her subject that makes working with her a delight. Her method of explaining the subtleties of Spanish make it seem very learn-able if I am willing to put in equal effort. I could not have asked for a better tutor, and look forward to working with Claudia to achieve my goals.

Sam, 15 lessons with Claudia
Tutor responded:

Muchas gracias Sam. I also look forward to working with you and I know you will achieve your goals. It is always a pleasure to work with enthusiastic students.

Happy with IB Spanish Lessons

My son, who is preparing for IB Spanish, is happy with his lessons and feels he is making progress. Claudia is always punctual.

Catherine, 37 lessons with Claudia
Tutor responded:

Thank you Catherine. It is great to work with motivated students! I really enjoy our sessions.

Great Tutor

Claudia always keeps me up to date with what my son is doing and how he is progressing.

Sue, 35 lessons with Claudia
Tutor responded:

Thank you Sue for your positive feedback. I really appreciate it. I am fully committed to his progress.

$50/hour

Claudia S.

$50/hour

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