UC Santa Barbara
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. 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
Claudia is a fabulous tutor and dedicated to making sure she tailors her tutoring to the student and their requirements. She proactively asked for information on my daughter's Spanish class, the website, learning targets and book they are using. Her tutoring is tailored precisely to the coursebook and what they will need to know for the next assessment. She is also very motivational. My daughter wants to do well for her.
Thank you for the great feedback!
It is a pleasure to work with Amanda.
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.
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.
Thank you! It is very rewarding to see how a student improves.
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!
Thank you Gabriella!
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.
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.
My son, who is preparing for IB Spanish, is happy with his lessons and feels he is making progress. Claudia is always punctual.
Thank you Catherine. It is great to work with motivated students! I really
enjoy our sessions.
Claudia always keeps me up to date with what my son is doing and how he is progressing.
Thank you Sue for your positive feedback. I really appreciate it. I am fully committed to his progress.
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 teaching certificate
Have taught all levels