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Claudia S.

Portland, OR

$50/hour

Experienced ESL/Spanish teacher, all levels all ages

In-person lessons
200+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/17/13
4.9 average from 160 ratings
Knowledgeable, effective and positive
— Brenda, Portland, OR on 1/16/16

$50/Hour


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UC Santa Barbara
UCLA
Other

Education

UC Santa Barbara

UCLA (Other)

About Claudia

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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Portland, OR 97229
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable, effective and positive"

- Brenda, Portland, OR on 1/16/16
Claudia replied on 1/18/2016

Thank you for the great feedback!
It is a pleasure to work with Amanda.

"Patient, knowledgeable, friendly, punctual."

- Faye, Portland, OR on 11/10/15
Claudia replied on 1/18/2016

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."

- Gabriela, Hillsboro, OR on 7/7/15
Claudia replied on 1/18/2016

Thank you Gabriella!

"Couldn't ask for a better tutor"

- Sam, Portland, OR on 2/22/15
Claudia replied on 2/24/2015

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"

- Catherine, Portland, OR on 9/27/14
Claudia replied on 2/24/2015

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

"Great Tutor"

- Sue, Portland, OR on 11/16/13
Claudia replied on 11/17/2013

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

English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Italian, Reading, Spanish, TOEFL
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Phonics, Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
ESL/ESOL

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

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 teaching certificate
Have taught all levels

UC Santa Barbara
UCLA
Other

Education

UC Santa Barbara

UCLA (Other)

Knowledgeable, effective and positive

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 daughte

— Brenda, Portland, OR on 1/16/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Claudia will travel within 8 miles of Portland, OR 97229.