Over 700 tutoring hours

Ana S.

Salem, OR


Special Needs Tutor for spelling, reading, and fun science

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 441 ratings
Great Spanish Teacher!
— Janice, Salem, OR on 9/21/15

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Chemeketa Community College


Chemeketa Community College

About Ana

My name is Ana. I love science and reading. I am fluent in Spanish and English. One of my interests is learning about different cultures.

I am 29 years old. I have six years of experience tutoring individuals with developmental disabilities. I am very patient and have worked with students from different backgrounds. As a child, I was very frustrated when it came to taking tests; so I definitely understand the importance of preparing for such tasks. I have lived in Oregon for over 24 years and have my own transportation. I love listening to people's goals and helping them achieve what they want.
My name is Ana. I love science and reading. I am fluent in Spanish and English. One of my interests is learning about Read more

1 hour notice required

$40/hour for two students.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Salem, OR 97301
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great Spanish Teacher!"

- Janice, Salem, OR on 9/21/15

"So far so good"

- Corey, Salem, OR on 11/30/16


- Joan, Salem, OR on 4/27/16

"Great tutor."

- Nohemi, Salem, OR on 10/11/13
Ana replied on 10/11/2013

I always look forward to working with my students. I really enjoy tutoring. I am so happy with the improvement the student is making. Reading is fun!

"Good teacher"

- Jorge, Salem, OR on 8/19/13
Ana replied on 3/21/2014

Thank you. I'm glad you have improved your English skills. The lessons go by fast and I have seen much progress. We are now at lesson 100 of ESL!

"Great Spanish Tutor"

- Garry, Salem, OR on 7/9/13
Ana replied on 7/17/2013

Gracias! I am glad you are improving your Spanish.

English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading,
Test Preparation:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science,
Grammar, Phonics,

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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I have tutored many people diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. Flash cards and interaction work well. It seems to help when we can take breaks or just keep the session short. It is important to know what is important to the student and what they want to learn most. My experience comes from tutoring in home settings. Grown ups or children with ADD/ADHD can learn many things with a patient tutor.


I have tutored children and teenagers diagnosed with aspergers. It is important to know what the student values. Lessons structured for the student are also important. I find that flash cards and visuals work well. People diagnosed with aspergers can learn new things with the right help. I have tutored people diagnosed with aspergers in home settings and it has been a great experience.


I have tutored many people diagnosed with autism. It is important to know what is important to the student and what kind of routine they would prefer. A tutoring session can be fun if I know what the student wants to learn most. I have been tutoring students diagnosed with autism and been trained by behavior specialists on how to support someone with autism.


In the past five years I have tutored many students diagnosed with dyslexia. Tutoring students with dyslexia is important for me. It is not only the student who wants the outcome to be great. I like to see a student feel good about reading. I use many notecards during the first lessons. Students with dyslexia understand the reading material after a few lessons. I started tutoring students with dyslexia while I was volunteering at a school and was trained by a speech specialist.

Elementary Science

Elementary science is the greatest subject. It relates to everything around us and about us. My specialty is marine biology and chemistry.


To get ahead in today's economy you need your GED. With a little help math and science are a piece of cake.


I have tutored many people (grown ups as well as children) who had trouble with phonics. It takes patience but if I get to know the student then I can usually make it fun. I use many flash cards and supply phonics material. Phonics can be fun.


I have done volunteer work at elementary schools reading with kids. Usually I read and they repeat and follow along. It is very fun. I also took college reading level classes. I can help with comprehension and understanding.


I previously worked as a medical interpreter in a medical setting for Spanish speaking patients. I am fluent in Spanish and English. I use many flash cards at first, when the student is being introduced to Spanish. Many people enjoy learning a new language.

Special Needs

I worked with special needs individuals for over six years; ranging from physical disabilities, medical conditions, intellectual difficulties, or emotional problems, including deafness, blindness, dyslexia, learning difficulties, and behavioral problems. I was a private tutor for group homes in Salem, working out plans with professionals. I have tutored many people who need extra help and I loved every minute of it.


Spelling is a big key to success in all subjects. Spelling rules are something that once you learn you never forget.

Chemeketa Community College


Chemeketa Community College

Great Spanish Teacher! — Anna started a beginning Spanish lesson with our two daughters ages 10 and 15. She brought enlarged visuals to help our visually-impaired daughter with the lesson and was thorough with the lesson the full hour. She has a gentle way about her that made our daughters feel comfortable. She explained things well, and the girls are looking forward to the next lesson. ...

— Janice, Salem, OR on 9/21/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $39.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

$40/hour for two students.

Travel policy

Ana will travel within 10 miles of Salem, OR 97301.