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Betty K.

Rock Hill, SC


Speaking Spanish is very easy !!!!! Learn it with a native speaker.

4.9 average from 116 ratings
Very Patient
— Tony, Little Rock, AR on 5/27/15

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Santiago of Cali University, Cali-Colombia.South America
Santiago of Cali University, Cali-Colombia. South America


Santiago of Cali University, Cali-Colombia.South America (Spanish)

Santiago of Cali University, Cali-Colombia. South America (Master's)

About Betty

One-to-one tutoring with an experienced tutor is the best way to learn Spanish; that's why I am here.

Learning a language for me is a wonderful journey, and I am committed to going through it in the most interesting ways.

I focus on helping to improve a student's confidence, helping him or her to find my Spanish language journey satisfying and rewarding.

The range of classes I offer includes public speaking, customer care, holidays, meetings, negotiations, telephone conversations, and interviews. I can tailor each of my classes to the particular needs of my clients.

My course is based on the communicative method with a particular focus on the oral practice. The grammar I teach is immediately contextualized in the conversation. The student learns how to communicate on important topics through a series of fun exercises and active interactions.

My Spanish lessons are dynamic, so from the first day my student and I will talk in Spanish all the time. We will work as a team to achieve success, and I know my students will speak, read and write Spanish correctly.

You can feel confident that I am qualified to help you achieve your goals. I am comfortable teaching both children and adults how to communicate effectively in Spanish.

Also, I prepare students for their AP Spanish test.

I'm a professional Spanish teacher with over 25 years of experience teaching in high school in my country, Colombia. I was born in Colombia, and my native language is Spanish.

For more than 25 years, I have helped children of all ages, as well as adults, learn or improve their communication and academic skills.

I also teach executives who travel abroad, and need to be able to communicate.

I earned my degree in five years in Colombia. I have a bachelor's degree in foreign languages (English and Spanish) at Santiago de Cali University, and a science degree in special education for literature and Spanish from the same university.

I am certified in the Spanish language. The U.S. equivalency of my university education, as determined by the regionally accredited institution World Education Services (WES), is a bachelor's degree in foreign languages (English/Spanish).

I moved to the United States twelve years ago to teach Spanish at the middle and high school levels, as well as for adults. With my help, students improve their skills for studying as well as completing their Spanish homework.

During these 12 years I taught Spanish, first in New York, then in Arkansas, and now I am excited about having the opportunity to continue teaching my wonderful Spanish language to people living in my new home in the Carolinas.
One-to-one tutoring with an experienced tutor is the best way to learn Spanish; that's why I am here.

Learning a language for me is a wonderful journey, and I am committed to going through it in the most interesting
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Travels within 25 miles of Rock Hill, SC 29732
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"Very Patient"

- Tony, Little Rock, AR on 5/27/15
Betty replied on 5/27/2015

Thank you for your kind and generous words. I am very happy to learn that you are proud of your progress and to find your generous complements regarding my methodology for teaching. I give my best to my students because it is very gratifying for me to see their success in learning a new language.
I am thankful that WyzAnt has given me an opportunity to share my knowledge about my Spanish language with students I have had when I was in New York, as well as with those that I now have in Arkansas. At this time, my mission is to bring my Spanish language to more people in Arkansas.

"Excellent, understands the problems with learning, repetition is the key"

- Paul, Little Rock, AR on 4/17/14
Betty replied on 4/17/2014

Thank you Paul,! I am very happy that we had a productive result in my class. Having a smart and excellent student like you makes the class very rewarding for me. In our case, your goal is to learn enough Spanish so that you can use it during your trip to see your friends and relatives. I am looking forward to using our subsequent classes to get you to the point that you will feel confident in doing just that (during your trip). Thank you again Paul, and thank you, WyzAnt, for bringing another excellent student to me!

"Very Patient"

- Irma, Jacksonville, AR on 3/26/14
Betty replied on 3/27/2014

Thank you, Irma for taking the time to post your kind, appreciative review.

Your grandson was very mindful in my class. He repeated, many times, every word he heard. I was happy to observe him enjoying my class. It was the first time he had listened to a language different from his primary language (English).

He did all the activities in my class quickly and neatly. In short, he is very smart and he is anxious to learn my language, so he wants to practice it with his friends in Mexico.

Thank you Wyzant for this little student!!!!!!

"The best tutor ever"

- Luisa, Benton, AR on 3/18/14
Betty replied on 3/19/2014

Thank you Luisa!! I appreciate your feedback. I feel very proud when my students like my class, especially when it is their first time with a native Spanish speaker.

As I do for each of my students, I customized your husband's course so that he will learn how to read, write and speak the Spanish language very well. Your husband is very smart, and he was very comfortable with my class, so I assume I structured it correctly for him.

Thank you WyzAnt, again, for bringing an excellent student to me!!!

"Great tutor"

- Chung, Flushing, NY on 6/20/12
Betty replied on 6/21/2012

Thank you Chung!!! I enjoy my Spanish class with you, because you show a lot of interest learning my idiom, and that is very important for me. We work like a team to enable you to reach your proposed goals: reading, writing and speaking my native language.

I feel that time flies during my Spanish class with you, because you make it very comfortable for both of us. In brief, this class is very pleasant for me, and I especially enjoy our conversations in Spanish.

Wyzant have given me several great students like you!!!

"Excellent Spanish Tutor"

- June, Roslyn, NY on 5/16/12
Betty replied on 5/17/2012

Thanks June, because you trusted me, and I feel very comfortable working with your kids. They have a lot of ability in the Spanish language. When I explain them any topic, they learn it easily and work quickly; and most importantly, they feel very secure doing their work in my class. That is to say, I have excellent students, and they deserve all my recognition and esteem!!! Once more, thank you Wyzant.

"Great tutor!"

- Bryce, Flushing, NY on 4/30/12
Betty replied on 4/30/2012

For me, it is very gratifying having a student like Bryce. She is very smart and has a lot of fluency in the Spanish language. Also, she has an excellent auditory ability that surprised me. This student will be successful if she continues studying the Spanish language - and this is important to me, because I enjoy my class much more with this kind of students.
Thank you WyzAnt, I am lucky having smart students like Bryce.

"Very deligent tutor"

- Jane, Westbury, NY on 11/20/11
Betty replied on 1/29/2012

I enjoy working with your son, because he works hard to improve his Spanish. He makes an extraordinary progress during my lessons. His two Spanish hours every week seem like only one hour, because I feel very comfortable working with him. Also, he is very smart and has a lot of fluency to express himself in Spanish. I am sure he is going to get an excellent score on his AP Spanish. Good luck!!
Thank you Wyzant for bringing me this student.

"Great tutor, very reliable"

- Sam, Huntington, NY on 10/13/11
Betty replied on 10/14/2011

Wyzant has been a very good way for me to find students. I love teaching because I know I'm always going to get excellent results from students, like Sam, who have a sincere interest in learning Spanish. My goal is to help them achieve their goals in learning how speak it, write it and read it. I'm very happy because I'm going to be successful. Thanks Wyzant !!!!!!


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Since every student is different, I will customize the teaching process, so you will benefit 100% from it. I enjoy interacting with people, and my goal is to help them achieve their goals in learning how to speak, write and read Spanish.

I teach Spanish and cultural acumen to business professionals, such as, for an executive who travels abroad and needs to be able to communicate.

My class is very active in conversation from the first day, so you and I will talk in Spanish all the time. My student and I will work as a team to ensure a successful result. I am confident that I help my students resolve their problems in understanding and conversing in the Spanish language.

I love to teach one on one time, with kids and adults. I've tutored here at USA, high school and college students, helping them solve a wide variety of their problems with my language, for example: homework, exercises, translations, grammar, conversations, essays, etc. My students have been very happy with their results, and trusting with my tutoring.

I am preparing students for their APS Spanish test, (state Spanish test), too.

Also, I taught groups of children and adults within programs at the Berlitz Language Center at New York, and I had a special Spanish program for adults when I lived on Long Island, at New York state.

My native language is Spanish. I was born in Colombia. I have over 25 years professional experience, including work in South America, as well as in the USA. In South America, I had extensive experience teaching Spanish at public schools in high school level, and private students (children and adults), too.

The U.S. Equivalency for my educational credentials, for my Bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages (English/Spanish) Education, was evaluated and authenticated, in 2008, by the World Education Services (WES).

It is convenient for me to teach near Rock Hill, South Carolina (where I now reside). I teach private one on one classes at either public libraries (or wherever my students and I mutually decide to meet).

I am very flexible about my availability, and hope to hear from you.

Thank you for your time and attention to this Spanish language learning opportunity.

Santiago of Cali University, Cali-Colombia.South America
Santiago of Cali University, Cali-Colombia. South America


Santiago of Cali University, Cali-Colombia.South America (Spanish)

Santiago of Cali University, Cali-Colombia. South America (Master's)

Very Patient — Betty is a wonderful tutor. She is very patient and understanding person. She is also very knowledgeable and I feel that she is more than qualified. It takes a special person to teach who has special human qualities as well as experience dealing with people on an individual basis. Betty has all of those and a few more that she has brought to the table. I would be more than happy to recommend Betty ...

— Tony, Little Rock, AR on 5/27/15

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Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Betty will travel within 25 miles of Rock Hill, SC 29732.