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Alicia G.

Austin, TX

$60/hour

Succeed! Dyslexia, English/ESL-Spanish-SAT-ACT-TOEFL-STAAR

In-person lessons
800+ Hours
Background check passed as of 7/25/15
4.9 average from 227 ratings
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— Aparna, Round Rock, TX on 7/16/16

$60/Hour


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Isntituto Tecnologico de Monterrey. (TEC)
Communciations
Stanford University
Master's
Rutgers University
MEd

Education

Isntituto Tecnologico de Monterrey. (TEC) (Communciations)

Stanford University (Master's)

Rutgers University (MEd)

About Alicia

I received a Master's degree from Stanford in educational communication and another from Rutgers in educational psychology. I have more than 30 years of experience tutoring and teaching large groups at all levels, from elementary to college. I teach because to me, teaching is a learning process in which all involved are transformed and become better human beings.

I love what I do. I've had great success teaching English and Spanish as a second language and helping prepare students for standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT, TOEFL, TEXES certification exams and STAAR exams. I teach students with dyslexia with great success too. I have extensive training and experience. I received training from the Dyslexia Training Institute and graduate credits from the University of San Diego. I'm trained in The Barton Reading & Spelling System, which is a one-on-one tutoring system that will greatly improve the spelling, reading, and writing skills of children who have dyslexia.

I teach reading and writing because I'm a good reader and writer, and I know how to help others develop these abilities. I also have a deep understanding of the grammatical structures of two languages, English and Spanish. I can make the most difficult grammatical concepts seem very easy to understand. Reading and writing are fun when you become skilled at it, and with my help, you will get there in no time at all.

I do a great job tutoring children. I teach them by playing games, doing exercises, developing online exercises for vocabulary. When I teach a language other than the native tongue, I ask students to make presentations about different topics to learn the intricacies of a language. I do not consider the learning of a language as an end in itself, but as an exercise in communication and learning about other culture, something so necessary in this globalized world.

I love teaching because I love learning, and my ideal as a teacher is to pass on this love to you.
I received a Master's degree from Stanford in educational communication and another from Rutgers in educational psychology. I have more than 30 years of experience tutoring and teaching large groups at all levels, from elementary to college. I teach because to me, teaching is a learning process in which all involved are transformed and become Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

If you take two hours in a row, my rate goes down to $55.00/hour

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Austin, TX 78705
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great Tutor"

- Aparna, Round Rock, TX on 7/16/16
Alicia replied on 7/18/2016

Thank you very much for this great feedback. Your feedback will be very helpful to me and to other parents looking for good tutors.

"Patient and very kind tutor"

- Lawanda, Pflugerville, TX on 8/5/16
Alicia replied on 8/5/2016

Thank you very much. Your feedback will be very helpful to me and to other parents looking for good tutors.

"Paciente!"

- Ashley, Leander, TX on 12/13/15
Alicia replied on 12/15/2015

Thank you, Ashley. I appreciate your comments very much. (Muchísimas gracias, Ashley. Me va a ayudar mucho tu comentario.)

"Very patient teacher"

- Shane, Austin, TX on 8/7/15
Alicia replied on 8/8/2015

Thank you very much. Your feedback will be very helpful to me and to other parents looking for good tutors.

"Very good tutor"

- Valerie, Round Rock, TX on 6/26/15
Alicia replied on 6/27/2015

Thank you very much. Your feedback will be very helpful to me and to other parents looking for good tutors.

"Awesome tutor!"

- Tony, Austin, TX on 6/1/15
Alicia replied on 6/1/2015

Thanks a lot for you feedback, Tony. This will be very helpful to me. I hope everything goes well for you and Nataly.

"Super Teacher"

- Maria, Austin, TX on 5/29/15
Alicia replied on 5/31/2015

Thanks A LOT. You have made tremendous progress. I'm very proud of you.

"Excellent Service"

- Thomas, Austin, TX on 5/18/15
Alicia replied on 5/18/2015

Thank you very much for your kind words, Thomas. Be assured that they will be of great help. I'll be happy to be of service to you should you need more of this type of work done in the future.

"Very affable and understanding"

- Krish, Austin, TX on 4/4/15
Alicia replied on 4/7/2015

Wow, Thanks. It will be of great help. See you Saturday, my dear student.

"Very Good College Spanish Tutor"

- Penny, Austin, TX on 4/1/15
Alicia replied on 4/2/2015

Thanks a lot, Jenna. I hope everything went well with your course. Let me know if you need help again.

"Alicia is a good teacher."

- Huajun, Austin, TX on 3/29/15
Alicia replied on 4/2/2015

Thanks a lot for you feedback, Huajun. You are such a great student. This will be very helpful to me.

"Interactive teaching"

- Iris, Austin, TX on 3/5/15
Alicia replied on 3/6/2015

Thanks a lot for you feedback, Iris. This will be very helpful to me.

"Great tutor"

- Andie, Austin, TX on 2/5/15
Alicia replied on 4/2/2015

Thanks a lot, Andrea. I hope everything went well with your course. Let me know if you need help again.

"Amazing Tutor!!!"

- Rebeca, Austin, TX on 12/12/14
Alicia replied on 12/12/2014

Thanks a lot for your feedback, Rebeca. This will be really helpful to me.

"Awesome teacher"

- Erika, Austin, TX on 9/29/14
Alicia replied on 9/29/2014

Thanks a lot, Erika. This will be very helpful to future students.

"Engaging and Patient Teacher"

- Yong, Austin, TX on 5/16/14

"Very Helpful, Quick response!"

- Joy, Austin, TX on 5/10/14
Alicia replied on 5/10/2014

Muchas gracias, Joy. Tu ensayo me parecio muy interesante y bastante bien escrito. Espero poder seguir siendo de ayuda.

"Remarkable ESL Tutor Who Uses Great Teaching Techniques"

- Shirley, Austin, TX on 2/5/14
Alicia replied on 2/5/2014

Thanks A LOT, Shirley. It's been such a pleasure. Hopefully, this will be the beginning of a great friendship.

"Study with Alicia!"

- Michael, Austin, TX on 1/28/14
Alicia replied on 1/29/2014

Thanks A LOT. I really enjoy our time together. You are a great student, also. Your progress so far demonstrates that you'll be succeeding in no time at all.

"Patient and caring"

- Jamillah, Austin, TX on 1/18/14
Alicia replied on 1/29/2014

I'm always happy before, during, and after I meet with you. You are a quick learner and such a great person to be with and teach.

"Great Tutor!"

- Enid, Austin, TX on 10/15/13
Alicia replied on 10/19/2013

Thanks A LOT for your support. This has been very helpful to me.

"Thank You!!"

- Anna, Austin, TX on 10/4/13
Alicia replied on 10/6/2013

Thanks a lot for your feedback, Anna. This will be really helpful to me.

"Great tutor, great experience!"

- Miroslav, Austin, TX on 8/30/13
Alicia replied on 8/30/2013

Thanks A LOT for the feedback. It is a pleasure to be your tutor.

"Very helpful!"

- Mary Evans, Austin, TX on 8/25/13
Alicia replied on 8/26/2013

Muchisimas gracias, Mary. Buena suerte.

English:
ACT English,
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
PSAT, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish,
TOEFL
Special Needs:
Aspergers,
Dyslexia
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading

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.

ACT English

I've helped prepare many students before in all the ACT areas verbal/written and reading sections. I usually start by giving the student a practice test to assess his strengths and challenges. I have many years of experience teaching and preparing students for all standardized tests. In addition, I've also worked for ETS, the makers of many tests. Thus, I know very well what it is required to help him write a top notch essay for the ACT and do great in the reading and writing/grammar structure areas.

Aspergers

My experience tutoring most subjects is extensive. I have successfully tutored children and adults with particular educational challenges for more than 20 years. I have a master’s in educational communication and another in educational psychology. My first master’s provided me with the skills to be able to create rapport, develop meaningful contact, and communicate effectively. Specifically, I have tutored elementary school children with severe to mild forms of autism in Mexico and in the United States. I have taught young adults in high school (7th-12th grade) and college in large group settings in Mexico at the American School of Monterrey and at the University of Monterrey. At the American School, I was hired to teach both extreme groups, honors and the learning challenged groups. I had students with Asperger in both groups.

Dyslexia

I have a masters from Stanford University in educational communication and another one from Rutgers University in educational psychology. My major for that masters was cognitive processes and language development. I have graduate credits in information process approach to cognition (reading and perceptive processes) and dyslexia.

I received training from the Dyslexia Training Institute and graduate credits from the University of San Diego. I'm trained in The Barton Reading & Spelling System, which is a one-on-one tutoring system that will greatly improve the spelling, reading, and writing skills of children who have dyslexia. For students who need to develop pre-reading skills, I use the Foundations in Sounds program with great success. It is a pre-reading program which develops the necessary skills of discrimination, memory, and sequencing of sounds.

I have experience teaching and tutoring elementary school dyslexic children in English and Spanish, and bilingual. I use a multi-sensory approach. I teach through fun games, and my students actively participate in their own learning. Most of all, I use plenty of positive praise and rewards, so that their self esteem is greatly improved.

ESL/ESOL

I have taught English as a second language for more that 20 years. I have taught children and adults from all over the world. My native language is Spanish, but I'm perfectly bilingual and bi-cultural. For many years, I have tutored students on ESL at the Texas Intensive English Program, TIEP. I do a great job teaching fluency in conversation, accent reduction, and writing.

Reading

Dyslexia
I have a masters in educational psychology. My major for that masters was cognitive processes and language development. I have graduate credits in information process approach to cognition (reading and perceptive processes) and language development. I have experience teaching elementary school dyslexic children in English and Spanish, and bilingual. I just got a certificate of completion on a course on dyslexia by The Dyslexia Training Institute and graduate credits by San Diego University.

SAT Reading

I've helped prepare many students before in all the SAT areas verbal/written and reading sections. I usually start by giving the student a practice test to assess his strengths and challenges. I have many years of experience teaching and preparing students for all standardized tests. In addition, I've also worked for ETS, the makers of many tests. Thus, I know very well what it is required to help him write a top notch essay for the SAT and do great in the reading and writing/grammar structure areas.

SAT Writing

I've helped prepare many students before in all the SAT areas verbal/written and reading sections. I usually start by giving the student a practice test to assess his strengths and challenges. I have many years of experience teaching and preparing students for all standardized tests. In addition, I've also worked for ETS, the makers of many tests, where I rate student's written work. Thus, I know very well what it is required to help him write a top notch essay for the SAT and do great in the reading and writing/grammar structure areas.

Spanish

I was born and raised in Mexico. Spanish is my native tongue, but I grew up in a bilingual and bi-cultural environment. I have taught and tutored Spanish as a second language to all ages and levels of proficiency for more than 20 years. I have a deep understanding of the complexities of the language and the difficulties it presents to English speakers. I can make any difficult grammatical concept seem easy and fun. I do not consider the learning of a language as an end in itself, but as an exercise in communication and learning about other culture, something so necessary in this globalized world.

TOEFL

I've helped prepare many students before in all the TOEFL areas verbal/written, reading section and essay writing. I've taught in large classrooms, and I have tutored on a one to one bases for more than 30 years. That means that I teach both the paper based and the computer based TOEFL. I usually start by giving the student a practice test to assess his/her strengths and challenges. I have many years of experience teaching and preparing students for all standardized tests. In addition, I've also worked for ETS, the makers of many tests. Thus, I know very well what it is required to help him write a top notch essay and do excellent in all areas including the verbal section.

Isntituto Tecnologico de Monterrey. (TEC)
Communciations
Stanford University
Master's
Rutgers University
MEd

Education

Isntituto Tecnologico de Monterrey. (TEC) (Communciations)

Stanford University (Master's)

Rutgers University (MEd)

Great Tutor

Miss. Alicia is a great teacher. She is very patient, and makes learning fun to the kids. I hired her to teach English writing skills to my daughter ,who was in 4th Grade. She always comes on time, and gives Homework and checks her work in next class. My daughter called her after hours,if she had any questions and she was always there for her to answer her. She encourages kids to get good grades w

— Aparna, Round Rock, TX on 7/16/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

If you take two hours in a row, my rate goes down to $55.00/hour

Travel policy

Alicia will travel within 20 miles of Austin, TX 78705.