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Betsy A.

Austin, TX

$50/hour

Twenty years experience in teaching Spanish

Background check passed as of 1/20/16
5.0 average from 28 ratings
Betsy is a wonderful tutor!
— Jayme, Austin, TX on 3/22/16

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
French
California State University, Sacramento
Master's

Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (French)

California State University, Sacramento (Master's)

About Betsy

Before teaching Spanish at the high school level, I lived in Costa Rica for two years and traveled in South America. My enjoyment of teaching facilitated my decision to complete my Master's with course work in Spanish from UT Austin and summer courses in Spain and Mexico offered by California State at Sacramento.

I taught Spanish at St. Andrews Middle School for eight years and also have taught other age groups with the Lifetime Learning Institute in Austin. Throughout my teaching career, I have tutored individual students, especially those in high school and early college courses who wanted to increase their understanding of the language and improve their grades.

My love for the Spanish language, my time spent in Spain and Latin America and my experience in teaching enable me to share my expertise with my students and help them improve their communication skills and enjoyment of learning another language.

I work with each student to diagnose his or her learning style as well as strengths and weaknesses. I integrate tips for memorization and study skills and how to improve pronunciation. Most importantly, I try to inject the fun and challenge of broadening one's world view by learning another language.

I try to be flexible with my time. While I do have a 24-hour cancellation policy, I offer makeup classes. I have a quiet and comfortable study space in my home where I teach private lessons and group classes. However, I am happy to travel to another location if that is more convenient for the student.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve success in your Spanish studies!
Before teaching Spanish at the high school level, I lived in Costa Rica for two years and traveled in South America. My enjoyment of teaching facilitated my decision to complete my Master's with course work in Spanish from UT Austin and summer courses in Spain and Mexico offered by Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Austin, TX 78759
Background Check: Passed

"Betsy is a wonderful tutor!"

- Jayme, Austin, TX on 3/22/16

"Great with my daughter!"

- Michelle, Austin, TX on 3/11/16
Language:
Spanish

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Spanish

I have a Master's degree in Spanish.

I have taught Spanish at the middle school level, high school level and Lifetime Learning Institute for seniors for over twenty years.

My students have won many awards in national Spanish exams.

I have tutored students throughout my teaching career.

My studies of phonetics and linguistics enable me to help students to perfect their pronunciation.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
French
California State University, Sacramento
Master's

Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (French)

California State University, Sacramento (Master's)

Betsy is a wonderful tutor! — I have met with Betsy 3 times now for Spanish tutoring, and I am enjoying it so much! The lessons are helping me greatly. She is very patient and she is extremely knowledgeable. She is helping me so much with my pronunciation and she's helping me piece together the things I already knew with new information. I highly recommend her! ...

— Jayme, Austin, TX on 3/22/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Betsy will travel within 10 miles of Austin, TX 78759.