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University of Southern California (MEd)
I graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University (B.S. in Secondary Education/Spanish) and the University of Southern California (Master of Education), and I am excited to work with you! My love of language and teaching has taken me all over the world, from the public schools of Tennessee, where I taught for two years, to Montevideo, Uruguay, where I worked for a local NGO and taught English at a private language institute.
I believe in meeting students where they are – behind or advanced, excited or disinterested, or somewhere in the middle – and my experience has armed with the tools necessary to plan engaging lessons and break down difficult concepts.
I am here and ready to help you and/or your child meet your goals, whether they be passing Spanish 1, securing an A+ in Spanish 3, writing an eye-catching college essay, or being able to enjoy a novel written in English, your second language.
*Please note: my availability is general and does not reflect week-to-week schedule variations. Please inquire for specific availability. I am available for recurring lessons but cannot promise the same time slot each week. I will, however, work with your schedule to find mutually convenient lesson times. Hi there!
I graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University (B.S. in Secondary Education/Spanish) and the University of Southern California (Master of Education), and I am excited to work with you! My love of … Read more
Special rates available for small group tutoring (2-3 students). Tutoring for students ages 12 - adult available.
Ilana is a great person and a wonderful tutor; she is humble, patient, kind, and knowledgeable. She helped me with my reading and writing in English. I progressed and learned a lot of new things. She also tried to advance my speaking skills by opening conversations related to my assignments. She provided me with detailed feedback during our lessons. I was afraid that my first semester in my Master degree would be catastrophic. But when I contacted Ilana, everything started to improve. I am Thankful to her, and looking forward to keep working with her.
Ilana and I had 10 productive lessons. We covered 5 term papers by working collaboratively. Ilana provided me with detailed feedback when she was correcting my papers, she corrected my vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, and in some cases ideas. From Ilana, I learned how to write a paper using an APA format. Writing via APA style is something I needed to master as a Master Student, for a lot of my work is written assignments.
Additionally, Ilana helped me with a presentation I had. During a rehearsal session, Ilana pointed out some remarks for me to work on. Her comments were of high value.
As an international student in his first semester, I faced difficult and hard time socializing and making friends. Ilana was there listening to me, and suggesting some places I could visit in my free time in order for me to overcome my boredom and loneliness.
Overall, Ilana is a great person, tutor, and friend. It was an honor and a pleasure meeting her and working with her. Due to Ilana’s effort, I am anticipating to get an (A) in all my three courses this semester.
Ilana is a wonderful find. She is very modest, knowledgable, prompt, and prepared for her lessons. Ilana is also a very patient, prompt and effective tutor. Ilana works very diligently with my son and always comes with a plan of action. Ilana is a hidden jewel on Wyzant and we are very excited about her working with my son! Anyone seeking a Spanish or English tutor should look no further as they will surely be pleased with Ilana.
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