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Cynthia H.

Arlington, VA

$55/hour

Qualified Spanish tutor

Background check passed as of 10/5/13
5.0 average from 483 ratings
Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Spanish
— Ann, Arlington, VA on 4/2/16

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Montana State University
Psychology
Naval Post Graduate School
Master's

Education

Montana State University (Psychology)

Naval Post Graduate School (Master's)

About Cynthia

I have extensive experience in all levels of Spanish, with eight years in two private High Schools, teaching Spanish 1-4, AP and Dual Credit. As an Adjunct Professor at Texas Wesleyan University, I taught three levels of Spanish. My academic credentials include a Master of Arts degree in National Security Affairs / Latin America Studies from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and graduation with honors in Spanish at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA. In order to further my Spanish proficiency, I attended the Don Quixote Institute of Languages Superintensivo Program in Guanajuato, Mexico.

My strong passion for teaching Spanish to all age groups has resulted in my integrating multiple complementary techniques to reach the student. Through incorporating a wide variety of materials to aid in the learning process, I make learning a foreign language less intimidating. I want my students to have both a solid foundation and the comfort to enjoy Spanish.
I have extensive experience in all levels of Spanish, with eight years in two private High Schools, teaching Spanish 1-4, AP and Dual Credit. As an Adjunct Professor at Texas Wesleyan University, I taught three levels of Spanish. My academic credentials include a Master of Arts degree in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Arlington, VA 22202
Background Check: Passed

"Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Spanish"

- Ann, Arlington, VA on 4/2/16

"1st lesson went well"

- Denise, Arlington, VA on 10/14/16

"knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Maria, Washington, DC on 9/13/16

"Best tutor ever!"

- Ho june, Vienna, VA on 7/25/16

"Great teacher with great sense of humor"

- Bridget, Alexandria, VA on 4/7/16

"My son is have a great time!"

- Leslie, Arlington, VA on 2/12/16

"She was terrific in assessing his level and adjusting her instruction."

- Andrea, Falls Church, VA on 2/10/16

"Great tutor!"

- Shannon, Fort Lauderdale, FL on 1/14/16

"Great first lesson"

- Michelle, Alexandria, VA on 1/7/16

"Very knowledgeable"

- Keith, Washington, DC on 1/5/16

"First lesson"

- Jeehan, Falls Church, VA on 10/28/15

"A Great Tutor!"

- Donald, Columbia, MD on 10/22/15

"Great Spanish Tutor"

- Denise, Friendswood, TX on 4/11/15

"Happy with Cynthia"

- Tanya, Houston, TX on 4/10/15

"Very Knowledgeable"

- Monica, Plano, TX on 2/10/15

"Great Tutor! Instills Confidence in Her Students"

- Rebekah, Carrollton, TX on 11/20/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Yana, Plano, TX on 11/11/14

"A Great Spanish Instructor"

- Michael, Dallas, TX on 7/5/14

"Amazing ability to pinpoint areas of need"

- Roxana, Irving, TX on 7/3/14

"Wonderful Spanish tutor"

- Eva, Plano, TX on 5/8/14

"Great Spanish Tutor!"

- Rosa, Dallas, TX on 5/8/14

"Super Responsive!"

- Jennifier, Plano, TX on 4/16/14

"Superb tutor!"

- Sterling, Dallas, TX on 4/15/14

"Wonderful Tutor!"

- Amy, Rowlett, TX on 4/9/14

"Great Tutor"

- Tracie, Forney, TX on 4/8/14

"So Glad I Found Cynthia"

- Sandhya, Dallas, TX on 4/8/14

"Great start!"

- Mark, Addison, TX on 3/27/14

"Friendly and VERY Knowledgable"

- Dolores, Dallas, TX on 11/21/13

"Amazing Teacher"

- Walid, Plano, TX on 10/13/13
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Spanish

My professional credentials in the Spanish language span three decades. As an Air Force officer in the 1980s, I was a specialist in Latin American intelligence, performing English-to-Spanish and Spanish-to-English translation services. I received a Master's degree in Latin America Studies from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, and I graduated with honors from the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA. Later I attended the Don Quixote Institute of Languages, Guanajuato, Mexico, attaining "advanced C1" level in their superintensivo course. During the past decade, I have been teaching all levels of Spanish in several private high schools and at a university. My teaching style includes a mix of technical grammar comprehension and immersion drills. I integrate a variety of techniques (visual aids, sound aids, animation, hands-on, verbal and nonverbal activities) to ensure complete understanding of the specific concepts.

Montana State University
Psychology
Naval Post Graduate School
Master's

Education

Montana State University (Psychology)

Naval Post Graduate School (Master's)

Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Spanish — Cynthia clearly loves the Spanish language, and she is creative in presenting the concepts in ways that are easy to remember. She comes well-prepared with her own materials that she uses to supplement and reinforce what the student is learning. Cynthia is very patient and is excellent at explaining grammar and usage, as well as relating new material to what the student already knows. She is als ...

— Ann, Arlington, VA on 4/2/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Cynthia will travel within 12 miles of Arlington, VA 22202.