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Elizabeth D.

Ashburn, VA

$45/hour

Spanish For All Levels

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 2/11/13
5.0 average from 161 ratings
Very Thorough
— Beth, Reston, VA on 4/18/12

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University of Virginia
Spanish

Education

University of Virginia (Spanish)

About Elizabeth

I have a B.A. in Spanish from the University of Virginia, and I have over six years of professional translation experience for non-profits and other companies. My main dialect is Central American-- specifically the Spanish spoken in Costa Rica, but I have friends from many Latin American countries and experience tutoring students desiring Spain Spanish as well as for trips to Colombia, Peru, or for general Spanish knowledge and fluency.

My tutoring philosophy is that one will learn more by having fun, so I propose a dynamic course using real-world examples and experiences to cement vocabulary and grammar. I love to teach, and I am very patient. Spanish is a very important language for use in personal and professional life, both here and abroad. Let me be your -- or your child's-- stepping stone to an appreciation of and eventual fluency in the Spanish language. I am very invested in my students' progress for every level of their Spanish learning adventures.
I have a B.A. in Spanish from the University of Virginia, and I have over six years of professional translation experience for non-profits and other companies. My main dialect is Central American-- specifically the Spanish spoken in Costa Rica, but I have friends from many Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Group lessons-- for any number greater than 1 student, the price goes up $5/hour per extra student. 2 students would be $60/hour, 3 students would be $65/hour, and so on.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Ashburn, VA 20147
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very Thorough"

- Beth, Reston, VA on 4/18/12

"Very flexible and patient"

- Vildan, Bethesda, MD on 3/15/13

"Loving our lessons!"

- Karen, Columbia, MD on 1/12/13

"Great tutor"

- Suchitra, Bethesda, MD on 1/12/13
Elizabeth replied on 3/11/2013

It was a pleasure tutoring your son! He is hardworking and intelligent and I am so glad that he was able to tell me what he needed so that I could make sure to give him all the help that he needed! He was as energetic as me and kept up through all of our activities.

"A well-organized tutor with clear goals for her student"

- Anh, Gaithersburg, MD on 1/11/13

"Great Spanish Tutor"

- Shalisha, Rockville, MD on 10/13/12

"Highly Recommended"

- Jim, Fairfax Station, VA on 7/13/12

"A great start!"

- Caroline, Vienna, VA on 7/8/12

"Energetic tutor to keep your child interested"

- Michelle, Clifton, VA on 6/28/12

"Wonderful tutor for "chicos" and "grandes"

- Diane, Centreville, VA on 6/28/12

"Great tutor"

- Devi, Chantilly, VA on 3/23/12

"Have seen immediate results"

- Bobby, Vienna, VA on 3/16/12

"Great tutor!"

- Kathy, Oakton, VA on 1/27/12

"Great Person"

- Khalid, Herndon, VA on 12/19/11
Language:
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

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Elementary Math

Math concepts didn't always come easily to me as a child, but I always worked at them until I understood them. Once I did, I loved explaining the concepts to the other students who were lost.

The teacher or the textbook often only have one way of explaining a subject, and that particular way might seem like a foreign language, even to a bright student. Let me be your interpreter, and explain it to you or your student in a way that they understand. Once they understand, they can really own their math skills and math can become fun again!

Spanish

Spanish is my favorite subject to teach because it is such a poetic language. I have been tutoring for about a year, and I have also been professionally translating it for area non-profits and other companies since before graduating from UVA 3 years ago.

While at UVA, I received a B.A. in Spanish and loved every minute of it. I have spent significant time abroad and the language is one about which I am passionate. If I don't have your student loving Spanish and speaking it well at the end of his/her sessions with me, then I haven't met my goal for your student.

Languages are the perfect mix of a fun and practical thing to dedicate one's time to, and they can improve English vocabulary as well. They make us more careful in our speech, and more expressive. Learning other languages can help us to understand other cultures and other ways of thinking. I want to help your student learn to speak, read, and write, but also to think like a native Spanish speaker.

University of Virginia
Spanish

Education

University of Virginia (Spanish)

Very Thorough — Elizabeth has done a great job with my son and helping him with his Spanish speaking and language skills. Through her initial assessment, Elizabeth was able to target the key areas that my son needed to work on, and, with each lesson, drills down on these areas. She spends time when needed on areas that he needs continued support and when he understands a concept or skill, will move to the next ar ...

— Beth, Reston, VA on 4/18/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group lessons-- for any number greater than 1 student, the price goes up $5/hour per extra student. 2 students would be $60/hour, 3 students would be $65/hour, and so on.

Travel policy

Elizabeth will travel within 10 miles of Ashburn, VA 20147.