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Ben B.

Ashburn, VA

$50/hour

Gringo who doesn't sound like a Gringo

In-person lessons
20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/20/15
5.0 average from 23 ratings
Great first lesson
— Anne, Ashburn, VA on 5/2/17

$50/Hour


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George Mason University
Spanish

Education

George Mason University (Spanish)

About Ben

My love for the Spanish language developed in my youth, initially as a high school exchange student in Mexico. Following my freshman year of college, I further immersed myself in the language, living in Chile for two years as a missionary.

I earned my bachelor's degree in Spanish from George Mason University, maintaining a 3.5 in all of my core Spanish classes. I have developed a strong aptitude for the language. Native speakers are often surprised to learn that I was born and raised in Virginia.

I currently teach ESL at the high school level for Loudoun County Public Schools, maintaining a license to teach Spanish, ESL, and Physical Education.

I have tutored Spanish for several years to middle school and high school students. I currently help my three of my four children (one takes German) to ace their Spanish classes in school.

Through my experience in corporate sales and business development, I have worked directly with accounts in Latin America. I often translated my company's corporate presentations and marketing materials from English to Spanish, and have also translated Mexican contracts from Spanish to English.

Whether you are looking for someone to reinforce grammar and vocabulary for the next Spanish test at school, or you are looking for someone to practice your conversational Spanish, I look forward to helping you reach your goals.
My love for the Spanish language developed in my youth, initially as a high school exchange student in Mexico. Following my freshman year of college, I further immersed myself in the language, living in Chile for two years as a missionary.

I earned my bachelor's degree in Spanish from George Mason University, maintaining a 3.5 in all
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Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Ashburn, VA 20147
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great first lesson"

- Anne, Ashburn, VA on 5/2/17
Language:
Spanish

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Spanish

I earned my bachelor's degree in Spanish from George Mason University, maintaining a 3.5 gpa in my core Spanish classes. Professionally, I have worked in corporate sales with companies in Latin America, often translating my company's marketing materials into Spanish, and Mexican contracts from Spanish to English. I have worked independently as a Spanish tutor for a number of years, and currently help my four children to ace their respective Spanish classes in school.

George Mason University
Spanish

Education

George Mason University (Spanish)

Great first lesson

Ben was great working with my daughter. They reviewed Spanish names for family members since it is what they are working on in school. Ben used his family pictures to help with the lesson and it made it so much easier for my daughter to relate. Ben is great!

— Anne, Ashburn, VA on 5/2/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

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