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Andrea C. B.

Falls Church, VA

$45/hour

Señora Andrea

In-person lessons
300+ Hours
Background check passed as of 3/28/13
5.0 average from 152 ratings
One of a kind tutor
— Sivakumar, Great Falls, VA on 5/18/15

$45/Hour


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National University of Colombia
Speech and language pathologist
George Mason University
Graduate Coursework

Education

National University of Colombia (Speech and language pathologist)

George Mason University (Graduate Coursework)

About Andrea C.

Being Originally from Colombia in South America, makes this tutor a native Spanish speaker. Besides English she also speaks Portuguese fluently because she lived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for one year before coming to the United States in February of 2001.

In her country, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology from National University of Colombia’s Bogotá Campus in 1999. In Colombia she acquired experience in rehabilitating adults and children with communication disorders. She also has more than ten years of experience teaching Spanish for adults and children in Brazil and in the United States in private tutoring, and four years with WyzAnt tutoring. She has also worked in the FLEX (Foreign Language Experience) program in Fairfax County Public Schools, teaching Spanish language and culture to children in Elementary School. In addition to her experience she satisfactorily completed 30 credits at the graduate level in the program Curriculum and Instruction with Concentration in Foreign Language-Spanish at George Mason University.

In her lessons, she works on the four skills of communication –speaking, listening, reading, and writing, and she helps students learn and practice new vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar structures, and common expressions in different contexts. She includes a variety of cultural elements from different Spanish speaking countries so her students get familiar with their ideas, traditions, and customs in order to be able to communicate with native speakers from different backgrounds.

Mrs. B plans to continue sharing her language and culture with many more students because she is sure that a foreign language can open a door to new ideas, knowledge, and people around the world.
Being Originally from Colombia in South America, makes this tutor a native Spanish speaker. Besides English she also speaks Portuguese fluently because she lived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for one year before coming to the United States in February of 2001.

In her country, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

2 students: $60 3 students or more: $80

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Falls Church, VA 22041
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"One of a kind tutor"

- Sivakumar, Great Falls, VA on 5/18/15

"Awesome!"

- Anita, Ashburn, VA on 4/23/14

"From an F to a B in a few weeks"

- Christy, Leesburg, VA on 1/28/14

"Patient tutor."

- Teresa, Ashburn, VA on 7/2/13

"Outstanding."

- Jeff, Ashburn, VA on 3/21/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Shawn, Ashburn, VA on 3/5/12
Language:
Spanish

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Spanish

Being originally from Colombia, South America makes me a native Spanish speaker. Besides English I also speak Portuguese fluently since I lived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for one year before coming to the United States in February of 2001. In my country I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology from National University of Colombia’s Bogotá Campus in 1999.

In Colombia I acquired experience in rehabilitating adults and children with communication disorders. I also have more than ten years of experience teaching Spanish for adults and children in Brazil and in the United States in private tutoring, and seven years with WyzAnt tutoring. In February 2016 I completed eight years working in the FLEX (Foreign Language Experience) program in Fairfax County Public Schools. I satisfactorily completed 30 credits at the graduate level in the program Curriculum and Instruction with Concentration in Foreign Language-Spanish at George Mason University.

In my lessons I work on the four skills of communication –speaking, listening, reading, and writing, and I help my students learn and practice new vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar structures, and common expressions in different contexts. I include a variety of cultural elements from different Spanish speaking countries so my students get familiar with the ideas, traditions, and customs of their communities in order to be able to communicate with native speakers about diverse topics.

I recognize the importance of hard work when learning a second language. Some authors affirm that everyday conversational language can be acquired in two or three years and the more complex language abilities that enable speakers to comprehend academic texts and analyze or discuss more complex topics could take five to seven or more years. Effort and regular practice is needed when learning a foreign language.

I am from Colombia but I don’t focus on “Colombian Spanish.” I help my students to be aware of the differences and similarities of all the varieties of Spanish in order to understand and express their ideas in a way that enable them to functionally communicate with speakers from different countries. I am passionate about teaching and sharing my language and culture with my students because I believe that Spanish is one of the most important languages in the world, spoken by more than 400 million people. Each variety of Spanish has its own beauty that makes each of them unique and distinguished by its own accent, representative words, and prosody.

You will not regret the decision of putting your efforts on learning a new language because a foreign language can open a door to new ideas, knowledge, and people around the world.

National University of Colombia
Speech and language pathologist
George Mason University
Graduate Coursework

Education

National University of Colombia (Speech and language pathologist)

George Mason University (Graduate Coursework)

One of a kind tutor

For my son, freshman year Spanish was a really large obstacle to overcome and he ended up getting mostly C’s and B’s. So when he started sophomore year I knew he needed some help. After Andrea started assisting him, his grades went straight up to A’s. Not only that, but he also scored a 99 percentile on the NSE with her help. My son says she is incredibly patient if he doesn't understand somethin

— Sivakumar, Great Falls, VA on 5/18/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

2 students: $60 3 students or more: $80

Travel policy

Andrea C. will travel within 5 miles of Falls Church, VA 22041.