English as a Second Language, Portuguese, Spanish Tutor
English as a Second Language, Portuguese, Spanish Tutor
Dana, 62 lessons with Celina
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Hola, Alô, hello, parents and students seeking a better understanding of English, Portuguese or Spanish. My name is Celina F. C. and I am a Brazilian native and an American citizen. I have a Master's degree in Education with a background in English as a Second Language from the University of Mary Washington.
My price per hour is currently $35 for summer! Special offer! Two people together in the same session play just $60.
My experience with Spanish comes from a course I took while working for Petrobras in Brazil and many Spanish-Portuguese and Spanish-English translations. I was also tested by Berlitz where I teach Portuguese classes and placed at an intermediate level in Spanish. I can help students from basic up to the intermediate level (elementary and middle school students or students who need a basic understanding of Spanish grammar and speaking practice).
I have taught English as a Second Language at a nonprofit I worked for during one year in 2012. I currently work for Berlitz language school as a Portuguese instructor. I was trained to teach using the Berlitz language method, and I can say this training has been helping me to better explain and practice structures with my students.
I have been a translator of Portuguese and English for over 30 years now, working for translation companies in Texas, New York and publishers and companies in Brazil. If you need a translation from English or Spanish into Portuguese or from Portuguese into English, contact me. .
While working for WyzAnt I have helped different students to reach their goals, even if their goal is a capstone project for a master's degree. I especially like to use creative methods to help students acquire vocabulary while having fun, like card games, videos and songs. I really like to use music, if the students feel like including it in the lessons, to help them increase their vocabulary and understand structures.
My experience teaching religion comes from being an aide and sub for four years at St. Patrick Catholic Church CCD program, and singing in the St. Patrick church choir. I was also an aide for the 5th grade CCD class during 2015.
Students in Fredericksburg, VA and Stafford, VA are welcome, and also surrounding areas (Locust Grove, King George, Bowling Green etc.). Contact me for available time slots. I currently teach: - English as a second language (only reading and writing, no other subjects) at the K-12 and adult levels - Reading K-12, SAT, TOEFL, Praxis - Writing (English and Portuguese) also for university projects and capstones - Portuguese for travel and academic purposes - Spanish, Word and PowerPoint - Religion (Catholic) - k-12 - Brazilian style cooking - Brazilian culture/history/art/literature.
I am not teaching Math anymore due to lack of time to keep updating and reviewing this subject. I am not accepting Math, History or Science students at this time. I am currently teaching only Portuguese, Spanish or ESL English, Speaking, Writing, Listening and Reading in these languages for academic purposes.
I have a 24-hour cancellation policy, so please send an e-mail to WyzAnt or a text to my cell 24 hours before the session is scheduled to cancel a class. If you want to have a make-up class I will be happy to provide you with one depending on my schedule.
Omicron Psi professional inducted in 2012
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Celina is an awesome tutor. I took accelerated classes and there was absolutely no way I could have passed them without her. She always comes prepared to help you with lessons that she thinks you need to succeed. For example, my first few classes in Spanish were all about grammar, so Celina drilled me with the appropriate tense, conjugation "person", etc, then when my classes moved on to speaking and writing we did drills that focused on helping me with those skills. I will say that if you take accelerated classes like I did, then you need to tell Celina before hand. My classes went so fast that we struggled for a bit to get down a rhythm but once I was able to give her my syllabus before classes started she was more than prepared to bring lessons to help me personally before we covered the subjects in class, so that I was better prepared to participate in my college lessons. She is very patient and yet she pushes you to your limits to make you climb to the next level in your studies. Like I said above, I took accelerated classes and yet I was lucky enough to retain Celina for a year during my studies. She not only was a great tutor, but also became a good friend. She wanted nothing more than for me to succeed. If that took hard studying at one point or a more patient reserved touch the next, she was always there for me. She is able to anticipate what you need, when you need it, and you will learn more with her than without. I highly recommend you hire Celina for your Spanish/Portuguese needs!!Dana, 62 lessons with CelinaTutor responded:
Thanks so much, Dana, you are so easy to teach. Such a dedicated student and a very kind person. I loved the time I got to spend in your home with your family and your wonderful pets. I can't forget how much Remington loved to enter the room and try to participate in the classes! You all are special to me. Good luck in your studies and may all your dreams come true.
Celina - A Gem
Celina is wonderful and when I am well I plan on continuing my studies with her. I rate her an A+++++++++Anne, 1 lesson with Celina
Ms. Celina is an excellent tutor. She is always there for me no matter when I email her to ask a question or to ask her to take a look at my paper. She is willing to do that even when she is at home on her time. I could not have asked for a better tutor who is very knowledgeable in what she does, very patient and very helpful. Ms. Celina is also an excellent proofreader and writer. She has done outstanding in helping me with proofreading and editing my paper. She also makes excellent recommendations on other ways to write the paper and how to format it. She is an awesome tutor. 12 Mar 2014, UPDATED. Ms. Celina is an outstanding tutor who is passionate and very knowledgeable in what she does. She is available for the student no matter what. She will email you her status if she stated that she will continue to work on the problem while she is at home. She is awesome in writing, editing, and sentences structure. Ms. Celina is very patient and will work with the student until he or she understands it, and she will also make recommendations if the subject is writing. Ms. Celina has the student's best interest at heart. She wants to see the student do well, and she is always willing to go beyond the duty of her tutoring to help the student get it right no matter how long it will take. My writing is bad, but Ms. Celina patiently edited it and structure the sentences so that it is clear. I recommend Ms. Celina to all students that are searching for an outstanding tutor no matter what the subject might be. She is passionate, patient, very knowledgeable, and wants the best for the students. Ms. Celina is that tutor. Thanks you Ms. Celina for being my tutor and working with me. You are the best!Shipley, 19 lessons with CelinaTutor responded:
Hi, Shipley same here, you have great ideas and you are an awesome and caring professional. I could feel how much you care for what you do, and that helped me help you. Wish you well and good luck in all you do, please let me know how you did in your paper.
Good, flexible, and reasonably priced.
I worked with Celina for seven weeks. During this time I was able to grasp enough Spanish to navigate most basic social transactions. I was not the easiest person to work with due to an erratic work schedule which required me to work long hours, and did not afford much time for practice. In spite of these complications, Celina was able to craft a lesson plan that accounted for my schedule as well as the attainment of my learning goals. Also, on a personal note, I found her to be a pleasant person, which made learning a new language much less of a chore.Gabriel, 16 lessons with CelinaTutor responded:
Thank you Gabriel hope all is looking up for you! You were a great student and hope you are successful in your life and work!
Celina helped our son with his Spanish II work both at her home and while he was on homebound education for six weeks due to a medical problem. She was patient, kind, firm, and he thoroughly enjoyed the hours he spent with her. He is 15 and asked that I share that Celina is a great tutor and if he ever needed her tutoring expertise again, he would not hesitate to contact her for help again. Celina is very easy to work with, dependable, and her kindness is precious. Highly recommend!Trent, 8 lessons with CelinaTutor responded:
Thanks for your review, and you are a great family, it was an honor to work with you and help your son through this difficult time in his life, but he is heading to a bright future! Wonderful boy!
Celina- The Best Tutor Ever!!!
Celina is an awesome tutor, because of her I have been seeing a great deal of progress in my daughter's reading. She takes time to ensure my daughter understands what she is reading. Also, she makes her lessons interesting; therefore, my daughter remains excited throughout the lesson. I recommend Celina to anyone who needs a reading tutor.SHAKIMAH, 41 lessons with CelinaTutor responded:
Thanks, Shakimah, I love your family and working with your child was a pleasure. I am sure she will do just fine in school and grow up to be a wonderful professional some day. With that name, Justice, maybe she will be a judge! Who knows... But she may also become a writer or a scientist. She is that bright!
Great Spanish, Portuguese, and ESL Tutor
My daughter was struggling with High School Spanish III and Celina did a great job improving her grades through one-on-one personal tutoring. She takes the time needed to make sure the student has a good understanding of his or her homework assignments and language requirements. She was hired through WyzAnt on short notice and was very reliable. I highly recommend Celina for anyone needing assistance with Spanish or Portuguese.Joseph, 6 lessons with CelinaTutor responded:
How is she doing now? I hope she has graduated (or almost there) and have a great college experience. Thanks for the kind review!
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