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Lorna L.

Reston, VA


Passionate, Knowledgeable, Patient & Fun Native Spanish Tutor!

5.0 average from 194 ratings
What a great teacher!
— Michael, Herndon, VA on 4/22/13

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Business Management, Hotel & Tourism


Business Management, Hotel & Tourism (Other)

About Lorna

I am passionate about Spanish because Spanish is spoken by over 400 Million people in more than 20 countries, and it is the most popular foreign language in American Schools.

I am a native Spanish speaker, and a professional with a degree in Business Management. I have more than 10 years of experience providing private Spanish teaching/ tutoring working with students at all levels - business groups, adults, realtors, lawyers, foreing service, interior designers,retiree, teenagers and young students.

I have worked with students from Thomas Jefferson High, McLean High, Langley High, the Nysmith School, South Lakes High, Forestville Elementary, Buzz Aldrin Elementary, Oakton High, St. John's High, Great Falls High - among many others. I have also had great success working with couples who wish to experience the thrill of learning together.

I have a passion for teaching and helping others. I love to provide students with exceptional learning experiences. I love working with students and blending traditional teaching methods with technology to enhance the learning experience. It is such a joy to watch the excitement blossom within a student as the learning starts to take hold.

The gift of language is an investment that lasts a lifetime, and it should be fun, exciting and meaningful. Learning to communicate in a foreign language - thus opening the door to another world - is one of the most important achievements in life.

I have lived and worked in South and Central America and have traveled to more than 10 Spanish speaking countries. I have also traveled to many other countries around the world to learn about other cultures.

I would love to help guide you in your language journey. Learning how to read and have wonderful conversations in another language is a lot of fun and a very rewarding experience.

I try to make learning Spanish both interesting and enjoyable for my students, using software, books, flash cards and games. I am passionate about teaching Spanish and I look forward to working with you!


The rapidly growing number of students studying Spanish throughout the world have reported these reasons and benefits:

1. Better job opportunities

2. Improved memory

3. Aging more slowly (it has been scientifically-proven that learning a new language can delay the age-related decline in mental function, particularly as experienced in patients suffering from Alzheimer's!)

4. Conquering that special person's heart (why not learn to speak with your loved one in their own language?)

5. Sense of personal accomplishment

6. Career advancement

7. Making more money

8. Reaching new markets

9. Making new friends

10. Just for the thrill of it!

What some of my students are saying:

"Lorna is one in a million"
Hammad from Reston,Va

I was blessed to have Lorna as a tutor for about one year. I wanted to increase my conversational Spanish because of my job. After one year of being with Lorna, my conversational Spanish improved a great deal. In fact, when I finally took a college level Spanish class, I discovered that my Spanish speaking skills were far more advanced than my classmates. I enjoyed my time with Lorna because she made learning Spanish fun and entertaining. She is a natural teacher with exceptional knowledge of the Spanish language. What stood out to me the most was her unwavering patience. I am not a typical student. That is to say, I am a very demanding and passionate student. Lorna was the perfect match for me because she was passionate about teaching. I highly recommend her. She is one in a million.

Charles from Mc Lean, VA.

Lorna L. is a marvelous Spanish tutor. She is delightful, charming, intelligent and extremely flexible. Rather than use a rigid and rote language system, she sizes up the student and designs a program that is best tailored to his or her needs. I am very lucky to have stumbled across Lorna and I very much look forward to spending as much time as I can with her.

"Fantastic teacher"
Ryan from Arlington,Va

Lorna was fantastic! Even on the difficult days when the last thing you want to do is speak Spanish, she finds ways to keep the class interesting and productive. It was a true pleasure to have such a wonderful teacher in preparation for living in Latin America.
I am passionate about Spanish because Spanish is spoken by over 400 Million people in more than 20 countries, and it is the most popular foreign language in American Schools.

I am a native Spanish
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36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of Reston, VA 20194
Background Check: Passed

"What a great teacher!"

- Michael, Herndon, VA on 4/22/13
Lorna replied on 4/25/2013

Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback. I love to hear that your daughter enjoyed learning Spanish and that she thinks I am the best teacher, this is my goal and the best gift for me is to know that they love and have fun learning.

"Outstanding Spanish Tutor"

- Felicity, Reston, VA on 4/19/16

"Wonderful personality and highly patient"

- Vic, Herndon, VA on 11/23/13
Lorna replied on 11/25/2013

Thank you very much for your feedback. The best gift for me is to hear that my students are improving and getting better and better every day. At the same time, I love to know that my students are learning how to appreciate and enjoyed learning another language. He is a very sweet, smart, dedicated and intelligent boy

Again thank you! Have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving!

"Excellent tutor who focuses on what you need help with"

- Kenneth, Reston, VA on 11/12/13
Lorna replied on 11/12/2013

Thank you very much for your feedback, I really appreciate it. The best gift for me is to know that my students are improving and getting better and better every day. Have a save and wonderful week!

"Great tutor who achieves results."

- Maureen, Mc Lean, VA on 7/24/13

"My son enjoys learning with Lorna"

- Susan, Reston, VA on 4/26/13

"Energetic and Committed to Helping Student"

- Troy, Oakton, VA on 2/4/13
Lorna replied on 2/4/2013

Thank you very much Troy! I really appreciate your feedback. The best gift for me is to hear that my students are improving and feeling confident with Spanish. Learning a new language should be fun and excited as well as meaningful.

"Great Tutor"

- Kathy, Reston, VA on 1/23/13
Lorna replied on 1/23/2013

Thank You Kathy, my heart is fill with happiness and joy every time that I hear that my students are improving and gaining confidence. This is the best gift for me.

"The best tutoring experience ever"

- Kelley, Herndon, VA on 12/3/12
Lorna replied on 12/3/2012

Thank you very much for your feedback. I really appreciate it.

Have a safe and wonderful week.

"Great tutor."

- Corey, Great Falls, VA on 11/19/12
Lorna replied on 11/19/2012

Thank you Corey, the best gift for me is to know that you improved your grades. I love it. You are the best!


- Charles, Mc Lean, VA on 5/17/12

"Learning with Lorna"

- Rick, Alexandria, VA on 3/15/12

"Perfect match for my daughter"

- Randall, Herndon, VA on 1/6/12

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Business Management, Hotel & Tourism


Business Management, Hotel & Tourism (Other)

What a great teacher! — My daughter in 3rd grade and has been learning Spanish for a year. When we started to look for a Spanish teacher, Mrs. Lorna profile at WyzAnt and few other websites seem to be exactly what we were looking for. After several lessons, my daughter told me that she is the best teacher ever! Since March when we started to have weekly classes, my daughter's Spanish really emerged and she is putting a l ...

— Michael, Herndon, VA on 4/22/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lorna will travel within 0 miles of Reston, VA 20194.